NMFS Reallocates Pacific Cod From Catcher Vessels Using Pot Gear to Vessels Using Trawl Gear and Catcher Processor Vessels Using Hook-and-Line Gear in the BSAI

November 26, 2004 - 09:00 a.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is reallocating 3,960 metric tons (mt) of Pacific cod from catcher vessels using pot gear to vessels using trawl gear and catcher processor vessels using hook-and-line gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

The following table summarizes the reallocation in metric tons:

 Current ShareThese ActionsRevised Share
Pacific Cod
Hook and Line Gear
Catcher Processor94,995+ 2,80097,795
Pot Gear
Catcher Vessel15,695-3,96011,735
Trawl Gear
Catcher Processor41,144+ 28741,431
Catcher Vessel39,844+ 87340,717

This action is necessary to allow the 2004 total allowable catch of Pacific cod to be harvested and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.20(a)(7)(ii). This action does not imply any change in the status of the fisheries.

This information bulletin only provides notice of a regulatory change. For the purposes of complying with the regulatory change, you are advised to see the actual text of the regulation in the Code of Federal Regulations.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on February 11, 2019