NMFS Reallocates Pacific Cod from Catcher Vessels Using Trawl Gear to Vessels Using Jig Gear and Pot Gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska

November 06, 2012 - 3:00 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

Sustainable Fisheries

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is reallocating the projected unused amount (1,800 metric tons) of Pacific cod from catcher vessels using trawl gear to vessels using pot gear and vessels using jig gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska management area according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS. This action does not reduce the Pacific cod apportionment (1,627 mt) made to the trawl catcher vessel sector in the Central GOA Rockfish Program. The following table summarizes the reallocation in metric tons:

Catcher Vessels Using Trawl Gear15,954-1,80014,154
Pot Vessels11,755+1,50013,255
Jig Vessels427+300727

This action is necessary to allow the 2012 total allowable catch of Pacific cod to be harvested and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.20(a)(12)(ii)(B). This action does not imply any change in the status of the fisheries. This information bulletin only provides notice of a fishery management action. For the purposes of complying with the requirements of this action, you are advised to see the actual text of the action in the Federal Register.


Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on February 11, 2019