NMFS Reallocates Pacific Cod in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska

December 20, 2018 - 4:00 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

Sustainable Fisheries
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The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is reallocating the projected unused amounts of Pacific cod total allowable catch (TAC) from vessels using jig gear, catcher/processors using hook-and-line gear, and catcher vessels using trawl gear to catcher vessels less than 50 feet length overall (LOA) using hook-and-line gear, catcher vessels greater than or equal to 50 feet LOA using hook-and-line gear, vessels using pot gear, and catcher/processors using trawl gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA), according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

The following table summarizes the reallocation in metric tons:

Pacific CodCurrent ShareThis ActionRevised Share
Catcher/Processors using Hook-and-Line Gear

308

   - 40268
Catcher Vessels < 50 feet LOA using Hook-and-Line Gear880+ 110990
Catcher Vessels >= 50 feet LOA using Hook-and-Line Gear404   + 12416
Jig Vessels61   - 601
Pot Vessels1,676+ 1111,787
Catcher/Processors using Trawl Gear253+ 447700
Catcher Vessel using Trawl Gear2,275- 5801,695

This action is necessary to allow the 2018 TAC of Pacific cod in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA 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