NMFS Reallocates Pacific Cod from Multiple Sectors to Catcher Vessels Less Than 60 Feet Length Overall Using Hook-And-Line or Pot Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

September 05, 2017 - 11:00 a.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

Sustainable Fisheries
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The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is reallocating 1,612 metric tons of Pacific cod from vessels using jig gear and catcher vessels greater than or equal to 60 feet length overall (LOA) using hook-and-line gear to the annual amount specified for catcher vessels less than 60 feet LOA using hook-and-line or pot 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:

Pacific CodCurrent ShareThis ActionRevised Share
Jig Gear
Annual Amount1,293-1,186107
Catcher Vessels >=60 Feet LOA Using Hook-and-line Gear
Annual Amount426-4260
Catcher Vessels <60 Feet LOA Using Hook-and-line or Pot Gear
Annual Amount5,959+1,6127,571

This action is necessary to allow the 2017 total allowable catch of Pacific cod to be harvested and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.20(a)(7)(iv)(C). 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