NMFS Reallocates Pacific Cod to Vessels Using Hook-and-Line or Pot Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area

October 27, 2000 - 2:30 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries service (NMFS) is reallocating 9,000 metric tons (mt) of Pacific cod from catcher/processor vessels using trawl gear and 3,000 mt of Pacific cod from vessels using jig gear to catcher/processor vessels using hook-and-line or vessels using pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

The following table summarizes the reallocation in metric tons:

Pacific cod   
    Jig gear3,571-3,000571
    Hook and Line Gear
    Pot gear16,570+60017,170
    Trawl gear   
       Catcher Processors41,953-9,00032,953
       Catcher Vessels41,953none41,953
This action does not imply any change in the status of the fisheries.

This information bulletin provides notice of a regulatory change. Do not rely upon it to guide you in complying with the regulatory change.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on February 11, 2019