NMFS Reallocates Pacific Cod from Vessels Using Trawl-and-Jig Gear to Vessels Using Hook-and-Line Gear or Pot Gear in the BSAI

September 27, 2002 - 1:15 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries service (NMFS) is reallocating 4,000 metric tons (mt) of Pacific cod from vessels using trawl gear and 3,400 mt of Pacific cod from vessels using jig gear to vessels 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:

Bering Sea Pacific Cod

 Current ShareThese ActionRevised Share
Jig Gear3,700-3,400300
Hook and Line Gear
Catcher Processors
75,080+6,84081,920
Hook and Line Gear
Catcher Vessels
282+ 200482
Pot Gear17,175+ 36017,535
Trawl Gear
Catcher Processors
43,475-3,00040,475
Trawl Gear
Catcher Vessels
43,475-1,00042,475

This action is necessary to allow the 2002 TAC 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