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

October 04, 2001 - 9:00 a.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries service (NMFS) is reallocating 24,000 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 vessels using hook-and-line or 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:

BSAICURRENT SHARETHESE ACTIONSREVISED SHARE
Pacific cod
Jig gear3,478-3,000478
Hook and Line gear
Catcher Processor70,551+25,27095,821
Catcher Vessel265+400665
Pot gear16,139+1,33017,469
Trawl gear
Catcher/Processors40,867-10,00030,867
Catcher Vessels40,867-14,00026,867

This action is necessary to allow the 2001 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