NMFS Reallocates Pacific Cod from Vessels Using Trawl and Jig Gear to Vessels Using Hook-And-Line Pot Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

October 14, 2004 - 3:30 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is reallocating 12,700 metric tons (mt) of Pacific cod from vessels using trawl gear to vessels using pot gear and catcher processor vessels using hook-and-line gear. NMFS is also reallocating 2,000 mt of Pacific cod from vessels using jig gear to catcher processor vessels using hook-and-line 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 ShareRevised Share
Hook-and-Line Gear
Catcher Processor
80,930+14,06594,995
Pot Gear
Catcher Processor
Catcher Vessel

3,338
15,174

+114
+521

3,4521
5,695
Jig Gear2,442-2,000442
Trawl Gear
Catcher Processor
Catcher Vessel

46,844
46,844

-5,700
-7,000

41,144
39,844

This action is necessary to allow the 2004 total allowable catch 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