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

October 04, 2006 - 9:00 a.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is reallocating 12,833 metric tons (mt) of Pacific cod from vessels using trawl gear and 1,300 mt of Pacific cod from vessels using jig gear to vessels using pot gear and catcher processor vessels using hook-and-line gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area according to Robert D. Mecum, Acting Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

The following table summarizes the reallocation in metric tons:

Pacific cod   
Hook and Line gear   
Catcher Processor71,218+ 13,49184,709
Pot gear   
Catcher Processor2,938+ 1153,053
Catcher Vessel13,354+ 52613,880
Jig gear1,514- 1,300214
Trawl gear   
Catcher Processor41,251- 5,40635,845
Catcher Vessel41,251- 7,42733,824

This action is necessary to allow the 2006 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