NMFS Reallocates Pacific Cod From Vessels Using Trawl, Hook-and-Line, Pot and Jig Gear to Catcher Processors using Hook-and-Line Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

November 23, 2005 - 9:30 a.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is reallocating 3,500 metric tons (mt) of Pacific cod from catcher vessels using trawl, hook-and-line and pot gear, vessels using jig gear and catcher vessels less than 60 feet length overall (LOA) using pot and hook-and-line gear to catcher processor vessels using hook-and-line gear according to Robert D. Mecum, Acting Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

The following table summarizes the reallocation in metric tons:

PACIFIC CODCURRENT SHARETHIS ACTIONREVISED SHARE
Hook and Line gear
Catcher Processors
Catcher Vessels

96,019
290

+3,500
- 60

99,519
230
Pot Gear
Catcher Vessels

15,238

-2,410

12,828
Jig Gear200- 34166
Trawl Gear
Catcher Vessels

36,090

- 243

35,847
Hook and Line and Pot
Catcher Vessels less than
60 feet length overall


3,354

- 753

2,601

This action is necessary to allow the 2005 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