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 COD||CURRENT SHARE||THIS ACTION||REVISED SHARE|
|Hook and Line gear|
|Jig Gear||200||- 34||166|
|Hook and Line and Pot|
Catcher Vessels less than
60 feet length overall
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.