NMFS Reallocates Pacific Cod in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska

December 13, 2018 - 12:00 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

Sustainable Fisheries
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The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is reallocating the projected unused amounts of Pacific cod total allowable catch (TAC) from catcher vessels using trawl gear to catcher vessels using hook-and-line gear, vessels using jig gear, and vessels using pot gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA), according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

The following table summarizes the reallocation in metric tons:

PACIFIC CODCURRENT SHARETHIS ACTIONREVISED SHARE

CATCHER VESSELS USING

HOOK-AND-LINE GEAR

     78+    7    85
JIG VESSELS     85+   40   125
POT VESSELS2,117+ 6782,795

CATCHER VESSELS USING

TRAWL GEAR

2,140- 7251,415

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This action is necessary to allow the 2018 TAC of Pacific cod in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA to be harvested. and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.20(a)(12)(ii)(B). This action does not imply any change in the status of the fisheries.

This information bulletin only provides notice of a fishery management action. For the purposes of complying with the requirements of this action, you are advised to see the actual text of the action in the Federal Register.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on February 11, 2019