NMFS Reallocates Pollock From The Incidental Catch Account To Directed Fisheries For Pollock In the Bering Sea Subarea

October 01, 2003 - 11:00 a.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is reallocating the projected unused amount (4,000 metric tons) of Bering Sea subarea pollock from the incidental catch account to the directed fisheries according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

The following table summarizes the reallocation in metric tons:

Bering Sea Pollock FisheryCurrent AllowanceThis ActionRevised Amount
Inshore Component

Catcher Vessels


651,047


+2,000


653,047
Offshore Component

Catcher/processors

8.5% for catcher vessels


476,566

44,271


+1,464

+ 136


478,030

44,407
Mothership

catcher vessels


130,209


+ 400


130,609
Incidental Catch Account40,490-4,00036,490

The offshore component, catcher/processor apportionment includes a one half percent limit for catcher processors not listed under the American Fisheries Act. That limit is increased by 8 mt from 2,604 mt to 2,612 mt by this action.

This action is taken pursuant to 50 CFR 679.20(a)(5)(i)(A)(1) and the American Fisheries Act (Public Law 105-277, Division C, Title II). 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