The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is reallocating the projected unused amount (2,500 metric tons) of Bering Sea subarea pollock from the incidental catch allowance to the directed fisheries according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.
The revised tables can be found on the NMFS website.
Fishermen are reminded that all actions and closures remain in full force and effect. This reallocation does not rescind or modify closures to directed fishing or actions prohibiting retention of a groundfish species.
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 in the Code of Federal Regulations.