NMFS Reallocates Pollock from the Incidental Catch Amount to the Directed Fisheries for Pollock

October 13, 2000 - 2:45 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is reallocating the projected unused amount (9,000 metric tons (mt)) 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 fishery   
Inshore Component   
    Catcher vessels486,922+4,500491,422
Offshore component   
    8.5% for catcher
         catcher vessels97,384+90098,284
Incidental catch account51,255-9,00042,255

This information bulletin provides notice of a regulatory change. Do not rely upon it to guide you in complying with the regulatory change.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on February 11, 2019