NMFS Reallocates Rock Sole from the BSAI Incidental Catch Allowance to the Amendment 80 Cooperative in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

August 13, 2010 - 3:00 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries service (NMFS) is reallocating the projected unused amount of the 2010 rock sole total allowable catch specified for the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands incidental catch allowance to the Amendment 80 cooperative in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI), according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS. 

The following table summarizes the reallocation in metric tons: 

CURRENT SHARE        THIS ACTION      REVISED SHARE

BSAI ICA
10,000                            -6,000                          4,000 

Amendment 80 Cooperative 
52,863                             6,000                         58,863 

This action is necessary to allow the 2010 total allowable catch of rock sole to be fully harvested and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.91(f). 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.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on February 11, 2019