The National Marine Fisheries service (NMFS) is reallocating the projected unused amount of the 2008 yellowfin sole total allowable catch (TAC) assigned to the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands trawl limited access sector to the Amendment 80 cooperative in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI), according to Robert D. Mecum, Acting Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.
The following table summarizes the reallocation in metric tons:
|YELLOWFIN SOLE||CURRENT SHARE||THIS ACTION||REVISED SHARE|
|BSAI Trawl Limited Access||44,512||-6,000||38,512|
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.This action is necessary to allow the 2008 total allowable catch of yellowfin 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.