The National Marine Fisheries service (NMFS) is reallocating the projected unused amount of the 2011 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 James W. Balsiger, 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||34,153||-2,000||32,153|
|Amendment 80 cooperatives||138,875||+2,000||140,875|
This action is necessary to allow the 2011 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.
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