The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is adjusting the 2016 B seasonal apportionments of the total allowable catch (TAC) for pollock in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA), effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, March 23, 2016, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.
NMFS is increasing the B seasonal apportionment of pollock in Statistical Areas 610, 620, and 630 of the GOA to reflect the underharvest of pollock in those areas during the A season. The revised B seasonal apportionment of the pollock TAC in Statistical Area 610 is 4,591 metric tons (mt). The revised B seasonal apportionment of the pollock TAC in Statistical Area 620 is 60,896 mt. The revised B seasonal apportionment of pollock TAC in Statistical Area 630 is 6,099 mt. These actions are necessary to provide opportunity for harvest of the 2016 TAC of pollock in Statistical Areas 610, 620, and 630 of the GOA and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR part 679.20(a)(5)(iv)(B).
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