The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is reallocating the projected unused amounts of Community Development Quota (CDQ) pollock from the Aleutian Islands subarea to the Bering Sea subarea. These actions are necessary to allow the 2006 total allowable catch of CDQ pollock in the Aleutian Islands subarea to be harvested.
The following table summarizes the reallocation in metric tons:
|Current Share||These Actions||Revised Share|
|Aleutian Islands subarea|
|Bering Sea subarea|
Fishermen are reminded that all actions and closures remain in full force and effect. This reallocation does not rescind or modify closures to directed fishing or actions prohibiting retention of a groundfish species.
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.