REVISED NMFS Reallocates Pollock from the Incidental Catch Account to the Directed Fisheries for Pollock in the Bering Sea Subarea

August 28, 2002 - 1:40 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is reallocating the projected unused amount (9,000 metric tons) of Bering Sea subarea pollock from the incidental catch account to the directed fisheries according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

The following table summarizes the reallocation in metric tons:

Bering Sea pollock fishery

 Current AllowanceThis ActionRevised Amount
Inshore component
catcher vessels
641,520+4,500646,020
Offshore component
Catcher/processors
469,593+3,294472,887
8.5% for catcher vessels43,623+ 30643,929
Motherships
catcher vessels
128,304+ 900129,204
Incidental catch account53,460-9,00044,460

This action is taken pursuant to 50 CFR 679.20(a)(5)(i)(C) and the American Fisheries Act (Public Law 105-277, Division C, Title II). 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