National Marine Fisheries Service

10/15/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/15/2019 16:54

IB 19-74: NMFS Reallocates Atka Mackerel from the Bering Sea Subarea and Eastern Aleutian Island District Incidental Catch Allowance to the Amendment 80 Cooperative in the[...]

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is reallocating the projected unused amount of the 2019 Atka mackerel incidental catch allowance (ICA) for the Bering Sea subarea and Eastern Aleutian Islands District (BS/EAI) to the Amendment 80 cooperative allocation in the BS/EAI of 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:

BS/EAI Atka mackerel Current Share This Action Revised Share
BS/EAI ICA 800 -400 400
Amendment 80 Cooperative 18,452 +400 18.852

This action is necessary to allow the 2019 total allowable catch of Atka mackerel in the BS/EAI 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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