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IB 21-49: Apportionment of the Groundfish Reserve in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area

November 22, 2021 - 10:00 a.m.

Notice of a Fishery Management Action

The 2021 initial total allowable catch and Community Development Quota of several species and species groups in the BSAI management area have been supplemented by amounts of the reserve according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.  This action is being taken in accordance with 50 CFR 679.20(b)(3).

The following table summarizes the apportionment in metric tons:

Quota Current This Action Revised
BS Pacific Ocean Perch 9,165 +1,617 10,782
BS Trawl Sablefish 1,443 +128 1,571
BSAI Shortraker Rockfish 425 +116 541
BSAI Skates 15,300 +4,700 20,000
BSAI Sharks 170 +347 517
CAI/WAI Blackspotted/Rougheye Rockfish 144 +25 169
Total BSAI 1,986,100 +6,933 1,993,033
Available Reserves 13,900 -6,933 6,967


Fishermen are reminded that all actions and closures remain in full force and effect.  This apportionment 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 fishery management action. For the purposes of complying with any requirements of this action, you are advised to see the actual text of the action in the Federal Register.


Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on December 06, 2021