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IB 21-58: NMFS Reapportions the Chinook Salmon Prohibited Species Catch Limits in the Gulf of Alaska

December 22, 2021 - 3:00 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is reapportioning the projected unused amount, 200 Chinook salmon prohibited species catch limit, from vessels participating in directed fishing for pollock in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) to the Rockfish Program catcher vessel sector in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA, according to Robert D. Mecum, Acting Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

 

This action is consistent with the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.21(h)(5).

 

The following table summarizes the reapportionment in number of Chinook salmon:

 

CHINOOK SALMON

CURRENT SHARE

THIS ACTION

REVISED SHARE

Vessels directed fishing for Pollock in the Central GOA

16,966

-   200

16,766

Rockfish Program catcher vessel sector

1,200

+  200

1,400

 

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 22, 2021