Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Gulf of Alaska; Final 2005 and 2006 Harvest Specifications for Groundfish; Correction, 12143-12147 [05-4838]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 47 / Friday, March 11, 2005 / Rules and Regulations being taken to prevent overharvest of the adjusted Angling category quota of 299.6 metric tons (mt). DATES: Effective 11:30 p.m., local time, March 11, 2005, through May 31, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: HMS Management Division at 978–281– 9260. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations implemented under the authority of the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act (16 U.S.C. 971 et seq.) and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.) governing the harvest of BFT by persons and vessels subject to U.S. jurisdiction are found at 50 CFR part 635. Section 635.27 subdivides the U.S. BFT quota recommended by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas among the various domestic fishing categories and are specified annually under 50 CFR 635.23(b) and 635.27(a). Angling Category Closure NMFS is required, under 50 CFR 635.28 (a)(1), to file with the Office of the Federal Register for publication, notification of closure when a BFT quota is reached, or is projected to be reached. On and after the effective date and time of such closure notification, for the remainder of the fishing year, or for a specified period as indicated in the notification, fishing for, retaining, possessing, or landing BFT under that quota category is prohibited until the opening of the subsequent quota period, or until such date as specified in the notification. The 2004 final initial BFT quota specifications issued pursuant to 635.27, set an Angling category quota of 76.5 mt to be harvested from the regulatory area during the 2004 fishing year (70 FR 10896, March 7, 2005). On December 10, 2004, NMFS transferred a total of 223.1 mt from the General category to the Angling category establishing an adjusted Angling category BFT quota of 299.6 mt for the 2004 fishing year (69 FR 71732). Based on the available Angling category quota and preliminary information regarding recreational BFT landings for the 2004 fishing year, NMFS projects that the available Angling category quota will be reached by March 11, 2005. Therefore, fishing for, retaining, possessing, or landing BFT by persons aboard vessels permitted in the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Angling, and HMS Charter/Headboat categories, must cease at 11:30 p.m. local time March 11, 2005, in all areas. The intent of this closure is to prevent overharvest of the VerDate jul<14>2003 17:11 Mar 10, 2005 Jkt 205001 available quota established for the Angling category. Atlantic HMS Angling and HMS Charter/Headboat category permit holders may tag and release BFT of all sizes while the Angling quota category is closed, subject to the requirements of the tag-and-release program at § 635.26. Classification The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA (AA), finds that it is impracticable and contrary to the public interest to provide prior notice of, and an opportunity for public comment on, this action. Based on the available Angling category quota for the 2004 fishing year and the most recent information regarding recreational BFT landings, this closure is necessary to prevent overharvest of the adjusted Angling category quota. This fishery is currently underway and delaying this action would be contrary to the public interest as it will result in additional recreational BFT landings, potentially contributing to an overharvest of the adjusted Angling category quota. Therefore, the AA finds good cause under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) to waive prior notice and the opportunity for public comment. For all of the above reasons, there is good cause under 5 U.S.C. 553(d) to waive the delay in effectiveness of this action. NMFS provides notification of closures by publishing the closure notice in the Federal Register, faxing notification to individuals on the HMS FAX Network and know fishery representatives, announcing the notice on the Atlantic Tunas Information Lines, posting the closure notice on www.nmfspermits.com, and announcing the notice over the NOAA Weather radio channel. This action is being taken under 50 CFR 635.23(a)(4) and is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 971 et seq. and 1801 et seq. Dated: March 7, 2005. Alan D. Risenhoover Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–4832 Filed 3–8–05; 12:58 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 12143 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 679 [Docket No. 041126332–5039–02; I.D. 112204C] Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Gulf of Alaska; Final 2005 and 2006 Harvest Specifications for Groundfish; Correction National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Final rule; correction. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This document corrects a February 24, 2005, final rule that implements 2005 and 2006 harvest specifications, reserves, and apportionments thereof, Pacific halibut prohibited species catch (PSC) limits, and associated management measures for the groundfish fishery of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). Specifically, this document corrects errors in Tables 12 and 13 to the final specifications. DATES: Effective at 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), February 24, 2005, through 2400 hrs, A.l.t., December 31, 2006. Copies of the Final Environmental Assessment and Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis prepared for this action are available from Alaska Region, NMFS, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802, Attn: Lori Durall, or from the Alaska Region website at www.fakr.noaa.gov. Copies of the final 2004 Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation report for the groundfish resources of the GOA, dated November 2004, are available from the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, West 4th Avenue, Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99510–2252, (907–271–2809) or from its website at www.fakr.noaa.gov/npfmc. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Furuness, 907–586–7228, or email at mary.furuness@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS published 2005 and 2006 harvest specifications, reserves, and apportionments thereof, Pacific halibut PSC limits, and associated management measures for the groundfish fishery of the GOA on February 24, 2005 (70 FR 8958). That rule lists sideboard limitations for non-exempt American Fisheries Act catcher vessels in the GOA. This document corrects the final rule by reflecting accurately all of the ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\11MRR1.SGM 11MRR1 12144 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 47 / Friday, March 11, 2005 / Rules and Regulations allocations and seasons for 2005 and 2006. Correction As published, final rule FR Doc. 05– 3581, February 24, 2005 (70 FR 8958) contains errors and needs to be corrected. This action corrects Table 12 (70 FR 8972) and Table 13 (70 FR 8973) to change the dates for the pollock seasons. For the A Season, the dates are January 20 - March 10, and for the C Season, the dates are August 25 October 1. The corrected Table 13 changes the species names for the second allocation for shortraker rockfish to rougheye rockfish and for the big and longnose skates allocation to longnose skates. Both tables are corrected and reprinted below for the convenience of all interested readers. TABLE 12—FINAL 2005 GOA NON-EXEMPT AMERICAN FISHERIES ACT CATCHER VESSEL (CV) GROUNDFISH HARVEST SIDEBOARD LIMITATIONS (Values are in metric tons) Species Pollock Apportionments and allocations by area/ season/processor/gear Ratio of 1995–1997 nonexempt AFA CV catch to 1995–1997 TAC 2005 non-exempt AFA catcher vessel sideboard 2005 TAC A Season (W/C areas only) January 20 - March 10 Shumagin (610) Chirikof (620) Kodiak (630) 0.6112 0.1427 0.2438 5,035 11,692 4,148 3,077 1,668 1,011 B Season (W/C areas only) March 10 - May 31 Shumagin (610) Chirikof (620) Kodiak (630) 0.6112 0.1427 0.2438 5,035 13,820 2,021 3,077 1,972 493 C Season (W/C areas only) August 25 - October 1 Shumagin (610) Chirikof (620) Kodiak (630) 0.6112 0.1427 0.2438 10,155 4,446 6,274 6,207 634 1,530 D Season (W/C areas only) October 1 - November 1 Shumagin (610) Chirikof (620) Kodiak (630) 0.6112 0.1427 0.2438 10,155 4,446 6,275 6,207 634 1,530 Annual WYK (640) SEO (650) 0.3499 0.3499 1,688 6,520 591 2,281 A Season1 January 1 - June 10 W inshore W offshore C inshore C offshore 0.1423 0.1026 0.0722 0.0721 8,471 941 13,547 1,505 1,205 97 978 109 B Season2 September 1 - December 31 W inshore W offshore C inshore C offshore 0.1423 0.1026 0.0722 0.0721 5,647 628 9,031 1,003 804 64 652 72 Annual E inshore E offshore 0.0079 0.0078 3,294 366 26 3 W 0.0000 330 0 C E 0.0670 0.0171 3,340 3,150 224 54 Rex sole W C E 0.0010 0.0402 0.0153 1,680 7,340 3,630 2 295 56 Flathead sole W C E 0.0036 0.0261 0.0048 2,000 5,000 3,390 7 131 16 Pacific cod Flatfish deepwater VerDate jul<14>2003 17:11 Mar 10, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\11MRR1.SGM 11MRR1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 47 / Friday, March 11, 2005 / Rules and Regulations 12145 TABLE 12—FINAL 2005 GOA NON-EXEMPT AMERICAN FISHERIES ACT CATCHER VESSEL (CV) GROUNDFISH HARVEST SIDEBOARD LIMITATIONS—Continued (Values are in metric tons) Species Flatfish shallowwater Apportionments and allocations by area/ season/processor/gear Ratio of 1995–1997 nonexempt AFA CV catch to 1995–1997 TAC 2005 non-exempt AFA catcher vessel sideboard 2005 TAC W 0.0156 4,500 70 C E 0.0598 0.0126 13,000 3,240 777 41 W 0.0021 8,000 17 C E 0.0309 0.0020 25,000 5,000 773 10 Sablefish W trawl gear C trawl gear E trawl gear 0.0000 0.0720 0.0488 508 1,450 307 0 104 15 Pacific ocean perch W 0.0623 2,567 160 C E 0.0866 0.0466 8,535 2,473 739 115 Shortraker rockfish W C E 0.0000 0.0237 0.0124 155 324 274 0 8 3 Rougheye rockfish W C E 0.0000 0.0237 0.0124 188 557 282 0 13 3 Other rockfish W C E 0.0034 0.2065 0.0000 40 300 330 0 62 0 Northern rockfish W C 0.0003 0.0336 808 4,283 0 144 Pelagic shelf rockfish W 0.0001 377 0 C E 0.0000 0.0067 3,067 1,109 0 7 W 0.0308 410 13 C E 0.0308 0.0308 1,010 520 31 16 Big skates W C E 0.0090 0.0090 0.0090 727 2,463 809 7 22 7 Longnose skates W C E 0.0090 0.0090 0.0090 66 1,972 780 1 18 7 Other skates GW 0.0090 1,327 12 Demersal shelf rockfish SEO 0.0020 410 1 Atka mackerel Gulfwide 0.0309 600 19 Other species Gulfwide 0.0090 13,871 125 Arrowtooth flounder Thornyhead rockfish 1The 2The Pacific cod A season for trawl gear does not open until January 20. Pacific cod B season for trawl gear closes November 1. VerDate jul<14>2003 17:11 Mar 10, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\11MRR1.SGM 11MRR1 12146 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 47 / Friday, March 11, 2005 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 13—FINAL 2006 GOA NON-EXEMPT AMERICAN FISHERIES ACT CATCHER VESSEL (CV) GROUNDFISH HARVEST SIDEBOARD LIMITATIONS (Values are in metric tons) Species Pollock Apportionments and allocations by area/ season/processor/gear Ratio of 1995–1997 nonexempt AFA CV catch to 1995–1997 TAC 2006 non-exempt AFA catcher vessel sideboard 2006 TAC A Season (W/C areas only) January 20 - March 10 Shumagin (610) Chirikof (620) Kodiak (630) 0.6112 0.1427 0.2438 5,047 11,719 4,159 3,085 1,672 1,014 B Season (W/C areas only) March 10 - May 31 Shumagin (610) Chirikof (620) Kodiak (630) 0.6112 0.1427 0.2438 5,047 13,852 2,026 3,085 1,977 494 C Season (W/C areas only) August 25 - October 1 Shumagin (610) Chirikof (620) Kodiak (630) 0.6112 0.1427 0.2438 10,179 4,457 6,289 6,221 636 1,533 D Season (W/C areas only) October 1 - November 1 Shumagin (610) Chirikof (620) Kodiak (630) 0.6112 0.1427 0.2438 10,179 4,457 6,288 6,221 636 1,533 Annual WYK (640) SEO (650) 0.3499 0.3499 1,691 6,520 592 2,281 A Season1 January 1 - June 10 W inshore W offshore C inshore C offshore 0.1423 0.1026 0.0722 0.0721 7,450 828 11,914 1,324 1,060 85 860 95 B Season2 September 1 - December 31 W inshore W offshore C inshore C offshore 0.1423 0.1026 0.0722 0.0721 4,967 552 7,944 882 707 51 574 64 Annual E inshore E offshore 0.0079 0.0078 2,897 322 23 3 W 0.0000 330 0 C E 0.0670 0.0171 3,340 3,150 224 54 Rex sole W C E 0.0010 0.0402 0.0153 1,680 7,340 3,630 2 295 56 Flathead sole W C E 0.0036 0.0261 0.0048 2,000 5,000 3,212 7 131 15 Flatfish shallowwater W 0.0156 4,500 70 C E 0.0598 0.0126 13,000 3,240 777 41 W 0.0021 8,000 17 C E 0.0309 0.0020 25,000 5,000 773 10 Pacific cod Flatfish deepwater Arrowtooth flounder VerDate jul<14>2003 17:11 Mar 10, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\11MRR1.SGM 11MRR1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 47 / Friday, March 11, 2005 / Rules and Regulations 12147 TABLE 13—FINAL 2006 GOA NON-EXEMPT AMERICAN FISHERIES ACT CATCHER VESSEL (CV) GROUNDFISH HARVEST SIDEBOARD LIMITATIONS—Continued (Values are in metric tons) Species Apportionments and allocations by area/ season/processor/gear Ratio of 1995–1997 nonexempt AFA CV catch to 1995–1997 TAC 2006 non-exempt AFA catcher vessel sideboard 2006 TAC Sablefish W trawl gear C trawl gear E trawl gear 0.0000 0.0720 0.0488 481 1,374 291 0 99 14 Pacific ocean perch W 0.0623 2,525 157 C E 0.0866 0.0466 8,375 2,392 725 111 Shortraker rockfish W C E 0.0000 0.0237 0.0124 155 324 274 0 8 3 Rougheye rockfish W C E 0.0000 0.0237 0.0124 188 557 282 0 13 3 Other rockfish W C E 0.0034 0.2065 0.0000 40 300 330 0 62 0 Northern rockfish W C 0.0003 0.0336 755 3,995 0 134 Demersal shelf rockfish SEO 0.0020 410 1 Atka mackerel Gulfwide 0.0309 600 19 Other species Gulfwide 0.0090 13,525 122 1The 2The Pacific cod A season for trawl gear does not open until January 20. Pacific cod B season for trawl gear closes November 1. All other information previously published remains the same. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 7, 2005. Rebecca Lent Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 05–4838 Filed 3–10–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S VerDate jul<14>2003 17:11 Mar 10, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\11MRR1.SGM 11MRR1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 47 (Friday, March 11, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

50 CFR Part 679

[Docket No. 041126332-5039-02; I.D. 112204C]


Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Gulf of 
Alaska; Final 2005 and 2006 Harvest Specifications for Groundfish; 
Correction

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Final rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: This document corrects a February 24, 2005, final rule that 
implements 2005 and 2006 harvest specifications, reserves, and 
apportionments thereof, Pacific halibut prohibited species catch (PSC) 
limits, and associated management measures for the groundfish fishery 
of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). Specifically, this document corrects 
errors in Tables 12 and 13 to the final specifications.

DATES: Effective at 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), February 24, 
2005, through 2400 hrs, A.l.t., December 31, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Final Environmental Assessment and Final 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis prepared for this action are available 
from Alaska Region, NMFS, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802, Attn: Lori 
Durall, or from the Alaska Region website at www.fakr.noaa.gov.
    Copies of the final 2004 Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation 
report for the groundfish resources of the GOA, dated November 2004, 
are available from the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, West 
4th Avenue, Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99510-2252, (907-271-2809) or from 
its website at www.fakr.noaa.gov/npfmc.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Furuness, 907-586-7228, or e-mail 
at mary.furuness@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS published 2005 and 2006 harvest 
specifications, reserves, and apportionments thereof, Pacific halibut 
PSC limits, and associated management measures for the groundfish 
fishery of the GOA on February 24, 2005 (70 FR 8958). That rule lists 
sideboard limitations for non-exempt American Fisheries Act catcher 
vessels in the GOA. This document corrects the final rule by reflecting 
accurately all of the

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allocations and seasons for 2005 and 2006.

Correction

    As published, final rule FR Doc. 05-3581, February 24, 2005 (70 FR 
8958) contains errors and needs to be corrected. This action corrects 
Table 12 (70 FR 8972) and Table 13 (70 FR 8973) to change the dates for 
the pollock seasons. For the A Season, the dates are January 20 - March 
10, and for the C Season, the dates are August 25 - October 1. The 
corrected Table 13 changes the species names for the second allocation 
for shortraker rockfish to rougheye rockfish and for the big and 
longnose skates allocation to longnose skates. Both tables are 
corrected and reprinted below for the convenience of all interested 
readers.

   Table 12--Final 2005 GOA Non-Exempt American Fisheries Act Catcher
          Vessel (CV) Groundfish Harvest Sideboard Limitations
                       (Values are in metric tons)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Ratio of 1995-              2005 non-
             Apportionments and    1997 non-                 exempt AFA
  Species      allocations by    exempt AFA CV   2005 TAC     catcher
                area/season/     catch to 1995-                vessel
               processor/gear       1997 TAC                 sideboard
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Pollock      A Season (W/C       .............  .........  .............
              areas only)
             January 20 - March
              10
             Shumagin (610)      0.6112         5,035      3,077
             Chirikof (620)      0.1427         11,692     1,668
             Kodiak (630)        0.2438         4,148      1,011
            ------------------------------------------------------------
             B Season (W/C       .............  .........  .............
              areas only)
             March 10 - May 31
             Shumagin (610)      0.6112         5,035      3,077
             Chirikof (620)      0.1427         13,820     1,972
             Kodiak (630)        0.2438         2,021      493
            ------------------------------------------------------------
             C Season (W/C       .............  .........  .............
              areas only)
             August 25 -
              October 1
             Shumagin (610)      0.6112         10,155     6,207
             Chirikof (620)      0.1427         4,446      634
             Kodiak (630)        0.2438         6,274      1,530
            ------------------------------------------------------------
             D Season (W/C       .............  .........  .............
              areas only)
             October 1 -
              November 1
             Shumagin (610)      0.6112         10,155     6,207
             Chirikof (620)      0.1427         4,446      634
             Kodiak (630)        0.2438         6,275      1,530
            ------------------------------------------------------------
             Annual              .............  .........  .............
             WYK (640)           0.3499         1,688      591
             SEO (650)           0.3499         6,520      2,281
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Pacific cod  A Season\1\         .............  .........  .............
             January 1 - June
              10
             W inshore           0.1423         8,471      1,205
             W offshore          0.1026         941        97
             C inshore           0.0722         13,547     978
             C offshore          0.0721         1,505      109
            ------------------------------------------------------------
             B Season\2\         .............  .........  .............
             September 1 -
              December 31
             W inshore           0.1423         5,647      804
             W offshore          0.1026         628        64
             C inshore           0.0722         9,031      652
             C offshore          0.0721         1,003      72
            ------------------------------------------------------------
             Annual              .............  .........  .............
             E inshore           0.0079         3,294      26
             E offshore          0.0078         366        3
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Flatfish     W                   0.0000         330        0
 deep-water
             C                   0.0670         3,340      224
             E                   0.0171         3,150      54
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Rex sole     W                   0.0010         1,680      2
             C                   0.0402         7,340      295
             E                   0.0153         3,630      56
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Flathead     W                   0.0036         2,000      7
 sole
             C                   0.0261         5,000      131
             E                   0.0048         3,390      16
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Flatfish     W                   0.0156         4,500      70
 shallow-
 water
             C                   0.0598         13,000     777
             E                   0.0126         3,240      41
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Arrowtooth   W                   0.0021         8,000      17
 flounder
             C                   0.0309         25,000     773
             E                   0.0020         5,000      10
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sablefish    W trawl gear        0.0000         508        0
             C trawl gear        0.0720         1,450      104
             E trawl gear        0.0488         307        15
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Pacific      W                   0.0623         2,567      160
 ocean
 perch
             C                   0.0866         8,535      739
             E                   0.0466         2,473      115
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Shortraker   W                   0.0000         155        0
 rockfish
             C                   0.0237         324        8
             E                   0.0124         274        3
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Rougheye     W                   0.0000         188        0
 rockfish
             C                   0.0237         557        13
             E                   0.0124         282        3
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Other        W                   0.0034         40         0
 rockfish
             C                   0.2065         300        62
             E                   0.0000         330        0
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Northern     W                   0.0003         808        0
 rockfish
             C                   0.0336         4,283      144
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Pelagic      W                   0.0001         377        0
 shelf
 rockfish
             C                   0.0000         3,067      0
             E                   0.0067         1,109      7
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Thornyhead   W                   0.0308         410        13
 rockfish
             C                   0.0308         1,010      31
             E                   0.0308         520        16
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Big skates   W                   0.0090         727        7
             C                   0.0090         2,463      22
             E                   0.0090         809        7
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Longnose     W                   0.0090         66         1
 skates
             C                   0.0090         1,972      18
             E                   0.0090         780        7
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Other        GW                  0.0090         1,327      12
 skates
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Demersal     SEO                 0.0020         410        1
 shelf
 rockfish
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Atka         Gulfwide            0.0309         600        19
 mackerel
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Other        Gulfwide            0.0090         13,871     125
 species
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\The Pacific cod A season for trawl gear does not open until January
  20.
\2\The Pacific cod B season for trawl gear closes November 1.


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   Table 13--Final 2006 GOA Non-Exempt American Fisheries Act Catcher
          Vessel (CV) Groundfish Harvest Sideboard Limitations
                       (Values are in metric tons)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Ratio of 1995-              2006 non-
             Apportionments and    1997 non-                 exempt AFA
  Species      allocations by    exempt AFA CV   2006 TAC     catcher
                area/season/     catch to 1995-                vessel
               processor/gear       1997 TAC                 sideboard
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Pollock      A Season (W/C       .............  .........  .............
              areas only)
             January 20 - March
              10
             Shumagin (610)      0.6112         5,047      3,085
             Chirikof (620)      0.1427         11,719     1,672
             Kodiak (630)        0.2438         4,159      1,014
            ------------------------------------------------------------
             B Season (W/C       .............  .........  .............
              areas only)
             March 10 - May 31
             Shumagin (610)      0.6112         5,047      3,085
             Chirikof (620)      0.1427         13,852     1,977
             Kodiak (630)        0.2438         2,026      494
            ------------------------------------------------------------
             C Season (W/C       .............  .........  .............
              areas only)
             August 25 -
              October 1
             Shumagin (610)      0.6112         10,179     6,221
             Chirikof (620)      0.1427         4,457      636
             Kodiak (630)        0.2438         6,289      1,533
            ------------------------------------------------------------
             D Season (W/C       .............  .........  .............
              areas only)
             October 1 -
              November 1
             Shumagin (610)      0.6112         10,179     6,221
             Chirikof (620)      0.1427         4,457      636
             Kodiak (630)        0.2438         6,288      1,533
            ------------------------------------------------------------
             Annual              .............  .........  .............
             WYK (640)           0.3499         1,691      592
             SEO (650)           0.3499         6,520      2,281
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Pacific cod  A Season\1\         .............  .........  .............
             January 1 - June
              10
             W inshore           0.1423         7,450      1,060
             W offshore          0.1026         828        85
             C inshore           0.0722         11,914     860
             C offshore          0.0721         1,324      95
            ------------------------------------------------------------
             B Season\2\         .............  .........  .............
             September 1 -
              December 31
             W inshore           0.1423         4,967      707
             W offshore          0.1026         552        51
             C inshore           0.0722         7,944      574
             C offshore          0.0721         882        64
            ------------------------------------------------------------
             Annual              .............  .........  .............
             E inshore           0.0079         2,897      23
             E offshore          0.0078         322        3
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Flatfish     W                   0.0000         330        0
 deep-water
             C                   0.0670         3,340      224
             E                   0.0171         3,150      54
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Rex sole     W                   0.0010         1,680      2
             C                   0.0402         7,340      295
             E                   0.0153         3,630      56
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Flathead     W                   0.0036         2,000      7
 sole
             C                   0.0261         5,000      131
             E                   0.0048         3,212      15
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Flatfish     W                   0.0156         4,500      70
 shallow-
 water
             C                   0.0598         13,000     777
             E                   0.0126         3,240      41
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Arrowtooth   W                   0.0021         8,000      17
 flounder
             C                   0.0309         25,000     773
             E                   0.0020         5,000      10
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Sablefish    W trawl gear        0.0000         481        0
             C trawl gear        0.0720         1,374      99
             E trawl gear        0.0488         291        14
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Pacific      W                   0.0623         2,525      157
 ocean
 perch
             C                   0.0866         8,375      725
             E                   0.0466         2,392      111
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Shortraker   W                   0.0000         155        0
 rockfish
             C                   0.0237         324        8
             E                   0.0124         274        3
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Rougheye     W                   0.0000         188        0
 rockfish
             C                   0.0237         557        13
             E                   0.0124         282        3
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Other        W                   0.0034         40         0
 rockfish
             C                   0.2065         300        62
             E                   0.0000         330        0
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Northern     W                   0.0003         755        0
 rockfish
             C                   0.0336         3,995      134
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Demersal     SEO                 0.0020         410        1
 shelf
 rockfish
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Atka         Gulfwide            0.0309         600        19
 mackerel
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Other        Gulfwide            0.0090         13,525     122
 species
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\1\The Pacific cod A season for trawl gear does not open until January
  20.
\2\The Pacific cod B season for trawl gear closes November 1.

    All other information previously published remains the same.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: March 7, 2005.
Rebecca Lent
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 05-4838 Filed 3-10-05; 8:45 am]
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