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

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Final rule; correction.

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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mary Furuness, 907-586-7228, or e-mail at mary.furuness@noaa.gov.

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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 Start Printed Page 12144allocations 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)

SpeciesApportionments and allocations by area/season/processor/gearRatio of 1995-1997 non-exempt AFA CV catch to 1995-1997 TAC2005 TAC2005 non-exempt AFA catcher vessel sideboard
PollockA Season (W/C areas only) January 20 - March 10
Shumagin (610)0.61125,0353,077
Chirikof (620)0.142711,6921,668
Kodiak (630)0.24384,1481,011
B Season (W/C areas only) March 10 - May 31
Shumagin (610)0.61125,0353,077
Chirikof (620)0.142713,8201,972
Kodiak (630)0.24382,021493
C Season (W/C areas only) August 25 - October 1
Shumagin (610)0.611210,1556,207
Chirikof (620)0.14274,446634
Kodiak (630)0.24386,2741,530
D Season (W/C areas only) October 1 - November 1
Shumagin (610)0.611210,1556,207
Chirikof (620)0.14274,446634
Kodiak (630)0.24386,2751,530
Annual
WYK (640)0.34991,688591
SEO (650)0.34996,5202,281
Pacific codA Season1 January 1 - June 10
W inshore0.14238,4711,205
W offshore0.102694197
C inshore0.072213,547978
C offshore0.07211,505109
B Season2 September 1 - December 31
W inshore0.14235,647804
W offshore0.102662864
C inshore0.07229,031652
C offshore0.07211,00372
Annual
E inshore0.00793,29426
E offshore0.00783663
Flatfish deep-waterW0.00003300
C0.06703,340224
E0.01713,15054
Rex soleW0.00101,6802
C0.04027,340295
E0.01533,63056
Flathead soleW0.00362,0007
C0.02615,000131
E0.00483,39016
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Flatfish shallow-waterW0.01564,50070
C0.059813,000777
E0.01263,24041
Arrowtooth flounderW0.00218,00017
C0.030925,000773
E0.00205,00010
SablefishW trawl gear0.00005080
C trawl gear0.07201,450104
E trawl gear0.048830715
Pacific ocean perchW0.06232,567160
C0.08668,535739
E0.04662,473115
Shortraker rockfishW0.00001550
C0.02373248
E0.01242743
Rougheye rockfishW0.00001880
C0.023755713
E0.01242823
Other rockfishW0.0034400
C0.206530062
E0.00003300
Northern rockfishW0.00038080
C0.03364,283144
Pelagic shelf rockfishW0.00013770
C0.00003,0670
E0.00671,1097
Thornyhead rockfishW0.030841013
C0.03081,01031
E0.030852016
Big skatesW0.00907277
C0.00902,46322
E0.00908097
Longnose skatesW0.0090661
C0.00901,97218
E0.00907807
Other skatesGW0.00901,32712
Demersal shelf rockfishSEO0.00204101
Atka mackerelGulfwide0.030960019
Other speciesGulfwide0.009013,871125
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)

SpeciesApportionments and allocations by area/season/processor/gearRatio of 1995-1997 non-exempt AFA CV catch to 1995-1997 TAC2006 TAC2006 non-exempt AFA catcher vessel sideboard
PollockA Season (W/C areas only) January 20 - March 10
Shumagin (610)0.61125,0473,085
Chirikof (620)0.142711,7191,672
Kodiak (630)0.24384,1591,014
B Season (W/C areas only) March 10 - May 31
Shumagin (610)0.61125,0473,085
Chirikof (620)0.142713,8521,977
Kodiak (630)0.24382,026494
C Season (W/C areas only) August 25 - October 1
Shumagin (610)0.611210,1796,221
Chirikof (620)0.14274,457636
Kodiak (630)0.24386,2891,533
D Season (W/C areas only) October 1 - November 1
Shumagin (610)0.611210,1796,221
Chirikof (620)0.14274,457636
Kodiak (630)0.24386,2881,533
Annual
WYK (640)0.34991,691592
SEO (650)0.34996,5202,281
Pacific codA Season1 January 1 - June 10
W inshore0.14237,4501,060
W offshore0.102682885
C inshore0.072211,914860
C offshore0.07211,32495
B Season2 September 1 - December 31
W inshore0.14234,967707
W offshore0.102655251
C inshore0.07227,944574
C offshore0.072188264
Annual
E inshore0.00792,89723
E offshore0.00783223
Flatfish deep-waterW0.00003300
C0.06703,340224
E0.01713,15054
Rex soleW0.00101,6802
C0.04027,340295
E0.01533,63056
Flathead soleW0.00362,0007
C0.02615,000131
E0.00483,21215
Flatfish shallow-waterW0.01564,50070
C0.059813,000777
E0.01263,24041
Arrowtooth flounderW0.00218,00017
C0.030925,000773
E0.00205,00010
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SablefishW trawl gear0.00004810
C trawl gear0.07201,37499
E trawl gear0.048829114
Pacific ocean perchW0.06232,525157
C0.08668,375725
E0.04662,392111
Shortraker rockfishW0.00001550
C0.02373248
E0.01242743
Rougheye rockfishW0.00001880
C0.023755713
E0.01242823
Other rockfishW0.0034400
C0.206530062
E0.00003300
Northern rockfishW0.00037550
C0.03363,995134
Demersal shelf rockfishSEO0.00204101
Atka mackerelGulfwide0.030960019
Other speciesGulfwide0.009013,525122
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.

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

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Dated: March 7, 2005.

Rebecca Lent

Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service.

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[FR Doc. 05-4838 Filed 3-10-05; 8:45 am]

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