Chatham Blackcod Quota for 2011 Annouced

The Chatham blackcod overall quota limits decreased by 16% from 2011. The annual harvest objective is 1,046,873 round pounds. There are currently 83 permits issued for this fishery 4 less than last year; therefore the individual equal quota share will be 10,602 round pounds. Fishery opens on August 15th at 8:00 am and closes at 12:00 noon on November 15th. The news release that is attached contains much more information. Of note is based on logbook data, the guided charter fishery had a decrement of 3% removed from the total allowable catch before determining the commercial catch and the other removals equaled 2.5%. Previously before documentation of what was taken as required at the last SE Board of Fish meeting a total of 3% was taken off the top for all removals.

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