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2013 ACL Specification

At the 155th meeting, the Council re-specified Annual Catch Limits for the bottomfish, crustacean, precious coral management unit species in the Western Pacific region for fishing year 2013. The ACLs (expressed in pounds) are summarized in the table shown below:

 

2013 Annual   Catch Limits in Pounds for   WPR Insular Fisheries in EEZ   Waters

Fishery Federally Managed   Species

Am Samoa

CNMI

Guam

Hawai`i

Bottomfish Bottomfish (all managed
species)

101,000

228,000

66,800

Bottomfish   (Deep 7 species)

325,000

Bottomfish (non-Deep7
species)

140,000

Crustacean Deepwater Shrimp

80,000

275,570

48,488

250,773

Spiny Lobster

2,300

5,500

2,700

10,000

Slipper Lobster

30

60

20

280

Kona Crabs

3,200

6,300

1,900

27,600

Other Crustacean

2,248

5,523

20,686

Precious Coral Black   Coral

1,742

2,100

700

`Au`au   Channel  2,500

Exploratory   Area

2,205

1,000

1,000

2,205

Pink/Bamboo   Coral

Makapu`u Bed   2,205/551

180   Fathom  Bank     489/123

Brooks Bank   979/245

Ka`ena   Point  Bed 148/37

Ke`ahole   Bed 148/37

Coral Reef Ecosystem Acanthuridae – surgeonfish

19,516

6,884

70,702

80,545

Lutjanidae – snapper

18,839

3,905

17,726

65,102

Mullidae – goatfish

3,670

25,367

125,813

Mollusk

16,694

4,446

21,941

28,765

Carangidae – jacks

9,490

21,512

45,377

193,423

Lethrinidae – emperor

7,350

27,466

38,720

Scaridae – parrotfish

8,145

3,784

28,649

33,326

Serranidae – grouper

5,600

5,519

17,958

Holocentridae – squirrelfish

2,585

8,300

44,122

Mugilidae – mullet

2,857

3,308

15,032

41,112

Siganidae – rabbitfish

2,537

26,120

Kyphosidae – chubs/rudderfish

13,247

Labridae – wrasse

5,195

Reef Sharks

1,309

5,600

6,942

111,566

Bumphead parrotfish

235

797

Humphead wrasse

1,743

2,009

1,960

Selar crumenopthalmus (akule)

8,396

7,459

56,514

651,292

Decapterus macarellus (opelu)

393,563

Algae

5,329

Other coral   reef managed
species

18,910

9,820

83,214

142,282

 

For the published Federal Register Notice of the 2013 ACL Specification [click here]