The Council transmitted its final recommendations relative to a possible reallocation of whiting quota shares and catch history assignments on October 30, 2012. The Council did not recommend any adjustment to the whiting allocations but recommended that the quota share transfer and divestiture periods for the shoreside individual fishing quota sector begin on January 1, 2014 with the deadline to divest extended to December 31, 2015, and that the mothership catcher vessel severability begin on September 1, 2014, with a delay of the deadline to divest extended to August 31, 2016. The Council transmittal is available on the Council’s Trailing Actions webpage.
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