Control Date for Catcher/Processors Using Pot Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Pacific Cod Fishery

Overview

Description
Control Date for Catcher/Processors using Pot Gear in the in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Pacific Cod Fishery
Fishing Type
Commercial
Affected Species
Action Status
Proposed Rule
Published
12/10/2019
Point of Contact
Kurt Iverson
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Summary

At the request of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council), this notice announces a control date of December 10, 2019, that may be used as a reference date for a future management action to limit future access to the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) Pacific cod pot catcher/processor sector. This notice is intended to promote awareness of possible rulemaking and provide notice to the public that any participation in the BSAI Pacific cod pot catcher/processor sector after the control date may not ensure continued access to this fishery under a future management action. This notice is also intended to discourage speculative entry into this fishery while the Council considers whether and how access to the fishery may be further limited under a future management action.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 06/16/2020

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