Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Reapportionment of the 2020 Gulf of Alaska Pacific Halibut Prohibited Species Catch Limits for the Trawl Deep-Water and Shallow-Water Fishery Categories

Overview

Fishing Type
Commercial
Action Status
Temporary Rule
Effective
Effective 1200 hours, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), July 23, 2020 through 2400 hours, A.l.t., December 31, 2020.
Point of Contact
Obren Davis, (908) 586-7228 or obren.davis@noaa.gov

Summary

NMFS is reapportioning the seasonal apportionments of the 2020 Pacific halibut prohibited species catch (PSC) limits for the trawl deep-water and shallow-water species fishery categories in the Gulf of Alaska. This action is necessary to account for the actual halibut PSC use by the trawl deep-water and shallow-water species fishery categories from May 15, 2020 through June 30, 2020. This action is consistent with the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 07/28/2020