IB 03-6: NMFS Prohibits Directed Fishing For Rock Sole By Listed AFA Catcher Processors In The Bering Sea And Aleutian Islands

January 14, 2003 - 8:45 a.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting directed fishing for rock sole by catcher processors that are listed under the American Fisheries Act (AFA) in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI), effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, January 29, 2003, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the interim 2003 sideboard limit of rock sole specified for listed AFA catcher processors in the BSAI. This action is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.20(d)(1)(iv).

After the effective date of this closure the maximum retainable amounts at 50 CFR 679.20(e) and (f) apply at any time during a trip.

This information bulletin only provides notice of a regulatory change. For the purposes of complying with the regulatory change, you are advised to see the actual text in the Code of Federal Regulations.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on December 30, 2019