IB 04-1: NMFS Announces Atka Mackerel Fishery Dates For Harvest Limit Area Fisheries In Areas 542 And 543

January 12, 2004 - 3:45 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is announcing Atka mackerel fishery dates for the harvest limit area (HLA) fisheries in areas 542 and 543 according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

The first directed fisheries in the HLA in area 542 and area 543 are open effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), January 24, 2004. The first HLA fisheries in area 542 and 543 will remain open until 1200 hrs, A.l.t., February 2, 2004.

The second directed fisheries in the HLA in area 542 and area 543 open effective 1200 hrs, A.l.t., February 4, 2004. The second HLA fisheries in area 542 and 543 will remain open until 1200 hrs, A.l.t., February 13, 2004.

This action is necessary to conduct directed fishing in the HLA in areas 542 and 543 and to prevent exceeding interim allowances and limits of Atka mackerel and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.20(d)(1)(iii) and 679.20(a)(8)(iii)(C) and (E).

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