IB 20-48: NMFS Prohibits Retention of Non-CDQ Sablefish by Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Aleutian Islands subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

July 13, 2020 - 12:00 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting retention of non-CDQ sablefish by vessels using trawl gear in the Aleutian Islands subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI), effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, July 14, 2020, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.                       

This action is necessary because the 2020 total allowable catch of non-CDQ trawl sablefish in the Aleutian Islands subarea of the BSAI will be reached and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.20(d)(2).

This information bulletin only provides notice of a fishery management action.  For the purposes of complying with any requirements of this action, you are advised to see the actual text of the action in the Federal Register.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on July 13, 2020