IB 20-50: NMFS Prohibits Retention of Greenland Turbot in the Aleutian Islands Subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

July 27, 2020 - 4:00 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting retention of Greenland turbot in the Aleutian Islands subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI), effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, July 28, 2020, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.                       

This action is necessary because the 2020 total allowable catch of Greenland turbot in the Aleutian Islands subarea of the BSAI has been reached and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.20(d)(2).

NMFS is requiring that Greenland turbot in the Aleutian Islands subarea of the BSAI be treated as prohibited species in accordance with § 679.21(a).

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 27, 2020