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IB 23-09: NMFS Opens Directed Fishing for Pacific Cod by Catcher Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska

January 24, 2023 - 09:00 a.m.

Notice of a fishery management action

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is opening directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels using trawl gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA), effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, January 28, 2023, according to Jonathan M. Kurland, Regional Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary to fully use the A season allowance of the 2023 total allowable catch of Pacific cod specified for catcher vessels using trawl gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.25(a)(1)(i), (a)(2)(i)(C), and (a)(2)(iii)(D).

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 January 24, 2023