The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is opening directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch in the Bering Sea subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area effective 1200 hours, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), July 15, 2023, through 2400 hours, A.l.t., December 31, 2023, according to Jonathan M. Kurland, Regional Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.
This action is necessary to fully use the 2023 total allowable catch of Pacific ocean perch specified for the Bering Sea subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. Other closures remain in full force and effect.
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