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IB 24-23: NMFS Prohibits Recreational Fishing for Chinook Salmon in the Cook Inlet EEZ Area.

May 30, 2024 - 8:00 a.m.

Notice of fishery management action

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting recreational fishing for Chinook salmon in the Cook Inlet EEZ Area, effective 0001 hours, Alaska local time (A.l.t), May 30, 2024, through 2400 hours, A.l.t., August 15, 2024, according to Jonathan M. Kurland, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary considering the following factors: the low proposed Chinook salmon acceptable biological catch in the Cook Inlet EEZ Area (270), anticipated harvest rates, expected mortality, and the potential number of participants. This action is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.118(c)(1)(ii).

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 May 30, 2024