NMFS Announces Atka Mackerel Fishery Dates for Harvest Limit Area Fishery in Area 542 for the Vessel Participating in the Amendment 80 Cooperative

February 11, 2008 - 3:45 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is announcing Atka mackerel fishery dates for the harvest limit area (HLA) fishery in the Central Aleutian District (area 542) for the vessel participating in the Amendment 80 cooperative according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

The directed fishery in the HLA in area 542 for the vessel participating in the Amendment 80 cooperative opens effective 1200 hrs, A.l.t., February 13, 2008. The HLA fishery in area 542 will remain open until 1200 hrs, A.l.t., February 27, 2008.

This action is necessary to conduct directed fishing for Atka mackerel in the HLA in area 542 and to fully use the 2008 A season HLA limit established for the vessel participating in the Amendment 80 cooperative and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.25(a)(1)(i), (a)(2)(i)(C), and (a)(2)(iii)(D).

After the effective date of this closure, the maximum retainable amounts at 50 CFR 679.20(e) and (f) apply at any time during a trip.

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 February 11, 2019