NMFS Closes 610 Pollock in the GOA

March 16, 2000 - 3:15 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 610 (between 159 degrees and 170 degrees W. longitudes) in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA), effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, March 18, 2000, according to Steven Pennoyer, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the B season allowance of the pollock total allowable catch in this area. This action is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.20(d)(1)(iii).

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

This information bulletin provides notice of regulatory change. Do not rely upon it to guide you in complying with the regulatory change.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on February 11, 2019