NMFS Closes the Atka Mackerel Fishery with Gears Other Than Jig Gear in the Eastern Aleutian District and the Bering Sea Subarea

August 29, 2001 - 2:15 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting directed fishing for groundfish by vessels using hook-and-line gear in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) except for sablefish and demersal shelf rockfish in the Southeast Outside District, effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), September 4, 2001, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary because the Pacific halibut prohibited species catch limit specified for hook-and-line gear targeting groundfish other than sablefish in the GOA and demersal shelf rockfish in the Southeast Outside District has been reached and is issued pursuant to . 679.21(d)(7)(ii).

Maximum retainable bycatch amounts may be found in the regulations at 50 CFR 679.20(e) and (f).

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