NMFS Closes the Chiniak Gully Research Area to Trawl Fishing in the Gulf of Alaska

June 02, 2006 - 12:00 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is closing the Chiniak Gully Research Area to all commercial trawl fishing and testing of trawl gear from August 1 to a date no later than September 20 from 2006 through 2010, according to Robert D. Mecum, Acting Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

The Chiniak Gully Research Area is closed as a control for research by the Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC) on the effects of the pollock fishery on pollock abundance and distribution. To minimize impacts on the fishing industry, the area will be opened to trawl fishing when the Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS, determines that the experiment will not be conducted that year or that the experiment has been concluded prior to September 20.

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 of the regulation in the Code of Federal Regulations.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on February 11, 2019