NMFS Closes Directed Fishing for Non-CDQ Atka Mackerel by Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Aleutian Islands Subarea to Prevent Overfishing of Sharpchin and Northern Rockfish

September 27, 2001 - 4:30 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is closing directed fishing for non-Community Development Quota (CDQ) Atka mackerel by vessels using trawl gear in the Aleutian Islands subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area at 12 noon, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), September 30, 2001, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary to prevent overfishing of sharpchin/northern rockfish and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.20(d)(3).

Maximum retainable bycatch amounts for Atka mackerel 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 of the regulation in the Code of Federal Regulations.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on February 11, 2019