NMFS Closes Directed Fishing for Rock Sole by Non-Exempt AFA Catcher Vessels in the BSAI

April 04, 2000 - 4:15 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is closing directed fishing for rock sole by catcher vessels that are non-exempt under the American Fisheries Act (AFA) in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI), effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, April 6, 2000, according to Steven Pennoyer, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the interim 2000 BSAI AFA catcher vessel sideboard amount of rock sole and 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 a 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