NMFS Closes Directed Fishing For Yellowfin Sole By Vessels Using Trawl Gear In The Bering Sea And Aleutian Islands

April 16, 2003 - 8:15 a.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is closing directed fishing for yellowfin sole by vessels using trawl gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) effective 12 noon, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), April 17, 2003, through 12 noon, A.l.t., May 21, 2003, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the second seasonal apportionment of the halibut bycatch allowance specified for the trawl yellowfin sole fishery category in the BSAI and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.21(e)(7)(v).

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

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