NMFS Closes Directed Fishing for Yellowfin Sole by Vessels Using Trawl Gear in Bycatch Limitation Zone 1 of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

March 14, 2005 - 4:00 p.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 Bycatch Limitation Zone 1 (Zone 1) of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) effective 12 noon, Alaska local time,
March 16, 2005, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2005 bycatch allowance of red king crab specified for the trawl yellowfin sole fishery in Zone 1 and is issued pursuant to 50
CFR 679.21(e)(7)(ii).

Zone 1 means that part of the Bering Sea Subarea that is south of 58 degrees N. latitude and east of 165 degrees W. longitude.

Maximum retainable 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