NMFS Closes Fishing for Groundfish with Non-Pelagic Trawl Gear in the Red King Crab Savings Subarea of the BSAI

February 04, 2002 - 11:45 a.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is closing fishing with non-pelagic trawl gear in the red king crab savings subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) effective 12 noon, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), February 6, 2002, until 12 midnight, A.l.t., December 31, 2002, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the amount of the red king crab limit specified for the red king crab savings subarea and is pursuant to 50 CFR 679.21(e)(7)(ii)(B).

The red king crab savings subarea is that part of the Bering Sea subarea defined by straight lines connecting the following coordinates, in the order listed:

Latitude Longitude
56 degrees 00' N.; 162 degrees 00' W.
56 degrees 00' N.; 164 degrees 00' W.
56 degrees 10' N.; 164 degrees 00' W.
56 degrees 10' N.; 162 degrees 00' W.
56 degrees 00' N.; 162 degrees 00' W.

Maximum retainable bycatch 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