NMFS Closes Greenland Turbot in the Bering Sea

September 10, 1999 - 2:00 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting directed fishing for Greenland turbot in the Bering Sea subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area, effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, September 15, 1999, according to Steven Pennoyer, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 1999 total allowable catch of Greenland turbot for this area 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 that a regulatory change has occurred. Do not rely upon it to guide you in complying with the regulatory change.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on February 11, 2019