NMFS Closes the Northern Rockfish Fishery in the Western GOA

July 21, 2000 - 1:45 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting directed fishing for northern rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area (Statistical Area 610, between 159 degrees and 170 degrees W. longitudes) in the Gulf of Alaska, effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, July 24, 2000, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2000 total allowable catch of northern rockfish 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 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