NMFS Closes the Pacific Cod Fishery for Catcher Processor Vessels Using Hook-and-Line Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

December 07, 2000 - 1:30 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher processor vessels using hook-and-line gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI), effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, December 9, 2000, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the share of the 2000 total allowable catch of Pacific cod allocated to catcher processor vessels using hook-and-line gear in 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