NMFS Closes The Pacific Ocean Perch Fishery In The East Aleutian District

July 02, 2003 - 12:00 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch in the Eastern Aleutian District of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area, effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, July 6, 2003, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

The Eastern Aleutian District consists of Statistical area 541-south of 55 degrees N. latitude and between 170 degrees W. longitude and 177 degrees W. longitude.

This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2003 total allowable catch of Pacific ocean perch 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 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