NMFS Closes Pacific Ocean Perch in the Western Aleutian Islands

July 27, 1999 - 11:50 a.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch in the Western Aleutian District of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area, effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, July 28, 1999, according to Steven Pennoyer, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

The Western Aleutian District consists of Statistical area 543--south of 55 degrees N. latitude and between 177 degrees E.longitude and the western limit of the US EEZ.

This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 1999 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 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