NMFS Closes Pollock in Statistical Area 630 in the GOA

September 15, 1999 - 11:00 a.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 630 (between 147 degrees and 154 degrees W. longitudes) of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA), effective 12 noon, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), September 16, 1999, until 12 noon, A.l.t., September 21, 1999, according to Steven Pennoyer, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action closes the C season fishery. It is necessary to prevent exceeding the third seasonal allowance of pollock total allowable catch in this area and allows the D season to begin at 12 noon, A.l.t., September 21, 1999. It is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.20(d)(1)(iii) and 679.23(d)(3)(iv).

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 new regulatory change.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on February 11, 2019