NMFS Closes Specified Fisheries in the GOA for 2000

February 17, 2000 - 8:00 a.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is closing specified fisheries in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA), effective February 15, 2000, according to Steven Pennoyer, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

NMFS is closing directed fishing for:

Thornyhead rockfishentire GOA
Atka mackerelentire GOA
Sablefishentite GOA
Shortraker/rougheye rockfishentire GOA
"Other Rockfish"Western and Central Regulatory Areas
Deep-water flatfishWestern Regulatory Area
Pollock, inshore componentStatistical Areas 610, 620, 630, and Selikof Strait conservation area
Pollock, offshore componententire GOA
Pacific cod 
    offshore componentEastern Regulatory Area
    offshore componentWestern Regulatory Area

These actions are necessary to prevent exceeding specified groundfish total allowable catch amounts established under the Final 2000 Harvest Specifications of Groundfish for the GOA.

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