NMFS Closing Pollock in Area 610 of the GOA After 6 Hours and Extends the C Season

August 27, 1999 - 3:30 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) prohibits directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 610 (between 159 and 170 degrees W. longitudes) of the Gulf of Alaska at 6:00 p.m., Alaska local time, on September 1, 1999, and extends the C fishing season for pollock in Statistical Area 610 until further notice, according to Steven Pennoyer, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS. This closure is 6 hours after the scheduled 1200 noon opening on September 1.

This adjustment is necessary to manage the C seasonal allowance of the pollock total allowable catch given the existence of excessive harvesting capacity.

After the effective date of this closure, 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