NMFS Closing Pollock in Area 620 of the GOA After 24 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) issues an inseason adjustment prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 620 (between 154 and 159 degrees W. longitudes) of the Gulf of Alaska effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time, September 2, 1999, and extending the C fishing season for pollock in Statistical Area 620 until further notice, according to Steven Pennoyer, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

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