NMFS Establishes Permit Requirements for the BSAI Pollock Fishery Under the AFA

December 28, 1999 - 2:15 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

On December 28, 1999, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) submitted to the Federal Register an emergency interim rule that sets out permit requirements for vessels, processors, and cooperatives wishing to participate in the BSAI pollock fishery under the AFA, according to Steven Pennoyer, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This emergency interim rule is necessary to provide participants in the BSAI pollock fishery with the opportunity to apply for permits to participate in the BSAI pollock fishery prior to the scheduled start of the fishery on January 20, and to implement sideboard restrictions to protect other Alaska fisheries from negative impacts as a result of fishery cooperatives formed under the AFA.

This emergency interim rule is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register soon. A draft of the emergency interim rule as submitted to the Federal Register is available on the NMFS Alaska Region home page.

This information bulletin provides notice of a regulatory change. Do not rely on it to guide you in complying with the new regulatory change.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on February 11, 2019