NMFS Implements Emergency Rule Establishing 2002 Steller Sea Lion Protection Measures and Harvest Specifications

December 31, 2001 - 2:00 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The Office of the Federal Register filed today an emergency rule implementing changes to the 2002 Alaska groundfish fisheries that are determined necessary by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to protect endangered Steller sea lions. The emergency rule also establishes 2002 harvest specifications for the federally managed groundfish fisheries off Alaska and is effective January 1, 2002, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

The text of the emergency rule as filed by the Office of the Federal Register is scheduled to be published January 8, 2002. For additional information on the emergency rule see 2001 Information bulletin #100, also available from the NMFS, Alaska Region website.

This information bulletin provides notice of a regulatory change. Do not rely upon it to guide you in complying with the regulatory change. For further information, please call the Sustainable Fisheries Division, Alaska Region, 907-586-7228.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on February 11, 2019