NMFS Issues An Inseason Adjustment Opening The B Fishing Season For Pollock In Statistical Area 630 Of The GOA For 12 Hours

March 13, 2003 - 12:15 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) issues an inseason adjustment opening the B fishing season for pollock in Statistical Area 630 (between 147 degrees and 154 degrees W. longitudes) of the Gulf of Alaska for 12 hours effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), March 20, 2003, until 2400 hrs, A.l.t., March 20, 2003, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This 12-hour opening is necessary to allow the fishing industry opportunity to harvest of the B season allowance of the pollock total allowable catch in this area.

Upon the closure of this 12-hour fishery, maximum retainable amounts at 50 CFR 679.20(e) and (f) will apply at any time during a trip.

This information bulletin only provides notice of a regulatory change. For the purposes of complying with the regulatory change, you are advised to see the actual text of the regulation in the Code of Federal Regulations.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on February 11, 2019