NMFS Notifies Vessels of Platoon Assignments for B Season Harvest Limit Area Fisheries in Areas 542 and 543

August 21, 2002 - 11:15 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is notifying registered vessels of their platoon assignments for the B season Atka mackerel fishery in harvest limit areas (HLA) in areas 542 and/or 543 of the Aleutian Islands subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

Vessels assigned to Platoon A which will participate in the first HLA directed fishery in area 542 and/or the second HLA directed fishery in area 543 in accordance with the vessel's registration under 679.20(a)(8)(iii)(A) are as follows:

Federal Fishery Permit number (FFP) 4093 Alaska Victory, FFP 3819 Alaska Spirit, FFP 3400 Alaska Ranger, FFP 2134 Ocean Peace, and FFP 1879 American No. 1.

Vessels assigned to Platoon B which will participate in the first HLA directed fishery in area 543 and/or the second HLA directed fishery in area 542 in accordance with the vessel's registration under 679.20(a)(8)(iii)(A) are as follows:

FFP 2443 Alaska Juris, FFP 3835 Seafisher, FFP 2733, FFP 2733 Seafreeze Alaska, FFP 3423 Alaska Warrior, and FFP 2800 U.S. Intrepid.

This action is necessary to conduct directed fishing in the HLA in areas 542 and 543 and to prevent exceeding B season allowances and limits of Atka mackerel and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.20(a)(8)(C).

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on February 11, 2019