NMFS Opening Several Species for Non-Exempt AFA Catcher Vessels in the Central GOA

March 27, 2000 - 11:00 a.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is opening the directed fishery for flathead sole, shallow water flatfish, arrowtooth flounder, and deep water flatfish by catcher vessels that are non-exempt under the American Fisheries Act (AFA) in Central Regulatory area of the Gulf of Alaska. This opening is effective at 12 noon, Alaska local time, March 28, 2000, according to Steven Pennoyer, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary to allow non-exempt AFA catcher vessels to participate in these directed fisheries consistent with regulations implementing the AFA. Other closures remain in full force and effect.

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

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on February 11, 2019