NMFS Opens the Directed Fishery for Groundfish by Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Gulf of Alaska

November 13, 2008 - 4:00 P.M.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is reopening directed fishing for groundfish by vessels using trawl gear in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA), effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time, November 16, 2008, according to Robert D. Mecum, Acting Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary to fully use the 2008 Pacific halibut prohibited species catch limit specified for vessels using trawl gear in the GOA to resume and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.25(a)(1)(i), (a)(2)(i)(C), and (a)(2)(iii)(D).

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 in the Code of Federal Regulations.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on February 11, 2019