The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is opening directed fishing for northern rockfish in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI) at 12 noon, Alaska local time, March 23, 2018, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.
This action is necessary to fully use the 2018 total allowable catch of northern rockfish in the BSAI and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.25(a)(1)(i), (a)(2)(i)(C), and (a)(2)(iii)(D). Other closures remain in full force and effect.
This information bulletin only provides notice of a fishery management action. For the purposes of complying with any requirements of this action, you are advised to see the actual text of the action in the Federal Register.