NMFS Opens Directed Fishing for Pacific cod by non-American Fisheries Act Crab Vessels Operating as Catcher/Processors using Pot Gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska

January 19, 2012 - 3:00 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is opening directed fishing for Pacific cod by non-American Fisheries Act (AFA) crab vessels operating as catcher/processors using pot gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) for seven days, effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), January 23, 2012, through 1200 hrs, A.l.t., January 30, 2012 according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary to fully use the 2012 Pacific cod sideboard limit established for non-AFA crab vessels operating as catcher/processors using pot gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA. 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 the requirements of this action, you are advised to see the actual text of the action in the Federal Register.
 

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on February 11, 2019