The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is opening directed fishing for pollock in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA), effective 1200 hours, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), March 22, 2013, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.
This action is necessary to fully use the 2013 total allowable catch of pollock specified for the West Yakutat District of the GOA. Other closures remain in full force and effect.
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 of the regulation in the Code of Federal Regulations.