NMFS Opens Directed Fishing for Shallow-Water Species by Amendment 80 Vessels Subject to Sideboard Limits in the Gulf of Alaska

January 28, 2008 - 4:45 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is opening directed fishing for species that comprise the shallow-water species fishery by Amendment 80 vessels subject to sideboard limits in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA), effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), January 29, 2008, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

The species and species groups that comprise the shallow-water species fishery are pollock, Pacific cod, shallow-water flatfish, flathead sole, Atka mackerel, skates and "other species."

This action is necessary to fully use the first seasonal apportionment of the 2008 Pacific halibut prohibited species catch limit specified for the shallow-water species fishery by Amendment 80 vessels subject to sideboard limits in the GOA 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 of the regulation in the Code of Federal Regulations.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on February 11, 2019