The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is opening directed fishing for species that comprise the shallow-water species fishery by vessels using trawl gear in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) for 12 hours, effective 0700 hours, Alaska local time (A.l.t), September 25, 2006, through 1900 hours, A.l.t., September 25, 2006, according to Robert D. Mecum, Acting 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 allow the shallow-water species fishery in the GOA to resume and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.25(a)(1)(i) and 679.25(a)(2)(i)(A).
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