NMFS Opens Directed Fishing by Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the GOA

October 30, 2002 - 1:30 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is opening directed fishing by vessels using trawl gear in the Gulf of Alaska effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), November 6, 2002, through 1200 hrs, A.l.t., November 10, 2002, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary to fully use the 2002 halibut bycatch allowance for trawl gear in the GOA. Other closures remain in full force and effect. After the effective date of this closure, maximum retainable bycatch amounts at 50 CFR 679.20(e) and (f) apply at any time during a trip.

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