NMFS Prohibits Directed Fishing for Atka Mackerel in the Central Aleutian District of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands by Vessels Participating in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Trawl Limited Access Fishery

January 29, 2015 - 4:00 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

Sustainable Fisheries
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The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting directed fishing for Atka mackerel in the Central Aleutian district of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) by vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access fishery, effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time, January 30, 2015, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS. 

This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2015 Atka mackerel total allowable catch in the Central Aleutian district of the BSAI allocated to vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access fishery and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.20(d)(1)(iii). 

After the effective date of this closure, the maximum retainable amounts at 50 CFR 679.20(e) and (f) apply at any time during a trip. 

This information bulletin only provides notice of a fishery management action. For the purposes of complying with any 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