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

January 26, 2016 - 4:30 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting directed fishing for Atka mackerel in the Eastern Aleutian district and the Bering Sea subarea 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 27, 2016, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS. 

This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2016 Atka mackerel total allowable catch in the Eastern Aleutian district and the Bering Sea subarea 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