NMFS Prohibits Directed Fishing for Atka Mackerel in the Western Aleutian District of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

October 03, 2007 - 11:00 a.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting directed fishing for Atka mackerel in the Western Aleutian District of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI), effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), October 4, 2007, though 2400 hrs, A.l.t., December 31, 2007, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2007 total allowable catch of Atka mackerel in the Western Aleutian District of the BSAI 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 regulatory change. For the purposes of complying with the regulatory change, you are advised to see the actual text in the Code of Federal Regulations.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on February 11, 2019