NMFS Prohibits Directed Fishing for Deep-Water Species by Amendment 80 Vessels Subject to Sideboard Limits in the Gulf of Alaska

September 08, 2008 - 3:00 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting directed fishing for species that comprise the deep-water species fishery by Amendment 80 vessels subject to sideboard limits in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA), effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), September 9, 2008, through 1200 hrs, A.l.t., October 1, 2008, according to Robert D. Mecum, Acting Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

For the Amendment 80 sideboards, the species and species groups that comprise the deep-water species fishery include sablefish, rockfish, deep-water flatfish, rex sole, and arrowtooth flounder, and do not include northern rockfish, Pacific ocean perch, and pelagic shelf rockfish in the Central GOA.

This action is necessary because the fourth seasonal apportionment of the 2008 Pacific halibut prohibited species catch limit specified for the deep-water species fishery by Amendment 80 vessels subject to sideboard limits in the GOA has been reached and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.20(d)(1)(vi)(C)(1).

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