NMFS Prohibits Directed Fishing for Groundfish by Vessels Using Hook-and-Line Gear in the GOA

April 30, 2001 - 11:00 a.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting directed fishing for groundfish by vessels using hook-and-line gear in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) except for sablefish and demersal shelf rockfish in the Southeast Outside District, effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), May 17, 2001, until 1200 hrs, A.l.t., August 31, 2001, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary because the second seasonal bycatch mortality allowance of Pacific halibut apportioned to hook- and-line gear targeting groundfish other than sablefish and demersal shelf rockfish in the Southeast Outside District has been reached and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.21(d)(7)(ii).

Maximum retainable bycatch amounts may be found in the regulations at 50 CFR 679.20(e) and (f).

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