NMFS Prohibits Directed Fishing for Non-CDQ Pollock With Trawl Gear in the Chinook Salmon Savings Areas of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

August 04, 2005 - 4:30 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting directed fishing for non-Community Development Quota (CDQ) pollock with trawl gear in the Chinook Salmon Savings Areas of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) effective 12 noon, Alaska local time (Alt.), September 1, 2005, through 12 midnight, A.l.t., December 31, 2005, according to Susan Salveson, Acting-Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.


This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2005 non-CDQ limit of chinook salmon caught by vessels using trawl gear while directed fishing for non-CDQ pollock in the BSAI and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.21(e)(7)(viii).

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.

The Chinook Salmon Savings Areas are areas defined as the following portions of the BSAI:

(1) The area defined by straight lines connecting the following coordinates in the order listed:

54 degrees 00' N. lat., 171 degrees 00' W. long.
54 degrees 00' N. lat., 170 degrees 00' W. long.
53 degrees 00' N. lat., 170 degrees 00' W. long.
53 degrees 00' N. lat., 171 degrees 00' W. long.
54 degrees 00' N. lat., 171 degrees 00' W. long.

(2) The area defined by straight lines connecting the following coordinates in the order listed:

56 degrees 00' N. lat., 165 degrees 00' W. long.
56 degrees 00' N. lat., 164 degrees 00' W. long.
55 degrees 00' N. lat., 164 degrees 00' W. long.
55 degrees 00' N. lat., 165 degrees 00' W. long.
54 degrees 30' N. lat., 165 degrees 00' W. long.
54 degrees 30' N. lat., 167 degrees 00' W. long.
55 degrees 30' N. lat., 167 degrees 00' W. long.
55 degrees 30' N. lat., 165 degrees 00' W. long.
56 degrees 00' N. lat., 165 degrees 00' W. long.

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