NMFS Prohibits Directed Fishing for Northern Rockfish and Pelagic Shelf Rockfish for Trawl Catcher Vessels Participating in the Rockfish Entry Level Fishery in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska

April 20, 2007 - 11:30 a.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting directed fishing for northern rockfish and pelagic shelf rockfish for trawl catcher vessels participating in the rockfish entry level fishery in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA), effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, April 24, 2007, according to Robert D. Mecum, Acting Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2007 total allowable catch of northern rockfish and pelagic shelf rockfish allocated to trawl catcher vessels participating in the rockfish entry level fishery in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA 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