NMFS Prohibits Directed Fishing for Northern Rockfish by Catcher Processors Participating in the Rockfish Limited Access Fishery in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska

July 23, 2009 - 3:00 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting directed fishing for northern rockfish by catcher processors participating in the rockfish limited access fishery in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA), effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, July 24, 2009, according to Robert D. Mecum, Acting Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This information bulletin has been corrected on September 28, 2009. The original bulletin stated that pelagic shelf rockfish closed instead of the correct closure of northern rockfish. This correction makes this bulletin consistent with the federal register, and the status of fisheries tables.

This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2009 total allowable catch of northern rockfish allocated to catcher processors participating in the rockfish limited access fishery in the Central 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