NMFS Prohibits Directed Fishing for "Other Flatfish" in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

June 01, 2004 - 10:00 a.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting directed fishing for "other flatfish" in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI), effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, June 4, 2004, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2004 "other flatfish" total allowable catch specified for this area and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.20(d)(1)(iii).

''Other flatfish'' includes all flatfish species, except for halibut (a prohibited species), flathead sole, Greenland turbot, rock sole, yellowfin sole, arrowtooth flounder and Alaska plaice.

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