NMFS Prohibits Directed Fishing for Pacific Cod by Catcher Vessels Less than 50 ft. Length Overall Using Hook-and-line Gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska

March 19, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

Sustainable Fisheries
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The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels (CVs) less than 50 ft. length overall (LOA) using hook-and-line gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA), effective 12 noon, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), March 21, 2013, through 1200 hours, A.l.t., September 1, 2013, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2013 total allowable catch apportioned to CVs less than 50 ft. LOA using hook-and-line gear 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 fishery management action. For the purposes of complying with any requirements of this action, you are advised to see the actual text of the action in the Federal Register.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on February 11, 2019