NMFS Prohibits Directed Fishing For Pacific Cod By Catcher Vessels Less Than 60 Feet (18.3 m) LOA Using Jig Or Hook-And-Line Gear In The Bogoslof Exemption Area

March 25, 2003 - 12:00 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels less than 60 ft (18.3 m) LOA using jig or hook-and-line gear in the Bogoslof Pacific cod exemption area of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area effective 12 noon, Alaska local time (Alt.), March 27, 2003, through 12 midnight, A.l.t., December 31, 2003, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 113 mt Pacific cod limit for catcher vessels less than 60 ft (18.3 m) LOA using jig or hook-and-line gear in the exemption area and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.22(a)(7)(i)(C)(1) and (2).

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