NMFS Prohibits Directed Fishing for Pacific Cod By Pot Catcher/Processors in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

September 18, 2018 - 4:00 p.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/processors using pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI), effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, September 20, 2018, through 2400 hours, A.l.t., December 31, 2018, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the annual apportionment of the 2018 Pacific cod total allowable catch allocated to catcher/processors using pot gear in the BSAI and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.20(d)(1)(iii).

While this closure remains in effect 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 January 29, 2019