NMFS Prohibits Directed Fishing for Pacific Cod by Pot Catcher Vessels Greater Than or Equal to 60 Feet (18.3 Meters) Length Overall in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

January 29, 2009 - 9:00 a.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels greater than or equal to 60 feet (≥ 18.3 (m)) length overall (LOA) in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI), effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, February 1, 2009, according to Robert D. Mecum, Acting Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2009 Pacific cod total allowable catch specified for pot catcher vessels ≥ 60 feet LOA 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