NMFS Prohibits Directed Fishing for Pacific Cod by Vessel Using Pot Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

October 21, 2011 - 3:15 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by vessels using pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI) effective at 12 noon, Alaska local time, October 24, 2011.

This action is necessary to limit incidental catch of octopus and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.20(d)(3). This closure also includes use of pot gear in Community Development Quota (CDQ) fisheries.

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