NMFS Prohibits Directed Fishing for Pacific Cod by Vessels using Jig Gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska

June 07, 2018 - 2:00 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 vessels using jig gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA), effective 1200 hours, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), June 10, 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 2018 total allowable catch apportioned to vessels using jig 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