NMFS Prohibits Directed Fishing for Pacific Ocean Perch by Catcher Processors Participating in the Limited Access

July 21, 2009 - 11:00

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch by catcher processors participating in the limited access or opt-out fisheries that are subject to sideboard limits established under the Central GOA Rockfish Program in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA), effective 12 noon, Alaska local time (A.l.t), July 22, 2009, through 12 noon, A.l.t., July 31, 2009, according to Robert D. Mecum, Acting Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2009 sideboard limit of Pacific ocean perch established for catcher processors participating in the limited access or opt-out fisheries in the West Yakutat District of the GOA.

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