NMFS Prohibits Directed Fishing for Pacific Ocean Perch for Vessels Fishing in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Island Trawl Limited Access Fishery in the Central Aleutian District of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

March 19, 2009 - 3:00 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch for vessels participating in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) trawl limited access fishery in the Central Aleutian District of the BSAI, effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, March 21, 2009, according to Robert D. Mecum, Acting Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2009 Pacific ocean perch total allowable catch specified for vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access fishery in the Central Aleutian District of the BSAI 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