NMFS Prohibits Directed Fishing for Pacific Ocean Perch in the Western Aleutian District of the BSAI

July 18, 2002 - 4:30 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch in the Western Aleutian District of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area, effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, July 20, 2002, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

The Western Aleutian District consists of Statistical area 543--south of 55 degrees N. latitude and between 177 degrees E. longitude and the western limit of the U.S. EEZ.

This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2002 total allowable catch of Pacific ocean perch for this area and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.20(d)(1)(iii).

After the effective date of this closure, the maximum retainable bycatch 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