NMFS Prohibits Directed Fishing for Pelagic Shelf Rockfish by Catcher Processors Participating in the Limited Access or Opt-Out Fisheries that are Subject to Sideboard Limits Under the Central GOA Rockfish Program in the West Yakutat District of the GOA

July 16, 2008 - 10:00 a.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting directed fishing for pelagic shelf rockfish 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 17, 2008, through 12 noon, A.l.t., July 31, 2008, according to Robert D. Mecum, Acting Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2008 sideboard limit of pelagic shelf rockfish established for catcher processors participating in the limited access or opt-out fisheries in the West Yakutat District of the GOA and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.82(d)(7)(ii).

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.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on February 11, 2019