NMFS Prohibits Directed Fishing for Pelagic Shelf Rockfish by Catcher/Processors Participating in the Limited Access or Opt-Out Fisheries in the Central Gulf of Alaska Rockfish Program in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska

July 06, 2010 - 2:00 p.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 Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA), effective 12 noon, Alaska local time (A.l.t), July 7, 2010, through 12 noon, A.l.t., July 31, 2010, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2010 sideboard limit of pelagic shelf rockfish established for catcher/processors participating in the limited access or opt-out fisheries in the Western Regulatory Area 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.

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