NMFS Prohibits Directed Fishing for Pelagic Shelf Rockfish by Vessels Subject to Amendment 80 Sideboard Limits

July 21, 2009 - 11:00

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting directed fishing for pelagic shelf rockfish by Amendment 80 vessels subject to sideboard limits in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA), effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, July 22, 2009, through 24:00, December 31, 2009, according to Robert D. Mecum, Acting Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2009 pelagic shelf rockfish sideboard limit established for Amendment 80 vessels subject to sideboard limits in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.20(d)(1)(v)(C).

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