NMFS Prohibits Directed Fishing for Pelagic Shelf Rockfish in the West Yakutat District of the GOA

July 15, 2002 - 4:30 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting directed fishing for pelagic shelf rockfish in the West Yakutat District (Statistical Area 640, between 140 degrees and 147 degrees W. longitudes) in the Gulf of Alaska, effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, July 16, 2002, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2002 total allowable catch of pelagic shelf rockfish 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 of the regulation in the Code of Federal Regulations.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on February 11, 2019