NMFS Prohibits Directed Fishing for Pollock by American Fisheries Act Trawl Catcher Vessels in the Bering Sea Inshore Open Access Fishery

July 26, 2010 - 2:30 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock by American Fisheries Act (AFA) trawl catcher vessels articipating in the inshore open access fishery in the Bering Sea subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area, effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, July 27, 2010, according to James Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2010 pollock total allowable catch allocated to AFA trawl catcher vessels participating in the inshore open access fishery and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.20(d)(1)(iii). This action does not apply to AFA trawl catcher vessels participating in an inshore cooperative.

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