NMFS Prohibits Directed Fishing for Pollock in Shelikof Strait Conservation Area in the GOA

March 23, 2000 - 10:30 a.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock within the Shelikof Strait conservation area in the Gulf of Alaska, effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, March 25, 2000, according to Steven Pennoyer, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the B season allowance of the pollock total allowable catch in this area. This action is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.22(b)(3)(iii)(A).

The Shelikof Strait conservation area is defined as the area bound by straight lines and shoreline connecting the following coordinates in the following order:

58 51' N lat. 153 15' W long.;
58 51' N lat. 152 00' W long.;
and, the intersection of 152 00' W long. with Afognak Island; aligned counterclockwise around the shoreline of Afognak, Kodiak, and Raspberry Islands to
57 00' N lat. 154 00' W long.;
56 30' N lat. 154 00' W long.;
56 30' N lat. 155 00' W long.;
56 00' N lat. 155 00' W long.;
56 00' N lat. 157 00' W long.; and, the intersection of 157 00' W long. with the Alaska Peninsula.

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 provides notice of a regulatory change. Do not rely upon it to guide you in complying with the regulatory change.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on February 11, 2019