NMFS Prohibits Directed Fishing for Pollock in Statistical Area 610 in the Gulf of Alaska

March 05, 2019 - 4:00 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action

Sustainable Fisheries Division
Toll Free: (800) 304-4846 (press 3), Juneau: (907) 586-7228, Dutch Harbor: (907) 581-2062, Kodiak: (907) 481-1780

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 610 (between 159 degrees and 170 degrees W. longitudes) in the Gulf of Alaska, effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, March 6, 2019, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2019 total allowable catch of pollock in this area.  This action is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.20(d)(1)(iii).

While this closure is effective 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 fishery management action. For the purposes of complying with any requirements of this action, you are advised to see the actual text of the action in the Federal Register.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on March 15, 2019