NMFS Prohibits Directed Fishing for Pollock in Statistical Area 620 in the Gulf of Alaska

February 07, 2019 - 3:00 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 620 (between 154 degrees and 159 degrees W. longitudes) in the Gulf of Alaska, effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, February 8, 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).

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 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 February 12, 2019