NMFS Prohibits Directed Fishing for Pollock by Vessels Catching Pollock for Processing

March 08, 2001 - 11:00 a.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock by vessels catching pollock for processing by the mothership component in the Steller sea lion conservation area (SCA) of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area, effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, March 9, 2001, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary because the A season limit of pollock total allowable catch allocated to the mothership component for harvest within the SCA has been reached and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.22(a)(11)(iv)(A),(C)&(D).

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