NMFS Prohibits Directed Fishing for Shallow-Water Species by Amendment 80 Vessels Subject to Sideboard Limits in the Gulf of Alaska

February 23, 2012 - 3:00

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting directed fishing for species that comprise the shallow-water species fishery by vessels subject to Amendment 80 sideboard limits in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA), effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), February 24, 2012, through 1200 hrs, A.l.t., April 1, 2012, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

The species and species groups that comprise the shallow-water species fishery are pollock, Pacific cod, shallow-water flatfish, flathead sole, Atka mackerel, skates, and "other species."

This action is necessary because the first seasonal apportionment of the 2012 Pacific halibut prohibited species catch (PSC) limit specified for the shallow-water species fishery by Amendment 80 vessels subject to sideboard limits in the GOA has been reached and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.20(d)(1)(vi)(C)(2).

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 11, 2019