NMFS Prohibits Directed Fishing by Vessels Catching Pacific Cod for Processing by the Inshore Component in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA

March 01, 2001 - 4:30 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by vessels catching Pacific cod for processing by the inshore component in the Central Regulatory Area (Statistical Areas 630 and 620 between 159 degrees and 147 degrees W. longitudes) in the Gulf of Alaska, effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, March 4, 2001, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2001 A season harvest specifications for Pacific cod by vessels catching Pacific cod for processing by the inshore component in the Central Regulatory Area and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.20(d)(1)(iii).

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 in the Code of Federal Regulations.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on February 11, 2019