NMFS Prohibits Directed Fishing for Yellowfin Sole by Vessels Participating in the Amendment 80 Limited Access Fishery in Bycatch Limitation Zone 1 of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

May 21, 2008 - 3:00 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting directed fishing for yellowfin sole by vessels participating in the Amendment 80 limited access fishery in Bycatch Limitation Zone 1 (Zone 1) of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, May 22, 2008, according to Robert D. Mecum, Acting Regional Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2008 bycatch allowance of red king crab in Zone 1 specified for the trawl yellowfin sole fishery category by vessels participating in the Amendment 80 limited access fishery in the BSAI and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.21(e)(7)(ii).

Zone 1 means that part of the Bering Sea subarea that is south of 58 degrees N. latitude and east of 165 degrees W. longitude.

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 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