NMFS Prohibits Directed Trawl Fishing for Sablefish In the Bering Sea Subarea Of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

May 17, 2017 - 3:00 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

Sustainable Fisheries

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting directed fishing for sablefish by vessels using trawl gear in the Bering Sea subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI), effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, May 18, 2017, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.                       

This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2017 total allowable catch of trawl sablefish in the Bering Sea subarea of the BSAI and 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 11, 2019