NMFS Prohibits Fishing With Trawl Gear In The Chum Salmon Savings Area Of The Bering Sea And Aleutian Islands

September 23, 2003 - 12:00 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting fishing with trawl gear in the Chum Salmon Savings Area (CSSA) of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area effective 12 noon, Alaska local time (Alt.), September 24, 2003, through 12 noon, A.l.t., October 14, 2003, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the 2003 limit of non-chinook salmon caught by vessels using trawl gear in the Catcher Vessel Operation Area and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.21(e)(7)(vii).

The CSSA is an area defined as that portion of the Bering Sea Subarea described by straight lines connecting the following coordinates in the order listed:

56 degrees 00' N. lat. 167 degrees 00' W. long.
56 degrees 00' N. lat. 165 degrees 00' W. long.
55 degrees 30' N. lat. 165 degrees 00' W. long.
55 degrees 30' N. lat. 164 degrees 00' W. long.
55 degrees 00' N. lat. 164 degrees 00' W. long.
55 degrees 00' N. lat. 167 degrees 00' W. long.
56 degrees 00' N. lat. 167 degrees 00' W. long.

This does not apply to vessels fishing for Community Development Quota.

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