NMFS Prohibits Retention of Alaska Plaice in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area

May 14, 2013 - 9:00 a.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

Sustainable Fisheries
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The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting retention of Alaska plaice in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI) effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, May 15, 2013, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary because the 2013 total allowable catch of Alaska plaice in the BSAI has been reached and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.20(d)(2).

NMFS is requiring that Alaska plaice caught in this area be treated in the same manner as prohibited species and discarded at sea with a minimum of injury.

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