NMFS Prohibits Retention of Flathead Sole in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

September 02, 2004 - 9:30 a.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting retention of flathead sole in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area, effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, September 4, 2004, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary because the flathead sole total allowable catch in this area has been reached and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.20(d)(2).

NMFS is requiring that catches of flathead sole 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 regulatory change. For the purposes of complying with the regulatory change, you are advised to see the actual text of the regulation in the Code of Federal Regulations.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on February 11, 2019