NMFS Prohibits Retention of Greenland Turbot in the Bering Sea Subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

August 18, 2008 - 3:15 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting retention of Greenland turbot in the Bering Sea subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI), effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, August 19, 2008, according to Robert D. Mecum, Acting Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary because the 2008 Greenland turbot total allowable catch in the Bering Sea subarea of the BSAI has been reached and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.20(d)(2).

NMFS is requiring that Greenland turbot 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 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