NMFS Prohibits Retention of Non-CDQ Sablefish by Vessels Using Trawl Gear in the Bering Sea Subarea Of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

April 04, 2018 - 3:00 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

Sustainable Fisheries

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting retention of non-CDQ 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, April 5, 2018, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.                      

This action is necessary because the 2018 total allowable catch of trawl sablefish in the Bering Sea subarea of the BSAI will be reached and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.20(d)(1)(iii).

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