NMFS Prohibits Retention of Pelagic Shelf Rockfish in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska

August 02, 2005 - 4:00 P.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting retention of pelagic shelf rockfish in the West Yakutat District (Statistical Area 640, between 140 degrees and 147 degrees W. longitudes) of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA), effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, August 4, 2005, according to Susan Salveson, Acting-Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary because the pelagic shelf rockfish total allowable catch in the West Yakutat District of the GOA has been reached and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.20(d)(2).

NMFS is requiring that catches of pelagic shelf rockfish 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