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

September 10, 2013 - 4:00 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

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

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

NMFS is requiring that sharks 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