NMFS Prohibits Retention of Sharpchin and Northern Rockfish in the Aleutian Islands

October 12, 1999 - 4:15 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting retention of sharpchin and northern rockfish in the Aleutian Islands subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area, effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time, October 14, 1999, according to Steven Pennoyer, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary because the amount of the final 1999 initial total allowable catch of sharpchin and northern rockfish in this area has been achieved and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.20(d)(2).

NMFS is requiring that catches of sharpchin and northern rockfish in this area be treated in the manner as prohibited species and discarded at sea with a minimum of injury.

This information bulletin provides notice of a regulatory change. Do not rely upon it to guide you in complying with the new regulatory change.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on February 11, 2019