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

September 19, 2000 - 3:15 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, September 20, 2000, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary because the amount of the 2000 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, in accordance with 50 CFR 679.21(b).

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