NMFS Prohibits Retention of Shortraker and Rougheye Rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska

July 26, 2004 - 2:00 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting retention of shortraker and rougheye rockfish in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska, effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, July 28, 2004, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary because the shortraker and rougheye rockfish total allowable catch in this area has been reached and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.20(d)(2).

NMFS is requiring that catches of shortraker and rougheye rockfish in this subarea 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