NMFS Prohibits Retention of Shortraker Rockfish in Statistical Area 610 in the Gulf of Alaska

July 12, 2007 - 12:00 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting retention of shortraker rockfish in Statistical Area 610 (between 159 degrees and 170 degrees W. longitudes) in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA), effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, July 13, 2007, according to Robert D. Mecum, Acting Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary because the 2007 total allowable catch of shortraker rockfish in Statistical Area 610 in the GOA has been reached and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.20(d)(2).

NMFS is requiring that shortraker 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 in the Code of Federal Regulations.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on February 11, 2019