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

September 22, 2011 - 3:30 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting retention of skates in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI) effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, September 24, 2011, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary because the 2011 total allowable catch of skates in the BSAI has been reached and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.20(d)(2).

NMFS is requiring that skates 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 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