NMFS Prohibits Trawling in Steller Sea Lion Protection Areas in the Central Aleutian District

September 06, 2001 - 4:15 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is prohibiting trawling within Steller sea lion protection areas in the Central Aleutian District of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area, effective 12 noon, Alaska local time, September 9, 2001, until the directed fishery for Atka mackerel closes within the entire Central Aleutian District, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary because the B season critical habitat limit of the 2001 total allowable catch of Atka mackerel allocated to the Central Aleutian District has been caught and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.22(a)(12)(iii)(A).

The Steller sea lion haulouts and rookeries affected by this action are listed in Table 21 of 50 CFR 679.22 and described at 50 CFR 679.22(a)(12)(iii)(A).

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