NMFS Rescinds the Chiniak Gully Research Area Closure to Trawl Fishing in the Gulf of Alaska

January 13, 2009 - 1:30 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) rescinds the closure in the Chiniak Gully Research Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) to all commercial trawl fishing and testing of trawl gear from August 1 to September 20, 2009, according to Robert D. Mecum, Acting Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS. The Chiniak Gully Research Area was closed as a control for research by the Alaska Fisheries Science Center on the effects of the pollock fishery on pollock abundance and distribution.

The Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS, has determined that research activities will not be conducted this year in the Chiniak Gully Research Area of the GOA. Because research activities will not be conducted this year and to minimize impacts on the fishing industry, the Chiniak Gully Research Area trawl closure will be rescinded in 2009. All other closures remain in full force and effect.

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