IB 19-58: NMFS Opens Directed Fishing for Pacific Cod by Catcher Vessels Less than 60 Feet Length Overall Using Hook-and-line or Pot Gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

August 27, 2019 - 3:00 p.m.

Notice of fishery management action

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is reopening directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters) length overall using hook-and-line or pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) at 12 noon, Alaska local time, September 1, 2019, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary to fully use the 2019 total allowable catch of Pacific cod specified for catcher vessels less than 60 feet length overall using hook-and-line or pot gear in the BSAI and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.25(a)(1)(i), (a)(2)(i)(C), and (a)(2)(iii)(D).

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 August 27, 2019