WA - Rockfish retention allowed seaward of 30 fathoms in Marine Area 2
Action: In Marine Area 2, rockfish retention is allowed seaward of a line approximating the 30 fathom depth contour effective March 15, 2012. The 30 fathom bottomfish restriction in Marine Catch Area 2 is in place from March 15 through June 15. Possession of yelloweye and canary rockfish is prohibited at all times. The 30 fathom depth contour is described by the coordinates below:
47°31.70'N. lat., 124°37.03'W. long.
47°25.67'N. lat., 124°34.79'W. long.
47°12.82'N. lat., 124°29.12'W. long.
46°52.94'N. lat., 124°22.58'W. long.
46°44.18'N. lat., 124°18.00'W. long.
46°38.17'N. lat., 124°15.88'W. long.
Effective date: March 15, 2012.
Species affected: All rockfish species except yelloweye and canary rockfish.
Location: Marine Area 2.
Reason for action: This rule conforms to federal action taken by the Pacific Fishery Management Council.