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Amendment


50 CFR--PART 660

View Printed Federal Register page 85 FR 35601 in PDF format.

Amendment(s) published June 11, 2020, in 85 FR 35601

Effective Dates: July 13, 2020

5. In §660.112, revise paragraph (a)(4) and add paragraphs (a)(7) and (b)(1)(xvii) to read as follows:

§660.112   Trawl fishery—prohibitions.

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(a) *  *  *

(4) Observers. (i) Fish in the Shorebased IFQ Program, the MS Coop Program, or the C/P Coop Program without observer coverage unless exempt from the observer coverage requirement for gear testing activity and have satisfied the declaration and notification requirements, as described in §660.140(h), §660.150(j), or §660.160(g).

(ii) Fish in the Shorebased IFQ Program, the MS Coop Program, or the C/P Coop Program if the vessel is inadequate or unsafe for observer deployment as described at §660.12(e).

(iii) Fail to maintain observer coverage in port as specified at §660.140(h)(1)(i).

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(7) Gear testing. (i) Retain fish while gear testing.

(ii) Fish with a closed codend, use terminal gear (i.e., hooks), or fish with open pot gear while gear testing.

(iii) Test gear in groundfish conservation areas described in §660.70, or EFHCAs described in §§660.76 through 660.79.

(iv) Test experimental gear, or any other gear not currently approved for groundfish fishing.

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(xvii) When declared into the limited entry groundfish non-trawl Shorebased IFQ fishery, retain fish caught with fixed gear in more than one IFQ management area, specified at §660.140(c)(1), on the same trip.

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