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Title 50Chapter VIPart 600Subpart H → §600.725


Title 50: Wildlife and Fisheries
PART 600—MAGNUSON-STEVENS ACT PROVISIONS
Subpart H—General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries


§600.725   General prohibitions.

It is unlawful for any person to do any of the following:

(a) Possess, have custody or control of, ship, transport, offer for sale, sell, purchase, land, import, export or re-export, any fish or parts thereof taken or retained in violation of the Magnuson-Stevens Act or any other statute administered by NOAA or any regulation or permit issued thereunder, or import, export, transport, sell, receive, acquire, or purchase in interstate or foreign commerce any fish taken, possessed, transported, or sold in violation of any foreign law or regulation, or any treaty or in contravention of a binding conservation measure adopted by an international agreement or organization to which the United States is a party.

(b) Transfer or attempt to transfer, directly or indirectly, any U.S.-harvested fish to any foreign fishing vessel, while such vessel is in the EEZ, unless the foreign fishing vessel has been issued a permit under section 204 of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, which authorizes the receipt by such vessel of U.S.- harvested fish.

(c) Fail to comply immediately with enforcement and boarding procedures specified in §600.730.

(d) Refuse to allow an authorized officer to board a fishing vessel or to enter areas of custody for purposes of conducting any search, inspection, or seizure in connection with the enforcement of the Magnuson-Stevens Act or any other statute administered by NOAA.

(e) Dispose of fish or parts thereof or other matter in any manner, after any communication or signal from an authorized officer, or after the approach by an authorized officer or an enforcement vessel or aircraft.

(f) Assault, resist, oppose, impede, intimidate, threaten, or interfere with any authorized officer in the conduct of any search, inspection, or seizure in connection with enforcement of the Magnuson-Stevens Act or any other statute administered by NOAA.

(g) Interfere with, delay, or prevent by any means, the apprehension of another person, knowing that such person has committed any act prohibited by the Magnuson-Stevens Act or any other statute administered by NOAA.

(h) Resist a lawful arrest for any act prohibited under the Magnuson-Stevens Act or any other statute administered by NOAA.

(i) Make any false statement, oral or written, to an authorized officer concerning the taking, catching, harvesting, landing, purchase, sale, offer of sale, possession, transport, import, export, or transfer of any fish, or attempts to do any of the above.

(j) Interfere with, obstruct, delay, or prevent by any means an investigation, search, seizure, or disposition of seized property in connection with enforcement of the Magnuson-Stevens Act or any other statute administered by NOAA.

(k) Fish in violation of the terms or conditions of any permit or authorization issued under the Magnuson-Stevens Act or any other statute administered by NOAA.

(l) Fail to report catches as required while fishing pursuant to an exempted fishing permit.

(m) On a scientific research vessel, engage in fishing other than recreational fishing authorized by applicable state or Federal regulations.

(n) Trade, barter, or sell; or attempt to trade, barter, or sell fish possessed or retained while fishing pursuant to an authorization for an exempted educational activity.

(o) Harass or sexually harass an authorized officer or an observer.

(p) Fail to show proof of passing the USCG Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety Examination or the alternate NMFS safety equipment examination, or fail to maintain the vessel safety conditions necessary to pass the examination, when required by NMFS pursuant to §600.746.

(q) Fail to display a Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety Examination decal or a valid certificate of compliance or inspection pursuant to §600.746.

(r) Fail to provide to an observer, a NMFS employee, or a designated observer provider information that has been requested pursuant to §600.746, or fail to allow an observer, a NMFS employee, or a designated observer provider to inspect any item described at §600.746.

(s) Fish without an observer when the vessel is required to carry an observer.

(t) Assault, oppose, impede, intimidate, or interfere with a NMFS-approved observer.

(u)(1) Prohibit or bar by command, impediment, threat, coercion, interference, or refusal of reasonable assistance, an observer from conducting his or her duties as an observer; or

(2) Tamper with or destroy samples or equipment.

(v) The use of any gear or participation in a fishery not on the following list of authorized fisheries and gear is prohibited after December 1, 1999. A fish, regardless whether targeted, may be retained only if it is taken within a listed fishery, is taken with a gear authorized for that fishery, and is taken in conformance with all other applicable regulations. Listed gear can only be used in a manner that is consistent with existing laws and regulations. The list of fisheries and authorized gear does not, in any way, alter or supersede any definitions or regulations contained elsewhere in this chapter. A person or vessel is prohibited from engaging in fishing or employing fishing gear when such fishing gear is prohibited or restricted by regulation under an FMP or other applicable law. However, after December 1, 1999, an individual fisherman may notify the appropriate Council, or the Director, in the case of Atlantic highly migratory species, of the intent to use a gear or participate in a fishery not already on the list. Ninety days after such notification, the individual may use the gear or participate in that fishery unless regulatory action is taken to prohibit the use of the gear or participate in the fishery (e.g., through emergency or interim regulations). The list of authorized fisheries and gear is as follows:

FisheryAuthorized gear types
I. New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC)
  1. Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery (FMP):
A. Dredge fisheryA. Dredge.
B. Trawl fisheryB. Trawl.
C. Hand harvest fisheryC. Hand harvest.
D. Recreational fisheryD. Hand harvest.
  2. Iceland Scallop Fishery (Non-FMP):
A. Dredge fisheryA. Dredge.
B. Trawl fisheryB. Trawl.
  3. Atlantic Salmon Fishery (FMP)No harvest or possession in the EEZ.
  4. Striped Bass Fishery (Non-FMP)No harvest or possession in the EEZ.
  5. Northeast (NE) Multispecies Fishery (FMP):
A. NE multispecies sink gillnet fisheryA. Gillnet.
B. North Atlantic bottom trawl fisheryB. Trawl.
C. Groundfish hook and line fisheryC. Longline, handline, rod and reel.
D. Mixed species trap and pot fisheryD. Trap, pot.
E. Dredge fisheryE. Dredge.
F. Seine fisheryF. Seine.
G. Recreational fisheryG. Rod and reel, handline, spear.
  6. American Lobster Fishery (FMP):
A. Lobster pot and trap fisheryA. Pot, trap.
B. North Atlantic bottom trawl fisheryB. Trawl.
C. Dredge fisheryC. Dredge.
D. Hand harvest fisheryD. Hand harvest.
E. Gillnet fisheryE. Gillnet.
F. Recreational fisheryF. Pot, trap, hand harvest.
  7. Atlantic Herring Fishery (FMP):
A. Trawl fisheryA. Trawl.
B. Purse seine fisheryB. Purse seine.
C. Gillnet fisheryC. Gillnet.
D. Herring pair trawl fisheryD. Pair trawl.
E. Dredge fisheryE. Dredge.
F. Recreational fisheryF. Hook and line, gillnet.
  8. Spiny Dogfish Fishery (FMP jointly managed by MAFMC and NEFMC):
A. Gillnet fisheryA. Gillnet.
B. Trawl fisheryB. Trawl.
C. Hook and line fisheryC. Hook and line, rod and reel, spear.
D. Dredge fisheryD. Dredge.
E. Longline fisheryE. Longline.
F. Recreational fisheryF. Hook and line, rod and reel, spear.
  9. Atlantic Bluefish Fishery (FMP managed by MAFMC):
A. Pelagic longline and hook and line fisheryA. Longline, handline.
B. Seine fisheryB. Purse seine, seine.
C. Mixed species pot and trap fisheryC. Pot, trap.
D. Bluefish, croaker, flounder trawl fisheryD. Trawl.
E. Gillnet fisheryE. Gillnet.
F. Dredge fisheryF. Dredge.
G. Recreational fisheryG. Rod and reel, handline, trap, pot, spear.
10. Atlantic Mackerel, Squid and Butterfish Fishery (FMP managed by the MAFMC):
A. Mackerel, squid, and butterfish trawl fisheryA. Trawl.
B. Gillnet fisheryB. Gillnet.
C. Longline and hook-and-line fisheryC. Longline, handline, rod and reel.
D. Purse seine fisheryD. Purse seine.
E. Mixed species pot and trap fisheryE. Pot, trap.
F. Dredge fisheryF. Dredge.
G. Dip net fisheryG. Dip net.
H. Bandit gear fisheryH. Bandit gear.
I. Recreational fisheryI. Rod and reel, handline, pot, spear.
11. Surf Clam and Ocean Quahog Fishery (FMP managed by the MAFMC):
A. Commercial fisheryA. Dredge, hand harvest.
B. Recreational fisheryB. Hand harvest.
12. Atlantic Menhaden Fishery (Non-FMP):
A. Purse seine fisheryA. Purse seine.
B. Trawl fisheryB. Trawl.
C. Gillnet fisheryC. Gillnet.
D. Commercial hook-and-line fisheryD. Hook and line.
E. Recreational fisheryE. Hook and line, snagging, cast nets.
13. Weakfish Fishery (Non-FMP):
A. Commercial fisheryA. Trawl, gillnet, hook and line.
B. Recreational fisheryB. Hook and line, spear.
14. Atlantic Mussel and Sea Urchin Fishery (Non-FMP):
A. Dredge fisheryA. Dredge.
B. Hand harvest fisheryB. Hand harvest.
C. Recreational fisheryC. Hand harvest.
15. Atlantic Skate Fishery (Non-FMP):
A. Trawl fisheryA. Trawl.
B. Gillnet fisheryB. Gillnet.
C. Hook-and-line fisheryC. Longline and handline.
D. Dredge fisheryD. Dredge.
E. Recreational fisheryE. Rod and reel.
16. Crab Fishery (Non-FMP):
A. Dredge fisheryA. Dredge.
B. Trawl fisheryB. Trawl.
C. Trap and pot fisheryC. Trap, pot.
17. Northern Shrimp Fishery (Non-FMP):
A. Shrimp trawl fisheryA. Trawl.
B. Shrimp pot fisheryB. Pot.
18. Monkfish Fishery (FMP jointly managed by NEFMC and MAFMC):
A. Trawl fisheryA. Trawl.
B. Gillnet fisheryB. Gillnet.
C. Longline fisheryC. Longline.
D. Dredge fisheryD. Dredge.
E. Trap and pot fisheryE. Trap, pot.
F. Recreational fisheryF. Rod and reel, spear.
19. Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass Fishery (FMP managed by MAFMC):
A. Trawl fisheryA. Trawl.
B. Longline and hook and line fisheryB. Longline, handline.
C. Mixed species pot and trap fisheryC. Pot, trap.
D. Gillnet fisheryD. Gillnet.
E. Dredge fisheryE. Dredge.
F. Recreational fisheryF. Rod and reel, handline, pot, trap, spear.
20. Hagfish Fishery (Non-FMP)Trap, pot.
21. Tautog Fishery (Non-FMP):
A. Gillnet fisheryA. Gillnet.
B. Pot and trap fisheryB. Pot, trap.
C. Rod and reel, hook and line fisheryC. Rod and reel, handline, hook and line.
D. Trawl fisheryD. Trawl.
E. Spear fisheryE. Spear.
F. Fyke net fisheryF. Fyke net.
G. Recreational fisheryG. Rod and reel, hook and line, handline, spear.
22. Recreational Fishery (Non-FMP)Rod and reel, handline, spear, hook and line, hand harvest, bandit gear, powerhead, gillnet, cast net, pot, trap, dip net, bully net, snare.
23. Commercial Fishery (Non-FMP)Trawl, pot, trap, gillnet, pound net, dredge, seine, handline, longline, hook and line, rod and reel, hand harvest, purse seine, spear, bandit gear, powerhead, dip net, bully net, snare, cast net, barrier net, slurp gun, allowable chemicals.
24. Dolphin/wahoo fishery (FMP managed by SAFMC)Automatic reel, bandit gear, handline, pelagic longline, rod and reel, spear (including powerheads).
II. Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC)
  1. Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass Fishery (FMP):
A. Trawl fisheryA. Trawl.
B. Pelagic longline and hook and line fisheryB. Longline, handline, rod and reel.
C. Mixed species pot and trap fisheryC. Pot, trap.
D. Gillnet fisheryD. Gillnet.
E. Dredge fisheryE. Dredge.
F. Recreational fisheryF. Rod and reel, handline, pot, trap, spear.
  2. Atlantic Bluefish Fishery (FMP):
A. Bluefish, croaker, and flounder trawl fisheryA. Trawl.
B. Pelagic longline and hook and line fisheryB. Longline, handline, bandit gear, rod and reel.
C. Mixed species pot and trap fisheryC. Pot, trap.
D. Gillnet fisheryD. Gillnet.
E. Seine fisheryE. Purse seine, seine.
F. Dredge fisheryF. Dredge.
G. Recreational fisheryG. Rod and reel, handline, trap, pot, spear.
  3. Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery (FMP):
A. Mackerel, squid, and butterfish trawl fisheryA. Trawl.
B. Gillnet fisheryB. Gillnet.
C. Longline and hook-and-line fisheryC. Longline, handline, rod and reel.
D. Purse seine fisheryD. Purse seine.
E. Mixed species pot and trap fisheryE. Pot, trap.
F. Dredge fisheryF. Dredge.
G. Dip net fisheryG. Dip net.
H. Bandit gear fisheryH. Bandit gear.
I. Recreational fisheryI. Rod and reel, handline, pot, spear.
  4. Surf Clam and Ocean Quahog Fishery (FMP):
A. Commercial fisheryA. Dredge, hand harvest.
B. Recreational fisheryB. Hand harvest.
  5. Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery (FMP managed by NEFMC):
A. Dredge fisheryA. Dredge.
B. Trawl fisheryB. Trawl.
C. Hand harvest fisheryC. Hand harvest.
D. Recreational fisheryD. Hand harvest.
  6. Atlantic Menhaden Fishery (Non-FMP):
A. Purse seine fisheryA. Purse seine.
B. Trawl fisheryB. Trawl.
C. Gillnet fisheryC. Gillnet.
D. Commercial hook-and-line fisheryD. Hook and line.
E. Recreational fisheryE. Hook and line, snagging, cast nets.
  7. Striped Bass Fishery (Non-FMP)No harvest or possession in the EEZ.
  8. Northern Shrimp Trawl Fishery (Non-FMP)Trawl.
  9. American Lobster Fishery (FMP managed by NEFMC):
A. Pot and trap fisheryA. Pot, trap.
B. Hand harvest fisheryB. Hand harvest.
C. Trawl fisheryC. Trawl.
D. Dredge fisheryD. Dredge.
E. Gillnet fisheryE. Gillnet.
F. Recreational fisheryF. Pot, trap, hand harvest.
10. Weakfish Fishery (Non-FMP):
A. Commercial fisheryA. Trawl, gillnet, hook and line, rod and reel.
B. Recreational fisheryB. Hook and line, spear.
11. Whelk Fishery (Non-FMP):
A. Trawl fisheryA. Trawl.
B. Pot and trap fisheryB. Pot, trap.
C. DredgeC. Dredge.
D. Pound net, gillnet, seineD. Pound net, gillnet, seine.
E. Recreational fisheryE. Hand harvest.
12. Monkfish Fishery (FMP jointly managed by NEFMC and MAFMC):
A. Trawl fisheryA. Trawl.
B. Longline fisheryB. Longline, rod and reel.
C. Gillnet fisheryC. Gillnet.
D. Dredge fisheryD. Dredge.
E. Trap and pot fisheryE. Trap and pot.
F. Recreational fisheryF. Rod and reel, spear.
13. Tilefish Fishery (Non-FMP):
A. Groundfish hook-and-line fisheryA. Longline, handline, rod and fishery reel.
B. Trawl fisheryB. Trawl.
C. Recreational fisheryC. Rod and reel, spear.
14. Spiny Dogfish Fishery (FMP jointly managed by MAFMC and NEFMC):
A. Gillnet fisheryA. Gillnet.
B. Trawl fisheryB. Trawl.
C. Hook and line fisheryC. Hook and line, rod and reel, spear.
D. Dredge fisheryD. Dredge.
E. Longline fisheryE. Longline.
F. Recreational fisheryF. Hook and line, rod and reel, spear.
15. Tautog Fishery (Non-FMP):
A. Gillnet fisheryA. Gillnet.
B. Pot and trap fisheryB. Pot, trap.
C. Rod and reel, hook and line handline fisheryC. Rod and reel, hook and line, handline.
D. Trawl fisheryD. Trawl.
E. Spear fisheryE. Spear.
F. Fyke net fisheryF. Fyke net.
G. Recreational fisheryG. Rod and reel, handline, hook and line, spear.
16. Coastal Gillnet Fishery (Non-FMP)Gillnet
17. Recreational Fishery (Non-FMP)Rod and reel, handline, spear, hook and line, hand harvest, bandit gear, powerhead, gillnet, cast net.
18. NE Multispecies Fishery (FMP managed by NEFMC):
A. NE multispecies sink gillnet fisheryA. Gillnet.
B. North Atlantic bottom trawl fisheryB. Trawl.
C. Groundfish hook and lineC. Longline, handline, rod and fishery reel.
D. Mixed species trap and pot fisheryD. Trap, pot.
E. Dredge fisheryE. Dredge.
F. Seine fisheryF. Seine.
G. Recreational fisheryG. Rod and reel, handline, spear.
19. Atlantic Skate Fishery (Non-FMP):
A. Trawl fisheryA. Trawl.
B. Gillnet fisheryB. Gillnet.
C. Hook-and-line fisheryC. Longline and handline.
D. Dredge fisheryD. Dredge.
E. Recreational fisheryE. Rod and reel.
20. Crab Fishery (Non-FMP):
A. Dredge fisheryA. Dredge.
B. Trawl fisheryB. Trawl.
C. Trap and pot fisheryC. Trap, pot.
21. Atlantic Herring Fishery (FMP managed by the NEFMC):
A. Trawl fisheryA. Trawl.
B. Purse seine fisheryB. Purse seine.
C. Gillnet fisheryC. Gillnet.
D. Herring pair trawl fisheryD. Pair trawl.
E. Dredge fisheryE. Dredge.
F. Recreational fisheryF. Hook and line, gillnet.
22. South Atlantic Snapper-Grouper Fishery (FMP managed by the SAFMC):
A. Commercial fisheryA. Longline, rod and reel, bandit gear, handline, spear, powerhead.
B. Black sea bass trap and pot fisheryB. Pot, trap.
C. Wreckfish fisheryC. Rod and reel, bandit gear, handline.
D. Recreational fisheryD. Handline, rod and reel, bandit gear, spear, powerhead.
23. South Atlantic Coastal Migratory Pelagics Fishery (FMP managed by the SAFMC):
A. Commercial Spanish mackerel fisheryA. Handline, rod and reel, bandit gear, gillnet, cast net.
B. Commercial king mackerel fisheryB. Handline, rod and reel, bandit gear.
C. Other commercial coastal migratory pelagics fisheryC. Longline, handline, rod and reel, bandit gear.
D. Recreational fisheryD. Bandit gear, rod and reel, handline, spear.
24. Calico Scallops Fishery (Non-FMP):
A. Trawl fisheryA. Trawl.
B. Dredge fisheryB. Dredge.
C. Recreational fisheryC. Hand harvest.
25. Sargassum Fishery (Non-FMP)Trawl.
26. South Atlantic Shrimp Fishery (FMP)Trawl.
27. Commercial Fishery (Non-FMP)Trawl, pot, trap, gillnet, pound net, dredge, seine, handline, longline, hook and line, rod and reel, spear.
28. Dolphin/wahoo fishery (FMP managed by SAFMC)Automatic reel, bandit gear, handline, pelagic longline, rod and reel, spear (including powerheads).
III. South Atlantic Fishery Management Council
  1. Golden Crab Fishery (FMP)Trap.
  2. Crab Fishery (Non-FMP):
A. Dredge fisheryA. Dredge.
B. Trawl fisheryB. Trawl.
C. Trap and pot fisheryC. Trap, pot.
  3. Atlantic Red Drum Fishery (FMP)No harvest or possession in the EEZ.
  4. Coral and Coral Reef Fishery (FMP):
A. Octocoral commercial fisheryHand harvest.
B. Live rock aquaculture fisheryHand harvest.
  5. South Atlantic Shrimp Fishery (FMP)Trawl.
  6. South Atlantic Snapper-Grouper Fishery (FMP):
A. Commercial fisheryA. Longline, rod and reel, bandit gear, handline, spear, powerhead.
B. Black sea bass pot fisheryB. Pot.
C. Wreckfish fisheryC. Rod and reel, bandit gear, handline.
D. Recreational fisheryD. Handline, rod and reel, bandit gear, spear, powerhead.
  7. South Atlantic Spiny Lobster Fishery (FMP):
A. Commercial fisheryA. Trap, pot, dip net, bully net, snare, hand harvest.
B. Recreational fisheryB. Dip net, bully net, snare, hand harvest.
  8. South Atlantic Coastal Migratory Pelagics Fishery (FMP):
A. Commercial Spanish mackerel fisheryA. Handline, rod and reel, bandit gear, gillnet, cast net.
B. Commercial king mackerel fisheryB. Handline, rod and reel, bandit gear.
C. [Reserved]
D. Recreational fisheryD. Bandit gear, rod and reel, handline, spear.
  9. Spiny Dogfish Fishery (FMP jointly managed by NEFMC and SAFMC):
A. Gillnet fisheryA. Gillnet.
B. Trawl fisheryB. Trawl.
C. Hook and line fisheryC. Hook and line, rod and reel, spear, bandit gear.
D. Dredge fisheryD. Dredge.
E. Longline fisheryE. Longline.
F. Recreational fisheryF. Hook and line, rod and reel, spear.
10. Smooth Dogfish Fishery (Non-FMP):
A. Gillnet fisheryA. Gillnet.
B. Trawl fisheryB. Trawl.
C. Hook and line fisheryC. Hook and line, rod and reel, spear, bandit gear.
D. Dredge fisheryD. Dredge.
E. Longline fisheryE. Longline.
F. Recreational fisheryF. Hook and line, rod and reel, spear.
11. Atlantic Menhaden Fishery (Non-FMP):
A. Purse seine fisheryA. Purse seine.
B. Trawl fisheryB. Trawl.
C. Gillnet fisheryC. Gillnet.
D. Commercial hook-and-lineD. Hook and line fishery.
E. Recreational fisheryE. Hook and line, snagging, cast nets.
12. Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Trawl Fishery (Non-FMP)Trawl.
13. Bait Fisheries (Non-FMP)Purse seine.
14. Weakfish Fishery (Non-FMP):
A. Commercial fisheryA. Trawl, gillnet, hook and line.
B. Recreational fisheryB. Hook and line, spear.
15. Whelk Fishery (Non-FMP):
A. Trawl fisheryA. Trawl.
B. Pot and trap fisheryB. Pot, trap.
C. Dredge fisheryC. Dredge.
D. Recreational fisheryD. Hand harvest.
16. Marine Life Aquarium Fishery (Non-FMP)Dip net, slurp gun, barrier net, drop net, allowable chemical, trap, pot, trawl.
17. Calico Scallop Fishery (Non-FMP):
A. Dredge fisheryA. Dredge.
B. Trawl fisheryB. Trawl.
C. Recreational fisheryC. Hand harvest.
18. Summer Flounder Fishery (FMP managed by MAFMC):
A. Commercial fisheryA. Trawl, longline, handline, rod and reel, pot, trap, gillnet, dredge.
B. Recreational fisheryB. Rod and reel, handline, pot, trap, spear.
19. Bluefish, Croaker, and Flounder Trawl and Gillnet Fishery (Bluefish FMP managed by MAFMC)Trawl, gillnet.
20. Commercial Fishery (Non-FMP)Trawl, gillnet, longline, handline, hook and line, rod and reel, bandit gear, cast net, pot, trap, lampara net, spear.
21. Recreational Fishery (Non-FMP)Rod and reel, handline, spear, hook and line, hand harvest, bandit gear, powerhead, gillnet, cast net.
22. Sargassum Fishery (Non-FMP)Trawl.
23. Octopus Fishery (Non-FMP)Trap, pot.
24. Dolphin/wahoo fishery (FMP)Automatic reel, bandit gear, handline, pelagic longline, rod and reel, spear (including powerheads).
25. Atlantic Migratory Group Cobia (Non-FMP):
A. Commercial FisheryA. Longline, handline, rod and reel, bandit gear, spear.
B. Recreational FisheryB. Bandit gear, rod and reel, handline, spear.
IV. Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council
  1. Gulf of Mexico Red Drum Fishery (FMP)No harvest or possession in the EEZ.
  2. Coral Reef Fishery (FMP):
A. Commercial fisheryA. Hand harvest.
B. Recreational fisheryB. Hand harvest.
  3. Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Fishery (FMP):
A. Snapper-Grouper reef fish longline and hook and line fisheryA. Longline, handline, bandit gear, rod and reel, buoy gear.
B. Other commercial fisheryB. Spear, powerhead, cast net, trawl.
C. Recreational fisheryC. Spear, powerhead, bandit gear, handline, rod reel, cast net.
  4. Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Fishery (FMP):
A. Gulf of Mexico commercial fisheryA. Trawl butterfly net, skimmer, cast net.
B. Recreational fisheryB. Trawl.
  5. Gulf of Mexico Coastal Migratory Pelagics Fishery (FMP):
A. Large pelagics longline fisheryA. Longline.
B. King/Spanish mackerel gillnet fisheryB. Gillnet.
C. Pelagic hook and line fisheryC. Bandit gear, handline, rod and reel.
D. Pelagic species purse seine fisheryD. Purse seine.
E. Recreational fisheryE. Bandit gear, handline, rod and reel, spear.
  Gulf of Mexico Spiny Lobster Fishery (FMP):
A. Commercial fisheryA. Trap, pot, dip net, bully net, hoop net, trawl, snare, hand harvest.
C. Recreational fisheryC. Dip net, bully net, pot, trap, snare, hand harvest.
  6. Stone Crab Fishery (FMP):
A. Trap and pot fisheryA. Trap, pot
B. Recreational fisheryB. Trap, pot, hand harvest.
  7. Blue Crab Fishery (Non-FMP)Trap, pot.
  8. Golden Crab Fishery (Non-FMP)Trap.
  9. Mullet Fishery (Non-FMP):
A. Trawl fisheryA. Trawl.
B. Gillnet fisheryB. Gillnet.
C. Pair trawl fisheryC. Pair trawl.
D. Cast net fisheryD. Cast net.
E. Recreational fisheryE. Bandit gear, handline, rod and reel, spear, cast net.
10. Inshore Coastal Gillnet Fishery (Non-FMP)Gillnet.
11. Octopus Fishery (Non-FMP)Trap, pot.
12. Marine Life Aquarium Fishery (Non-FMP)Dip net, slurp gun, barrier net, drop net, allowable chemical, trap, pot, trawl.
13. Coastal Herring Trawl Fishery (Non-FMP)Trawl.
14. Butterfish Trawl Fishery (Non-FMP)Trawl.
15. Gulf of Mexico Groundfish (Non-FMP):
A. Commercial fisheryA. Trawl, purse seine, gillnet.
B. Recreational fisheryB. Hook and line, rod and reel, spear.
16. Gulf of Mexico Menhaden Purse Seine Fishery (Non-FMP)Purse seine.
17. Sardine Purse Seine Fishery (Non-FMP)Purse seine.
18. Oyster Fishery (Non-FMP)Dredge, tongs.
19. Commercial Fishery (Non-FMP)Trawl, gillnet, hook and line, longline, handline, rod and reel, bandit gear, cast net, lampara net, spear.
20. Recreational Fishery (Non-FMP)Bandit gear, handline, rod and reel, spear, bully net, gillnet, dip net, longline, powerhead, seine, slurp gun, trap, trawl, harpoon, cast net, hoop net, hook and line, hand harvest.
21. Offshore aquaculture (FMP)Cages, net pens
V. Caribbean Fishery Management Council
  1. Caribbean Spiny Lobster Fishery (FMP):
A. Trap/pot fisheryA. Trap/pot.
B. Dip net fisheryB. Dip net.
C. Hand harvest fisheryC. Hand harvest, snare.
D. Recreational fisheryD. Dip net, trap, pot.
  2. Caribbean Reef Fish Fishery (FMP):
A. Longline/hook and line fisheryA. Longline, hook and line.
B. Trap/pot fisheryB. Trap, pot.
C. Recreational fisheryC. Dip net, handline, rod and reel, slurp gun, spear.
D. Other commercial fisheryD. Spear.
  3. Coral and Reef Resources Fishery (FMP):
A. Commercial fisheryA. Dip net, slurp gun.
B. Recreational fisheryB. Dip net, slurp gun, hand harvest.
  4. Queen Conch Fishery (FMP):
A. Commercial fisheryA. Hand harvest.
B. Recreational fisheryB. Hand harvest.
  5. Caribbean Pelagics Fishery (Non-FMP):
A. Pelagics drift gillnet fisheryA. Gillnet.
B. Pelagics longline/hook and line fisheryB. Longline/hook and line.
C. Recreational fisheryC. Spear, handline, longline, rod and reel.
  6. Commercial Fishery (Non-FMP)Trawl, gillnet, hook and line, longline, handline, rod and reel, bandit gear, cast net, spear.
  7. Recreational Fishery (Non-FMP)Rod and reel, hook and line, spear, powerhead, handline, hand harvest, cast net.
VI. Pacific Fishery Management Council
1. Pacific Coast Salmon Fisheries (FMP):
A. CommercialA. Hook and line.
B. RecreationalB. Hook and line.
2. Pacific Coast Groundfish Fisheries (FMP):
A. CommercialA. Trawl, hook and line, pot/trap, demersal seine, set net, spear, and hand collection.
B. RecreationalB. Hook and line, spear.
3. Coastal Pelagic Species Fisheries (FMP):
A. CommercialA. Purse seine, lampara net, brail net, dip net, cast net, hook and line.
B. RecreationalB. Hook and line, spear, pot/trap, dip net, cast net, hand harvest, rake, harpoon, bow and arrow.
4. Highly Migratory Species Fisheries (FMP):
A. CommercialA. Hook and line, gillnet, harpoon, purse seine.
B. RecreationalB. Hook and line, spear, harpoon, bow and arrow.
5. Pacific Halibut Fisheries (Non-FMP):
A. CommercialA. Hook and line.
B. RecreationalB. Hook and line, spear.
6. Dungeness Crab Fisheries (Non-FMP):
A. CommercialA. Pot/trap.
B. Recreational North of 46°15 N. latB. Pot/trap, dip net, hand harvest.
C. Recreational South of 46°15 N. lat. and North of 42° N. latC. Pot/trap, hook and line, dip net, hand harvest, rake, crab loop.
D. Recreational South of 42° N. latD. Pot/trap, hand harvest, hoop net, crab loop.
7. Crab Fisheries for Species other than Dungeness crab (Non-FMP):
A. Commercial Pot/Trap Fisheries South of 46°15 N. latA. Pot/trap.
B. Recreational North of 46°15 N. latB. Pot/trap, dip net, hand harvest.
C. Recreational South of 46°15 N. lat. and North of 42° N. latC. Pot/trap, hook and line, dip net, hand harvest, rake, crab loop.
D. Recreational South of 42° N. latD. Pot/trap, hand harvest, hoop net, crab loop.
8. Shrimp and Prawn Fisheries (Non-FMP):
A. Commercial spot prawnA. Pot/trap.
B. Commercial pink shrimp North of 46°15 N. latB. Trawl.
C. Commercial pink shrimp South of 46°15 N. latC. Pot/trap, trawl.
D. Commercial coonstripe shrimp South of 46°15 N. latD. Pot/trap.
E. Commercial ridgeback prawn South of 42° N. latE. Trawl.
F. Recreational North of 46°15 N. latF. Pot/trap, dip net, hand harvest.
G. Recreational South of 46°15 N. lat. and North of 42° N. latG. Pot/trap, hook and line, dip net, hand harvest, rake.
H. Recreational South of 42° N. latH. Pot/trap, hand harvest, dip net.
9. Hagfish Commercial Fisheries (Non-FMP)Pot/trap.
10. Squid, all spp. except market squid or not otherwise prohibited, and Octopus Fisheries (Non-FMP):
A. CommercialA. Hook and line, pot/trap, dip net, seine, trawl, set net, spear, hand harvest.
B. Recreational Squid North of 42° N. latB. Hook and line, cast net, dip net, hand harvest.
C. Recreational Octopus North of 42° N. latC. Hook and line, pot/trap, dip net, hand harvest.
D. Recreational South of 42° N. latD. Hook and line, dip net, hand harvest.
11. White Sturgeon Fisheries (Non-FMP):
A. Commercial South of 46°15 N. lat. and North of 42° N. latA. Trawl, pot/trap, hook and line, seine, dip net, spear.
B. Recreational North of 42° N. latB. Hook and line.
C. Recreational South of 42° N. latC. Hook and line, spear.
12. Sea Cucumber Fishery (Non-FMP):
A. Commercial hand harvest fishery South of 46°15 N. latA. Hand harvest.
B. Commercial trawl South of 42° N. latB. Trawl.
13. Minor Finfish Commercial Fisheries South of 46°15 N. lat. and North of 42° N. lat. for: Salmon shark, Pacific pomfret, slender sole, wolf-eel, eelpout species, Pacific sandfish, skilfish, and walleye pollock Fisheries (Non-FMP)Trawl, pot/trap, hook and line, seine, dipnet, spear.
14. Weathervane Scallop Commercial Fishery South of 46°15 N. lat. and North of 42° N. lat. (Non-FMP)Trawl.
15. California Halibut, White Seabass Commercial Fisheries South of 42° N. lat. (Non-FMP):
A. California halibut trawlA. Trawl.
B. California halibut and white seabass set netB. Gillnet, trammel net.
C. California halibut hook and lineC. Hook and line.
D. White seabass hook and lineD. Hook and line.
16. California Barracuda, White Seabass, and Yellowtail Drift-Net Commercial Fishery South of 42° N. lat. (Non-FMP)Gillnet.
17. Pacific Bonito Commercial Net Fishery South of 42° N. lat. (Non-FMP)Purse seine.
18. Lobster Commercial Pot and Trap Fishery South of 42° N. lat. (Non-FMP)Pot/trap.
19. Finfish and Invertebrate Fisheries Not Listed Above and Not Otherwise Prohibited (Non-FMP):
A. Commercial South of 46°15 N. latA. Hook and line, pot/trap, spear.
B. RecreationalB. Hook and line, spear, pot/trap, dip net, cast net, hand harvest, rake, harpoon, bow and arrow.
VII. North Pacific Fishery Management Council
  1. Alaska Scallop Fishery (FMP)Dredge.
  2. Bering Sea (BS) and Aleutian Islands (AI) King and Tanner Crab Fishery (FMP):
Pot fisheryPot.
  3. Bering Sea (BS) and Aleutian Islands (AI) King and Tanner Crab Fishery (FMP):
Recreational fisheryPot.
  4. BS and AI Groundfish Fishery (FMP):
A. Groundfish trawl fisheryA. Trawl.
B. Bottomfish hook-and-line, and handline fisheryB. Hook and line, handline.
C. Longline fisheryC. Longline.
D. BS and AI pot and trap fisheryD. Pot, trap.
  5. BS and AI Groundfish Recreational Fishery (Non-FMP)Handline, rod and reel, hook and line, pot, trap.
  6. Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Groundfish Fishery (FMP):
A. Groundfish trawl fisheryA. Trawl.
B. Bottomfish hook-and-line and handline fisheryB. Hook and line, handline.
C. Longline fisheryC. Longline.
D. GOA pot and trap fisheryD. Pot, trap.
E. Recreational fisheryE. Handline, rod and reel, hook and line, pot, trap.
  7. Pacific Halibut Fishery (Non-FMP):
A. Commercial (IFQ and CDQ)A. Hook and line, pot.
B. RecreationalB. Single line with no more than 2 hooks attached or spear.
C. SubsistenceC. Setline gear and hand held gear of not more than 30 hooks, including longline, handline, rod and reel, spear, jig, and hand-troll gear.
  8. Alaska High Seas Salmon Hook and Line Fishery:
(FMP)Hook and line.
  9. Alaska Salmon Fishery (Non-FMP):
A. Hook-and-line fisheryA. Hook and line.
B. Gillnet fisheryB. Gillnet.
C. Purse seine fishery.C. Purse seine.
D. Recreational fisheryD. Handline, rod and reel, hook and line.
10. Finfish Purse Seine Fishery (Non-FMP)Purse seine.
11. Octopus/Squid Longline Fishery (Non-FMP)Longline.
12. Finfish Handline and Hook-and-line Fishery (Non-FMP)Handline, hook and line.
13. Recreational Fishery (Non-FMP)Handline, rod and reel, hook line.
14. Commercial Fishery (Non-FMP)Trawl, gillnet, hook and line, longline, handline, rod and reel, bandit gear, cast net, spear.
VIII. Western Pacific Fishery Management Council
1. Western Pacific Crustacean Fishery (FMP) (Fishery Ecosystem Plan, FEP)Trap, hand harvest, hoop net.
2. Western Pacific Crustacean Fishery (Non-FEP):
A. Commercial fisheryA. Gillnet, hand harvest, hoop net, spear, snare, trap, trawl.
B. Recreational fisheryB. Gillnet, hand harvest, hoop net, spear, snare, trap.
C. Charter fisheryC. Hand harvest, spear.
3. Western Pacific Precious Corals Fishery (FEP):
A. Tangle net dredge fisheryA. Tangle net dredge.
B. Submersible fisheryB. Submersible.
C. Dive fisheryC. Hand harvest.
D. Recreational fisheryD. Hand harvest.
4. Western Pacific Precious Corals Fishery (Non-FEP)Hand harvest, submersible, tangle net dredge.
5. Western Pacific Bottomfish and Seamount Groundfish Fishery (FEP)
A. Bottomfish hook-and-line fisheryA. Bandit gear, buoy gear, handline, hook and line, rod and reel, hand harvest.
B. Seamount groundfish fisheryB. Longline, trawl.
C. Bottom longline fisheryC. Longline, hook and line.
D. Trap fisheryD. Trap.
E. Spear fisheryE. Spear, powerhead.
6. Western Pacific Bottomfish and Seamount Groundfish Fishery (Non-FEP):
A. Commercial fisheryA. Bandit gear, buoy gear, gillnet, handline, hook-and-line, longline, rod and reel, spear, trap.
B. Recreational fisheryB. Bandit gear, buoy gear, Gillnet, handline, hook and line, longline, rod and reel, spear, trap, slurp gun, hand harvest.
C. Charter fisheryC. Bandit gear, buoy gear, handline, hook-and-line, rod and reel, spear.
7. Western Pacific Pelagics Fishery (FEP):
A. Longline FisheryA. Longline.
B. Hook and line fisheryB. Bandit gear, buoy gear, handline, hook and line, rod and reel.
C. Purse seine fisheryC. Lampara net, purse seine.
D. Spear fisheryD. Spear, powerhead.
E. Squid jig fisheryE. Squid jig.
8. Western Pacific Pelagics Fishery (Non-FEP):
A. Recreational fisheryA. Bandit gear, buoy gear, dip net, handline, hook and line, hoop net, powerhead, rod and real, spear.
B. Commercial fisheryB. Bandit gear, buoy gear, dip net, handline, hook and line, hoop net, powerhead, rod and reel, spear.
C. Charter fisheryC. Bandit gear, buoy gear, dip net, handline, hook and line, hoop net, powerhead, rod and reel, spear.
9. Western Pacific Coastal Pelagics Fishery (Non-FEP)Bandit gear, buoy gear, dip net, gillnet, handline, hook and line, hoop net, lampara net, purse seine, rod and reel, spear.
10. Western Pacific Squid and Octopus Fishery (Non-FEP)Bandit gear, hand harvest, hook and line, rod and reel, spear, trap.
11. Western Pacific Coral Reef Fishery (Non-FEP)Allowable chemical, barrier net, dip net, gillnet, hand harvest, seine, slurp gun, trap, spear, rod and reel, hook and line.
12. Recreational Fishery (Non-FEP)Rod and reel, hook and line, handline, hand harvest, spear.
13. Commercial Fishery (Non-FEP)Trawl, gillnet, hook and line, longline, handline, rod and reel, bandit gear, cast net, spear.
IX. Secretary of Commerce
  1. Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fisheries (FMP):
A. Swordfish handgear fisheryA. Rod and reel, harpoon, handline, bandit gear, buoy gear, green-stick gear.
B. Swordfish recreational fisheryB. Rod and reel, handline.
C. Pelagic longline fisheryC. Longline.
D. Shark gillnet fisheryD. Gillnet
E. Shark bottom longline fisheryE. Longline.
F. Shark handgear fisheryF. Rod and reel, handline, bandit gear.
G. Shark recreational fisheryG. Rod and reel, handline.
H. Tuna purse seine fisheryH. Purse seine.
I. Tuna recreational fisheryI. Speargun gear (for bigeye, albacore, yellowfin, and skipjack tunas only); Rod and reel, handline (all tunas); green-stick gear (HMS Charter/Headboat Category only).
J. Tuna handgear fisheryJ. Rod and reel, harpoon, handline, bandit gear.
K. Tuna harpoon fisheryK. Harpoon.
L. Atlantic billfish recreational fisheryL. Rod and reel.
M. Tuna green-stick fisheryM. Green-stick gear.
N. Commercial Caribbean Small Boat FisheryN. Rod and reel, handline, harpoon, bandit gear, green-stick gear, buoy gear.
2. Commercial Fisheries (Non-FMP)Rod and reel, handline, longline, gillnet, harpoon, bandit gear, purse seine, green-stick gear.

(w) Fail to maintain safe conditions for the protection of observers including compliance with all U.S. Coast Guard and other applicable rules, regulations, or statutes applicable to the vessel and which pertain to safe operation of the vessel.

[61 FR 32540, June 24, 1996]

Editorial Note: For Federal Register citations affecting §600.725, see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding Aids section of the printed volume and at www.govinfo.gov.

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