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Title 50Chapter VIPart 665Subpart C → §665.241


Title 50: Wildlife and Fisheries
PART 665—FISHERIES IN THE WESTERN PACIFIC
Subpart C—Hawaii Fisheries


§665.241   Definitions.

As used in §§665.240 through 665.259:

Hawaii crustacean management area is divided into the following areas:

(1) Crustacean Permit Area 1 (Permit Area 1) means the EEZ around the NWHI.

(2) Crustacean Permit Area 2 (Permit Area 2) means the EEZ around the MHI.

(3) Crustacean Permit Area 1 VMS Subarea means an area within the EEZ around the NWHI 50 nm from the center geographical positions of the islands and reefs in the NWHI as follows:

NameN. lat.W. long.
Nihoa Island23°05161°55
Necker Island23°35164°40
French Frigate Shoals23°45166°15
Gardner Pinnacles25°00168°00
Maro Reef25°25170°35
Laysan Island25°45171°45
Lisianski Island26°00173°55
Pearl and Hermes Reef27°50175°50
Midway Island28°14177°22
Kure Island28°25178°20
The remainder of the VMS subarea is delimited by parallel lines tangent to and connecting the 50-nm areas around the following: from Nihoa Island to Necker Island; from French Frigate Shoals to Gardner Pinnacles; from Gardner Pinnacles to Maro Reef; from Laysan Island to Lisianski Island; and from Lisianski Island to Pearl and Hermes Reef.

Hawaii crustacean ecosystem component species (Hawaii crustacean ECS) means those species identified as ECS in the Hawaii FEP.

Hawaii crustacean management unit species (Hawaii crustacean MUS) means the following crustaceans:

Local nameCommon nameScientific name
papa`i kua loaKona crabRanina ranina.
   deepwater shrimp, nylon shrimpHeterocarpus sp.

Interested parties means the State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, the Council, holders of permits issued under §665.242, and any person who has notified the Regional Administrator of his or her interest in the procedures and decisions described in §665.248, and who has specifically requested to be considered an “interested party.”

Lobster grounds refers, singularly or collectively, to the following four areas in Crustacean Permit Area 1 that shall be used to manage the lobster fishery:

(1) Necker Island Lobster Grounds—waters bounded by straight lines connecting the following coordinates in the order presented: 24°00 N. lat., 165°00 W. long.; 24°00 N. lat., 164°00 W. long.; 23°00 N. lat., 164°00 W. long.; and 23°00 N. lat., 165°00 W. long.

(2) Gardner Pinnacles Lobster Grounds—waters bounded by straight lines connecting the following coordinates in the order presented: 25°20 N. lat., 168°20 W. long.; 25°20 N. lat., 167°40 W. long.; 24°20 N. lat., 167°40 W. long.; and 24°20 N. lat., 168°20 W. long.

(3) Maro Reef Lobster Grounds—waters bounded by straight lines connecting the following coordinates in the order presented: 25°40 N. lat., 171°00 W. long.; 25°40 N. lat., 170°20 W. long.; 25°00 N. lat., 170°20 W. long.; and 25°00 N. lat., 171°00 W. long.

(4) General NWHI Lobster Grounds—all waters within Crustacean Permit Area 1 except for the Necker Island, Gardner Pinnacles, and Maro Reef Lobster Grounds.

[75 FR 2205, Jan. 14, 2010, as amended at 84 FR 2773, Feb. 8, 2019]

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