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Title 50Chapter VIPart 660 → Subpart A


Title 50: Wildlife and Fisheries
PART 660—FISHERIES OFF WEST COAST STATES


Subpart A—General


Contents
§660.1   Purpose and scope.
§660.2   Relation to other laws.
§660.3   Reporting and recordkeeping.
§660.4   Usual and accustomed fishing areas for Pacific Coast treaty Indian tribes.

§660.1   Purpose and scope.

(a) The regulations in this part govern fishing activity by vessels of the United States that fish or support fishing inside the outer boundary of the EEZ off the states of Washington, Oregon, and California.

(b) General regulations governing fishing by all vessels of the United States and by fishing vessels other than vessels of the United States are contained in part 600 of this chapter.

(c) Regulations governing the harvest, possession, landing, purchase, and sale of shark fins are found at part 600, subpart N, of this chapter.

[61 FR 34572, July 2, 1996, as amended at 67 FR 6201, Feb. 11, 2002; 69 FR 53362, Sept. 1, 2004; 71 FR 17989, Apr. 10, 2006; 81 FR 19057, Apr. 4, 2016]

§660.2   Relation to other laws.

(a) NMFS recognizes that any state law pertaining to vessels registered under the laws of that state while operating in the fisheries regulated under this part, and that is consistent with this part and the FMPs implemented by this part, shall continue in effect with respect to fishing activities regulated under this part.

(b) Fishing activities addressed by this Part may also be subject to regulation under 15 CFR part 922, subpart G, if conducted in the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.

(c) Fishing activities on the high seas are governed by regulations of the High Seas Fishing Compliance Act set forth in 50 CFR part 300, subparts A and R.

[72 FR 29235, May 24, 2007, as amended at 80 FR 62501, Oct. 16, 2015; 81 FR 51138, Aug. 3, 2016]

§660.3   Reporting and recordkeeping.

Any person who is required to do so by applicable state law or regulation must make and/or file all reports of management unit species landings containing all data and in the exact manner required by applicable state law or regulation.

[71 FR 17989, Apr. 10, 2006]

§660.4   Usual and accustomed fishing areas for Pacific Coast treaty Indian tribes.

(a) The Pacific Coast treaty Indian tribes' usual and accustomed (U&A) fishing areas within the EEZ are set out below in paragraphs (a)(1) through (a)(4) of this section. Boundaries of a tribe's fishing area may be revised as ordered by a Federal court.

(1) Makah. The area north of 48°02.25 N. lat. (Norwegian Memorial) and east of 125°44 W. long.

(2) Quileute. The area commencing at Cape Alava, located at 48°1000 N lat., 124°4356.9 W long.; then proceeding west approximately forty nautical miles at that latitude to a northwestern point located at 48°1000 N lat., 125°4400 W long.; then proceeding in a southeasterly direction mirroring the coastline at a distance no farther than forty nautical miles from the mainland Pacific coast shoreline at any line of latitude, to a southwestern point at 47°3142 N lat., 125°2026 W long.; then proceeding east along that line of latitude to the Pacific coast shoreline at 47°3142 N lat., 124°219.0 W long.

(3) Hoh. The area between 47°54.30 N. lat. (Quillayute River) and 47°21.00 N. lat. (Quinault River) and east of 125°44.00 W. long.

(4) Quinault. The area commencing at the Pacific coast shoreline near Destruction Island, located at 47°4006 N lat., 124°2351.362 W long.; then proceeding west approximately thirty nautical miles at that latitude to a northwestern point located at 47°4006 N lat., 125°0830 W long.; then proceeding in a southeasterly direction mirroring the coastline no farther than thirty nautical miles from the mainland Pacific coast shoreline at any line of latitude, to a southwestern point at 46°5318 N lat., 124°5353 W long.; then proceeding east along that line of latitude to the Pacific coast shoreline at 46°5318 N lat., 124°736.6 W long.

(b) [Reserved]

[81 FR 36807, June 8, 2016, as amended at 83 FR 53828, Oct. 25, 2018]

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