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Title 50Chapter VIPart 622


TITLE 50—Wildlife and Fisheries

CHAPTER VI—FISHERY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT, NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

PART 622—FISHERIES OF THE CARIBBEAN, GULF OF MEXICO, AND SOUTH ATLANTIC

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Subpart A—GENERAL PROVISIONS

§622.1
Purpose and scope.
§622.2
Definitions and acronyms.
§622.3
Relation to other laws and regulations.
§622.4
Permits and fees—general.
§622.5
Recordkeeping and reporting—general.
§622.6
Vessel identification.
§622.7
Fishing years.
§622.8
Quotas—general.
§622.9
Prohibited gear and methods—general.
§622.10
Landing fish intact—-general.
§622.11
Bag and possession limits—general applicability.
§622.12
Annual catch limits (ACLs) and accountability measures (AMs) for Caribbean island management areas/Caribbean EEZ.
§622.13
Prohibitions—general.
§622.14
[Reserved]
§622.15
Notice regarding area closures to protect corals.
§622.16
Notice regarding South Atlantic special management zones (SMZs).
§622.17
Notice regarding seasonal/area closures to protect Gulf reef fish.
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Subpart B—REEF FISH RESOURCES OF THE GULF OF MEXICO

§622.20
Permits and endorsements.
§622.21
Individual fishing quota (IFQ) program for Gulf red snapper.
§622.22
Individual fishing quota (IFQ) program for Gulf groupers and tilefishes.
§622.23
State management of the red snapper recreational sector private angling component in the Gulf EEZ.
§622.24
[Reserved]
§622.25
Exemptions for Gulf groundfish trawling.
§622.26
Recordkeeping and reporting.
§622.27
At-sea observer coverage.
§622.28
Vessel monitoring systems (VMSs).
§622.29
Conservation measures for protected resources.
§622.30
Required fishing gear.
§622.31
Buoy gear identification.
§622.32
Prohibited gear and methods.
§622.33
Prohibited species.
§622.34
Seasonal and area closures designed to protect Gulf reef fish.
§622.35
Gear restricted areas.
§622.36
Seasonal harvest limitations.
§622.37
Size limits.
§622.38
Bag and possession limits.
§622.39
Quotas.
§622.40
Restrictions on sale/purchase.
§622.41
Annual catch limits (ACLs), annual catch targets (ACTs), and accountability measures (AMs).
§622.42
Adjustment of management measures.
§622.43
Commercial trip limits.
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Subpart C—SHRIMP FISHERY OF THE GULF OF MEXICO

§622.50
Permits, permit moratorium, and endorsements.
§622.51
Recordkeeping and reporting.
§622.52
At-sea observer coverage.
§622.53
Bycatch reduction device (BRD) requirements.
§622.54
Prohibited gear and methods.
§622.55
Closed areas.
§622.56
Size limits.
§622.57
[Reserved]
§622.58
Annual catch limits (ACLs), annual catch targets (ACTs), and accountability measures (AMs).
§622.59
Prevention of gear conflicts.
§622.60
Adjustment of management measures.
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Subpart D—CORAL AND CORAL REEFS OF THE GULF OF MEXICO

§622.70
Permits.
§622.71
Recordkeeping and reporting.
§622.72
Prohibited gear and methods.
§622.73
Prohibited species.
§622.74
Area closures to protect Gulf corals.
§622.75
Harvest limitations.
§622.76
Restrictions on sale/purchase.
§622.77
Adjustment of management measures.
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Subpart E—RED DRUM FISHERY OF THE GULF OF MEXICO

§622.90
Permits.
§622.91
Recordkeeping and reporting.
§622.92
Prohibited species.
§622.93
Adjustment of management measures.
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Subpart F—OFFSHORE MARINE AQUACULTURE IN THE GULF OF MEXICO

§622.100
General.
§622.101
Permits.
§622.102
Recordkeeping and reporting.
§622.103
Aquaculture facilities.
§622.104
Restricted access zones.
§622.105
Allowable aquaculture systems and species.
§622.106
Aquaculture operations.
§622.107
Limitation on aquaculture production.
§622.108
Remedial actions.
§622.109
Adjustment of management measures.
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Subparts G-H [Reserved]

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Subpart I—SNAPPER-GROUPER FISHERY OF THE SOUTH ATLANTIC REGION

§622.170
Permits and endorsements.
§622.171
South Atlantic snapper-grouper limited access.
§622.172
Wreckfish individual transferable quota (ITQ) system.
§§622.173-622.175
[Reserved]
§622.176
Recordkeeping and reporting.
§622.177
Gear identification.
§622.178
At-sea observer coverage.
§622.179
Conservation measures for protected resources.
§622.180
Prohibited gear and methods.
§622.181
Prohibited and limited-harvest species.
§622.182
Gear-restricted areas.
§622.183
Area and seasonal closures.
§622.184
Seasonal harvest limitations.
§622.185
Size limits.
§622.186
Landing fish intact.
§622.187
Bag and possession limits.
§622.188
Required gear, authorized gear, and unauthorized gear.
§622.189
Restrictions and requirements for sea bass pots.
§622.190
Quotas.
§622.191
Commercial trip limits.
§622.192
Restrictions on sale/purchase.
§622.193
Annual catch limits (ACLs), annual catch targets (ACTs), and accountability measures (AMs).
§622.194
Adjustment of management measures.
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Subpart J—-SHRIMP FISHERY OF THE SOUTH ATLANTIC REGION

§622.200
Permits.
§622.201
South Atlantic rock shrimp limited access.
§622.202
[Reserved]
§622.203
Recordkeeping and reporting.
§622.204
At-sea observer coverage.
§622.205
Vessel monitoring systems (VMSs).
§622.206
Area and seasonal closures.
§622.207
Bycatch Reduction Device (BRD) requirements.
§622.208
Minimum mesh size applicable to rock shrimp off Georgia and Florida.
§622.209
Restrictions on sale/purchase.
§622.210
Adjustment of management measures.
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Subpart K—CORAL, CORAL REEFS, AND LIVE/HARD BOTTOM HABITATS OF THE SOUTH ATLANTIC REGION

§622.220
Permits.
§622.221
Recordkeeping and reporting.
§622.222
Prohibited gear and methods.
§622.223
Prohibited species.
§622.224
Area closures to protect South Atlantic corals.
§622.225
Harvest limitations.
§622.226
Restrictions on sale/purchase.
§622.227
Adjustment of management measures.
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Subpart L—GOLDEN CRAB FISHERY OF THE SOUTH ATLANTIC REGION

§622.240
Permits.
§622.241
South Atlantic golden crab controlled access.
§622.242
Recordkeeping and reporting.
§622.243
Gear identification.
§622.244
At-sea observer coverage.
§622.245
Prohibited species.
§622.246
Area closures.
§622.247
Landing golden crab intact.
§622.248
Authorized gear.
§622.249
Gear restrictions and requirements.
§622.250
Restrictions on sale/purchase.
§622.251
Annual catch limits (ACLs), annual catch targets (ACTs), and accountability measures (AMs).
§622.252
Adjustment of management measures.
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Subpart M—DOLPHIN AND WAHOO FISHERY OFF THE ATLANTIC STATES

§622.270
Permits.
§622.271
Recordkeeping and reporting.
§622.272
Authorized gear.
§622.273
Conservation measures for protected species.
§622.274
Pelagic longline closed areas.
§622.275
Size limits.
§622.276
Landing fish intact.
§622.277
Bag and possession limits.
§622.278
Commercial trip limits.
§622.279
Restrictions on sale/purchase.
§622.280
Annual catch limits (ACLs) and accountability measures (AMs).
§622.281
Adjustment of management measures.
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Subpart N—PELAGIC SARGASSUM HABITAT OF THE SOUTH ATLANTIC REGION

§622.300
At-sea observer coverage.
§622.301
Area and seasonal restrictions.
§622.302
Minimum mesh size.
§622.303
Quotas.
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Subparts O-P [Reserved]

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Subpart Q—COASTAL MIGRATORY PELAGIC RESOURCES (GULF OF MEXICO, SOUTH ATLANTIC, AND MID-ATLANTIC)

§622.369
Description of zones.
§622.370
Permits.
§622.371
Limited access system for commercial vessel permits for king mackerel.
§622.372
Limited access system for king mackerel gillnet permits applicable in the Gulf southern zone.
§622.373
Limited access system for charter vessel/headboat permits for Gulf coastal migratory pelagic fish.
§622.374
Recordkeeping and reporting.
§622.375
Authorized and unauthorized gear.
§622.376
Gear identification.
§622.377
Gillnet restrictions.
§622.378
Seasonal closures of the Gulf migratory group king mackerel gillnet fishery.
§622.379
Incidental catch allowances.
§622.380
Size limits.
§622.381
Landing fish intact.
§622.382
Bag and possession limits.
§622.383
Limited harvest species.
§622.384
Quotas.
§622.385
Commercial trip limits.
§622.386
Restrictions on sale/purchase.
§622.387
[Reserved]
§622.388
Annual catch limits (ACLs), annual catch targets (ACTs), and accountability measures (AMs).
§622.389
Adjustment of management measures.
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Subpart R—SPINY LOBSTER FISHERY OF THE GULF OF MEXICO AND SOUTH ATLANTIC

§622.400
Permits and fees.
§622.401
Recordkeeping and reporting.
§622.402
Vessel and gear identification.
§622.403
Seasons.
§622.404
Prohibited gear and methods.
§622.405
Trap construction specifications and tending restrictions.
§622.406
Areas closed to lobster trap gear.
§622.407
Minimum size limits and other harvest limitations.
§622.408
Bag/possession limits.
§622.409
Spiny lobster import prohibitions.
§622.410
Restrictions within the Tortugas marine reserves.
§622.411
Annual catch limits (ACLs), annual catch targets (ACTs), and accountability measures (AMs).
§622.412
Adjustment of management measures.
§622.413
Incorporation by reference.
§622.414
[Reserved]
§622.415
Limited exemption regarding harvest in waters of a foreign nation.
§622.416
Restrictions on sale/purchase.
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Subpart S—REEF FISH FISHERY OF PUERTO RICO AND THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

§622.430
Gear identification.
§622.431
Trap construction specifications and tending restrictions.
§622.432
Anchoring restriction.
§622.433
Prohibited gear and methods.
§622.434
Prohibited species.
§622.435
Seasonal and area closures.
§622.436
Size limits.
§622.437
Bag limits.
§622.438
Restrictions on sale/purchase.
§622.439
Annual catch limits (ACLs), annual catch targets (ACTs), and accountability measures (AMs).
§622.440
Adjustment of management measures.
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Subpart T—SPINY LOBSTER FISHERY OF PUERTO RICO AND THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

§622.450
Gear identification.
§622.451
Trap construction specifications and tending restrictions.
§622.452
Prohibited gear and methods.
§622.453
Prohibition on harvest of egg-bearing spiny lobster.
§622.454
Minimum size limit.
§622.455
Landing spiny lobster intact.
§622.456
Bag limits.
§622.457
Annual catch limits (ACLs), annual catch targets (ACTs), and accountability measures (AMs).
§622.458
Caribbean spiny lobster import prohibitions.
§622.459
Adjustment of management measures.
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Subpart U—CORALS AND REEF ASSOCIATED PLANTS AND INVERTEBRATES OF PUERTO RICO AND THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

§622.470
Permits.
§622.471
Prohibited gear and methods.
§622.472
Prohibited species.
§622.473
Restrictions on sale/purchase.
§622.474
Adjustment of management measures.
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Subpart V—QUEEN CONCH RESOURCES OF PUERTO RICO AND THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

§622.490
Prohibited gear and methods.
§622.491
Seasonal and area closures.
§622.492
Minimum size limit.
§622.493
Landing Caribbean queen conch intact.
§622.494
Bag limit.
§622.495
Commercial trip limit.
§622.496
Annual catch limits (ACLs), annual catch targets (ACTs), and accountability measures (AMs).
§622.497
Adjustment of management measures.
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Appendix
Appendix A to Part 622—Species Tables
Appendix
Appendix B to Part 622—Gulf Areas
Appendix
Appendix C to Part 622—Fish Length Measurements
Appendix
Appendix D to Part 622—Specifications for Certified BRDs
Appendix
Appendix E to Part 622—Caribbean Island/Island Group Management Areas
Appendix
Appendix F to Part 622—Specifications for Sea Turtle Release Gear and Handling Requirements
Appendix
Appendix G to Part 622—Coastal Migratory Pelagics Zone Illustrations

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