50 CFR 270.2 - Definitions.

§ 270.2 Definitions.
The following terms and definitions are in addition to or amplify those contained in the Fish and Seafood Promotion Act of 1986:
Act means the Fish and Seafood Promotion Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-659) and any subsequent amendments.
Consumer education means actions undertaken to inform consumers of matters related to the consumption of fish and fish products.
Council means a Seafood Marketing Council for one or more species of fish and fish products of that species established under section 210 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 4009).
Expenditure means monetary or material worth of fishery products. Expenditure is determined at the point a receiver obtains product from a harvester or an importer obtains product from a foreign supplier. Value may be expressed in monetary units (the price a receiver pays to a harvester or an importer pays to a foreign supplier).
Fiscal year means any 12-month period as NMFS may determine for each Council.
Fish means finfish, mollusks, crustaceans, and all other forms of aquatic animal life used for human consumption; the term does not include marine mammals and seabirds.
Harvester means any person in the business of catching or growing fish for purposes of sale in domestic or foreign markets.
Importer means any person in the business of importing fish or fish products from another country into the United States and its territories, as defined by the Act, for commercial purposes, or who acts as an agent, broker, or consignee for any person or nation that produces, processes or markets fish or fish products outside of the United States for sale or for other commercial purposes in the United States.
Marketer means any person in the business of selling fish or fish products in the wholesale, export, retail, or restaurant trade, but whose primary business function is not the processing or packaging of fish or fish products in preparation for sale.
Marketing and promotion means any activity aimed at encouraging the consumption of fish or fish products or expanding or maintaining commercial markets for fish or fish products.
Member means any person serving on any Council.
Participant means a member of a sector or business identified in an application for a Council charter as being subject to the referendum or assessment process.
Person means any individual, group of individuals, association, proprietorship, partnership, corporation, cooperative, or any private entity of the U.S. fishing industry organized or existing under the laws of the United States or any state, commonwealth, territory or possession of the United States who meets the eligibility requirements as defined in a proposed charter to vote in a referendum.
Processor means any person in the business of preparing or packaging fish or fish products (including fish of the processor's own harvesting) for sale in domestic or foreign markets.
Receiver means any person who owns fish processing vessels and any person in the business of acquiring (taking title to) fish directly from harvesters.
Research means any type of research designed to advance the image, desirability, usage, marketability, production, quality and safety of fish and fish products.
Secretary means the Secretary of Commerce, or the Secretary's designee.
Sector means
(1) The sector consisting of harvesters;
(2) The sector consisting of importers;
(3) The sector consisting of marketers;
(4) The sector consisting of processors;
(5) The sector consisting of receivers; or
(6) The consumer sector consisting of persons professionally engaged in the dissemination of information pertaining to the nutritional benefits and preparation of fish and fish products;
Sector participant means any individual, group of individuals, association, proprietorship, partnership, corporation, cooperative, or any private entity of the U.S. fishing industry organized or existing under the laws of the United States or any state, commonwealth, territory or possession of the United States who meets the eligibility requirements as defined in a proposed charter to vote in a referendum.
Species means a fundamental category of taxonomic classification, ranking after genus, and consisting of animals that possess common characteristic(s) distinguishing them from other similar groups.
Value means monetary or material worth of fishery products. Value is the difference between what a receiver is willing to pay for a product provided by a harvester and its market price or an importer is willing to pay for a product from a foreign supplier and its market price. Value may be expressed in monetary units representing consumer surplus or producer surplus.

Title 50 published on 2013-10-01

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