50 CFR 300.107 - Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

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§ 300.107 Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.
(a) Vessels. The operator of any vessel required to have a harvesting permit under this subpart must:
(1) Accurately maintain on board the vessel all CCAMLR reports and records required by its permit.
(2) Make such reports and records available for inspection upon the request of an authorized officer or CCAMLR inspector.
(3) Within the time specified in the permit, submit a copy of such reports and records to NMFS at an address designated by NMFS.
(4) Install a NMFS approved VMS unit on board U.S. vessels harvesting AMLR for use in real-time C-VMS port-to-port reporting to a NMFS-designated land-based fisheries monitoring center or centers. The requirements for the installation and operation of the VMS are set forth in § 300.116.
(b) Dealers. Dealers of AMLRs required to have a permit under this subpart must:
(1) Accurately maintain all reports and records required by their permits;
(2) Make such reports and records available for inspection upon the request of an authorized officer or CCAMLR inspector; and
(3) Within the time specified in the permit, submit a copy of such reports and records to NMFS at an address designated by NMFS.
(c) Catch documentation—
(1) General.
(i) The CCAMLR DCD must accompany all shipments of Dissostichus species as required in this paragraph (c).
(ii) No shipment of Dissostichus species shall be released for entry into the United States unless accompanied by a complete and validated CCAMLR DCD.
(iii) No shipment of Dissostichus species identified as originating from a high seas area designated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations as Statistical Area 51 or Statistical Area 57 in the eastern and western Indian Ocean outside and north of the Convention Area shall be issued a preapproval.
(2) Harvesting vessels.
(i) In addition to any AMLR harvesting permit or a High Seas Fishing Compliance Act permit issued pursuant to § 300.12, a U.S. vessel harvesting or attempting to harvest Dissostichus species, wherever found, must possess a DCD issued by NMFS which is non-transferable. The master of the harvesting vessel must ensure that catch information specified on the DCD is accurately recorded.
(ii) Prior to offloading of Dissostichus species, the master of the harvesting vessel must:
(A) electronically convey by the most rapid means possible catch information to NMFS and record on the DCD a confirmation number received from NMFS;
(B) Obtain on the DCD (or copies thereof) the signature(s) of the following persons: if catch is offloaded for transshipment, the master of the vessel(s) to which the catch is transferred; or if catch is offloaded for landing, the signature of both the responsible official(s) designated by NMFS in the harvesting permit, and the dealer(s) that receives the catch at the port(s) of landing; and
(C) Sign the DCD (or copies thereof), electronically convey by the most rapid means possible each copy to NMFS, and provide a copy to each recipient of the catch.
(iii) The master of the harvesting vessel must submit the original DCD (or all copies thereof with original signatures) to NMFS no later than 30 days after the end of the fishing season as authorized for that vessel on its harvesting permit.
(3) Transshipment vessels.
(i) The master of a U.S. vessel issued a permit to transship Dissostichus species must, upon receipt of Dissostichus species, sign each DCD provided by the master of the harvesting vessel.
(ii) Prior to landing Dissostichus species, the master of the transshipping vessel must:
(A) Obtain on each DCD (or copies thereof) the signature(s) of both the responsible official(s) designated by NMFS in the permit, and the dealer(s) that receives the catch at the port(s) of landing and
(B) Sign each DCD (or copies thereof), and electronically convey by the most rapid means possible each copy to NMFS and to the flag state(s) of the harvesting vessel(s) and provide a copy to each dealer receiving Dissostichus species.
(iii) The master of the transshipping vessel must submit all DCDs with original signatures to NMFS no later than 30 days after offloading and retain copies for a period of 2 years.
(4) Receivers upon landing. Any dealer who receives Dissostichus species from a harvesting vessel or from a transshipment vessel must sign the DCD(s) provided by the master of the vessel.
(5) Import.
(i) In order to import frozen Dissostichus species into the United States, any dealer must:
(A) Submit a preapproval application including the document number and export reference number on the DCD corresponding to the intended import shipment and, if necessary, additional information for NMFS to verify the use of real-time C-VMS port-to-port regardless of where the fish were harvested; and receive preapproval from NMFS.
(B) Ensure that the quantity of toothfish listed on the DCD (or Dissostichus re-export document if product is to be re-exported) matches the quantity listed on the preapproval application within a variance of 10 percent,
(C) The document and export reference numbers described in paragraph (c)(5)(i)(A) of this section must be entered by the dealer on the preapproval application for the shipment and sent to the address designated by NMFS so that NMFS receives the documentation at least 15 working days prior to import.
(D) Retain a copy of the DCD for his/her records and provide copies to exporters as needed.
(ii) Dealers must retain at their place of business a copy of the DCD for a period of 2 years from the date on the DCD.
(iii) Any dealer who imports fresh Dissostichus species must complete a report of each shipment and submit the report to NMFS within 24 hours following importation. Verification of the use of real-time C-VMS port-to-port is not required for imports of fresh Dissostichus species.
(6) Re-export.
(i) In order to re-export Dissostichus species, any dealer must:
(A) Submit to NMFS a completed paper-based NMFS application for a Dissostichus re-export document that includes the following information:
(1) The species, product type, and amount from the original DCD(s) that is requested for export in the particular export shipment;
(2) The number of the original DCD(s);
(3) The name and address of the importer and point of import for the original import into the United States, or by submitting a copy of the preapproval issued for the original import;
(4) One of the following:
(i) The Container Number for the shipment if shipment is to be re-exported by vessel;
(ii) The Flight Number and Airway Bill/Bill of Lading if shipment is to be re-exported by air;
(iii) The Truck Registration Number and Nationality if shipment is to be re-exported by ground transportation; or
(iv) The Railway Transport Number if shipment is to be re-exported by rail.
(5) The dealer/exporter's name, address, and AMLR permit number; and
(6) The dealer's signature.
(B) Obtain validation by a responsible official(s) designated by NMFS and receive an electronically-generated Dissostichus re-export document.
(ii) For frozen Dissostichus species, re-export documents will be generated upon verification of the use of real-time C-VMS port-to-port except for Dissostichus species harvested during fishing trips that began prior to September 24, 2007.
(iii) Dealers must include the original validated Dissostichus re-export document with the re-export shipment.
(iv) Any dealer who re-exports Dissostichus species must retain a copy of the re-export document at his/her place of business for a period of 2 years from the date on the DCD.
(7) Export.
(i) In order to export U.S.-harvested Dissostichus species, any dealer must:
(A) Submit to NMFS a completed paper-based NMFS application for a Dissostichus export document that includes the following information:
(1) The species, product type, and amount from the original DCD(s) that is requested for export in the particular export shipment;
(2) The number of the original DCD(s);
(3) One of the following:
(i) The Container Number for the shipment if shipment is to be exported by vessel;
(ii) The Flight Number and Airway Bill/Bill of Lading if shipment is to be exported by air;
(iii) The Truck Registration Number and Nationality if shipment is to be exported by ground transportation; or
(iv) The Railway Transport Number if shipment is to be exported by rail.
(4) The dealer/exporter's name, address, and AMLR permit number;
(5) For frozen Dissostichus species, verification of the use of real-time C-VMS port-to-port except for Dissostichus species harvested during fishing trips that began prior to September 24, 2007; and
(6) The dealer's signature.
(B) Obtain validation by a responsible official(s) designated by NMFS and receive an electronically-generated Dissostichus export document.
(ii) Dealers must include the original validated Dissostichus export document with the export shipment.
(iii) Any dealer who exports Dissostichus species must retain a copy of the export document at his/her place of business for a period of 2 years from the date on the DCD.
[65 FR 30016, May 10, 2000, as amended at 68 FR 23228, May 1, 2003; 72 FR 48509, Aug. 23, 2007; 75 FR 18112, Apr. 9, 2010]

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 16 - CONSERVATION

§ 773 - Definitions

§ 773a - International Pacific Halibut Commission

§ 773b - Acceptance or rejection of Commission recommendations

§ 773c - General responsibility

§ 773d - Cooperation of Federal agencies

§ 773e - Prohibited acts

§ 773f - Civil penalties

§ 773g - Crimes and criminal penalties

§ 773h - Forfeitures

§ 773i - Administration and enforcement

§ 773j - Authorization of appropriations

§ 773k - Location of office space and other facilities on or near University of Washington campus in State of Washington

§ 951 - Definitions

§ 952 - Commissioners; number, appointment, and qualification

§ 953 - General Advisory Committee and Scientific Advisory Subcommittee

§ 954 - Repealed.

§ 955 - Secretary of State to act for United States

§ 956 - Inspection of returns, records, or other reports

§ 957 - Violations; fines and forfeitures; application of related laws

§ 958 - Cooperation with other agencies

§ 959 - Enforcement of chapter

§ 960 - Commissions’ functions not restrained by this chapter or State laws

§ 961 - Authorization of appropriations

§ 962 - Reduction of bycatch in eastern tropical Pacific Ocean

§ 971 - Definitions

§ 971a - Commissioners

§ 971b - Advisory committee

16 U.S. Code § 971b–1 - Species working groups

§ 971c - Authority of Secretary of State; cooperative enforcement agreements

§ 971d - Administration

§ 971e - Violations

§ 971f - Enforcement

§ 971g - Cooperation in carrying out Convention

§ 971h - Authorization of appropriations

§ 971i - Research on Atlantic highly migratory species

§ 971j - Annual report

§ 971k - Savings clause

§ 973 - Definitions

§ 973a - Application to other laws

§ 973b - Regulations

§ 973c - Prohibited acts

§ 973d - Exceptions

§ 973e - Criminal offenses

§ 973f - Civil penalties

§ 973g - Licenses

§ 973h - Enforcement

§ 973i - Findings by Secretary

§ 973j - Reporting requirements; disclosure of information

§ 973k - Closed Area stowage requirements

16 U.S. Code § -

§ 973m - Technical assistance

§ 973n - Arbitration

16 U.S. Code § -

§ 973p - Additional agreements

§ 973q - Secretary of State to act for United States

§ 973r - Authorization of appropriations

§ 1801 - Findings, purposes and policy

§ 1802 - Definitions

§ 1803 - Authorization of appropriations

§ 1821 note - Foreign fishing

§ 1826d - Prohibition

§ 1826e - Negotiations

§ 1826f - Certification

§ 1826g - Enforcement

§ 1826h - Biennial report on international compliance

§ 1826i - Action to strengthen international fishery management organizations

§ 1826j - Illegal, unreported, or unregulated fishing

§ 1826k - Equivalent conservation measures

§ 1827 - Observer program regarding certain foreign fishing

§ 1827a - Prohibition on sale of billfish

§ 1828 - Foreign fishing incursions

§ 1829 - International monitoring and compliance

§ 2431 - Findings and purpose

§ 2432 - Definitions

§ 2433 - Representatives

§ 2434 - Conservation measures; system of observation and inspection

§ 2435 - Unlawful activities

§ 2436 - Regulations

§ 2437 - Civil penalties

§ 2438 - Criminal offenses

§ 2439 - Enforcement

§ 2440 - Jurisdiction of courts

§ 2441 - Federal agency cooperation

§ 2442 - Relationship to existing treaties and statutes

§ 2443 - Authorization of appropriations

§ 2444 - Severability

§ 3371 - Definitions

§ 3372 - Prohibited acts

§ 3373 - Penalties and sanctions

§ 3374 - Forfeiture

§ 3375 - Enforcement

§ 3376 - Administration

§ 3377 - Exceptions

§ 3378 - Miscellaneous provisions

§ 3636 - Rulemaking

§ 5501 - Purpose

§ 5502 - Definitions

§ 5503 - Permitting

§ 5504 - Responsibilities of Secretary

§ 5505 - Unlawful activities

§ 5506 - Enforcement provisions

§ 5507 - Civil penalties and permit sanctions

§ 5508 - Criminal offenses

§ 5509 - Forfeitures

U.S. Code: Title 31 - MONEY AND FINANCE

Title 50 published on 2013-10-01

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  • 2014-03-12; vol. 79 # 48 - Wednesday, March 12, 2014
    1. 79 FR 13906 - Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Catch Sharing Plan
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      DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
      Final rule.
      The IPHC's 2014 annual management measures are effective March 7, 2014. The 2014 management measures are effective until superseded.
      50 CFR Part 300