50 CFR 300.2 - Definitions.

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§ 300.2 Definitions.
In addition to the definitions in each act, agreement, convention, or treaty specified in subparts B through K of this part, the terms used in this part have the following meanings:
Assistant Administrator means the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce, or a designee. Address: Room 14555, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
Authorized officer means:
(1) Any commissioned, warrant, or petty officer of the U.S. Coast Guard; or any U.S. Coast Guard personnel accompanying and acting under the direction of a commissioned, warrant, or petty officer of the U.S. Coast Guard;
(2) Any special agent or fisheries enforcement officer of NMFS; or
(3) Any person designated by the head of any Federal or state agency that has entered into an agreement with the Secretary of Commerce or the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard to enforce the provisions of any statute administered by the Secretary.
CCAMLR inspector means a person designated by a member of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources as an inspector under Article XXIV of the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources to verify compliance with measures in effect under the Convention.
Exclusive Economic Zone or EEZ means the zone established by Presidential Proclamation 5030, dated March 10, 1983, as defined in 16 U.S.C. 1802(6).
Fishing or to fish means:
(1) The catching or taking of fish;
(2) The attempted catching or taking of fish;
(3) Any other activity that can reasonably be expected to result in the catching or taking of fish; or
(4) Any operations at sea in support of, or in preparation for, any activity described in paragraphs (1) through (3) of this definition.
Fishing vessel means any vessel, boat, ship, or other craft that is used for, equipped to be used for, or of a type normally used for fishing.
IATTC means the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, established pursuant to the Convention for the Establishment of an Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission.
Import means to land on, bring into, or introduce into, or attempt to land on, bring into, or introduce into, any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, whether or not such landing, bringing, or introduction, constitutes an importation within the meaning of the customs laws of the United States.
IRCS means International Radio Call Sign.
Magnuson-Stevens Act means the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.
National of the United States or U.S. national means any person subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, including, but not limited to, a citizen or resident of the United States, or a person employed on a vessel of the United States. In the case of a corporation, partnership or other non- natural person, this includes, but is not limited to, any entity that is the owner of a vessel of the United States.
NMFS means the National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, Department of Commerce.
NMFS Headquarters means NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Attention: Office of International Affairs.
Official number means the documentation number issued by the USCG or the certificate number issued by a state or the USCG for an undocumented vessel, or any equivalent number if the vessel is registered in a foreign nation.
Operator means, with respect to any vessel, the master or other individual aboard and in charge of that vessel.
Owner means, with respect to any vessel:
(1) Any person who owns that vessel in whole or part (whether or not the vessel is leased or chartered);
(2) Any charterer of the vessel, whether bareboat, time, or voyage;
(3) Any person who acts in the capacity of a charterer, including but not limited to parties to a management agreement, operating agreement, or any similar agreement that bestows control over the destination, function, or operation of the vessel; or
(4) Any agent designated as such by a person described in this definition.
Person means any individual (whether or not a citizen or national of the United States), any corporation, partnership, association, or other entity (whether or not organized, or existing under the laws of any state), and any Federal, state, local, or foreign government or any entity of any such government.
Regional Administrator means the Administrator of one of the six NMFS Regions, described in Table 1 of § 600.502 of this title, or a designee.
Science and Research Director means the Director of one of the six NMFS Fisheries Science Centers described in Table 1 of § 600.502 of this title, or a designee, also known as the Science Director.
Secretary means the Secretary of Commerce or a designee.
USCG means the United States Coast Guard.
Yellowfin tuna means any fish of the species Thunnus albacares (synonomy: Neothunnus macropterus).
[61 FR 35550, July 5, 1996, as amended at 76 FR 59305, Sept. 26, 2011]

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  • 2014-11-14; vol. 79 # 220 - Friday, November 14, 2014
    1. 79 FR 68133 - International Fisheries; Pacific Tuna Fisheries; 2014 Commercial Fishing for Pacific Bluefin Tuna in the Eastern Pacific Ocean; Commercial Retention Limit
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      Temporary rule for an emergency action.
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      50 CFR Parts 300 and 660

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U.S. Code: Title 16 - CONSERVATION

§ 773 - Definitions

§ 773a - International Pacific Halibut Commission

§ 773b - Acceptance or rejection of Commission recommendations

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§ 773d - Cooperation of Federal agencies

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§ 954 - Repealed.

§ 955 - Secretary of State to act for United States

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§ 962 - Reduction of bycatch in eastern tropical Pacific Ocean

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§ 971i - Research on Atlantic highly migratory species

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§ 973b - Regulations

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§ 973d - Exceptions

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§ 1801 - Findings, purposes and policy

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§ 1821 note - Foreign fishing

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§ 1826f - Certification

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§ 1826h - Biennial report on international compliance

§ 1826i - Action to strengthen international fishery management organizations

§ 1826j - Illegal, unreported, or unregulated fishing

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§ 1827 - Observer program regarding certain foreign fishing

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§ 3373 - Penalties and sanctions

§ 3374 - Forfeiture

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§ 3376 - Administration

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§ 3378 - Miscellaneous provisions

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§ 5504 - Responsibilities of Secretary

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§ 5507 - Civil penalties and permit sanctions

§ 5508 - Criminal offenses

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Title 50 published on 2013-10-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 50 CFR 300 after this date.

  • 2014-11-14; vol. 79 # 220 - Friday, November 14, 2014
    1. 79 FR 68133 - International Fisheries; Pacific Tuna Fisheries; 2014 Commercial Fishing for Pacific Bluefin Tuna in the Eastern Pacific Ocean; Commercial Retention Limit
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
      Temporary rule for an emergency action.
      Effective November 13, 2014, through December 31, 2014.
      50 CFR Parts 300 and 660