50 CFR 300.61 - Definitions.

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§ 300.61 Definitions.
In addition to the terms defined in § 300.2 and those in the Act and the Convention, the terms used in this subpart have the following meanings. If a term is defined differently in § 300.2, the Act, or the Convention, the definition in this section shall apply.
Alaska Native tribe means, for purposes of the subsistence fishery for Pacific halibut in waters in and off Alaska, a Federally recognized Alaska Native tribe that has customary and traditional use of halibut and that is listed in § 300.65(g)(2) of this part.
Area 2A includes all waters off the States of California, Oregon, and Washington.
Area 2C includes all waters off Alaska that are east of a line running 340° true from Cape Spencer Light (58° 11′ 54″ N. lat., 136° 38′ 24″ W. long.) and south and east of a line running 205° true from said light.
Area 3A means all waters between Area 2C and a line extending from the most northerly point on Cape Aklek (57°41′15″ N. latitude, 155°35′00″ W. longitude) to Cape Ikolik (57°17′17″ N. latitude, 154°47′18″ W. longitude), then along the Kodiak Island coastline to Cape Trinity (56°44′50″ N. latitude, 154°08′44″ W. longitude), then 140° true.
Charter halibut permit means a permit issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service pursuant to § 300.67.
Charter vessel angler, for purposes of §§ 300.65(d), 300.66, and 300.67, means a person, paying or non-paying, using the services of a charter vessel guide.
Charter vessel fishing trip, for purposes of §§ 300.65(d), 300.66, and 300.67, means the time period between the first deployment of fishing gear into the water from a vessel after any charter vessel angler is onboard and the offloading of one or more charter vessel anglers or any halibut from that vessel.
Charter vessel guide, for purposes of §§ 300.65(d), 300.66 and 300.67, means a person who holds an annual sport guide license issued by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, or a person who provides sport fishing guide services.
Charter vessel operator, for purposes of § 300.65(d), means the person in control of the vessel during a charter vessel fishing trip.
Chiniak Bay means all waters bounded by the shoreline and straight lines connecting the coordinates in the order listed:
(1) North from Cape Chiniak (57°37.22′ N. lat., 152°9.36′ W. long.);
(2) To Buoy #1 at Williams Reef (57°50.36′ N. lat., 152°8.82′ W. long.);
(3) To East Cape on Spruce Island (57°54.89′ N. lat., 152°19.45′ W. long.);
(4) To Termination Point on Kodiak Island (57°51.31′ N. lat., 152°24.01′ W. long.); and
(5) Connecting to a line running counterclockwise along the shoreline of Kodiak Island to Cape Chiniak (57°37.22′ N. lat., 152°9.36′ W. long.).
Commercial fishing means fishing, the resulting catch of which either is, or is intended to be, sold or bartered but does not include subsistence fishing.
Commission means the International Pacific Halibut Commission.
Commission regulatory area means an area defined by the Commission for purposes of the Convention identified in 50 CFR 300.60 and prescribed in the annual management measures published pursuant to 50 CFR 300.62.
Community charter halibut permit means a permit issued by NMFS to a Community Quota Entity pursuant to § 300.67.
Crew member, for purposes of §§ 300.65(d), and 300.67, means an assistant, deckhand, or similar person who works directly under the supervision of, and on the same vessel as, a charter vessel guide or operator of a vessel with one or more charter vessel anglers on board.
Customary trade means, for purposes of the subsistence fishery for Pacific halibut in waters in and off Alaska, the non-commercial exchange of subsistence halibut for anything other than items of significant value.
Fishing means the taking, harvesting, or catching of fish, or any activity that can reasonably be expected to result in the taking, harvesting, or catching of fish, including specifically the deployment of any amount or component part of setline gear anywhere in the maritime area.
Fishing week, for purposes of § 300.65(d), means a time period that begins at 0001 hours, A.l.t., Monday morning and ends at 2400 hours, A.l.t., the following Sunday night.
Guideline harvest level (GHL) means the level of allowable halibut harvest by the charter vessel fishery.
Halibut harvest means the catching and retaining of any halibut.
Head-on length means a straight line measurement passing over the pectoral fin from the tip of the lower jaw with the mouth closed to the extreme end of the middle of the tail.
Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ), for purposes of this subpart, means the annual catch limit of halibut that may be harvested by a person who is lawfully allocated a harvest privilege for a specific portion of the TAC of halibut.
IFQ fishing trip, for purposes of the subpart, means the period beginning when a vessel operator commences harvesting IFQ halibut and ending when the vessel operator lands any species.
IFQ halibut means any halibut that is harvested with setline or other hook and line gear while commercial fishing in any IFQ regulatory area defined at § 679.2 of this title.
Military charter halibut permit means a permit issued by NMFS to a United States Military Morale, Welfare and Recreation Program pursuant to § 300.67.
Overall length of a vessel means the horizontal distance, rounded to the nearest ft/meter, between the foremost part of the stem and the aftermost part of the stern (excluding bowsprits, rudders, outboard motor brackets, and similar fittings or attachments).
Person includes an individual, corporation, firm, or association.
Power hauling means using electrically, hydraulically, or mechanically powered devices or attachments or other assisting devises or attachments to deploy and retrieve fishing gear. Power hauling does not include the use of hand power, a hand powered crank, a fishing rod, a downrigger, or a hand troll gurdy.
Rural means, for purposes of the subsistence fishery for Pacific halibut in waters in and off Alaska, a community of Alaska listed at § 300.65(g)(1) or an area of Alaska described at § 300.65(g)(3) in which the non-commercial, customary, and traditional use of fish and game for personal or family consumption is a principal characteristic of the economy or area and in which there is a long-term, customary, and traditional use of halibut.
Rural resident means, for purposes of the subsistence fishery for Pacific halibut in waters in and off Alaska:
(1) An individual domiciled in a rural community listed in the table at § 300.65(g)(1) and who has maintained a domicile in rural communities listed in the table at § 300.65(g)(1), or in rural areas described at § 300.65(g)(3), for the 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the time when the assertion of residence is made, and who is not claiming residency in another state, territory, or country; or
(2) An individual domiciled in a rural area described at § 300.65(g)(3) and who has maintained a domicile in rural areas described at § 300.65(g)(3), or in rural communities listed in the table at § 300.65(g)(1), for the 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the time when the assertion of residence is made, and who is not claiming residency in another state, territory, or country.
Setline gear means one or more stationary, buoyed, and anchored lines with hooks attached.
Sport fishing means:
(1) In regulatory area 2A, all fishing other than commercial fishing and treaty Indian ceremonial and subsistence fishing; and
(2) In waters in and off Alaska, all fishing other than commercial fishing and subsistence fishing.
Sport fishing guide services, for purposes of §§ 300.65(d) and 300.67, means assistance, for compensation, to a person who is sport fishing, to take or attempt to take fish by being onboard a vessel with such person during any part of a charter vessel fishing trip. Sport fishing guide services do not include services provided by a crew member.
Subarea 2A-1 includes all U.S. waters off the coast of Washington that are north of 46°53′18″ N. lat. and east of 125°44′00″ W. long., and all inland marine waters of Washington.
Subsistence means, with respect to waters in and off Alaska, the non-commercial, long-term, customary and traditional use of halibut.
Subsistence halibut means halibut caught by a rural resident or a member of an Alaska Native tribe for direct personal or family consumption as food, sharing for personal or family consumption as food, or customary trade.
Subsistence halibut registration certificate (SHARC) means documentation, issued by NMFS, of the registration required at § 300.65(i).
Treaty Indian tribes means the Hoh, Jamestown S'Klallam, Lower Elwha S'Klallam, Lummi, Makah, Port Gamble S'Klallam, Quileute, Quinault, Skokomish, Suquamish, Swinomish, Tulalip, and Nooksack tribes.
Valid, with respect to a charter halibut permit for purposes of §§ 300.66 and 300.67, means the charter halibut permit that is currently in effect.
[61 FR 35550, July 5, 1996, as amended at 64 FR 52469, Sept. 29, 1999; 68 FR 18156, Apr. 15, 2003; 68 FR 47264, Aug. 8, 2003; 72 FR 30727, June 4, 2007; 72 FR 67669, Nov. 30, 2007; 73 FR 30523, May 28, 2008; 73 FR 52797, Sept. 11, 2008; 73 FR 54939, Sept. 24, 2008; 74 FR 11697, Mar. 19, 2009; 74 FR 21227, May 6, 2009; 74 FR 57109, Nov. 4, 2009; 75 FR 599, Jan. 5, 2010; 76 FR 6571, Feb. 7, 2011]

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  • 2014-12-02; vol. 79 # 231 - Tuesday, December 2, 2014
    1. 79 FR 71327 - International Fisheries; Western and Central Pacific Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species; Restrictions on the Use of Fish Aggregating Devices in Purse Seine Fisheries for 2015
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      50 CFR Part 300

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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 § 921 to 923 - Omitted

§ 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

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§ 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 2014-10-01

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  • 2014-12-03; vol. 79 # 232 - Wednesday, December 3, 2014
    1. 79 FR 71729 - Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Revisions to Charter Halibut Fisheries Management in Alaska
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      DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
      Proposed rule; request for comments.
      Comments must be received no later than January 2, 2015.
      50 CFR Part 300