50 CFR 648.58 - Rotational Closed Areas.

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§ 648.58 Rotational Closed Areas.
(a) -(b) [Reserved]
(c) Transiting. No vessel possessing scallops may enter or be in the area(s) specified in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this section unless the vessel is transiting the area and the vessel's fishing gear is unavailable for immediate use as defined in § 648.23(b), or there is a compelling safety reason to be in such areas.
(d) Vessels fishing for species other than scallops. A vessel may fish for species other than scallops within the closed areas specified in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this section as allowed in this part, provided the vessel does not fish for, catch, or retain scallops or intend to fish for, catch, or retain scallops. Declaration through VMS that the vessel is fishing in the general category scallop fishery is deemed to be an intent to fish for, catch, or retain scallops.
(e) [Reserved]
(f) Delmarva Closed Area. No vessel may fish for scallops in, or possess or land scallops from, the area known as the Delmarva Closed Area. No vessel may possess scallops in the Delmarva Closed Area, unless such vessel is only transiting the area as provided in paragraph (c) of this section. The Delmarva Closed Area is defined by straight lines connecting the following points in the order stated (copies of a chart depicting this area are available from the Regional Administrator upon request):
Point Latitude Longitude
DMV1 38°10′ N 74°50′ W
DMV2 38°10′ N 74°00′ W
DMV3 37°15′ N 74°00′ W
DMV4 37°15′ N 74°50′ W
DMV1 38°10′ N 74°50′ W
[71 FR 33228, June 8, 2006, as amended by 72 FR 72629, Dec. 21, 2007; 73 FR 30807, May 29, 2008; 75 FR 36571, June 28, 2010; 76 FR 31494, June 1, 2011; 76 FR 43791, Aug. 2, 2011; 77 FR 28314, May 14, 2012]
Effective Date Note:
At 77 FR 28314, May 14, 2012, § 648.58 was amended by adding paragraph (f), effective June 13, 2012, through Nov. 10, 2012.

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    1. 79 FR 52578 - Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States
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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 648 after this date.

  • 2014-09-04; vol. 79 # 171 - Thursday, September 4, 2014
    1. 79 FR 52578 - Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States
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      DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
      Final rule.
      This rule is effective September 4, 2014.
      50 CFR Part 648