50 CFR 665.269 - Quotas.

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§ 665.269 Quotas.
(a) General. The quotas limiting the amount of precious coral that may be taken in any precious coral permit area during the fishing year are listed in § 665.269(d). Only live coral is counted toward the quota. The accounting period for all quotas begins July 1, 1983.
(b) Conditional bed closure. A conditional bed will be closed to all nonselective coral harvesting after the quota for one species of coral has been taken.
(c) Reserves and reserve release. The quotas for exploratory area X-P-H will be held in reserve for harvest by vessels of the United States in the following manner:
(1) At the start of the fishing year, the reserve for the Hawaii exploratory areas will equal the quota minus the estimated domestic annual harvest for that year.
(2) As soon as practicable after December 31 each year, the Regional Administrator will determine the amount harvested by vessels of the United States between July 1 and December 31 of the year that just ended on December 31.
(3) NMFS will release to TALFF an amount of Hawaii precious coral for each exploratory area equal to the quota minus two times the amount harvested by vessels of the United States in that July 1-December 31 period.
(4) NMFS will publish in the Federal Register a notification of the Regional Administrator's determination and a summary of the information on which it is based as soon as practicable after the determination is made.
(d) Quotas for precious coral permit areas.
Type of coral bed Name of coral bed Harvest quota in kilograms Number ofyears
Notes:
1. No fishing for coral is authorized in refugia.
2. A moratorium on gold coral harvesting is in effect through June 30, 2013.
Established Beds Au'au Channel Black: 5,000 2
Makapu'u Pink: 2,000 2
Gold: 0 (zero)
Bamboo: 500 2
Conditional Beds 180 Fathom Bank Pink: 222 1
Gold: 67 1
Bamboo: 56 1
Brooks Bank Pink: 444 1
Gold: 133 1
Bamboo: 111 1
Kaena Point Pink: 67 1
Gold: 20 1
Bamboo: 17 1
Keahole Point Pink: 67 1
Gold: 20 1
Bamboo: 17 1
Refugia Westpac All: 0 (zero)
Exploratory Area Hawaii 1,000 per area (all species combined except black corals) 1

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Title 50 published on 2013-10-01

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  • 2014-01-27; vol. 79 # 17 - Monday, January 27, 2014
    1. 79 FR 4276 - Pacific Island Fisheries; 2014 Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures
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      DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
      Final specifications.
      The final specifications are effective February 26, 2014, through December 31, 2014.
      50 CFR Part 665