50 CFR § 253.50 - Definitions.
The terms used in this subpart have the following meanings:
Commercial fishery failure means a serious disruption of a fishery resource affecting present or future productivity due to natural or undetermined causes. It does not include either:
(1) The inability to harvest or sell raw fish or manufactured and processed fishery merchandise; or
(2) Compensation for economic loss suffered by any segment of the fishing industry as the result of a resource disaster.
Enforcement agreement means a written agreement, signed and dated, between a state agency and either the Secretary of the Interior or Secretary of Commerce, or both, to enforce Federal and state laws pertaining to the protection of interjurisdictional fishery resources.
Fisheries management means all activities concerned with conservation, restoration, enhancement, or utilization of fisheries resources, including research, data collection and analysis, monitoring, assessment, information dissemination, regulation, and enforcement.
Fishery resource means finfish, mollusks, and crustaceans, and any form of marine or Great Lakes animal or plant life, including habitat, other than marine mammals and birds.
Interjurisdictional fishery resource means:
Interstate Commission means a commission or other administrative body established by an interstate compact.
Interstate compact means a compact that has been entered into by two or more states, established for purposes of conserving and managing fishery resources throughout their range, and consented to and approved by Congress.
Interstate fishery management plan means a plan for managing a fishery resource developed and adopted by the member states of an Interstate Marine Fisheries Commission, and contains information regarding the status of the fishery resource and fisheries, and recommends actions to be taken by the States to conserve and manage the fishery resource.
Landed means the first point of offloading fishery resources.
NMFS Regional Director means the Director of any one of the five National Marine Fisheries Service regions.
Research means work or investigative study, designed to acquire knowledge of fisheries resources and their habitat.
Secretary means the Secretary of Commerce or his/her designee.
State means each of the several states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, Guam, or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Value means the monetary worth of fishery resources used in developing the apportionment formula, which is equal to the price paid at the first point of landing.