50 CFR § 622.1 - Purpose and scope.

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§ 622.1 Purpose and scope.

(a) The purpose of this part is to implement the FMPs prepared under the Magnuson-Stevens Act by the CFMC, GMFMC, and/or SAFMC listed in Table 1 of this section.

(b) This part governs conservation and management of species included in the FMPs in or from the Caribbean, Gulf, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, or Atlantic EEZ, unless otherwise specified, as indicated in Table 1 of this section. For the FMPs noted in the following table, conservation and management extends to adjoining state waters for the purposes of data collection and monitoring.

(c) This part also governs importation of Caribbean spiny lobster into Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands.

(d) This part also governs importation of spiny lobster into any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.

Table 1 to § 622.1 - FMPs Implemented Under Part 622

FMP title Responsible fishery
management
council(s)
Geographical area
FMP for Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources GMFMC/SAFMC Gulf 1 9, Mid-Atlantic 1 9, South Atlantic 1 9.
FMP for Coral, Coral Reefs, and Live/Hard Bottom Habitats of the South Atlantic Region SAFMC South Atlantic. 5
FMP for Coral and Coral reefs of the Gulf of Mexico GMFMC Gulf.
FMP for Corals and Reef Associated Plants and Invertebrates of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands CFMC Caribbean.
FMP for the Dolphin and Wahoo Fishery of the Atlantic SAFMC Atlantic.
FMP for the Golden Crab Fishery of the South Atlantic Region SAFMC South Atlantic.
FMP for Pelagic Sargassum Habitat of the South Atlantic Region SAFMC South Atlantic.
FMP for Queen Conch Resources of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands CFMC Caribbean.
FMP for the Red Drum Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico GMFMC Gulf. 1
FMP for the Reef Fish Fishery of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands CFMC Caribbean.
FMP for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico GMFMC Gulf.1 3 4 7 10
FMP for Regulating Offshore Marine Aquaculture in the Gulf GMFMC Gulf.
FMP for the Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico GMFMC Gulf. 1
FMP for the Shrimp Fishery of the South Atlantic Region SAFMC South Atlantic.
FMP for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region SAFMC South Atlantic. 1 2 6 8
FMP for the Spiny Lobster Fishery of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands CFMC Caribbean.
FMP for the Spiny Lobster Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic GMFMC/SAFMC Gulf 1, South Atlantic. 1

1 Regulated area includes adjoining state waters for purposes of data collection and quota monitoring.

2 Black sea bass and scup are not managed by the FMP or regulated by this part north of 35°15.19′ N. lat., the latitude of Cape Hatteras Light, NC.”

3 Regulated area includes adjoining state waters for Gulf red snapper harvested or possessed by a person aboard a vessel for which a Gulf red snapper IFQ vessel account has been established or possessed by a dealer with a Gulf IFQ dealer endorsement.

4 Regulated area includes adjoining state waters for Gulf groupers and tilefishes harvested or possessed by a person aboard a vessel for which an IFQ vessel account for Gulf groupers and tilefishes has been established or possessed by a dealer with a Gulf IFQ dealer endorsement.

5 Octocorals are managed by the FMP or regulated by this part only in the EEZ off North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.

6 Nassau grouper in the South Atlantic EEZ and the Gulf EEZ are managed under the FMP.

7 Hogfish are managed by the FMP in the Gulf EEZ except south of 25°09′ N. lat. off the west coast of Florida. Hogfish in the remainder of the Gulf EEZ south of 25°09′ N. lat. off the west coast of Florida are managed under the FMP for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region.

8 Hogfish in the Gulf EEZ are managed under the FMP from the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico intercouncil boundary specified in § 600.105(c) and south of 25°09′ N. lat. off the west coast of Florida. Hogfish in the remainder of the Gulf EEZ are managed under the FMP for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico.

9 Cobia is managed by the FMP in the Gulf EEZ and in the South Atlantic EEZ south of a line extending due east from the Florida/Georgia border.

10 Certain provisions for the management of the private angling component of recreational red snapper in the Gulf EEZ have been delegated to the Gulf states, as specified in § 622.23.

[78 FR 22952, Apr. 17, 2013, as amended at 78 FR 78775, Dec. 27, 2013; 81 FR 1792, Jan. 13, 2016; 82 FR 34580, 34594 July 25, 2017; 82 FR 40075, Aug. 24, 2017; 84 FR 4736, Feb. 19, 2019; 85 FR 6823, Feb. 6, 2020; 85 FR 10339, Feb. 24, 2020]