50 CFR 635.29 - Transfer at sea.

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§ 635.29 Transfer at sea.
(a) Persons may not transfer an Atlantic tuna, blue marlin, white marlin, roundscale spearfish, or swordfish at sea in the Atlantic Ocean, regardless of where the fish was harvested. Notwithstanding the definition of “harvest” at § 600.10, for the purposes of this part, transfer includes, but is not limited to, moving or attempting to move an Atlantic tuna that is on fishing or other gear in the water from one vessel to another vessel. However, an owner or operator of a vessel for which a Purse Seine category Atlantic Tunas category permit has been issued under § 635.4 may transfer large medium and giant BFT at sea from the net of the catching vessel to another vessel for which a Purse Seine category Atlantic Tunas permit has been issued, provided the amount transferred does not cause the receiving vessel to exceed its currently authorized vessel allocation, including incidental catch limits.
(b) Persons may not transfer a shark or a sailfish at sea shoreward of the outer boundary of the EEZ, regardless of where the shark was harvested, and persons may not transfer at sea a shark or a sailfish taken shoreward of the outer boundary of the EEZ, regardless of where the transfer takes place.
[64 FR 29135, May 28, 1999, as amended at 75 FR 57701, Sept. 22, 2010; 76 FR 39032, July 5, 2011]

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  • 2015-02-11; vol. 80 # 28 - Wednesday, February 11, 2015
    1. 80 FR 7547 - Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries
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      DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
      Temporary rule; annual adjustment of Atlantic bluefin tuna Purse Seine and Reserve category quotas.
      Effective February 10, 2015 through December 31, 2015.
      50 CFR Part 635

Title 50 published on 2014-10-01

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  • 2015-02-19; vol. 80 # 33 - Thursday, February 19, 2015
    1. 80 FR 8838 - Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; North and South Atlantic 2015 Commercial Swordfish Quotas
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      DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
      Proposed rule; request for comments.
      Written comments must be received by March 23, 2015. An operator-assisted, public conference call and webinar will be held on March 3, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., EST.
      50 CFR Part 635