50 CFR 660.319 - Open access fishery gear identification and marking.

§ 660.319 Open access fishery gear identification and marking.

(a)Gear identification.

(1) Open access fixed gear (longline, trap or pot, set net and stationary hook-and-line gear, including commercial vertical hook-and-line gear) must be marked at the surface and at each terminal end, with a pole, flag, light, radar reflector, and a buoy.

(2) Open access commercial vertical hook-and-line gear that is closely tended as defined at § 660.311 of this subpart, may be marked only with a single buoy of sufficient size to float the gear.

(3) A buoy used to mark fixed gear under paragraph (a)(1) or (a)(2) of this section must be marked with a number clearly identifying the owner or operator of the vessel. The number may be either:

(i) If required by applicable state law, the vessel's number, the commercial fishing license number, or buoy brand number; or

(ii) The vessel documentation number issued by the USCG, or, for an undocumented vessel, the vessel registration number issued by the state.

(b) [Reserved]

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Title 50 published on 10-May-2017 04:10

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 50 CFR Part 660 after this date.

  • 2017-05-16; vol. 82 # 93 - Tuesday, May 16, 2017
    1. 82 FR 22429 - Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; 2017-2018 Biennial Specifications and Management Measures; Inseason Adjustments
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      DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
      Final rule; inseason adjustments to biennial groundfish management measures.
      This final rule is effective May 12, 2017.
      50 CFR Part 660


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