50 CFR 665.241 - Definitions.

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§ 665.241 Definitions.

As used in §§ 665.240 through 665.259:

Hawaii crustacean management area is divided into the following areas:

(1)Crustacean Permit Area 1 (Permit Area 1) means the EEZ around the NWHI.

(2)Crustacean Permit Area 2 (Permit Area 2) means the EEZ around the MHI.

(3)Crustacean Permit Area 1 VMS Subarea means an area within the EEZ around the NWHI 50 nm from the center geographical positions of the islands and reefs in the NWHI as follows:

Name N. lat. W. long.
Nihoa Island 23°05′ 161°55′
Necker Island 23°35′ 164°40′
French Frigate Shoals 23°45′ 166°15′
Gardner Pinnacles 25°00′ 168°00′
Maro Reef 25°25′ 170°35′
Laysan Island 25°45′ 171°45′
Lisianski Island 26°00′ 173°55′
Pearl and Hermes Reef 27°50′ 175°50′
Midway Island 28°14′ 177°22′
Kure Island 28°25′ 178°20′
The remainder of the VMS subarea is delimited by parallel lines tangent to and connecting the 50-nm areas around the following: from Nihoa Island to Necker Island; from French Frigate Shoals to Gardner Pinnacles; from Gardner Pinnacles to Maro Reef; from Laysan Island to Lisianski Island; and from Lisianski Island to Pearl and Hermes Reef.

Hawaii crustacean management unit species (Hawaii crustacean MUS) means the following crustaceans:

Local name English
common name
Scientific name
Ula spiny lobster Panulirus marginatus, Panulirus penicillatus.
ula papapa slipper lobster Scyllaridae.
papa`i kua loa Kona crab Ranina ranina.
deepwater shrimp Heterocarpus spp.

Interested parties means the State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, the Council, holders of permits issued under § 665.242, and any person who has notified the Regional Administrator of his or her interest in the procedures and decisions described in § 665.248, and who has specifically requested to be considered an “interested party.”

Lobster grounds refers, singularly or collectively, to the following four areas in Crustacean Permit Area 1 that shall be used to manage the lobster fishery:

(1) Necker Island Lobster Grounds - waters bounded by straight lines connecting the following coordinates in the order presented: 24°00′ N. lat., 165°00′ W. long.; 24°00′ N. lat., 164°00′ W. long.; 23°00′ N. lat., 164°00′ W. long.; and 23°00′ N. lat., 165°00′ W. long.

(2) Gardner Pinnacles Lobster Grounds - waters bounded by straight lines connecting the following coordinates in the order presented: 25°20′ N. lat., 168°20′ W. long.; 25°20′ N. lat., 167°40′ W. long.; 24°20′ N. lat., 167°40′ W. long.; and 24°20′ N. lat., 168°20′ W. long.

(3) Maro Reef Lobster Grounds - waters bounded by straight lines connecting the following coordinates in the order presented: 25°40′ N. lat., 171°00′ W. long.; 25°40′ N. lat., 170°20′ W. long.; 25°00′ N. lat., 170°20′ W. long.; and 25°00′ N. lat., 171°00′ W. long.

(4) General NWHI Lobster Grounds - all waters within Crustacean Permit Area 1 except for the Necker Island, Gardner Pinnacles, and Maro Reef Lobster Grounds.

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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 665 after this date.

  • 2017-05-25; vol. 82 # 100 - Thursday, May 25, 2017
    1. 82 FR 24092 - Pacific Island Fisheries; 2017-18 Annual Catch Limit and Accountability Measures; Main Hawaiian Islands Deep 7 Bottomfish
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      DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
      Proposed specifications; request for comments.
      NMFS must receive comments by June 9, 2017.
      50 CFR Part 665