50 CFR § 665.461 - Definitions.

§ 665.461 Definitions.

As used in §§ 665.460 through 665.470:

Mariana precious coral ecosystem component species (Mariana precious coral ECS) means those species identified as ECS in the Marianas Archipelago FEP.

Mariana precious coral management unit species means any coral of the genus Corallium in addition to the following species of corals:

English common name Scientific name
Pink coral (also known as red coral) Corallium secundum, Corallium regale, Corallium laauense.
Gold coral Gerardia spp., Callogorgia gilberti, Narella spp., Calyptrophora spp.
Bamboo coral Lepidisis olapa, Acanella spp.
Black coral Antipathes dichotoma, Antipathes grandis, Antipathes ulex.

Mariana precious coral permit area means the area encompassing the precious coral beds within the EEZ around the Mariana Archipelago. Each bed is designated by a permit area code and assigned to one of the following four categories:

(1) Established beds. [Reserved]

(2) Conditional beds. [Reserved]

(3) Refugia. [Reserved]

(4) Exploratory Area.

(i) Permit Area X-P-G includes all coral beds, other than established beds, conditional beds, or refugia, in the EEZ seaward of Guam.

(ii) Permit Area X-P-CNMI includes all coral beds, other than established beds, conditional beds, or refugia, in the EEZ seaward of points 3 nautical miles from the shoreline of the CNMI.

[75 FR 2205, Jan. 14, 2010, as amended at 84 FR 2775, Feb. 8, 2019]