50 CFR Appendix Table 19 to Part 679, Seabird Avoidance Gear Codes

Table 19 to Part 679 - Seabird Avoidance Gear Codes
VESSEL LOGBOOK
CODE SEABIRD AVOIDANCE GEAR OR METHOD.
1 Paired Streamer Lines: Used during deployment of hook-and-line gear to prevent birds from taking hooks. Two streamer lines used, one on each side of the main groundline. Each streamer line consists of three components: a length of line, streamers attached along a portion of the length and one or more float devices at the terminal end. See performance and material standards at § 679.24(e)(4)(iii) .
2 Single Streamer Line: Used during deployment of hook-and-line gear to prevent birds from taking hooks. The streamer line consists of three components: a length of line, streamers attached along a portion of the length and one or more float devices at the terminal end. See performance and material standards at § 679.24(e)(4)(ii) .
3 Single Streamer Line, used with Snap Gear: Used during the deployment of snap gear to prevent birds from taking hooks. The streamer line consists of three components: a length of line, streamers attached along a portion of the length and one or more float devices at the terminal end. See performance and material standards at § 679.24(e)(4)(iv) .
4 Buoy Bag Line: Used during the deployment of hook-and-line gear to prevent birds from taking hooks. A buoy bag line consists of two components: a length of line (without streamers attached) and one or more float devices at the terminal end. See performance and material standards at § 679.24(e)(4)(i) .
Other Device used in conjunction with Single Streamer Line or Buoy Bag Line
5 Add weights to groundline: Applying weights to the groundline for the purpose of sinking the hook-and-line gear more quickly and preventing seabirds from accessing the baited hooks.
6 Additional Buoy Bag Line or Single Streamer Line: Using a second buoy bag line or streamer line for the purpose of enhancing the effectiveness of these deterrent devices at preventing seabirds from accessing baited hooks.
7 Strategic Offal Discharge: Discharging fish, fish parts (i.e., offal) or spent bait for the purpose of distracting seabirds away from the main groundline while setting gear.
Additional Device Used
8 Night Fishing: Setting hook-and-line gear during dark (night time hours).
Line Shooter: A hydraulic device designed to deploy hook-and-line gear at a speed slightly faster than the vessel's speed during setting.
Lining Tube: A device used to deploy hook-and-line gear through an underwater-setting device.
Other (Describe)
9 No Deterrent Used Due to Weather. [See weather exceptions at § 679.24(e)(4)(i) , (e)(4)(ii)(B), (e)(4)(iii)(B), (e)(4)(iv)(B), and (e)(4)(v).]
0 No Deterrent Used.
[ 74 FR 13358, Mar. 27, 2009]

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