Observer means an individual authorized by NMFS, or a designated contractor, to record information on marine mammal interactions, fishing operations, marine mammal life history information, and other scientific data, and collect biological specimens during commercial fishing activities.


50 CFR § 229.2

Scoping language

In addition to the definitions contained in the Act and 216.3 of this chapter, and unless otherwise defined in this chapter, the terms in this chapter have the following meaning:

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