Longline means fishing gear that is set horizontally, either anchored, floating, or attached to a vessel, and that consists of a mainline or groundline with three or more leaders and hooks, whether retrieved by hand or mechanical means.


50 CFR § 635.2

Scoping language

In addition to the definitions in the Magnuson-Stevens Act, ATCA, and 600.10 of this chapter, the terms used in this part have following meanings. If applicable, the terms used in this part supercede those used in 600.10:

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