Green-stick gear means an actively trolled mainline attached to a vessel and elevated or suspended above the surface of the water with no more than 10 hooks or gangions attached to the mainline. The suspended line, attached gangions and/or hooks, and catch may be retrieved collectively by hand or mechanical means. Green-stick does not constitute a pelagic longline or a bottom longline as defined in this section.
50 CFR § 635.2
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: