Authorized officer means:
(1) Any commissioned, warrant, or petty officer of the USCG;
(2) Any special agent or fishery enforcement officer of NMFS;
(3) Any officer designated by the head of any Federal or state agency that has entered into an agreement with the Secretary and the Commandant of the USCG to enforce the provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Act or any other statute administered by NOAA; or
(4) Any USCG personnel accompanying and acting under the direction of any person described in paragraph (1) of this definition.
50 CFR § 600.10
Unless defined otherwise in other parts of Chapter VI, the terms in this chapter have the following meanings: