16 U.S. Code § 5107a - State permits valid in certain waters

(a) PermitsNotwithstanding any provision of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), this chapter, or any requirement of a fishery management plan or coastal fishery management plan to the contrary, a person holding a valid license issued by the State of Maine which lawfully permits that person to engage in commercial fishing for American lobster may, with the approval of the State of Maine, engage in commercial fishing for American lobster in the following areas designated as Federal waters, if such fishing is conducted in such waters in accordance with all other applicable Federal and State regulations:
(1)
west of Monhegan Island in the area located north of the line 43° 42′ 08′′ N, 69° 34′ 18′′ W and 43° 42′ 15′′ N, 69° 19′ 18′′ W;
(2)
east of Monhegan Island in the area located west of the line 43° 44′ 00′′ N, 69° 15′ 05′′ W and 43° 48′ 10′′ N, 69° 08′ 01′′ W;
(3)
south of Vinalhaven in the area located west of the line 43° 52′ 21′′ N, 68° 39′ 54′′ W and 43° 48′ 10′′ N, 69° 08′ 01′′ W; and
(4)
south of Bois Bubert Island in the area located north of the line 44° 19′ 15′′ N, 67° 49′ 30′′ W and 44° 23′ 45′′ N, 67° 40′ 33′′ W.
(b) Enforcement

The exemption from Federal fishery permitting requirements granted by subsection (a) may be revoked or suspended by the Secretary in accordance with section 308(g) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1858(g)) for violations of such Act or this chapter.

References in Text

The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, referred to in text, is Pub. L. 94–265, Apr. 13, 1976, 90 Stat. 331, as amended, which is classified principally to chapter 38 (§ 1801 et seq.) of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 1801 of this title and Tables.

This chapter, referred to in subsec. (b), was in the original “this Act”, and was translated as reading “this title”, meaning title VIII of Pub. L. 103–206, Dec. 20, 1993, 107 Stat. 2447, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of title VIII to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 5101 of this title and Tables.

Prior Provisions

A prior section 809 of Pub. L. 103–206 was renumbered section 811, and is classified to section 5108 of this title.

Amendments

2000—Subsecs. (a), (b). Pub. L. 106–555 substituted “Magnuson-Stevens Fishery” for “Magnuson Fishery”.

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