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50 CFR § 216.101-216.108 - General Regulations Governing Small Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities.

Country/Territory
United States of America
Document type
Regulation
Date
1996
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Original source
Code of Federal Regulations - Title 50 - Wildlife and Fisheries.
Long title
Code of Federal Regulations - Title 50 - Wildlife and Fisheries - Chapter II - National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce - Subchapter C - Marine Mammals - Part 216 Regulations Governing the Taking and Importing of Marine Mammals - Subpart I - General Regulations Governing Small Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities. (50 CFR - Chapter II - Subchapter C - Part 216 - Subpart I - § 216.101-216.108)
Subject
Fisheries, Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Marine fisheries Bycatch Non-commercial fishing Fishery management and conservation Marine mammals Hunting/capture Data collection/reporting Offences/penalties
Geographical area
Americas, Arctic, East Pacific, North America, North Atlantic
Abstract

This Subpart of Part 216 of the Code of Federal Regulations (Regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals) implement section 101(a)(5) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, which provides a mechanism for allowing, upon request, the incidental, but not intentional, taking of small numbers of marine mammals by U.S. citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing) within a specified geographic region. The taking of small numbers of marine mammals under section 101(a)(5) may be allowed only at specified conditions. In order for the National Marine Fisheries Service to consider authorizing the such taking by U.S. citizens of small numbers of marine mammals incidental to a specified activity (other than commercial fishing), or to make a finding that an incidental take is unlikely to occur, a written request must be submitted to the Assistant Administrator. Holders of an incidental harassment authorization in Arctic waters must cooperate with the National Marine Fisheries Service and other designated Federal, state, or local agencies to monitor the impacts of their activity on marine mammals.

Full text
English
Website
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References - Legislation

Implements

Marine Mammal Protection Act.

Legislation | United States of America | 1972 (2007)

Keyword: Fishery management and conservation, Marine fisheries, Fishing gear/fishing method, Management/conservation, Marine mammals, Marine area, Data collection/reporting, Research, Endangered species, Protection of habitats, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX