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50 CFR § 216.11-216.20 - Regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals - Prohibitions.

United States of America
Document type
1974 (2021)
Original source
39 FR 1852, January 15, 1974
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 B - Prohibitions. (50 CFR, Chapter II, Subchapter C, Part 216, Subpart B, § 216.11-216.20).
Sea, Wild species & ecosystems
High seas Territorial sea Marine mammals Endangered species Hunting/capture Enforcement/compliance Offences/penalties Protection of species Trade in species
Geographical area
Americas, Arctic, East Pacific, North America, North Atlantic

This Subpart of Part 216 of the Code of Federal Regulations defines prohibits with respect to marine mammals. Prohibitions concern, subject to certain exceptions: the taking of marine mammals by U.S. citizens and in U.S. waters; importation of any marine mammal or marine mammal product into the U.S.; use, sale and transportation of marine mammals; violation of any term, condition, or restriction of any permit issued by the Secretary of Commerce. This Part of the Regulations also concerns marine mammals taken before (coming into force of) the MMPA, species or population stocks that have been designated by the Assistant Administrator as depleted under the provisions of the MMPA and resistance against enforcement officers. Further provisions concern special restrictions for Hawaiian spinner dolphins, and special restrictions for humpback whales in waters surrounding the islands of Hawaii.

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References - Legislation


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