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50 CFR § 216.21-216.27 - Regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals - General Exceptions.

United States of America
Document type
1974 (2022)
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 C - General Exceptions. (50 CFR, Chapter II, Subchapter C, Part 216, Subpart C, § 216.21-216.27).
Fisheries, Wild species & ecosystems
Marine fisheries Fishing gear/fishing method Fishing authorization Bycatch Offences/penalties Fishery management and conservation Foreign fishing Authorization/permit Marine mammals Endangered species Hunting/capture Hunting rights Hunting authorization/permit Traditional rights/customary rights Enforcement/compliance Protection of species
Geographical area
Americas, Arctic, East Pacific, North America, North Atlantic

This Subpart of Part 216 of the Code of Federal Regulations defines general exceptions to prohibitions or other rules such as inconsistency with the provisions of any international treaty, convention or agreement, or any statute implementing the same relating to the taking or importation of marine mammals or marine mammal products; taking o marine mammals by State or local government officials; taking of marine mammals by Alaskan natives (Indians, Aleuts, or Eskimos) for subsistence; marine mammals taken before coming into force of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). This part also concerns incidental taking of marine mammals during commercial fishing operations by tuna purse seine vessels in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean (ETP)and release, non-releasability, and disposition under special exception permits for rehabilitated marine mammals.

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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