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50 CFR § 216.30-216.49 - Regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals - Special Exceptions.

United States of America
Document type
1974 (2004)
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 D - Special Exceptions. (50 CFR, Chapter II, Subchapter C, Part 216, Subpart D, § 216.30-216.49).
Fisheries, Wild species & ecosystems
Marine fisheries Fishing authorization Bycatch Fishery management and conservation Marine mammals Precautionary principle Authorization/permit Endangered species Hunting/capture Hunting rights Hunting authorization/permit Research 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 special exceptions to prohibitions The regulations of this Subpart apply to: (a) All marine mammals and marine mammal parts taken or born in captivity after coming into force of the MMPA; and (b) all marine mammals and marine mammal parts that are listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Persons seeking a special exemption permit under this Subpart must submit an application to the Office Director. For applicants seeking a special exception permit to export living marine mammals, the application must be submitted through the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Fauna and Flora management authority of the foreign government or, if different, the appropriate agency or agencies of the foreign government that exercises oversight over 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