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50 CFR § 216.71-216.74 - Regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals - Pribilof Islands, Taking for Subsistence Purposes.

United States of America
Document type
1986 (2020)
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 F - Pribilof Islands, Taking for Subsistence Purposes. (50 CFR, Chapter II, Subchapter C, Part 216, Subpart F, § 216.71-216.74).
Wild species & ecosystems
Marine mammals Wildlife products Traditional rights/customary rights Hunting rights Protection of species
Geographical area
Americas, Arctic, East Pacific, North America, North Atlantic

This Subpart of Part 216 of the Code of Federal Regulations (Regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals) allows residents of the Pribilof Islands to take fur seals on the Pribilof Islands if such taking is (a) for subsistence uses, and (b) not accomplished in a wasteful manner. Taking of seals shall be subject to certain conditions. Any harvest of sub adult or adult fur seals or intentional harvest of young of the year female fur seals is prohibited. Federal scientists and Pribilovians cooperatively manage the subsistence harvest of northern fur seals under section 119 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Representatives of Federally recognized tribes on the Pribilof Islands are involved in conservation and management of fur seals.

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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