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Fisheries in the Western Pacific - Subpart F Western Pacific Pelagic Fisheries (50 CFR 665.798-665.819).

United States of America
Document type
2010 (2014)
Original source
Code of Federal Regulations - Title 50 - Wildlife and Fisheries.
Fisheries, Wild species & ecosystems
Fishery management and conservation Marine fisheries Fishing authorization Fishing gear/fishing method Marine fishes Cartilaginous fishes Protected fishing area Protection of species High seas Authorization/permit Marine protected areas Turtles Protected area
Geographical area
Americas, Arctic, East Pacific, North America, North Atlantic

This Subpart of Part 665 of Title 50 of the Federal Code of Regulations concerns fishing in the western Pacific Pelagic fishery management area, which includes all areas of fishing operations in the EEZ or on the high seas for any vessels of the United States or persons that: (a) fish for, possess, or transship western Pacific pelagic fishery management unit species within the EEZ waters around American Samoa, CNMI, Guam, Hawaii, or PRIA; or (b) Land western Pacific pelagic fishery MUS in American Samoa, CNMI, Guam, Hawaii, or PRIA. Fishing is prohibited in all notake Marine Protected Areas designated in this Subpart. Regulations concern, among other things, gear use restrictions, various prohibitions, sea turtle take mitigation measures, Western Pacific longline fishing restrictions, Pelagic longline seabird mitigation measures, territorial catch and fishing effort limits by Regional Administrator. Western Pacific pelagic management unit species includes sharks.

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