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Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions - Subpart P - Marine Recreational Fisheries of the United States (50 CFR 600.1400-600.1417).

United States of America
Document type
Fishery management and conservation Marine fisheries Non-commercial fishing Sub-national agreement Data collection/reporting Diadromous fish Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings Indigenous peoples
Geographical area
Americas, Arctic, East Pacific, North America, North Atlantic

This Subpart of Part 600 of the Code of Federal Regulations regulates specified recreational fishing. No person may engage in listed activities unless that person: (a) has registered annually with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) in accordance with this Subpart; (b) holds a valid fishing authorization issued by, or is registered by, an exempted state; or holds some other authorization, which exempts that person from registration requirements. These Regulations also provide procedures for designating exempted states and require such states to communicate data to NMFS for inclusion in a national or regional registry database. A state must annually update and submit to NMFS, in a format consistent with NMFS guidelines, on vessels or persons that are licensed to fish, or are registered as fishing, in the EEZ, in the tidal waters of the state, or for anadromous species. To be designated as an exempted state based on the state’s participation in a regional survey of marine and anadromous recreational fishing catch and effort, a state may submit to NMFS a proposal that fully describes the state’s participation in a qualifying regional survey, and the survey’s sample design, data collection and availability.

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Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (revised edition).

Legislation | United States of America | 1976

Keyword: Marine fisheries, Basic legislation, Fishery management and conservation, Foreign fishing, Access right, Enforcement/compliance, Total allowable catch, Policy/planning, Institution, Offences/penalties, Fishing authorization, High seas, Cartilaginous fishes, Indigenous peoples, Maritime zone, Territorial sea, EEZ-Exclusive Economic Zone, Sovereignty, Protection of species