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Marine Mammal Protection Act.

Country/Territory
United States of America
Document type
Legislation
Date
1972 (2007)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act to protect marine mammals; to establish a Marine Mammal Commission; for other purposes.
Subject
Fisheries, Wild species & ecosystems
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
Geographical area
Americas, North America
Abstract

This Act establishes a Federal responsibility to conserve marine mammals with management vested in the Department of Interior and the Department of Commerce. With certain specified exceptions (taking for subsistence by local populations and for research), the Act establishes a moratorium on the taking and importation of marine mammals as well as products taken from them, and establishes procedures for waiving the moratorium and transferring management responsibility to the States. The Act author

Full text
English
Website
www.nmfs.noaa.gov

References - Legislation

Implemented by

Fish and Fish Product Import Provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act.

Legislation | United States of America | 2016

Keyword: Marine fisheries, Landing, Bycatch, Offences/penalties, Fish products, International trade, Traceability/product tracing, Authorization/permit, Food quality control/food safety, Marine mammals, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals - Subpart C; General Exceptions (50 CFR, 216.21-27).

Legislation | United States of America | 1974 (2015)

Keyword: Marine fisheries, Fishing gear/fishing method, Fishing authorization, Bycatch, Offences/penalties, Marine mammals, Endangered species, Hunting/capture, Hunting rights, Hunting authorization/permit, Traditional rights/customary rights, Enforcement/compliance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals - Subpart A Introduction (50 CFR, 216.1-8).

Legislation | United States of America | 1974 (2015)

Keyword: Fishery management and conservation, Marine fisheries, Marine mammals, Hunting/capture, Ecosystem preservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR, 218.10-241).

Legislation | United States of America | 2015 (2015)

Keyword: Marine mammals, Hunting/capture, Data collection/reporting, Monitoring, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulations governing the take of marine mammals incidental to specified activities (50 CFR, 217.11-227).

Legislation | United States of America | 2012 (2015)

Keyword: Marine mammals, Hunting/capture, Data collection/reporting, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals - Subpart F; Pribilof Islands, Taking for Subsistence Purposes (50 CFR, 216.71-74).

Legislation | United States of America | 1974 (2015)

Keyword: Marine mammals, Wildlife products, Traditional rights/customary rights, Hunting rights

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals - Subpart B Prohibitions (50 CFR, 216.11-17).

Legislation | United States of America | 1974 (2015)

Keyword: Marine mammals, Endangered species, Hunting/capture, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals - Subpart E; Designated Ports (50 CFR, 216.50).

Legislation | United States of America | 1974 (2015)

Keyword: Marine fisheries, Marine mammals, Wildlife products, International trade, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals - Subpart G; Pribilof Islands Administration (50 CFR, 216.81-87).

Legislation | United States of America | 1974 (2015)

Keyword: Marine mammals, Wildlife products, Traditional rights/customary rights, Hunting rights

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals - Subpart D; Special Exceptions (50 CFR, 216.30-47).

Legislation | United States of America | 1974 (2015)

Keyword: Marine fisheries, Fishing authorization, Bycatch, Marine mammals, Endangered species, Hunting/capture, Hunting rights, Hunting authorization/permit, Research, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR, 219.1-28).

Legislation | United States of America | 2015 (2015)

Keyword: Research, Marine mammals, Hunting/capture, Data collection/reporting, Monitoring, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals - Subpart H; Dolphin Safe Tuna Labeling (50 CFR, 216.90-95).

Legislation | United States of America | 2004 (2015)

Keyword: Marine fisheries, Fishing gear/fishing method, Fishing authorization, Bycatch, Offences/penalties, Fish products, Packaging/labelling, Marine mammals, Endangered species, Enforcement/compliance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals - Subpart I; General Regulations Governing Small Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities (50 CFR, 216.101-108).

Legislation | United States of America | 1996 (2015)

Keyword: Marine fisheries, Bycatch, Non-commercial fishing, Marine mammals, Hunting/capture, Data collection/reporting, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Other references

Cited by

Natural Resources Defence Council v. Pritzker

Jurisprudence | Others | United States of America |

Keyword: Marine resources management, Noise pollution, Noise emission, Aircraft noise, Noise standards, Vehicle noise

Source: UNEP, InforMEA