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  Explanation.................................................     vii

  Title 50:
          Chapter VI--Fishery Conservation and Management, 
          National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 
          Department of Commerce                                     3
  Finding Aids:
      Table of CFR Titles and Chapters........................     737
      Alphabetical List of Agencies Appearing in the CFR......     755
      List of CFR Sections Affected...........................     765

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                               THIS TITLE

    Title 50--Fish and Wildlife is composed of nine volumes. The parts 
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End), and parts 18-199) contain the current regulations issued under 
chapter I--United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the 
Interior. The seventh volume (parts 200-599) contains the current 
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce; 
chapter III--International Fishing and Related Activities, chapter IV--
Joint Regulations (United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Department 
of the Interior and National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic 
and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce); Endangered 
Species Committee regulations; and chapter V--Marine Mammal Commission. 
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and Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 
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1, 2006.

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the direction of Frances D. McDonald, assisted by Kenneth R. Payne.

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                    TITLE 50--WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES




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chapter vi--Fishery Conservation and Management, National 
  Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of 
  Commerce (Continued)......................................         660

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    CHAPTER VI--FISHERY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT, NATIONAL OCEANIC






                     AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION,






                   DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (CONTINUED)




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  Editorial Note: Nomenclature changes to Chapter VI appear at 69 FR 
53361, 53362, Sept. 1, 2004.
Part                                                                Page
660             Fisheries off West coast states.............           5
665             Fisheries in the Western Pacific............         220
679             Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone off 
                    Alaska..................................         287
680             Shellfish fisheries of the Exclusive 
                    Economic Zone off Alaska................         604
697             Atlantic coastal fisheries cooperative 
                    management..............................         696
698-End

[Reserved]

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PART 660_FISHERIES OFF WEST COAST STATES--Table of Contents




                            Subpart A_General

Sec.
660.1 Purpose and scope.
660.2 Relation to other laws.
660.3 Reporting and recordkeeping.

Subparts B-F [Reserved]

                     Subpart G_West Coast Groundfish

660.301 Purpose and scope.
660.302 Definitions.
660.303 Reporting and recordkeeping.
660.305 Vessel identification.
660.306 Prohibitions.
660.312 Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) requirements.
660.314 Groundfish observer program.
660.320 Allocations.
660.321 Black rockfish harvest guideline.
660.322 Sablefish allocations.
660.323 Pacific whiting allocations, allocation attainment, and inseason 
          allocation reapportionment.
660.324 Pacific Coast treaty Indian fisheries.
660.331 Limited entry and open access fisheries--general.
660.333 Limited entry fishery--eligibility and registration.
660.334 Limited entry permits--endorsements.
660.335 Limited entry permits--renewal, combination, stacking, change of 
          permit ownership or permit holdership, and transfer.
660.336-660.337 [Reserved]
660.338 Limited entry permits--small fleet.
660.339 Limited entry permit fees.
660.340 Limited entry permit appeals.
660.341 Limited entry permit sanctions.
660.350 Compensation with fish for collecting resource information--
          exempted fishing permits off Washington, Oregon, and 
          California.
660.365 Overfished species rebuilding plans.
660.370 Specifications and management measures.
660.371 Black rockfish fishery management.
660.372 Fixed gear sablefish fishery management.
660.373 Pacific whiting (whiting) fishery management.
660.380 Groundfish harvest specifications.
660.381 Limited entry trawl fishery management measures.
660.382 Limited entry fixed gear fishery management measures.
660.383 Open access fishery management measures.
660.384 Recreational fishery management measures.
660.385 Washington coastal tribal fisheries management measures.
660.390 Groundfish Conservation Areas.
660.391 Latitude/longitude coordinates defining the 27 fm (49 m) through 
          40 fm (73 m) depth contours.
660.392 Latitude/longitude coordinates defining the 50 fm (91 m) through 
          75 fm (137 m) depth contours.
660.393 Latitude/longitude coordinates defining the 100 fm (183 m) 
          through 150 fm (274 m) depth contours.
660.394 Latitude/longitude coordinates defining the 180 fm (329 m) 
          through 250 fm (457 m) depth contours.
660.395 Essential Fish Habitat (EFH)
660.396 EFH Conservation Areas.
660.397 EFH Conservation Areas off the Coast of Washington.
660.398 EFH Conservation Areas off the Coast of Oregon.
660.399 EFH Conservation Areas off the Coast of California.

Table 1a to Part 660 Subpart G--2005 Specifications of Acceptable 
          Biological Catch (ABC), Optimum Yields, (Oys), Harvest 
          Guidelines (HGs), and Limited Entry and Open Access 
          Allocations, by Management Area (weights in metric tons)
Table 1b to Part 660 Subpart G--2005 Oys for minor rockfish by depth 
          sub-groups (weights in metric tons)
Table 2a to Part 660 Subpart G--2006, and Beyond, Specifications of 
          Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC), Optimum Yields (OYs), 
          Harvest Guidelines (HGs), and Limited Entry and Open Access 
          Allocations, by Management Area (weights in metric tons)
Table 2b to Part 660, Subpart G--2006, and Beyond, OYs for minor 
          rockfish by depth sub-groups (weights in metric tons)
Table 3 (North) to Part 660, Subpart G--2006 Trip Limits for Limited 
          Entry Trawl Gear North of 40[deg]10[min] N. Lat.
Table 3 (South) to Part 660, Subpart G--2006 Trip Limits for Limited 
          Entry Trawl Gear South of 40[deg]10[min] N. Lat.
Table 4 (North) to Part 660, Subpart G--2006 Trip Limits for Limited 
          Entry Fixed Gear North of 40[deg]10[min] N. Lat.
Table 4 (South) to Part 660, Subpart G--2006 Trip Limits for Limited 
          Entry Fixed Gear South of 40[deg]10[min] N. Lat.
Table 5 (North) to Part 660, Subpart G--2006 Trip Limits for Open Access 
          Gears North of 40[deg]10[min] N. Lat.
Table 5 (South) to Part 660, Subpart G--2006 Trip Limits for Open Access 
          Gears South of 40[deg]10[min] N. Lat.
Figure 1 to Subpart G of Part 660--Diagram of Selective Flatfish Trawl

                  Subpart H_West Coast Salmon Fisheries

660.401 Purpose and scope.
660.402 Definitions.

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660.403 Relation to other laws.
660.404 Recordkeeping and reporting.
660.405 Prohibitions.
660.406 Exempted fishing.
660.407 Treaty Indian fishing.
660.408 Annual actions.
660.409 Inseason actions.
660.410 Conservation objectives.
660.411 Notification and publication procedures.

                  Subpart I_Coastal Pelagics Fisheries

660.501 Purpose and scope.
660.502 Definitions.
660.503 Management subareas.
660.504 Vessel identification.
660.505 Prohibitions.
660.506 Gear restrictions.
660.507 Closed areas to reduction fishing.
660.508 Annual specifications.
660.509 Closure of directed fishery.
660.510 Fishing seasons.
660.511 Catch restrictions.
660.512 Limited entry fishery.
660.513 Permit conditions.
660.514 Transferability.
660.515 Renewal of limited entry permits.
660.516 Exempted fishing.
660.517 Framework for revising regulations.
660.518 Pacific Coast Treaty Indian Rights.
660.519 Scientific observers.

Figure 1 to Subpart I--Existing California Area Closures

Subpart J [Reserved]

                  Subpart K_Highly Migratory Fisheries

660.701 Purpose and scope.
660.702 Definitions.
660.703 Management area.
660.704 Vessel identification.
660.705 Prohibitions.
660.706 Pacific Coast Treaty Indian rights.
660.707 Permits.
660.708 Reporting and recordkeeping.
660.709 Annual specifications.
660.710 Closure of directed fishery.
660.711 General catch restrictions.
660.712 Longline fishery.
660.713 Drift gillnet fishery.
660.714 Purse seine fishery. [Reserved]
660.715 Harpoon fishery. [Reserved]
660.716 Surface hook-and-line fishery. [Reserved]
660.717 Framework for revising regulations.
660.718 Exempted fishing.
660.719 Scientific observers.
660.720 Interim protection for sea turtles.

Table 2 to Part 660--Vessel Capacity Ratings for West Coast Groundfish 
          Limited Entry Permits

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et. seq.

    Source: 61 FR 34572, July 2, 1996, unless otherwise noted.

    Editorial Note: Nomenclature changes to part 660 appear at 67 FR 
65906, Oct. 29, 2002.



                            Subpart A_General



Sec. 660.1  Purpose and scope.

    (a) The regulations in this part govern fishing for West Coast 
fishery management unit species by vessels of the United States that 
operate or are based inside the outer boundary of the EEZ off West Coast 
States.
    (b) General regulations governing fishing by all vessels of the 
United States and by fishing vessels other than vessels of the United 
States are contained in part 600 of this chapter.
    (c) Regulations governing the harvest, possession, landing, 
purchase, and sale of shark fins are found at part 600, subpart N, of 
this chapter.

[61 FR 34572, July 2, 1996, as amended at 67 FR 6201, Feb. 11, 2002; 69 
FR 53362, Sept. 1, 2004; 71 FR 17989, Apr. 10, 2006]



Sec. 660.2  Relation to other laws.

    NMFS recognizes that any state law pertaining to vessels registered 
under the laws of that state while operating in the fisheries regulated 
under this part, and that is consistent with this part and the FMPs 
implemented by this part, shall continue in effect with respect to 
fishing activities regulated under this part.



Sec. 660.3  Reporting and recordkeeping.

    Any person who is required to do so by applicable state law or 
regulation must make and/or file all reports of management unit species 
landings containing all data and in the exact manner required by 
applicable state law or regulation.

[71 FR 17989, Apr. 10, 2006]

Subparts B-F [Reserved]



                Subpart G_West Coast Groundfish Fisheries



Sec. 660.301  Purpose and scope.

    (a) This subpart implements the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery 
Management Plan (PCGFMP) developed by the Pacific Fishery Management 
Council. This subpart governs fishing vessels of the U.S. in the EEZ off 
the coasts of

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Washington, Oregon, and California. All weights are in round weight or 
round-weight equivalents, unless specified otherwise.
    (b) Any person fishing subject to this subpart is bound by the 
international boundaries described in this section, notwithstanding any 
dispute or negotiation between the U.S. and any neighboring country 
regarding their respective jurisdictions, until such time as new 
boundaries are established or recognized by the U.S.

[69 FR 42347, July 15, 2004, as amended at 71 FR 27414, May 11, 2006]



Sec. 660.302  Definitions.

    Active sampling unit means a portion of the groundfish fleet in 
which an observer coverage plan is being applied.
    Address of record. Address of Record means the business address of a 
person, partnership, or corporation used by NMFS to provide notice of 
actions.
    Allocation. (See Sec. 660.10).
    At-sea processing means processing that takes place on a vessel or 
other platform that floats and is capable of being moved from one 
location to another, whether shoreside or on the water.
    Base permit, with respect to a limited entry permit stacking 
program, means a limited entry permit described at Sec. 660.333(a) 
registered for use with a vessel that meets the permit length 
endorsement requirements appropriate to that vessel, as described at 
Sec. 660.334(c).
    Biennial fishing period means a 24-month period beginning at 0001 
local time on January 1 and ending at 2400 local time on December 31 of 
the subsequent year.
    Catch, take, harvest. (See Sec. 660.10).
    Change in partnership or corporation means the addition of a new 
shareholder or partner to the corporate or partnership membership. This 
definition of a ``change'' will apply to any person added to the 
corporate or partnership membership since November 1, 2000, including 
any family member of an existing shareholder or partner. A change in 
membership is not considered to have occurred if a member dies or 
becomes legally incapacitated and a trustee is appointed to act on his 
behalf, nor if the ownership of shares among existing members changes, 
nor if a member leaves the corporation or partnership and is not 
replaced. Changes in the ownership of publicly held stock will not be 
deemed changes in ownership of the corporation.
    Closure, when referring to closure of a fishery, means that taking 
and retaining, possessing, or landing the particular species or species 
group is prohibited. Unless otherwise announced in the Federal Register, 
offloading must begin before the time the fishery closes.
    Commercial fishing means:
    (1) Fishing by a person who possesses a commercial fishing license 
or is required by law to possess such license issued by one of the 
states or the Federal Government as a prerequisite to taking, landing 
and/or sale; or
    (2) Fishing that results in or can be reasonably expected to result 
in sale, barter, trade or other disposition of fish for other than 
personal consumption.
     Commercial harvest guideline or commercial quota means the harvest 
guideline or quota after subtracting any allocation for the Pacific 
Coast treaty Indian tribes, for recreational fisheries, and for 
compensation fishing under Sec. 660.350. Limited entry and open access 
allocations are based on the commercial harvest guideline or quota.
    Corporation is a legal, business entity, including incorporated 
(INC) and limited liability corporations (LLC).
    Council means the Pacific Fishery Management Council, including its 
Groundfish Management Team, Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC), 
Groundfish Advisory Subpanel (GAP), and any other committee established 
by the Council.
    Direct financial interest means any source of income to or capital 
investment or other interest held by an individual, partnership, or 
corporation or an individual's spouse, immediate family member or parent 
that could be influenced by performance or non-performance of observer 
duties.
    Essential Fish Habitat or EFH. (See Sec. 600.10).
    Exempted gear means all types of fishing gear except longline, trap 
(or pot), and groundfish trawl gear. Exempted gear includes trawl gear 
used to take

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pink shrimp, ridgeback prawns, California halibut south of Pt. Arena, 
CA, and sea cucumber south of Pt. Arena, CA under the authority of a 
State of California limited entry permit for the sea cucumber fishery.
    Fishery (See Sec. 600.10).
    Fishery management area means the EEZ off the coasts of Washington, 
Oregon, and California between 3 and 200 nm offshore, and bounded on the 
north by the Provisional International Boundary between the U.S. and 
Canada, and bounded on the south by the International Boundary between 
the U.S. and Mexico. The inner boundary of the fishery management area 
is a line coterminous with the seaward boundaries of the States of 
Washington, Oregon, and California (the ``3-mile limit''). The outer 
boundary of the fishery management area is a line drawn in such a manner 
that each point on it is 200 nm from the baseline from which the 
territorial sea is measured, or is a provisional or permanent 
international boundary between the U.S. and Canada or Mexico. All 
groundfish possessed between 0-200 nm offshore or landed in Washington, 
Oregon, or California are presumed to have been taken and retained from 
the EEZ, unless otherwise demonstrated by the person in possession of 
those fish.
    Fishing. (See Sec. 660.10).
    Fishing gear includes the following types of gear and equipment:
    (1) Bottom contact gear. Fishing gear designed or modified to make 
contact with the bottom. This includes, but is not limited to, beam 
trawl, bottom trawl, dredge, fixed gear, set net, demersal seine, 
dinglebar gear, and other gear (including experimental gear) designed or 
modified to make contact with the bottom. Gear used to harvest bottom 
dwelling organisms (e.g. by hand, rakes, and knives) are also considered 
bottom contact gear for purposes of this subpart.
    (2) Demersal seine. A net designed to encircle fish on the seabed. 
The Demersal seine is characterized by having its net bounded by lead-
weighted ropes that are not encircled with bobbins or rollers. Demersal 
seine gear is fished without the use of steel cables or otter boards 
(trawl doors). Scottish and Danish Seines are demersal seines. Purse 
seines, as defined at Sec. 600.10, are not demersal seines. Demersal 
seine gear is included in the definition of bottom trawl gear in (11)(i) 
of this subsection.
    (3) Dredge gear. Dredge gear, with respect to the U.S. West Coast 
EEZ, refers to a gear consisting of a metal frame attached to a holding 
bag constructed of metal rings or mesh. As the metal frame is dragged 
upon or above the seabed, fish are pushed up and over the frame, then 
into the mouth of the holding bag.
    (4) Entangling nets include the following types of net gear:
    (i) Gillnet. (See Sec. 600.10).
    (ii) Set net. A stationary, buoyed, and anchored gillnet or trammel 
net.
    (iii) Trammel net. A gillnet made with two or more walls joined to a 
common float line.
    (5) Fixed gear (anchored nontrawl gear) includes the following gear 
types: longline, trap or pot, set net, and stationary hook-and-line 
(including commercial vertical hook-and-line) gears.
    (6) Hook-and-line. One or more hooks attached to one or more lines. 
It may be stationary (commercial vertical hook-and-line) or mobile 
(troll).
    (i) Bottom longline. A stationary, buoyed, and anchored groundline 
with hooks attached, so as to fish along the seabed. It does not include 
pelagic hook-and-line or troll gear.
    (ii) Commercial vertical hook-and-line. Commercial fishing with 
hook-and-line gear that involves a single line anchored at the bottom 
and buoyed at the surface so as to fish vertically.
    (iii) Dinglebar gear. One or more lines retrieved and set with a 
troll gurdy or hand troll gurdy, with a terminally attached weight from 
which one or more leaders with one or more lures or baited hooks are 
pulled through the water while a vessel is making way.
    (iv) Troll gear. A lure or jig towed behind a vessel via a fishing 
line. Troll gear is used in commercial and recreational fisheries.
    (7) Mesh size. The opening between opposing knots. Minimum mesh size 
means the smallest distance allowed between the inside of one knot to 
the inside of the opposing knot, regardless of twine size.

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    (8) Nontrawl gear. All legal commercial groundfish gear other than 
trawl gear.
    (9) Spear. A sharp, pointed, or barbed instrument on a shaft.
    (10) Trap or pot. These terms are used as interchangeable synonyms. 
See Sec. 600.10 definition of ``trap''.
    (11) Trawl gear. (See Sec. 600.10)
    (i) Bottom trawl. A trawl in which the otter boards or the footrope 
of the net are in contact with the seabed. It includes demersal seine 
gear, and pair trawls fished on the bottom. Any trawl not meeting the 
requirements for a midwater trawl in Sec. 660.381 is a bottom trawl.
    (A) Beam trawl gear. A type of trawl gear in which a beam is used to 
hold the trawl open during fishing. Otter boards or doors are not used.
    (B) Large footrope trawl gear. Large footrope gear is bottom trawl 
gear with a footrope diameter larger than 8 inches (20 cm,) and no 
larger than 19 inches (48 cm) including any rollers, bobbins, or other 
material encircling or tied along the length of the footrope.
    (C) Small footrope trawl gear. Small footrope trawl gear is bottom 
trawl gear with a footrope diameter of 8 inches (20 cm) or smaller, 
including any rollers, bobbins, or other material encircling or tied 
along the length of the footrope. Selective flatfish trawl gear that 
meets the gear component requirements in Sec. 660.381 is a type of 
small footrope trawl gear.
    (ii) Midwater (pelagic or off-bottom) trawl. A trawl in which the 
otter boards and footrope of the net remain above the seabed. It 
includes pair trawls if fished in midwater. A midwater trawl has no 
rollers or bobbins on any part of the net or its component wires, ropes, 
and chains.
    (iii) Trawl gear components.
    (A) Breastline. A rope or cable that connects the end of the 
headrope and the end of the trawl fishing line along the edge of the 
trawl web closest to the towing point.
    (B) Chafing gear. Webbing or other material attached to the codend 
of a trawl net to protect the codend from wear.
    (C) Codend. (See Sec. 600.10).
    (D) Double-bar mesh. Webbing comprised of two lengths of twine tied 
into a single knot.
    (E) Double-walled codend. A codend constructed of two walls of 
webbing.
    (F) Footrope. A chain, rope, or wire attached to the bottom front 
end of the trawl webbing forming the leading edge of the bottom panel of 
the trawl net, and attached to the fishing line.
    (G) Headrope. A chain, rope, or wire attached to the trawl webbing 
forming the leading edge of the top panel of the trawl net.
    (H) Rollers or bobbins are devices made of wood, steel, rubber, 
plastic, or other hard material that encircle the trawl footrope. These 
devices are commonly used to either bounce or pivot over seabed 
obstructions, in order to prevent the trawl footrope and net from 
snagging on the seabed.
    (I) Single-walled codend. A codend constructed of a single wall of 
webbing knitted with single or double-bar mesh.
    (J) Trawl fishing line. A length of chain, rope, or wire rope in the 
bottom front end of a trawl net to which the webbing or lead ropes are 
attached.
    (K) Trawl riblines. Heavy rope or line that runs down the sides, 
top, or underside of a trawl net from the mouth of the net to the 
terminal end of the codend to strengthen the net during fishing.
    Fishing trip is a period of time between landings when fishing is 
conducted.
    Fishing vessel. (See Sec. 660.10).
    Fishing year is the year beginning at 0001 local time on January 1 
and ending at 2400 local time on December 31 of the same year. There are 
two fishing years in each biennial fishing period.
    Grandfathered or first generation, when referring to a limited entry 
sablefish-endorsed permit owner, means those permit owners who owned a 
sablefish-endorsed limited entry permit prior to November 1, 2000, and 
are, therefore, exempt from certain requirements of the sablefish permit 
stacking program within the parameters of the regulations at Sec. Sec. 
660.334 through 660.341 and Sec. 660.372.
    Groundfish means species managed by the PCGFMP, specifically:
    (1) Sharks: leopard shark, Triakis semifasciata; soupfin shark, 
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zyopterus; spiny dogfish, Squalus acanthias.
    (2) Skates: big skate, Raja binoculata; California skate, R. 
inornata; longnose skate, R. rhina.
    (3) Ratfish: ratfish, Hydrolagus colliei.
    (4) Morids: finescale codling, Antimora microlepis.
    (5) Grenadiers: Pacific rattail, Coryphaenoides acrolepis.
    (6) Roundfish: cabezon, Scorpaenichthys marmoratus; kelp greenling, 
Hexagrammos decagrammus; lingcod, Ophiodon elongatus; Pacific cod, Gadus 
macrocephalus; Pacific whiting, Merluccius productus; sablefish, 
Anoplopoma fimbria.
    (7) Rockfish: In addition to the species below, longspine 
thornyhead, S. altivelis, and shortspine thornyhead, S. alascanus, 
``rockfish'' managed under the PCGFMP include all genera and species of 
the family Scorpaenidae that occur off Washington, Oregon, and 
California, even if not listed below. The Scorpaenidae genera are 
Sebastes, Scorpaena, Scorpaenodes, and Sebastolobus. Where species below 
are listed both in a major category (nearshore, shelf, slope) and as an 
area-specific listing (north or south of 40[deg]10[min] N. lat.) those 
species are considered ``minor'' in the geographic area listed.
    (i) Nearshore rockfish includes black rockfish, Sebastes melanops 
and the following minor nearshore rockfish species:
    (A) North of 40[deg]10[min] N. lat.:black and yellow rockfish, S. 
chrysomelas; blue rockfish, S. mystinus; brown rockfish, S. auriculatus; 
calico rockfish, S. dalli; China rockfish, S. nebulosus; copper 
rockfish, S. caurinus; gopher rockfish, S. carnatus; grass rockfish, S. 
rastrelliger; kelp rockfish, S. atrovirens; olive rockfish, S. 
serranoides; quillback rockfish, S. maliger; treefish, S. serriceps.
    (B) South of 40[deg]10[min] N. lat., nearshore rockfish are divided 
into three management categories:
    (1) Shallow nearshore rockfish consists of black and yellow 
rockfish, S. chrysomelas; China rockfish, S. nebulosus; gopher rockfish, 
S. carnatus; grass rockfish, S. rastrelliger; kelp rockfish, S. 
atrovirens.
    (2) Deeper nearshore rockfish consists of black rockfish, S. 
melanops, blue rockfish, S. mystinus; brown rockfish, S. auriculatus; 
calico rockfish, S. dalli; copper rockfish, S. caurinus; olive rockfish, 
S. serranoides; quillback rockfish, S. maliger; treefish, S. serriceps.
    (3) California scorpionfish, Scorpaena guttata.
    (ii) Shelf rockfish includes bocaccio, Sebastes paucispinis; canary 
rockfish, S. pinniger; chilipepper, S. goodei; cowcod, S. levis; 
shortbelly rockfish, S. jordani; widow rockfish, S. entomelas; yelloweye 
rockfish, S. ruberrimus; yellowtail rockfish, S. flavidus and the 
following minor shelf rockfish species:
    (A) North of 40[deg]10[min] N. lat.: bronzespotted rockfish, S. 
gilli; bocaccio, Sebastes paucispinis; chameleon rockfish, S. phillipsi; 
chilipepper, S. goodei; cowcod, S. levis; dusky rockfish, S. ciliatus; 
dwarf-red, S. rufianus; flag rockfish, S. rubrivinctus; freckled, S. 
lentiginosus; greenblotched rockfish, S. rosenblatti; greenspotted 
rockfish, S. chlorostictus; greenstriped rockfish, S. elongatus; 
halfbanded rockfish, S. semicinctus; harlequin rockfish, S. variegatus; 
honeycomb rockfish, S. umbrosus; Mexican rockfish, S. macdonaldi; pink 
rockfish, S. eos; pinkrose rockfish, S. simulator; pygmy rockfish, S. 
wilsoni; redstripe rockfish, S. proriger; rosethorn rockfish, S. 
helvomaculatus; rosy rockfish, S. rosaceus; silvergray rockfish, S. 
brevispinis; speckled rockfish, S. ovalis; squarespot rockfish, S. 
hopkinsi; starry rockfish, S. constellatus; stripetail rockfish, S. 
saxicola; swordspine rockfish, S. ensifer; tiger rockfish, S. 
nigrocinctus; vermilion rockfish, S. miniatus.
    (B) South of 40[deg]10[min] N. lat.: bronzespotted rockfish, S. 
gilli; chameleon rockfish, S. phillipsi; dusky rockfish, S. ciliatus; 
dwarf-red rockfish, S. rufianus; flag rockfish, S. rubrivinctus; 
freckled, S. lentiginosus; greenblotched rockfish, S. rosenblatti; 
greenspotted rockfish, S. chlorostictus; greenstriped rockfish, S. 
elongatus; halfbanded rockfish, S. semicinctus; harlequin rockfish, S. 
variegatus; honeycomb rockfish, S. umbrosus; Mexican rockfish, S. 
macdonaldi; pink rockfish, S. eos; pinkrose rockfish, S. simulator; 
pygmy rockfish, S. wilsoni; redstripe rockfish, S. proriger; rosethorn 
rockfish, S. helvomaculatus; rosy rockfish, S. rosaceus; silvergray 
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brevispinis; speckled rockfish, S. ovalis; squarespot rockfish, S. 
hopkinsi; starry rockfish, S. constellatus; stripetail rockfish, S. 
saxicola; swordspine rockfish, S. ensifer; tiger rockfish, S. 
nigrocinctus; vermilion rockfish, S. miniatus; yellowtail rockfish, S. 
flavidus.
    (iii) Slope rockfish includes darkblotched rockfish, S. crameri; 
Pacific ocean perch, S. alutus; splitnose rockfish, S. diploproa and the 
following minor slope rockfish species:
    (A) North of 40[deg]10[min] N. lat.: aurora rockfish, Sebastes 
aurora; bank rockfish, S. rufus; blackgill rockfish, S. melanostomus; 
redbanded rockfish, S. babcocki; rougheye rockfish, S. aleutianus; 
sharpchin rockfish, S. zacentrus; shortraker rockfish, S. borealis; 
splitnose rockfish, S. diploproa; yellowmouth rockfish, S. reedi.
    (B) South of 40[deg]10[min] N. lat.: aurora rockfish, Sebastes 
aurora; bank rockfish, S. rufus; blackgill rockfish, S. melanostomus; 
Pacific ocean perch, S. alutus; redbanded rockfish, S. babcocki; 
rougheye rockfish, S. aleutianus; sharpchin rockfish, S. zacentrus; 
shortraker rockfish, S. borealis; yellowmouth rockfish, S. reedi.
    (8) Flatfish: arrowtooth flounder (arrowtooth turbot), Atheresthes 
stomias; butter sole, Isopsetta isolepis; curlfin sole, Pleuronichthys 
decurrens; Dover sole, Microstomus pacificus; English sole, Parophrys 
vetulus; flathead sole, Hippoglossoides elassodon; Pacific sanddab, 
Citharichthys sordidus; petrale sole, Eopsetta jordani; rex sole, 
Glyptocephalus zachirus; rock sole, Lepidopsetta bilineata; sand sole, 
Psettichthys melanostictus; starry flounder, Platichthys stellatus. 
Where Tables 3-5 of this subpart refer to landings limits for ``other 
flatfish,'' those limits apply to all flatfish cumulatively taken except 
for those flatfish species specifically listed in Tables 1-2 of this 
subpart. (i.e., ``other flatfish'' includes butter sole, curlfin sole, 
flathead sole, Pacific sanddab, rex sole, rock sole, sand sole, and 
starry flounder.)
    (9) ``Other fish'': Where Tables 3-5 of this subpart refer to 
landings limits for ``other fish,'' those limits apply to all groundfish 
listed here in paragraphs (1)-(8) except for those groundfish species 
specifically listed in Tables 1-2 of this subpart with an ABC for that 
area (generally north and/or south of 40[deg]10[min] N. lat.). (i.e., 
``other fish'' may include all sharks, skates, ratfish, morids, 
grenadiers, and kelp greenling listed in this section, as well as 
cabezon in the north and Pacific cod in the south.)
    Groundfish Conservation Area or GCA means a geographic area defined 
by coordinates expressed in degrees latitude and longitude, created and 
enforced for the purpose of contributing to the rebuilding of overfished 
West Coast groundfish species. Specific GCAs area referred to or defined 
at Sec. 660.390.
    Groundfish trawl means trawl gear that is used under the authority 
of a valid limited entry permit issued under this subpart endorsed for 
trawl gear. It does not include any type of trawl gear listed as 
``exempted gear.''
    Harvest guideline means a specified numerical harvest objective that 
is not a quota. Attainment of a harvest guideline does not require 
closure of a fishery.
    IAD means Initial Agency Decision.
    Incidental catch or incidental species means groundfish species 
caught while fishing for the primary purpose of catching a different 
species.
    Land or landing means to begin transfer of fish, offloading fish, or 
to offload fish from any vessel. Once transfer of fish begins, all fish 
aboard the vessel are counted as part of the landing.
    Legal fish means fish legally taken and retained, possessed, or 
landed in accordance with the provisions of 50 CFR part 660, the 
Magnuson-Stevens Act, any document issued under part 660, and any other 
regulation promulgated or permit issued under the Magnuson-Stevens Act.
    Length overall (LOA) (with respect to a vessel) means the length 
overall set forth in the Certificate of Documentation (CG-1270) issued 
by the USCG for a documented vessel, or in a registration certificate 
issued by a state or the USCG for an undocumented vessel; for vessels 
that do not have the LOA stated in an official document, the LOA is the 
LOA as determined by the USCG or by a marine surveyor in accordance with 
the USCG method for measuring LOA.
    Limited entry fishery means the fishery composed of vessels using 
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fished pursuant to the harvest guidelines, quotas, and other management 
measures governing the limited entry fishery.
    Limited entry gear means longline, trap (or pot), or groundfish 
trawl gear used under the authority of a valid limited entry permit 
affixed with an endorsement for that gear.
    Limited entry permit means the permit required to participate in the 
limited entry fishery, and includes the gear endorsements affixed to the 
permit unless specified otherwise.
    Mobile transceiver unit means a vessel monitoring system or VMS 
device, as set forth at Sec. 660.312, installed on board a vessel that 
is used for vessel monitoring and transmitting the vessel's position as 
required by this subpart.
    North-South management area means the management areas defined in 
paragraphs (1)(i) through (v) of this definition (Vancouver, Columbia, 
Eureka, Monterey Conception) or defined and bounded by one or more of 
the commonly used geographic coordinates set out in paragraphs (2)(i) 
through (xi) of this definition for the purposes of implementing 
different management measures in separate sections of the U.S. West 
Coast.
    (1) Management areas--(i) Vancouver. (A) The northeastern boundary 
is that part of a line connecting the light on Tatoosh Island, WA, with 
the light on Bonilla Point on Vancouver Island, British Columbia (at 
48[deg]35.73[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.00[min] W. long.) south of the 
International Boundary between the U.S. and Canada (at 48[deg]29.62[min] 
N. lat., 124[deg]43.55[min] W. long.), and north of the point where that 
line intersects with the boundary of the U.S. territorial sea.
    (B) The northern and northwestern boundary is a line connecting the 
following coordinates in the order listed, which is the provisional 
international boundary of the EEZ as shown on NOAA/NOS Charts 18480 and 
18007:

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                             Point                                      N. Lat.                  W. Long.
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1.............................................................        48[deg]29.62[min]       124[deg]43.55[min]
2.............................................................        48[deg]30.18[min]       124[deg]47.22[min]
3.............................................................        48[deg]30.37[min]       124[deg]50.35[min]
4.............................................................        48[deg]30.23[min]       124[deg]54.87[min]
5.............................................................        48[deg]29.95[min]       124[deg]59.23[min]
6.............................................................        48[deg]29.73[min]       125[deg]00.10[min]
7.............................................................        48[deg]28.15[min]       125[deg]05.78[min]
8.............................................................        48[deg]27.17[min]       125[deg]08.42[min]
9.............................................................        48[deg]26.78[min]       125[deg]09.20[min]
10............................................................        48[deg]20.27[min]       125[deg]22.80[min]
11............................................................        48[deg]18.37[min]       125[deg]29.97[min]
12............................................................        48[deg]11.08[min]       125[deg]53.80[min]
13............................................................        47[deg]49.25[min]       126[deg]40.95[min]
14............................................................        47[deg]36.78[min]       127[deg]11.97[min]
15............................................................        47[deg]22.00[min]       127[deg]41.38[min]
16............................................................        46[deg]42.08[min]       128[deg]51.93[min]
17............................................................        46[deg]31.78[min]       129[deg]07.65[min]
                                                                .......................  .......................
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    (C) The southern limit is 47[deg]30[min] N. lat.
    (ii) Columbia. (A) The northern limit is 47[deg]30[min] N. lat.
    (B) The southern limit is 43[deg]00[min] N. lat.
    (iii) Eureka. (A) The northern limit is 43[deg]00[min] N. lat.
    (B) The southern limit is 40[deg]30[min] N. lat.
    (iv) Monterey. (A) The northern limit is 40[deg]30[min] N. lat.
    (B) The southern limit is 36[deg]00[min] N. lat.
    (v) Conception. (A) The northern limit is 36[deg]00[min] N. lat.
    (B) The southern limit is the U.S.-Mexico International Boundary, 
which is a line connecting the following coordinates in the order 
listed:

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                             Point                                      N. Lat.                  W. Long.
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                  1                                                   32[deg]35.37[min]       117[deg]27.82[min]
                  2                                                   32[deg]37.62[min]       117[deg]49.52[min]
                  3                                                   31[deg]07.97[min]       118[deg]36.30[min]
                  4                                                   30[deg]32.52[min]       121[deg]51.97[min]
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    (2) Commonly used geographic coordinates. (i) Cape Alava, WA--
48[deg]10.00[min] N. lat.
    (ii) Queets River, WA--47[deg]31.70[min] N. lat.
    (iii) Pt. Chehalis, WA--46[deg]53.30[min] N. lat.
    (iv) Leadbetter Point, WA--46[deg]38.17[min] N. lat.
    (v) Washington/Oregon border--46[deg]16.00[min] N. lat.
    (vi) Cape Falcon, OR--45[deg]46.00[min] N. lat.
    (vii) Cape Lookout, OR--45[deg]20.25[min] N. lat.
    (viii) Cascade Head, OR--45[deg]03.83[min] N. lat.
    (ix) Heceta Head, OR--44[deg]08.30[min] N. lat.
    (x) Cape Argo, OR--43[deg]20.83[min] N. lat.
    (xi) Cape Blanco, OR--42[deg]50.00[min] N. lat.
    (xii) Humbug Mountain--42[deg]40.50[min] N. lat.
    (xiii) Marck Arch, OR--42[deg]13.67[min] N. lat.
    (xiv) Oregon/California border--42[deg]00.00[min] N. lat.
    (xv) Cape Mendocino, CA--40[deg]30.00[min] N. lat.
    (xvi) North/South management line--40[deg]10.00[min] N. lat.

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    (xvii) Point Arena, CA--38[deg]57.50[min] N. lat.
    (xviii) Point San Pedro, CA--37[deg]35.67[min] N. lat.
    (xix) Pigeon Point, CA--37[deg]11.00[min] N. lat.
    (xx) Ano Nuevo, CA--37[deg]07.00[min] N. lat.
    (xxi) Point Lopez, CA--36[deg]00.00[min] N. lat.
    (xxii) Point Conception, CA--34[deg]27.00[min] N. lat. [Note: 
Regulations that apply to waters north of 34[deg]27.00[min] N. lat. are 
applicable only west of 120[deg]28.00[min] W. long.; regulations that 
apply to waters south of 34[deg]27.00[min] N. lat. also apply to all 
waters both east of 120[deg]28.00[min] W. long. and north of 
34[deg]27.00[min] N. lat.]
    Observer Program Office means the Observer Program Office of the 
Northwest Fishery Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, 
Seattle, Washington.
    Office for Law Enforcement (OLE) refers to the National Marine 
Fisheries Service, Office for Law Enforcement, Northwest Division.
    Open access fishery means the fishery composed of vessels using open 
access gear fished pursuant to the harvest guidelines, quotas, and other 
management measures governing the open access fishery. Any commercial 
fishing vessel that does not have a limited entry permit and which lands 
groundfish in the course of commercial fishing is a participant in the 
open access fishery.
    Open access gear means all types of fishing gear except:
    (1) Longline or trap (or pot) gear fished by a vessel that has a 
limited entry permit affixed with a gear endorsement for that gear.
    (2) Trawl gear.
     Optimum yield (OY) means the amount of fish that will provide the 
greatest overall benefit to the Nation, particularly with respect to 
food production and recreational opportunities, and, taking into account 
the protection of marine ecosystems, is prescribed as such on the basis 
of the MSY from the fishery, as reduced by any relevant economic, 
social, or ecological factor; and, in the case of an overfished fishery, 
provides for rebuilding to a level consistent with producing the MSY in 
such fishery. OY may be expressed numerically (as a harvest guideline, 
quota, or other specification) or non-numerically.
    Operator. (See Sec. 660.10).
    Overage means the amount of fish harvested by a vessel in excess of 
the applicable trip limit.
    Owner of a vessel or vessel owner, as used in this subpart, means a 
person identified as the current owner in the Certificate of 
Documentation (CG-1270) issued by the USCG for a documented vessel, or 
in a registration certificate issued by a state or the USCG for an 
undocumented vessel.
    Ownership interest, with respect to a sablefish endorsed permit, 
means participation in ownership of a corporation, partnership, or other 
entity that owns a sablefish endorsed permit. Participation in ownership 
does not mean owning stock in a publicly owned corporation.
    Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (PCGFMP) means the 
Fishery Management Plan for the Washington, Oregon, and California 
Groundfish Fishery developed by the Pacific Fishery Management Council 
and approved by the Secretary on January 4, 1982, and as it may be 
subsequently amended.
    Partnership is two or more individuals, partnerships, or 
corporations, or combinations thereof, who have ownership interest in a 
permit, including married couples and legally recognized trusts and 
partnerships, such as limited partnerships (LP), general partnerships 
(GP), and limited liability partnerships (LLP).
    Permit holder means a vessel owner as identified on the United 
States Coast Guard form 1270 or state motor vehicle licensing document.
    Permit lessee means a person who has the right to possess and use a 
limited entry permit for a designated period of time, with reversion of 
those rights to the permit owner. A permit lessee does not have the 
right to transfer a permit or change the ownership of the permit.
    Permit owner means a person who owns a limited entry permit.
    Person, as it applies to limited entry and open access fisheries 
conducted under this subpart, means any individual, corporation, 
partnership, association or other entity (whether or not organized or 
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any state), and any Federal, state, or local government, or any entity 
of any such government that is eligible to own a documented vessel under 
the terms of 46 U.S.C. 12102(a).
     Processing or to process means the preparation or packaging of 
groundfish to render it suitable for human consumption, retail sale, 
industrial uses or long-term storage, including, but not limited to, 
cooking, canning, smoking, salting, drying, filleting, freezing, or 
rendering into meal or oil, but does not mean heading and gutting unless 
additional preparation is done.
    Processor means person, vessel, or facility that engages in 
processing; or receives live groundfish directly from a fishing vessel 
for retail sale without further processing.
    Prohibited species means those species and species groups whose 
retention is prohibited unless authorized by other applicable law (for 
example, to allow for examination by an authorized observer or to return 
tagged fish as specified by the tagging agency).
    Quota means a specified numerical harvest objective, the attainment 
(or expected attainment) of which causes closure of the fishery for that 
species or species group.
    Recreational fishing means fishing with authorized recreational 
fishing gear for personal use only, and not for sale or barter.
    Regional Administrator means the Director, Northwest Region, NMFS. 
For fisheries occurring primarily or exclusively in the fishery 
management area seaward of California, ``Regional Administrator; means 
the Director, Northwest Region, NMFS, acting upon the recommendation of 
the Director, Southwest Region, NMFS.
    Reserve means a portion of the harvest guideline or quota set aside 
at the beginning of the fishing year or biennial fishing period to allow 
for uncertainties in preseason estimates.
    Round weight (See Sec. 600.10).
    Scientific research activity. (See Sec. 660.10).
    Secretary. (See Sec. 660.10).
    Sell or sale. (See Sec. 660.10).
    Shoreside processing means processing that takes place in a facility 
that is fixed permanently to land.
    Specification is a numerical or descriptive designation of a 
management objective, including but not limited to: ABC; optimum yield; 
harvest guideline; quota; limited entry or open access allocation; a 
setaside or allocation for a recreational or treaty Indian fishery; an 
apportionment of the above to an area, gear, season, fishery, or other 
subdivision.
    Spouse means a person who is legally married to another person as 
recognized by state law (i.e., one's wife or husband).
    Stacking is the practice of registering more than one limited entry 
permit for use with a single vessel (See Sec. 660.335(c)).
     Sustainable Fisheries Division (SFD) means the Chief, Sustainable 
Fisheries Division, Northwest Regional Office, NMFS, or a designee.
    Target fishing means fishing for the primary purpose of catching a 
particular species or species group (the target species).
    Tax-exempt organization means an organization that received a 
determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service recognizing tax 
exemption under 26 CFR part 1(Sec. Sec. 1.501 to 1.640).
    Totally lost means the vessel being replaced no longer exists in 
specie, or is absolutely and irretrievably sunk or otherwise beyond the 
possible control of the owner, or the costs of repair (including 
recovery) would exceed the repaired value of the vessel.
    Trip. (See Sec. 660.10).
    Trip limits. Trip limits are used in the commercial fishery to 
specify the maximum amount of a fish species or species group that may 
legally be taken and retained, possessed, or landed, per vessel, per 
fishing trip, or cumulatively per unit of time, or the number of 
landings that may be made from a vessel in a given period of time, as 
follows:
    (1) A per trip limit is the total allowable amount of a groundfish 
species or species group, by weight, or by percentage of weight of legal 
fish on board, that may be taken and retained, possessed, or landed per 
vessel from a single fishing trip.
    (2) A daily trip limit is the maximum amount of a groundfish species 
or species group that may be taken and retained, possessed, or landed 
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in 24 consecutive hours, starting at 0001 hours local time (l.t.) Only 
one landing of groundfish may be made in that 24-hour period. Daily trip 
limits may not be accumulated during multiple day trips.
    (3) A weekly trip limit is the maximum amount of a groundfish 
species or species group that may be taken and retained, possessed, or 
landed per vessel in 7 consecutive days, starting at 0001 hours l.t. on 
Sunday and ending at 2400 hours l.t. on Saturday. Weekly trip limits may 
not be accumulated during multiple week trips. If a calendar week falls 
within two different months or two different cumulative limit periods, a 
vessel is not entitled to two separate weekly limits during that week.
    (4) A cumulative trip limit is the maximum amount of a groundfish 
species or species group that may be taken and retained, possessed, or 
landed per vessel in a specified period of time without a limit on the 
number of landings or trips, unless otherwise specified. The cumulative 
trip limit periods for limited entry and open access fisheries, which 
start at 0001 hours l.t. and end at 2400 hours l.t., are as follows, 
unless otherwise specified:
    (i) The 2-month or ``major'' cumulative limit periods are: January 
1-February 28/29, March 1-April 30, May 1-June 30, July 1-August 31, 
September 1-October 31, and, November 1-December 31.
    (ii) One month means the first day through the last day of the 
calendar month.
    (iii) One week means 7 consecutive days, Sunday through Saturday.
    Vessel manager means a person or group of persons whom the vessel 
owner has given authority to oversee all or a portion of groundfish 
fishing activities aboard the vessel.
    Vessel monitoring system or VMS means a vessel monitoring system or 
mobile transceiver unit as set forth in Sec. 660.312 and approved by 
NMFS for use on vessels that take (directly or incidentally) species 
managed under the Pacific Coast Groundfish FMP, as required by this 
subpart.
    Vessel of the United States or U.S. vessel. (See Sec. 660.10).

[61 FR 34572, July 2, 1996, as amended at 63 FR 34608, June 25, 1998; 63 
FR 40067, July 27, 1998; 64 FR 49100, Sept. 10, 1999; 64 FR 69893, Dec. 
15, 1999; 65 FR 82952, Dec. 29, 2000; 66 FR 20612, Apr. 24, 2001; 66 FR 
29733, June 1, 2001; 66 FR 40919, Aug. 6, 2001; 66 FR 41157, Aug. 7, 
2001; 68 FR 11230, Mar. 7, 2003; 68 FR 52521, Sept. 4, 2003; 68 FR 
62381, Nov. 4, 2003; 69 FR 11123, Mar. 9, 2004; 69 FR 31755, June 7, 
2004; 69 FR 42347, July 15, 2004; 69 FR 57881, Sept. 28, 2004; 69 FR 
77026, Dec. 23, 2004; 70 FR 13119, Mar. 18, 2005; 70 FR 16148, Mar. 30, 
2005; 71 FR 10620, Mar. 2, 2006; 71 FR 27414, May 11, 2006]



Sec. 660.303  Reporting and recordkeeping.

    (a) This subpart recognizes that catch and effort data necessary for 
implementing the PCGFMP are collected by the States of Washington, 
Oregon, and California under existing state data collection 
requirements. Telephone surveys of the domestic industry may be 
conducted by NMFS to determine amounts of whiting that may be available 
for reallocation under 50 CFR 660.323(c). No Federal reports are 
required of fishers or processors, so long as the data collection and 
reporting systems operated by state agencies continue to provide NMFS 
with statistical information adequate for management.
    (b) Any person who is required to do so by the applicable state law 
must make and/or file, retain, or make available any and all reports 
(i.e., logbooks, fish tickets, etc.) of groundfish harvests and landings 
containing all data, and in the exact manner, required by the applicable 
state law.
    (c) Any person landing groundfish must retain on board the vessel 
from which groundfish is landed, and provide to an authorized officer 
upon request, copies of any and all reports of groundfish landings 
containing all data, and in the exact manner, required by the applicable 
state law throughout the cumulative limit period during which a landing 
occurred and for 15 days thereafter. For participants in the primary 
sablefish season (detailed at Sec. 660.372(b)), the cumulative limit 
period to which this requirement applies is April 1 through October 31.

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    (d) Reporting requirements for vessels fishing in conservation 
areas--(1) Declaration reports for trawl vessels intending to fish in a 
conservation area. The operator of any vessel registered to a limited 
entry permit with a trawl endorsement; any vessel using trawl gear, 
including exempted gear used to take pink shrimp, ridgeback prawns, 
California halibut and sea cucumber; or any tribal vessel using trawl 
gear must provide NMFS with a declaration report, as specified at Sec. 
660.303(d)(5) of this section to identify the intent to fish within the 
CCA, as defined at Sec. 660.304, or any trawl RCA, as defined in the 
groundfish annual or biennial management measures that are published in 
the Federal Register.
    (2) Declaration reports for non-trawl vessels intending to fish in a 
conservation area. The operator of any vessel registered to a limited 
entry permit with a longline or pot endorsement must provide NMFS OLE 
with a declaration report, as specified at paragraph (d)(5) of this 
section, to identify the intent to fish within the CCA, as defined at 
Sec. 660.390, or any non-trawl RCA, as defined in the groundfish annual 
management measures that are published in the Federal Register.
    (3) When a declaration report for fishing in a conservation area is 
required, as specified in paragraphs (d)(1) and (d)(2) of this section, 
it must be submitted before the vessel leaves port:
    (i) On a trip in which the vessel will be used to fish in a 
conservation area for the first time during the calendar year;
    (ii) On a trip in which the vessel will be used to fish in a 
conservation area with a gear type that is different from the gear 
declaration provided on a valid declaration report as defined at 
paragraph 660.303(d)(6) of this section; or
    (iii) On a trip in which the vessel will be used to fish in a 
conservation area for the first time after a declaration report to 
cancel fishing in a conservation area was received by NMFS.
    (4) Declaration report to cancel fishing in a conservation area. The 
operator of any vessel that provided NMFS with a declaration report for 
fishing in a conservation area, as required at paragraphs (d)(1) or 
(d)(2) of this section, must submit a declaration report to NMFS OLE to 
cancel the current declaration report before the vessel leaves port on a 
trip in which the vessel is used to fish with a gear that is not in the 
same gear category set out in paragraph Sec. 660.303(d)(5)(i) declared 
by the vessel in the current declaration.
    (5) Declaration reports will include: the vessel name and/or 
identification number, and gear declaration (as defined in Sec. 
660.303(d)(5)(i)). Upon receipt of a declaration report, NMFS will 
provide a confirmation code or receipt. Retention of the confirmation 
code or receipt to verify that the declaration requirement was met is 
the responsibility of the vessel owner or operator.
    (i) One of the following gear types must be declared:
    (A) Limited entry fixed gear,
    (B) Limited entry midwater trawl,
    (C) Limited entry bottom trawl,
    (D) Trawl gear including exempted gear used to take pink shrimp, 
ridgeback prawns, California halibut south of Pt. Arena, CA, and sea 
cucumber.
    (E) Tribal trawl,
    (F) Other gear including: gear used to take spot and ridgeback 
prawns, crab or lobster, Pacific halibut, salmon, California halibut, 
California sheephead, highly migratory species, species managed under 
the Coastal Pelagic Species Fishery Management Plan, and any species in 
the gillnet complex as managed by the State of California,
    (G) Non-trawl gear used to take groundfish.
    (ii) Declaration reports must be submitted through the VMS or 
another method that is approved by NMFS OLE and announced in the Federal 
Register. Other methods may include email, facsimile, or telephone. NMFS 
OLE will provide, through appropriate media, instructions to the public 
on submitting declaration reports. Instructions and other information 
needed to make declarations may be mailed to the limited entry permit 
owner's address of record. NMFS will bear no responsibility if a 
notification is sent to the address of record and is not received 
because the permit owner's actual address has changed without 
notification to NMFS, as required at

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Sec. 660.335(a)(2). Owners of vessels that are not registered to 
limited entry permits and owners of vessels registered to limited entry 
permits that did not receive instructions by mail are responsible for 
contacting NMFS OLE during business hours at least 3 days before the 
declaration is required to obtain information needed to make declaration 
reports. NMFS OLE must be contacted during business hours (Monday 
through Friday between 0800 and 1700 Pacific Time).
    (6) A declaration report will be valid until a declaration report to 
revise the existing gear declaration or a declaration report to cancel 
fishing in a conservation area is received by NMFS OLE. During the 
period that a vessel has a valid declaration report on file with NMFS, 
it cannot fish with a gear other than a gear type that is within the 
gear category (50 CFR 660.303(d)(5)) declared by the vessel. After a 
declaration report to cancel fishing in the RCA is received, that vessel 
must not fish in a conservation area until another declaration report 
for fishing by that vessel in a conservation area is received by NMFS.

[68 FR 62381, Nov. 4, 2003, as amended at 69 FR 11124, Mar. 9, 2004; 69 
FR 31755, June 7, 2004; 69 FR 42348, July 15, 2004; 71 FR 10620, Mar. 2, 
2006]



Sec. 660.305  Vessel identification.

    (a) Display. The operator of a vessel that is over 25 ft (7.6 m) in 
length and is engaged in commercial fishing for groundfish must display 
the vessel's official number on the port and starboard sides of the 
deckhouse or hull, and on a weather deck so as to be visible from above. 
The number must contrast with the background and be in block Arabic 
numerals at least 18 inches (45.7 cm) high for vessels over 65 ft (19.8 
m) long and at least 10 inches (25.4 cm) high for vessels between 25 and 
65 ft (7.6 and 19.8 m) in length. The length of a vessel for purposes of 
this section is the length set forth in USCG records or in state 
records, if no USCG record exists.
    (b) Maintenance of numbers. The operator of a vessel engaged in 
commercial fishing for groundfish must keep the identifying markings 
required by paragraph (a) of this section clearly legible and in good 
repair, and must ensure that no part of the vessel, its rigging, or its 
fishing gear obstructs the view of the official number from an 
enforcement vessel or aircraft.
    (c) Commercial passenger vessels. This section does not apply to 
vessels carrying fishing parties on a per-capita basis or by charter.



Sec. 660.306  Prohibitions.

    In addition to the general prohibitions specified in Sec. 600.725 
of this chapter, it is unlawful for any person to:
    (a) General. (1) Sell, offer to sell, or purchase any groundfish 
taken in the course of recreational groundfish fishing.
    (2) Retain any prohibited species (defined in Sec. 660.302 and 
restricted in Sec. 660.370(e)) caught by means of fishing gear 
authorized under this subpart or unless authorized by part 600 of this 
chapter. Prohibited species must be returned to the sea as soon as 
practicable with a minimum of injury when caught and brought on board.
    (3) Falsify or fail to affix and maintain vessel and gear markings 
as required by Sec. 660.305 or Sec. Sec. 660.382 and 660.383.
    (4) Fish for groundfish in violation of any terms or conditions 
attached to an EFP under Sec. 600.745 of this chapter or Sec. 660.350.
    (5) Fish for groundfish using gear not authorized in this subpart or 
in violation of any terms or conditions attached to an EFP under Sec. 
660.350 or part 600 of this chapter.
    (6) Take and retain, possess, or land more groundfish than specified 
under Sec. Sec. 660.370 through 660.373 or Sec. Sec. 660.381 through 
660.385, or under an EFP issued under Sec. 660.350 or part 600 of this 
chapter.
    (7) Fail to sort, prior to the first weighing after offloading, 
those groundfish species or species groups for which there is a trip 
limit, size limit, quota, harvest guideline, or OY, if the vessel fished 
or landed in an area during a time when such trip limit, size limit, 
quota, harvest guideline, or OY applied.
    (8) Possess, deploy, haul, or carry onboard a fishing vessel subject 
to this subpart a set net, trap or pot, longline, or commercial vertical 
hook-and-line that is not in compliance with the gear

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restrictions in Sec. Sec. 660.382 and 660.383, unless such gear is the 
gear of another vessel that has been retrieved at sea and made 
inoperable or stowed in a manner not capable of being fished. The 
disposal at sea of such gear is prohibited by Annex V of the 
International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution From Ships, 
1973 (Annex V of MARPOL 73/78).
    (9) Refuse to submit fishing gear or fish subject to such person's 
control to inspection by an authorized officer, or to interfere with or 
prevent, by any means, such an inspection.
    (10) Take, retain, possess, or land more than a single cumulative 
limit of a particular species, per vessel, per applicable cumulative 
limit period, except for sablefish taken in the primary limited entry, 
fixed gear sablefish season from a vessel authorized under Sec. 
660.372(a) to participate in that season, as described at Sec. 
660.372(b).
    (11) Take and retain, possess, or land groundfish in excess of the 
landing limit for the open access fishery without having a valid limited 
entry permit for the vessel affixed with a gear endorsement for the gear 
used to catch the fish.
    (12) Transfer fish to another vessel at sea unless a vessel is 
participating in the primary whiting fishery as part of the mothership 
or catcher-processor sectors, as described at Sec. 660.373(a).
    (13) Fish with dredge gear (defined in Sec. 660.302) anywhere 
within EFH within the EEZ. For the purposes of regulation, EFH within 
the EEZ is described at 660.395.
    (14) Fish with beam trawl gear (defined in Sec. 660.302) anywhere 
within EFH within the EEZ. For the purposes of regulation, EFH within 
the EEZ is described at 660.395.
    (b) Reporting and recordkeeping. (1) Falsify or fail to make and/or 
file, retain or make available any and all reports of groundfish 
landings, containing all data, and in the exact manner, required by the 
applicable State law, as specified in Sec. 660.303, provided that 
person is required to do so by the applicable state law.
    (2) Fail to retain on board a vessel from which groundfish is 
landed, and provide to an authorized officer upon request, copies of any 
and all reports of groundfish landings, or receipts containing all data, 
and made in the exact manner required by the applicable state law 
throughout the cumulative limit period during which such landings 
occurred and for 15 days thereafter.
    (3) Fail to retain on board a vessel from which sablefish caught in 
the primary sablefish season is landed, and provide to an authorized 
officer upon request, copies of any and all reports of sablefish 
landings against the sablefish endorsed permit's tier limit, or receipts 
containing all data, and made in the exact manner required by the 
applicable state law throughout the primary sablefish season during 
which such landings occurred and for 15 days thereafter.
    (c) Limited entry fisheries. (1) Fish with groundfish trawl gear, or 
carry groundfish trawl gear on board a vessel that also has groundfish 
on board, without having a limited entry permit valid for that vessel 
affixed with a gear endorsement for trawl gear, with the following 
exception. A vessel with groundfish on board may carry groundfish trawl 
gear if:
    (i) The vessel is in continuous transit from outside the fishery 
management area to a port in Washington, Oregon, or California; or
    (ii) The vessel is a mothership, in which case trawl nets and doors 
must be stowed in a secured and covered manner, and detached from all 
towing lines, so as to be rendered unusable for fishing.
    (2) Carry on board a vessel, or deploy, limited entry gear when the 
limited entry fishery for that gear is closed, except a vessel may carry 
on board limited entry gear as provided in paragraph (c)(1) of this 
section.
    (d) Black rockfish fisheries. Have onboard a commercial hook-and-
line fishing vessel (other than a vessel operated by persons under Sec. 
660.370(c)(1)(ii), more than the amount of the trip limit set for black 
rockfish by Sec. 660.371 while that vessel is fishing between the U.S.-
Canada border and Cape Alava (48[deg]09[min]30[sec] N. lat.), or between 
Destruction Island (47[deg]40[min]00[sec] N. lat.) and Leadbetter Point 
(46[deg]38[min]10[sec] N. lat.).
    (e) Fixed gear sablefish fisheries. (1) Take, retain, possess or 
land sablefish

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under the cumulative limits provided for the primary limited entry, 
fixed gear sablefish season, described in Sec. 660.372(b), from a 
vessel that is not registered to a limited entry permit with a sablefish 
endorsement.
    (2) Beginning January 1, 2007, take, retain, possess or land 
sablefish in the primary sablefish season described at Sec. 660.372(b) 
unless the owner of the limited entry permit registered for use with 
that vessel and authorizing the vessel to participate in the primary 
sablefish season is on board that vessel. Exceptions to this prohibition 
are provided at Sec. 660.372(b)(4)(i) and (ii).
    (3) Beginning January 1, 2007, process sablefish taken at-sea in the 
limited entry primary sablefish fishery defined at Sec. 660.372(b), 
from a vessel that does not have a sablefish at-sea processing 
exemption, defined at Sec. 660.334(e).
    (f) Pacific whiting fisheries. (1) Process whiting in the fishery 
management area during times or in areas where at-sea processing is 
prohibited for the sector in which the vessel participates, unless:
    (i) The fish are received from a member of a Pacific Coast treaty 
Indian tribe fishing under Sec. 660.324;
    (ii) The fish are processed by a waste-processing vessel according 
to Sec. 660.373(i); or
    (iii) The vessel is completing processing of whiting taken on board 
during that vessel's primary season.
    (2) Take and retain or receive, except as cargo or fish waste, 
whiting on a vessel in the fishery management area that already 
possesses processed whiting on board, during times or in areas where at-
sea processing is prohibited for the sector in which the vessel 
participates, unless the fish are received from a member of a Pacific 
Coast treaty Indian tribe fishing under Sec. 660.324.
    (3) Participate in the mothership or shoreside sector as a catcher 
vessel that does not process fish, if that vessel operates in the same 
calendar year as a catcher/processor in the whiting fishery, according 
to Sec. 660.373(h)(2).
    (4) Operate as a waste-processing vessel within 48 hours of a 
primary season for whiting in which that vessel operates as a catcher/
processor or mothership, according to Sec. 660.373(i).
    (5) Fail to keep the trawl doors on board the vessel and attached to 
the trawls on a vessel used to fish for whiting, when taking and 
retention is prohibited under Sec. 660.373(f).
    (g) Limited entry permits. (1) Fail to carry on board a vessel the 
limited entry permit registered for use with that vessel, if a limited 
entry permit is registered for use with that vessel.
    (2) Make a false statement on an application for issuance, renewal, 
transfer, vessel registration, replacement of a limited entry permit, or 
a declaration of ownership interest in a limited entry permit.
    (h) Fishing in conservation areas. (1) Fish with any trawl gear, 
including exempted gear used to take pink shrimp, ridgeback prawns, 
California halibut south of Pt. Arena, CA, and sea cucumber; or with 
trawl gear from a tribal vessel or with any gear from a vessel 
registered to a groundfish limited entry permit in a conservation area 
unless the vessel owner or operator has a valid declaration confirmation 
code or receipt for fishing in a conservation area as specified at Sec. 
660.303(d)(5).
    (2) Operate any vessel registered to a limited entry permit with a 
trawl endorsement and trawl gear on board in a Trawl Rockfish 
Conservation Area or a Cowcod Conservation Area (as defined at Sec. 
660.302), except for purposes of continuous transiting, with all 
groundfish trawl gear stowed in accordance with Sec. 660.381(d)(4)(ii), 
or except as otherwise authorized in the groundfish management measures 
published at Sec. 660.381(d)(4).
    (3) Operate any vessel registered to a limited entry permit with a 
longline or trap (pot) endorsement and longline and/or trap gear onboard 
in a Nontrawl Rockfish Conservation Area or a Cowcod Conservation Area 
(as defined at Sec. 660.302), except for purposes of continuous 
transiting, or except as authorized in the annual or biennial groundfish 
management measures published in the Federal Register.
    (4) Fish with bottom trawl gear (defined in Sec. 660.302) anywhere 
within EFH within the EEZ seaward of a line approximating the 700-fm 
(1280-m) depth contour, as defined in Sec. 660.396. For the purposes of 
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700-fm (1280-m) within the EEZ is described at 660.395.
    (5) Fish with bottom trawl gear (defined in Sec. 660.302) with a 
footrope diameter greater than 19 inches (48 cm) (including rollers, 
bobbins or other material encircling or tied along the length of the 
footrope) anywhere within EFH within the EEZ. For the purposes of 
regulation, EFH within the EEZ is described at 660.395.
    (6) Fish with bottom trawl gear (defined in Sec. 660.302) with a 
footrope diameter greater than 8 inches (20 cm) (including rollers, 
bobbins or other material encircling or tied along the length of the 
footrope) anywhere within the EEZ shoreward of a line approximating the 
100-fm (183-m) depth contour (defined in Sec. 660.393).
    (7) Fish with bottom trawl gear (as defined in Sec. 660.302), 
within the EEZ in the following areas (defined in Sec. 660.397 and 
Sec. 660.398): Olympic 2, Biogenic 1, Biogenic 2, Grays Canyon, 
Biogenic 3, Astoria Canyon, Nehalem Bank/Shale Pile, Siletz Deepwater, 
Daisy Bank/Nelson Island, Newport Rockpile/Stonewall Bank, Heceta Bank, 
Deepwater off Coos Bay, Bandon High Spot, Rogue Canyon.
    (8) Fish with bottom trawl gear (as defined in Sec. 660.302), other 
than demersal seine, unless otherwise specified in this section or 
section 660.381, within the EEZ in the following areas (defined in Sec. 
660.399): Eel River Canyon, Blunts Reef, Mendocino Ridge, Delgada 
Canyon, Tolo Bank, Point Arena North, Point Arena South Biogenic Area, 
Cordell Bank/Biogenic Area, Farallon Islands/Fanny Shoal, Half Moon Bay, 
Monterey Bay/Canyon, Point Sur Deep, Big Sur Coast/Port San Luis, East 
San Lucia Bank, Point Conception, Hidden Reef/Kidney Bank (within Cowcod 
Conservation Area West), Catalina Island, Potato Bank (within Cowcod 
Conservation Area West), Cherry Bank (within Cowcod Conservation Area 
West), and Cowcod EFH Conservation Area East.
    (9) Fish with bottom contact gear (as defined in Sec. 660.302) 
within the EEZ in the following areas (defined in Sec. 660.398 and 
Sec. 660.399): Thompson Seamount, President Jackson Seamount, Cordell 
Bank (50-fm (91-m) isobath), Harris Point, Richardson Rock, Scorpion, 
Painted Cave, Anacapa Island, Carrington Point, Judith Rock, Skunk 
Point, Footprint, Gull Island, South Point, and Santa Barbara.
    (10) Fish with bottom contact gear (as defined in Sec. 660.302), or 
any other gear that is deployed deeper than 500-fm (914-m), within the 
Davidson Seamount area (defined in Sec. 660.395).
    (i) Groundfish observer program. (1) Forcibly assault, resist, 
oppose, impede, intimidate, harass, sexually harass, bribe, or interfere 
with an observer.
    (2) Interfere with or bias the sampling procedure employed by an 
observer, including either mechanically or physically sorting or 
discarding catch before sampling.
    (3) Tamper with, destroy, or discard an observer's collected 
samples, equipment, records, photographic film, papers, or personal 
effects without the express consent of the observer.
    (4) Harass an observer by conduct that:
    (i) Has sexual connotations,
    (ii) Has the purpose or effect of interfering with the observer's 
work performance, and/or
    (iii) Otherwise creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive 
environment. In determining whether conduct constitutes harassment, the 
totality of the circumstances, including the nature of the conduct and 
the context in which it occurred, will be considered. The determination 
of the legality of a particular action will be made from the facts on a 
case-by-case basis.
    (5) Fish for, land, or process fish without observer coverage when a 
vessel is required to carry an observer under Sec. 660.314(c).
    (6) Require, pressure, coerce, or threaten an observer to perform 
duties normally performed by crew members, including, but not limited 
to, cooking, washing dishes, standing watch, vessel maintenance, 
assisting with the setting or retrieval of gear, or any duties 
associated with the processing of fish, from sorting the catch to the 
storage of the finished product.
    (7) Fail to provide departure or cease fishing reports specified at 
Sec. 660.312(c)(2).
    (8) Fail to meet the vessel responsibilities specified at Sec. 
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    (j) Vessel monitoring systems. (1) Use any vessel registered to a 
limited entry permit to operate in State or Federal waters seaward of 
the baseline from which the territorial sea is measured off the States 
of Washington, Oregon or California, unless that vessel carries a NMFS 
OLE type-approved mobile transceiver unit and complies with the 
requirements described at Sec. 660.312.
    (2) Fail to install, activate, repair or replace a mobile 
transceiver unit prior to leaving port as specified at Sec. 660.312.
    (3) Fail to operate and maintain a mobile transceiver unit on board 
the vessel at all times as specified at Sec. 660.312.
    (4) Tamper with, damage, destroy, alter, or in any way distort, 
render useless, inoperative, ineffective, or inaccurate the VMS, mobile 
transceiver unit, or VMS signal required to be installed on or 
transmitted by a vessel as specified at Sec. 660.312.
    (5) Fail to contact NMFS OLE or follow NMFS OLE instructions when 
automatic position reporting has been interrupted as specified at Sec. 
660.312.
    (6) Register a VMS transceiver unit registered to more than one 
vessel at the same time.

[69 FR 42348, July 15, 2004, as amended at 69 FR 77029, Dec. 23, 2004; 
70 FR 16148, Mar. 30, 2005; 71 FR 10620, Mar. 2, 2006; 71 FR 27415, May 
11, 2006]



Sec. 660.312  Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) requirements.

    (a) What is a VMS? A VMS consists of a NMFS OLE type-approved mobile 
transceiver unit that automatically determines the vessel's position and 
transmits it to a NMFS OLE type-approved communications service 
provider. The communications service provider receives the transmission 
and relays it to NMFS OLE.
    (b) Who is required to have VMS? A vessel registered for use with a 
Pacific Coast groundfish limited entry permit that fishes in state or 
Federal water seaward of the baseline from which the territorial sea is 
measured off the States of Washington, Oregon or California is required 
to install a NMFS OLE type-approved mobile transceiver unit and to 
arrange for an NMFS OLE type-approved communications service provider to 
receive and relay transmissions to NMFS OLE, prior to fishing.
    (c) How are mobile transceiver units and communications service 
providers approved by NMFS OLE? (1) NMFS OLE will publish type-approval 
specifications for VMS components in the Federal Register or notify the 
public through other appropriate media.
    (2) Mobile transceiver unit manufacturers or communication service 
providers will submit products or services to NMFS OLE for evaluation 
based on the published specifications.
    (3) NMFS OLE may publish a list of NMFS OLE type-approved mobile 
transceiver units and communication service providers for the Pacific 
Coast groundfish fishery in the Federal Register or notify the public 
through other appropriate media. As necessary, NMFS OLE may publish 
amendments to the list of type-approved mobile transceiver units and 
communication service providers in the Federal Register or through other 
appropriate media. A list of VMS transceivers that have been type-
approved by NMFS OLE may be mailed to the permit owner's address of 
record. NMFS will bear no responsibility if a notification is sent to 
the address of record and is not received because the applicant's actual 
address has changed without notification to NMFS, as required at 
660.335(a)(2).
    (d) What are the vessel owner's responsibilities? If you are a 
vessel owner that must participate in the VMS program, you or the vessel 
operator must:
    (1) Obtain a NMFS OLE type-approved mobile transceiver unit and have 
it installed on board your vessel in accordance with the instructions 
provided by NMFS OLE. You may get a copy of the VMS installation and 
operation instructions from the NMFS OLE Northwest, VMS Program Manager 
upon request at 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Seattle, WA 98115-6349, phone: 
(206) 526-6133.
    (2) Activate the mobile transceiver unit, submit an activation 
report, and receive confirmation from NMFS OLE that the VMS 
transmissions are being received before participating in a fishery 
requiring the VMS. Instructions for submitting an activation report may 
be obtained from the NMFS OLE,

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Northwest VMS Program Manager upon request at 7600 Sand Point Way NE., 
Seattle, WA 98115-6349, phone: (206)526-6133. An activation report must 
again be submitted to NMFS OLE following reinstallation of a mobile 
transceiver unit or change in service provider before the vessel may 
participate in a fishery requiring the VMS.
    (i) Activation reports. If you are a vessel owner who must use VMS 
and you are activating a VMS transceiver unit for the first time or 
reactivating a VMS transceiver unit following a reinstallation of a 
mobile transceiver unit or change in service provider, you must fax NMFS 
OLE an activation report that includes: Vessel name; vessel owner's 
name, address and telephone number, vessel operator's name, address and 
telephone number, USCG vessel documentation number/state registration 
number; if applicable, the groundfish permit number the vessel is 
registered to; VMS transceiver unit manufacturer; VMS communications 
service provider; VMS transceiver identification; identifying if the 
unit is the primary or backup; and a statement signed and dated by the 
vessel owner confirming compliance with the installation procedures 
provided by NMFS OLE.
    (ii) Ownership of the VMS transceiver unit may be transferred from 
one vessel to another vessel by submitting a new activation report, 
which identifies that the transceiver unit was previously registered to 
another vessel, and by providing proof of ownership of the VMS 
transceiver unit or proof of service termination from the communication 
service provider.
    (3) Operate the mobile transceiver unit continuously 24 hours a day 
throughout the calendar year, unless such vessel is exempted under 
paragraph (d)(4) of this section.
    (4) VMS exemptions. A vessel that is required to operate the mobile 
transceiver unit continuously 24 hours a day throughout the calendar 
year may be exempted from this requirement if a valid exemption report, 
as described at paragraph (d)(4)(iii) of this section, is received by 
NMFS OLE and the vessel is in compliance with all conditions and 
requirements of the VMS exemption identified in this section.
    (i) Haul out exemption. When it is anticipated that a vessel will be 
continuously out of the water for more than 7 consecutive days and a 
valid exemption report has been received by NMFS OLE, electrical power 
to the VMS mobile transceiver unit may be removed and transmissions may 
be discontinued. Under this exemption, VMS transmissions can be 
discontinued from the time the vessel is removed from the water until 
the time that the vessel is placed back in the water.
    (ii) Outside areas exemption. When the vessel will be operating 
seaward of the EEZ off Washington, Oregon, or California continuously 
for more than 7 consecutive days and a valid exemption report has been 
received by NMFS OLE, the VMS mobile transceiver unit transmissions may 
be reduced or discontinued from the time the vessel leaves the EEZ off 
the coasts of Washington, Oregon or California until the time that the 
vessel re-enters the EEZ off the coasts of Washington, Oregon or 
California. Under this exemption, the vessel owner or operator can 
request that NMFS OLE reduce or discontinue the VMS transmissions after 
receipt of an exemption report, if the vessel is equipped with a VMS 
transceiver unit that NMFS OLE has approved for this exemption.
    (iii) Exemption reports must be submitted through the VMS or another 
method that is approved by NMFS OLE and announced in the Federal 
Register. Other methods may include email, facsimile, or telephone. NMFS 
OLE will provide, through appropriate media, instructions to the public 
on submitting exemption reports. Instructions and other information 
needed to make exemption reports may be mailed to the limited entry 
permit owner's address of record. NMFS will bear no responsibility if a 
notification is sent to the address of record and is not received 
because the permit owner's actual address has changed without 
notification to NMFS, as required at 660.335(a)(2). Owners of vessels 
registered to limited entry permits that did not receive instructions by 
mail are responsible for contacting NMFS OLE during business hours at 
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before the exemption is required to obtain information needed to make 
exemption reports. NMFS OLE must be contacted during business hours 
(Monday through Friday between 0800 and 1700 Pacific Standard Time).
    (iv) Exemption reports must be received by NMFS at least 2 hours and 
not more than 24 hours before the exempted activities defined at 
paragraph (d)(4)(i) and (ii) of this section occur. An exemption report 
is valid until NMFS receives a report canceling the exemption. An 
exemption cancellation must be received at least 2 hours before the 
vessel re-enters the EEZ following an outside areas exemption or at 
least 2 hours before the vessel is placed back in the water following a 
haul out exemption.
    (5) When aware that transmission of automatic position reports has 
been interrupted, or when notified by NMFS OLE that automatic position 
reports are not being received, contact NMFS OLE at 7600 Sand Point Way 
NE, Seattle, WA 98115-6349, phone: (206)526-6133 and follow the 
instructions provided to you. Such instructions may include, but are not 
limited to, manually communicating to a location designated by NMFS OLE 
the vessel's position or returning to port until the VMS is operable.
    (6) After a fishing trip during which interruption of automatic 
position reports has occurred, the vessel's owner or operator must 
replace or repair the mobile transceiver unit prior to the vessel's next 
fishing trip. Repair or reinstallation of a mobile transceiver unit or 
installation of a replacement, including change of communications 
service provider shall be in accordance with the instructions provided 
by NMFS OLE and require the same certification.
    (7) Make the mobile transceiver units available for inspection by 
NMFS OLE personnel, USCG personnel, state enforcement personnel or any 
authorized officer.
    (8) Ensure that the mobile transceiver unit is not tampered with, 
disabled, destroyed or operated improperly.
    (9) Pay all charges levied by the communication service provider as 
necessary to ensure continuous operation of the VMS transceiver units.

[68 FR 62384, Nov. 4, 2003. Redesignated and amended at 69 FR 42350, 
July 15, 2004]



Sec. 660.314  Groundfish observer program.

    (a) General. Vessel owners, operators, and managers are jointly and 
severally responsible for their vessel's compliance with this section.
    (b) Purpose. The purpose of the Groundfish Observer Program is to 
allow observers to collect fisheries data deemed by the Northwest 
Regional Administrator, NMFS, to be necessary and appropriate for 
management, compliance monitoring, and research in the groundfish 
fisheries and for the conservation of living marine resources and their 
habitat.
    (c) Observer coverage requirements--(1) At-sea processors. A 
catcher-processor or mothership 125 ft (38.1 m) LOA or longer must carry 
two NMFS-certified observers, and a catcher-processor or mothership 
shorter than 125 ft (38.1 m) LOA must carry one NMFS-certified observer, 
each day that the vessel is used to take, retain, receive, land, 
process, or transport groundfish.
    (2) Catcher vessels. For the purposes of this section, catcher 
vessels include all vessels, using open access or limited entry gear 
(including exempted gear types) that take and retain, possess or land 
groundfish at a processor(s) as defined at Sec. 660.302. When NMFS 
notifies the vessel owner, operator, permit holder, or the vessel 
manager of any requirement to carry an observer, the vessel may not take 
and retain, possess, or land any groundfish without carrying an 
observer.
    (i) Notice of departure--Basic rule. At least 24 hours (but not more 
than 36 hours) before departing on a fishing trip, a vessel that has 
been notified by NMFS that it is required to carry an observer, or that 
is operating in an active sampling unit, must notify NMFS (or its 
designated agent) of the vessel's intended time of departure. Notice 
will be given in a form to be specified by NMFS.
    (A) Optional notice--Weather delays. A vessel that anticipates a 
delayed departure due to weather or sea conditions may advise NMFS of 
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delay when providing the basic notice described in paragraph (c)(2)(i) 
of this section. If departure is delayed beyond 36 hours from the time 
the original notice is given, the vessel must provide an additional 
notice of departure not less than 4 hours prior to departure, in order 
to enable NMFS to place an observer.
    (B) Optional notice--Back-to-back fishing trips. A vessel that 
intends to make back-to-back fishing trips (i.e., trips with less than 
24 hours between offloading from one trip and beginning another), may 
provide the basic notice described in paragraph (c)(2)(i)) of this 
section for both trips, prior to making the first trip. A vessel that 
has given such notice is not required to give additional notice of the 
second trip.
    (ii) Cease fishing report. Not more than 24 hours after ceasing the 
taking and retaining of groundfish with limited entry or open access 
gear in order to leave the fishery management area or to fish for 
species not managed under the PCGFMP, the owner, operator, or vessel 
manager of each vessel that is required to carry an observer or that is 
operating in a segment of the fleet that NMFS has identified as an 
active sampling unit must provide NMFS or its designated agent with 
notification as specified by NMFS.
    (3) Vessels engaged in recreational fishing. [Reserved]
    (4) Waiver. The Northwest Regional Administrator may provide written 
notification to the vessel owner stating that a determination has been 
made to temporarily waive coverage requirements because of circumstances 
that are deemed to be beyond the vessel's control.
    (d) Vessel responsibilities. An operator of a vessel required to 
carry one or more observer(s) must provide:
    (1) Accommodations and food. Provide accommodations and food that 
are:
    (i) At-sea processors. Equivalent to those provided for officers, 
engineers, foremen, deck-bosses or other management level personnel of 
the vessel.
    (ii) Catcher vessels. Equivalent to those provided to the crew.
    (2) Safe conditions. Maintain safe conditions on the vessel for the 
protection of observer(s) including adherence to all USCG and other 
applicable rules, regulations, or statutes pertaining to safe operation 
of the vessel, and provisions at Sec. Sec. 600.725 and 600.746 of this 
chapter.
    (3) Observer communications. Facilitate observer communications by:
    (i) Observer use of equipment. Allowing observer(s) to use the 
vessel's communication equipment and personnel, on request, for the 
entry, transmission, and receipt of work-related messages, at no cost to 
the observer(s) or the U.S. or designated agent.
    (ii) Functional equipment. Ensuring that the vessel's communications 
equipment, used by observers to enter and transmit data, is fully 
functional and operational.
    (iii) Hardware and software. At-sea processing vessels must provide 
hardware and software pursuant to regulations at 50 CFR 
679.50(f)(1)(iii)(B)(1) and 50 CFR 679.50(f)(2), as follows:
    (A) Providing for use by the observer a personal computer in working 
condition that contains a full Pentium 120 Mhz or greater capacity 
processing chip, at least 32 megabytes of RAM, at least 75 megabytes of 
free hard disk storage, a Windows 9x or NT compatible operating system, 
an operating mouse, and a 3.5-inch (8.9 cm) floppy disk drive. The 
associated computer monitor must have a viewable screen size of at least 
14.1 inches (35.8 cm) and minimum display settings of 600x800 pixels. 
The computer equipment specified in this paragraph (A) must be connected 
to a communication device that provides a modem connection to the NMFS 
host computer and supports one or more of the following protocols: ITU 
V.22, ITU V.22bis, ITU V.32, ITU V.32bis, or ITU V.34. Processors that 
use a modem must have at least a 28.8kbs Hayes-compatible modem. The 
above-specified hardware and software requirements do not apply to 
processors that do not process groundfish.
    (B) NMFS-supplied software. Ensuring that each at-sea processing 
ship that is required to have two observers aboard obtains the data 
entry software provided by the Regional Administrator for use by the 
observer.
    (4) Vessel position. Allow observer(s) access to, and the use of, 
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on request, to determine the vessel's position.
    (5) Access. Allow observer(s) free and unobstructed access to the 
vessel's bridge, trawl or working decks, holding bins, processing areas, 
freezer spaces, weight scales, cargo holds, and any other space that may 
be used to hold, process, weigh, or store fish or fish products at any 
time.
    (6) Prior notification. Notify observer(s) at least 15 minutes 
before fish are brought on board, or fish and fish products are 
transferred from the vessel, to allow sampling the catch or observing 
the transfer, unless the observer specifically requests not to be 
notified.
    (7) Records. Allow observer(s) to inspect and copy any state or 
Federal logbook maintained voluntarily or as required by regulation.
    (8) Assistance. Provide all other reasonable assistance to enable 
observer(s) to carry out their duties, including, but not limited to:
    (i) Measuring decks, codends, and holding bins.
    (ii) Providing the observer(s) with a safe work area.
    (iii) Collecting bycatch when requested by the observer(s).
    (iv) Collecting and carrying baskets of fish when requested by the 
observer(s).
    (v) Allowing the observer(s) to collect biological data and samples.
    (vi) Providing adequate space for storage of biological samples.
    (9) At-sea transfers to or from processing vessels. Processing 
vessels must:
    (i) Ensure that transfers of observers at sea via small boat or raft 
are carried out during daylight hours, under safe conditions, and with 
the agreement of observers involved.
    (ii) Notify observers at least 3 hours before observers are 
transferred, such that the observers can collect personal belongings, 
equipment, and scientific samples.
    (iii) Provide a safe pilot ladder and conduct the transfer to ensure 
the safety of observers during transfers.
    (iv) Provide an experienced crew member to assist observers in the 
small boat or raft in which any transfer is made.
    (e) Procurement of observer services by at-sea processing vessels. 
Owners of vessels required to carry observers under paragraph (c)(1) of 
this section must arrange for observer services from an observer 
provider permitted by the North Pacific Groundfish Observer Program 
under 50 CFR 679.50(i), except that:
    (1) Vessels are required to procure observer services directly from 
NMFS when NMFS has determined and given notification that the vessel 
must carry NMFS staff or an individual authorized by NMFS in lieu of an 
observer provided by a permitted observer provider.
    (2) Vessels are required to procure observer services directly from 
NMFS and a permitted observer provider when NMFS has determined and 
given notification that the vessel must carry NMFS staff or individuals 
authorized by NMFS, in addition to an observer provided by a permitted 
observer provider.
    (f) Observer certification and responsibilities--(1) Observer 
Certification--(i) Applicability. Observer certification authorizes an 
individual to fulfill duties as specified in writing by the NMFS 
Observer Program Office while under the employ of a NMFS-permitted 
observer provider and according to certification endorsements as 
designated under paragraph (f)(1)(v) of this section.
    (ii) Observer certification official. The Regional Administrator 
will designate a NMFS observer certification official who will make 
decisions for the Observer Program Office on whether to issue or deny 
observer certification.
    (iii) Certification requirements. NMFS will certify individuals who:
    (A) Are employed by an observer provider company permitted pursuant 
to 50 CFR 679.50 at the time of the issuance of the certification;
    (B) Have provided, through their observer provider:
    (1) Information identified by NMFS at 50 CFR 679.50(i)(2) 
(x)(A)(1)(iii) and (iv); and
    (2) Information identified by NMFS at 50 CFR 679.50(i)(2)(x)(C) 
regarding the observer candidate's health and physical fitness for the 
job;
    (C) Meet all education and health standards as specified in 50 CFR

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679.50(i)(2)(i)(A) and (1)(2)(x)(C), respectively; and
    (D) Have successfully completed NMFS-approved training as prescribed 
by the Observer Program.
    (1) Successful completion of training by an observer applicant 
consists of meeting all attendance and conduct standards issued in 
writing at the start of training; meeting all performance standards 
issued in writing at the start of training for assignments, tests, and 
other evaluation tools; and completing all other training requirements 
established by the Observer Program.
    (2) If a candidate fails training, he or she will be notified in 
writing on or before the last day of training. The notification will 
indicate: the reasons the candidate failed the training; whether the 
candidate can retake the training, and under what conditions, or 
whether, the candidate will not be allowed to retake the training. If a 
determination is made that the candidate may not pursue further 
training, notification will be in the form of an IAD denying 
certification, as specified under paragraph (f)(1)(iv)(A) of this 
section.
    (E) Have not been decertified under paragraph (f)(3) of this 
section, or pursuant to 50 CFR 679.50.
    (iv) Agency determinations on observer certification (A) Denial of a 
certification. The NMFS observer certification official will issue a 
written IAD denying observer certification when the observer 
certification official determines that a candidate has unresolvable 
deficiencies in meeting the requirements for certification as specified 
in paragraph (f)(1)(iii) of this section. The IAD will identify the 
reasons certification was denied and what requirements were deficient.
    (B) Appeals. A candidate who receives an IAD that denies his or her 
certification may appeal pursuant to paragraph (f)(4) of this section. A 
candidate who appeals the IAD will not be issued an interim observer 
certification, and will not receive a certification unless the final 
resolution of that appeal is in the candidate's favor.
    (C) Issuance of an observer certification. An observer certification 
will be issued upon determination by the observer certification official 
that the candidate has successfully met all requirements for 
certification as specified in paragraph (f)(1)(iii) of this section.
    (v) Endorsements. The following endorsements must be obtained, in 
addition to observer certification, in order for an observer to deploy.
    (A) Certification training endorsement. A certification training 
endorsement signifies the successful completion of the training course 
required to obtain observer certification. This endorsement expires when 
the observer has not been deployed and performed sampling duties as 
required by the Observer Program Office for a period of time, specified 
by the Observer Program, after his or her most recent debriefing. The 
observer can renew the endorsement by successfully completing 
certification training once more.
    (B) Annual general endorsements. Each observer must obtain an annual 
general endorsement to their certification prior to his or her first 
deployment within any calendar year subsequent to a year in which a 
certification training endorsement is obtained. To obtain an annual 
general endorsement, an observer must successfully complete the annual 
briefing, as specified by the Observer Program. All briefing attendance, 
performance, and conduct standards required by the Observer Program must 
be met.
    (C) Deployment endorsements. Each observer who has completed an 
initial deployment after certification or annual briefing must receive a 
deployment endorsement to their certification prior to any subsequent 
deployments for the remainder of that year. An observer may obtain a 
deployment endorsement by successfully completing all pre-cruise 
briefing requirements. The type of briefing the observer must attend and 
successfully complete will be specified in writing by the Observer 
Program during the observer's most recent debriefing.
    (D) Pacific whiting fishery endorsements. A Pacific whiting fishery 
endorsement is required for purposes of performing observer duties 
aboard vessels that process groundfish at sea in the Pacific whiting 
fishery. A Pacific whiting fishery endorsement to an observer's 
certification may be obtained by meeting the following requirements:

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    (1) Be a prior NMFS-certified observer in the groundfish fisheries 
off Alaska or the Pacific Coast, unless an individual with this 
qualification is not available;
    (2) Receive an evaluation by NMFS for his or her most recent 
deployment (if any) that indicated that the observer's performance met 
Observer Program expectations for that deployment;
    (3) Successfully complete a NMFS-approved observer training and/or 
whiting briefing as prescribed by the Observer Program; and
    (4) Comply with all of the other requirements of this section.
    (2) Standards of observer conduct--(i) Limitations on conflict of 
interest.
    (A) Observers:
    (1) Must not have a direct financial interest, other than the 
provision of observer services, in a North Pacific fishery managed 
pursuant to an FMP for the waters off the coast of Alaska, or in a 
Pacific Coast fishery managed by either the state or Federal governments 
in waters off Washington, Oregon, or California, including but not 
limited to:
    (i) Any ownership, mortgage holder, or other secured interest in a 
vessel, shoreside or floating stationary processor facility involved in 
the catching, taking, harvesting or processing of fish,
    (ii) Any business involved with selling supplies or services to any 
vessel, shoreside or floating stationary processing facility; or
    (iii) Any business involved with purchasing raw or processed 
products from any vessel, shoreside or floating stationary processing 
facilities.
    (2) Must not solicit or accept, directly or indirectly, any 
gratuity, gift, favor, entertainment, loan, or anything of monetary 
value from anyone who either conducts activities that are regulated by 
NMFS or has interests that may be substantially affected by the 
performance or nonperformance of the observers' official duties.
    (3) May not serve as observers on any vessel or at any shoreside or 
floating stationary processing facility owned or operated by a person 
who previously employed the observers.
    (4) May not solicit or accept employment as a crew member or an 
employee of a vessel, shoreside processor, or stationary floating 
processor while employed by an observer provider.
    (B) Provisions for remuneration of observers under this section do 
not constitute a conflict of interest.
    (ii) Standards of behavior. Observers must avoid any behavior that 
could adversely affect the confidence of the public in the integrity of 
the Observer Program or of the government, including but not limited to 
the following:
    (A) Observers must perform their assigned duties as described in the 
Observer Manual or other written instructions from the Observer Program 
Office.
    (B) Observers must accurately record their sampling data, write 
complete reports, and report accurately any observations of suspected 
violations of regulations relevant to conservation of marine resources 
or their environment.
    (C) Observers must not disclose collected data and observations made 
on board the vessel or in the processing facility to any person except 
the owner or operator of the observed vessel or processing facility, an 
authorized officer, or NMFS.
    (D) Observers must refrain from engaging in any illegal actions or 
any other activities that would reflect negatively on their image as 
professional scientists, on other observers, or on the Observer Program 
as a whole. This includes, but is not limited to:
    (1) Violating the drug and alcohol policy established by and 
available from the Observer Program;
    (2) Engaging in the use, possession, or distribution of illegal 
drugs; or
    (3) Engaging in physical sexual contact with personnel of the vessel 
or processing facility to which the observer is assigned, or with any 
vessel or processing plant personnel who may be substantially affected 
by the performance or non-performance of the observer's official duties.
    (3) Suspension and decertification--(i) Suspension and 
decertification review official. The Regional Administrator (or a 
designee) will designate an observer suspension and decertification 
review official(s), who will have the authority to review observer 
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issue initial administrative determinations of observer certification 
suspension and/or decertification.
    (ii) Causes for suspension or decertification. The suspension/
decertification official may initiate suspension or decertification 
proceedings against an observer:
    (A) When it is alleged that the observer has committed any acts or 
omissions of any of the following:
    (1) Failed to satisfactorily perform the duties of observers as 
specified in writing by the NMFS Observer Program; or
    (2) Failed to abide by the standards of conduct for observers as 
prescribed under paragraph (f)(2) of this section;
    (B) Upon conviction of a crime or upon entry of a civil judgment 
for:
    (1) Commission of fraud or other violation in connection with 
obtaining or attempting to obtain certification, or in performing the 
duties as specified in writing by the NMFS Observer Program;
    (2) Commission of embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, 
falsification or destruction of records, making false statements, or 
receiving stolen property;
    (3) Commission of any other offense indicating a lack of integrity 
or honesty that seriously and directly affects the fitness of observers.
    (iii) Issuance of initial administrative determination. Upon 
determination that suspension or decertification is warranted under 
paragraph (f)(3)(ii) of this section, the suspension/decertification 
official will issue a written IAD to the observer via certified mail at 
the observer's most current address provided to NMFS. The IAD will 
identify whether a certification is suspended or revoked and will 
identify the specific reasons for the action taken. If the IAD issues a 
suspension for an observer certification, the terms of the suspension 
will be specified. Suspension or decertification is effective 
immediately as of the date of issuance, unless the suspension/
decertification official notes a compelling reason for maintaining 
certification for a specified period and under specified conditions.
    (iv) Appeals. A certified observer who receives an IAD that suspends 
or revokes his or her observer certification may appeal pursuant to 
paragraph (f)(4) of this section.
    (4) Appeals. (i) Decisions on appeals of initial administrative 
decisions denying certification to, or suspending, or decertifying, an 
observer, will be made by the Regional Administrator (or designated 
official).
    (ii) Appeals decisions shall be in writing and shall state the 
reasons therefor.
    (iii) An appeal must be filed with the Regional Administrator within 
30 days of the initial administrative decision denying, suspending, or 
revoking the observer's certification.
    (iv) The appeal must be in writing, and must allege facts or 
circumstances to show why the certification should be granted, or should 
not be suspended or revoked, under the criteria in this section.
    (v) Absent good cause for further delay, the Regional Administrator 
(or designated official) will issue a written decision on the appeal 
within 45 days of receipt of the appeal. The Regional Administrator's 
decision is the final administrative decision of the Department as of 
the date of the decision.
    (g) Sample station and operational requirements--(1) Observer 
sampling station. This paragraph contains the requirements for observer 
sampling stations. The vessel owner must provide an observer sampling 
station that complies with this section so that the observer can carry 
out required duties.
    (i) Accessibility. The observer sampling station must be available 
to the observer at all times.
    (ii) Location. The observer sampling station must be located within 
4 m of the location from which the observer samples unsorted catch. 
Unobstructed passage must be provided between the observer sampling 
station and the location where the observer collects sample catch.
    (iii) Minimum work space aboard at-sea processing vessels. The 
observer must have a working area of 4.5 square meters, including the 
observer's sampling table, for sampling and storage of fish to be 
sampled. The observer must be able to stand upright and have a work area 
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    (iv) Table aboard at-sea processing vessels. The observer sampling 
station must include a table at least 0.6 m deep, 1.2 m wide and 0.9 m 
high and no more than 1.1 m high. The entire surface area of the table 
must be available for use by the observer. Any area for the observer 
sampling scale is in addition to the minimum space requirements for the 
table. The observer's sampling table must be secured to the floor or 
wall.
    (v) Diverter board aboard at-sea processing vessels. The conveyor 
belt conveying unsorted catch must have a removable board (diverter 
board) to allow all fish to be diverted from the belt directly into the 
observer's sampling baskets. The diverter board must be located 
downstream of the scale used to weigh total catch. At least 1 m of 
accessible belt space, located downstream of the scale used to weight 
total catch, must be available for the observer's use when sampling.
    (vi) Other requirement for at-sea processing vessels. The sampling 
station must be in a well-drained area that includes floor grating (or 
other material that prevents slipping), lighting adequate for day or 
night sampling, and a hose that supplies fresh or sea water to the 
observer.
    (vii) Observer sampling scale. The observer sample station must 
include a NMFS-approved platform scale (pursuant to requirements at 50 
CFR 679.28(d)(5)) with a capacity of at least 50 kg located within 1 m 
of the observer's sampling table. The scale must be mounted so that the 
weighing surface is no more than 0.7 m above the floor.
    (2) Requirements for bins used to make volumetric estimates on at-
sea processing vessels. [Reserved]
    (3) Operational requirements for at-sea processing vessels. 
[Reserved]

[66 FR 20613, Apr. 24, 2001, as amended at 69 FR 31755, June 7, 2004. 
Redesignated and amended at 69 FR 42350, July 15, 2004; 69 FR 57881, 
Sept. 28, 2004]



Sec. 660.320  Allocations.

    (a) General. The commercial portion of the Pacific Coast groundfish 
fishery, excluding the treaty Indian fishery, is divided into limited 
entry and open access fisheries. Separate allocations for the limited 
entry and open access fisheries will be established biennially or 
annually for certain species and/or areas using the procedures described 
in this subpart or the PCGFMP.
    (1) Limited entry allocation. The allocation for the limited entry 
fishery is the allowable catch (harvest guideline or quota excluding set 
asides for recreational or tribal Indian fisheries) minus the allocation 
to the open access fishery.
    (2) Open access allocation. The allocation for the open access 
fishery is derived by applying the open access allocation percentage to 
the annual harvest guideline or quota after subtracting any set asides 
for recreational or tribal Indian fisheries. For management areas where 
quotas or harvest guidelines for a stock are not fully utilized, no 
separate allocation will be established for the open access fishery 
until it is projected that the allowable catch for a species will be 
reached.
    (b) Open access allocation percentage. For each species with a 
harvest guideline or quota, the initial open access allocation 
percentage is calculated by:
    (1) Computing the total catch for that species during the window 
period by any vessel that does not initially receive a limited entry 
permit.
    (2) Dividing that amount by the total catch during the window period 
by all gear.
    (3) The guidelines in this paragraph (b)(3) apply to recalculation 
of the open access allocation percentage. Any recalculated allocation 
percentage will be used in calculating the following biennial fishing 
period's open access allocation.
    (c) Catch accounting between the limited entry and open access 
fisheries. Any groundfish caught by a vessel with a limited entry permit 
will be counted against the limited entry allocation while the limited 
entry fishery for that vessel's limited entry gear is open. When the 
fishery for a vessel's limited entry gear has closed, groundfish caught 
by that vessel with open access gear will be counted against the open 
access allocation. All groundfish caught by vessels without limited 
entry permits will be counted against the open access allocation.
    (d) Additional guidelines. Additional guidelines governing 
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the limited entry and open access allocations are in the PCGFMP.
    (e) Treaty Indian fisheries. Certain amounts of groundfish may be 
set aside biennially or annually for tribal fisheries prior to dividing 
the balance of the allowable catch between the limited entry and open 
access fisheries. Tribal fisheries conducted under a set-aside are not 
subject to the regulations governing limited entry and open access 
fisheries.
    (f) Recreational fisheries. Recreational fishing for groundfish is 
outside the scope of, and not affected by, the regulations governing 
limited entry and open access fisheries. Certain amounts of groundfish 
may be specifically allocated to the recreational fishery, and will be 
set aside prior to dividing the commercial allocation between the 
commercial limited entry and open access fisheries.

[61 FR 34572, July 2, 1996, as amended at 68 FR 52523, Sept. 4, 2003. 
Redesignated at 69 FR 42350, July 15, 2004]



Sec. 660.321  Black rockfish harvest guideline.

    From the commercial harvest of black rockfish off Washington State, 
a treaty Indian tribes' harvest guideline is set of 20,000 lb (9,072 kg) 
for the area north of Cape Alava, WA (48[deg]09.50[min] N. lat) and 
10,000 lb (4,536 kg) for the area between Destruction Island, WA 
(47[deg]40[min] N. lat.) and Leadbetter Point, WA (46[deg]38.17[min] N. 
lat.). This harvest guideline applies and is available to the treaty 
Indian tribes identified in Sec. 660.324(b).

[69 FR 77029, Dec. 23, 2004]



Sec. 660.322  Sablefish allocations.

    (a) Tribal-nontribal allocation. The sablefish allocation to Pacific 
coast treaty Indian tribes identified at Sec. 660.324(b) is 10 percent 
of the sablefish total catch OY for the area north of 36[deg] N. lat. 
This allocation represents the total amount available to the treaty 
Indian fisheries before deductions for discard mortality. The annual 
tribal sablefish allocations are provided in Sec. 660.385(a).
    (b) Between the limited entry and open access sectors. Sablefish is 
allocated between the limited entry and open access fisheries according 
to the procedure described in Sec. 660.320(a).
    (c) Between the limited entry trawl and limited entry nontrawl 
sectors. The limited entry sablefish allocation is further allocated 58 
percent to the trawl sector and 42 percent to the nontrawl (longline and 
pot/trap) sector.
    (d) Between the limited entry fixed gear primary season and daily 
trip limit fisheries. Within the limited entry nontrawl sector 
allocation, 85 percent is reserved for the primary season described in 
Sec. 660.372(b), leaving 15 percent for the limited entry daily trip 
limit fishery described in Sec. 660.372(c).
    (e) Ratios between tiers for sablefish endorsed limited entry permit 
holders. The Regional Administrator will biennially or annually 
calculate the size of the cumulative trip limit for each of the three 
tiers associated with the sablefish endorsement such that the ratio of 
limits between the tiers is approximately 1:1.75:3.85 for Tier 3:Tier 
2:Tier 1, respectively. The size of the cumulative trip limits will vary 
depending on the amount of sablefish available for the primary fishery 
and on estimated discard mortality rates within the fishery. The size of 
the cumulative trip limits for the three tiers in the primary fishery 
will be announced in Sec. 660.372.

[69 FR 77029, Dec. 23, 2004]



Sec. 660.323  Pacific whiting allocations, allocation attainment, and 

inseason allocation reapportionment.

    (a) Allocations. (1) Annual treaty tribal whiting allocations are 
provided in Sec. 660.385(e).
    (2) The non-tribal commercial harvest guideline for whiting is 
allocated among three sectors, as follows: 34 percent for the catcher/
processor sector; 24 percent for the mothership sector; and 42 percent 
for the shoreside sector. No more than 5 percent of the shoreside 
allocation may be taken and retained south of 42[deg] N. lat. before the 
start of the primary whiting season north of 42[deg] N. lat. Specific 
sector allocations for a given fishing year are found in tables 1a and 
2a of this subpart.
    (b) Reaching an allocation. If the whiting harvest guideline, 
commercial harvest guideline, or a sector's allocation is reached, or is 
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reached, the following action(s) for the applicable sector(s) may be 
taken as provided under paragraph (e) of this section and will remain in 
effect until additional amounts are made available the next fishing year 
or under paragraph (e) of this section.
    (1) Catcher/processor sector. Further taking and retaining, 
receiving, or at-sea processing of whiting by a catcher/processor is 
prohibited. No additional unprocessed whiting may be brought on board 
after at-sea processing is prohibited, but a catcher/processor may 
continue to process whiting that was on board before at-sea processing 
was prohibited.
    (2) Mothership sector. Further receiving or at-sea processing of 
whiting by a mothership is prohibited. No additional unprocessed whiting 
may be brought on board after at-sea processing is prohibited, but a 
mothership may continue to process whiting that was on board before at-
sea processing was prohibited. Whiting may not be taken and retained, 
possessed, or landed by a catcher vessel participating in the mothership 
sector.
    (3) Shoreside sector. Whiting may not be taken and retained, 
possessed, or landed by a catcher vessel participating in the shoreside 
sector except as authorized under a trip limit specified under Sec. 
660.370(c).
    (4) Shoreside south of 42[deg] N. lat. If 5 percent of the shoreside 
allocation for whiting is taken and retained south of 42[deg] N. lat. 
before the primary season for the shoreside sector begins north of 
42[deg] N. lat., then a trip limit specified under Sec. 660.370(c) may 
be implemented south of 42[deg] N. lat. until the northern primary 
season begins, at which time the southern primary season would resume.
    (c) Reapportionments. That portion of a sector's allocation that the 
Regional Administrator determines will not be used by the end of the 
fishing year shall be made available for harvest by the other sectors, 
if needed, in proportion to their initial allocations, on September 15 
or as soon as practicable thereafter. NMFS may release whiting again at 
a later date to ensure full utilization of the resource. Whiting not 
needed in the fishery authorized under Sec. 660.324 may also be made 
available.
    (d) Estimates. Estimates of the amount of whiting harvested will be 
based on actual amounts harvested, projections of amounts that will be 
harvested, or a combination of the two. Estimates of the amount of 
Pacific whiting that will be used by shoreside processors by the end of 
the fishing year will be based on the best information available to the 
Regional Administrator from state catch and landings data, the survey of 
domestic processing capacity and intent, testimony received at Council 
meetings, and/or other relevant information.
    (e) Announcements. The Assistant Administrator will announce in the 
Federal Register when a harvest guideline, commercial harvest guideline, 
or an allocation of whiting is reached, or is projected to be reached, 
specifying the appropriate action being taken under paragraph (b) of 
this section. The Regional Administrator will announce in the Federal 
Register any reapportionment of surplus whiting to others sectors on 
September 15, or as soon as practicable thereafter. In order to prevent 
exceeding the limits or to avoid underutilizing the resource, 
prohibitions against further taking and retaining, receiving, or at-sea 
processing of whiting, or reapportionment of surplus whiting may be made 
effective immediately by actual notice to fishermen and processors, by 
e-mail, internet (www.nwr.noaa.gov/lsustfsh/groundfish/whiting--
mgt.htm), phone, fax, letter, press release, and/or USCG Notice to 
Mariners (monitor channel 16 VHF), followed by publication in the 
Federal Register, in which instance public comment will be sought for a 
reasonable period of time thereafter. If insufficient time exists to 
consult with the Council, the Regional Administrator will inform the 
Council in writing of actions taken.

[69 FR 42350, July 15, 2004, as amended at 69 FR 77029, Dec. 23, 2004; 
70 FR 22812, May 3, 2005; 70 FR 28853, May 19, 2005; 71 FR 29262, May 
22, 2006]



Sec. 660.324  Pacific Coast treaty Indian fisheries.

    (a) Pacific Coast treaty Indian tribes have treaty rights to harvest 
groundfish in their usual and accustomed fishing areas in U.S. waters.

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    (b) For the purposes of this part, Pacific Coast treaty Indian 
tribes means the Hoh, Makah, and Quileute Indian Tribes and the Quinault 
Indian Nation.
    (c) The Pacific Coast treaty Indian tribes' usual and accustomed 
fishing areas within the fishery management area (FMA) are set out below 
in paragraphs (c)(1) through (c)(4) of this section. Boundaries of a 
tribe's fishing area may be revised as ordered by a Federal court.
    (1) Makah--That portion of the FMA north of 48[deg]02[min]15[sec] N. 
lat. (Norwegian Memorial) and east of 125[deg]44[min]00[sec] W. long.
    (2) Quileute--That portion of the FMA between 48[deg]07[min]36[sec] 
N. lat. (Sand Point) and 47[deg]31[min]42[sec] N. lat. (Queets River) 
and east of 125[deg]44[min]00[sec] W. long.
    (3) Hoh--That portion of the FMA between 47[deg]54[min]18[sec] N. 
lat. (Quillayute River) and 47[deg]21[min]00[sec] N. lat. (Quinault 
River) and east of 125[deg]44[min]00[sec] W. long.
    (4) Quinault--That portion of the FMA between 47[deg]40[min]06[sec] 
N. lat. (Destruction Island) and 46[deg]53[min]18[sec] N. lat. (Point 
Chehalis) and east of 125[deg]44[min]00[sec] W. long.
    (d) Procedures. The rights referred to in paragraph (a) of this 
section will be implemented by the Secretary, after consideration of the 
tribal request, the recommendation of the Council, and the comments of 
the public. The rights will be implemented either through an allocation 
of fish that will be managed by the tribes, or through regulations in 
this section that will apply specifically to the tribal fisheries. An 
allocation or a regulation specific to the tribes shall be initiated by 
a written request from a Pacific Coast treaty Indian tribe to the 
Regional Administrator, prior to the first Council meeting in which 
biennial harvest specifications and management measures are discussed 
for an upcoming biennial management period. The Secretary generally will 
announce the annual tribal allocations at the same time as the 
announcement of the harvest specifications. The Secretary recognizes the 
sovereign status and co-manager role of Indian tribes over shared 
Federal and tribal fishery resources. Accordingly, the Secretary will 
develop tribal allocations and regulations under this paragraph in 
consultation with the affected tribe(s) and, insofar as possible, with 
tribal consensus.
    (e) Identification. A valid treaty Indian identification card issued 
pursuant to 25 CFR part 249, subpart A, is prima facie evidence that the 
holder is a member of the Pacific Coast treaty Indian tribe named on the 
card.
    (f) A limited entry permit under Sec. 660.331 through Sec. 660.341 
is not required for participation in a tribal fishery described in 
paragraph (d) of this section.
    (g) Fishing under this section by a member of a Pacific Coast treaty 
Indian tribe within their usual and accustomed fishing area is not 
subject to the provisions of other sections of this part.
    (h) Any member of a Pacific Coast treaty Indian tribe must comply 
with this section, and with any applicable tribal law and regulation, 
when participating in a tribal groundfish fishery described in paragraph 
(d) of this section.
    (i) Fishing by a member of a Pacific Coast treaty Indian tribe 
outside the applicable Indian tribe's usual and accustomed fishing area, 
or for a species of groundfish not covered by an allocation or 
regulation under this section, is subject to the regulations in the 
other sections of this part.
    (j) Black rockfish. Harvest guidelines for commercial harvests of 
black rockfish by members of the Pacific Coast Indian tribes using hook 
and line gear will be established biennially for two subsequent one year 
periods for the areas between the U.S.-Canadian border and Cape Alava 
(48[deg].09[min]30[sec] N. lat.) and between Destruction Island 
(47[deg]40[min]00[sec] N. lat.) and Leadbetter Point 
(46[deg]38[min]10[sec] N. lat.), in accordance with the procedures for 
implementing harvest specifications and management measures. Pacific 
Coast treaty Indians fishing for black rockfish in these areas under 
these harvest guidelines are subject to the provisions in this section, 
and not to the restrictions in other sections of this part.
    (k) Groundfish without a tribal allocation. Makah tribal members may 
use midwater trawl gear to take and retain groundfish for which there is 
no tribal allocation and will be subject to the trip landing and 
frequency and size

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limits applicable to the limited entry fishery.

[61 FR 34572, July 2, 1996, as amended at 67 FR 65905, Oct. 29, 2002; 68 
FR 52522, Sept. 4, 2003]



Sec. 660.331  Limited entry and open access fisheries--general.

    All commercial fishing for groundfish must be conducted in 
accordance with the regulations governing limited entry and open access 
fisheries, except such fishing by treaty Indian tribes as may be 
separately provided for.



Sec. 660.333  Limited entry fishery-eligibility and registration.

    (a) General. In order for a vessel to participate in the limited 
entry fishery, the vessel owner must hold (by ownership or lease) a 
limited entry permit and, through SFD, must register that permit for use 
with his/her vessel. When participating in the limited entry fishery, a 
vessel is authorized to fish with the gear type endorsed on the limited 
entry permit registered for use with that vessel. There are three types 
of gear endorsements: trawl, longline, and pot (or trap). A sablefish 
endorsement is also required for a vessel to participate in the primary 
season for the limited entry fixed gear sablefish fishery, north of 
36[deg] N. lat. A limited entry permit confers a privilege of 
participating in the Pacific Coast limited entry groundfish fishery in 
accordance with Federal regulations in 50 CFR part 660.
    (b) Eligibility. Only a person eligible to own a documented vessel 
under the terms of 46 U.S.C. 12102 (a) may be issued or may hold a 
limited entry permit.
    (c) Registration. Limited entry permits will normally be registered 
for use with a particular vessel at the time the permit is issued, 
renewed, transferred, or replaced. If the permit will be used with a 
vessel other than the one registered on the permit, the permit owner 
must register that permit for use with the new vessel through the SFD. 
The reissued permit must be placed on board the new vessel in order for 
the vessel to participate in the limited entry fishery.
    (1) Registration of a permit to be used with a new vessel will take 
effect no earlier than the first day of the next major limited entry 
cumulative limit period following the date SFD receives the transfer 
form and the original permit.
    (2) The major limited entry cumulative limit periods will be 
announced in the Federal Register with the harvest specifications and 
management measures, and with routine management measures when the 
cumulative limit periods are changed.
    (d) Limited entry permits indivisible. Limited entry permits may not 
be divided for use by more than one vessel.
    (e) Initial decisions. SFD will make initial decisions regarding 
permit endorsements, renewal, replacement, and change in vessel 
registration. SFD will notify the permit holder in writing with an 
explanation of any decision to deny a permit endorsement, renewal, 
replacement, or change in vessel registration. The SFD will decline to 
act on an application for permit endorsement, renewal, transfer, 
replacement, or registration of a limited entry permit if the permit is 
subject to sanction provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Act at 16 U.S.C. 
1858 (a) and implementing regulations at 15 CFR part 904, subpart D, 
apply.

[66 FR 40919, Aug. 6, 2001, as amended at 66 FR 41158, Aug. 7, 2001; 68 
FR 52523, Sept. 4, 2003]



Sec. 660.334  Limited entry permits-endorsements.

    (a) ``A'' endorsement. A limited entry permit with an ``A'' 
endorsement entitles the holder to participate in the limited entry 
fishery for all groundfish species with the type(s) of limited entry 
gear specified in the endorsement, except for sablefish harvested north 
of 36[deg] N. lat. during times and with gears for which a sablefish 
endorsement is required. See Sec. 660.334 (d) for provisions on 
sablefish endorsement requirements. An ``A'' endorsement is transferable 
with the limited entry permit to another person, or to a different 
vessel under the same ownership under Sec. 660.335. An ``A'' 
endorsement expires on failure to renew the limited entry permit to 
which it is affixed.
    (b) Gear endorsements. There are three types of gear endorsements: 
trawl, longline and pot (trap). When limited

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entry permits were first issued, some vessel owners qualified for more 
than one type of gear endorsement based on the landings history of their 
vessels. Each limited entry permit has one or more gear endorsement(s). 
Gear endorsement(s) assigned to the permit at the time of issuance will 
be permanent and shall not be modified. While participating in the 
limited entry fishery, the vessel registered to the limited entry permit 
is authorized to fish the gear(s) endorsed on the permit. While 
participating in the limited entry, primary fixed gear fishery for 
sablefish described at Sec. 660.372, a vessel registered to more than 
one limited entry permit is authorized to fish with any gear, except 
trawl gear, endorsed on at least one of the permits registered for use 
with that vessel. During the limited entry fishery, permit holders may 
also fish with open access gear; except that vessels fishing against 
primary sablefish season cumulative limits described at Sec. 
660.372(b)(3) may not fish with open access gear against those limits.
    (c) Vessel size endorsements--(1) General. Each limited entry permit 
will be endorsed with the LOA for the size of the vessel that initially 
qualified for the permit, except:
    (i) If the permit is registered for use with a trawl vessel that is 
more than 5 ft (1.52 m) shorter than the size for which the permit is 
endorsed, it will be endorsed for the size of the smaller vessel. This 
requirement does not apply to a permit with a sablefish endorsement that 
is endorsed for both trawl and either longline or pot gear and which is 
registered for use with a longline or pot gear vessel for purposes of 
participating in the limited entry primary fixed gear sablefish fishery 
described at Sec. 660.372.
    (ii) When permits are combined into one permit to be registered for 
use with a vessel requiring a larger size endorsement, the new permit 
will be endorsed for the size that results from the combination of the 
permits as described in paragraph (c)(2)(iii) of this section.
    (2) Limitations of size endorsements--(i) A limited entry permit 
endorsed only for gear other than trawl gear may be registered for use 
with a vessel up to 5 ft (1.52 m) longer than, the same length as, or 
any length shorter than, the size endorsed on the existing permit 
without requiring a combination of permits under Sec. 660.335 (b) or a 
change in the size endorsement.
    (ii) A limited entry permit endorsed for trawl gear may be 
registered for use with a vessel between 5 ft (1.52 m) shorter and 5 ft 
(1.52 m) longer than the size endorsed on the existing permit without 
requiring a combination of permits under Sec. 660.335 (b) or a change 
in the size endorsement under paragraph (c)(1)(i) of this section.
    (iii) The vessel harvest capacity rating for each of the permits 
being combined is that indicated in Table 2 of this part for the LOA (in 
feet) endorsed on the respective limited entry permit. Harvest capacity 
ratings for fractions of a foot in vessel length will be determined by 
multiplying the fraction of a foot in vessel length by the difference in 
the two ratings assigned to the nearest integers of vessel length. The 
length rating for the combined permit is that indicated for the sum of 
the vessel harvest capacity ratings for each permit being combined. If 
that sum falls between the sums for two adjacent lengths on Table 2 of 
this part, the length rating shall be the higher length.
    (3) Size endorsement requirements for sablefish-endorsed permits. 
Notwithstanding paragraphs (c)(1) and (2) of this section, when multiple 
permits are ``stacked'' on a vessel, as described in Sec. 660.335(c), 
at least one of the permits must meet the size requirements of those 
sections. The permit that meets the size requirements of those sections 
is considered the vessel's ``base'' permit, as defined in Sec. 660.302. 
Beginning in the Fall of 2006 with the limited entry permit renewal 
process (Sec. 660.335(a)), if more than one permit registered for use 
with the vessel has an appropriate length endorsement for that vessel, 
NMFS SFD will designate a base permit by selecting the permit that has 
been registered to the vessel for the longest time. If the permit owner 
objects to NMFS's selection of the base permit, the permit owner may 
send a letter to NMFS SFD requesting the change and the reasons for the 
request. If the permit requested to be changed to the base permit is 
appropriate for

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the length of the vessel as provided for in paragraph (c)(2)(i) of this 
section, NMFS SFD will reissue the permit with the new base permit. Any 
additional permits that are stacked for use with a vessel participating 
in the limited entry primary fixed gear sablefish fishery may be 
registered for use with a vessel even if the vessel is more than 5 ft 
(1.5 m) longer or shorter than the size endorsed on the permit.
    (d) Sablefish endorsement and tier assignment--(1) General. 
Participation in the limited entry fixed gear sablefish fishery during 
the primary season described in Sec. 660.372 north of 36[deg] N. lat., 
requires that an owner of a vessel hold (by ownership or lease) a 
limited entry permit, registered for use with that vessel, with a 
longline or trap (or pot) endorsement and a sablefish endorsement. Up to 
three permits with sablefish endorsements may be registered for use with 
a single vessel. Limited entry permits with sablefish endorsements are 
assigned to one of three different cumulative trip limit tiers, based on 
the qualifying catch history of the permit.
    (i) A sablefish endorsement with a tier assignment will be affixed 
to the permit and will remain valid when the permit is transferred.
    (ii) A sablefish endorsement and its associated tier assignment are 
not separable from the limited entry permit, and therefore may not be 
transferred separately from the limited entry permit.
    (2) Endorsement and tier assignment qualifying criteria.
    (i) Permit catch history. Permit catch history will be used to 
determine whether a permit meets the qualifying criteria for a fixed 
gear sablefish endorsement and to determine the appropriate tier 
assignment for endorsed permits. Permit catch history includes the catch 
history of the vessel(s) that initially qualified for the permit, and 
subsequent catch histories accrued when the limited entry permit or 
permit rights were associated with other vessels. The catch history of a 
permit also includes the catch of any interim permit held by the current 
owner of the permit during the appeal of an initial NMFS decision to 
deny the initial issuance of a limited entry permit, but only if the 
appeal for which an interim permit was issued was lost by the appellant, 
and the owner's current permit was used by the owner in the 1995 limited 
entry sablefish fishery. The catch history of an interim permit where 
the full ``A'' permit was ultimately granted will also be considered 
part of the catch history of the ``A'' permit. If the current permit is 
the result of the combination of multiple permits, then for the combined 
permit to qualify for an endorsement, at least one of the permits that 
were combined must have had sufficient sablefish history to qualify for 
an endorsement; or the permit must qualify based on catch occurring 
after it was combined, but taken within the qualifying period. If the 
current permit is the result of the combination of multiple permits, the 
combined catch histories of all of the permits that were combined to 
create a new permit before March 12, 1998, will be used in calculating 
the tier assignment for the resultant permit, together with any catch 
history (during the qualifying period) of the resultant permit. Only 
sablefish catch regulated by this part that was taken with longline or 
trap (pot) gear will be considered for the sablefish endorsement, except 
that vessels qualifying for the sablefish endorsement based on longline 
or trap (pot) landings may include setnet sablefish landings defined at 
(d)(2)(ii)(B) of this section in meeting tier assignment qualifications. 
Sablefish harvested illegally or landed illegally will not be considered 
for this endorsement.
    (ii) Sablefish endorsement tier assignments. Only limited entry, 
fixed gear permits with sablefish endorsements will receive cumulative 
trip limit tier assignments.
    (A) The qualifying weight criteria for Tier 1 are at least 898,000 
lb (407,326 kg) cumulative round weight of sablefish caught over the 
years 1984-1994. The qualifying weight criteria for Tier 2 are at least 
380,000 lb (172,365 kg), but no more than 897,999 lb (407,326 kg) 
cumulative round weight of sablefish caught over the years 1984-1994. 
Fixed gear permits with less than 380,000 lb (172,365 kg) cumulative 
round weight of sablefish caught over the years 1984-1994 qualify for 
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longline or trap (pot), although setnet landings defined at sub-
paragraph (B) of this section may also be included in tier assignment 
qualifying landings. Sablefish taken in tribal set aside fisheries does 
not qualify.
    (B) Setnet sablefish landings are included in sablefish endorsement 
tier assignment qualifying criteria if those landings were made north of 
38[deg] N. lat. under the authority of an EFP issued by NMFS in any of 
the years 1984-1985, by a vessel that landed at least 16,000 lb (7,257 
kg) of sablefish with longline or trap (pot) gear in any one year 
between 1984-1994.
    (iii) Evidence and burden of proof. A vessel owner (or person 
holding limited entry rights under the express terms of a written 
contract) applying for issuance, renewal, replacement, transfer, or 
registration of a limited entry permit has the burden to submit evidence 
to prove that qualification requirements are met. The owner of a permit 
endorsed for longline or trap (pot) gear applying for a sablefish 
endorsement or a tier assignment under this section has the burden to 
submit evidence to prove that qualification requirements are met. The 
following evidentiary standards apply:
    (A) A certified copy of the current vessel document (USCG or State) 
is the best evidence of vessel ownership and LOA.
    (B) A certified copy of a State fish receiving ticket is the best 
evidence of a landing, and of the type of gear used.
    (C) A copy of a written contract reserving or conveying limited 
entry rights is the best evidence of reserved or acquired rights.
    (D) Such other relevant, credible evidence as the applicant may 
submit, or the SFD or the Regional Administrator request or acquire, may 
also be considered.
    (3) Issuance process for sablefish endorsements and tier 
assignments. (i) No new applications for sablefish endorsements will be 
accepted after November 30, 1998.
    (ii) All tier assignments and subsequent appeals processes were 
completed by September 1998. If, however, a permit owner with a 
sablefish endorsement believes that his permit may qualify for a change 
in tier status based on qualifications in paragraph (d)(2)(ii)(B) of 
this section, the SFD will accept applications for a tier change through 
December 31, 2002. The application shall consist of a written letter 
stating the applicant's circumstances, requesting action, be signed by 
the applicant, and submitted along with the relevant documentation (fish 
tickets) in support of the application for a change in tier status.
    (iii) After review of the evidence submitted under paragraph (ii), 
and any additional information the SFD finds to be relevant, the 
Regional Administrator will issue a letter of determination notifying a 
permit owner of whether the evidence submitted is sufficient to alter 
the initial tier assignment. If the Regional Administrator determines 
the permit qualifies for a different tier, the permit owner will be 
issued a permit with the revised tier assignment once the initial permit 
is returned to the SFD for processing.
    (iv) If a permit owner chooses to file an appeal of the 
determination under paragraph (iii) of this section, the appeal must be 
filed with the Regional Administrator within 30 days of the issuance of 
the letter of determination. The appeal must be in writing and must 
allege facts or circumstances, and include credible evidence 
demonstrating why the permit qualifies for a different tier assignment. 
The appeal of a denial of an application for a different tier assignment 
will not be referred to the Council for a recommendation under Sec. 
660.340 (e).
    (v) Absent good cause for further delay, the Regional Administrator 
will issue a written decision on the appeal within 30 days of receipt of 
the appeal. The Regional Administrator's decision is the final 
administrative decision of the Department of Commerce as of the date of 
the decision.
    (4) Ownership requirements and limitations. (i) No partnership or 
corporation may own a limited entry permit with a sablefish endorsement 
unless that partnership or corporation owned a limited entry permit with 
a sablefish endorsement on November 1, 2000. Otherwise, only individual 
human persons may own limited entry permits with sablefish endorsements.

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    (ii) No individual person, partnership, or corporation in 
combination may have ownership interest in or hold more than 3 permits 
with sablefish endorsements either simultaneously or cumulatively over 
the primary season, except for an individual person, or partnerships or 
corporations that had ownership interest in more than 3 permits with 
sablefish endorsements as of November 1, 2000. The exemption from the 
maximum ownership level of 3 permits only applies to ownership of the 
particular permits that were owned on November 1, 2000. An individual 
person, or partnerships or corporations that had ownership interest in 3 
or more permits with sablefish endorsements as of November 1, 2000, may 
not acquire additional permits beyond those particular permits owned on 
November 1, 2000. If, at some future time, an individual person, 
partnership, or corporation that owned more than 3 permits as of 
November 1, 2000, sells or otherwise permanently transfers (not holding 
through a lease arrangement) some of its originally owned permits, such 
that they then own fewer than 3 permits, they may then acquire 
additional permits, but may not have ownership interest in or hold more 
than 3 permits.
    (iii) A partnership or corporation will lose the exemptions provided 
in paragraphs (d)(4)(i) and (ii) of this section on the effective date 
of any change in the corporation or partnership from that which existed 
on November 1, 2000. A ``change'' in the partnership or corporation is 
defined at Sec. 660.302. A change in the partnership or corporation 
must be reported to SFD within 15 calendar days of the addition of a new 
shareholder or partner.
    (iv) During 2006 when a permit's ownership interest is requested for 
the first time, NMFS anticipates sending a form to legally recognized 
corporations and partnerships (i.e., permit owners or holders that do 
not include only individual's names) that currently own or hold 
sablefish-endorsed permits that requests a listing of the names of all 
shareholders or partners as of November 1, 2000, and a listing of that 
same information as of the current date in 2006. Applicants will be 
provided at least 60 calendar days to submit completed applications. If 
a corporation or partnership fails to return the completed form by the 
deadline date of July 1, 2006, NMFS will send a second written notice to 
delinquent entities requesting the completed form by a revised deadline 
date of August 1, 2006. If the permit owning or holding entity fails to 
return the completed form by that second date, August 1, 2006, NMFS will 
void their existing permit(s) and reissue the permit(s) with a vessel 
registration given as ``unidentified'' until such time that the 
completed form is provided to NMFS. For the 2007 fishing year and 
beyond, any partnership or corporation with any ownership interest in or 
that holds a limited entry permit with a sablefish endorsement shall 
document the extent of that ownership interest or the individuals that 
hold the permit with the SFD via the Identification of Ownership 
Interest Form sent to the permit owner through the annual permit renewal 
process defined at Sec. 660.335(a) and whenever a change in permit 
owner, permit holder, and/or vessel registration occurs as defined at 
Sec. 660.335(d) and (e). SFD will not renew a sablefish-endorsed 
limited entry permit through the annual renewal process described at 
Sec. 660.335(a) or approve a change in permit owner, permit holder, 
and/or vessel registration unless the Identification of Ownership 
Interest Form has been completed. Further, if SFD discovers through 
review of the Identification of Ownership Interest Form that an 
individual person, partnership, or corporation owns or holds more than 3 
permits and is not authorized to do so under paragraph (d)(4)(ii) of 
this section, the individual person, partnership or corporation will be 
notified and the permits owned or held by that individual person, 
partnership, or corporation will be void and reissued with the vessel 
status as ``unidentified'' until the permit owner owns and/or holds a 
quantity of permits appropriate to the restrictions and requirements 
described in paragraph (d)(4)(ii) of this section. If SFD discovers 
through review of the Identification of Ownership Interest Form that a 
partnership or corporation has had a change in membership since November 
1, 2000, as described in paragraph (d)(4)(iii) of this section, the 
partnership or corporation will be notified,

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SFD will void any existing permits, and reissue any permits owned and/or 
held by that partnership or corporation in ``unidentified'' status with 
respect to vessel registration until the partnership or corporation is 
able to transfer those permits to persons authorized under this section 
to own sablefish-endorsed limited entry permits.
    (v) For permit owners with one individual listed and who were 
married as of November 1, 2000, and who wish to add their spouse as co-
owner on their permit(s), NMFS will accept corrections to NMFS' permit 
ownership records. Permit owners may add a not-listed spouse as a co-
owner without losing their exemption from the owner-on-board 
requirements (i.e., grandfathered status). Their new grandfathered 
status will be as a partnership, as defined at Sec. 660.302 which 
includes married couples. Individual permit owners will lose their 
individual grandfathered status when they add their not-listed spouse 
unless they also owned at least one permit as an individual and did not 
retroactively add a spouse as co-owner on that permit. In cases where 
married couples are listed as co-owners of the same permit, both 
individuals will be counted as owning one permit each and will have 
grandfathered status as a partnership. An individual within the married 
couple will not, however, be able to retain their exemption from owner-
on-board requirements if they choose to buy another permit as an 
individual and did not own a permit as an individual as of the control 
date in NMFS ``corrected'' records (i.e., NMFS records after allowing a 
not-listed spouse to be added as co-owner). Members of partnerships and 
corporations will not be allowed to add their spouses to the corporate 
ownership listing as of November 1, 2000, for purposes of exempting them 
from the owner-on-board requirements. NMFS will send a form to permit 
owners with one individual listed on the permit as of November 1, 2000, 
to allow married individuals who wish to declare their spouses as having 
permit ownership interest as of November 1, 2000. Applicants will be 
required to submit a copy of their marriage certificate as evidence of 
marriage. Applicants will be provided at least 60 calendar days to 
submit an application to add a spouse as co-owner. Failure to return the 
completed form to NMFS SFD by July 1, 2006, will result in the 
individual listed on the permit in SFD records as of November 1, 2000, 
remaining on the permit. SFD will not accept any declarations to add a 
spouse as co-owner for couples married as of November 1, 2000, 
postmarked after the July 1, 2006, deadline.
    (vi) For an individual person, partnership, or corporation that 
qualified for the owner-on-board exemption, but later divested their 
interest in a permit or permits, they may retain rights to an owner-on-
board exemption as long as that individual person, partnership, or 
corporation obtains another permit by March 2, 2007. An individual 
person, partnership or corporation could only obtain a permit if it has 
not added or changed individuals since November 1, 2000, excluding 
individuals that have left the partnership or corporation or that have 
died. NMFS will send out a letter to all individuals, partnerships or 
corporations who owned a permit as of November 1, 2000, and who no 
longer own a permit to notify them that they would qualify as a 
grandfathered permit owner if they choose to buy a permit by March 2, 
2007.
    (vii) A person, partnership, or corporation that is exempt from the 
owner-on-board requirement may sell all of their permits, buy another 
sablefish-endorsed permit within up to a year from the date the last 
permit was approved for transfer, and retain their exemption from the 
owner-on-board requirements. An individual person, partnership or 
corporation could only obtain a permit if it has not added or changed 
individuals since November 1, 2000, excluding individuals that have left 
the partnership or corporation or that have died.
    (e) Sablefish at-sea processing prohibition and exemption--(1) 
General. Beginning January 1, 2007, vessels are prohibited from 
processing sablefish at sea that were caught in the primary sablefish 
fishery without sablefish at-sea processing exemptions at Sec. 
660.306(e)(3). A permit and/or vessel owner may get an exemption to this 
prohibition if his/her vessel meets the exemption qualifying criteria 
provided in paragraph (e)(2) of this section. The sablefish at-

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sea processing exemption is issued to a particular vessel and the permit 
and/or vessel owner who requested the exemption. The exemption is not 
part of the limited entry permit. The exemption is not transferable to 
any other vessel, vessel owner, or permit owner for any reason. The 
sablefish at-sea processing exemption will expire upon transfer of the 
vessel to a new owner or if the vessel is totally lost, as defined at 
Sec. 660.302.
    (2) Qualifying criteria. A sablefish at-sea processing exemption 
will be issued to any vessel registered for use with a sablefish-
endorsed limited entry permit that meets the sablefish at-sea processing 
exemption qualifying criteria and for which the owner submits a timely 
application. The qualifying criteria for a sablefish at-sea processing 
exemption are: at least 2,000 lb (907.2 mt), round weight, of frozen 
sablefish landed by the applicant vessel during any one calendar year in 
either 1998 or 1999, or between January 1 and November 1, 2000. The best 
evidence of a vessel having met these qualifying criteria will be 
receipts from frozen product buyers or exporters, accompanied by the 
state fish tickets or landings receipts appropriate to the frozen 
product. Documentation showing investment in freezer equipment without 
also showing evidence of how poundage qualifications have been met is 
not sufficient evidence to qualify a vessel for a sablefish at-sea 
processing exemption. All landings of sablefish must have occurred 
during the regular and/or mop-up seasons and must have been harvested in 
waters managed under this part. Sablefish taken in tribal set aside 
fisheries or taken outside of the fishery management area, as defined at 
Sec. 660.302, does not meet the qualifying criteria.
    (3) Issuance process for sablefish at-sea processing exemptions.
    (i) The SFD will mail sablefish at-sea processing exemption 
applications to all limited entry permit owners with sablefish 
endorsements and/or fixed gear vessel owners and will make those 
applications available online at www.nwr.noaa.gov/Groundfish-Halibut/
Fisheries-Permits/index.cfm. Permit and/or vessel owners will have at 
least 60 calendar days to submit applications. A permit and/or vessel 
owner who believes that their vessel may qualify for the sablefish at-
sea processing exemption will have until July 1, 2006, to submit 
evidence showing how their vessel has met the qualifying criteria 
described in this section at paragraph (e)(2) of this section. Paragraph 
(e)(4) of this section sets out the relevant evidentiary standards and 
burden of proof. SFD will not accept applications for the sablefish at-
sea processing exemption postmarked after July 1, 2006.
    (ii) Within 30 calendar days of the deadline or after receipt of a 
complete application, the SFD will notify applicants by letter of 
determination whether their vessel qualifies for the sablefish at-sea 
processing exemption. A person who has been notified by the SFD that 
their vessel qualifies for a sablefish at-sea processing exemption will 
be issued an exemption letter by SFD that must be onboard the vessel at 
all times. After the deadline for the receipt of applications has 
expired and all applications processed, SFD will publish a list of 
vessels that qualified for the sablefish at-sea processing exemption in 
the Federal Register.
    (iii) If a permit and/or vessel owner chooses to file an appeal of 
the determination under paragraph (e)(3)(ii) of this section, the appeal 
must be filed with the Regional Administrator within 30 calendar days of 
the issuance of the letter of determination. The appeal must be in 
writing and must allege facts or circumstances, and include credible 
evidence demonstrating why the vessel qualifies for a sablefish at-sea 
processing exemption. The appeal of a denial of an application for a 
sablefish at-sea processing exemption will not be referred to the 
Council for a recommendation, nor will any appeals be accepted by SFD 
after September 1, 2006.
    (iv) Absent good cause for further delay, the Regional Administrator 
will issue a written decision on the appeal within 30 calendar days of 
receipt of the appeal. The Regional Administrator's decision is the 
final administrative decision of the Department of Commerce as of the 
date of the decision.
    (4) Evidence and burden of proof. A permit and/or vessel owner 
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issuance of a sablefish at-sea processing exemption has the burden to 
submit evidence to prove that qualification requirements are met. The 
following evidentiary standards apply:
    (i) A certified copy of the current vessel document (USCG or state) 
is the best evidence of vessel ownership and LOA.
    (ii) A certified copy of a state fish receiving ticket is the best 
evidence of a landing, and of the type of gear used.
    (iii) A copy of a written receipt indicating the name of their 
buyer, the date, and a description of the product form and the amount of 
sablefish landed is the best evidence of the commercial transfer of 
frozen sablefish product.
    (iv) Such other relevant, credible evidence as the applicant may 
submit, or the SFD or the Regional Administrator request or acquire, may 
also be considered.
    (f) Endorsement and exemption restrictions. ``A'' endorsements, gear 
endorsements, sablefish endorsements and sablefish tier assignments may 
not be transferred separately from the limited entry permit. Sablefish 
at-sea processing exemptions are associated with the vessel and not with 
the limited entry permit and may not be transferred at all.

[66 FR 40919, Aug. 6, 2001, as amended at 66 FR 41158, Aug. 7, 2001; 67 
FR 65905, Oct. 29, 2002; 69 FR 42351, July 15, 2004; 69 FR 57881, Sept. 
28, 2004; 71 FR 10621, Mar. 2, 2006]



Sec. 660.335  Limited entry permits--renewal, combination, stacking, 

change of permit ownership or permit holdership, and transfer.

    (a) Renewal of limited entry permits and gear endorsements--(1) 
Limited entry permits expire at the end of each calendar year, and must 
be renewed between October 1 and November 30 of each year in order to 
remain in force the following year.
    (2) Notification to renew limited entry permits will be issued by 
SFD prior to September 1 each year to the most recent address of the 
permit owner. The permit owner shall provide SFD with notice of any 
address change within 15 days of the change.
    (3) Limited entry permit renewal requests received in SFD between 
November 30 and December 31 will be effective on the date that the 
renewal is approved. A limited entry permit that is allowed to expire 
will not be renewed unless the permit owner requests reissuance by March 
31 of the following year and the SFD determines that failure to renew 
was proximately caused by illness, injury, or death of the permit owner.
    (4) Limited entry permits with sablefish endorsements, as described 
at Sec. 660.334(d), will not be renewed until SFD has received complete 
documentation of permit ownership as required under Sec. 
660.334(d)(4)(iv).
    (b) Combining limited entry permits. Two or more limited entry 
permits with ``A'' gear endorsements for the same type of limited entry 
gear may be combined and reissued as a single permit with a larger size 
endorsement as described in paragraph Sec. 660.334 (c)(2)(iii). With 
respect to permits endorsed for nontrawl limited entry gear, a sablefish 
endorsement will be issued for the new permit only if all of the permits 
being combined have sablefish endorsements. If two or more permits with 
sablefish endorsements are combined, the new permit will receive the 
same tier assignment as the tier with the largest cumulative landings 
limit of the permits being combined.
    (c) Stacking limited entry permits. ``Stacking'' limited entry 
permits, as defined at Sec. 660.302, refers to the practice of 
registering more than one permit for use with a single vessel. Only 
limited entry permits with sablefish endorsements may be stacked. Up to 
3 limited entry permits with sablefish endorsements may be registered 
for use with a single vessel during the primary sablefish season 
described at Sec. 660.372. Privileges, responsibilities, and 
restrictions associated with stacking permits to participate in the 
primary sablefish fishery are described at Sec. 660.372 and at Sec. 
660.334(d).
    (d) Changes in permit ownership and permit holder--(1) General. The 
permit owner may convey the limited entry permit to a different person. 
The new permit owner will not be authorized to use the permit until the 
change in permit ownership has been registered with and approved by the 
SFD. The SFD will not approve a change in permit

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ownership for limited entry permits with sablefish endorsements that 
does not meet the ownership requirements for those permits described at 
Sec. 660.334 (d)(4). Change in permit owner and/or permit holder 
applications must be submitted to SFD with the appropriate documentation 
described at Sec. 660.335(g).
    (2) Effective date. The change in ownership of the permit or change 
in the permit holder will be effective on the day the change is approved 
by SFD, unless there is a concurrent change in the vessel registered to 
the permit. Requirements for changing the vessel registered to the 
permit are described at paragraph (e) of this section.
    (3) Sablefish-endorsed permits. Beginning January 1, 2007, if a 
permit owner submits an application to transfer a sablefish-endorsed 
limited entry permit to a new permit owner or holder (transferee) during 
the primary sablefish season described at Sec. 660.372(b) (generally 
April 1 through October 31), the initial permit owner (transferor) must 
certify on the application form the cumulative quantity, in round 
weight, of primary season sablefish landed against that permit as of the 
application signature date for the then current primary season. The 
transferee must sign the application form acknowledging the amount of 
landings to date given by the transferor. This certified amount should 
match the total amount of primary season sablefish landings reported on 
state fish tickets. As required at Sec. 660.303(c), any person landing 
sablefish must retain on board the vessel from which sablefish is 
landed, and provide to an authorized officer upon request, copies of any 
and all reports of sablefish landings from the primary season containing 
all data, and in the exact manner, required by the applicable state law 
throughout the primary sablefish season during which a landing occurred 
and for 15 days thereafter.
    (e) Changes in vessel registration-transfer of limited entry permits 
and gear endorsements--(1) General. A permit may not be used with any 
vessel other than the vessel registered to that permit. For purposes of 
this section, a permit transfer occurs when, through SFD, a permit owner 
registers a limited entry permit for use with a new vessel. Permit 
transfer applications must be submitted to SFD with the appropriate 
documentation described at Sec. 660.335(g). Upon receipt of a complete 
application, and following review and approval of the application, the 
SFD will reissue the permit registered to the new vessel. Applications 
to transfer limited entry permits with sablefish endorsements, as 
described at Sec. 660.334(d), will not be approved until SFD has 
received complete documentation of permit ownership as required under 
Sec. 660.334(d)(4)(iv).
    (2) Application. A complete application must be submitted to SFD in 
order for SFD to review and approve a change in vessel registration. At 
a minimum, a permit owner seeking to transfer a limited entry permit 
shall submit to SFD a signed application form and his/her current 
limited entry permit before the first day of the cumulative limit period 
in which they wish to participate. If a permit owner provides a signed 
application and current limited entry permit after the first day of a 
cumulative limit period, the permit will not be effective until the 
succeeding cumulative limit period. SFD will not approve a change in 
vessel registration (transfer) until it receives a complete application, 
the existing permit, a current copy of the USCG 1270, and other required 
documentation.
    (3) Effective date. Changes in vessel registration on permits will 
take effect no sooner than the first day of the next major limited entry 
cumulative limit period following the date that SFD receives the signed 
permit transfer form and the original limited entry permit. No transfer 
is effective until the limited entry permit has been reissued as 
registered with the new vessel.
    (4) Sablefish-endorsed permits. Beginning January 1, 2007, if a 
permit owner submits an application to register a sablefish-endorsed 
limited entry permit to a new vessel during the primary sablefish season 
described at Sec. 660.372(b) (generally April 1 through October 31), 
the initial permit owner (transferor) must certify on the application 
form the cumulative quantity, in round weight, of primary season 
sablefish landed against that permit as of the application signature 
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current primary season. The new permit owner or holder (transferee) 
associated with the new vessel must sign the application form 
acknowledging the amount of landings to date given by the transferor. 
This certified amount should match the total amount of primary season 
sablefish landings reported on state fish tickets. As required at Sec. 
660.303(c)), any person landing sablefish must retain on board the 
vessel from which sablefish is landed, and provide to an authorized 
officer upon request, copies of any and all reports of sablefish 
landings from the primary season containing all data, and in the exact 
manner, required by the applicable state law throughout the primary 
sablefish season during which a landing occurred and for 15 days 
thereafter.
    (f) Restriction on frequency of transfers. Limited entry permits may 
not be registered for use with a different vessel (transfer) more than 
once per calendar year, except in cases of death of a permit holder or 
if the permitted vessel is totally lost as defined in 660.302. The 
exception for death of a permit holder applies for a permit held by a 
partnership or a corporation if the person or persons holding at least 
50 percent of the ownership interest in the entity dies.
    (1) A permit owner may designate the vessel registration for a 
permit as ``unidentified'', meaning that no vessel has been identified 
as registered for use with that permit. No vessel is authorized to use a 
permit with the vessel registration designated as ``unidentified.''
    (2) When a permit owner requests that the permit's vessel 
registration be designated as ``unidentified,'' the transaction is not 
considered a ``transfer'' for purposes of this section. Any subsequent 
request by a permit owner to change from the ``unidentified'' status of 
the permit in order to register the permit with a specific vessel will 
be considered a change in vessel registration (transfer) and subject to 
the restriction on frequency and timing of changes in vessel 
registration (transfer).
    (g) Application and supplemental documentation. Permit holders may 
request a transfer (change in vessel registration) and/or change in 
permit ownership or permit holder by submitting a complete application 
form. In addition, a permit owner applying for renewal, replacement, 
transfer, or change of ownership or change of permit holder of a limited 
entry permit has the burden to submit evidence to prove that 
qualification requirements are met. The owner of a permit endorsed for 
longline or trap (or pot) gear applying for a tier assignment under 
Sec. 660.334 (d) has the burden to submit evidence to prove that 
certain qualification requirements are met. The following evidentiary 
standards apply:
    (1) For a request to change a vessel registration and/or change in 
permit ownership or permit holder, the permit owner must provide SFD 
with a current copy of the USCG Form 1270 for vessels of 5 net tons or 
greater, or a current copy of a state registration form for vessels 
under 5 net tons.
    (2) For a request to change a vessel registration and/or change in 
permit ownership or permit holder for sablefish-endorsed permits with a 
tier assignment for which a corporation or partnership is listed as 
permit owner and/or holder, an Identification of Ownership Interest Form 
must be completed and included with the application form.
    (3) For a request to change the vessel registration to a permit, the 
permit holder must submit to SFD a current marine survey conducted by a 
certified marine surveyor in accordance with USCG regulations to 
authenticate the length overall of the vessel being newly registered 
with the permit. Marine surveys older than 3 years at the time of the 
request for change in vessel registration will not be considered 
``current'' marine surveys for purposes of this requirement.
    (4) For a request to change a permit's ownership where the current 
permit owner is a corporation, partnership or other business entity, the 
applicant must provide to SFD a corporate resolution that authorizes the 
conveyance of the permit to a new owner and which authorizes the 
individual applicant to request the conveyance on behalf of the 
corporation, partnership, other business entity.

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    (5) For a request to change a permit's ownership that is 
necessitated by the death of the permit owner(s), the individual(s) 
requesting conveyance of the permit to a new owner must provide SFD with 
a death certificate of the permit owner(s) and appropriate legal 
documentation that either: specifically transfers the permit to a 
designated individual(s); or, provides legal authority to the transferor 
to convey the permit ownership.
    (6) For a request to change a permit's ownership that is 
necessitated by divorce, the individual requesting the change in permit 
ownership must submit an executed divorce decree that awards the permit 
to a designated individual(s).
    (7) Such other relevant, credible documentation as the applicant may 
submit, or the SFD or Regional Administrator may request or acquire, may 
also be considered.
    (h) Application forms available. Application forms for the change in 
vessel registration (transfer) and change of permit ownership or permit 
holder of limited entry permits are available from the SFD (see part 600 
for address of the Regional Administrator). Contents of the application, 
and required supporting documentation, are specified in the application 
form.
    (i) Records maintenance. The SFD will maintain records of all 
limited entry permits that have been issued, renewed, transferred, 
registered, or replaced.

[66 FR 40921, Aug. 6, 2001, as amended at 66 FR 41158, Aug. 7, 2001; 67 
FR 65906, Oct. 29. 2002; 69 FR 11124, Mar. 9, 2004; 69 FR 42351, July 
15, 2004; 71 FR 10623, Mar. 2, 2006]



Sec. Sec. 660.336-660.337  [Reserved]



Sec. 660.338  Limited entry permits-small fleet.

    (a) Small limited entry fisheries fleets that are controlled by a 
local government, are in existence as of July 11, 1991, and have 
negligible impacts on the groundfish resource, may be certified as 
consistent with the goals and objectives of the limited entry program 
and incorporated into the limited entry fishery. Permits issued under 
this subsection will be issued in accordance with the standards and 
procedures set out in the PCGFMP and will carry the rights explained 
therein.
    (b) A permit issued under this section may be registered only to 
another vessel that will continue to operate in the same certified small 
fleet, provided that the total number of vessels in the fleet does not 
increase. A vessel may not use a small fleet limited entry permit for 
participation in the limited entry fishery outside of authorized 
activities of the small fleet for which that permit and vessel have been 
designated.

[66 FR 40922, Aug. 6, 2001]



Sec. 660.339  Limited entry permit fees.

    The Regional Administrator will charge fees to cover administrative 
expenses related to issuance of limited entry permits, including initial 
issuance, renewal, transfer, vessel registration, replacement, and 
appeals. The appropriate fee must accompany each application.



Sec. 660.340  Limited entry permit appeals.

    (a) Decisions on appeals of initial decisions regarding issuance, 
renewal, change in vessel registration, change in permit owner or permit 
holder, and endorsement upgrade, will be made by the Regional 
Administrator.
    (b) Appeals decisions shall be in writing and shall state the 
reasons therefor.
    (c) Within 30 days of an initial decision by the SFD denying 
issuance, renewal, change in vessel registration, change in permit owner 
or permit holder, or endorsement upgrade, on the terms requested by the 
applicant, an appeal may be filed with the Regional Administrator.
    (d) The appeal must be in writing, and must allege facts or 
circumstances to show why the criteria in this subpart have been met, or 
why an exception should be granted.
    (e) At the appellant's discretion, the appeal may be accompanied by 
a request that the Regional Administrator seek a recommendation from the 
Council as to whether the appeal should be granted. Such a request must 
contain the appellant's acknowledgment that the confidentiality 
provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Act at 16 U.S.C. 1853

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(d) and part 600 of this chapter are waived with respect to any 
information supplied by Regional Administrator to the Council and its 
advisory bodies for purposes of receiving the Council's recommendation 
on the appeal. In responding to a request for a recommendation on 
appeal, the Council will apply the provisions of the PCGFMP in making 
its recommendation as to whether the appeal should be granted.
    (f) Absent good cause for further delay, the Regional Administrator 
will issue a written decision on the appeal within 45 days of receipt of 
the appeal, or, if a recommendation from the Council is requested, 
within 45 days of receiving the Council's recommendation. The Regional 
Administrator's decision is the final administrative decision of the 
Department as of the date of the decision.

[66 FR 40922, Aug. 6, 2001]



Sec. 660.341  Limited entry permit sanctions.

    Limited entry permits issued or applied for under this subpart are 
subject to sanctions pursuant to the Magnuson Act at 16 U.S.C. 1858(g) 
and 15 CFR part 904, subpart D.



Sec. 660.350  Compensation with fish for collecting resource 

information--exempted fishing permits off Washington, Oregon, 
and California.

    In addition to the reasons stated in Sec. 600.745(b)(1) of this 
chapter, an EFP may be issued under this subpart G for the purpose of 
compensating the owner or operator of a vessel for collecting resource 
information according to a protocol approved by NMFS. NMFS may issue an 
EFP allowing a vessel to retain fish as compensation in excess of trip 
limits or to be exempt from other specified management measures for the 
Pacific coast groundfish fishery.
    (a) Compensation EFP for vessels under contract with NMFS to conduct 
a resource survey. NMFS may issue an EFP to the owner or operator of a 
vessel that conducted a resource survey according to a contract with 
NMFS. A vessel's total compensation from all sources (in terms of 
dollars or amount of fish, including fish from survey samples or 
compensation fish) will be determined through normal Federal procurement 
procedures. The compensation EFP will specify the maximum amount or 
value of fish the vessel may take and retain after the resource survey 
is completed.
    (1) Competitive offers. NMFS may initiate a competitive solicitation 
(request for proposals or RFP) to select vessels to conduct resource 
surveys that use fish as full or partial compensation, following normal 
Federal procurement procedures.
    (2) Consultation and approval. At a Council meeting, NMFS will 
consult with the Council and receive public comment on upcoming resource 
surveys to be conducted if groundfish could be used as whole or partial 
compensation. Generally, compensation fish would be similar to surveyed 
species, but there may be reasons to provide payment with healthier, 
more abundant, less restricted stocks, or more easily targeted species. 
For example, NMFS may decline to pay a vessel with species that are, or 
are expected to be, overfished, or that are subject to overfishing, or 
that are unavoidably caught with species that are overfished or subject 
to overfishing. NMFS may also consider levels of discards, bycatch, and 
other factors. If the Council does not approve providing whole or 
partial compensation for the conduct of a survey, NMFS will not use 
fish, other than fish taken during the scientific research, as 
compensation for that survey. For each proposal, NMFS will present:
    (i) The maximum number of vessels expected or needed to conduct the 
survey,
    (ii) An estimate of the species and amount of fish likely to be 
needed as compensation,
    (iii) When the survey and compensation fish would be taken, and
    (iv) The year in which the compensation fish would be deducted from 
the ABC before determining the optimum yield (harvest guideline or 
quota).
    (3) Issuance of the compensation EFP. Upon successful completion of 
the survey, NMFS will issue a ``compensation EFP'' to the vessel if it 
has not been fully compensated. The procedures in Sec. 600.745(b)(1) 
through (b)(4) of this chapter do not apply to a compensation

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EFP issued under this subpart for the Pacific coast groundfish fishery 
(50 CFR part 660, subpart G).
    (4) Terms and conditions of the compensation EFP. Conditions for 
disposition of bycatch or any excess catch, for reporting the value of 
the amount landed, and other appropriate terms and conditions may be 
specified in the EFP. Compensation fishing must occur during the period 
specified in the EFP, but no later than the end of September of the 
fishing year following the survey, and must be conducted according to 
the terms and conditions of the EFP.
    (5) Reporting the compensation catch. The compensation EFP may 
require the vessel owner or operator to keep separate records of 
compensation fishing and to submit them to NMFS within a specified 
period of time after the compensation fishing is completed.
    (6) Accounting for the compensation catch. As part of the harvest 
specifications process (Sec. 660.370), NMFS will advise the Council of 
the amount of fish authorized to be retained under a compensation EFP, 
which then will be deducted from the next harvest specifications (ABCs) 
set by the Council. Fish authorized in an EFP too late in the year to be 
deducted from the following year's ABCs will be accounted for in the 
next management cycle where it is practicable to do so.
    (b) Compensation for commercial vessels collecting resource 
information under a standard EFP. NMFS may issue an EFP to allow a 
commercial fishing vessel to take and retain fish in excess of current 
management limits for the purpose of collecting resource information 
(Sec. 600.745(b) of this chapter). The EFP may include a compensation 
clause that allows the participating vessel to be compensated with fish 
for its efforts to collect resource information according to NMFS' 
approved protocol. If compensation with fish is requested in an EFP 
application, or proposed by NMFS, the following provisions apply in 
addition to those at Sec. 600.745(b) of this chapter.
    (1) Application. In addition to the requirements in Sec. 600.745(b) 
of this chapter, application for an EFP with a compensation clause must 
clearly state whether a vessel's participation is contingent upon 
compensation with groundfish and, if so, the minimum amount (in metric 
tons, round weight) and the species. As with other EFPs issued under 
Sec. 600.745 of this chapter, the application may be submitted by any 
individual, including a state fishery management agency or other 
research institution.
    (2) Denial. In addition to the reasons stated in Sec. 
600.745(b)(3)(iii) of this chapter, the application will be denied if 
the requested compensation fishery, species, or amount is unacceptable 
for reasons such as, but not limited to, the following: NMFS concludes 
the value of the resource information is not commensurate with the value 
of the compensation fish; the proposed compensation involves species 
that are (or are expected to be) overfished or subject to overfishing, 
fishing in times or areas where fishing is otherwise prohibited or 
severely restricted, or fishing for species that would involve 
unavoidable bycatch of species that are overfished or subject to 
overfishing; or NMFS concludes the information can reasonably be 
obtained at a less cost to the resource.
    (3) Window period for other applications. If the Regional 
Administrator or designee agrees that compensation should be considered, 
and that more than a minor amount would be used as compensation, then a 
window period will be announced in the Federal Register during which 
additional participants will have an opportunity to apply. This 
notification would be made at the same time as announcement of receipt 
of the application and request for comments required under Sec. 
660.745(b). If there are more qualified applicants than needed for a 
particular time and area, NMFS will choose among the qualified vessels, 
either randomly, in order of receipt of the completed application, or by 
other impartial selection methods. If the permit applicant is a state, 
university, or Federal entity other than NMFS, and NMFS approves the 
selection method, the permit applicant may choose among the qualified 
vessels, either randomly, in order of receipt of the vessel application, 
or by other impartial selection methods.

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    (4) Terms and conditions. The EFP will specify the amounts that may 
be taken as scientific samples and as compensation, the time period 
during which the compensation fishing must occur, management measures 
that NMFS will waive for a vessel fishing under the EFP, and other terms 
and conditions appropriate to the fishery and the collection of resource 
information. NMFS may require compensation fishing to occur on the same 
trip that the resource information is collected.
    (5) Accounting for the catch. Samples taken under this EFP, as well 
as any compensation fish, count toward the current year's catch or 
landings.

[64 FR 49101, Sept. 10, 1999, as amended at 67 FR 65906, Oct. 29, 2002; 
68 FR 52523, Sept. 4, 2003; 69 FR 42351, July 15, 2004]



Sec. 660.365  Overfished species rebuilding plans.

    For each overfished groundfish stock with an approved rebuilding 
plan, this section contains the standards to be used to establish annual 
or biennial OYs, specifically the target date for rebuilding the stock 
to its MSY level and the harvest control rule to be used to rebuild the 
stock.
    (a) Canary rockfish. The target year for rebuilding the canary 
rockfish stock to BMSY is 2074. The harvest control rule to 
be used to rebuild the canary rockfish stock is an annual harvest rate 
of F=0.022.
    (b) Darkblotched rockfish. The target year for rebuilding the 
darkblotched rockfish stock to BMSY is 2030. The harvest 
control rule to be used to rebuild the darkblotched rockfish stock is an 
annual harvest rate of F=0.032.
    (c) Lingcod. The target date for rebuilding the lingcod stock to 
BMSY is 2009. The harvest control rule to be used to rebuild 
the lingcod stock is an annual harvest rate of F=0.17 in the north and 
F=0.15 in the south.
    (d) Pacific ocean perch (POP). The target year for rebuilding the 
POP stock to BMSY is 2027. The harvest control rule to be 
used to rebuild the POP stock is an annual harvest rate of F=0.0257.
    (e) Bocaccio. The target date for rebuilding the southern bocaccio 
stock to BMSY is 2023. The harvest control rule to be used to 
rebuild the southern bocaccio stock is an annual harvest rate of 
F=0.0498.
    (f) Cowcod. The target year for rebuilding the cowcod stock south of 
Point Conception to BMSY is 2090. The harvest control rule to 
be used to rebuild the cowcod stock is an annual harvest rate of 
F=0.009.
    (g) Widow rockfish. The target year for rebuilding the widow 
rockfish stock to BMSY is 2038. The harvest control rule to 
be used to rebuild the widow rockfish stock is an annual harvest rate of 
F=0.0093.
    (h) Yelloweye rockfish. The target year for rebuilding the yelloweye 
rockfish stock to BMSY is 2058. The harvest control rule to 
be used to rebuild the yelloweye rockfish stock is an annual harvest 
rate of F=0.0153.

[69 FR 19358, Apr. 13, 2004. Redesignated at 69 FR 42351, July 15, 2004, 
and amended at 69 FR 57882, Sept. 28, 2004; 69 FR 77029, Dec. 23, 2004]



Sec. 660.370  Specifications and management measures.

    (a) General. NMFS will establish and adjust specifications and 
management measures biennially or annually and during the fishing year. 
Management of the Pacific Coast groundfish fishery will be conducted 
consistent with the standards and procedures in the PCGFMP and other 
applicable law. The PCGFMP is available from the Regional Administrator 
or the Council. Regulations under this subpart may be promulgated, 
removed, or revised during the fishing year. Any such action will be 
made according to the framework standards and procedures in the PCGFMP 
and other applicable law, and will be published in the Federal Register.
    (b) Biennial actions. The Pacific Coast Groundfish fishery is 
managed on a biennial, calendar year basis. Harvest specifications and 
management measures will be announced biennially, with the harvest 
specifications for each species or species group set for two sequential 
calendar years. In general, management measures are designed to achieve, 
but not exceed, the specifications, particularly optimum yields (harvest 
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limited entry and open access allocations, or other approved fishery 
allocations, and to protect overfished and depleted stocks.
    (c) Routine management measures. In addition to the catch 
restrictions in Sec. Sec. 660.371 through 660.373, other catch 
restrictions that are likely to be adjusted on a biennial or more 
frequent basis may be imposed and announced by a single notification in 
the Federal Register if good cause exists under the APA to waive notice 
and comment, and if they have been designated as routine through the 
two-meeting process described in the PCGFMP. Routine management measures 
that may be revised during the fishing year via this process are 
implemented in paragraph (h) of this section and in Sec. Sec. 660.371 
through 660.373, Sec. Sec. 660.381 through 660.385 and Tables 3-5 of 
this subpart. Most trip, bag, and size limits, and area closures in the 
groundfish fishery have been designated ``routine,'' which means they 
may be changed rapidly after a single Council meeting. Council meetings 
are held in the months of March, April, June, September, and November. 
Inseason changes to routine management measures are announced in the 
Federal Register pursuant to the requirements of the Administrative 
Procedure Act (APA). Changes to trip limits are effective at the times 
stated in the Federal Register. Once a change is effective, it is 
illegal to take and retain, possess, or land more fish than allowed 
under the new trip limit. This means that, unless otherwise announced in 
the Federal Register, offloading must begin before the time a fishery 
closes or a more restrictive trip limit takes effect. The following 
catch restrictions have been designated as routine:
    (1) Commercial limited entry and open access fisheries--(i) Trip 
landing and frequency limits, size limits, all gear. Trip landing and 
frequency limits have been designated as routine for the following 
species or species groups: widow rockfish, canary rockfish, yellowtail 
rockfish, Pacific ocean perch, yelloweye rockfish, black rockfish, blue 
rockfish, splitnose rockfish, chilipepper rockfish, bocaccio, cowcod, 
minor nearshore rockfish or shallow and deeper minor nearshore rockfish, 
shelf or minor shelf rockfish, and minor slope rockfish; DTS complex 
which is composed of Dover sole, sablefish, shortspine thornyheads, and 
longspine thornyheads; petrale sole, rex sole, arrowtooth flounder, 
Pacific sanddabs, and the flatfish complex, which is composed of those 
species plus any other flatfish species listed at Sec. 660.302; Pacific 
whiting; lingcod; Pacific cod; spiny dogfish; and ``other fish'' as a 
complex consisting of all groundfish species listed at Sec. 660.302 and 
not otherwise listed as a distinct species or species group. Size limits 
have been designated as routine for sablefish and lingcod. Trip landing 
and frequency limits and size limits for species with those limits 
designated as routine may be imposed or adjusted on a biennial or more 
frequent basis for the purpose of keeping landings within the harvest 
levels announced by NMFS, and for the other purposes given in paragraphs 
(c)(1)(i)(A) and (B) of this section.
    (A) Trip landing and frequency limits. To extend the fishing season; 
to minimize disruption of traditional fishing and marketing patterns; to 
reduce discards; to discourage target fishing while allowing small 
incidental catches to be landed; to protect overfished species; to allow 
small fisheries to operate outside the normal season; and, for the open 
access fishery only, to maintain landings at the historical proportions 
during the 1984-88 window period.
    (B) Size limits. To protect juvenile fish; to extend the fishing 
season.
    (ii) Differential trip landing limits and frequency limits based on 
gear type, closed seasons. Trip landing and frequency limits that differ 
by gear type and closed seasons may be imposed or adjusted on a biennial 
or more frequent basis for the purpose of rebuilding and protecting 
overfished or depleted stocks. To achieve the rebuilding of an 
overfished or depleted stock, the Pacific whiting primary seasons 
described at Sec. 660.373(b), may be closed for any or all of the 
fishery sectors identified at Sec. 660.373(a) before the sector 
allocation is reached if any of the bycatch limits identified at Sec. 
660.373(b)(4) are reached.
    (2) Recreational fisheries all gear types. Routine management 
measures for all groundfish species, separately or in any combination, 
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limits, time/area closures, boat limits, hook limits, and dressing 
requirements. All routine management measures on recreational fisheries 
are intended to keep landings within the harvest levels announced by 
NMFS, to rebuild and protect overfished or depleted species, and to 
maintain consistency with State regulations, and for the other purposes 
set forth in this section.
    (i) Bag limits. To spread the available catch over a large number of 
anglers; to protect and rebuild overfished species; to avoid waste.
    (ii) Size limits. To protect juvenile fish; to protect and rebuild 
overfished species; to enhance the quality of the recreational fishing 
experience.
    (iii) Season duration restrictions. To spread the available catch 
over a large number of anglers; to protect and rebuild overfished 
species; to avoid waste; to enhance the quality of the recreational 
fishing experience.
    (3) All fisheries, all gear types depth-based management measures. 
Depth-based management measures, particularly the setting of closed 
areas known as Groundfish Conservation Areas may be imposed on any 
sector of the groundfish fleet using specific boundary lines that 
approximate depth contours with latitude/longitude waypoints. Depth-
based management measures and the setting of closed areas may be used to 
protect and rebuild overfished stocks.
    (d) Automatic actions. Automatic management actions may be initiated 
by the NMFS Regional Administrator without prior public notice, 
opportunity to comment, or a Council meeting. These actions are 
nondiscretionary, and the impacts must have been taken into account 
prior to the action. Unless otherwise stated, a single notice will be 
published in the Federal Register making the action effective if good 
cause exists under the APA to waive notice and comment. Automatic 
actions are used in the Pacific whiting fishery to close the fishery or 
reinstate trip limits when a whiting harvest guideline, commercial 
harvest guideline, or a sector's allocation is reached, or is projected 
to be reached; or to reapportion unused allocation to other sectors of 
the fishery.
    (e) Prohibited species. Groundfish species or species groups under 
the PCGFMP for which quotas have been achieved and/or the fishery closed 
are prohibited species. In addition, the following are prohibited 
species:
    (1) Any species of salmonid.
    (2) Pacific halibut.
    (3) Dungeness crab caught seaward of Washington or Oregon.
    (f) Exempted fisheries. U.S. vessels operating under an exempted 
fishing permit (EFP) issued under 50 CFR part 600 are also subject to 
restrictions in Sec. Sec. 660.301 through 660.394, unless otherwise 
provided in the permit. EFPs may include the collecting of scientific 
samples of groundfish species that would otherwise be prohibited for 
retention.
    (g) Applicability. Groundfish species harvested in the territorial 
sea (0-3 nm) will be counted toward the catch limitations in Sec. Sec. 
660.370 through 660.385 and in Tables 1-5 of this subpart.
    (h) Fishery restrictions--(1) Commercial trip limits and 
recreational bag and boat limits. Commercial trip limits and 
recreational bag and boat limits defined in Sec. 660.302 and set in 
Sec. Sec. 660.371 through 660.373, Sec. Sec. 660.381 through 660.385 
and Tables 3-5 of this subpart must not be exceeded.
    (2) Landing. As stated at 50 CFR 660.302 (in the definition of 
``Landing''), once the offloading of any species begins, all fish aboard 
the vessel are counted as part of the landing and must be reported as 
such. Transfer of fish at sea is prohibited under Sec. 660.306(a)(12) 
unless a vessel is participating in the primary whiting fishery as part 
of the mothership or catcher-processor sectors, as described at Sec. 
660.373(a).
    (3) Fishing ahead. Unless the fishery is closed, a vessel that has 
landed its cumulative or daily limit may continue to fish on the limit 
for the next legal period, so long as no fish (including, but not 
limited to, groundfish with no trip limits, shrimp, prawns, or other 
nongroundfish species or shellfish) are landed (offloaded) until the 
next legal period. Fishing ahead is not allowed during or before a 
closed period.
    (4) Weights and percentages. All weights are round weights or round-
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round weights, and, unless otherwise specified, apply only to legal fish 
on board.
    (5) Size limits, length measurement, and weight limits--(i) Size 
limits and length measurement. Unless otherwise specified, size limits 
in the commercial and recreational groundfish fisheries apply to the 
``total length,'' which is the longest measurement of the fish without 
mutilation of the fish or the use of force to extend the length of the 
fish. No fish with a size limit may be retained if it is in such 
condition that its length has been extended or cannot be determined by 
these methods. For conversions not listed here, contact the state where 
the fish will be landed.
    (A) Whole fish. For a whole fish, total length is measured from the 
tip of the snout (mouth closed) to the tip of the tail in a natural, 
relaxed position.
    (B) ``Headed'' fish. For a fish with the head removed (``headed''), 
the length is measured from the origin of the first dorsal fin (where 
the front dorsal fin meets the dorsal surface of the body closest to the 
head) to the tip of the upper lobe of the tail; the dorsal fin and tail 
must be left intact.
    (C) Filets. A filet is the flesh from one side of a fish extending 
from the head to the tail, which has been removed from the body (head, 
tail, and backbone) in a single continuous piece. Filet lengths may be 
subject to size limits for some groundfish taken in the recreational 
fishery off California (see Sec. 660.384). A filet is measured along 
the length of the longest part of the filet in a relaxed position; 
stretching or otherwise manipulating the filet to increase its length is 
not permitted.
    (ii) Weight limits and conversions. The weight limit conversion 
factor established by the state where the fish is or will be landed will 
be used to convert the processed weight to round weight for purposes of 
applying the trip limit. Weight conversions provided herein are those 
conversions currently in use by the States of Washington, Oregon and 
California and may be subject to change by those states. Fishery 
participants should contact fishery enforcement officials in the state 
where the fish will be landed to determine that state's official 
conversion factor. To determine the round weight, multiply the processed 
weight times the conversion factor.
    (iii) Sablefish. The following conversion applies to both the 
limited entry and open access fisheries when trip limits are in effect 
for those fisheries. For headed and gutted (eviscerated) sablefish the 
weight conversion factor is 1.6 (multiply the headed and gutted weight 
by 1.6 to determine the round weight).
    (iv) Lingcod. The following conversions apply in both limited entry 
and open access fisheries.
    (A) For lingcod with the head removed, the minimum size limit is 
19.5 inches (49.5 cm), which corresponds to 24 inches (61 cm) total 
length for whole fish.
    (B) The weight conversion factor for headed and gutted lingcod is 
1.5. The conversion factor for lingcod that has only been gutted with 
the head on is 1.1.
    (6) Sorting. Under Sec. 660.306(a)(7), it is unlawful for any 
person to ``fail to sort, prior to the first weighing after offloading, 
those groundfish species or species groups for which there is a trip 
limit, size limit, quota, harvest guideline, or OY, if the vessel fished 
or landed in an area during a time when such trip limit, size limit, OY, 
or quota applied.'' The States of Washington, Oregon, and California may 
also require that vessels record their landings as sorted on their state 
fish tickets. This provision applies to both the limited entry and open 
access fisheries. The following species must be sorted in 2005 and 2006:
    (i) For vessels with a limited entry permit:
    (A) Coastwide - widow rockfish, canary rockfish, darkblotched 
rockfish, yelloweye rockfish, shortbelly rockfish, black rockfish, minor 
nearshore rockfish, minor shelf rockfish, minor slope rockfish, 
shortspine and longspine thornyhead, Dover sole, arrowtooth flounder, 
rex sole, petrale sole, arrowtooth flounder, other flatfish, lingcod, 
sablefish, and Pacific whiting
    (B) North of 40[deg]10[min] N. lat.--POP, yellowtail rockfish, and, 
for fixed gear, blue rockfish;
    (C) South of 40[deg]10[min] N. lat.--minor shallow nearshore 
rockfish, minor

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deeper nearshore rockfish, California scorpionfish, chilipepper 
rockfish, bocaccio rockfish, splitnose rockfish, Pacific sanddabs, and 
cabezon.
    (ii) For open access vessels (vessels without a limited entry 
permit):
    (A) Coastwide -widow rockfish, canary rockfish, darkblotched 
rockfish, yelloweye rockfish, black rockfish, minor nearshore rockfish, 
minor shelf rockfish, minor slope rockfish, Dover sole, arrowtooth 
flounder, petrale sole, rex sole, other flatfish, lingcod, sablefish, 
Pacific whiting, and Pacific sanddabs;
    (B) North of 40[deg]10[min] N. lat.--blue rockfish, POP, yellowtail 
rockfish;
    (C) South of 40[deg]10[min] N. lat.--minor shallow nearshore 
rockfish, minor deeper nearshore rockfish, chilipepper rockfish, 
bocaccio rockfish, splitnose rockfish, and cabezon;
    (D) South of Point Conception, CA--thornyheads.
    (7) Operating in both limited entry and open access fisheries. Open 
access trip limits apply to any fishing conducted with open access gear, 
even if the vessel has a valid limited entry permit with an endorsement 
for another type of gear. A vessel that operates in both the open access 
and limited entry fisheries is not entitled to two separate trip limits 
for the same species. If a vessel has a limited entry permit and uses 
open access gear, but the open access limit is smaller than the limited 
entry limit, the open access limit may not be exceeded and counts toward 
the limited entry limit. If a vessel has a limited entry permit and uses 
open access gear, but the open access limit is larger than the limited 
entry limit, the smaller limited entry limit applies, even if taken 
entirely with open access gear.
    (8) ``Crossover provisions,'' operating in north-south management 
areas with different trip limits. NMFS uses different types of 
management areas for West Coast groundfish management. One type of 
management area is the north-south management area, a large ocean area 
with northern and southern boundary lines wherein trip limits, seasons, 
and conservation areas follow a single theme. Within each north-south 
management area, there may be one or more conservation areas, detailed 
in Sec. Sec. 660.302 and 660.390 through 660.394. The provisions within 
this paragraph apply to vessels operating in different north-south 
management areas. Trip limits for a species or a species group may 
differ in different north-south management areas along the coast. The 
following ``crossover'' provisions apply to vessels operating in 
different geographical areas that have different cumulative or ``per 
trip'' trip limits for the same species or species group. Such crossover 
provisions do not apply to species that are subject only to daily trip 
limits, or to the trip limits for black rockfish off Washington (see 
Sec. 660.371).
    (i) Going from a more restrictive to a more liberal area. If a 
vessel takes and retains any groundfish species or species group of 
groundfish in an area where a more restrictive trip limit applies before 
fishing in an area where a more liberal trip limit (or no trip limit) 
applies, then that vessel is subject to the more restrictive trip limit 
for the entire period to which that trip limit applies, no matter where 
the fish are taken and retained, possessed, or landed.
    (ii) Going from a more liberal to a more restrictive area. If a 
vessel takes and retains a groundfish species or species group in an 
area where a higher trip limit or no trip limit applies, and takes and 
retains, possesses or lands the same species or species group in an area 
where a more restrictive trip limit applies, that vessel is subject to 
the more restrictive trip limit for the entire period to which that trip 
limit applies, no matter where the fish are taken and retained, 
possessed, or landed.
    (iii) Operating in two different areas where a species or species 
group is managed with different types of trip limits. During the fishing 
year, NMFS may implement management measures for a species or species 
group that set different types of trip limits (for example, per trip 
limits versus cumulative trip limits) for different areas. If a vessel 
fishes for a species or species group that is managed with different 
types of trip limits in two different areas within the same cumulative 
limit period, then that vessel is subject to the most restrictive 
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that species, regardless of where fishing occurs.
    (iv) Minor rockfish. Several rockfish species are designated with 
species-specific limits on one side of the 40[deg]10[min] N. lat. 
management line, and are included as part of a minor rockfish complex on 
the other side of the line. A vessel that takes and retains fish from a 
minor rockfish complex (nearshore, shelf, or slope) on both sides of a 
management line during a single cumulative limit period is subject to 
the more restrictive cumulative limit for that minor rockfish complex 
during that period.
    (A) If a vessel takes and retains minor slope rockfish north of 
40[deg]10.00[min] N. lat., that vessel is also permitted to take and 
retain, possess or land splitnose rockfish up to its cumulative limit 
south of 38[deg] N. lat., even if splitnose rockfish were a part of the 
landings from minor slope rockfish taken and retained north of 
40[deg]10.00[min] N. lat.
    (B) If a vessel takes and retains minor slope rockfish south of 
40[deg]10.00[min] N. lat., that vessel is also permitted to take and 
retain, possess or land POP up to its cumulative limit north of 
40[deg]10.00[min] N. lat., even if POP were a part of the landings from 
minor slope rockfish taken and retained south of 38[deg] N. lat.
    (C) If a trawl vessel takes and retains minor shelf rockfish south 
of 40[deg]10[min] N. lat., that vessel is also permitted to take and 
retain, possess, or land yellowtail rockfish up to its cumulative limits 
north of 40[deg]10[min] N. lat., even if yellowtail rockfish is part of 
the landings from minor shelf rockfish taken and retained south of 
40[deg]10[min] N. lat. Yellowtail rockfish is included in overall shelf 
rockfish limits for limited entry fixed gear and open access gear 
groups. Widow rockfish is included in overall shelf rockfish limits for 
all gear groups.
    (D) If a trawl vessel takes and retains minor shelf rockfish north 
of 40[deg]10[min] N. lat., that vessel is also permitted to take and 
retain, possess, or land chilipepper rockfish up to its cumulative 
limits south of 40[deg]10[min] N. lat., even if chilipepper rockfish is 
part of the landings from minor shelf rockfish taken and retained north 
of 40[deg]10[min] N. lat.
    (v) ``DTS complex.'' There are differential trawl trip limits for 
the ``DTS complex'' north and south of the management line at 
40[deg]10[min] N. lat. Vessels operating in the limited entry trawl 
fishery are subject to the crossover provisions in this paragraph when 
making landings that include any one of the four species in the ``DTS 
complex.''
    (vi) Flatfish complex. There are differential trip limits for the 
flatfish complex (butter, curlfin, English, flathead, petrale, rex, 
rock, and sand soles, Pacific sanddab, and starry flounder) north and 
south of the management line at 40[deg]10[min] N. lat. Vessels operating 
in the limited entry trawl fishery are subject to the crossover 
provisions in this paragraph when making landings that include any one 
of the species in the flatfish complex.

[69 FR 42351, July 15, 2004, as amended at 69 FR 77029, Dec. 23, 2004; 
70 FR 8496, Feb. 17, 2006; 71 FR 15046, Mar. 27, 2006]



Sec. 660.371  Black rockfish fishery management.

    The trip limit for black rockfish (Sebastes melanops) for commercial 
fishing vessels using hook-and-line gear between the U.S.-Canada border 
and Cape Alava (48[deg]09.50[min] N. lat.), and between Destruction 
Island (47[deg]40[min] N. lat.) and Leadbetter Point (46[deg]38.17[min] 
N. lat.), is 100 lbs (45 kg) or 30 percent, by weight of all fish on 
board, whichever is greater, per vessel per fishing trip. These per trip 
limits apply to limited entry and open access fisheries, in conjunction 
with the cumulative trip limits and other management measures in 
Sec. Sec. 660.382 and 660.383. The crossover provisions in Sec. 
660.370(h)(8) do not apply to the black rockfish per-trip limits.

[69 FR 77032, Dec. 23, 2004]



Sec. 660.372  Fixed gear sablefish fishery management.

    This section applies to the primary season for the fixed gear 
limited entry sablefish fishery north of 36[deg] N. lat., except for 
paragraph (c), of this section, which also applies to the open access 
fishery north of 36[deg] N. lat. and to both the limited entry and open 
access fisheries south of 36[deg] N. lat. Limited entry and open access 
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season north of 36[deg] N. lat. is governed by routine management 
measures imposed under Sec. 660.370.
    (a) Sablefish endorsement. A vessel may not participate in the 
primary season for the fixed gear limited entry fishery, unless at least 
one limited entry permit with both a gear endorsement for longline or 
trap (or pot) gear and a sablefish endorsement is registered for use 
with that vessel. Permits with sablefish endorsements are assigned to 
one of three tiers, as described at Sec. 660.334(d).
    (b) Primary season limited entry, fixed gear sablefish fishery--(1) 
Season dates. North of 36E N. lat., the primary sablefish season for the 
limited entry, fixed gear, sablefish-endorsed vessels begins at 12 noon 
l.t. on April 1 and ends at 12 noon l.t. on October 31, unless otherwise 
announced by the Regional Administrator through the routine management 
measures process described at Sec. 660.370(c).
    (2) Gear type. During the primary season and when fishing against 
primary season cumulative limits, each vessel authorized to participate 
in that season under paragraph (a) of this section may fish for 
sablefish with any of the gear types, except trawl gear, endorsed on at 
least one of the permits registered for use with that vessel.
    (3) Cumulative limits. (i) A vessel participating in the primary 
season will be constrained by the sablefish cumulative limit associated 
with each of the permits registered for use with that vessel. During the 
primary season, each vessel authorized to participate in that season 
under paragraph (a) of this section may take, retain, possess, and land 
sablefish, up to the cumulative limits for each of the permits 
registered for use with that vessel. If multiple limited entry permits 
with sablefish endorsements are registered for use with a single vessel, 
that vessel may land up to the total of all cumulative limits announced 
in the Federal Register for the tiers for those permits, except as 
limited by paragraph (b)(3)(iii) of this section. Up to 3 permits may be 
registered for use with a single vessel during the primary season; thus, 
a single vessel may not take and retain, possess or land more than 3 
primary season sablefish cumulative limits in any one year. A vessel 
registered for use with multiple limited entry permits is subject to per 
vessel limits for species other than sablefish, and to per vessel limits 
when participating in the daily trip limit fishery for sablefish under 
paragraph (c) of this section. For 2005, the following limits are in 
effect: Tier 1 at 64,000 lb (29,030 kg), Tier 2 at 29,100 lb (13,200 
kg), and Tier 3 at 16,600 lb (7,530 kg). For 2006, the following limits 
are in effect: Tier 1 at 62,700 lb (28,440 kg), Tier 2 at 28,500 lb 
(12,927 kg), and Tier 3 at 16,300 lb (7,394 kg).
    (ii) If a permit is registered to more than one vessel during the 
primary season in a single year, the second vessel may only take the 
portion of the cumulative limit for that permit that has not been 
harvested by the first vessel to which the permit was registered. The 
combined primary season sablefish landings for all vessels registered to 
that permit may not exceed the cumulative limit for the tier associated 
with that permit.
    (iii) A cumulative trip limit is the maximum amount of sablefish 
that may be taken and retained, possessed, or landed per vessel in a 
specified period of time, with no limit on the number of landings or 
trips.
    (iv) Incidental halibut retention north of Pt. Chehalis, WA 
(46[deg]53.30[min] N. lat.). From May 1 through October 31, vessels 
authorized to participate in the primary sablefish fishery, licensed by 
the International Pacific Halibut Commission for commercial fishing in 
Area 2A (waters off Washington, Oregon, California), and fishing with 
longline gear north of Pt. Chehalis, WA (46[deg]53.30[min] N. lat.) may 
land up to the following cumulative limits: 100 lb (45 kg) dressed 
weight, head-on of halibut per 1,000 lb (454 kg) dressed weight of 
sablefish, plus up to two additional halibut per fishing trip in excess 
of this ratio. ``Dressed'' halibut in this area means halibut landed 
eviscerated with their heads on. Halibut taken and retained in the 
primary sablefish fishery north of Pt. Chehalis may only be landed north 
of Pt. Chehalis and may not be possessed or landed south of Pt. 
Chehalis.
    (4) Owner-on-board Requirement. Beginning January 1, 2007, any 
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who owns or has ownership interest in a limited entry permit with a 
sablefish endorsement, as described at Sec. 660.334(d), must be on 
board the vessel registered for use with that permit at any time that 
the vessel has sablefish on board the vessel that count toward that 
permit's cumulative sablefish landing limit. This person must carry 
government issued photo identification while aboard the vessel. A permit 
owner is not obligated to be on board the vessel registered for use with 
the sablefish-endorsed limited entry permit during the primary sablefish 
season if:
    (i) The person, partnership or corporation had ownership interest in 
a limited entry permit with a sablefish endorsement prior to November 1, 
2000. A person who has ownership interest in a partnership or 
corporation that owned a sablefish-endorsed permit as of November 1, 
2000, but who did not individually own a sablefish-endorsed limited 
entry permit as of November 1, 2000, is not exempt from the owner-on-
board requirement when he/she leaves the partnership or corporation and 
purchases another permit individually. A person, partnership, or 
corporation that is exempt from the owner-on-board requirement may sell 
all of their permits, buy another sablefish-endorsed permit within up to 
a year from the date the last permit was approved for transfer, and 
retain their exemption from the owner-on-board requirements. 
Additionally, a person, partnership, or corporation that qualified for 
the owner-on-board exemption, but later divested their interest in a 
permit or permits, may retain rights to an owner-on-board exemption as 
long as that person, partnership, or corporation purchases another 
permit by March 2, 2007. A person, partnership or corporation could only 
purchase a permit if it has not added or changed individuals since 
November 1, 2000, excluding individuals that have left the partnership 
or corporation, or that have died.
    (ii) The person who owns or who has ownership interest in a 
sablefish-endorsed limited entry permit is prevented from being on board 
a fishing vessel because the person died, is ill, or is injured. The 
person requesting the exemption must send a letter to NMFS requesting an 
exemption from the owner-on-board requirements, with appropriate 
evidence as described at Sec. 660.372(b)(4)(ii)(A) or (B). All 
emergency exemptions for death, injury, or illness will be evaluated by 
NMFS and a decision will be made in writing to the permit owner within 
60 calendar days of receipt of the original exemption request.
    (A) Evidence of death of the permit owner shall be provided to NMFS 
in the form of a copy of a death certificate. In the interim before the 
estate is settled, if the deceased permit owner was subject to the 
owner-on-board requirements, the estate of the deceased permit owner may 
send a letter to NMFS with a copy of the death certificate, requesting 
an exemption from the owner-on-board requirements. An exemption due to 
death of the permit owner will be effective only until such time that 
the estate of the deceased permit owner has transferred the deceased 
permit owner's permit to a beneficiary or up to three years after the 
date of death as proven by a death certificate, whichever is earlier. An 
exemption from the owner-on-board requirements will be conveyed in a 
letter from NMFS to the estate of the permit owner and is required to be 
on the vessel during fishing operations.
    (B) Evidence of illness or injury that prevents the permit owner 
from participating in the fishery shall be provided to NMFS in the form 
of a letter from a certified medical practitioner. This letter must 
detail the relevant medical conditions of the permit owner and how those 
conditions prevent the permit owner from being onboard a fishing vessel 
during the primary season. An exemption due to injury or illness will be 
effective only for the calendar year of the request for exemption, and 
will not be granted for more than three consecutive or total years. NMFS 
will consider any exemption granted for less than 12 months in a year to 
count as one year against the 3-year cap. In order to extend an 
emergency medical exemption for a succeeding year, the permit owner must 
submit a new request and provide documentation from a certified medical 
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owner is still unable to be onboard a fishing vessel. An emergency 
exemption will be conveyed in a letter from NMFS to the permit owner and 
is required to be on the vessel during fishing operations.
    (c) Limited entry and open access daily trip limit fisheries both 
north and south of 36[deg] N. lat. (1) Before the start of the primary 
season, all sablefish landings made by a vessel authorized under 
paragraph (a) of this section to participate in the primary season will 
be subject to the restrictions and limits of the limited entry daily 
and/or weekly trip limit fishery for sablefish, which is governed by 
routine management measures imposed under Sec. 660.370(c).
    (2) Following the start of the primary season, all landings made by 
a vessel authorized under paragraph (a) of this section to participate 
in the primary season will count against the primary season cumulative 
limit(s) associated with the permit(s) registered for use with that 
vessel. A vessel that is eligible to participate in the primary 
sablefish season may participate in the daily trip limit fishery for 
sablefish once that vessels' primary season sablefish limit(s) have been 
taken, or after the end of the primary season, whichever occurs earlier. 
Any subsequent sablefish landings by that vessel will be subject to the 
restrictions and limits of the limited entry daily and/or trip limit 
fishery for sablefish for the remainder of the calendar year.
    (3) No vessel may land sablefish against both its primary season 
cumulative sablefish limits and against the daily and/or weekly trip 
limit fishery limits within the same 24 hour period of 0001 hours l.t. 
to 2400 hours l.t. If a vessel has taken all of its tier limit except 
for an amount that is smaller than the daily trip limit amount, that 
vessel's subsequent sablefish landings are automatically subject to 
daily and/or weekly trip limits.
    (4) Vessels registered for use with a limited entry, fixed gear 
permit that does not have a sablefish endorsement may participate in the 
limited entry, daily and/or weekly trip limit fishery for as long as 
that fishery is open during the year, subject to routine management 
measures imposed under Sec. 660.370(c). Daily and/or weekly trip limits 
for the limited entry fishery north and south of 36[deg] N. lat. are 
provided in Tables 4 (North) and 4 (South) of this subpart.
    (5) Open access vessels may participate in the open access, daily 
trip limit fishery for as long as that fishery is open during the year, 
subject to the routine management measures imposed under Sec. 
660.370(c). Daily and/or weekly trip limits for the open access fishery 
north and south of 36[deg] N. lat. are provided in Tables 5 (North) and 
5 (South) of this subpart.
    (d) Trip limits. Trip and/or frequency limits may be imposed in the 
limited entry fishery on vessels that are not participating in the 
primary season under Sec. 660.370(c). Trip and/or size limits to 
protect juvenile sablefish in the limited entry or open-access fisheries 
also may be imposed at any time under Sec. 660.370(c). Trip limits may 
be imposed in the open-access fishery at any time under Sec. 
660.370(c).

[69 FR 42352, July 15, 2004, as amended at 69 FR 77032, Dec. 23, 2004; 
70 FR 16149, Mar. 30, 2005; 70 FR 23045, May 4, 2005; 71 FR 10624, Mar. 
2, 2006; 71 FR 24604, Apr. 26, 2006]



Sec. 660.373  Pacific whiting (whiting) fishery management.

    (a) Sectors. The catcher/processor sector is composed of catcher/
processors, which are vessels that harvest and process whiting during a 
calendar year. The mothership sector is composed of motherships and 
catcher vessels that harvest whiting for delivery to motherships. 
Motherships are vessels that process, but do not harvest, whiting during 
a calendar year. The shoreside sector is composed of vessels that 
harvest whiting for delivery to shore-based processors.
    (b) Seasons. The primary seasons for the whiting fishery are: For 
the shore-based sector, the period(s) when the large-scale target 
fishery is conducted (when trip limits under paragraph (b) of this 
section are not in effect); for catcher/processors, the period(s) when 
at-sea processing is allowed and the fishery is open for the catcher/
processor sector; and for vessels delivering to motherships, the 
period(s) when at-sea processing is allowed and the fishery is open for 
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trip landing or frequency limits may be imposed under Sec. 660.370(c). 
The sectors are defined at Sec. 660.370(a).
    (1) North of 40[deg]30[min] N. lat. Different starting dates may be 
established for the catcher/processor sector, the mothership sector, 
catcher vessels delivering to shoreside processors north of 42[deg] N. 
lat., and catcher vessels delivering to shoreside processors between 
42[deg]-40[deg]30[min] N. lat.
    (i) Procedures. The primary seasons for the whiting fishery north of 
40[deg]30[min] N. lat. generally will be established according to the 
procedures of the PCGFMP for developing and implementing harvest 
specifications and apportionments. The season opening dates remain in 
effect unless changed, generally with the harvest specifications and 
management measures.
    (ii) Criteria. The start of a primary season may be changed based on 
a recommendation from the Council and consideration of the following 
factors, if applicable: Size of the harvest guidelines for whiting and 
bycatch species; age/size structure of the whiting population; expected 
harvest of bycatch and prohibited species; availability and stock status 
of prohibited species; expected participation by catchers and 
processors; environmental conditions; timing of alternate or competing 
fisheries; industry agreement; fishing or processing rates; and other 
relevant information.
    (iii) 2005 and 2006 primary whiting seasons. After the start of a 
primary season for a sector of the whiting fishery, the season remains 
open for that sector until the quota is taken and the fishery season for 
that sector is closed by NMFS. In both 2005 and 2006, the primary 
seasons for the whiting fishery start on the same dates as follows:
    (A) Catcher/processor sector - May 15;
    (B) Mothership sector May 15;
    (C) Shore-based sector June 15 north of 42[deg] N. lat.; April 1 
between 42[deg] - 40[deg]30[min] N. lat.
    (2) South of 40[deg]30[min] N. lat. The primary season starts on 
April 15 south of 40[deg]30[min] N. lat.
    (3) 2005-2006 trip limits in the whiting fishery. The ``per trip'' 
limit for whiting before and after the regular (primary) season for the 
shore-based sector is announced in Table 4 of this subpart, and is a 
routine management measure under Sec. 660.370(c). This trip limit 
includes any whiting caught shoreward of 100 fathoms (183 m) in the 
Eureka, CA area. The ``per trip'' limit for other groundfish species 
before, during and after the regular (primary) season are announced in 
Table 3 (North) and Table 3 (South) of this subpart and apply as 
follows:
    (i) During the groundfish cumulative limit periods both before and 
after the primary whiting season, vessels may use either small and/or 
large footrope gear, but are subject to the more restrictive trip limits 
for those entire cumulative periods.
    (ii) During the primary whiting season for a sector of the fishery, 
then the midwater trip limits apply and are additive to the trip limits 
for other groundfish species for that fishing period (i.e., vessels are 
not constrained by the lower midwater limits and can harvest up to a 
footrope-specific trawl limit plus the midwater trawl limit per species 
or species group for that cumulative limit period).
    (4) 2005-2006 bycatch limits in the whiting fishery. The bycatch 
limits for the whiting fishery may be used inseason to close a sector or 
sectors of the whiting fishery to achieve the rebuilding of an 
overfished or depleted stock, under routine management measure authority 
at Sec. 660.370 (c)(1)(ii). These limits are routine management 
measures under Sec. 660.370 (c) and, as such, may be adjusted inseason 
or may have new species added to the list of those with bycatch limits. 
For 2005, the whiting fishery bycatch limits for the sectors identified 
Sec. 660.323(a) are 4.7 mt of canary rockfish and 212 mt of widow 
rockfish. For 2006, the whiting fishery bycatch limits are 4.7 mt of 
canary rockfish, 200 mt of widow rockfish, and 25 mt of darkblotched 
rockfish.
    (c) Closed areas. Pacific whiting may not be taken and retained in 
the following portions of the fishery management area:
    (1) Klamath River Salmon Conservation Zone. The ocean area 
surrounding the Klamath River mouth bounded on the north by 
41[deg]38[min]48[sec] N. lat. (approximately 6 nm north of the Klamath 
River mouth), on the west by 124[deg]23[min] W.

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long. (approximately 12 nm from shore), and on the south by 
41[deg]26[min]48[sec] N. lat. (approximately 6 nm south of the Klamath 
River mouth).
    (2) Columbia River Salmon Conservation Zone. The ocean area 
surrounding the Columbia River mouth bounded by a line extending for 6 
nm due west from North Head along 46[deg]18[min] N. lat. to 
124[deg]13[min]18[sec] W. long., then southerly along a line of 167 True 
to 46[deg]11[min]06[sec] N. lat. and 124[deg]11[min] W. long. (Columbia 
River Buoy), then northeast along Red Buoy Line to the tip of the south 
jetty.
    (d) Eureka area trip limits. Trip landing or frequency limits may be 
established, modified, or removed under Sec. 660.370 or Sec. 660.373, 
specifying the amount of Pacific whiting that may be taken and retained, 
possessed, or landed by a vessel that, at any time during a fishing 
trip, fished in the fishery management area shoreward of the 100-fathom 
(183-m) contour (as shown on NOAA Charts 18580, 18600, and 18620) in the 
Eureka area (from 43[deg]00[min] to 40[deg]30[min] N. lat.).
    (1) 2005-2006 whiting trip limits. No more than 10,000 lb (4,536 kg) 
of whiting may be taken and retained, possessed, or landed by a vessel 
that, at any time during a fishing trip, fished in the fishery 
management area shoreward of the 100 fm (183 m) contour (as shown on 
NOAA Charts 18580, 18600, and 18620) in the Eureka management area 
(defined at Sec. 660.302).
    (2) [Reserved]
    (e) At-sea processing. Whiting may not be processed at sea south of 
42[deg]00[min] N. lat. (Oregon-California border), unless by a waste-
processing vessel as authorized under paragraph (i) of this section.
    (f) Time of day. Pacific whiting may not be taken and retained by 
any vessel in the fishery management area south of 42[deg]00[min] N. 
lat. between 0001 hours to one-half hour after official sunrise (local 
time). During this time south of 42[deg]00[min] N. lat., trawl doors 
must be on board any vessel used to fish for whiting and the trawl must 
be attached to the trawl doors. Official sunrise is determined, to the 
nearest 5[deg] lat., in The Nautical Almanac issued annually by the 
Nautical Almanac Office, U.S. Naval Observatory, and available from the 
U.S. Government Printing Office.
    (g) Bycatch reduction and full utilization program for at-sea 
processors (optional). If a catcher/processor or mothership in the 
whiting fishery carries more than one NMFS-approved observer for at 
least 90 percent of the fishing days during a cumulative trip limit 
period, then groundfish trip limits may be exceeded without penalty for 
that cumulative trip limit period, if the conditions in paragraph (g)(1) 
of this section are met. For purposes of this program, ``fishing day'' 
means a 24-hour period, from 0001 hours through 2400 hours, local time, 
in which fishing gear is retrieved or catch is received by the vessel, 
and will be determined from the vessel's observer data, if available. 
Changes to the number of observers required for a vessel to participate 
in the program will be announced prior to the start of the fishery, 
generally concurrent with the harvest specifications and management 
measures. Groundfish consumed on board the vessel must be within any 
applicable trip limit and recorded as retained catch in any applicable 
logbook or report. [Note: For a mothership, non-whiting groundfish 
landings are limited by the cumulative landings limits of the catcher 
vessels delivering to that mothership.]
    (1) Conditions. Conditions for participating in the voluntary full 
utilization program are as follows:
    (i) All catch must be made available to the observers for sampling 
before it is sorted by the crew.
    (ii) Any retained catch in excess of cumulative trip limits must 
either be: Converted to meal, mince, or oil products, which may then be 
sold; or donated to a bona fide tax-exempt hunger relief organization 
(including food banks, food bank networks or food bank distributors), 
and the vessel operator must be able to provide a receipt for the 
donation of groundfish landed under this program from a tax-exempt 
hunger relief organization immediately upon the request of an authorized 
officer.
    (iii) No processor or catcher vessel may receive compensation or 
otherwise benefit from any amount in excess of a cumulative trip limit 
unless the overage is converted to meal, mince, or oil products. Amounts 
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cumulative trip limits may only be sold as meal, mince, or oil products.
    (iv) The vessel operator must contact the NMFS enforcement office 
nearest to the place of landing at least 24 hours before landing 
groundfish in excess of cumulative trip limits for distribution to a 
hunger relief agency. Cumulative trip limits and a list of NMFS 
enforcement offices are found on the NMFS, Northwest Region homepage at 
www.nwr.noaa.gov.
    (v) If the meal plant on board the whiting processing vessel breaks 
down, then no further overages may be retained for the rest of the 
cumulative trip limit period unless the overage is donated to a hunger 
relief organization.
    (vi) Prohibited species may not be retained.
    (vii) Donation of fish to a hunger relief organization must be noted 
in the transfer log (Product Transfer/Offloading Log (PTOL)), in the 
column for total value, by entering a value of ``0'' or ``donation,'' 
followed by the name of the hunger relief organization receiving the 
fish. Any fish or fish product that is retained in excess of trip limits 
under this rule, whether donated to a hunger relief organization or 
converted to meal, must be entered separately on the PTOL so that it is 
distinguishable from fish or fish products that are retained under trip 
limits. The information on the Mate's Receipt for any fish or fish 
product in excess of trip limits must be consistent with the information 
on the PTOL. The Mate's Receipt is an official document that states who 
takes possession of offloaded fish, and may be a Bill of Lading, 
Warehouse Receipt, or other official document that tracks the transfer 
of offloaded fish or fish product. The Mate's Receipt and PTOL must be 
made available for inspection upon request of an authorized officer 
throughout the cumulative limit period during which such landings 
occurred and for 15 days thereafter.
    (h) Additional restrictions on catcher/processors. (1) A catcher/
processor may receive fish from a catcher vessel, but that catch is 
counted against the catcher/processor allocation unless the catcher/
processor has been declared as a mothership under paragraph (h)(3) of 
this section.
    (2) A catcher/processor may not also act as a catcher vessel 
delivering unprocessed whiting to another processor in the same calendar 
year.
    (3) When renewing its limited entry permit each year under Sec. 
660.335, the owner of a catcher/processor used to take and retain 
whiting must declare if the vessel will operate solely as a mothership 
in the whiting fishery during the calendar year to which its limited 
entry permit applies. Any such declaration is binding on the vessel for 
the calendar year, even if the permit is transferred during the year, 
unless it is rescinded in response to a written request from the permit 
holder. Any request to rescind a declaration must be made by the permit 
holder and granted in writing by the Regional Administrator before any 
unprocessed whiting has been taken on board the vessel that calendar 
year.
    (i) Processing fish waste at sea. A vessel that processes only fish 
waste (a ``waste-processing vessel'') is not considered a whiting 
processor and therefore is not subject to the allocations, seasons, or 
restrictions for catcher/processors or motherships while it operates as 
a waste-processing vessel. However, no vessel may operate as a waste-
processing vessel 48 hours immediately before and after a primary season 
for whiting in which the vessel operates as a catcher/processor or 
mothership. A vessel must meet the following conditions to qualify as a 
waste-processing vessel:
    (1) The vessel makes meal (ground dried fish), oil, or minced 
(ground flesh) product, but does not make, and does not have on board, 
surimi (fish paste with additives), fillets (meat from the side of the 
fish, behind the head and in front of the tail), or headed and gutted 
fish (head and viscera removed).
    (2) The amount of whole whiting on board does not exceed the trip 
limit (if any) allowed under Sec. 660.370(c).
    (3) Any trawl net and doors on board are stowed in a secured and 
covered manner, and detached from all towing lines, so as to be rendered 
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    (4) The vessel does not receive codends containing fish.
    (5) The vessel's operations are consistent with applicable state and 
Federal law, including those governing disposal of fish waste at sea.

[69 FR 42353, July 15, 2004, as amended at 69 FR 57882, Sept. 28, 2004; 
69 FR 77033, Dec. 23, 2004; 70 FR 13119, Mar. 18, 2005; 70 FR 22812, May 
3, 2005; 70 FR 58071, Oct. 5, 2005; 71 FR 29262, May 22, 2006; 71 FR 
37844, July 3, 2006]



Sec. 660.380  Groundfish harvest specifications.

    Fishery specifications include ABCs, the designation of OYs (which 
may be represented by harvest guidelines (HGs) or quotas for species 
that need individual management,) and the allocation of commercial OYs 
between the open access and limited entry segments of the fishery. These 
specifications include fish caught in state ocean waters (0-3 nm 
offshore) as well as fish caught in the EEZ (3-200 nm offshore). 
Specifications and management measures are provided as Tables 1a and 1b, 
and 2a and 2b of this subpart.

[69 FR 77033, Dec. 23, 2004]



Sec. 660.381  Limited entry trawl fishery management measures.

    (a) General. Limited entry trawl vessels include those vessels 
registered to a limited entry permit with a trawl endorsement. Most 
species taken in limited entry trawl fisheries will be managed with 
cumulative trip limits (see trip limits in Tables 3 (North) and 3 
(South) of this subpart), size limits (see Sec. 660.370 (h)(5)), 
seasons (see Pacific whiting at Sec. 660.373), gear restrictions (see 
paragraph (b) of this section) and closed areas (see paragraph (d) of 
this section and Sec. Sec. 660.390 through 660.394). The trawl fishery 
has gear requirements and trip limits that differ by the type of trawl 
gear on board and the area fished. Federal commercial groundfish 
regulations are not intended to supersede any more restrictive state 
commercial groundfish regulations relating to federally-managed 
groundfish. Cowcod retention is prohibited in all fisheries and 
groundfish vessels operating south of Point Conception must adhere to 
CCA restrictions (see paragraph (d)(1) of this section and Sec. 
660.390). The trip limits in Table 3 (North) and Table 3 (South) of this 
subpart apply to vessels participating in the limited entry groundfish 
trawl fishery and may not be exceeded. Federal commercial groundfish 
regulations are not intended to supersede any more restrictive state 
commercial groundfish regulations relating to federally-managed 
groundfish.
    (b) Trawl gear requirements and restrictions. Trawl nets may be 
fished with or without otter boards, and may use warps or cables to herd 
fish.
    (1) Codends. Only single-walled codends may be used in any trawl. 
Double-walled codends are prohibited.
    (2) Mesh size. Groundfish trawl gear must meet the minimum mesh size 
requirements in this paragraph. Mesh size requirements apply throughout 
the net. Minimum trawl mesh sizes are: bottom trawl, 4.5 inches (11.4 
cm); midwater trawl, 3.0 inches (7.6 cm). Minimum trawl mesh size 
requirements are met if a 20-gauge stainless steel wedge, less one 
thickness of the metal wedge, can be passed with only thumb pressure 
through at least 16 of 20 sets of two meshes each of wet mesh.
    (3) Chafing gear. Chafing gear may encircle no more than 50 percent 
of the net's circumference. No section of chafing gear may be longer 
than 50 meshes of the net to which it is attached. Chafing gear may be 
used only on the last 50 meshes of a small footrope trawl, measured from 
the terminal (closed) end of the codend. Except at the corners, the 
terminal end of each section of chafing gear on all trawl gear must not 
be connected to the net. (The terminal end is the end farthest from the 
mouth of the net.) Chafing gear must be attached outside any riblines 
and restraining straps. There is no limit on the number of sections of 
chafing gear on a net.
    (4) Large footrope trawl gear. Large footrope gear is bottom trawl 
gear with a footrope diameter larger than 8 inches (20 cm) (including 
rollers, bobbins or other material encircling or tied along the length 
of the footrope).
    (5) Small footrope trawl gear. Small footrope gear is bottom trawl 
gear with a footrope diameter of 8 inches (20 cm) or smaller (including 
rollers, bobbins or other material encircling or tied along the length 
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lines or ropes that run parallel to the footrope may not be augmented 
with material encircling or tied along their length such that they have 
a diameter larger than 8 inches (20 cm). For enforcement purposes, the 
footrope will be measured in a straight line from the outside edge to 
the opposite outside edge at the widest part on any individual part, 
including any individual disk, roller, bobbin, or any other device.
    (i) Selective flatfish trawl gear is a type of small footrope trawl 
gear. The selective flatfish trawl net must be a two-seamed net with no 
more than two riblines, excluding the codend. The breastline may not be 
longer than 3 ft (0.92 m) in length. There may be no floats along the 
center third of the headrope or attached to the top panel except on the 
riblines. The footrope must be less than 105 ft (32.26 m) in length. The 
headrope must be not less than 30 percent longer than the footrope. An 
explanatory diagram of a selective flatfish trawl net is provided as 
Figure 1 of part 660, subpart G.
    (ii) [Reserved]
    (6) Midwater (or pelagic) trawl gear. Midwater trawl gear must have 
unprotected footropes at the trawl mouth, and must not have rollers, 
bobbins, tires, wheels, rubber discs, or any similar device anywhere on 
any part of the net. The footrope of midwater gear may not be enlarged 
by encircling it with chains or by any other means. Ropes or lines 
running parallel to the footrope of midwater trawl gear must be bare and 
may not be suspended with chains or any other materials. Sweep lines, 
including the bottom leg of the bridle, must be bare. For at least 20 ft 
(6.15 m) immediately behind the footrope or headrope, bare ropes or mesh 
of 16-inch (40.6-cm) minimum mesh size must completely encircle the net. 
A band of mesh (a ``skirt'') may encircle the net under transfer cables, 
lifting or splitting straps (chokers), but must be: over riblines and 
restraining straps; the same mesh size and coincide knot-to-knot with 
the net to which it is attached; and no wider than 16 meshes.
    (c) Cumulative trip limits and prohibitions by limited entry trawl 
gear type. Management measures may vary depending on the type of trawl 
gear (i.e., large footrope, small footrope, selective flatfish, or 
midwater trawl gear) used and/or on board a vessel during a fishing trip 
and the area fished. Trawl nets may be used on and off the seabed. For 
some species or species groups, Table 3 (North) and Table 3 (South) 
provide cumulative and/or trip limits that are specific to different 
types of trawl gear: large footrope, small footrope (including selective 
flatfish), selective flatfish, and midwater. If Table 3 (North) and 
Table 3 (South) provide gear specific limits for a particular species or 
species group, it is unlawful to take and retain, possess or land that 
species or species group with limited entry trawl gears other than those 
listed.
    (1) Large footrope trawl gear. It is unlawful for any vessel using 
large footrope gear to fish for groundfish shoreward of the RCAs defined 
at paragraph (d) of this section and at Sec. Sec. 660.390 through 
660.394. The use of large footrope gear is permitted seaward of the RCAs 
coastwide.
    (2) Small footrope trawl gear. North of 40[deg]10[min] N. lat., it 
is unlawful for any vessel using small footrope gear (except selective 
flatfish gear) to fish for groundfish or have small footrope trawl gear 
(except selective flatfish gear) onboard while fishing shoreward of the 
RCA defined at paragraph (d) of this section and at Sec. Sec. 660.390 
through 660.394. South of 40[deg]10[min] N. lat., small footrope gear is 
required shoreward of the RCA. Small footrope gear is permitted seaward 
of the RCA coastwide.
    (i) North of 40[deg]10[min] N. lat., selective flatfish gear is 
required shoreward of the RCA defined at paragraph (d) of this section 
and at Sec. Sec. 660.390 through 660.394. South of 40[deg]10[min] N. 
lat., selective flatfish gear is permitted, but not required, shoreward 
of the RCA. The use of selective flatfish trawl gear is permitted 
seaward of the RCA coastwide.
    (ii) [Reserved]
    (3) Midwater trawl gear. North of 40[deg]10[min] N. lat., midwater 
trawl gear is permitted only for vessels participating in the primary 
Pacific whiting fishery (for details on the Pacific whiting fishery see 
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the use of midwater trawl gear is prohibited shoreward of the RCA and 
permitted seaward of the RCA.
    (4) More than one type of trawl gear on board. The cumulative trip 
limits in Table 3 (North) or Table 3 (South) of this subpart must not be 
exceeded. A vessel that is trawling within a Groundfish Conservation 
Area (GCA) with trawl gear authorized for use within a GCA may not have 
any other type of trawl gear on board.
    (i) North of 40[deg]10[min] N. lat., a vessel may have more than one 
type of limited entry trawl gear on board, either simultaneously or 
successively, during a cumulative limit period. If a vessel fishes 
exclusively with selective flatfish trawl gear during an entire 
cumulative limit period, then the vessel is subject to the selective 
flatfish trawl gear cumulative limits during that limit period, 
regardless of whether the vessel is fishing shoreward or seaward of the 
RCA. If a vessel fishes exclusively with large or small footrope trawl 
gear during an entire cumulative limit period, the vessel is subject to 
the small or large footrope trawl gear cumulative limits and that vessel 
must fish seaward of the RCA during that limit period. If more than one 
type of bottom trawl gear (selective flatfish, large footrope, or small 
footrope) is on board, either simultaneously or successively, at any 
time during a cumulative limit period, then the most restrictive 
cumulative limit associated with the bottom trawl gears on board during 
that cumulative limit period applies for the entire cumulative limit 
period, regardless of whether the vessel is fishing shoreward or seaward 
of the RCA. Midwater trawl gear is allowed only for vessels 
participating in the primary whiting season. On non-whiting trips 
(defined as any fishing trip that takes, retains, possess, or lands less 
than 10,000 lb (4,536 kg) of whiting), vessels with both large footrope 
and midwater trawl gear on board during a trip are subject to the large 
footrope limits while fishing with large footrope gear seaward of the 
RCA.
    (ii) South of 40[deg]10[min] N. lat., a vessel may have more than 
one type of limited entry trawl gear on board, but the most restrictive 
trip limit associated with the gear on board applies for that trip and 
will count toward the cumulative limit for that gear. If a vessel has 
small footrope trawl gear on board, then it may not have any other trawl 
gear on board. For vessels using more than one type of trawl gear during 
a cumulative limit period, limits are additive up to the largest limit 
for the type of gear used during that period. (Example: If a vessel 
harvests 300 lb (136 kg) of chilipepper rockfish with small footrope 
gear, it may harvest up to 11,700 lb (5,209 kg) of chilipepper rockfish 
with large footrope gear during July and August.) If a vessel fishes 
north of 40[deg]10[min] N. lat. with either selective flatfish or small 
footrope gear onboard the vessel at any time during the cumulative limit 
period, the most restrictive trip limit associated with the gear on 
board applies for that trip and will count toward the cumulative trip 
limit for that gear.
    (d) Trawl Groundfish Conservation Areas (GCAs). A Groundfish 
Conservation Area (GCA), a type of closed area, is a geographic area 
defined by coordinates expressed in degrees of latitude and longitude. 
The following GCAs apply to vessels participating in the limited entry 
trawl fishery.
    (1) Cowcod Conservation Areas (CCAs). Vessels using limited entry 
trawl gear are prohibited from fishing within the CCAs. See Sec. 
660.390 for the coordinates that define the CCAs. Limited entry trawl 
vessels may transit through the Western CCA with their gear stowed and 
groundfish on board only in a corridor through the Western CCA bounded 
on the north by the latitude line at 33[deg]00.50[min] N. lat., and 
bounded on the south by the latitude line at 32[deg]59.50[min] N. lat. 
It is unlawful to take and retain, possess, or land groundfish within 
the CCAs, except as authorized in this paragraph, when those waters are 
open to fishing.
    (2) Farallon Islands. Under California law, commercial fishing for 
all groundfish is prohibited between the shoreline and the 10 fm (18 m) 
depth contour around the Farallon Islands. (See Sec. 660.390)
    (3) Cordell Banks. Commercial fishing for groundfish is prohibited 
in waters less than 100 fm (183 m) around Cordell Banks as defined by 
specific latitude and longitude coordinates at Sec. 660.390.

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[Note: California state regulations also prohibit fishing for all 
greenlings of the genus Hexagrammos, California sheephead and ocean 
whitefish in this area.]
    (4) Trawl rockfish conservation areas. The trawl RCAs are closed 
areas, defined by specific latitude and longitude coordinates designed 
to approximate specific depth contours, where fishing with limited entry 
trawl gear is prohibited.
    (i) Coastwide, it is unlawful to take and retain, possess, or land 
any species of fish taken with trawl gear within the trawl RCA, except 
as permitted for vessels participating in the primary whiting season. 
Throughout the year, boundaries for the trawl RCA are provided in Table 
3 (North) and Table 3 (South) of this subpart, and may be modified by 
NMFS inseason pursuant to Sec. 660.370(c). Trawl RCA boundaries are 
defined by specific latitude and longitude coordinates which are 
provided at Sec. Sec. 660.390 through 660.394.
    (ii) Trawl vessels may transit through the trawl RCA, with or 
without groundfish on board, provided all groundfish trawl gear is 
stowed either: below deck; or if the gear cannot readily be moved, in a 
secured and covered manner, detached from all towing lines, so that it 
is rendered unusable for fishing; or remaining on deck uncovered if the 
trawl doors are hung from their stanchions and the net is disconnected 
from the doors. These restrictions do not apply to vessels fishing with 
mid-water trawl gear for Pacific whiting or taking and retaining 
yellowtail rockfish or widow rockfish in association with Pacific 
whiting caught with mid-water trawl gear or to taking and retaining 
yellowtail or widow rockfish with mid-water trawl gear when trip limits 
are authorized for those species.
    (iii) If a vessel fishes in the trawl RCA, it may not participate in 
any fishing on that trip that is prohibited by the restrictions that 
apply within the trawl RCA. [For example, if a vessel participates in 
the pink shrimp fishery within the RCA, the vessel cannot on the same 
trip participate in the DTS fishery seaward of the RCA.] Nothing in 
these Federal regulations supercede any state regulations that may 
prohibit trawling shoreward of the 3-nm state waters boundary line.

[69 FR 77033, Dec. 23, 2004, as amended at 70 FR 16149, Mar. 30, 2005; 
70 FR 23045, May 4, 2005]



Sec. 660.382  Limited entry fixed gear fishery management measures.

    (a) General. Most species taken in limited entry fixed gear 
(longline and pot/trap) fisheries will be managed with cumulative trip 
limits (see trip limits in Tables 4 (North) and 4 (South) of this 
subpart), size limits (see Sec. 660.370(h)(5)), seasons (see trip 
limits in Tables 4 (North) and 4 (South) of this subpart and primary 
sablefish season details in Sec. 660.372(b)), gear restrictions (see 
paragraph (b) of this section), and closed areas (see paragraph (c) of 
this section and Sec. Sec. 660.390 through 660.394). Cowcod retention 
is prohibited in all fisheries and groundfish vessels operating south of 
Point Conception must adhere to CCA restrictions (see paragraph (c)(2) 
of this section and Sec. 660.390). Yelloweye rockfish and canary 
rockfish retention is prohibited in the limited entry fixed gear 
fisheries. Regulations governing and tier limits for the limited entry, 
fixed gear primary sablefish season north of 36[deg] N. lat. are found 
in Sec. 660.372. Vessels not participating in the primary sablefish 
season are subject to daily or weekly sablefish limits in addition to 
cumulative limits for each cumulative limit period. Only one sablefish 
landing per week may be made in excess of the daily trip limit and, if 
the vessel chooses to make a landing in excess of that daily trip limit, 
then that is the only sablefish landing permitted for that week. The 
trip limit for black rockfish caught with hook-and-line gear also 
applies, see Sec. 660.371. The trip limits in Table 4 (North) and Table 
4 (South) of this subpart apply to vessels participating in the limited 
entry groundfish fixed gear fishery and may not be exceeded. Federal 
commercial groundfish regulations are not intended to supersede any more 
restrictive state commercial groundfish regulations relating to 
federally-managed groundfish.
    (b) Gear Restrictions--(1) General. The following types of fishing 
gear are authorized in the limited entry fixed gear fishery, with the 
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in this section: longline and pot or trap. Vessels participating in the 
limited entry fixed gear fishery may also fish with open access gear 
subject to the gear restrictions at Sec. 660.383(b), but will be 
subject to the most restrictive trip limits for the gear used as 
specified at Sec. 660.370(h)(7).
    (2) Limited entry fixed gear. (i) Fixed gear (longline, trap or pot) 
must be:
    (A) Marked at the surface, at each terminal end, with a pole, flag, 
light, radar reflector, and a buoy.
    (B) Attended at least once every 7 days.
    (ii) A buoy used to mark fixed gear under paragraph (b)(2)(i)(A) of 
this section must be marked with a number clearly identifying the owner 
or operator of the vessel. The number may be either:
    (A) If required by applicable state law, the vessel's number, the 
commercial fishing license number, or buoy brand number; or
    (B) The vessel documentation number issued by the USCG, or, for an 
undocumented vessel, the vessel registration number issued by the state.
    (3) Traps or pots. Traps must have biodegradable escape panels 
constructed with 21 or smaller untreated cotton twine in such a manner 
that an opening at least 8 inches (20.3 cm) in diameter results when the 
twine deteriorates.
    (c) Groundfish Conservation Areas. A Groundfish Conservation Area 
(GCA), a type of closed area, is a geographic area defined by 
coordinates expressed in degrees latitude and longitude. The following 
GCAs apply to vessels participating in the limited entry fixed gear 
fishery.
    (1) Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Area. The latitude and longitude 
coordinates of the Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Area (YRCA) 
boundaries are specified at Sec. 660.390. The YRCA is designated as an 
area to be avoided (a voluntary closure) by commercial fixed gear 
fishermen.
    (2) Cowcod Conservation Areas. The latitude and longitude 
coordinates of the Cowcod Conservation Areas (CCAs) boundaries are 
specified at Sec. 660.390. Fishing with limited entry fixed gear is 
prohibited within the CCAs, except that fishing for ``other flatfish'' 
is permitted within the CCAs using no more than 12 hooks, ``Number 2'' 
or smaller, which measure no more than 11 mm (0.44 inches) point to 
shank, and up to two one lb (0.45 kg) weights per line. Fishing with 
limited entry fixed gear for rockfish and lingcod is permitted shoreward 
of the 20-fm (37-m) depth contour. It is unlawful to take and retain, 
possess, or land groundfish within the CCAs, except for species 
authorized in this paragraph caught according to gear requirements in 
this paragraph, when those waters are open to fishing. Commercial 
fishing vessels may transit through the Western CCA with their gear 
stowed and groundfish on board only in a corridor through the Western 
CCA bounded on the north by the latitude line at 33[deg]00.50[min] N. 
lat., and bounded on the south by the latitude line at 32[deg]59.50[min] 
N. lat.
    (3) Non-trawl Rockfish Conservation Areas. Fishing for groundfish 
with non-trawl gear (limited entry or open access longline and pot or 
trap, open access hook-and-line, gillnet, set net, trammel net and 
spear) is prohibited within the non-trawl rockfish conservation area 
(RCA), except that commercial fishing for ``other flatfish'' is 
permitted within the non-trawl RCA off California (between 42[deg] N. 
lat. south to the U.S./Mexico border) using no more than 12 hooks, 
``Number 2'' or smaller, which measure no more than 11 mm (0.44 inches) 
point to shank, and up to two one lb (0.45 kg) weights per line. It is 
unlawful to take and retain, possess, or land groundfish taken with non-
trawl gear within the non-trawl RCA, unless otherwise authorized in this 
section. Limited entry fixed gear vessels may transit through the non-
trawl RCA, with or without groundfish on board. These restrictions do 
not apply to vessels fishing for species other than groundfish with non-
trawl gear, although non-trawl vessels on a fishing trip for species 
other than groundfish that occurs within the non-trawl RCA may not 
retain any groundfish taken on that trip. If a vessel fishes in the non-
trawl RCA, it may not participate in any fishing on that trip that is 
prohibited by the restrictions that apply within the non-trawl RCA. [For 
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RCA, the vessel cannot on the same trip participate in the sablefish 
fishery outside of the RCA.] Boundaries for the non-trawl RCA throughout 
the year are provided in the header to Table 4 (North) and Table 4 
(South) of this subpart and may be modified by NMFS inseason pursuant to 
Sec. 660.370(c). Non-trawl RCA boundaries are defined by specific 
latitude and longitude coordinates and are provided at Sec. Sec. 
660.390 through 660.394.
    (4) Farallon Islands. Under California law, commercial fishing for 
all groundfish is prohibited between the shoreline and the 10-fm (18-m) 
depth contour around the Farallon Islands, except that commercial 
fishing for ``other flatfish'' is permitted around the Farallon Islands 
using no more than 12 hooks, ``Number 2'' or smaller, which measure no 
more than 11 mm (0.44 inches) point to shank, and up to two one lb (0.45 
kg) weights per line. (See Table 4 (South) of this subpart.) For a 
definition of the Farallon Islands, see Sec. 660.390.
    (5) Cordell Banks. Commercial fishing for groundfish is prohibited 
in waters less than 100 fm (183 m) around Cordell Banks as defined by 
specific latitude and longitude coordinates at Sec. 660.390, except 
that commercial fishing for ``other flatfish'' is permitted around 
Cordell Banks using no more than 12 hooks, ``Number 2'' or smaller, 
which measure no more than 11 mm (0.44 inches) point to shank, and up to 
two one lb (0.45 kg) weights per line. [Note: California state 
regulations also prohibit fishing for all greenlings of the genus 
Hexagrammos, California sheephead and ocean whitefish in this area.]

[69 FR 77035, Dec. 23, 2004, as amended at 71 FR 24604, Apr. 26, 2006]



Sec. 660.383  Open access fishery management measures.

    (a) General. Groundfish species taken in open access fisheries will 
be managed with cumulative trip limits (see trip limits in Tables 5 
(North) and 5 (South) of this subpart), size limits (see Sec. 
660.370(h)(5)), seasons, gear restrictions (see paragraph (b) of this 
section), and closed areas (see paragraph (c) of this section and 
Sec. Sec. 660.390 through 660.394). Unless otherwise specified, a 
vessel operating in the open access fishery is subject to, and must not 
exceed any trip limit, frequency limit, and/or size limit for the open 
access fishery. Cowcod retention is prohibited in all fisheries and 
groundfish vessels operating south of Point Conception must adhere to 
CCA restrictions (see paragraph (c)(2) of this section and Sec. 
660.390). Retention of yelloweye rockfish and canary rockfish is 
prohibited in all open access fisheries. For information on the open 
access daily/weekly trip limit fishery for sablefish, see Sec. 
660.372(c) and the trip limits in Tables 5 (North) and 5 (South) of this 
subpart. Open access vessels are subject to daily or weekly sablefish 
limits in addition to cumulative limits for each cumulative limit 
period. Only one sablefish landing per week may be made in excess of the 
daily trip limit and, if the vessel chooses to make a landing in excess 
of that daily trip limit, then that is the only sablefish landing 
permitted for that week. The trip limit for black rockfish caught with 
hook-and-line gear also applies, see Sec. 660.371. The trip limits in 
Table 5 (North) and Table 5 (South) of this subpart apply to vessels 
participating in the open access fisheries and may not be exceeded. 
Federal commercial groundfish regulations are not intended to supersede 
any more restrictive state commercial groundfish regulations relating to 
federally managed groundfish.
    (b) Gear restrictions. Open access gear is gear used to take and 
retain groundfish from a vessel that does not have a valid permit for 
the Pacific Coast groundfish fishery with an endorsement for the gear 
used to harvest the groundfish. This includes longline, trap, pot, hook-
and-line (fixed or mobile), setnet (anchored gillnet or trammel net, 
which are permissible south of 38[deg] N. lat. only), spear and non-
groundfish trawl gear (trawls used to target non-groundfish species: 
pink shrimp or ridgeback prawns, and, south of Pt. Arena, CA 
(38[deg]57.50[min] N. lat.), California halibut or sea cucumbers). 
Restrictions for gears used in the open access fisheries are as follows:
    (1) Non-groundfish trawl gear. Non-groundfish trawl gear is any 
trawl gear other than limited entry groundfish trawl gear as described 
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and as defined at Sec. 660.302 for trawl vessels with limited entry 
groundfish permits. Non-groundfish trawl gear is generally trawl gear 
used to target pink shrimp, ridgeback prawn, California halibut and sea 
cucumber. Non-groundfish trawl gear is exempt from the limited entry 
trawl gear restrictions at Sec. 660.381(b).
    (2) Fixed gear. (i) Fixed gear (longline, trap or pot, set net and 
stationary hook-and-line gear, including commercial vertical hook-and-
line gear) must be:
    (A) Marked at the surface, at each terminal end, with a pole, flag, 
light, radar reflector, and a buoy except as provided in paragraph 
(b)(3)(ii) of this section.
    (B) Attended at least once every 7 days.
    (ii) Commercial vertical hook-and-line gear that is closely tended 
may be marked only with a single buoy of sufficient size to float the 
gear. ``Closely tended'' means that a vessel is within visual sighting 
distance or within 0.25 nm (463 m) as determined by electronic 
navigational equipment, of its commercial vertical hook-and-line gear.
    (iii) A buoy used to mark fixed gear under paragraph (b)(3)(i)(A) or 
(b)(3)(ii) of this section must be marked with a number clearly 
identifying the owner or operator of the vessel. The number may be 
either:
    (A) If required by applicable state law, the vessel's number, the 
commercial fishing license number, or buoy brand number; or
    (B) The vessel documentation number issued by the USCG, or, for an 
undocumented vessel, the vessel registration number issued by the state.
    (3) Set nets. Fishing for groundfish with set nets is prohibited in 
the fishery management area north of 38[deg]00.00[min] N. lat.
    (4) Traps or pots. Traps must have biodegradable escape panels 
constructed with 21 or smaller untreated cotton twine in such a manner 
that an opening at least 8 inches (20.3 cm) in diameter results when the 
twine deteriorates.
    (5) Spears. Spears may be propelled by hand or by mechanical means.
    (c) Open Access Groundfish Conservation Areas. A Groundfish 
Conservation Area (GCA), a type of closed area, is a geographic area 
defined by coordinates expressed in degrees latitude and longitude. The 
following GCAs apply to participants in the open access fishery.
    (1) Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Area. The latitude and longitude 
coordinates of the Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Area (YRCA) 
boundaries are specified at Sec. 660.390. The YRCA is designated as an 
area to be avoided (a voluntary closure) by commercial fixed gear 
fishermen.
    (2) Cowcod Conservation Areas. The latitude and longitude 
coordinates of the Cowcod Conservation Areas (CCAs) boundaries are 
specified at Sec. 660.390. Fishing with open access gear is prohibited 
within the CCAs, except that fishing for ``other flatfish'' is permitted 
within the CCAs using no more than 12 hooks, ``Number 2'' or smaller, 
which measure no more than 11 mm (0.44 inches) point to shank, and up to 
two 1-lb (0.45-kg) weights per line. Fishing with open access gear, 
except trawl gear, for rockfish and lingcod is permitted shoreward of 
the 20-fm (37-m) depth contour. It is unlawful to take and retain, 
possess, or land groundfish within the CCAs, except for species 
authorized in this paragraph caught according to gear requirements in 
this paragraph, when those waters are open to fishing. Commercial 
fishing vessels may transit through the Western CCA with their gear 
stowed and groundfish on board only in a corridor through the Western 
CCA bounded on the north by the latitude line at 33[deg]00.50[min] N. 
lat., and bounded on the south by the latitude line at 32[deg]59.50[min] 
N. lat.
    (3) Non-trawl Rockfish Conservation Areas for the open access 
fisheries. Fishing for groundfish with non-trawl gear (limited entry or 
open access longline and pot or trap, open access hook-and-line, 
gillnet, set net, trammel net and spear) is prohibited within the non-
trawl rockfish conservation area (RCA), except that commercial fishing 
for ``other flatfish'' is permitted within the non-trawl RCA off 
California (between 42[deg] N. lat. south to the U.S./Mexico border) 
using no more than 12 hooks, ``Number 2'' or smaller, which measure no 
more than 11 mm (0.44 inches) point to shank, and up to two

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1-lb (0.45-kg) weights per line. It is unlawful to take and retain, 
possess, or land groundfish taken with non-trawl gear within the non-
trawl RCA, unless otherwise authorized in this section. Open access non-
trawl gear vessels may transit through the non-trawl RCA, with or 
without groundfish on board. These restrictions do not apply to vessels 
fishing for species other than groundfish with non-trawl gear, although 
non-trawl vessels on a fishing trip for species other than groundfish 
that occurs within the non-trawl RCA may not retain any groundfish taken 
on that trip. If a vessel fishes in the non-trawl RCA, it may not 
participate in any fishing on that trip that is prohibited by the 
restrictions that apply within the non-trawl RCA. Retention of 
groundfish caught by salmon troll gear is prohibited in the designated 
RCAs, except that salmon trollers may retain yellowtail rockfish caught 
both inside and outside the non-trawl RCA subject to the limits in 
Tables 5 (North) and 5 (South) of this subpart. Boundaries for the non-
trawl RCA throughout the year are provided in the open access trip limit 
tables, Table 5 (North) and Table 5(South) of this subpart and may be 
modified by NMFS inseason pursuant to Sec. 660.370(c). Non-trawl RCA 
boundaries are defined by specific latitude and longitude coordinates 
which are specified at Sec. Sec. 660.390 through 660.394.
    (4) Non-groundfish Trawl Rockfish Conservation Areas for the open 
access non-groundfish trawl fisheries. (i) Fishing with any non-
groundfish trawl gear in the open access fisheries is prohibited within 
the non-groundfish trawl RCA coastwide, except as authorized in this 
paragraph. Trawlers operating in the open access fisheries with legal 
groundfish trawl gear are considered to be operating in the non-
groundfish trawl fishery and are, therefore, prohibited from fishing in 
the non-groundfish trawl RCA. Coastwide, it is unlawful to take and 
retain, possess, or land any species of fish taken with non-groundfish 
trawl gear within the non-groundfish trawl RCA, except as permitted in 
this paragraph for vessels participating in the pink shrimp and 
ridgeback prawn trawl fisheries. Boundaries for the non-groundfish trawl 
RCA throughout the year in the open access fishery are provided in Table 
5 (North) and Table 5 (South) of this subpart and may be modified by 
NMFS inseason pursuant to Sec. 660.370(c). Non-groundfish trawl RCA 
boundaries are defined by specific latitude and longitude coordinates 
which are specified below at Sec. Sec. 660.390 through 660.394. The 
non-groundfish trawl RCA is closed coastwide to open access non-
groundfish trawl fishing, except as follows:
    (A) Pink shrimp trawling is permitted in the non-groundfish trawl 
RCA, and
    (B) When the shoreward line of the non-groundfish trawl RCA is 
shallower than 100-fm (183-m), the ridgeback prawn trawl fishery south 
of 34[deg]27.00[min] N. lat. may operate out to the 100-fm (183-m) 
boundary line specified at Sec. 660.393 (i.e., the shoreward boundary 
of the non-groundfish trawl RCA is at the 100-fm (183-m) boundary line 
all year for the ridgeback prawn trawl fishery in this area).
    (ii) For the non-groundfish trawl gear fisheries, non-groundfish 
trawl RCAs, if applicable, are generally described in the non-groundfish 
trawl gear sections at the bottom of Tables 5 (North) and 5 (South) of 
this subpart. Retention of groundfish caught by non-groundfish trawl 
gear is prohibited in the designated RCAs, except that:
    (A) pink shrimp trawl may retain groundfish caught both within and 
shoreward and seaward of the non-groundfish trawl RCA subject to the 
limits in Tables 5 (North) and 5 (South) of this subpart, and
    (B) South of 34 27[min] N. lat., ridgeback prawn trawl may retain 
groundfish caught both within the non-groundfish trawl RCA out to 100-fm 
(183-m) when the shoreward boundary of the non-groundfish trawl RCA is 
shallower than 100-fm (183-m) (i.e., the shoreward boundary of the non-
groundfish trawl RCA is at the 100-fm (183-m) boundary line all year for 
the ridgeback prawn trawl fishery in this area) and shoreward and 
seaward of the non-groundfish trawl RCA subject to the limits in Tables 
5 (North) and 5 (South) of this subpart.
    (iii) If a vessel fishes in the non-groundfish trawl RCA, it may not 
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is prohibited by the restrictions that apply within the non-groundfish 
trawl RCA. [For example, if a vessel participates in the pink shrimp 
fishery within the RCA, the vessel cannot on the same trip participate 
in the DTS fishery seaward of the RCA.] Nothing in these Federal 
regulations supercedes any state regulations that may prohibit trawling 
shoreward of the 3-nm state waters boundary line.
    (5) Farallon Islands. Under California law, commercial fishing for 
all groundfish is prohibited between the shoreline and the 10-fm (18-m) 
depth contour around the Farallon Islands, except that commercial 
fishing for ``other flatfish'' is permitted around the Farallon Islands 
using no more than 12 hooks, ``Number 2'' or smaller, which measure no 
more than 11 mm (0.44 inches) point to shank, and up to two 1-lb (0.45-
kg) weights per line. (See Table 5 (South) of this subpart.) For a 
definition of the Farallon Islands, see Sec. 660.390.
    (6) Cordell Banks. Commercial fishing for groundfish is prohibited 
in waters less than 100 fm (183 m) around Cordell Banks as defined by 
specific latitude and longitude coordinates at Sec. 660.390, except 
that commercial fishing for ``other flatfish'' is permitted around 
Cordell Banks using no more than 12 hooks, ``Number 2'' or smaller, 
which measure no more than 11 mm (0.44 inches) point to shank, and up to 
two 1-lb (0.45-kg) weights per line. [Note: California state regulations 
also prohibit fishing for all greenlings of the genus Hexagrammos, 
California sheephead and ocean whitefish in this area.]
    (d) Groundfish taken with non-groundfish trawl gear by vessels 
engaged in fishing for ridgeback prawns, California halibut, or sea 
cucumbers. Trip limits for groundfish retained in the ridgeback prawn, 
California halibut, or sea cucumber fisheries are in the open access 
trip limit table, Table 5 (South) of this subpart. The table also 
generally describes the RCAs for vessels participating in these 
fisheries.
    (1) Participation in the ridgeback prawn fishery. A trawl vessel 
will be considered participating in the ridgeback prawn fishery if:
    (i) It is not fishing under a valid Federal limited entry groundfish 
permit issued under Sec. 660.333 for trawl gear; and
    (ii) The landing includes ridgeback prawns taken in accordance with 
California Fish and Game Code, section 8595, which states: ``Prawns or 
shrimp may be taken for commercial purposes with a trawl net, subject to 
Article 10 (commencing with Section 8830) of Chapter 3.''
    (2) Participation in the California halibut fishery. A trawl vessel 
will be considered participating in the California halibut fishery if:
    (i) It is not fishing under a valid Federal limited entry groundfish 
permit issued under Sec. 660.333 for trawl gear;
    (ii) All fishing on the trip takes place south of Pt. Arena, CA 
(38[deg]57.50[min] N. lat.); and
    (iii) The landing includes California halibut of a size required by 
California Fish and Game Code section 8392(a), which states: ``No 
California halibut may be taken, possessed or sold which measures less 
than 22 in (56 cm) in total length, unless it weighs 4 lb (1.8144 kg) or 
more in the round, 3 and one-half lbs (1.587 kg) or more dressed with 
the head on, or 3 lbs (1.3608 kg) or more dressed with the head off. 
Total length means the shortest distance between the tip of the jaw or 
snout, whichever extends farthest while the mouth is closed, and the tip 
of the longest lobe of the tail, measured while the halibut is lying 
flat in natural repose, without resort to any force other than the 
swinging or fanning of the tail.''
    (3) Participation in the sea cucumber fishery. A trawl vessel will 
be considered to be participating in the sea cucumber fishery if:
    (i) It is not fishing under a valid Federal limited entry groundfish 
permit issued under Sec. 660.333 for trawl gear;
    (ii) All fishing on the trip takes place south of Pt. Arena, CA 
(38[deg]57.50[min] N. lat.); and
    (iii) The landing includes sea cucumbers taken in accordance with 
California Fish and Game Code, section 8405, which requires a permit 
issued by the State of California.

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    (e) Groundfish taken with non-groundfish trawl gear by vessels 
engaged in fishing for pink shrimp. Trip limits for groundfish retained 
in the pink shrimp fishery are in Tables 5 (North) and 5 (South) of this 
subpart. Notwithstanding Sec. 660.370(h)(7), a vessel that takes and 
retains pink shrimp and also takes and retains groundfish in either the 
limited entry or another open access fishery during the same applicable 
cumulative limit period that it takes and retains pink shrimp (which may 
be 1 month or 2 months, depending on the fishery and the time of year), 
may retain the larger of the two limits, but only if the limit(s) for 
each gear or fishery are not exceeded when operating in that fishery or 
with that gear. The limits are not additive; the vessel may not retain a 
separate trip limit for each fishery.

[69 FR 77036, Dec. 23, 2004, as amended at 70 FR 38599, July 5, 2005; 70 
FR 65862, Nov. 1, 2005; 71 FR 8497, Feb. 17, 2006; 71 FR 24605, Apr. 26, 
2006]



Sec. 660.384  Recreational fishery management measures.

    (a) General. Federal recreational groundfish regulations are not 
intended to supersede any more restrictive state recreational groundfish 
regulations relating to federally-managed groundfish. The bag limits 
include fish taken in both state and Federal waters.
    (b) Gear restrictions. The only types of fishing gear authorized for 
recreational fishing are hook-and-line and spear. Spears may be 
propelled by hand or by mechanical means. More fishery-specific gear 
restrictions may be required by state as noted in paragraph (c) of this 
section (e.g. California's recreational ``other flatfish'' fishery).
    (c) State-specific recreational fishery management measures. Federal 
recreational groundfish regulations are not intended to supersede any 
more restrictive State recreational groundfish regulations relating to 
federally-managed groundfish. Off the coast of Washington, Oregon, and 
California, boat limits apply, whereby each fisher aboard a vessel may 
continue to use angling gear until the combined daily limits of 
groundfish for all licensed and juvenile anglers aboard has been 
attained (additional state restrictions on boat limits may apply).
    (1) Washington. For each person engaged in recreational fishing off 
the coast of Washington, the groundfish bag limit is 15 groundfish per 
day, including rockfish and lingcod, and is open year-round (except for 
lingcod). In the Pacific halibut fisheries, retention of groundfish is 
governed in part by annual management measures for Pacific halibut 
fisheries, which are published in the Federal Register. South of 
Leadbetter Point, WA to the Washington/Oregon border, when Pacific 
halibut are onboard the vessel, no groundfish may be taken and retained, 
possessed or landed, except sablefish and Pacific cod. The following 
sublimits and closed areas apply:
    (i) Recreational Groundfish Conservation Areas off Washington.
    (A) Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Area. Recreational fishing for 
groundfish and halibut is prohibited within the YRCA. It is unlawful for 
recreational fishing vessels to take, retain, possess, or land 
groundfish within the YRCA. The YRCA is defined by latitude and 
longitude coordinates specified at Sec. 660.390.
    (B) Recreational Rockfish Conservation Area. Fishing for groundfish 
with recreational gear is prohibited within the recreational RCA. It is 
unlawful to take and retain, possess, or land groundfish taken with 
recreational gear within the recreational RCA. A vessel fishing in the 
recreational RCA may not be in possession of any groundfish. [For 
example, if a vessel participates in the recreational salmon fishery 
within the RCA, the vessel cannot be in possession of groundfish while 
in the RCA. The vessel may, however, on the same trip fish for and 
retain groundfish shoreward of the RCA on the return trip to port.]
    (1) Between the U.S. border with Canada and the Queets River and 
from May 22 through September 30, 2006, taking and retaining, possessing 
or landing, any rockfish or lingcod in the EEZ is prohibited, except on 
days when the Pacific halibut fishery is open in this area. Days open to 
Pacific halibut recreational fishing off Washington are announced on the 
NMFS hotline at (206)526-6667 or (800)662-9825.

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    (2) Between the Queets River and Leadbetter Point, recreational 
fishing for rockfish and lingcod is prohibited seaward of a boundary 
line approximating the 30 fm (55 m) depth contour from April 11, 2006 
through June 15, 2006. Coordinates for the boundary line approximating 
the 30 fm (55 m) depth contour are listed in Sec. 660.391.
    (ii) Rockfish. In areas of the EEZ seaward of Washington that are 
open to recreational groundfish fishing, there is a 10 rockfish per day 
bag limit. Taking and retaining canary rockfish and yelloweye rockfish 
is prohibited.
    (iii) Lingcod. Recreational fishing for lingcod is open between the 
closest Saturday to March 15 through the closest Saturday to October 15. 
For 2005, the lingcod season will be open from March 12 through October 
15. For 2006, the lingcod season will be open from March 18 through 
October 14. In areas of the EEZ seaward of Washington that are open to 
recreational groundfish fishing and when the recreational season for 
lingcod is open, there is a bag limit of 2 lingcod per day, which may be 
no smaller than 24 in (61 cm) total length.
    (2) Oregon--(i) Recreational Groundfish Conservation Areas off 
Oregon. Fishing for groundfish with recreational gear is prohibited 
within the recreational RCA, a type of closed area or GCA. It is 
unlawful to take and retain, possess, or land groundfish taken with 
recreational gear within the recreational RCA. A vessel fishing in the 
recreational RCA may not be in possession of any groundfish. [For 
example, if a vessel participates in the recreational salmon fishery 
within the RCA, the vessel cannot be in possession of groundfish while 
in the RCA. The vessel may, however, on the same trip fish for and 
retain groundfish shoreward of the RCA on the return trip to port.] Off 
Oregon, from June 1 through September 30, recreational fishing for 
groundfish is prohibited seaward of a recreational RCA boundary line 
approximating the 40-fm (73-m) depth contour. Coordinates for the 
boundary line approximating the 40-fm (73-m) depth contour are listed at 
Sec. 660.391. Recreational fishing for all groundfish may be prohibited 
inseason seaward of the 20-fm (37-m) depth contour or seaward of a 
boundary line approximating the 30-fm (55-m) depth contour. If the 
closure seaward of the 20-fm (37-m) depth contour or a boundary line 
approximating the 30-fm (55-m) depth contour is implemented inseason, a 
document will be published in the Federal Register pursuant to Sec. 
660.370(c). Coordinates for the boundary line approximating the 30-fm 
(55-m) depth contour are listed at Sec. 660.391.
    (ii) Seasons. Recreational fishing for groundfish is open from 
January 1 through December 31, subject to the closed areas described in 
paragraph (c)(2) of this section.
    (iii) Bag limits, size limits. The bag limits for each person 
engaged in recreational fishing in the EEZ seaward of Oregon are two 
lingcod per day, which may be no smaller than 24 in (61 cm) total 
length; and 6 marine fish per day, which excludes Pacific halibut, 
salmonids, tuna, perch species, sturgeon, sanddabs, lingcod, striped 
bass, hybrid bass, offshore pelagic species and baitfish (herring, 
smelt, anchovies and sardines), but which includes rockfish, greenling, 
cabezon and other groundfish species. In the Pacific halibut fisheries, 
retention of groundfish is governed in part by annual management 
measures for Pacific halibut fisheries, which are published in the 
Federal Register. Between the Oregon border with Washington and Cape 
Falcon, when Pacific halibut are onboard the vessel, groundfish may not 
be taken and retained, possessed or landed, except sablefish and Pacific 
cod. Between Cape Falcon and Humbug Mountain, during days open to the 
Oregon Central Coast ``all-depth'' sport halibut fishery, when Pacific 
halibut are onboard the vessel, no groundfish may be taken and retained, 
possessed or landed, except sablefish. ``All-depth'' season days are 
established in the annual management measures for Pacific halibut 
fisheries, which are published in the Federal Register and are announced 
on the NMFS halibut hotline, 1-800-662-9825. The minimum size limit for 
cabezon retained in the recreational fishery is 16 in (41 cm) and for 
greenling is 10 in (26 cm). Taking and retaining canary rockfish and 
yelloweye rockfish is prohibited at all times and in all areas.

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    (3) California. Seaward of California, California law provides that, 
in times and areas when the recreational fishery is open, there is a 20-
fish bag limit for all species of finfish, within which no more than 10 
fish of any one species may be taken or possessed by any one person. 
[Note: There are some exceptions to this rule. The following groundfish 
species are not subject to a bag limit: petrale sole, Pacific sanddab 
and starry flounder.] California state law may provide regulations 
similar to Federal regulations for the following state-managed species: 
ocean whitefish, California sheephead, and all greenlings of the genus 
Hexagrammos. Kelp greenling is the only federally-managed greenling. 
Retention of cowcod, yelloweye rockfish, and canary rockfish is 
prohibited in the recreational fishery seaward of California all year in 
all areas. For each person engaged in recreational fishing in the EEZ 
seaward of California, the following closed areas, seasons, bag limits, 
and size limits apply:
    (i) Recreational Groundfish Conservation Areas off California. A 
Groundfish Conservation Area (GCA), a type of closed area, is a 
geographic area defined by coordinates expressed in degrees latitude and 
longitude. The following GCAs apply to participants in California's 
recreational fishery.
    (A) Recreational Rockfish Conservation Areas. The recreational RCAs 
are areas that are closed to recreational fishing for groundfish. 
Fishing for groundfish with recreational gear is prohibited within the 
recreational RCA, except that recreational fishing for ``other 
flatfish'' is permitted within the recreational RCA as specified in 
paragraph (c)(3)(iv) of this section. It is unlawful to take and retain, 
possess, or land groundfish taken with recreational gear within the 
recreational RCA, unless otherwise authorized in this section. A vessel 
fishing in the recreational RCA may not be in possession of any species 
prohibited by the restrictions that apply within the recreational RCA. 
[For example, if a vessel participates in the recreational salmon 
fishery within the RCA, the vessel cannot be in possession of rockfish 
while in the RCA. The vessel may, however, on the same trip fish for and 
retain rockfish shoreward of the RCA on the return trip to port.]
    (1) Between 42[deg] N. lat. (California/Oregon border) and 
40[deg]10.00[min] N. lat., recreational fishing for all groundfish 
(except ``other flatfish'' as specified in paragraph (c)(3)(iv) of this 
section) is prohibited seaward of a boundary line approximating the 30-
fm (55-m) depth contour along the mainland coast and along islands and 
offshore seamounts from May 1 through December 31; and is closed 
entirely from January 1 through April 30 (i.e., prohibited seaward of 
the shoreline). Coordinates for the boundary line approximating the 30-
fm (55-m) depth contour are specified in Sec. 660.391.
    (2) Between 40[deg]10[min] N. lat. and 36[deg] N. lat., recreational 
fishing for all groundfish (except ``other flatfish'') is prohibited 
seaward of the 30 fm (55 m) depth contour along the mainland coast and 
along islands and offshore seamounts from July 1 through December 31; 
and is closed entirely from January 1 through June 30 (i.e., prohibited 
seaward of the shoreline). Coordinates for the boundary line 
approximating the 30 fm (55 m) depth contour are specified in Sec. 
660.391. Closures around the Farallon Islands (see paragraph 
(c)(3)(i)(C) of this section) and Cordell Banks (see paragraph 
(c)(3)(i)(D) of this section) also apply in this area.
    (3) Between 36[deg] N. lat. and 34[deg]27[min] N. lat., recreational 
fishing for all groundfish (except ``other flatfish'' as specified in 
paragraph (c)(3)(iv) of this section) is prohibited seaward of a 
boundary line approximating the 40 fm (73 m) depth contour along the 
mainland coast and along islands and offshore seamounts from May 1 
through October 31; and is closed entirely from January 1 through April 
30 and from November 1 through December 31 (i.e., prohibited seaward of 
the shoreline). Coordinates for the boundary line approximating the 40 
fm (73 m) depth contour are specified in Sec. 660.391.
    (4) South of 34[deg]27[min] N. lat., recreational fishing for all 
groundfish (except California scorpionfish as specified below in this 
paragraph and in paragraph (v) and ``other flatfish'' as specified in 
paragraph (c)(3)(iv) of this section) is prohibited seaward of a 
boundary line approximating the 60 fm (110 m) depth

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contour from March 1 through December 31 along the mainland coast and 
along islands and offshore seamounts; except in the CCAs where fishing 
is prohibited seaward of the 20 fm (37 m) depth contour when the fishing 
season is open (see paragraph (c)(3)(i)(B) of this section). 
Recreational fishing for all groundfish (except ``other flatfish'') is 
closed entirely from January 1 through February 28 (i.e., prohibited 
seaward of the shoreline). Recreational fishing for California 
scorpionfish south of 34[deg]27[min] N. lat. is prohibited seaward of a 
boundary line approximating the 60 fm (110 m) depth contour from July 1 
through December 31, except in the CCAs where fishing is prohibited 
seaward of the 20 fm (37 m) depth contour when the fishing season is 
open. Recreational fishing for California scorpionfish south of 
34[deg]27[min] N. lat. is closed entirely from January 1 through June 30 
(i.e., prohibited seaward of the shoreline). Coordinates for the 
boundary line approximating the 60 fm (110 m) depth contour are 
specified in Sec. 660.392.
    (B) Cowcod Conservation Areas. The latitude and longitude 
coordinates of the Cowcod Conservation Areas (CCAs) boundaries are 
specified at Sec. 660.390. In general, recreational fishing for all 
groundfish is prohibited within the CCAs, except that fishing for 
``other flatfish'' is permitted within the CCAs as specified in 
paragraph (c)(3)(iv) of this section. However, recreational fishing for 
the following species is permitted shoreward of the 20-fm (37-m) depth 
contour: minor nearshore rockfish, cabezon, kelp greenling, lingcod, 
California scorpionfish, and ``other flatfish'' (subject to gear 
requirements at paragraph (c)(3)(iv) of this section). [NOTE: California 
state regulations also permit recreational fishing for all greenlings of 
the genus Hexagrammos shoreward of the 20-fm (37-m) depth contour in the 
CCAs.] It is unlawful to take and retain, possess, or land groundfish 
within the CCAs, except for species authorized in this section.
    (C) Farallon Islands. Under California state law, recreational 
fishing for groundfish is prohibited between the shoreline and the 10-fm 
(18-m) depth contour around the Farallon Islands, except that 
recreational fishing for ``other flatfish'' is permitted around the 
Farallon Islands as specified in paragraph (c)(3)(iv) of this section. 
(Note: California state regulations also prohibit the retention of other 
greenlings of the genus Hexagrammos, California sheephead and ocean 
whitefish.) For a definition of the Farallon Islands, see Sec. 660.390.
    (D) Cordell Banks. Recreational fishing for groundfish is prohibited 
in waters less than 100 fm (183 m) around Cordell Banks as defined by 
specific latitude and longitude coordinates at Sec. 660.390, except 
that recreational fishing for ``other flatfish'' is permitted around 
Cordell Banks as specified in paragraph (c)(3)(iv) of this section. 
[Note: California state regulations also prohibit fishing for all 
greenlings of the genus Hexagrammos, California sheephead and ocean 
whitefish.]
    (ii) RCG Complex. The California rockfish, cabezon, greenling 
complex (RCG Complex), as defined in state regulations (Section 1.91, 
Title 14, California Code of Regulations), includes all rockfish, kelp 
greenling, rock greenling, and cabezon. This category does not include 
California scorpionfish, also known as ``sculpin.
    (A) Seasons. When recreational fishing for the RCG Complex is open, 
it is permitted only outside of the recreational RCAs described in 
paragraph (c)(3)(i) of this section.
    (1) North of 40[deg]10.00[min] N. lat., recreational fishing for the 
RCG Complex is open from May 1 through December 31.
    (2) Between 40[deg]10.00[min] N. lat. and 36[deg] N. lat., 
recreational fishing for the RCG Complex is open from July 1 through 
December 31 (i.e., it's closed from January 1 through June 30).
    (3) Between 36[deg] N. lat. and 34[deg]27[min] N. lat., recreational 
fishing for the RCG Complex is open from May 1 through October 31 (i.e., 
it[min]s closed from January 1 through April 30 and from November 1 
through December 31).
    (4) South of 34[deg]27.00[min] N. lat., recreational fishing for the 
RCG Complex is open from March 1 through December 31 (i.e., it's closed 
from January 1 through February 29).
    (B) Bag limits, hook limits. In times and areas when the 
recreational season for the RCG Complex is open, there is

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a limit of 2 hooks and 1 line when fishing for rockfish. The bag limit 
is 10 RCG Complex fish per day coastwide. Retention of canary rockfish, 
yelloweye rockfish and cowcod is prohibited. North of 40[deg]10[min] N. 
lat., within the 10 RCG Complex fish per day limit, no more than 2 may 
be bocaccio, no more than 1 may be greenling (kelp and/or other 
greenlings) and no more than 1 may be cabezon. South of 40[deg]10[min] 
N. lat., within the 10 RCG Complex fish per day limit, no more than 1 
may be bocaccio, no more than 1 may be greenling (kelp and/or other 
greenlings) and no more than 1 may be cabezon. Multi-day limits are 
authorized by a valid permit issued by California and must not exceed 
the daily limit multiplied by the number of days in the fishing trip.
    (C) Size limits. The following size limits apply: bocaccio may be no 
smaller than 10 in (25 cm) total length; cabezon may be no smaller than 
15 in (38 cm) total length; and kelp and other greenling may be no 
smaller than 12 in (30 cm) total length.
    (D) Dressing/Fileting. Cabezon, kelp greenling, and rock greenling 
taken in the recreational fishery may not be fileted at sea. Rockfish 
skin may not be removed when fileting or otherwise dressing rockfish 
taken in the recreational fishery. The following rockfish filet size 
limits apply: bocaccio filets may be no smaller than 5 in (12.8 cm) and 
brown-skinned rockfish fillets may be no smaller than 6.5 in (16.6 cm). 
``Brown-skinned'' rockfish include the following species: brown, calico, 
copper, gopher, kelp, olive, speckled, squarespot, and yellowtail.
    (iii) Lingcod--(A) Seasons. When recreational fishing for lingcod is 
open, it is permitted only outside of the recreational RCAs described in 
paragraph (c)(3)(i) of this section.
    (1) North of 40[deg]10.00[min] N. lat., recreational fishing for 
lingcod is open from May 1 through November 30.
    (2) Between 40[deg]10.00[min] N. lat. and 36[deg] N. lat., 
recreational fishing for lingcod is open from July 1 through November 30 
(i.e., it's closed from January 1 through June 30 and from December 1 
through December 31).
    (3) Between 36[deg] N. lat. and 34[deg]27[min] N. lat., recreational 
fishing for lingcod is open from May 1 through October 31 (i.e., 
it[min]s closed from January 1 through April 30 and from November 1 
through December 31).
    (4) South of 34[deg]27.00[min] N. lat., recreational fishing for 
lingcod is open from April 1 through November 30 (i.e., it's closed from 
January 1 through March 31 and from December 1 through December 31).
    (B) Bag limits, hook limits. In times and areas when the 
recreational season for lingcod is open, there is a limit of 2 hooks and 
1 line when fishing for lingcod. The bag limit is 2 lingcod per day. 
Multi-day limits are authorized by a valid permit issued by California 
and must not exceed the daily limit multiplied by the number of days in 
the fishing trip.
    (C) Size limits. Lingcod may be no smaller than 24 in (61 cm) total 
length.
    (D) Dressing/Fileting. Lingcod filets may be no smaller than 16 in 
(41 cm) in length.
    (iv) ``Other flatfish''. Coastwide off California, recreational 
fishing for ``other flatfish'' is permitted both shoreward of and within 
the closed areas described in paragraph (c)(3)(i) of this section. 
Recreational fishing for ``other flatfish'' is permitted within the 
closed areas, subject to a limit of up to 12 hooks, ``Number 2'' or 
smaller, which measure no more than 11 mm (0.44 inches) point to shank, 
and up to 2 lb (0.91 kg) of weight per line. ``Other flatfish,'' except 
Pacific sanddab and starry flounder, are subject to the overall 20-fish 
bag limit for all species of finfish, of which there may be no more than 
10 fish of any one species. There is no season restriction or size limit 
for ``other flatfish;'' however, it is prohibited to filet ``other 
flatfish'' at sea.
    (v) California scorpionfish. California scorpionfish only occur 
south of 40[deg]10.00[min] N. lat.
    (A) Seasons. When recreational fishing for California scorpionfish 
is open, it is permitted only outside of the recreational RCAs described 
in paragraph (c)(3)(i) of this section.
    (1) Between 40[deg]10.00[min] N. lat. and 36[deg] N. lat., 
recreational fishing for California scorpionfish is open from July 1 
through December 31 (i.e., it's closed from January 1 through June 30).

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    (2) Between 36[deg] N. lat. and 34[deg]27[min] N. lat., recreational 
fishing for California scorpionfish is open from May 1 through October 
31 (i.e., it[min]s closed from January 1 through April 30 and from 
November 1 through December 31).
    (3) South of 34[deg]27.00[min] N. lat., recreational fishing for 
California scorpionfish is open from July 1 through December 31 (i.e., 
it[min]s closed from January 1 through June 30).
    (B) Bag limits, hook limits. South of 40[deg]10.00[min] N. lat., in 
times and areas where the recreational season for California 
scorpionfish is open, the bag limit is 5 California scorpionfish per 
day. California scorpionfish do not count against the 10 RCG Complex 
fish per day limit. Multi-day limits are authorized by a valid permit 
issued by California and must not exceed the daily limit multiplied by 
the number of days in the fishing trip.
    (C) Size limits. California scorpionfish may be no smaller than 10 
in (25 cm) total length.
    (D) Dressing/Fileting. California scorpionfish filets may be no 
smaller than 5 in (12.8 cm) and must bear an intact 1 in (2.6 cm) square 
patch of skin.

[69 FR 77038, Dec. 23, 2004; 70 FR 13119, Mar. 18, 2005, as amended at 
70 FR 16149, Mar. 30, 2005; 70 FR 20314, Apr. 19, 2005; 70 FR 23046, May 
4, 2005; 70 FR 58071, Oct. 5, 2005; 70 FR 72389, Dec. 5, 2005; 71 FR 
8497, Feb. 17, 2006; 71 FR 18229, Apr. 11, 2006; 71 FR 37844, July 3, 
2006]



Sec. 660.385  Washington coastal tribal fisheries management measures.

    In 1994, the United States formally recognized that the four 
Washington coastal treaty Indian tribes (Makah, Quileute, Hoh, and 
Quinault) have treaty rights to fish for groundfish in the Pacific 
Ocean, and concluded that, in general terms, the quantification of those 
rights is 50 percent of the harvestable surplus of groundfish that pass 
through the tribes usual and accustomed fishing areas (described at 
Sec. 660.324). Measures implemented to minimize adverse impacts to 
groundfish EFH, as described in Sec. 660.306, do not apply to tribal 
fisheries in their usual and accustomed fishing areas (described in 
Sec. 660.324). Treaty fisheries operating within tribal allocations are 
prohibited from operating outside ususal and accustomed fishing areas. 
Tribal fishery allocations for sablefish and whiting, are provided in 
paragraphs (a) and (e) of this section, respectively, and the tribal 
harvest guideline for black rockfish is provided in paragraph (b)(1) of 
this section. Trip limits for certain species were recommended by the 
tribes and the Council and are specified here with the tribal 
allocations.
    (a) Sablefish. In 2005, the tribal allocation is 731.4 mt and in 
2006 the tribal allocation is 719.4 mt. These allocations are, for each 
year, 10 percent of the total catch OY, less 2.3 percent estimated 
discard mortality.
    (b) Rockfish. (1) For the commercial harvest of black rockfish off 
Washington State, a harvest guideline of: 20,000 lb (9,072 kg) north of 
Cape Alava, WA (48[deg]09[min]30[sec] N. lat.) and 10,000 lb (4,536 kg) 
between Destruction Island, WA (47[deg]40[min]00[sec] N. lat.) and 
Leadbetter Point, WA (46[deg]38[min]10[sec] N. lat.). There are no 
tribal harvest restrictions for the area between Cape Alava and 
Destruction Island.
    (2) The tribe will manage their fisheries so that fishermen are 
either subject to a 300-lb (136-kg) trip limit for thornyheads or 
subject to the limited entry trip limits for thornyheads.
    (3) Canary rockfish are subject to a 300-lb (136-kg) trip limit.
    (4) Yelloweye rockfish are subject to a 100-lb (45-kg) trip limit.
    (5) The Makah Tribe will manage the midwater trawl fisheries as 
follows: yellowtail rockfish taken in the directed tribal mid-water 
trawl fisheries are subject to a cumulative limit of 180,000 lb (81,647 
kg) per 2-month period for the entire fleet. Landings of widow rockfish 
must not exceed 10 percent of the weight of yellowtail rockfish landed 
in any two-month period. These limits may be adjusted by the tribe 
inseason to minimize the incidental catch of canary rockfish and widow 
rockfish.
    (6) Other rockfish, including minor nearshore, minor shelf, and 
minor slope rockfish groups are subject to a 300-lb (136-kg) trip limit 
per species or species group, or to the non-tribal limited entry trip 
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those limits are less restrictive than 300 lb (136 kg) per trip.
    (7) Rockfish taken during open competition tribal commercial 
fisheries for Pacific halibut will not be subject to trip limits.
    (c) Lingcod. Lingcod are subject to a 600 lb (272 kg) daily trip 
limit and a 1,800 lb (816 kg) weekly limit, unless taken in the treaty 
salmon troll fisheries. Lingcod taken in the treaty salmon troll 
fisheries are subject to a 1,000 lb (454 kg) daily trip limit and a 
4,000 lb (1,814 kg) weekly limit.
    (d) Flatfish and other fish. Treaty fishing vessels using bottom 
trawl gear are subject to the limits applicable to the non-tribal 
limited entry trawl fishery for English sole, rex sole, and other 
flatfish that are published at the beginning of the year. For Dover sole 
and arrowtooth flounder from July-December 2006, the Makah Tribe will 
manage its fishery to a harvest target of 476.3 mt for Dover sole and 
1360.8 mt for arrowtooth flounder. Treaty fishing vessels are restricted 
to a 50,000 lb (22,680 kg) per 2 month limit for petrale sole for the 
entire year.
    (e) Pacific whiting. The tribal allocation is 35,000 mt.
    (f) There is a tribal harvest guideline of 400 mt of Pacific cod. 
The tribes will manage their fisheries within this harvest guideline.
    (g) The tribes will manage their spiny dogfish fishery within the 
trip limits for the non-tribal fisheries.

[69 FR 77041, Dec. 23, 2004, as amended at 70 FR 22812, May 3, 2005; 71 
FR 8498, Feb. 17, 2006; 71 FR 27415, May 11, 2006; 71 FR 37844, July 3, 
2006]



Sec. 660.390  Groundfish conservation areas.

    In Sec. 660.302, a groundfish conservation area is defined as ``a 
geographic area defined by coordinates expressed in latitude and 
longitude, created and enforced for the purpose of contributing to the 
rebuilding of overfished West Coast groundfish species.'' While some 
groundfish conservation areas may be designed with the intent that their 
shape be determined by ocean bottom depth contours, their shapes are 
defined in regulation by latitude/longitude coordinates and are enforced 
by those coordinates. Latitude/longitude coordinates designating the 
large-scale boundaries for rockfish conservation areas are found in 
Sec. Sec. 660.391 through 660.394. Fishing activity that is prohibited 
or permitted within a particular groundfish conservation area is 
detailed in Federal Register documents associated with the harvest 
specifications and management measures process and at Sec. 660.381 
through Sec. 660.384.
    (a) Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Area. The Yelloweye Rockfish 
Conservation Area (YRCA) is a C-shaped area off the northern Washington 
coast intended to protect yelloweye rockfish. The YRCA is defined by 
straight lines connecting the following specific latitude and longitude 
coordinates in the order listed:
    48[deg]18.00[min] N. lat.; 125[deg]18.00[min] W. long.;
    48[deg]18.00[min] N. lat.; 124[deg]59.00[min] W. long.;
    48[deg]11.00[min] N. lat.; 124[deg]59.00[min] W. long.;
    48[deg]11.00[min] N. lat.; 125[deg]11.00[min] W. long.;
    48[deg]04.00[min] N. lat.; 125[deg]11.00[min] W. long.;
    48[deg]04.00[min] N. lat.; 124[deg]59.00[min] W. long.;
    48[deg]00.00[min] N. lat.; 124[deg]59.00[min] W. long.;
    48[deg]00.00[min] N. lat.; 125[deg]18.00[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 48[deg]18.00[min] N. lat.; 125[deg]18.00[min] 
W.long.
    (b) Cowcod Conservation Areas. The Cowcod Conservation Areas (CCAs) 
are two areas off the southern California coast intended to protect 
cowcod. The Western CCA is an area south of Point Conception defined by 
the straight lines connecting the following specific latitude and 
longitude coordinates in the order listed:
    33[deg]50.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]30.00[min] W. long.;
    33[deg]50.00[min] N. lat., 118[deg]50.00[min] W. long.;
    32[deg]20.00[min] N. lat., 118[deg]50.00[min] W. long.;
    32[deg]20.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]37.00[min] W. long.;
    33[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]37.00[min] W. long.;
    33[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]53.00[min] W. long.;
    33[deg]33.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]53.00[min] W. long.;
    33[deg]33.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]30.00[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 33[deg]50.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]30.00[min] 
W. long.
    The Eastern CCA is an area west of San Diego defined by the straight 
lines connecting the following specific latitude and longitude 
coordinates in the order listed:
    32[deg]42.00[min] N. lat., 118[deg]02.00[min] W. long.;
    32[deg]42.00[min] N. lat., 117[deg]50.00[min] W. long.;
    32[deg]36.70[min] N. lat., 117[deg]50.00[min] W. long.;
    32[deg]30.00[min] N. lat., 117[deg]53.50[min] W. long.;
    32[deg]30.00[min] N. lat., 118[deg]02.00[min] W. long.;

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    and connecting back to 32[deg]42.00[min] N. lat., 118[deg]02.00[min] 
W. long.
    (c) Farallon Islands. The Farallon Islands, off San Francisco and 
San Mateo Counties, include Southeast Farallon Island, Middle Farallon 
Island, North Farallon Island and Noon Day Rock. Generally, the State of 
California prohibts fishing for groundfish between the shoreline and the 
10 fm (18 m) depth contour around the Farallon Islands.
    (d) Cordell Banks. Cordell Banks are located offshore of 
California's Marin County. Generally, fishing for groundfish is 
prohibited in waters less than 100 fm (183 m) around Cordell Banks as 
defined by specific latitude and longitude coordinates.The Cordell Banks 
closed area is defined by straight lines connecting the following 
specific latitude and longitude coordinates in the order listed:
    38[deg]03.18[min] N. lat., 123[deg]20.77[min] W. long.;
    38[deg]06.29[min] N. lat., 123[deg]25.03[min] W. long.;
    38[deg]06.34[min] N. lat., 123[deg]29.32[min] W. long.;
    38[deg]04.57[min] N. lat., 123[deg]31.30[min] W. long.;
    38[deg]02.32[min] N. lat., 123[deg]31.07[min] W. long.;
    38[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 123[deg]28.40[min] W. long.;
    37[deg]58.10[min] N. lat., 123[deg]26.66[min] W. long.;
    37[deg]55.07[min] N. lat., 123[deg]26.81[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 38[deg]03.18[min] N. lat., 123[deg]20.77[min] 
W. long.
    (e) Rockfish Conservation Areas. RCAs are defined in the Federal 
Register through the harvest specifications and management measures 
process. RCAs may apply to a single gear type or to a group of gear 
types such as ``trawl RCAs'' or ``non-trawl RCAs.'' Specific latitude 
and longitude coordinates for RCA boundaries that approximate the depth 
contours selected for both trawl, non-trawl, and recreational RCAs are 
provided in Sec. Sec. 660.391 through 660.394. Also provided in 
Sec. Sec. 660.391 through 660.394 are references to islands and rocks 
that serve as reference points for the RCAs.
    (1) Trawl (Limited Entry and Open Access Nongroundfish Trawl Gears) 
Rockfish Conservation Area. Trawl RCAs are intended to protect a complex 
of species, such as overfished shelf rockfish species, and have 
boundaries defined by specific latitude and longitude coordinates 
intended to approximate particular depth contours. Boundaries for the 
trawl RCA throughout the year are provided in Tables 3 and 5 (North) and 
Tables 3 and 5 (South) and may be modified by NMFS inseason pursuant to 
Sec. 660.370(c). Trawl RCA boundaries are defined by specific latitude 
and longitude coordinates and are provided in Sec. Sec. 660.391 through 
660.394.
    (2) Non-Trawl (Limited Entry Fixed Gear and Open Access Non-trawl 
Gears) Rockfish Conservation Area. Non-trawl RCAs are intended to 
protect a complex of species, such as overfished shelf rockfish species, 
and have boundaries defined by specific latitude and longitude 
coordinates intended to approximate particular depth contours. 
Boundaries for the non-trawl RCA throughout the year are provided in 
Tables 4 and 5 (North) and Tables 4 and 5 (South) of this subpart and 
may be modified by NMFS inseason pursuant to Sec. 660.370(c). Non-trawl 
RCA boundaries are defined by specific latitude and longitude 
coordinates and are provided in Sec. Sec. 660.391 through 660.394.
    (3) Recreational Rockfish Conservation Area. Recreational RCAs are 
closed areas intended to protect overfished rockfish species. 
Recreational RCAs may either have boundaries defined by general depth 
contours or boundaries defined by specific latitude and longitude 
coordinates intended to approximate particular depth contours. 
Boundaries for the recreational RCAs throughout the year are provided in 
the text in Sec. 660.384(c) under each state (Washington, Oregon and 
California) and may be modified by NMFS inseason. Recreational RCA 
boundaries that are defined by specific latitude and longitude 
coordinates and are provided in Sec. Sec. 660.391 through 660.394.

[69 FR 77041, Dec. 23, 2004]



Sec. 660.391  Latitude/longitude coordinates defining the 27 fm (49 m)

through 40 fm (73 m) depth contours.

    Boundaries for RCAs are defined by straight lines connecting a 
series of latitude/longitude coordinates. This section provides 
coordinates for the 27 fm (49 m) through 40 fm (73 m) depth contours.
    (a) The 27 fm (49 m) depth contour used between 46[deg]16[min] N. 
lat. and 40[deg]10[min] N.

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lat. is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points 
in the order stated:
    (1) 46[deg]16.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.39[min] W. long.;
    (2) 46[deg]14.85[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.39[min] W. long.;
    (3) 46[deg]03.95[min] N. lat., 124[deg]03.64[min] W. long.;
    (4) 45[deg]43.14[min] N. lat., 124[deg]00.17[min] W. long.;
    (5) 45[deg]23.33[min] N. lat., 124[deg]01.99[min] W. long.;
    (6) 45[deg]09.54[min] N. lat., 124[deg]01.65[min] W. long.;
    (7) 44[deg]39.99[min] N. lat., 124[deg]08.67[min] W. long.;
    (8) 44[deg]20.86[min] N. lat., 124[deg]10.31[min] W. long.;
    (9) 43[deg]37.11[min] N. lat., 124[deg]14.91[min] W. long.;
    (10) 43[deg]27.54[min] N. lat., 124[deg]18.98[min] W. long.;
    (11) 43[deg]20.68[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.53[min] W. long.;
    (12) 43[deg]15.08[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.17[min] W. long.;
    (13) 43[deg]06.89[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.65[min] W. long.;
    (14) 43[deg]01.02[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.70[min] W. long.;
    (15) 42[deg]52.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.10[min] W. long.;
    (16) 42[deg]45.96[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.95[min] W. long.;
    (17) 42[deg]45.80[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.41[min] W. long.;
    (18) 42[deg]38.46[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.49[min] W. long.;
    (19) 42[deg]35.29[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.85[min] W. long.;
    (20) 42[deg]31.49[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.40[min] W. long.;
    (21) 42[deg]29.06[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.24[min] W. long.;
    (22) 42[deg]14.26[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.27[min] W. long.;
    (23) 42[deg]04.86[min] N. lat., 124[deg]21.94[min] W. long.;
    (24) 42[deg]00.10[min] N. lat., 124[deg]20.99[min] W. long.;
    (25) 42[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]21.03[min] W. long.;
    (26) 41[deg]56.33[min] N. lat., 124[deg]20.34[min] W. long.;
    (27) 41[deg]50.93[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.74[min] W. long.;
    (28) 41[deg]41.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]16.99[min] W. long.;
    (29) 41[deg]35.48[min] N. lat., 124[deg]16.35[min] W. long.;
    (30) 41[deg]23.51[min] N. lat., 124[deg]10.48[min] W. long.;
    (31) 41[deg]04.62[min] N. lat., 124[deg]14.44[min] W. long.;
    (32) 40[deg]54.28[min] N. lat., 124[deg]13.90[min] W. long.;
    (33) 40[deg]40.37[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.21[min] W. long.;
    (34) 40[deg]34.03[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.36[min] W. long.;
    (35) 40[deg]28.88[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.41[min] W. long.;
    (36) 40[deg]24.82[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.56[min] W. long.;
    (37) 40[deg]22.64[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.05[min] W. long.;
    (38) 40[deg]18.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]21.90[min] W. long.;
    (39) 40[deg]14.23[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.72[min] W. long.; and
    (40) 40[deg]10.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]17.22[min] W. long.
    (b) The 30 fm (55 m) depth contour between the U.S. border with 
Canada and the U.S. border with Mexico is defined by straight lines 
connecting all of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 48[deg]24.79[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.07[min] W. long.;
    (2) 48[deg]24.80[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.74[min] W. long.;
    (3) 48[deg]23.94[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.70[min] W. long.;
    (4) 48[deg]23.51[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.01[min] W. long.;
    (5) 48[deg]22.59[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.97[min] W. long.;
    (6) 48[deg]21.75[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.26[min] W. long.;
    (7) 48[deg]21.23[min] N. lat., 124[deg]47.78[min] W. long.;
    (8) 48[deg]20.32[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.53[min] W. long.;
    (9) 48[deg]16.72[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.58[min] W. long.;
    (10) 48[deg]10.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.58[min] W. long.;
    (11) 48[deg]05.63[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.91[min] W. long.;
    (12) 47[deg]53.37[min] N. lat., 124[deg]47.37[min] W. long.;
    (13) 47[deg]40.28[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.07[min] W. long.;
    (14) 47[deg]31.70[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.03[min] W. long.;
    (15) 47[deg]25.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.79[min] W. long.;
    (16) 47[deg]12.82[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.12[min] W. long.;
    (17) 46[deg]52.94[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.58[min] W. long.;
    (18) 46[deg]44.18[min] N. lat., 124[deg]18.00[min] W. long.;
    (19) 46[deg]38.17[min] N. lat., 124[deg]15.88[min] W. long.;
    (20) 46[deg]29.53[min] N. lat., 124[deg]15.89[min] W. long.;
    (21) 46[deg]19.27[min] N. lat., 124[deg]14.15[min] W. long.;
    (22) 46[deg]16.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]13.05[min] W. long.;
    (23) 46[deg]07.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]07.01[min] W. long.;
    (24) 45[deg]55.95[min] N. lat., 124[deg]02.23[min] W. long.;
    (25) 45[deg]54.53[min] N. lat., 124[deg]02.57[min] W. long.;
    (26) 45[deg]50.65[min] N. lat., 124[deg]01.62[min] W. long.;
    (27) 45[deg]48.20[min] N. lat., 124[deg]02.16[min] W. long.;
    (28) 45[deg]46.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]01.86[min] W. long.;
    (29) 45[deg]43.47[min] N. lat., 124[deg]01.28[min] W. long.;
    (30) 45[deg]40.48[min] N. lat., 124[deg]01.03[min] W. long.;
    (31) 45[deg]39.04[min] N. lat., 124[deg]01.68[min] W. long.;
    (32) 45[deg]35.48[min] N. lat., 124[deg]01.89[min] W. long.;
    (33) 45[deg]29.81[min] N. lat., 124[deg]02.45[min] W. long.;
    (34) 45[deg]27.96[min] N. lat., 124[deg]01.89[min] W. long.;
    (35) 45[deg]27.22[min] N. lat., 124[deg]02.67[min] W. long.;
    (36) 45[deg]24.20[min] N. lat., 124[deg]02.94[min] W. long.;
    (37) 45[deg]20.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]01.74[min] W. long.;
    (38) 45[deg]20.25[min] N. lat., 124[deg]01.85[min] W. long.;
    (39) 45[deg]16.44[min] N. lat., 124[deg]03.22[min] W. long.;
    (40) 45[deg]13.63[min] N. lat., 124[deg]02.70[min] W. long.;
    (41) 45[deg]11.04[min] N. lat., 124[deg]03.59[min] W. long.;
    (42) 45[deg]08.55[min] N. lat., 124[deg]03.47[min] W. long.;
    (43) 45[deg]02.82[min] N. lat., 124[deg]04.64[min] W. long.;
    (44) 45[deg]03.38[min] N. lat., 124[deg]04.79[min] W. long.;
    (45) 44[deg]58.06[min] N. lat., 124[deg]05.03[min] W. long.;
    (46) 44[deg]53.97[min] N. lat., 124[deg]06.92[min] W. long.;
    (47) 44[deg]48.89[min] N. lat., 124[deg]07.04[min] W. long.;
    (48) 44[deg]46.94[min] N. lat., 124[deg]08.25[min] W. long.;
    (49) 44[deg]42.72[min] N. lat., 124[deg]08.98[min] W. long.;
    (50) 44[deg]38.16[min] N. lat., 124[deg]11.48[min] W. long.;
    (51) 44[deg]33.38[min] N. lat., 124[deg]11.54[min] W. long.;
    (52) 44[deg]28.51[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.03[min] W. long.;
    (53) 44[deg]27.65[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.56[min] W. long.;
    (54) 44[deg]19.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.37[min] W. long.;
    (55) 44[deg]10.79[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.22[min] W. long.;
    (56) 44[deg]09.22[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.28[min] W. long.;
    (57) 44[deg]08.30[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.30[min] W. long.;
    (58) 44[deg]00.22[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.80[min] W. long.;
    (59) 43[deg]51.56[min] N. lat., 124[deg]13.17[min] W. long.;
    (60) 43[deg]44.26[min] N. lat., 124[deg]14.50[min] W. long.;
    (61) 43[deg]33.82[min] N. lat., 124[deg]16.28[min] W. long.;
    (62) 43[deg]28.66[min] N. lat., 124[deg]18.72[min] W. long.;
    (63) 43[deg]23.12[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.04[min] W. long.;
    (64) 43[deg]20.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.67[min] W. long.;
    (65) 43[deg]20.49[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.90[min] W. long.;
    (66) 43[deg]16.41[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.52[min] W. long.;
    (67) 43[deg]14.23[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.28[min] W. long.;
    (68) 43[deg]14.03[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.31[min] W. long.;
    (69) 43[deg]11.92[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.26[min] W. long.;

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    (70) 43[deg]11.02[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.11[min] W. long.;
    (71) 43[deg]10.13[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.15[min] W. long.;
    (72) 43[deg]09.27[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.03[min] W. long.;
    (73) 43[deg]07.73[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.92[min] W. long.;
    (74) 43[deg]05.93[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.64[min] W. long.;
    (75) 43[deg]01.59[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.64[min] W. long.;
    (76) 42[deg]59.73[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.16[min] W. long.;
    (77) 42[deg]53.75[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.09[min] W. long.;
    (78) 42[deg]50.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.39[min] W. long.;
    (79) 42[deg]49.37[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.81[min] W. long.;
    (80) 42[deg]46.42[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.69[min] W. long.;
    (81) 42[deg]46.07[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.56[min] W. long.;
    (82) 42[deg]45.29[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.95[min] W. long.;
    (83) 42[deg]45.61[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.87[min] W. long.;
    (84) 42[deg]44.28[min] N. lat., 124[deg]33.64[min] W. long.;
    (85) 42[deg]42.75[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.84[min] W. long.;
    (86) 42[deg]40.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.67[min] W. long.;
    (87) 42[deg]40.04[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.19[min] W. long.;
    (88) 42[deg]38.09[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.39[min] W. long.;
    (89) 42[deg]36.72[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.54[min] W. long.;
    (90) 42[deg]36.56[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.40[min] W. long.;
    (91) 42[deg]35.76[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.79[min] W. long.;
    (92) 42[deg]34.03[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.98[min] W. long.;
    (93) 42[deg]34.19[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.58[min] W. long.;
    (94) 42[deg]31.27[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.24[min] W. long.;
    (95) 42[deg]27.07[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.53[min] W. long.;
    (96) 42[deg]24.21[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.23[min] W. long.;
    (97) 42[deg]20.47[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.87[min] W. long.;
    (98) 42[deg]14.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.80[min] W. long.;
    (99) 42[deg]13.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.25[min] W. long.;
    (100) 42[deg]10.90[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.57[min] W. long.;
    (101) 42[deg]07.04[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.35[min] W. long.;
    (102) 42[deg]02.16[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.59[min] W. long.;
    (103) 42[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]21.81[min] W. long.;
    (104) 41[deg]55.75[min] N. lat., 124[deg]20.72[min] W. long.;
    (105) 41[deg]50.93[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.76[min] W. long.;
    (106) 41[deg]42.53[min] N. lat., 124[deg]16.47[min] W. long.;
    (107) 41[deg]37.20[min] N. lat., 124[deg]17.05[min] W. long.;
    (108) 41[deg]24.58[min] N. lat., 124[deg]10.51[min] W. long.;
    (109) 41[deg]20.73[min] N. lat., 124[deg]11.73[min] W. long.;
    (110) 41[deg]17.59[min] N. lat., 124[deg]10.66[min] W. long.;
    (111) 41[deg]04.54[min] N. lat., 124[deg]14.47[min] W. long.;
    (112) 40[deg]54.26[min] N. lat., 124[deg]13.90[min] W. long.;
    (113) 40[deg]40.31[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.24[min] W. long.;
    (114) 40[deg]34.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.39[min] W. long.;
    (115) 40[deg]30.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.32[min] W. long.;
    (116) 40[deg]28.89[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.43[min] W. long.;
    (117) 40[deg]24.77[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.51[min] W. long.;
    (118) 40[deg]22.47[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.12[min] W. long.;
    (119) 40[deg]19.73[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.59[min] W. long.;
    (120) 40[deg]18.64[min] N. lat., 124[deg]21.89[min] W. long.;
    (121) 40[deg]17.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.07[min] W. long.;
    (122) 40[deg]15.58[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.61[min] W. long.;
    (123) 40[deg]13.42[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.94[min] W. long.;
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    (140) 39[deg]34.43[min] N. lat., 123[deg]48.48[min] W. long.;
    (141) 39[deg]30.63[min] N. lat., 123[deg]49.71[min] W. long.;
    (142) 39[deg]21.25[min] N. lat., 123[deg]50.54[min] W. long.;
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    (145) 38[deg]59.65[min] N. lat., 123[deg]45.94[min] W. long.;
    (146) 38[deg]57.50[min] N. lat., 123[deg]46.28[min] W. long.;
    (147) 38[deg]56.80[min] N. lat., 123[deg]46.48[min] W. long.;
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    (149) 38[deg]45.77[min] N. lat., 123[deg]35.14[min] W. long.;
    (150) 38[deg]42.21[min] N. lat., 123[deg]28.17[min] W. long.;
    (151) 38[deg]34.05[min] N. lat., 123[deg]20.96[min] W. long.;
    (152) 38[deg]22.47[min] N. lat., 123[deg]07.48[min] W. long.;
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    (157) 38[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 123[deg]04.75[min] W. long.;
    (158) 37[deg]58.41[min] N. lat., 123[deg]02.93[min] W. long.;
    (159) 37[deg]58.25[min] N. lat., 122[deg]56.49[min] W. long.;
    (160) 37[deg]50.30[min] N. lat., 122[deg]52.23[min] W. long.;
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    (162) 37[deg]40.77[min] N. lat., 123[deg]01.62[min] W. long.;
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    (164) 37[deg]42.59[min] N. lat., 122[deg]53.64[min] W. long.;
    (165) 37[deg]35.67[min] N. lat., 122[deg]44.20[min] W. long.;
    (166) 37[deg]29.62[min] N. lat., 122[deg]36.00[min] W. long.;
    (167) 37[deg]22.38[min] N. lat., 122[deg]31.66[min] W. long.;
    (168) 37[deg]13.86[min] N. lat., 122[deg]28.27[min] W. long.;
    (169) 37[deg]11.00[min] N. lat., 122[deg]26.50[min] W. long.;
    (170) 37[deg]08.01[min] N. lat., 122[deg]24.75[min] W. long.;
    (171) 37[deg]07.00[min] N. lat., 122[deg]23.60[min] W. long.;
    (172) 37[deg]05.84[min] N. lat., 122[deg]22.47[min] W. long.;
    (173) 36[deg]58.77[min] N. lat., 122[deg]13.03[min] W. long.;
    (174) 36[deg]53.74[min] N. lat., 122[deg]03.39[min] W. long.;
    (175) 36[deg]52.71[min] N. lat., 122[deg]00.14[min] W. long.;
    (176) 36[deg]52.51[min] N. lat., 121[deg]56.77[min] W. long.;
    (177) 36[deg]49.44[min] N. lat., 121[deg]49.63[min] W. long.;
    (178) 36[deg]48.01[min] N. lat., 121[deg]49.92[min] W. long.;
    (179) 36[deg]48.25[min] N. lat., 121[deg]47.66[min] W. long.;
    (180) 36[deg]46.26[min] N. lat., 121[deg]51.27[min] W. long.;
    (181) 36[deg]39.14[min] N. lat., 121[deg]52.05[min] W. long.;
    (182) 36[deg]38.00[min] N. lat., 121[deg]53.57[min] W. long.;
    (183) 36[deg]39.14[min] N. lat., 121[deg]55.45[min] W. long.;
    (184) 36[deg]38.50[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.09[min] W. long.;
    (185) 36[deg]36.75[min] N. lat., 121[deg]59.44[min] W. long.;
    (186) 36[deg]34.97[min] N. lat., 121[deg]59.37[min] W. long.;
    (187) 36[deg]33.07[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.32[min] W. long.;
    (188) 36[deg]33.27[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.07[min] W. long.;
    (189) 36[deg]32.68[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.03[min] W. long.;
    (190) 36[deg]32.04[min] N. lat., 121[deg]55.98[min] W. long.;
    (191) 36[deg]31.61[min] N. lat., 121[deg]55.72[min] W. long.;
    (192) 36[deg]31.59[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.12[min] W. long.;
    (193) 36[deg]31.52[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.57[min] W. long.;
    (194) 36[deg]30.88[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.90[min] W. long.;
    (195) 36[deg]30.25[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.37[min] W. long.;
    (196) 36[deg]29.47[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.55[min] W. long.;
    (197) 36[deg]26.72[min] N. lat., 121[deg]56.40[min] W. long.;
    (198) 36[deg]24.33[min] N. lat., 121[deg]56.00[min] W. long.;
    (199) 36[deg]23.36[min] N. lat., 121[deg]55.45[min] W. long.;
    (200) 36[deg]18.86[min] N. lat., 121[deg]56.15[min] W. long.;
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    (203) 36[deg]12.04[min] N. lat., 121[deg]45.38[min] W. long.;
    (204) 36[deg]11.87[min] N. lat., 121[deg]44.45[min] W. long.;
    (205) 36[deg]12.13[min] N. lat., 121[deg]44.25[min] W. long.;
    (206) 36[deg]11.89[min] N. lat., 121[deg]43.65[min] W. long.;
    (207) 36[deg]10.56[min] N. lat., 121[deg]42.62[min] W. long.;
    (208) 36[deg]09.90[min] N. lat., 121[deg]41.57[min] W. long.;
    (209) 36[deg]08.14[min] N. lat., 121[deg]40.44[min] W. long.;
    (210) 36[deg]06.69[min] N. lat., 121[deg]38.79[min] W. long.;
    (211) 36[deg]05.85[min] N. lat., 121[deg]38.47[min] W. long.;
    (212) 36[deg]03.08[min] N. lat., 121[deg]36.25[min] W. long.;
    (213) 36[deg]02.92[min] N. lat., 121[deg]35.89[min] W. long.;
    (214) 36[deg]01.53[min] N. lat., 121[deg]36.13[min] W. long.;
    (215) 36[deg]00.59[min] N. lat., 121[deg]35.40[min] W. long.;
    (216) 36[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 121[deg]34.10[min] W. long.;
    (217) 35[deg]59.93[min] N. lat., 121[deg]33.81[min] W. long.;
    (218) 35[deg]59.69[min] N. lat., 121[deg]31.84[min] W. long.;
    (219) 35[deg]58.59[min] N. lat., 121[deg]30.30[min] W. long.;
    (220) 35[deg]54.02[min] N. lat., 121[deg]29.71[min] W. long.;
    (221) 35[deg]51.54[min] N. lat., 121[deg]27.67[min] W. long.;
    (222) 35[deg]50.42[min] N. lat., 121[deg]25.79[min] W. long.;
    (223) 35[deg]48.37[min] N. lat., 121[deg]24.29[min] W. long.;
    (224) 35[deg]47.02[min] N. lat., 121[deg]22.46[min] W. long.;
    (225) 35[deg]42.28[min] N. lat., 121[deg]21.20[min] W. long.;
    (226) 35[deg]41.57[min] N. lat., 121[deg]21.82[min] W. long.;
    (227) 35[deg]39.24[min] N. lat., 121[deg]18.84[min] W. long.;
    (228) 35[deg]35.14[min] N. lat., 121[deg]10.45[min] W. long.;
    (229) 35[deg]30.11[min] N. lat., 121[deg]05.59[min] W. long.;
    (230) 35[deg]25.86[min] N. lat., 121[deg]00.07[min] W. long.;
    (231) 35[deg]22.82[min] N. lat., 120[deg]54.68[min] W. long.;
    (232) 35[deg]17.96[min] N. lat., 120[deg]55.54[min] W. long.;
    (233) 35[deg]14.83[min] N. lat., 120[deg]55.42[min] W. long.;
    (234) 35[deg]08.87[min] N. lat., 120[deg]50.22[min] W. long.;
    (235) 35[deg]05.55[min] N. lat., 120[deg]44.89[min] W. long.;
    (236) 35[deg]02.91[min] N. lat., 120[deg]43.94[min] W. long.;
    (237) 34[deg]53.80[min] N. lat., 120[deg]43.94[min] W. long.;
    (238) 34[deg]34.89[min] N. lat., 120[deg]41.92[min] W. long.;
    (239) 34[deg]32.48[min] N. lat., 120[deg]40.05[min] W. long.;
    (240) 34[deg]30.12[min] N. lat., 120[deg]32.81[min] W. long.;
    (241) 34[deg]27.00[min] N. lat., 120[deg]30.46[min] W. long.;
    (242) 34[deg]27.00[min] N. lat., 120[deg]30.31[min] W. long.;
    (243) 34[deg]25.84[min] N. lat., 120[deg]27.40[min] W. long.;
    (244) 34[deg]25.16[min] N. lat., 120[deg]20.18[min] W. long.;
    (245) 34[deg]25.88[min] N. lat., 120[deg]18.24[min] W. long.;
    (246) 34[deg]27.26[min] N. lat., 120[deg]12.47[min] W. long.;
    (247) 34[deg]26.27[min] N. lat., 120[deg]02.22[min] W. long.;
    (248) 34[deg]23.41[min] N. lat., 119[deg]53.40[min] W. long.;
    (249) 34[deg]23.33[min] N. lat., 119[deg]48.74[min] W. long.;
    (250) 34[deg]22.31[min] N. lat., 119[deg]41.36[min] W. long.;
    (251) 34[deg]21.72[min] N. lat., 119[deg]40.14[min] W. long.;
    (252) 34[deg]21.25[min] N. lat., 119[deg]41.18[min] W. long.;
    (253) 34[deg]20.25[min] N. lat., 119[deg]39.03[min] W. long.;
    (254) 34[deg]19.87[min] N. lat., 119[deg]33.65[min] W. long.;
    (255) 34[deg]18.67[min] N. lat., 119[deg]30.16[min] W. long.;
    (256) 34[deg]16.95[min] N. lat., 119[deg]27.90[min] W. long.;
    (257) 34[deg]13.02[min] N. lat., 119[deg]26.99[min] W. long.;
    (258) 34[deg]08.62[min] N. lat., 119[deg]20.89[min] W. long.;
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    (261) 34[deg]08.42[min] N. lat., 119[deg]13.11[min] W. long.;
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    (263) 34[deg]04.98[min] N. lat., 119[deg]11.39[min] W. long.;
    (264) 34[deg]04.55[min] N. lat., 119[deg]11.09[min] W. long.;
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    (269) 34[deg]05.08[min] N. lat., 119[deg]07.02[min] W. long.;
    (270) 34[deg]05.27[min] N. lat., 119[deg]04.95[min] W. long.;
    (271) 34[deg]04.51[min] N. lat., 119[deg]04.70[min] W. long.;
    (272) 34[deg]02.26[min] N. lat., 118[deg]59.88[min] W. long.;
    (273) 34[deg]01.08[min] N. lat., 118[deg]59.77[min] W. long.;
    (274) 34[deg]00.94[min] N. lat., 118[deg]51.65[min] W. long.;
    (275) 33[deg]59.77[min] N. lat., 118[deg]49.26[min] W. long.;
    (276) 34[deg]00.04[min] N. lat., 118[deg]48.92[min] W. long.;
    (277) 33[deg]59.65[min] N. lat., 118[deg]48.43[min] W. long.;
    (278) 33[deg]59.46[min] N. lat., 118[deg]47.25[min] W. long.;
    (279) 33[deg]59.80[min] N. lat., 118[deg]45.89[min] W. long.;
    (280) 34[deg]00.21[min] N. lat., 118[deg]37.64[min] W. long.;
    (281) 33[deg]59.26[min] N. lat., 118[deg]34.58[min] W. long.;
    (282) 33[deg]58.07[min] N. lat., 118[deg]33.36[min] W. long.;
    (283) 33[deg]53.76[min] N. lat., 118[deg]30.14[min] W. long.;
    (284) 33[deg]51.00[min] N. lat., 118[deg]25.19[min] W. long.;
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    (288) 33[deg]47.07[min] N. lat., 118[deg]27.07[min] W. long.;
    (289) 33[deg]46.12[min] N. lat., 118[deg]26.87[min] W. long.;
    (290) 33[deg]44.15[min] N. lat., 118[deg]25.15[min] W. long.;
    (291) 33[deg]43.54[min] N. lat., 118[deg]23.02[min] W. long.;
    (292) 33[deg]41.35[min] N. lat., 118[deg]18.86[min] W. long.;
    (293) 33[deg]39.96[min] N. lat., 118[deg]17.37[min] W. long.;
    (294) 33[deg]40.12[min] N. lat., 118[deg]16.33[min] W. long.;
    (295) 33[deg]39.28[min] N. lat., 118[deg]16.21[min] W. long.;
    (296) 33[deg]38.04[min] N. lat., 118[deg]14.86[min] W. long.;
    (297) 33[deg]36.57[min] N. lat., 118[deg]14.67[min] W. long.;
    (298) 33[deg]34.93[min] N. lat., 118[deg]10.94[min] W. long.;
    (399) 33[deg]35.14[min] N. lat., 118[deg]08.61[min] W. long.;
    (300) 33[deg]35.69[min] N. lat., 118[deg]07.68[min] W. long.;
    (301) 33[deg]36.21[min] N. lat., 118[deg]07.53[min] W. long.;
    (302) 33[deg]36.43[min] N. lat., 118[deg]06.73[min] W. long.;
    (303) 33[deg]36.05[min] N. lat., 118[deg]06.15[min] W. long.;
    (304) 33[deg]36.32[min] N. lat., 118[deg]03.91[min] W. long.;
    (305) 33[deg]35.69[min] N. lat., 118[deg]03.64[min] W. long.;
    (306) 33[deg]34.62[min] N. lat., 118[deg]00.04[min] W. long.;
    (307) 33[deg]34.80[min] N. lat., 117[deg]57.73[min] W. long.;
    (308) 33[deg]35.57[min] N. lat., 117[deg]56.62[min] W. long.;
    (309) 33[deg]35.46[min] N. lat., 117[deg]55.99[min] W. long.;
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    (311) 33[deg]35.46[min] N. lat., 117[deg]55.38[min] W. long.;
    (312) 33[deg]35.21[min] N. lat., 117[deg]53.46[min] W. long.;
    (313) 33[deg]33.61[min] N. lat., 117[deg]50.45[min] W. long.;
    (314) 33[deg]31.41[min] N. lat., 117[deg]47.28[min] W. long.;
    (315) 33[deg]27.54[min] N. lat., 117[deg]44.36[min] W. long.;
    (316) 33[deg]26.63[min] N. lat., 117[deg]43.17[min] W. long.;
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    (319) 33[deg]16.35[min] N. lat., 117[deg]31.51[min] W. long.;
    (320) 33[deg]11.53[min] N. lat., 117[deg]26.81[min] W. long.;
    (321) 33[deg]07.59[min] N. lat., 117[deg]21.13[min] W. long.;
    (322) 33[deg]02.21[min] N. lat., 117[deg]19.05[min] W. long.;
    (323) 32[deg]56.55[min] N. lat., 117[deg]17.70[min] W. long.;
    (324) 32[deg]54.61[min] N. lat., 117[deg]16.60[min] W. long.;
    (325) 32[deg]52.32[min] N. lat., 117[deg]15.97[min] W. long.;
    (326) 32[deg]51.48[min] N. lat., 117[deg]16.15[min] W. long.;
    (327) 32[deg]51.85[min] N. lat., 117[deg]17.26[min] W. long.;
    (328) 32[deg]51.55[min] N. lat., 117[deg]19.01[min] W. long.;
    (329) 32[deg]49.55[min] N. lat., 117[deg]19.63[min] W. long.;
    (330) 32[deg]46.71[min] N. lat., 117[deg]18.32[min] W. long.;
    (331) 32[deg]36.35[min] N. lat., 117[deg]15.68[min] W. long.; and
    (332) 32[deg]32.85[min] N. lat., 117[deg]15.44[min] W. long.
    (c) The 30 fm (55 m) depth contour around the Farallon Islands off 
the state of California is defined by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 37[deg]46.73[min] N. lat., 123[deg]6.37[min] W. long.;
    (2) 37[deg]45.79[min] N. lat., 123[deg]07.91[min] W. long.;
    (3) 37[deg]45.28[min] N. lat., 123[deg]07.75[min] W. long.;
    (4) 37[deg]44.98[min] N. lat., 123[deg]07.11[min] W. long.;
    (5) 37[deg]45.51[min] N. lat., 123[deg]06.26[min] W. long.;
    (6) 37[deg]45.14[min] N. lat., 123[deg]05.41[min] W. long.;
    (7) 37[deg]45.31[min] N. lat., 123[deg]04.82[min] W. long.;
    (8) 37[deg]46.11[min] N. lat., 123[deg]05.23[min] W. long.;
    (9) 37[deg]46.44[min] N. lat., 123[deg]05.63[min] W. long.; and
    (10) 37[deg]46.73[min] N. lat., 123[deg]06.37[min] W. long.
    (d) The 30 fm (55 m) depth contour around Noon Day Rock off the 
state of California is defined by straight lines connecting all of the 
following points in the order stated:
    (1) 37[deg]47.83[min] N. lat., 123[deg]10.83[min] W. long.;
    (2) 37[deg]47.51[min] N. lat., 123[deg]11.19[min] W. long.;
    (3) 37[deg]47.33[min] N. lat., 123[deg]10.68[min] W. long.;
    (4) 37[deg]47.02[min] N. lat., 123[deg]10.59[min] W. long.;
    (5) 37[deg]47.21[min] N. lat., 123[deg]09.85[min] W. long.;
    (6) 37[deg]47.56[min] N. lat., 123[deg]09.72[min] W. long.;
    (7) 37[deg]47.87[min] N. lat., 123[deg]10.26[min] W. long.; and
    (8) 37[deg]47.83[min] N. lat., 123[deg]10.83[min] W. long.
    (e) The 30 fm (55-m) depth contour around the northern Channel 
Islands of the state of California is defined by straight lines 
connecting all of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 34[deg]00.98[min] N. lat., 119[deg]20.46[min] W. long.;
    (2) 34[deg]00.53[min] N. lat., 119[deg]20.98[min] W. long.;
    (3) 34[deg]00.17[min] N. lat., 119[deg]21.83[min] W. long.;
    (4) 33[deg]59.65[min] N. lat., 119[deg]24.45[min] W. long.;
    (5) 33[deg]59.68[min] N. lat., 119[deg]25.20[min] W. long.;
    (6) 33[deg]59.95[min] N. lat., 119[deg]26.25[min] W. long.;
    (7) 33[deg]59.87[min] N. lat., 119[deg]27.27[min] W. long.;
    (8) 33[deg]59.55[min] N. lat., 119[deg]28.02[min] W. long.;
    (9) 33[deg]58.63[min] N. lat., 119[deg]36.48[min] W. long.;
    (10) 33[deg]57.62[min] N. lat., 119[deg]41.13[min] W. long.;
    (11) 33[deg]57.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]42.20[min] W. long.;
    (12) 33[deg]56.93[min] N. lat., 119[deg]48.00[min] W. long.;
    (13) 33[deg]56.45[min] N. lat., 119[deg]49.12[min] W. long.;
    (14) 33[deg]58.54[min] N. lat., 119[deg]52.80[min] W. long.;
    (15) 33[deg]59.95[min] N. lat., 119[deg]54.49[min] W. long.;
    (16) 33[deg]59.83[min] N. lat., 119[deg]56.00[min] W. long.;
    (17) 33[deg]59.18[min] N. lat., 119[deg]57.17[min] W. long.;
    (18) 33[deg]57.83[min] N. lat., 119[deg]56.74[min] W. long.;
    (19) 33[deg]55.71[min] N. lat., 119[deg]56.89[min] W. long.;
    (20) 33[deg]53.89[min] N. lat., 119[deg]57.68[min] W. long.;
    (21) 33[deg]52.93[min] N. lat., 119[deg]59.80[min] W. long.;
    (22) 33[deg]52.79[min] N. lat., 120[deg]01.81[min] W. long.;
    (23) 33[deg]52.51[min] N. lat., 120[deg]03.08[min] W. long.;
    (24) 33[deg]53.12[min] N. lat., 120[deg]04.88[min] W. long.;
    (25) 33[deg]53.12[min] N. lat., 120[deg]05.80[min] W. long.;
    (26) 33[deg]52.94[min] N. lat., 120[deg]06.50[min] W. long.;
    (27) 33[deg]54.03[min] N. lat., 120[deg]10.00[min] W. long.;
    (28) 33[deg]54.58[min] N. lat., 120[deg]11.82[min] W. long.;
    (29) 33[deg]57.08[min] N. lat., 120[deg]14.58[min] W. long.;
    (30) 33[deg]59.50[min] N. lat., 120[deg]16.72[min] W. long.;
    (31) 33[deg]59.63[min] N. lat., 120[deg]17.88[min] W. long.;
    (32) 34[deg]00.30[min] N. lat., 120[deg]19.14[min] W. long.;
    (33) 34[deg]00.02[min] N. lat., 120[deg]19.68[min] W. long.;
    (34) 34[deg]00.08[min] N. lat., 120[deg]21.73[min] W. long.;
    (35) 34[deg]00.94[min] N. lat., 120[deg]24.82[min] W. long.;
    (36) 34[deg]01.09[min] N. lat., 120[deg]27.29[min] W. long.;
    (37) 34[deg]00.96[min] N. lat., 120[deg]28.09[min] W. long.;
    (38) 34[deg]01.56[min] N. lat., 120[deg]28.71[min] W. long.;
    (39) 34[deg]01.80[min] N. lat., 120[deg]28.31[min] W. long.;
    (40) 34[deg]03.60[min] N. lat., 120[deg]28.87[min] W. long.;
    (41) 34[deg]05.20[min] N. lat., 120[deg]29.38[min] W. long.;
    (42) 34[deg]05.35[min] N. lat., 120[deg]28.20[min] W. long.;
    (43) 34[deg]05.30[min] N. lat., 120[deg]27.33[min] W. long.;
    (44) 34[deg]05.65[min] N. lat., 120[deg]26.79[min] W. long.;
    (45) 34[deg]05.69[min] N. lat., 120[deg]25.82[min] W. long.;
    (46) 34[deg]07.24[min] N. lat., 120[deg]24.98[min] W. long.;
    (47) 34[deg]06.00[min] N. lat., 120[deg]23.30[min] W. long.;
    (48) 34[deg]05.64[min] N. lat., 120[deg]21.44[min] W. long.;
    (49) 34[deg]03.61[min] N. lat., 120[deg]18.40[min] W. long.;
    (50) 34[deg]03.25[min] N. lat., 120[deg]16.64[min] W. long.;
    (51) 34[deg]04.33[min] N. lat., 120[deg]14.22[min] W. long.;
    (52) 34[deg]04.11[min] N. lat., 120[deg]11.17[min] W. long.;
    (53) 34[deg]03.72[min] N. lat., 120[deg]09.93[min] W. long.;

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    (54) 34[deg]03.81[min] N. lat., 120[deg]08.96[min] W. long.;
    (55) 34[deg]03.36[min] N. lat., 120[deg]06.52[min] W. long.;
    (56) 34[deg]04.80[min] N. lat., 120[deg]04.00[min] W. long.;
    (57) 34[deg]03.48[min] N. lat., 120[deg]01.75[min] W. long.;
    (58) 34[deg]04.00[min] N. lat., 120[deg]01.00[min] W. long.;
    (59) 34[deg]03.99[min] N. lat., 120[deg]00.15[min] W. long.;
    (60) 34[deg]03.51[min] N. lat., 119[deg]59.42[min] W. long.;
    (61) 34[deg]03.79[min] N. lat., 119[deg]58.15[min] W. long.;
    (62) 34[deg]04.72[min] N. lat., 119[deg]57.61[min] W. long.;
    (63) 34[deg]05.14[min] N. lat., 119[deg]55.17[min] W. long.;
    (64) 34[deg]04.66[min] N. lat., 119[deg]51.60[min] W. long.;
    (65) 34[deg]03.79[min] N. lat., 119[deg]48.86[min] W. long.;
    (66) 34[deg]03.79[min] N. lat., 119[deg]45.46[min] W. long.;
    (67) 34[deg]03.27[min] N. lat., 119[deg]44.17[min] W. long.;
    (68) 34[deg]03.29[min] N. lat., 119[deg]43.30[min] W. long.;
    (69) 34[deg]01.71[min] N. lat., 119[deg]40.83[min] W. long.;
    (70) 34[deg]01.74[min] N. lat., 119[deg]37.92[min] W. long.;
    (71) 34[deg]02.07[min] N. lat., 119[deg]37.17[min] W. long.;
    (72) 34[deg]02.93[min] N. lat., 119[deg]36.52[min] W. long.;
    (73) 34[deg]03.48[min] N. lat., 119[deg]35.50[min] W. long.;
    (74) 34[deg]03.56[min] N. lat., 119[deg]32.80[min] W. long.;
    (75) 34[deg]02.72[min] N. lat., 119[deg]31.84[min] W. long.;
    (76) 34[deg]02.20[min] N. lat., 119[deg]30.53[min] W. long.;
    (77) 34[deg]01.49[min] N. lat., 119[deg]30.20[min] W. long.;
    (78) 34[deg]00.66[min] N. lat., 119[deg]28.62[min] W. long.;
    (79) 34[deg]00.66[min] N. lat., 119[deg]27.57[min] W. long.;
    (80) 34[deg]01.41[min] N. lat., 119[deg]26.91[min] W. long.;
    (81) 34[deg]00.91[min] N. lat., 119[deg]24.28[min] W. long.;
    (82) 34[deg]01.51[min] N. lat., 119[deg]22.06[min] W. long.;
    (83) 34[deg]01.41[min] N. lat., 119[deg]20.61[min] W. long.; and
    (84) 34[deg]00.98[min] N. lat., 119[deg]20.46[min] W. long.
    (f) The 30 fm (55 m) depth contour around San Clemente Island off 
the state of California is defined by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]03.37[min] N. lat., 118[deg]37.76[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]02.72[min] N. lat., 118[deg]38.12[min] W. long.;
    (3) 33[deg]02.18[min] N. lat., 118[deg]37.46[min] W. long.;
    (4) 33[deg]00.66[min] N. lat., 118[deg]37.36[min] W. long.;
    (5) 33[deg]00.08[min] N. lat., 118[deg]36.94[min] W. long.;
    (6) 33[deg]00.11[min] N. lat., 118[deg]36.00[min] W. long.;
    (7) 32[deg]58.02[min] N. lat., 118[deg]35.41[min] W. long.;
    (8) 32[deg]56.00[min] N. lat., 118[deg]33.59[min] W. long.;
    (9) 32[deg]54.76[min] N. lat., 118[deg]33.58[min] W. long.;
    (10) 32[deg]53.97[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.45[min] W. long.;
    (11) 32[deg]51.18[min] N. lat., 118[deg]30.83[min] W. long.;
    (12) 32[deg]50.00[min] N. lat., 118[deg]29.68[min] W. long.;
    (13) 32[deg]49.72[min] N. lat., 118[deg]28.33[min] W. long.;
    (14) 32[deg]47.88[min] N. lat., 118[deg]26.90[min] W. long.;
    (15) 32[deg]47.30[min] N. lat., 118[deg]25.73[min] W. long.;
    (16) 32[deg]47.28[min] N. lat., 118[deg]24.83[min] W. long.;
    (17) 32[deg]48.12[min] N. lat., 118[deg]24.33[min] W. long.;
    (18) 32[deg]48.74[min] N. lat., 118[deg]23.39[min] W. long.;
    (19) 32[deg]48.69[min] N. lat., 118[deg]21.75[min] W. long.;
    (20) 32[deg]49.06[min] N. lat., 118[deg]20.53[min] W. long.;
    (21) 32[deg]50.28[min] N. lat., 118[deg]21.90[min] W. long.;
    (22) 32[deg]51.73[min] N. lat., 118[deg]23.86[min] W. long.;
    (23) 32[deg]52.79[min] N. lat., 118[deg]25.08[min] W. long.;
    (24) 32[deg]54.03[min] N. lat., 118[deg]26.83[min] W. long.;
    (25) 32[deg]54.70[min] N. lat., 118[deg]27.55[min] W. long.;
    (26) 32[deg]55.49[min] N. lat., 118[deg]29.04[min] W. long.;
    (27) 32[deg]59.58[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.51[min] W. long.;
    (28) 32[deg]59.89[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.52[min] W. long.;
    (29) 33[deg]00.29[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.73[min] W. long.;
    (30) 33[deg]00.85[min] N. lat., 118[deg]33.50[min] W. long.;
    (31) 33[deg]01.70[min] N. lat., 118[deg]33.64[min] W. long.;
    (32) 33[deg]02.90[min] N. lat., 118[deg]35.35[min] W. long.;
    (33) 33[deg]02.61[min] N. lat., 118[deg]36.96[min] W. long.; and
    (34) 33[deg]03.37[min] N. lat., 118[deg]37.76[min] W. long.
    (g) The 30 fm (55 m) depth contour around Santa Catalina Island off 
the state of California is defined by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]19.13[min] N. lat., 118[deg]18.04[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]18.32[min] N. lat., 118[deg]18.20[min] W. long.;
    (3) 33[deg]17.82[min] N. lat., 118[deg]18.73[min] W. long.;
    (4) 33[deg]17.54[min] N. lat., 118[deg]19.52[min] W. long.;
    (5) 33[deg]17.99[min] N. lat., 118[deg]21.71[min] W. long.;
    (6) 33[deg]18.48[min] N. lat., 118[deg]22.82[min] W. long.;
    (7) 33[deg]18.77[min] N. lat., 118[deg]26.95[min] W. long.;
    (8) 33[deg]19.69[min] N. lat., 118[deg]28.87[min] W. long.;
    (9) 33[deg]20.53[min] N. lat., 118[deg]30.52[min] W. long.;
    (10) 33[deg]20.46[min] N. lat., 118[deg]31.47[min] W. long.;
    (11) 33[deg]20.98[min] N. lat., 118[deg]31.39[min] W. long.;
    (12) 33[deg]20.81[min] N. lat., 118[deg]30.49[min] W. long.;
    (13) 33[deg]21.38[min] N. lat., 118[deg]30.07[min] W. long.;
    (14) 33[deg]23.12[min] N. lat., 118[deg]29.31[min] W. long.;
    (15) 33[deg]24.95[min] N. lat., 118[deg]29.70[min] W. long.;
    (16) 33[deg]25.39[min] N. lat., 118[deg]30.50[min] W. long.;
    (17) 33[deg]25.21[min] N. lat., 118[deg]30.79[min] W. long.;
    (18) 33[deg]25.65[min] N. lat., 118[deg]31.60[min] W. long.;
    (19) 33[deg]25.65[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.04[min] W. long.;
    (20) 33[deg]25.94[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.96[min] W. long.;
    (21) 33[deg]25.86[min] N. lat., 118[deg]33.49[min] W. long.;
    (22) 33[deg]26.06[min] N. lat., 118[deg]34.12[min] W. long.;
    (23) 33[deg]28.28[min] N. lat., 118[deg]36.60[min] W. long.;
    (24) 33[deg]28.83[min] N. lat., 118[deg]36.42[min] W. long.;
    (25) 33[deg]28.72[min] N. lat., 118[deg]34.93[min] W. long.;
    (26) 33[deg]28.71[min] N. lat., 118[deg]33.61[min] W. long.;
    (27) 33[deg]28.81[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.95[min] W. long.;
    (28) 33[deg]28.73[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.07[min] W. long.;
    (29) 33[deg]27.55[min] N. lat., 118[deg]30.14[min] W. long.;
    (30) 33[deg]27.86[min] N. lat., 118[deg]29.41[min] W. long.;
    (31) 33[deg]26.98[min] N. lat., 118[deg]29.06[min] W. long.;
    (32) 33[deg]26.96[min] N. lat., 118[deg]28.58[min] W. long.;
    (33) 33[deg]26.76[min] N. lat., 118[deg]28.40[min] W. long.;
    (34) 33[deg]26.52[min] N. lat., 118[deg]27.66[min] W. long.;
    (35) 33[deg]26.31[min] N. lat., 118[deg]27.41[min] W. long.;
    (36) 33[deg]25.09[min] N. lat., 118[deg]23.13[min] W. long.;
    (37) 33[deg]24.80[min] N. lat., 118[deg]22.86[min] W. long.;
    (38) 33[deg]24.60[min] N. lat., 118[deg]22.02[min] W. long.;
    (39) 33[deg]22.82[min] N. lat., 118[deg]21.04[min] W. long.;
    (40) 33[deg]20.23[min] N. lat., 118[deg]18.45[min] W. long.; and

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    (41) 33[deg]19.13[min] N. lat., 118[deg]18.04[min] W. long.
    (h) The 40 fm (73 m) depth contour between 46[deg]16[min] N. lat. 
and the U.S. border with Mexico is defined by straight lines connecting 
all of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 46[deg]16.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]16.10[min] W. long.;
    (2) 46[deg]15.29[min] N. lat., 124[deg]15.60[min] W. long.;
    (3) 46[deg]11.90[min] N. lat., 124[deg]13.59[min] W. long.;
    (4) 46[deg]06.93[min] N. lat., 124[deg]10.15[min] W. long.;
    (5) 46[deg]05.33[min] N. lat., 124[deg]08.30[min] W. long.;
    (6) 45[deg]58.69[min] N. lat., 124[deg]05.60[min] W. long.;
    (7) 45[deg]57.71[min] N. lat., 124[deg]05.82[min] W. long.;
    (8) 45[deg]53.97[min] N. lat., 124[deg]05.04[min] W. long.;
    (9) 45[deg]49.75[min] N. lat., 124[deg]05.14[min] W. long.;
    (10) 45[deg]47.88[min] N. lat., 124[deg]05.16[min] W. long.;
    (11) 45[deg]47.07[min] N. lat., 124[deg]04.21[min] W. long.;
    (12) 45[deg]46.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]04.49[min] W. long.;
    (13) 45[deg]44.34[min] N. lat., 124[deg]05.09[min] W. long.;
    (14) 45[deg]40.64[min] N. lat., 124[deg]04.90[min] W. long.;
    (15) 45[deg]33.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]04.46[min] W. long.;
    (16) 45[deg]32.27[min] N. lat., 124[deg]04.74[min] W. long.;
    (17) 45[deg]29.26[min] N. lat., 124[deg]04.22[min] W. long.;
    (18) 45[deg]20.25[min] N. lat., 124[deg]04.67[min] W. long.;
    (19) 45[deg]19.99[min] N. lat., 124[deg]04.62[min] W. long.;
    (20) 45[deg]17.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]04.91[min] W. long.;
    (21) 45[deg]11.29[min] N. lat., 124[deg]05.19[min] W. long.;
    (22) 45[deg]05.79[min] N. lat., 124[deg]05.40[min] W. long.;
    (23) 45[deg]05.07[min] N. lat., 124[deg]05.93[min] W. long.;
    (24) 45[deg]03.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]06.47[min] W. long.;
    (25) 45[deg]01.70[min] N. lat., 124[deg]06.53[min] W. long.;
    (26) 44[deg]58.75[min] N. lat., 124[deg]07.14[min] W. long.;
    (27) 44[deg]51.28[min] N. lat., 124[deg]10.21[min] W. long.;
    (28) 44[deg]49.49[min] N. lat., 124[deg]10.89[min] W. long.;
    (29) 44[deg]44.96[min] N. lat., 124[deg]14.39[min] W. long.;
    (30) 44[deg]43.44[min] N. lat., 124[deg]14.78[min] W. long.;
    (31) 44[deg]42.27[min] N. lat., 124[deg]13.81[min] W. long.;
    (32) 44[deg]41.68[min] N. lat., 124[deg]15.38[min] W. long.;
    (33) 44[deg]34.87[min] N. lat., 124[deg]15.80[min] W. long.;
    (34) 44[deg]33.74[min] N. lat., 124[deg]14.43[min] W. long.;
    (35) 44[deg]27.66[min] N. lat., 124[deg]16.99[min] W. long.;
    (36) 44[deg]19.13[min] N. lat., 124[deg]19.22[min] W. long.;
    (37) 44[deg]15.35[min] N. lat., 124[deg]17.37[min] W. long.;
    (38) 44[deg]14.38[min] N. lat., 124[deg]17.78[min] W. long.;
    (39) 44[deg]12.80[min] N. lat., 124[deg]17.18[min] W. long.;
    (40) 44[deg]09.23[min] N. lat., 124[deg]15.96[min] W. long.;
    (41) 44[deg]08.38[min] N. lat., 124[deg]16.80[min] W. long.;
    (42) 44[deg]08.30[min] N. lat., 124[deg]16.75[min] W. long.;
    (43) 44[deg]01.18[min] N. lat., 124[deg]15.42[min] W. long.;
    (44) 43[deg]51.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]14.68[min] W. long.;
    (45) 43[deg]42.66[min] N. lat., 124[deg]15.46[min] W. long.;
    (46) 43[deg]40.49[min] N. lat., 124[deg]15.74[min] W. long.;
    (47) 43[deg]38.77[min] N. lat., 124[deg]15.64[min] W. long.;
    (48) 43[deg]34.52[min] N. lat., 124[deg]16.73[min] W. long.;
    (49) 43[deg]28.82[min] N. lat., 124[deg]19.52[min] W. long.;
    (50) 43[deg]23.91[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.28[min] W. long.;
    (51) 43[deg]20.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.63[min] W. long.;
    (52) 43[deg]17.96[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.81[min] W. long.;
    (53) 43[deg]16.75[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.42[min] W. long.;
    (54) 43[deg]13.98[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.99[min] W. long.;
    (55) 43[deg]13.71[min] N. lat., 124[deg]33.25[min] W. long.;
    (56) 43[deg]12.26[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.16[min] W. long.;
    (57) 43[deg]10.96[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.34[min] W. long.;
    (58) 43[deg]05.65[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.52[min] W. long.;
    (59) 42[deg]59.66[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.58[min] W. long.;
    (60) 42[deg]54.97[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.99[min] W. long.;
    (61) 42[deg]53.81[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.58[min] W. long.;
    (62) 42[deg]50.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.68[min] W. long.;
    (63) 42[deg]49.14[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.92[min] W. long.;
    (64) 42[deg]46.47[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.65[min] W. long.;
    (65) 42[deg]45.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.04[min] W. long.;
    (66) 42[deg]44.79[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.96[min] W. long.;
    (67) 42[deg]45.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.39[min] W. long.;
    (68) 42[deg]44.14[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.16[min] W. long.;
    (69) 42[deg]42.15[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.82[min] W. long.;
    (70) 42[deg]40.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.98[min] W. long.;
    (71) 42[deg]38.82[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.09[min] W. long.;
    (72) 42[deg]35.91[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.02[min] W. long.;
    (73) 42[deg]31.34[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.84[min] W. long.;
    (74) 42[deg]28.13[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.83[min] W. long.;
    (75) 42[deg]26.73[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.58[min] W. long.;
    (76) 42[deg]23.85[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.05[min] W. long.;
    (77) 42[deg]21.68[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.64[min] W. long.;
    (78) 42[deg]19.62[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.02[min] W. long.;
    (79) 42[deg]15.01[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.72[min] W. long.;
    (80) 42[deg]13.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.93[min] W. long.;
    (81) 42[deg]11.38[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.62[min] W. long.;
    (82) 42[deg]04.66[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.39[min] W. long.;
    (83) 42[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.55[min] W. long.;
    (84) 41[deg]51.35[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.25[min] W. long.;
    (85) 41[deg]44.10[min] N. lat., 124[deg]19.05[min] W. long.;
    (86) 41[deg]38.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]20.04[min] W. long.;
    (87) 41[deg]18.43[min] N. lat., 124[deg]13.48[min] W. long.;
    (88) 40[deg]55.12[min] N. lat., 124[deg]16.33[min] W. long.;
    (89) 40[deg]41.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.66[min] W. long.;
    (90) 40[deg]36.71[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.15[min] W. long.;
    (91) 40[deg]32.81[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.42[min] W. long.;
    (92) 40[deg]30.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.38[min] W. long.;
    (93) 40[deg]29.13[min] N. lat., 124[deg]33.23[min] W. long.;
    (94) 40[deg]24.55[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.40[min] W. long.;
    (95) 40[deg]22.32[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.19[min] W. long.;
    (96) 40[deg]19.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.52[min] W. long.;
    (97) 40[deg]18.63[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.38[min] W. long.;
    (98) 40[deg]15.21[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.53[min] W. long.;
    (99) 40[deg]12.56[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.69[min] W. long.;
    (100) 40[deg]10.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]17.84[min] W. long.;
    (101) 40[deg]09.30[min] N. lat., 124[deg]15.68[min] W. long.;
    (102) 40[deg]08.31[min] N. lat., 124[deg]15.17[min] W. long.;
    (103) 40[deg]05.62[min] N. lat., 124[deg]09.80[min] W. long.;
    (104) 40[deg]06.57[min] N. lat., 124[deg]07.99[min] W. long.;
    (105) 40[deg]00.86[min] N. lat., 124[deg]08.42[min] W. long.;
    (106) 39[deg]54.79[min] N. lat., 124[deg]05.25[min] W. long.;

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    (107) 39[deg]52.75[min] N. lat., 124[deg]02.62[min] W. long.;
    (108) 39[deg]52.51[min] N. lat., 123[deg]58.15[min] W. long.;
    (109) 39[deg]49.64[min] N. lat., 123[deg]54.98[min] W. long.;
    (110) 39[deg]41.46[min] N. lat., 123[deg]50.65[min] W. long.;
    (111) 39[deg]34.57[min] N. lat., 123[deg]49.24[min] W. long.;
    (112) 39[deg]22.62[min] N. lat., 123[deg]51.21[min] W. long.;
    (113) 39[deg]04.58[min] N. lat., 123[deg]45.43[min] W. long.;
    (114) 39[deg]00.45[min] N. lat., 123[deg]47.58[min] W. long.;
    (115) 38[deg]57.50[min] N. lat., 123[deg]47.27[min] W. long.;
    (116) 38[deg]55.82[min] N. lat., 123[deg]46.97[min] W. long.;
    (117) 38[deg]52.26[min] N. lat., 123[deg]44.35[min] W. long.;
    (118) 38[deg]45.41[min] N. lat., 123[deg]35.67[min] W. long.;
    (119) 38[deg]40.60[min] N. lat., 123[deg]28.22[min] W. long.;
    (120) 38[deg]21.64[min] N. lat., 123[deg]08.91[min] W. long.;
    (121) 38[deg]12.01[min] N. lat., 123[deg]03.86[min] W. long.;
    (122) 38[deg]06.16[min] N. lat., 123[deg]07.01[min] W. long.;
    (123) 38[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 123[deg]07.05[min] W. long.;
    (124) 37[deg]51.73[min] N. lat., 122[deg]57.97[min] W. long.;
    (125) 37[deg]47.96[min] N. lat., 122[deg]59.34[min] W. long.;
    (126) 37[deg]47.37[min] N. lat., 123[deg]08.84[min] W. long.;
    (127) 37[deg]50.00[min] N. lat., 123[deg]14.38[min] W. long.;
    (128) 37[deg]39.91[min] N. lat., 123[deg]00.84[min] W. long.;
    (129) 37[deg]38.75[min] N. lat., 122[deg]52.16[min] W. long.;
    (130) 37[deg]35.67[min] N. lat., 122[deg]49.47[min] W. long.;
    (131) 37[deg]20.24[min] N. lat., 122[deg]33.82[min] W. long.;
    (132) 37[deg]11.00[min] N. lat., 122[deg]28.50[min] W. long.;
    (133) 37[deg]07.00[min] N. lat., 122[deg]26.26[min] W. long.;
    (134) 36[deg]52.04[min] N. lat., 122[deg]04.60[min] W. long.;
    (135) 36[deg]52.00[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.41[min] W. long.;
    (136) 36[deg]47.87[min] N. lat., 121[deg]50.15[min] W. long.;
    (137) 36[deg]48.07[min] N. lat., 121[deg]48.21[min] W. long.;
    (138) 36[deg]45.93[min] N. lat., 121[deg]52.11[min] W. long.;
    (139) 36[deg]40.55[min] N. lat., 121[deg]52.59[min] W. long.;
    (140) 36[deg]38.93[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.17[min] W. long.;
    (141) 36[deg]36.54[min] N. lat., 122[deg]00.18[min] W. long.;
    (142) 36[deg]32.87[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.81[min] W. long.;
    (143) 36[deg]31.90[min] N. lat., 121[deg]56.00[min] W. long.;
    (144) 36[deg]31.51[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.17[min] W. long.;
    (145) 36[deg]23.28[min] N. lat., 121[deg]56.10[min] W. long.;
    (146) 36[deg]17.52[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.33[min] W. long.;
    (147) 36[deg]15.90[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.00[min] W. long.;
    (148) 36[deg]11.06[min] N. lat., 121[deg]43.10[min] W. long.;
    (149) 36[deg]02.85[min] N. lat., 121[deg]36.21[min] W. long.;
    (150) 36[deg]01.22[min] N. lat., 121[deg]36.36[min] W. long.;
    (151) 36[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 121[deg]34.73[min] W. long.;
    (152) 35[deg]58.67[min] N. lat., 121[deg]30.68[min] W. long.;
    (153) 35[deg]54.16[min] N. lat., 121[deg]30.21[min] W. long.;
    (154) 35[deg]46.98[min] N. lat., 121[deg]24.02[min] W. long.;
    (155) 35[deg]40.75[min] N. lat., 121[deg]21.89[min] W. long.;
    (156) 35[deg]34.36[min] N. lat., 121[deg]11.07[min] W. long.;
    (157) 35[deg]29.30[min] N. lat., 121[deg]05.74[min] W. long.;
    (158) 35[deg]22.15[min] N. lat., 120[deg]56.15[min] W. long.;
    (159) 35[deg]14.93[min] N. lat., 120[deg]56.37[min] W. long.;
    (160) 35[deg]04.06[min] N. lat., 120[deg]46.35[min] W. long.;
    (161) 34[deg]45.85[min] N. lat., 120[deg]43.96[min] W. long.;
    (162) 34[deg]37.80[min] N. lat., 120[deg]44.44[min] W. long.;
    (163) 34[deg]32.82[min] N. lat., 120[deg]42.08[min] W. long.;
    (164) 34[deg]27.00[min] N. lat., 120[deg]31.27[min] W. long.;

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    (165) 34[deg]24.25[min] N. lat., 120[deg]23.33[min] W. long.;
    (166) 34[deg]26.48[min] N. lat., 120[deg]13.93[min] W. long.;
    (167) 34[deg]25.12[min] N. lat., 120[deg]03.46[min] W. long.;
    (168) 34[deg]17.58[min] N. lat., 119[deg]31.62[min] W. long.;
    (169) 34[deg]11.49[min] N. lat., 119[deg]27.30[min] W. long.;
    (170) 34[deg]05.59[min] N. lat., 119[deg]15.52[min] W. long.;
    (171) 34[deg]08.60[min] N. lat., 119[deg]12.93[min] W. long.;
    (172) 34[deg]04.81[min] N. lat., 119[deg]13.44[min] W. long.;
    (173) 34[deg]04.26[min] N. lat., 119[deg]12.39[min] W. long.;
    (174) 34[deg]03.89[min] N. lat., 119[deg]07.06[min] W. long.;
    (175) 34[deg]05.14[min] N. lat., 119[deg]05.55[min] W. long.;
    (176) 34[deg]01.27[min] N. lat., 118[deg]59.62[min] W. long.;
    (177) 33[deg]59.56[min] N. lat., 118[deg]48.21[min] W. long.;
    (178) 33[deg]59.30[min] N. lat., 118[deg]35.43[min] W. long.;
    (179) 33[deg]55.14[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.16[min] W. long.;
    (180) 33[deg]52.95[min] N. lat., 118[deg]34.49[min] W. long.;
    (181) 33[deg]51.07[min] N. lat., 118[deg]31.50[min] W. long.;
    (182) 33[deg]52.45[min] N. lat., 118[deg]28.54[min] W. long.;
    (183) 33[deg]49.86[min] N. lat., 118[deg]24.10[min] W. long.;
    (184) 33[deg]47.14[min] N. lat., 118[deg]28.38[min] W. long.;
    (185) 33[deg]44.14[min] N. lat., 118[deg]25.18[min] W. long.;
    (186) 33[deg]41.54[min] N. lat., 118[deg]19.63[min] W. long.;
    (187) 33[deg]37.86[min] N. lat., 118[deg]15.06[min] W. long.;
    (188) 33[deg]36.58[min] N. lat., 118[deg]15.97[min] W. long.;
    (189) 33[deg]34.78[min] N. lat., 118[deg]12.60[min] W. long.;
    (190) 33[deg]34.46[min] N. lat., 118[deg]08.77[min] W. long.;
    (191) 33[deg]35.92[min] N. lat., 118[deg]07.04[min] W. long.;
    (192) 33[deg]36.06[min] N. lat., 118[deg]03.96[min] W. long.;
    (193) 33[deg]34.98[min] N. lat., 118[deg]02.74[min] W. long.;
    (194) 33[deg]34.03[min] N. lat., 117[deg]59.37[min] W. long.;
    (195) 33[deg]35.46[min] N. lat., 117[deg]55.61[min] W. long.;
    (196) 33[deg]34.97[min] N. lat., 117[deg]53.33[min] W. long.;
    (197) 33[deg]31.20[min] N. lat., 117[deg]47.40[min] W. long.;
    (198) 33[deg]27.26[min] N. lat., 117[deg]44.34[min] W. long.;
    (199) 33[deg]24.84[min] N. lat., 117[deg]40.75[min] W. long.;
    (200) 33[deg]11.45[min] N. lat., 117[deg]26.84[min] W. long.;
    (201) 33[deg]07.59[min] N. lat., 117[deg]21.46[min] W. long.;
    (202) 33[deg]01.74[min] N. lat., 117[deg]19.23[min] W. long.;
    (203) 32[deg]56.44[min] N. lat., 117[deg]18.08[min] W. long.;
    (204) 32[deg]54.63[min] N. lat., 117[deg]16.94[min] W. long.;
    (205) 32[deg]51.67[min] N. lat., 117[deg]16.21[min] W. long.;
    (206) 32[deg]52.16[min] N. lat., 117[deg]19.41[min] W. long.;
    (207) 32[deg]46.91[min] N. lat., 117[deg]20.43[min] W. long.;
    (208) 32[deg]43.49[min] N. lat., 117[deg]18.12[min] W. long.; and
    (209) 32[deg]33.00[min] N. lat., 117[deg]16.39[min] W. long.
    (i) The 40 fm (73 m) depth contour around the northern Channel 
Islands off the state of California is defined by straight lines 
connecting all of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 34[deg]07.88[min] N. lat., 120[deg]27.79[min] W. long.;
    (2) 34[deg]07.45[min] N. lat., 120[deg]28.26[min] W. long.;
    (3) 34[deg]07.03[min] N. lat., 120[deg]27.29[min] W. long.;
    (4) 34[deg]06.19[min] N. lat., 120[deg]28.81[min] W. long.;
    (5) 34[deg]06.44[min] N. lat., 120[deg]31.17[min] W. long.;
    (6) 34[deg]05.81[min] N. lat., 120[deg]31.97[min] W. long.;
    (7) 34[deg]03.51[min] N. lat., 120[deg]29.61[min] W. long.;
    (8) 34[deg]01.56[min] N. lat., 120[deg]28.83[min] W. long.;
    (9) 34[deg]00.81[min] N. lat., 120[deg]27.94[min] W. long.;
    (10) 33[deg]59.26[min] N. lat., 120[deg]17.95[min] W. long.;
    (11) 33[deg]54.71[min] N. lat., 120[deg]12.72[min] W. long.;
    (12) 33[deg]51.61[min] N. lat., 120[deg]02.49[min] W. long.;
    (13) 33[deg]51.68[min] N. lat., 119[deg]59.41[min] W. long.;
    (14) 33[deg]52.71[min] N. lat., 119[deg]57.25[min] W. long.;
    (15) 33[deg]55.83[min] N. lat., 119[deg]55.92[min] W. long.;
    (16) 33[deg]59.64[min] N. lat., 119[deg]56.03[min] W. long.;
    (17) 33[deg]56.30[min] N. lat., 119[deg]48.63[min] W. long.;
    (18) 33[deg]56.77[min] N. lat., 119[deg]41.87[min] W. long.;
    (19) 33[deg]58.54[min] N. lat., 119[deg]34.98[min] W. long.;
    (20) 33[deg]59.52[min] N. lat., 119[deg]24.69[min] W. long.;
    (21) 34[deg]00.24[min] N. lat., 119[deg]21.00[min] W. long.;
    (22) 34[deg]02.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]19.57[min] W. long.;

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    (23) 34[deg]01.29[min] N. lat., 119[deg]23.92[min] W. long.;
    (24) 34[deg]01.95[min] N. lat., 119[deg]28.94[min] W. long.;
    (25) 34[deg]03.90[min] N. lat., 119[deg]33.43[min] W. long.;
    (26) 34[deg]03.31[min] N. lat., 119[deg]36.51[min] W. long.;
    (27) 34[deg]02.13[min] N. lat., 119[deg]37.99[min] W. long.;
    (28) 34[deg]01.96[min] N. lat., 119[deg]40.35[min] W. long.;
    (29) 34[deg]03.52[min] N. lat., 119[deg]43.22[min] W. long.;
    (30) 34[deg]04.03[min] N. lat., 119[deg]45.66[min] W. long.;
    (31) 34[deg]04.03[min] N. lat., 119[deg]48.13[min] W. long.;
    (32) 34[deg]05.15[min] N. lat., 119[deg]52.97[min] W. long.;
    (33) 34[deg]05.47[min] N. lat., 119[deg]57.55[min] W. long.;
    (34) 34[deg]04.43[min] N. lat., 120[deg]02.29[min] W. long.;
    (35) 34[deg]05.64[min] N. lat., 120[deg]04.05[min] W. long.;
    (36) 34[deg]04.16[min] N. lat., 120[deg]07.60[min] W. long.;
    (37) 34[deg]05.04[min] N. lat., 120[deg]12.78[min] W. long.;
    (38) 34[deg]04.45[min] N. lat., 120[deg]17.78[min] W. long.;
    (39) 34[deg]07.37[min] N. lat., 120[deg]24.14[min] W. long.; and
    (40) 34[deg]07.88[min] N. lat., 120[deg]27.79[min] W. long.
    (j) The 40 fm (73 m) depth contour around San Clemente Island off 
the state of California is defined by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]02.94[min] N. lat., 118[deg]38.42[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]01.79[min] N. lat., 118[deg]37.67[min] W. long.;
    (3) 33[deg]00.47[min] N. lat., 118[deg]37.65[min] W. long.;
    (4) 32[deg]59.64[min] N. lat., 118[deg]37.04[min] W. long.;
    (5) 32[deg]59.81[min] N. lat., 118[deg]36.37[min] W. long.;
    (6) 32[deg]57.84[min] N. lat., 118[deg]35.67[min] W. long.;
    (7) 32[deg]55.89[min] N. lat., 118[deg]33.88[min] W. long.;
    (8) 32[deg]54.75[min] N. lat., 118[deg]33.57[min] W. long.;
    (9) 32[deg]53.75[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.47[min] W. long.;
    (10) 32[deg]50.36[min] N. lat., 118[deg]30.50[min] W. long.;
    (11) 32[deg]49.78[min] N. lat., 118[deg]29.65[min] W. long.;
    (12) 32[deg]49.70[min] N. lat., 118[deg]28.96[min] W. long.;
    (13) 32[deg]46.79[min] N. lat., 118[deg]25.60[min] W. long.;
    (14) 32[deg]45.24[min] N. lat., 118[deg]24.55[min] W. long.;
    (15) 32[deg]45.94[min] N. lat., 118[deg]24.12[min] W. long.;
    (16) 32[deg]46.85[min] N. lat., 118[deg]24.79[min] W. long.;
    (17) 32[deg]48.49[min] N. lat., 118[deg]23.25[min] W. long.;
    (18) 32[deg]48.80[min] N. lat., 118[deg]20.52[min] W. long.;
    (19) 32[deg]49.76[min] N. lat., 118[deg]20.98[min] W. long.;
    (20) 32[deg]55.04[min] N. lat., 118[deg]27.97[min] W. long.;
    (21) 32[deg]55.48[min] N. lat., 118[deg]29.01[min] W. long.;
    (22) 33[deg]00.35[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.61[min] W. long.;
    (23) 33[deg]01.79[min] N. lat., 118[deg]33.66[min] W. long.;
    (24) 33[deg]02.98[min] N. lat., 118[deg]35.40[min] W. long.; and
    (25) 33[deg]02.94[min] N. lat., 118[deg]38.42[min] W. long.
    (k) The 40 fm (73 m) depth contour around Santa Catalina Island off 
the state of California is defined by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]28.90[min] N. lat., 118[deg]36.43[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]28.49[min] N. lat., 118[deg]36.70[min] W. long.;
    (3) 33[deg]28.02[min] N. lat., 118[deg]36.70[min] W. long.;
    (4) 33[deg]25.81[min] N. lat., 118[deg]33.95[min] W. long.;
    (5) 33[deg]25.78[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.94[min] W. long.;
    (6) 33[deg]24.77[min] N. lat., 118[deg]29.99[min] W. long.;
    (7) 33[deg]23.19[min] N. lat., 118[deg]29.61[min] W. long.;
    (8) 33[deg]20.81[min] N. lat., 118[deg]30.52[min] W. long.;
    (9) 33[deg]21.06[min] N. lat., 118[deg]31.52[min] W. long.;
    (10) 33[deg]20.43[min] N. lat., 118[deg]31.62[min] W. long.;
    (11) 33[deg]20.45[min] N. lat., 118[deg]30.46[min] W. long.;
    (12) 33[deg]18.71[min] N. lat., 118[deg]27.64[min] W. long.;
    (13) 33[deg]17.36[min] N. lat., 118[deg]18.75[min] W. long.;
    (14) 33[deg]19.17[min] N. lat., 118[deg]17.56[min] W. long.;
    (15) 33[deg]22.20[min] N. lat., 118[deg]20.11[min] W. long.;
    (16) 33[deg]23.31[min] N. lat., 118[deg]20.45[min] W. long.;
    (17) 33[deg]24.71[min] N. lat., 118[deg]22.13[min] W. long.;
    (18) 33[deg]25.27[min] N. lat., 118[deg]23.30[min] W. long.;
    (19) 33[deg]26.73[min] N. lat., 118[deg]28.00[min] W. long.;
    (20) 33[deg]27.85[min] N. lat., 118[deg]29.33[min] W. long.;
    (21) 33[deg]27.91[min] N. lat., 118[deg]29.93[min] W. long.;
    (22) 33[deg]28.79[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.16[min] W. long.; and
    (23) 33[deg]28.90[min] N. lat., 118[deg]36.43[min] W. long.

[69 FR 77042, Dec. 23, 2004, as amended at 70 FR 16149, Mar. 30, 2005; 
71 FR 8498, Feb. 17, 2006]



Sec. 660.392  Latitude/longitude coordinates defining the 50 fm 

(91 m) through 75 fm (137 m) depth contours.

    Boundaries for RCAs are defined by straight lines connecting a 
series of latitude/longitude coordinates. This section provides 
coordinates for the 50 fm (91 m) through 75 fm (137 m) depth contours.
    (a) The 50 fm (91 m) depth contour between the U.S. border with 
Canada and the U.S. border with Mexico is defined by straight lines 
connecting all of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 48[deg]22.15[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.15[min] W. long.;
    (2) 48[deg]22.15[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.10[min] W. long.;
    (3) 48[deg]20.03[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.18[min] W. long.;
    (4) 48[deg]16.61[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.72[min] W. long.;
    (5) 48[deg]14.68[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.50[min] W. long.;
    (6) 48[deg]12.02[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.29[min] W. long.;
    (7) 48[deg]03.14[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.02[min] W. long.;
    (8) 47[deg]56.05[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.60[min] W. long.;
    (9) 47[deg]52.58[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.00[min] W. long.;
    (10) 47[deg]50.18[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.36[min] W. long.;
    (11) 47[deg]45.34[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.07[min] W. long.;
    (12) 47[deg]40.96[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.84[min] W. long.;
    (13) 47[deg]34.59[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.24[min] W. long.;
    (14) 47[deg]27.86[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.12[min] W. long.;
    (15) 47[deg]22.34[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.43[min] W. long.;
    (16) 47[deg]17.66[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.75[min] W. long.;
    (17) 47[deg]06.25[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.74[min] W. long.;
    (18) 47[deg]00.43[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.01[min] W. long.;
    (19) 46[deg]52.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.44[min] W. long.;
    (20) 46[deg]35.41[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.51[min] W. long.;

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    (21) 46[deg]25.43[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.46[min] W. long.;
    (22) 46[deg]16.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]17.32[min] W. long.;
    (23) 45[deg]50.88[min] N. lat., 124[deg]09.68[min] W. long.;
    (24) 45[deg]46.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]09.39[min] W. long.;
    (25) 45[deg]20.25[min] N. lat., 124[deg]07.34[min] W. long.;
    (26) 45[deg]12.99[min] N. lat., 124[deg]06.71[min] W. long.;
    (27) 45[deg]03.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]09.17[min] W. long.;
    (28) 44[deg]52.48[min] N. lat., 124[deg]11.22[min] W. long.;
    (29) 44[deg]42.41[min] N. lat., 124[deg]19.70[min] W. long.;
    (30) 44[deg]38.80[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.58[min] W. long.;
    (31) 44[deg]24.99[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.22[min] W. long.;
    (32) 44[deg]18.11[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.74[min] W. long.;
    (33) 44[deg]15.23[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.47[min] W. long.;
    (34) 44[deg]18.80[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.48[min] W. long.;
    (35) 44[deg]19.62[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.18[min] W. long.;
    (36) 44[deg]08.30[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.17[min] W. long.;
    (37) 43[deg]56.65[min] N. lat., 124[deg]16.86[min] W. long.;
    (38) 43[deg]34.95[min] N. lat., 124[deg]17.47[min] W. long.;
    (39) 43[deg]20.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.11[min] W. long.;
    (40) 43[deg]12.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.80[min] W. long.;
    (41) 43[deg]08.96[min] N. lat., 124[deg]33.77[min] W. long.;
    (42) 42[deg]59.66[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.79[min] W. long.;
    (43) 42[deg]54.29[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.46[min] W. long.;
    (44) 42[deg]50.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.84[min] W. long.;
    (45) 42[deg]46.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.99[min] W. long.;
    (46) 42[deg]41.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.92[min] W. long.;
    (47) 42[deg]40.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.98[min] W. long.;
    (48) 42[deg]36.29[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.70[min] W. long.;
    (49) 42[deg]28.36[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.90[min] W. long.;
    (50) 42[deg]25.53[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.68[min] W. long.;
    (51) 42[deg]18.64[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.47[min] W. long.;
    (52) 42[deg]12.95[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.34[min] W. long.;
    (53) 42[deg]13.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.67[min] W. long.;
    (54) 42[deg]03.04[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.81[min] W. long.;
    (55) 42[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.21[min] W. long.;
    (56) 41[deg]57.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.35[min] W. long.;
    (57) 41[deg]52.53[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.51[min] W. long.;
    (58) 41[deg]50.17[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.63[min] W. long.;
    (59) 41[deg]46.01[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.16[min] W. long.;
    (60) 41[deg]26.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]21.78[min] W. long.;
    (61) 41[deg]15.66[min] N. lat., 124[deg]16.42[min] W. long.;
    (62) 41[deg]05.45[min] N. lat., 124[deg]16.89[min] W. long.;
    (63) 40[deg]54.55[min] N. lat., 124[deg]19.53[min] W. long.;
    (64) 40[deg]42.22[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.29[min] W. long.;
    (65) 40[deg]39.68[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.37[min] W. long.;
    (66) 40[deg]36.76[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.39[min] W. long.;
    (67) 40[deg]34.44[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.89[min] W. long.;
    (68) 40[deg]32.57[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.43[min] W. long.;
    (69) 40[deg]30.95[min] N. lat., 124[deg]33.87[min] W. long.;
    (70) 40[deg]30.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.18[min] W. long.;
    (71) 40[deg]28.90[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.59[min] W. long.;
    (72) 40[deg]24.36[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.42[min] W. long.;
    (73) 40[deg]23.66[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.35[min] W. long.;
    (74) 40[deg]22.54[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.71[min] W. long.;
    (75) 40[deg]21.52[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.86[min] W. long.;
    (76) 40[deg]21.25[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.59[min] W. long.;
    (77) 40[deg]20.63[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.47[min] W. long.;
    (78) 40[deg]19.18[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.98[min] W. long.;
    (79) 40[deg]18.42[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.77[min] W. long.;
    (80) 40[deg]18.64[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.81[min] W. long.;
    (81) 40[deg]15.31[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.28[min] W. long.;
    (82) 40[deg]15.37[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.82[min] W. long.;
    (83) 40[deg]11.91[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.68[min] W. long.;
    (84) 40[deg]10.01[min] N. lat., 124[deg]19.97[min] W. long.;
    (85) 40[deg]10.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]19.97[min] W. long.;
    (86) 40[deg]09.20[min] N. lat., 124[deg]15.81[min] W. long.;
    (87) 40[deg]07.51[min] N. lat., 124[deg]15.29[min] W. long.;
    (88) 40[deg]05.22[min] N. lat., 124[deg]10.06[min] W. long.;
    (89) 40[deg]06.51[min] N. lat., 124[deg]08.01[min] W. long.;
    (90) 40[deg]00.72[min] N. lat., 124[deg]08.45[min] W. long.;
    (91) 39[deg]56.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]07.12[min] W. long.;
    (92) 39[deg]52.58[min] N. lat., 124[deg]03.57[min] W. long.;
    (93) 39[deg]50.65[min] N. lat., 123[deg]57.98[min] W. long.;
    (94) 39[deg]40.16[min] N. lat., 123[deg]52.41[min] W. long.;
    (95) 39[deg]30.12[min] N. lat., 123[deg]52.92[min] W. long.;
    (96) 39[deg]24.53[min] N. lat., 123[deg]55.16[min] W. long.;
    (97) 39[deg]11.58[min] N. lat., 123[deg]50.93[min] W. long.;
    (98) 38[deg]57.50[min] N. lat., 123[deg]51.10[min] W. long.;
    (99) 38[deg]55.13[min] N. lat., 123[deg]51.14[min] W. long.;
    (100) 38[deg]28.58[min] N. lat., 123[deg]22.84[min] W. long.;
    (101) 38[deg]14.60[min] N. lat., 123[deg]09.92[min] W. long.;
    (102) 38[deg]01.84[min] N. lat., 123[deg]09.75[min] W. long.;
    (103) 38[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 123[deg]09.25[min] W. long.;
    (104) 37[deg]55.24[min] N. lat., 123[deg]08.30[min] W. long.;
    (105) 37[deg]52.06[min] N. lat., 123[deg]09.19[min] W. long.;
    (106) 37[deg]50.21[min] N. lat., 123[deg]14.90[min] W. long.;
    (107) 37[deg]35.67[min] N. lat., 122[deg]55.43[min] W. long.;
    (108) 37[deg]11.00[min] N. lat., 122[deg]31.67[min] W. long.;
    (109) 37[deg]07.00[min] N. lat., 122[deg]28.00[min] W. long.;
    (110) 37[deg]03.06[min] N. lat., 122[deg]24.22[min] W. long.;
    (111) 36[deg]50.20[min] N. lat., 122[deg]03.58[min] W. long.;
    (112) 36[deg]51.46[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.54[min] W. long.;
    (113) 36[deg]44.14[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.10[min] W. long.;
    (114) 36[deg]36.76[min] N. lat., 122[deg]01.16[min] W. long.;
    (115) 36[deg]15.62[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.13[min] W. long.;
    (116) 36[deg]10.41[min] N. lat., 121[deg]42.92[min] W. long.;
    (117) 36[deg]02.56[min] N. lat., 121[deg]36.37[min] W. long.;
    (118) 36[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 121[deg]35.15[min] W. long.;
    (119) 35[deg]58.26[min] N. lat., 121[deg]32.88[min] W. long.;

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    (120) 35[deg]40.38[min] N. lat., 121[deg]22.59[min] W. long.;
    (121) 35[deg]24.35[min] N. lat., 121[deg]02.53[min] W. long.;
    (122) 35[deg]02.66[min] N. lat., 120[deg]51.63[min] W. long.;
    (123) 34[deg]39.52[min] N. lat., 120[deg]48.72[min] W. long.;
    (124) 34[deg]31.26[min] N. lat., 120[deg]44.12[min] W. long.;
    (125) 34[deg]27.00[min] N. lat., 120[deg]33.31[min] W. long.;
    (126) 34[deg]23.47[min] N. lat., 120[deg]24.76[min] W. long.;
    (127) 34[deg]25.83[min] N. lat., 120[deg]17.26[min] W. long.;
    (128) 34[deg]24.65[min] N. lat., 120[deg]04.83[min] W. long.;
    (129) 34[deg]23.18[min] N. lat., 119[deg]56.18[min] W. long.;
    (130) 34[deg]19.20[min] N. lat., 119[deg]41.64[min] W. long.;
    (131) 34[deg]16.82[min] N. lat., 119[deg]35.32[min] W. long.;
    (132) 34[deg]13.43[min] N. lat., 119[deg]32.29[min] W. long.;
    (133) 34[deg]05.39[min] N. lat., 119[deg]15.13[min] W. long.;
    (134) 34[deg]08.22[min] N. lat., 119[deg]13.64[min] W. long.;
    (135) 34[deg]07.64[min] N. lat., 119[deg]13.10[min] W. long.;
    (136) 34[deg]04.56[min] N. lat., 119[deg]13.73[min] W. long.;
    (137) 34[deg]03.90[min] N. lat., 119[deg]12.66[min] W. long.;
    (138) 34[deg]03.66[min] N. lat., 119[deg]06.82[min] W. long.;
    (139) 34[deg]04.58[min] N. lat., 119[deg]04.91[min] W. long.;
    (140) 34[deg]01.35[min] N. lat., 119[deg]00.30[min] W. long.;
    (141) 34[deg]00.24[min] N. lat., 119[deg]03.18[min] W. long.;
    (142) 33[deg]59.63[min] N. lat., 119[deg]03.20[min] W. long.;
    (143) 33[deg]59.54[min] N. lat., 119[deg]00.88[min] W. long.;
    (144) 34[deg]00.82[min] N. lat., 118[deg]59.03[min] W. long.;
    (145) 33[deg]59.11[min] N. lat., 118[deg]47.52[min] W. long.;
    (146) 33[deg]59.07[min] N. lat., 118[deg]36.33[min] W. long.;
    (147) 33[deg]55.06[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.86[min] W. long.;
    (148) 33[deg]53.56[min] N. lat., 118[deg]37.75[min] W. long.;
    (149) 33[deg]51.22[min] N. lat., 118[deg]36.14[min] W. long.;
    (150) 33[deg]50.48[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.16[min] W. long.;
    (151) 33[deg]51.86[min] N. lat., 118[deg]28.71[min] W. long.;
    (152) 33[deg]50.09[min] N. lat., 118[deg]27.88[min] W. long.;
    (153) 33[deg]49.95[min] N. lat., 118[deg]26.38[min] W. long.;
    (154) 33[deg]50.73[min] N. lat., 118[deg]26.17[min] W. long.;
    (155) 33[deg]49.86[min] N. lat., 118[deg]24.25[min] W. long.;
    (156) 33[deg]48.10[min] N. lat., 118[deg]26.87[min] W. long.;
    (157) 33[deg]47.54[min] N. lat., 118[deg]29.66[min] W. long.;
    (158) 33[deg]44.10[min] N. lat., 118[deg]25.25[min] W. long.;
    (159) 33[deg]41.78[min] N. lat., 118[deg]20.28[min] W. long.;
    (160) 33[deg]38.18[min] N. lat., 118[deg]15.69[min] W. long.;
    (161) 33[deg]37.50[min] N. lat., 118[deg]16.71[min] W. long.;
    (162) 33[deg]35.98[min] N. lat., 118[deg]16.54[min] W. long.;
    (163) 33[deg]34.15[min] N. lat., 118[deg]11.22[min] W. long.;
    (164) 33[deg]34.29[min] N. lat., 118[deg]08.35[min] W. long.;
    (165) 33[deg]35.85[min] N. lat., 118[deg]07.00[min] W. long.;
    (166) 33[deg]36.12[min] N. lat., 118[deg]04.15[min] W. long.;
    (167) 33[deg]34.97[min] N. lat., 118[deg]02.91[min] W. long.;
    (168) 33[deg]34.00[min] N. lat., 117[deg]59.53[min] W. long.;
    (169) 33[deg]35.44[min] N. lat., 117[deg]55.67[min] W. long.;
    (170) 33[deg]35.15[min] N. lat., 117[deg]53.55[min] W. long.;
    (171) 33[deg]31.12[min] N. lat., 117[deg]47.40[min] W. long.;
    (172) 33[deg]27.99[min] N. lat., 117[deg]45.19[min] W. long.;
    (173) 33[deg]26.88[min] N. lat., 117[deg]43.87[min] W. long.;
    (174) 33[deg]25.44[min] N. lat., 117[deg]41.63[min] W. long.;
    (175) 33[deg]19.50[min] N. lat., 117[deg]36.08[min] W. long.;
    (176) 33[deg]12.74[min] N. lat., 117[deg]28.53[min] W. long.;
    (177) 33[deg]10.29[min] N. lat., 117[deg]25.68[min] W. long.;

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    (178) 33[deg]07.36[min] N. lat., 117[deg]21.23[min] W. long.;
    (179) 32[deg]59.39[min] N. lat., 117[deg]18.56[min] W. long.;
    (180) 32[deg]56.10[min] N. lat., 117[deg]18.37[min] W. long.;
    (181) 32[deg]54.43[min] N. lat., 117[deg]16.93[min] W. long.;
    (182) 32[deg]51.89[min] N. lat., 117[deg]16.42[min] W. long.;
    (183) 32[deg]52.24[min] N. lat., 117[deg]19.36[min] W. long.;
    (184) 32[deg]47.06[min] N. lat., 117[deg]21.92[min] W. long.;
    (185) 32[deg]45.09[min] N. lat., 117[deg]20.68[min] W. long.;
    (186) 32[deg]43.62[min] N. lat., 117[deg]18.68[min] W. long.; and
    (187) 32[deg]33.43[min] N. lat., 117[deg]17.00[min] W. long.
    (b) The 50 fm (91 m) depth contour between the U.S. border with 
Canada and the Swiftsure Bank is defined by straight lines connecting 
all of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 48[deg]30.15[min] N. lat., 124[deg]56.12[min] W. long.;
    (2) 48[deg]28.29[min] N. lat., 124[deg]56.30[min] W. long.;
    (3) 48[deg]29.23[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.63[min] W. long.; and
    (4) 48[deg]30.31[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.73[min] W. long.
    (c) The 50 fm (91 m) depth contour around the northern Channel 
Islands off the state of California is defined by straight lines 
connecting all of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 34[deg]08.40[min] N. lat., 120[deg]33.78[min] W. long.;
    (2) 34[deg]07.80[min] N. lat., 120[deg]30.99[min] W. long.;
    (3) 34[deg]08.68[min] N. lat., 120[deg]26.61[min] W. long.;
    (4) 34[deg]05.85[min] N. lat., 120[deg]17.13[min] W. long.;
    (5) 34[deg]05.57[min] N. lat., 119[deg]51.35[min] W. long.;
    (6) 34[deg]07.08[min] N. lat., 119[deg]52.43[min] W. long.;
    (7) 34[deg]04.49[min] N. lat., 119[deg]35.55[min] W. long.;
    (8) 34[deg]04.73[min] N. lat., 119[deg]32.77[min] W. long.;
    (9) 34[deg]02.02[min] N. lat., 119[deg]19.18[min] W. long.;
    (10) 34[deg]01.03[min] N. lat., 119[deg]19.50[min] W. long.;
    (11) 33[deg]59.45[min] N. lat., 119[deg]22.38[min] W. long.;
    (12) 33[deg]58.68[min] N. lat., 119[deg]32.36[min] W. long.;
    (13) 33[deg]56.43[min] N. lat., 119[deg]41.13[min] W. long.;
    (14) 33[deg]56.04[min] N. lat., 119[deg]48.20[min] W. long.;
    (15) 33[deg]57.32[min] N. lat., 119[deg]51.96[min] W. long.;
    (16) 33[deg]59.32[min] N. lat., 119[deg]55.59[min] W. long.;
    (17) 33[deg]57.52[min] N. lat., 119[deg]55.19[min] W. long.;
    (18) 33[deg]56.26[min] N. lat., 119[deg]54.29[min] W. long.;
    (19) 33[deg]54.30[min] N. lat., 119[deg]54.83[min] W. long.;
    (20) 33[deg]50.97[min] N. lat., 119[deg]57.03[min] W. long.;
    (21) 33[deg]50.03[min] N. lat., 120[deg]03.00[min] W. long.;
    (22) 33[deg]51.14[min] N. lat., 120[deg]03.65[min] W. long.;
    (23) 33[deg]54.49[min] N. lat., 120[deg]12.85[min] W. long.;
    (24) 33[deg]58.48[min] N. lat., 120[deg]18.50[min] W. long.;
    (25) 34[deg]00.71[min] N. lat., 120[deg]28.21[min] W. long.;
    (26) 34[deg]03.60[min] N. lat., 120[deg]30.60[min] W. long.;
    (27) 34[deg]06.96[min] N. lat., 120[deg]34.22[min] W. long.;
    (28) 34[deg]08.01[min] N. lat., 120[deg]35.24[min] W. long.; and
    (29) 34[deg]08.40[min] N. lat., 120[deg]33.78[min] W. long.
    (d) The 50 fm (91 m) depth contour around San Clemente Island off 
the state of California is defined by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]03.73[min] N. lat., 118[deg]36.98[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]02.56[min] N. lat., 118[deg]34.12[min] W. long.;
    (3) 32[deg]55.54[min] N. lat., 118[deg]28.87[min] W. long.;
    (4) 32[deg]55.02[min] N. lat., 118[deg]27.69[min] W. long.;
    (5) 32[deg]49.73[min] N. lat., 118[deg]20.99[min] W. long.;
    (6) 32[deg]48.55[min] N. lat., 118[deg]20.24[min] W. long.;
    (7) 32[deg]47.92[min] N. lat., 118[deg]22.45[min] W. long.;
    (8) 32[deg]45.25[min] N. lat., 118[deg]24.59[min] W. long.;
    (9) 32[deg]50.23[min] N. lat., 118[deg]30.80[min] W. long.;
    (10) 32[deg]55.28[min] N. lat., 118[deg]33.83[min] W. long.;
    (11) 33[deg]00.45[min] N. lat., 118[deg]37.88[min] W. long.;
    (12) 33[deg]03.27[min] N. lat., 118[deg]38.56[min] W. long.; and
    (13) 33[deg]03.73[min] N. lat., 118[deg]36.98[min] W. long.
    (e) The 50 fm (91 m) depth contour around Santa Catalina Island off 
the state of California is defined by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]28.01[min] N. lat., 118[deg]37.42[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]29.02[min] N. lat., 118[deg]36.33[min] W. long.;
    (3) 33[deg]28.97[min] N. lat., 118[deg]33.16[min] W. long.;
    (4) 33[deg]28.71[min] N. lat., 118[deg]31.22[min] W. long.;
    (5) 33[deg]26.66[min] N. lat., 118[deg]27.48[min] W. long.;
    (6) 33[deg]25.35[min] N. lat., 118[deg]22.83[min] W. long.;
    (7) 33[deg]22.61[min] N. lat., 118[deg]19.18[min] W. long.;
    (8) 33[deg]20.06[min] N. lat., 118[deg]17.35[min] W. long.;
    (9) 33[deg]17.58[min] N. lat., 118[deg]17.42[min] W. long.;
    (10) 33[deg]17.05[min] N. lat., 118[deg]18.72[min] W. long.;
    (11) 33[deg]17.87[min] N. lat., 118[deg]24.47[min] W. long.;
    (12) 33[deg]18.63[min] N. lat., 118[deg]28.16[min] W. long.;
    (13) 33[deg]20.17[min] N. lat., 118[deg]31.69[min] W. long.;
    (14) 33[deg]20.85[min] N. lat., 118[deg]31.82[min] W. long.;
    (15) 33[deg]23.19[min] N. lat., 118[deg]29.78[min] W. long.;
    (16) 33[deg]24.85[min] N. lat., 118[deg]31.22[min] W. long.;
    (17) 33[deg]25.65[min] N. lat., 118[deg]34.11[min] W. long.; and
    (18) 33[deg]28.01[min] N. lat., 118[deg]37.42[min] W. long.
    (f) The 60 fm (110 m) depth contour used between the U.S. border 
with Canada and the U.S. border with Mexico is defined by straight lines 
connecting all of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 48[deg]26.70[min] N. lat., 125[deg]09.43[min] W. long.;
    (2) 48[deg]23.76[min] N. lat., 125[deg]06.77[min] W. long.;
    (3) 48[deg]23.01[min] N. lat., 125[deg]03.48[min] W. long.;
    (4) 48[deg]22.42[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.84[min] W. long.;

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    (5) 48[deg]22.62[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.97[min] W. long.;
    (6) 48[deg]18.61[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.52[min] W. long.;
    (7) 48[deg]16.62[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.03[min] W. long.;
    (8) 48[deg]15.39[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.79[min] W. long.;
    (9) 48[deg]13.81[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.45[min] W. long.;
    (10) 48[deg]10.51[min] N. lat., 124[deg]56.56[min] W. long.;
    (11) 48[deg]06.90[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.72[min] W. long.;
    (12) 48[deg]02.23[min] N. lat., 125[deg]00.20[min] W. long.;
    (13) 48[deg]00.87[min] N. lat., 125[deg]00.37[min] W. long.;
    (14) 47[deg]56.30[min] N. lat., 124[deg]59.51[min] W. long.;
    (15) 47[deg]46.84[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.34[min] W. long.;
    (16) 47[deg]36.49[min] N. lat., 124[deg]50.93[min] W. long.;
    (17) 47[deg]32.01[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.45[min] W. long.;
    (18) 47[deg]27.19[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.47[min] W. long.;
    (19) 47[deg]21.76[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.29[min] W. long.;
    (20) 47[deg]17.82[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.12[min] W. long.;
    (21) 47[deg]08.87[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.10[min] W. long.;
    (22) 47[deg]03.16[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.61[min] W. long.;
    (23) 46[deg]49.70[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.80[min] W. long.;
    (24) 46[deg]42.91[min] N. lat., 124[deg]33.20[min] W. long.;
    (25) 46[deg]39.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.59[min] W. long.;
    (26) 46[deg]32.47[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.34[min] W. long.;
    (27) 46[deg]23.69[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.41[min] W. long.;
    (28) 46[deg]20.84[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.24[min] W. long.;
    (29) 46[deg]16.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]19.10[min] W. long.;
    (30) 46[deg]15.97[min] N. lat., 124[deg]18.81[min] W. long.;
    (31) 46[deg]11.23[min] N. lat., 124[deg]19.96[min] W. long.;
    (32) 46[deg]02.51[min] N. lat., 124[deg]19.84[min] W. long.;
    (33) 45[deg]59.05[min] N. lat., 124[deg]16.52[min] W. long.;
    (34) 45[deg]51.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.83[min] W. long.;
    (35) 45[deg]45.85[min] N. lat., 124[deg]11.54[min] W. long.;
    (36) 45[deg]38.53[min] N. lat., 124[deg]11.91[min] W. long.;
    (37) 45[deg]30.90[min] N. lat., 124[deg]10.94[min] W. long.;
    (38) 45[deg]21.20[min] N. lat., 124[deg]09.12[min] W. long.;
    (39) 45[deg]12.43[min] N. lat., 124[deg]08.74[min] W. long.;
    (40) 44[deg]59.89[min] N. lat., 124[deg]11.95[min] W. long.;
    (41) 44[deg]51.96[min] N. lat., 124[deg]15.15[min] W. long.;
    (42) 44[deg]44.64[min] N. lat., 124[deg]20.07[min] W. long.;
    (43) 44[deg]39.24[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.09[min] W. long.;
    (44) 44[deg]30.61[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.66[min] W. long.;
    (45) 44[deg]26.19[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.88[min] W. long.;
    (46) 44[deg]18.88[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.16[min] W. long.;
    (47) 44[deg]14.69[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.51[min] W. long.;
    (48) 44[deg]10.97[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.78[min] W. long.;
    (49) 44[deg]08.71[min] N. lat., 124[deg]33.54[min] W. long.;
    (50) 44[deg]04.92[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.55[min] W. long.;
    (51) 43[deg]57.49[min] N. lat., 124[deg]20.05[min] W. long.;
    (52) 43[deg]50.26[min] N. lat., 124[deg]21.84[min] W. long.;
    (53) 43[deg]41.69[min] N. lat., 124[deg]21.94[min] W. long.;
    (54) 43[deg]35.52[min] N. lat., 124[deg]21.51[min] W. long.;
    (55) 43[deg]25.77[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.47[min] W. long.;
    (56) 43[deg]20.25[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.59[min] W. long.;
    (57) 43[deg]12.73[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.69[min] W. long.;
    (58) 43[deg]08.08[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.10[min] W. long.;
    (59) 43[deg]00.33[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.57[min] W. long.;
    (60) 42[deg]53.99[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.04[min] W. long.;
    (61) 42[deg]46.66[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.13[min] W. long.;
    (62) 42[deg]41.74[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.46[min] W. long.;
    (63) 42[deg]37.42[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.22[min] W. long.;
    (64) 42[deg]27.35[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.90[min] W. long.;
    (65) 42[deg]23.94[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.28[min] W. long.;
    (66) 42[deg]17.72[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.10[min] W. long.;
    (67) 42[deg]10.35[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.11[min] W. long.;
    (68) 42[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.00[min] W. long.;
    (69) 41[deg]54.87[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.50[min] W. long.;
    (70) 41[deg]45.80[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.89[min] W. long.;
    (71) 41[deg]34.40[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.03[min] W. long.;
    (72) 41[deg]28.33[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.46[min] W. long.;
    (73) 41[deg]15.80[min] N. lat., 124[deg]18.90[min] W. long.;
    (74) 41[deg]09.77[min] N. lat., 124[deg]17.99[min] W. long.;
    (75) 41[deg]02.26[min] N. lat., 124[deg]18.71[min] W. long.;
    (76) 40[deg]53.54[min] N. lat., 124[deg]21.18[min] W. long.;
    (77) 40[deg]49.93[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.02[min] W. long.;
    (78) 40[deg]43.15[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.74[min] W. long.;
    (79) 40[deg]40.19[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.07[min] W. long.;
    (80) 40[deg]36.77[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.61[min] W. long.;
    (81) 40[deg]34.13[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.39[min] W. long.;
    (82) 40[deg]33.15[min] N. lat., 124[deg]33.46[min] W. long.;
    (83) 40[deg]30.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.84[min] W. long.;
    (84) 40[deg]24.72[min] N. lat., 124[deg]33.06[min] W. long.;
    (85) 40[deg]23.91[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.28[min] W. long.;
    (86) 40[deg]23.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.35[min] W. long.;
    (87) 40[deg]22.53[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.72[min] W. long.;
    (88) 40[deg]21.51[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.86[min] W. long.;
    (89) 40[deg]21.02[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.70[min] W. long.;
    (90) 40[deg]19.75[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.06[min] W. long.;
    (91) 40[deg]18.23[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.30[min] W. long.;
    (92) 40[deg]18.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.86[min] W. long.;
    (93) 40[deg]15.43[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.37[min] W. long.;
    (94) 40[deg]15.55[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.16[min] W. long.;
    (95) 40[deg]11.27[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.56[min] W. long.;
    (96) 40[deg]10.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]19.97[min] W. long.;
    (97) 40[deg]09.20[min] N. lat., 124[deg]15.81[min] W. long.;
    (98) 40[deg]07.51[min] N. lat., 124[deg]15.29[min] W. long.;
    (99) 40[deg]05.22[min] N. lat., 124[deg]10.06[min] W. long.;
    (100) 40[deg]06.51[min] N. lat., 124[deg]08.01[min] W. long.;
    (101) 40[deg]00.72[min] N. lat., 124[deg]08.45[min] W. long.;
    (102) 39[deg]56.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]07.12[min] W. long.;
    (103) 39[deg]52.58[min] N. lat., 124[deg]03.57[min] W. long.;
    (104) 39[deg]50.65[min] N. lat., 123[deg]57.98[min] W. long.;
    (105) 39[deg]40.16[min] N. lat., 123[deg]52.41[min] W. long.;
    (106) 39[deg]30.12[min] N. lat., 123[deg]52.92[min] W. long.;
    (107) 39[deg]24.53[min] N. lat., 123[deg]55.16[min] W. long.;
    (108) 39[deg]11.58[min] N. lat., 123[deg]50.93[min] W. long.;
    (109) 38[deg]57.50[min] N. lat., 123[deg]51.14[min] W. long.;
    (110) 38[deg]55.13[min] N. lat., 123[deg]51.14[min] W. long.;
    (111) 38[deg]28.58[min] N. lat., 123[deg]22.84[min] W. long.;

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    (112) 38[deg]08.57[min] N. lat., 123[deg]14.74[min] W. long.;
    (113) 38[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 123[deg]15.61[min] W. long.;
    (114) 37[deg]56.98[min] N. lat., 123[deg]21.82[min] W. long.;
    (115) 37[deg]48.01[min] N. lat., 123[deg]15.90[min] W. long.;
    (116) 37[deg]35.67[min] N. lat., 122[deg]58.48[min] W. long.;
    (117) 37[deg]11.00[min] N. lat., 122[deg]40.22[min] W. long.;
    (118) 37[deg]07.00[min] N. lat., 122[deg]37.64[min] W. long.;
    (119) 37[deg]02.08[min] N. lat., 122[deg]25.49[min] W. long.;
    (120) 36[deg]48.20[min] N. lat., 122[deg]03.32[min] W. long.;
    (121) 36[deg]51.46[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.54[min] W. long.;
    (122) 36[deg]44.14[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.10[min] W. long.;
    (123) 36[deg]36.76[min] N. lat., 122[deg]01.16[min] W. long.;
    (124) 36[deg]15.62[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.13[min] W. long.;
    (125) 36[deg]10.42[min] N. lat., 121[deg]42.90[min] W. long.;
    (126) 36[deg]02.55[min] N. lat., 121[deg]36.35[min] W. long.;
    (127) 36[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 121[deg]35.15[min] W. long.;
    (128) 35[deg]58.25[min] N. lat., 121[deg]32.88[min] W. long.;
    (129) 35[deg]40.38[min] N. lat., 121[deg]22.59[min] W. long.;
    (130) 35[deg]24.35[min] N. lat., 121[deg]02.53[min] W. long.;
    (131) 35[deg]02.66[min] N. lat., 120[deg]51.63[min] W. long.;
    (132) 34[deg]39.52[min] N. lat., 120[deg]48.72[min] W. long.;
    (133) 34[deg]31.26[min] N. lat., 120[deg]44.12[min] W. long.;
    (134) 34[deg]27.00[min] N. lat., 120[deg]36.00[min] W. long.;
    (135) 34[deg]23.00[min] N. lat., 120[deg]25.32[min] W. long.;
    (136) 34[deg]25.68[min] N. lat., 120[deg]17.46[min] W. long.;
    (137) 34[deg]23.18[min] N. lat., 119[deg]56.17[min] W. long.;
    (138) 34[deg]18.73[min] N. lat., 119[deg]41.89[min] W. long.;
    (139) 34[deg]11.18[min] N. lat., 119[deg]31.21[min] W. long.;
    (140) 34[deg]10.01[min] N. lat., 119[deg]25.84[min] W. long.;
    (141) 34[deg]03.88[min] N. lat., 119[deg]12.46[min] W. long.;
    (142) 34[deg]03.58[min] N. lat., 119[deg]06.71[min] W. long.;
    (143) 34[deg]04.52[min] N. lat., 119[deg]04.89[min] W. long.;
    (144) 34[deg]01.28[min] N. lat., 119[deg]00.27[min] W. long.;
    (145) 34[deg]00.20[min] N. lat., 119[deg]03.18[min] W. long.;
    (146) 33[deg]59.60[min] N. lat., 119[deg]03.14[min] W. long.;
    (147) 33[deg]59.45[min] N. lat., 119[deg]00.87[min] W. long.;
    (148) 34[deg]00.71[min] N. lat., 118[deg]59.07[min] W. long.;
    (149) 33[deg]59.05[min] N. lat., 118[deg]47.34[min] W. long.;
    (150) 33[deg]59.06[min] N. lat., 118[deg]36.30[min] W. long.;
    (151) 33[deg]55.05[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.85[min] W. long.;
    (152) 33[deg]53.56[min] N. lat., 118[deg]37.73[min] W. long.;
    (153) 33[deg]51.22[min] N. lat., 118[deg]36.13[min] W. long.;
    (154) 33[deg]50.19[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.19[min] W. long.;
    (155) 33[deg]51.28[min] N. lat., 118[deg]29.12[min] W. long.;
    (156) 33[deg]49.89[min] N. lat., 118[deg]28.04[min] W. long.;
    (157) 33[deg]49.95[min] N. lat., 118[deg]26.38[min] W. long.;
    (158) 33[deg]50.73[min] N. lat., 118[deg]26.16[min] W. long.;
    (159) 33[deg]49.87[min] N. lat., 118[deg]24.37[min] W. long.;
    (160) 33[deg]47.54[min] N. lat., 118[deg]29.65[min] W. long.;
    (161) 33[deg]44.10[min] N. lat., 118[deg]25.25[min] W. long.;
    (162) 33[deg]41.77[min] N. lat., 118[deg]20.32[min] W. long.;
    (163) 33[deg]38.17[min] N. lat., 118[deg]15.69[min] W. long.;
    (164) 33[deg]37.48[min] N. lat., 118[deg]16.72[min] W. long.;
    (165) 33[deg]35.98[min] N. lat., 118[deg]16.54[min] W. long.;
    (166) 33[deg]34.15[min] N. lat., 118[deg]11.22[min] W. long.;
    (167) 33[deg]34.09[min] N. lat., 118[deg]08.15[min] W. long.;
    (168) 33[deg]35.73[min] N. lat., 118[deg]05.01[min] W. long.;
    (169) 33[deg]33.75[min] N. lat., 117[deg]59.82[min] W. long.;

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    (170) 33[deg]35.44[min] N. lat., 117[deg]55.65[min] W. long.;
    (171) 33[deg]35.15[min] N. lat., 117[deg]53.54[min] W. long.;
    (172) 33[deg]31.12[min] N. lat., 117[deg]47.39[min] W. long.;
    (173) 33[deg]27.49[min] N. lat., 117[deg]44.85[min] W. long.;
    (174) 33[deg]16.42[min] N. lat., 117[deg]32.92[min] W. long.;
    (175) 33[deg]06.66[min] N. lat., 117[deg]21.59[min] W. long.;
    (176) 33[deg]00.08[min] N. lat., 117[deg]19.02[min] W. long.;
    (177) 32[deg]56.11[min] N. lat., 117[deg]18.41[min] W. long.;
    (178) 32[deg]54.43[min] N. lat., 117[deg]16.93[min] W. long.;
    (179) 32[deg]51.89[min] N. lat., 117[deg]16.42[min] W. long.;
    (180) 32[deg]52.61[min] N. lat., 117[deg]19.50[min] W. long.;
    (181) 32[deg]46.96[min] N. lat., 117[deg]22.69[min] W. long.;
    (182) 32[deg]44.98[min] N. lat., 117[deg]21.87[min] W. long.;
    (183) 32[deg]43.52[min] N. lat., 117[deg]19.32[min] W. long.; and
    (184) 32[deg]33.56[min] N. lat., 117[deg]17.72[min] W. long.
    (g) The 60 fm (110 m) depth contour around the northern Channel 
Islands off the State of California is defined by straight lines 
connecting all of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 34[deg]09.16[min] N. lat., 120[deg]26.31[min] W. long.;
    (2) 34[deg]06.69[min] N. lat., 120[deg]16.43[min] W. long.;
    (3) 34[deg]06.38[min] N. lat., 120[deg]04.00[min] W. long.;
    (4) 34[deg]07.36[min] N. lat., 119[deg]52.06[min] W. long.;
    (5) 34[deg]04.84[min] N. lat., 119[deg]36.94[min] W. long.;
    (6) 34[deg]04.84[min] N. lat., 119[deg]35.50[min] W. long.;
    (7) 34[deg]05.04[min] N. lat., 119[deg]32.80[min] W. long.;
    (8) 34[deg]04.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]26.70[min] W. long.;
    (9) 34[deg]02.80[min] N. lat., 119[deg]21.40[min] W. long.;
    (10) 34[deg]02.36[min] N. lat., 119[deg]18.97[min] W. long.;
    (11) 34[deg]00.65[min] N. lat., 119[deg]19.42[min] W. long.;
    (12) 33[deg]59.45[min] N. lat., 119[deg]22.38[min] W. long.;
    (13) 33[deg]58.68[min] N. lat., 119[deg]32.36[min] W. long.;
    (14) 33[deg]56.14[min] N. lat., 119[deg]41.09[min] W. long.;
    (15) 33[deg]55.84[min] N. lat., 119[deg]48.00[min] W. long.;
    (16) 33[deg]57.22[min] N. lat., 119[deg]52.09[min] W. long.;
    (17) 33[deg]59.32[min] N. lat., 119[deg]55.59[min] W. long.;
    (18) 33[deg]57.52[min] N. lat., 119[deg]55.19[min] W. long.;
    (19) 33[deg]56.10[min] N. lat., 119[deg]54.25[min] W. long.;
    (20) 33[deg]50.28[min] N. lat., 119[deg]56.02[min] W. long.;
    (21) 33[deg]48.51[min] N. lat., 119[deg]59.67[min] W. long.;
    (22) 33[deg]49.14[min] N. lat., 120[deg]03.58[min] W. long.;
    (23) 33[deg]51.93[min] N. lat., 120[deg]06.50[min] W. long.;
    (24) 33[deg]54.36[min] N. lat., 120[deg]13.06[min] W. long.;
    (25) 33[deg]58.53[min] N. lat., 120[deg]20.46[min] W. long.;
    (26) 34[deg]00.12[min] N. lat., 120[deg]28.12[min] W. long.;
    (27) 34[deg]08.09[min] N. lat., 120[deg]35.85[min] W. long.;
    (28) 34[deg]08.80[min] N. lat., 120[deg]34.58[min] W. long.; and
    (29) 34[deg]09.16[min] N. lat., 120[deg]26.31[min] W. long.
    (h) The 60 fm (110 m) depth contour around San Clemente Island off 
the state of California is defined by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]04.06[min] N. lat., 118[deg]37.32[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]02.56[min] N. lat., 118[deg]34.12[min] W. long.;
    (3) 32[deg]55.54[min] N. lat., 118[deg]28.87[min] W. long.;
    (4) 32[deg]55.02[min] N. lat., 118[deg]27.69[min] W. long.;
    (5) 32[deg]49.78[min] N. lat., 118[deg]20.88[min] W. long.;
    (6) 32[deg]48.32[min] N. lat., 118[deg]19.89[min] W. long.;
    (7) 32[deg]47.60[min] N. lat., 118[deg]22.00[min] W. long.;
    (8) 32[deg]44.59[min] N. lat., 118[deg]24.52[min] W. long.;
    (9) 32[deg]49.97[min] N. lat., 118[deg]31.52[min] W. long.;
    (10) 32[deg]53.62[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.94[min] W. long.;
    (11) 32[deg]55.63[min] N. lat., 118[deg]34.82[min] W. long.;
    (12) 33[deg]00.71[min] N. lat., 118[deg]38.42[min] W. long.;
    (13) 33[deg]03.31[min] N. lat., 118[deg]38.74[min] W. long.; and
    (14) 33[deg]04.06[min] N. lat., 118[deg]37.32[min] W. long.
    (i) The 60 fm (110 m) depth contour around Santa Catalina Island off 
the state of California is defined by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]28.15[min] N. lat., 118[deg]37.85[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]29.23[min] N. lat., 118[deg]36.27[min] W. long.;
    (3) 33[deg]28.85[min] N. lat., 118[deg]30.85[min] W. long.;
    (4) 33[deg]26.69[min] N. lat., 118[deg]27.37[min] W. long.;
    (5) 33[deg]25.35[min] N. lat., 118[deg]22.83[min] W. long.;
    (6) 33[deg]22.60[min] N. lat., 118[deg]18.82[min] W. long.;
    (7) 33[deg]19.49[min] N. lat., 118[deg]16.91[min] W. long.;
    (8) 33[deg]17.13[min] N. lat., 118[deg]16.58[min] W. long.;
    (9) 33[deg]16.72[min] N. lat., 118[deg]18.07[min] W. long.;
    (10) 33[deg]18.35[min] N. lat., 118[deg]27.86[min] W. long.;
    (11) 33[deg]20.03[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.04[min] W. long.;
    (12) 33[deg]21.86[min] N. lat., 118[deg]31.72[min] W. long.;
    (13) 33[deg]23.15[min] N. lat., 118[deg]29.89[min] W. long.;
    (14) 33[deg]25.13[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.16[min] W. long.;
    (15) 33[deg]25.73[min] N. lat., 118[deg]34.88[min] W. long.; and
    (16) 33[deg]28.15[min] N. lat., 118[deg]37.85[min] W. long.
    (j) The 75 fm (137 m) depth contour used between the U.S. border 
with Canada and the U.S. border with Mexico is defined by straight lines 
connecting all of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 48[deg]16.80[min] N. lat., 125[deg]34.90[min] W. long.;
    (2) 48[deg]14.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]29.50[min] W. long.;
    (3) 48[deg]12.08[min] N. lat., 125[deg]28.00[min] W. long.;
    (4) 48[deg]09.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]28.00[min] W. long.;
    (5) 48[deg]07.80[min] N. lat., 125[deg]31.70[min] W. long.;

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    (6) 48[deg]04.28[min] N. lat., 125[deg]29.00[min] W. long.;
    (7) 48[deg]02.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]25.70[min] W. long.;
    (8) 48[deg]10.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]20.19[min] W. long.;
    (9) 48[deg]21.70[min] N. lat., 125[deg]17.56[min] W. long.;
    (10) 48[deg]23.12[min] N. lat., 125[deg]10.25[min] W. long.;
    (11) 48[deg]21.99[min] N. lat., 125[deg]02.59[min] W. long.;
    (12) 48[deg]23.05[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.80[min] W. long.;
    (13) 48[deg]17.10[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.82[min] W. long.;
    (14) 48[deg]05.10[min] N. lat., 124[deg]59.40[min] W. long.;
    (15) 48[deg]04.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]02.00[min] W. long.;
    (16) 48[deg]04.70[min] N. lat., 125[deg]04.08[min] W. long.;
    (17) 48[deg]05.20[min] N. lat., 125[deg]04.90[min] W. long.;
    (18) 48[deg]06.80[min] N. lat., 125[deg]06.15[min] W. long.;
    (19) 48[deg]05.91[min] N. lat., 125[deg]08.30[min] W. long.;
    (20) 48[deg]07.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]09.80[min] W. long.;
    (21) 48[deg]06.93[min] N. lat., 125[deg]11.48[min] W. long.;
    (22) 48[deg]04.98[min] N. lat., 125[deg]10.02[min] W. long.;
    (23) 47[deg]54.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]04.98[min] W. long.;
    (24) 47[deg]44.52[min] N. lat., 125[deg]00.00[min] W. long.;
    (25) 47[deg]42.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.98[min] W. long.;
    (26) 47[deg]35.52[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.50[min] W. long.;
    (27) 47[deg]22.02[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.40[min] W. long.;
    (28) 47[deg]16.98[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.48[min] W. long.;
    (29) 47[deg]10.98[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.48[min] W. long.;
    (30) 47[deg]04.98[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.02[min] W. long.;
    (31) 46[deg]57.98[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.50[min] W. long.;
    (32) 46[deg]54.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.00[min] W. long.;
    (33) 46[deg]48.48[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.52[min] W. long.;
    (34) 46[deg]40.02[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.00[min] W. long.;
    (35) 46[deg]34.09[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.03[min] W. long.;
    (36) 46[deg]24.64[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.33[min] W. long.;
    (37) 46[deg]19.98[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.00[min] W. long.;
    (38) 46[deg]18.14[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.26[min] W. long.;
    (39) 46[deg]18.72[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.68[min] W. long.;
    (40) 46[deg]16.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]19.49[min] W. long.;
    (41) 46[deg]14.64[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.54[min] W. long.;
    (42) 46[deg]11.08[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.74[min] W. long.;
    (43) 46[deg]04.28[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.49[min] W. long.;
    (44) 45[deg]55.97[min] N. lat., 124[deg]19.95[min] W. long.;
    (45) 45[deg]46.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]16.41[min] W. long.;
    (46) 45[deg]44.97[min] N. lat., 124[deg]15.96[min] W. long.;
    (47) 45[deg]43.14[min] N. lat., 124[deg]21.86[min] W. long.;
    (48) 45[deg]34.44[min] N. lat., 124[deg]14.44[min] W. long.;
    (49) 45[deg]20.25[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.23[min] W. long.;
    (50) 45[deg]15.49[min] N. lat., 124[deg]11.49[min] W. long.;
    (51) 45[deg]03.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]13.75[min] W. long.;
    (52) 44[deg]57.31[min] N. lat., 124[deg]15.03[min] W. long.;
    (53) 44[deg]43.90[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.88[min] W. long.;
    (54) 44[deg]28.64[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.67[min] W. long.;
    (55) 44[deg]25.31[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.08[min] W. long.;
    (56) 44[deg]17.15[min] N. lat., 124[deg]47.98[min] W. long.;
    (57) 44[deg]13.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.41[min] W. long.;
    (58) 44[deg]08.30[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.75[min] W. long.;
    (59) 43[deg]56.85[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.32[min] W. long.;
    (60) 43[deg]57.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.23[min] W. long.;
    (61) 44[deg]01.79[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.00[min] W. long.;
    (62) 44[deg]02.16[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.62[min] W. long.;
    (63) 43[deg]58.15[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.39[min] W. long.;
    (64) 43[deg]53.25[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.39[min] W. long.;
    (65) 43[deg]35.56[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.17[min] W. long.;
    (66) 43[deg]21.84[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.07[min] W. long.;
    (67) 43[deg]20.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.49[min] W. long.;
    (68) 43[deg]19.73[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.86[min] W. long.;
    (69) 43[deg]09.38[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.30[min] W. long.;
    (70) 43[deg]07.11[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.66[min] W. long.;
    (71) 42[deg]56.27[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.29[min] W. long.;
    (72) 42[deg]50.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.30[min] W. long.;
    (73) 42[deg]45.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.50[min] W. long.;
    (74) 42[deg]40.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.46[min] W. long.;
    (75) 42[deg]39.72[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.11[min] W. long.;
    (76) 42[deg]32.88[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.13[min] W. long.;
    (77) 42[deg]32.30[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.04[min] W. long.;
    (78) 42[deg]26.96[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.31[min] W. long.;
    (79) 42[deg]24.11[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.16[min] W. long.;
    (80) 42[deg]21.10[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.46[min] W. long.;
    (81) 42[deg]14.72[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.30[min] W. long.;
    (82) 42[deg]13.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.29[min] W. long.;
    (83) 42[deg]09.24[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.04[min] W. long.;
    (84) 42[deg]01.89[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.70[min] W. long.;
    (85) 42[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.02[min] W. long.;
    (86) 41[deg]46.18[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.60[min] W. long.;
    (87) 41[deg]29.22[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.04[min] W. long.;
    (88) 41[deg]09.62[min] N. lat., 124[deg]19.75[min] W. long.;
    (89) 40[deg]50.71[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.80[min] W. long.;
    (90) 40[deg]43.35[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.30[min] W. long.;
    (91) 40[deg]40.24[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.86[min] W. long.;
    (92) 40[deg]37.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.68[min] W. long.;
    (93) 40[deg]34.42[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.65[min] W. long.;
    (94) 40[deg]34.74[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.61[min] W. long.;
    (95) 40[deg]31.70[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.13[min] W. long.;
    (96) 40[deg]30.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.50[min] W. long.;
    (97) 40[deg]25.03[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.77[min] W. long.;
    (98) 40[deg]23.58[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.49[min] W. long.;
    (99) 40[deg]23.64[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.35[min] W. long.;
    (100) 40[deg]22.53[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.76[min] W. long.;
    (101) 40[deg]21.46[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.86[min] W. long.;
    (102) 40[deg]21.74[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.63[min] W. long.;
    (103) 40[deg]19.76[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.15[min] W. long.;
    (104) 40[deg]18.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.38[min] W. long.;
    (105) 40[deg]18.54[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.94[min] W. long.;
    (106) 40[deg]15.55[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.75[min] W. long.;
    (107) 40[deg]16.06[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.48[min] W. long.;
    (108) 40[deg]15.75[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.69[min] W. long.;
    (109) 40[deg]10.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]21.28[min] W. long.;
    (110) 40[deg]08.37[min] N. lat., 124[deg]17.99[min] W. long.;
    (111) 40[deg]09.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]15.77[min] W. long.;

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    (113) 40[deg]03.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]11.60[min] W. long.;
    (114) 40[deg]06.20[min] N. lat., 124[deg]08.23[min] W. long.;
    (115) 40[deg]00.94[min] N. lat., 124[deg]08.57[min] W. long.;
    (116) 40[deg]00.01[min] N. lat., 124[deg]09.84[min] W. long.;
    (117) 39[deg]57.75[min] N. lat., 124[deg]09.53[min] W. long.;
    (118) 39[deg]55.56[min] N. lat., 124[deg]07.67[min] W. long.;
    (119) 39[deg]52.21[min] N. lat., 124[deg]05.54[min] W. long.;
    (120) 39[deg]48.07[min] N. lat., 123[deg]57.48[min] W. long.;
    (121) 39[deg]41.60[min] N. lat., 123[deg]55.12[min] W. long.;
    (122) 39[deg]30.39[min] N. lat., 123[deg]55.03[min] W. long.;
    (123) 39[deg]29.48[min] N. lat., 123[deg]56.12[min] W. long.;
    (124) 39[deg]13.76[min] N. lat., 123[deg]54.65[min] W. long.;
    (125) 39[deg]05.21[min] N. lat., 123[deg]55.38[min] W. long.;
    (126) 38[deg]57.50[min] N. lat., 123[deg]54.50[min] W. long.;
    (127) 38[deg]55.90[min] N. lat., 123[deg]54.35[min] W. long.;
    (128) 38[deg]48.59[min] N. lat., 123[deg]49.61[min] W. long.;
    (129) 38[deg]28.82[min] N. lat., 123[deg]27.44[min] W. long.;
    (130) 38[deg]09.70[min] N. lat., 123[deg]18.66[min] W. long.;
    (131) 38[deg]01.81[min] N. lat., 123[deg]19.22[min] W. long.;
    (132) 38[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 123[deg]22.19[min] W. long.;
    (133) 37[deg]57.70[min] N. lat., 123[deg]25.98[min] W. long.;
    (134) 37[deg]56.73[min] N. lat., 123[deg]25.22[min] W. long.;
    (135) 37[deg]55.59[min] N. lat., 123[deg]25.62[min] W. long.;
    (136) 37[deg]52.79[min] N. lat., 123[deg]23.85[min] W. long.;
    (137) 37[deg]49.13[min] N. lat., 123[deg]18.83[min] W. long.;
    (138) 37[deg]46.01[min] N. lat., 123[deg]12.28[min] W. long.;
    (139) 37[deg]35.67[min] N. lat., 123[deg]00.33[min] W. long.;
    (140) 37[deg]24.16[min] N. lat., 122[deg]51.96[min] W. long.;
    (141) 37[deg]23.32[min] N. lat., 122[deg]52.38[min] W. long.;
    (142) 37[deg]11.00[min] N. lat., 122[deg]45.48[min] W. long.;
    (143) 37[deg]07.00[min] N. lat., 122[deg]41.60[min] W. long.;
    (144) 37[deg]04.12[min] N. lat., 122[deg]38.94[min] W. long.;
    (145) 37[deg]00.64[min] N. lat., 122[deg]33.26[min] W. long.;
    (146) 36[deg]59.15[min] N. lat., 122[deg]27.84[min] W. long.;
    (147) 37[deg]01.41[min] N. lat., 122[deg]24.41[min] W. long.;
    (148) 36[deg]58.75[min] N. lat., 122[deg]23.81[min] W. long.;
    (149) 36[deg]59.17[min] N. lat., 122[deg]21.44[min] W. long.;
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    (151) 36[deg]51.46[min] N. lat., 122[deg]10.01[min] W. long.;
    (152) 36[deg]48.43[min] N. lat., 122[deg]06.47[min] W. long.;
    (153) 36[deg]48.66[min] N. lat., 122[deg]04.99[min] W. long.;
    (154) 36[deg]47.75[min] N. lat., 122[deg]03.33[min] W. long.;
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    (156) 36[deg]49.72[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.87[min] W. long.;
    (157) 36[deg]48.84[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.68[min] W. long.;
    (158) 36[deg]47.89[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.53[min] W. long.;
    (159) 36[deg]48.66[min] N. lat., 121[deg]50.49[min] W. long.;
    (160) 36[deg]45.56[min] N. lat., 121[deg]54.11[min] W. long.;
    (161) 36[deg]45.30[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.62[min] W. long.;
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    (219) 33[deg]37.48[min] N. lat., 118[deg]16.73[min] W. long.;
    (220) 33[deg]36.01[min] N. lat., 118[deg]16.55[min] W. long.;
    (221) 33[deg]33.76[min] N. lat., 118[deg]11.37[min] W. long.;
    (222) 33[deg]33.76[min] N. lat., 118[deg]07.94[min] W. long.;
    (223) 33[deg]35.59[min] N. lat., 118[deg]05.05[min] W. long.;
    (224) 33[deg]33.75[min] N. lat., 117[deg]59.82[min] W. long.;
    (225) 33[deg]35.10[min] N. lat., 117[deg]55.68[min] W. long.;
    (226) 33[deg]34.91[min] N. lat., 117[deg]53.76[min] W. long.;
    (227) 33[deg]30.77[min] N. lat., 117[deg]47.56[min] W. long.;

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    (228) 33[deg]27.50[min] N. lat., 117[deg]44.87[min] W. long.;
    (229) 33[deg]16.89[min] N. lat., 117[deg]34.37[min] W. long.;
    (230) 33[deg]06.66[min] N. lat., 117[deg]21.59[min] W. long.;
    (231) 33[deg]03.35[min] N. lat., 117[deg]20.92[min] W. long.;
    (232) 33[deg]00.07[min] N. lat., 117[deg]19.02[min] W. long.;
    (233) 32[deg]55.99[min] N. lat., 117[deg]18.60[min] W. long.;
    (234) 32[deg]54.43[min] N. lat., 117[deg]16.93[min] W. long.;
    (235) 32[deg]52.13[min] N. lat., 117[deg]16.55[min] W. long.;
    (236) 32[deg]52.61[min] N. lat., 117[deg]19.50[min] W. long.;
    (237) 32[deg]46.95[min] N. lat., 117[deg]22.81[min] W. long.;
    (238) 32[deg]45.01[min] N. lat., 117[deg]22.07[min] W. long.;
    (239) 32[deg]43.40[min] N. lat., 117[deg]19.80[min] W. long.; and
    (240) 32[deg]33.74[min] N. lat., 117[deg]18.67[min] W. long.
    (k) The 75 fm (137 m) depth contour around the northern Channel 
Islands off the state of California is defined by straight lines 
connecting all of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 34[deg]09.12[min] N. lat., 120[deg]35.03[min] W. long.;
    (2) 34[deg]09.99[min] N. lat., 120[deg]27.85[min] W. long.;
    (3) 34[deg]07.19[min] N. lat., 120[deg]16.28[min] W. long.;
    (4) 34[deg]06.56[min] N. lat., 120[deg]04.00[min] W. long.;
    (5) 34[deg]07.27[min] N. lat., 119[deg]57.76[min] W. long.;
    (6) 34[deg]07.48[min] N. lat., 119[deg]52.08[min] W. long.;
    (7) 34[deg]05.18[min] N. lat., 119[deg]37.94[min] W. long.;
    (8) 34[deg]05.22[min] N. lat., 119[deg]35.52[min] W. long.;
    (9) 34[deg]05.12[min] N. lat., 119[deg]32.74[min] W. long.;
    (10) 34[deg]04.32[min] N. lat., 119[deg]27.32[min] W. long.;
    (11) 34[deg]03.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]21.36[min] W. long.;
    (12) 34[deg]02.32[min] N. lat., 119[deg]18.46[min] W. long.;
    (13) 34[deg]00.65[min] N. lat., 119[deg]19.42[min] W. long.;
    (14) 33[deg]59.45[min] N. lat., 119[deg]22.38[min] W. long.;
    (15) 33[deg]58.68[min] N. lat., 119[deg]32.36[min] W. long.;
    (16) 33[deg]56.12[min] N. lat., 119[deg]41.10[min] W. long.;
    (17) 33[deg]55.74[min] N. lat., 119[deg]48.00[min] W. long.;
    (18) 33[deg]57.78[min] N. lat., 119[deg]53.04[min] W. long.;
    (19) 33[deg]59.06[min] N. lat., 119[deg]55.38[min] W. long.;
    (20) 33[deg]57.57[min] N. lat., 119[deg]54.93[min] W. long.;
    (21) 33[deg]56.35[min] N. lat., 119[deg]53.91[min] W. long.;
    (22) 33[deg]54.43[min] N. lat., 119[deg]54.07[min] W. long.;
    (23) 33[deg]52.67[min] N. lat., 119[deg]54.78[min] W. long.;
    (24) 33[deg]48.33[min] N. lat., 119[deg]55.09[min] W. long.;
    (25) 33[deg]47.28[min] N. lat., 119[deg]57.30[min] W. long.;
    (26) 33[deg]47.36[min] N. lat., 120[deg]00.39[min] W. long.;
    (27) 33[deg]49.16[min] N. lat., 120[deg]05.06[min] W. long.;
    (28) 33[deg]51.41[min] N. lat., 120[deg]06.49[min] W. long.;
    (29) 33[deg]52.99[min] N. lat., 120[deg]10.01[min] W. long.;
    (30) 33[deg]56.64[min] N. lat., 120[deg]18.88[min] W. long.;
    (31) 33[deg]58.02[min] N. lat., 120[deg]21.41[min] W. long.;
    (32) 33[deg]58.73[min] N. lat., 120[deg]25.22[min] W. long.;
    (33) 33[deg]59.08[min] N. lat., 120[deg]26.58[min] W. long.;
    (34) 33[deg]59.95[min] N. lat., 120[deg]28.21[min] W. long.;
    (35) 34[deg]03.54[min] N. lat., 120[deg]32.23[min] W. long.;
    (36) 34[deg]05.57[min] N. lat., 120[deg]34.23[min] W. long.;
    (37) 34[deg]08.13[min] N. lat., 120[deg]36.05[min] W. long.; and
    (38) 34[deg]09.12[min] N. lat., 120[deg]35.03[min] W. long.
    (l) The 75 fm (137 m) depth contour around San Clemente Island off 
the state of California is defined by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]04.54[min] N. lat., 118[deg]37.54[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]02.56[min] N. lat., 118[deg]34.12[min] W. long.;
    (3) 32[deg]55.54[min] N. lat., 118[deg]28.87[min] W. long.;
    (4) 32[deg]55.02[min] N. lat., 118[deg]27.69[min] W. long.;
    (5) 32[deg]49.78[min] N. lat., 118[deg]20.88[min] W. long.;
    (6) 32[deg]48.32[min] N. lat., 118[deg]19.89[min] W. long.;
    (7) 32[deg]47.41[min] N. lat., 118[deg]21.98[min] W. long.;
    (8) 32[deg]44.39[min] N. lat., 118[deg]24.49[min] W. long.;
    (9) 32[deg]47.93[min] N. lat., 118[deg]29.90[min] W. long.;
    (10) 32[deg]49.69[min] N. lat., 118[deg]31.52[min] W. long.;
    (11) 32[deg]53.57[min] N. lat., 118[deg]33.09[min] W. long.;
    (12) 32[deg]55.42[min] N. lat., 118[deg]35.17[min] W. long.;
    (13) 33[deg]00.49[min] N. lat., 118[deg]38.56[min] W. long.;
    (14) 33[deg]03.23[min] N. lat., 118[deg]39.16[min] W. long.; and
    (15) 33[deg]04.54[min] N. lat., 118[deg]37.54[min] W. long.
    (m) The 75 fm (137 m) depth contour around Santa Catalina Island off 
the state of California is defined by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]28.17[min] N. lat., 118[deg]38.16[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]29.35[min] N. lat., 118[deg]36.23[min] W. long.;
    (3) 33[deg]28.85[min] N. lat., 118[deg]30.85[min] W. long.;
    (4) 33[deg]26.69[min] N. lat., 118[deg]27.37[min] W. long.;
    (5) 33[deg]26.31[min] N. lat., 118[deg]25.14[min] W. long.;
    (6) 33[deg]25.35[min] N. lat., 118[deg]22.83[min] W. long.;
    (7) 33[deg]22.47[min] N. lat., 118[deg]18.53[min] W. long.;
    (8) 33[deg]19.51[min] N. lat., 118[deg]16.82[min] W. long.;
    (9) 33[deg]17.07[min] N. lat., 118[deg]16.38[min] W. long.;
    (10) 33[deg]16.58[min] N. lat., 118[deg]17.61[min] W. long.;
    (11) 33[deg]18.35[min] N. lat., 118[deg]27.86[min] W. long.;
    (12) 33[deg]20.07[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.12[min] W. long.;
    (13) 33[deg]21.77[min] N. lat., 118[deg]31.85[min] W. long.;
    (14) 33[deg]23.15[min] N. lat., 118[deg]29.99[min] W. long.;
    (15) 33[deg]24.96[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.21[min] W. long.;
    (16) 33[deg]25.67[min] N. lat., 118[deg]34.88[min] W. long.;
    (17) 33[deg]27.80[min] N. lat., 118[deg]37.90[min] W. long.; and
    (18) 33[deg]28.17[min] N. lat., 118[deg]38.16[min] W. long.

[69 FR 77051, Dec. 23, 2004, as amended at 71 FR 8500, Feb. 17, 2006]

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Sec. 660.393  Latitude/longitude coordinates defining the 100 fm 

(183 m) through 150 fm (274 m) depth contours.

    Boundaries for RCAs are defined by straight lines connecting a 
series of latitude/longitude coordinates. This section provides 
coordinates for the 100 fm (183 m) through 150 fm (274 m) depth 
contours.
    (a) The 100 fm (183 m) depth contour used between the U.S. border 
with Canada and the U.S. border with Mexico is defined by straight lines 
connecting all of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 48[deg]15.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]41.00[min] W. long.;
    (2) 48[deg]14.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]36.00[min] W. long.;
    (3) 48[deg]09.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]40.50[min] W. long.;
    (4) 48[deg]08.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]38.00[min] W. long.;
    (5) 48[deg]05.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]37.25[min] W. long.;
    (6) 48[deg]02.60[min] N. lat., 125[deg]34.70[min] W. long.;
    (7) 47[deg]59.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]34.00[min] W. long.;
    (8) 47[deg]57.26[min] N. lat., 125[deg]29.82[min] W. long.;
    (9) 47[deg]59.87[min] N. lat., 125[deg]25.81[min] W. long.;
    (10) 48[deg]01.80[min] N. lat., 125[deg]24.53[min] W. long.;
    (11) 48[deg]02.08[min] N. lat., 125[deg]22.98[min] W. long.;
    (12) 48[deg]02.97[min] N. lat., 125[deg]22.89[min] W. long.;
    (13) 48[deg]04.47[min] N. lat., 125[deg]21.75[min] W. long.;
    (14) 48[deg]06.11[min] N. lat., 125[deg]19.33[min] W. long.;
    (15) 48[deg]07.95[min] N. lat., 125[deg]18.55[min] W. long.;
    (16) 48[deg]09.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]18.00[min] W. long.;
    (17) 48[deg]11.31[min] N. lat., 125[deg]17.55[min] W. long.;
    (18) 48[deg]14.60[min] N. lat., 125[deg]13.46[min] W. long.;
    (19) 48[deg]16.67[min] N. lat., 125[deg]14.34[min] W. long.;
    (20) 48[deg]18.73[min] N. lat., 125[deg]14.41[min] W. long.;
    (21) 48[deg]19.67[min] N. lat., 125[deg]13.70[min] W. long.;
    (22) 48[deg]19.70[min] N. lat., 125[deg]11.13[min] W. long.;
    (23) 48[deg]22.95[min] N. lat., 125[deg]10.79[min] W. long.;
    (24) 48[deg]21.61[min] N. lat., 125[deg]02.54[min] W. long.;
    (25) 48[deg]23.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.34[min] W. long.;
    (26) 48[deg]17.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]56.50[min] W. long.;
    (27) 48[deg]06.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]00.00[min] W. long.;
    (28) 48[deg]04.62[min] N. lat., 125[deg]01.73[min] W. long.;
    (29) 48[deg]04.84[min] N. lat., 125[deg]04.03[min] W. long.;
    (30) 48[deg]06.41[min] N. lat., 125[deg]06.51[min] W. long.;
    (31) 48[deg]06.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]08.00[min] W. long.;
    (32) 48[deg]07.08[min] N. lat., 125[deg]09.34[min] W. long.;
    (33) 48[deg]07.28[min] N. lat., 125[deg]11.14[min] W. long.;
    (34) 48[deg]03.45[min] N. lat., 125[deg]16.66[min] W. long.;
    (35) 47[deg]59.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]18.88[min] W. long.;
    (36) 47[deg]58.68[min] N. lat., 125[deg]16.19[min] W. long.;
    (37) 47[deg]56.62[min] N. lat., 125[deg]13.50[min] W. long.;
    (38) 47[deg]53.71[min] N. lat., 125[deg]11.96[min] W. long.;
    (39) 47[deg]51.70[min] N. lat., 125[deg]09.38[min] W. long.;
    (40) 47[deg]49.95[min] N. lat., 125[deg]06.07[min] W. long.;
    (41) 47[deg]49.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]03.00[min] W. long.;
    (42) 47[deg]46.95[min] N. lat., 125[deg]04.00[min] W. long.;
    (43) 47[deg]46.58[min] N. lat., 125[deg]03.15[min] W. long.;
    (44) 47[deg]44.07[min] N. lat., 125[deg]04.28[min] W. long.;
    (45) 47[deg]43.32[min] N. lat., 125[deg]04.41[min] W. long.;
    (46) 47[deg]40.95[min] N. lat., 125[deg]04.14[min] W. long.;
    (47) 47[deg]39.58[min] N. lat., 125[deg]04.97[min] W. long.;
    (48) 47[deg]36.23[min] N. lat., 125[deg]02.77[min] W. long.;
    (49) 47[deg]34.28[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.66[min] W. long.;
    (50) 47[deg]32.17[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.77[min] W. long.;
    (51) 47[deg]30.27[min] N. lat., 124[deg]56.16[min] W. long.;
    (52) 47[deg]30.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.80[min] W. long.;
    (53) 47[deg]29.26[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.21[min] W. long.;
    (54) 47[deg]28.21[min] N. lat., 124[deg]50.65[min] W. long.;
    (55) 47[deg]27.38[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.34[min] W. long.;
    (56) 47[deg]25.61[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.26[min] W. long.;
    (57) 47[deg]23.54[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.42[min] W. long.;
    (58) 47[deg]20.64[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.91[min] W. long.;
    (59) 47[deg]17.99[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.59[min] W. long.;
    (60) 47[deg]18.20[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.12[min] W. long.;
    (61) 47[deg]15.01[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.09[min] W. long.;
    (62) 47[deg]12.61[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.89[min] W. long.;
    (63) 47[deg]08.22[min] N. lat., 124[deg]56.53[min] W. long.;
    (64) 47[deg]08.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.74[min] W. long.;
    (65) 47[deg]01.92[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.95[min] W. long.;
    (66) 47[deg]01.14[min] N. lat., 124[deg]59.35[min] W. long.;
    (67) 46[deg]58.48[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.81[min] W. long.;
    (68) 46[deg]56.79[min] N. lat., 124[deg]56.03[min] W. long.;
    (69) 46[deg]58.01[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.09[min] W. long.;
    (70) 46[deg]55.07[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.14[min] W. long.;
    (71) 46[deg]59.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.79[min] W. long.;
    (72) 46[deg]58.72[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.78[min] W. long.;
    (73) 46[deg]54.45[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.36[min] W. long.;
    (74) 46[deg]53.99[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.95[min] W. long.;
    (75) 46[deg]54.38[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.73[min] W. long.;
    (76) 46[deg]52.38[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.02[min] W. long.;
    (77) 46[deg]48.93[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.17[min] W. long.;
    (78) 46[deg]41.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.00[min] W. long.;
    (79) 46[deg]34.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.50[min] W. long.;
    (80) 46[deg]29.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.00[min] W. long.;
    (81) 46[deg]20.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.50[min] W. long.;
    (82) 46[deg]18.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.00[min] W. long.;
    (83) 46[deg]17.52[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.35[min] W. long.;
    (84) 46[deg]17.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.50[min] W. long.;
    (85) 46[deg]16.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]20.62[min] W. long.;
    (86) 46[deg]13.52[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.49[min] W. long.;
    (87) 46[deg]12.17[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.75[min] W. long.;
    (88) 46[deg]10.63[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.95[min] W. long.;
    (89) 46[deg]09.29[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.01[min] W. long.;
    (90) 46[deg]02.40[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.37[min] W. long.;
    (91) 45[deg]56.45[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.00[min] W. long.;
    (92) 45[deg]51.92[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.49[min] W. long.;
    (93) 45[deg]47.19[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.58[min] W. long.;
    (94) 45[deg]46.41[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.36[min] W. long.;
    (95) 45[deg]46.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.10[min] W. long.;
    (96) 45[deg]41.75[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.12[min] W. long.;
    (97) 45[deg]36.96[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.48[min] W. long.;
    (98) 45[deg]31.84[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.04[min] W. long.;
    (99) 45[deg]27.10[min] N. lat., 124[deg]21.74[min] W. long.;
    (100) 45[deg]20.25[min] N. lat., 124[deg]18.54[min] W. long.;
    (101) 45[deg]18.14[min] N. lat., 124[deg]17.59[min] W. long.;

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    (102) 45[deg]11.08[min] N. lat., 124[deg]16.97[min] W. long.;
    (103) 45[deg]04.38[min] N. lat., 124[deg]18.36[min] W. long.;
    (104) 45[deg]03.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]18.60[min] W. long.;
    (105) 44[deg]58.05[min] N. lat., 124[deg]21.58[min] W. long.;
    (106) 44[deg]47.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.41[min] W. long.;
    (107) 44[deg]44.55[min] N. lat., 124[deg]33.58[min] W. long.;
    (108) 44[deg]39.88[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.01[min] W. long.;
    (109) 44[deg]32.90[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.81[min] W. long.;
    (110) 44[deg]30.33[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.56[min] W. long.;
    (111) 44[deg]30.04[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.31[min] W. long.;
    (112) 44[deg]26.84[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.91[min] W. long.;
    (113) 44[deg]17.99[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.03[min] W. long.;
    (114) 44[deg]13.68[min] N. lat., 124[deg]56.38[min] W. long.;
    (115) 44[deg]08.30[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.99[min] W. long.;
    (116) 43[deg]56.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.45[min] W. long.;
    (117) 43[deg]56.47[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.61[min] W. long.;
    (118) 43[deg]42.73[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.41[min] W. long.;
    (119) 43[deg]30.93[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.43[min] W. long.;
    (120) 43[deg]20.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.39[min] W. long.;
    (121) 43[deg]17.45[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.16[min] W. long.;
    (122) 43[deg]07.04[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.25[min] W. long.;
    (123) 43[deg]03.45[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.36[min] W. long.;
    (124) 43[deg]03.90[min] N. lat., 124[deg]50.81[min] W. long.;
    (125) 42[deg]55.70[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.79[min] W. long.;
    (126) 42[deg]54.12[min] N. lat., 124[deg]47.36[min] W. long.;
    (127) 42[deg]50.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.33[min] W. long.;
    (128) 42[deg]44.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.38[min] W. long.;
    (129) 42[deg]40.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.71[min] W. long.;
    (130) 42[deg]38.23[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.25[min] W. long.;
    (131) 42[deg]33.03[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.38[min] W. long.;
    (132) 42[deg]31.89[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.04[min] W. long.;
    (133) 42[deg]30.09[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.67[min] W. long.;
    (134) 42[deg]28.28[min] N. lat., 124[deg]47.08[min] W. long.;
    (135) 42[deg]25.22[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.51[min] W. long.;
    (136) 42[deg]19.23[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.92[min] W. long.;
    (137) 42[deg]16.29[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.11[min] W. long.;
    (138) 42[deg]13.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.81[min] W. long.;
    (139) 42[deg]05.66[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.92[min] W. long.;
    (140) 42[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.27[min] W. long.;
    (141) 41[deg]47.04[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.64[min] W. long.;
    (142) 41[deg]32.92[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.79[min] W. long.;
    (143) 41[deg]24.17[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.46[min] W. long.;
    (144) 41[deg]10.12[min] N. lat., 124[deg]20.50[min] W. long.;
    (145) 40[deg]51.41[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.38[min] W. long.;
    (146) 40[deg]43.71[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.89[min] W. long.;
    (147) 40[deg]40.14[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.90[min] W. long.;
    (148) 40[deg]37.35[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.05[min] W. long.;
    (149) 40[deg]34.76[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.82[min] W. long.;
    (150) 40[deg]36.78[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.06[min] W. long.;
    (151) 40[deg]32.44[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.58[min] W. long.;
    (152) 40[deg]30.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.13[min] W. long.;
    (153) 40[deg]24.82[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.12[min] W. long.;
    (154) 40[deg]23.30[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.60[min] W. long.;
    (155) 40[deg]23.52[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.78[min] W. long.;
    (156) 40[deg]22.43[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.00[min] W. long.;
    (157) 40[deg]21.72[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.94[min] W. long.;
    (158) 40[deg]21.87[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.96[min] W. long.;
    (159) 40[deg]21.40[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.74[min] W. long.;

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    (160) 40[deg]19.68[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.49[min] W. long.;
    (161) 40[deg]17.73[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.43[min] W. long.;
    (162) 40[deg]18.37[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.35[min] W. long.;
    (163) 40[deg]15.75[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.05[min] W. long.;
    (164) 40[deg]16.75[min] N. lat., 124[deg]33.71[min] W. long.;
    (165) 40[deg]16.29[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.36[min] W. long.;
    (166) 40[deg]10.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]21.12[min] W. long.;
    (167) 40[deg]07.70[min] N. lat., 124[deg]18.44[min] W. long.;
    (168) 40[deg]08.84[min] N. lat., 124[deg]15.86[min] W. long.;
    (169) 40[deg]06.53[min] N. lat., 124[deg]17.39[min] W. long.;
    (170) 40[deg]03.15[min] N. lat., 124[deg]14.43[min] W. long.;
    (171) 40[deg]02.19[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.85[min] W. long.;
    (172) 40[deg]02.89[min] N. lat., 124[deg]11.78[min] W. long.;
    (173) 40[deg]02.78[min] N. lat., 124[deg]10.70[min] W. long.;
    (174) 40[deg]04.57[min] N. lat., 124[deg]10.08[min] W. long.;
    (175) 40[deg]06.06[min] N. lat., 124[deg]08.30[min] W. long.;
    (176) 40[deg]04.05[min] N. lat., 124[deg]08.93[min] W. long.;
    (177) 40[deg]01.17[min] N. lat., 124[deg]08.80[min] W. long.;
    (179) 40[deg]01.03[min] N. lat., 124[deg]10.06[min] W. long.;
    (179) 39[deg]58.07[min] N. lat., 124[deg]11.89[min] W. long.;
    (180) 39[deg]56.39[min] N. lat., 124[deg]08.71[min] W. long.;
    (181) 39[deg]54.64[min] N. lat., 124[deg]07.30[min] W. long.;
    (182) 39[deg]53.86[min] N. lat., 124[deg]07.95[min] W. long.;
    (183) 39[deg]51.95[min] N. lat., 124[deg]07.63[min] W. long.;
    (184) 39[deg]48.78[min] N. lat., 124[deg]03.29[min] W. long.;
    (185) 39[deg]47.36[min] N. lat., 124[deg]03.31[min] W. long.;
    (186) 39[deg]40.08[min] N. lat., 123[deg]58.37[min] W. long.;
    (187) 39[deg]36.16[min] N. lat., 123[deg]56.90[min] W. long.;
    (188) 39[deg]30.75[min] N. lat., 123[deg]55.86[min] W. long.;
    (189) 39[deg]31.62[min] N. lat., 123[deg]57.33[min] W. long.;
    (190) 39[deg]30.91[min] N. lat., 123[deg]57.88[min] W. long.;
    (191) 39[deg]01.79[min] N. lat., 123[deg]56.59[min] W. long.;
    (192) 38[deg]59.42[min] N. lat., 123[deg]55.67[min] W. long.;
    (193) 38[deg]58.89[min] N. lat., 123[deg]56.28[min] W. long.;
    (194) 38[deg]57.50[min] N. lat., 123[deg]56.28[min] W. long.;
    (195) 38[deg]54.72[min] N. lat., 123[deg]55.68[min] W. long.;
    (196) 38[deg]48.95[min] N. lat., 123[deg]51.85[min] W. long.;
    (197) 38[deg]36.67[min] N. lat., 123[deg]40.20[min] W. long.;
    (198) 38[deg]33.82[min] N. lat., 123[deg]39.23[min] W. long.;
    (199) 38[deg]29.02[min] N. lat., 123[deg]33.52[min] W. long.;
    (200) 38[deg]18.88[min] N. lat., 123[deg]25.93[min] W. long.;
    (201) 38[deg]14.12[min] N. lat., 123[deg]23.26[min] W. long.;
    (202) 38[deg]11.07[min] N. lat., 123[deg]22.07[min] W. long.;
    (203) 38[deg]03.19[min] N. lat., 123[deg]20.70[min] W. long.;
    (204) 38[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 123[deg]23.08[min] W. long.;
    (205) 37[deg]55.07[min] N. lat., 123[deg]26.81[min] W. long.;
    (206) 37[deg]50.66[min] N. lat., 123[deg]23.06[min] W. long.;
    (207) 37[deg]45.18[min] N. lat., 123[deg]11.88[min] W. long.;
    (208) 37[deg]35.67[min] N. lat., 123[deg]01.20[min] W. long.;
    (209) 37[deg]15.58[min] N. lat., 122[deg]48.36[min] W. long.;
    (210) 37[deg]11.00[min] N. lat., 122[deg]44.50[min] W. long.;
    (211) 37[deg]07.00[min] N. lat., 122[deg]41.25[min] W. long.;
    (212) 37[deg]03.18[min] N. lat., 122[deg]38.15[min] W. long.;
    (213) 37[deg]00.48[min] N. lat., 122[deg]33.93[min] W. long.;
    (214) 36[deg]58.70[min] N. lat., 122[deg]27.22[min] W. long.;
    (215) 37[deg]00.85[min] N. lat., 122[deg]24.70[min] W. long.;
    (216) 36[deg]58.00[min] N. lat., 122[deg]24.14[min] W. long.;
    (217) 36[deg]58.74[min] N. lat., 122[deg]21.51[min] W. long.;

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    (218) 36[deg]56.97[min] N. lat., 122[deg]21.32[min] W. long.;
    (219) 36[deg]51.52[min] N. lat., 122[deg]10.68[min] W. long.;
    (220) 36[deg]48.39[min] N. lat., 122[deg]07.60[min] W. long.;
    (221) 36[deg]47.43[min] N. lat., 122[deg]03.22[min] W. long.;
    (222) 36[deg]50.95[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.03[min] W. long.;
    (223) 36[deg]49.92[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.01[min] W. long.;
    (224) 36[deg]48.88[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.90[min] W. long.;
    (225) 36[deg]47.70[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.75[min] W. long.;
    (226) 36[deg]48.37[min] N. lat., 121[deg]51.14[min] W. long.;
    (227) 36[deg]45.74[min] N. lat., 121[deg]54.17[min] W. long.;
    (228) 36[deg]45.51[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.72[min] W. long.;
    (229) 36[deg]38.84[min] N. lat., 122[deg]01.32[min] W. long.;
    (230) 36[deg]35.62[min] N. lat., 122[deg]00.98[min] W. long.;
    (231) 36[deg]32.46[min] N. lat., 121[deg]59.15[min] W. long.;
    (232) 36[deg]32.79[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.67[min] W. long.;
    (233) 36[deg]31.98[min] N. lat., 121[deg]56.55[min] W. long.;
    (234) 36[deg]31.79[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.40[min] W. long.;
    (235) 36[deg]30.73[min] N. lat., 121[deg]59.70[min] W. long.;
    (236) 36[deg]30.31[min] N. lat., 122[deg]00.22[min] W. long.;
    (237) 36[deg]29.35[min] N. lat., 122[deg]00.36[min] W. long.;
    (238) 36[deg]27.66[min] N. lat., 121[deg]59.80[min] W. long.;
    (239) 36[deg]26.22[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.35[min] W. long.;
    (240) 36[deg]21.20[min] N. lat., 122[deg]00.72[min] W. long.;
    (241) 36[deg]20.47[min] N. lat., 122[deg]02.92[min] W. long.;
    (242) 36[deg]18.46[min] N. lat., 122[deg]04.51[min] W. long.;
    (243) 36[deg]15.92[min] N. lat., 122[deg]01.33[min] W. long.;
    (244) 36[deg]13.76[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.27[min] W. long.;
    (245) 36[deg]14.43[min] N. lat., 121[deg]55.43[min] W. long.;
    (246) 36[deg]10.24[min] N. lat., 121[deg]43.08[min] W. long.;
    (247) 36[deg]07.66[min] N. lat., 121[deg]40.91[min] W. long.;
    (248) 36[deg]02.49[min] N. lat., 121[deg]36.51[min] W. long.;
    (249) 36[deg]01.07[min] N. lat., 121[deg]36.82[min] W. long.;
    (250) 36[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 121[deg]35.15[min] W. long.;
    (251) 35[deg]57.84[min] N. lat., 121[deg]33.10[min] W. long.;
    (252) 35[deg]50.36[min] N. lat., 121[deg]29.32[min] W. long.;
    (253) 35[deg]39.03[min] N. lat., 121[deg]22.86[min] W. long.;
    (254) 35[deg]24.30[min] N. lat., 121[deg]02.56[min] W. long.;
    (255) 35[deg]16.53[min] N. lat., 121[deg]00.39[min] W. long.;
    (256) 35[deg]04.82[min] N. lat., 120[deg]53.96[min] W. long.;
    (257) 34[deg]52.51[min] N. lat., 120[deg]51.62[min] W. long.;
    (258) 34[deg]43.36[min] N. lat., 120[deg]52.12[min] W. long.;
    (259) 34[deg]37.64[min] N. lat., 120[deg]49.99[min] W. long.;
    (260) 34[deg]30.80[min] N. lat., 120[deg]45.02[min] W. long.;
    (261) 34[deg]27.00[min] N. lat., 120[deg]39.00[min] W. long.;
    (262) 34[deg]21.90[min] N. lat., 120[deg]25.25[min] W. long.;
    (263) 34[deg]24.86[min] N. lat., 120[deg]16.81[min] W. long.;
    (264) 34[deg]22.80[min] N. lat., 119[deg]57.06[min] W. long.;
    (265) 34[deg]18.59[min] N. lat., 119[deg]44.84[min] W. long.;
    (266) 34[deg]15.04[min] N. lat., 119[deg]40.34[min] W. long.;
    (267) 34[deg]14.40[min] N. lat., 119[deg]45.39[min] W. long.;
    (268) 34[deg]12.32[min] N. lat., 119[deg]42.41[min] W. long.;
    (269) 34[deg]09.71[min] N. lat., 119[deg]28.85[min] W. long.;
    (270) 34[deg]04.70[min] N. lat., 119[deg]15.38[min] W. long.;
    (271) 34[deg]03.33[min] N. lat., 119[deg]12.93[min] W. long.;
    (272) 34[deg]02.72[min] N. lat., 119[deg]07.01[min] W. long.;
    (273) 34[deg]03.90[min] N. lat., 119[deg]04.64[min] W. long.;
    (274) 34[deg]01.80[min] N. lat., 119[deg]03.23[min] W. long.;
    (275) 33[deg]59.32[min] N. lat., 119[deg]03.50[min] W. long.;

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    (276) 33[deg]59.00[min] N. lat., 118[deg]59.55[min] W. long.;
    (277) 33[deg]59.51[min] N. lat., 118[deg]57.25[min] W. long.;
    (278) 33[deg]58.82[min] N. lat., 118[deg]52.47[min] W. long.;
    (279) 33[deg]58.54[min] N. lat., 118[deg]41.86[min] W. long.;
    (280) 33[deg]55.07[min] N. lat., 118[deg]34.25[min] W. long.;
    (281) 33[deg]54.28[min] N. lat., 118[deg]38.68[min] W. long.;
    (282) 33[deg]51.00[min] N. lat., 118[deg]36.66[min] W. long.;
    (283) 33[deg]39.77[min] N. lat., 118[deg]18.41[min] W. long.;
    (284) 33[deg]35.50[min] N. lat., 118[deg]16.85[min] W. long.;
    (285) 33[deg]32.68[min] N. lat., 118[deg]09.82[min] W. long.;
    (286) 33[deg]34.09[min] N. lat., 117[deg]54.06[min] W. long.;
    (287) 33[deg]31.60[min] N. lat., 117[deg]49.28[min] W. long.;
    (288) 33[deg]16.07[min] N. lat., 117[deg]34.74[min] W. long.;
    (289) 33[deg]07.06[min] N. lat., 117[deg]22.71[min] W. long.;
    (290) 32[deg]59.28[min] N. lat., 117[deg]19.69[min] W. long.;
    (291) 32[deg]55.36[min] N. lat., 117[deg]19.54[min] W. long.;
    (292) 32[deg]53.35[min] N. lat., 117[deg]17.05[min] W. long.;
    (293) 32[deg]53.34[min] N. lat., 117[deg]19.13[min] W. long.;
    (294) 32[deg]46.39[min] N. lat., 117[deg]23.45[min] W. long.;
    (295) 32[deg]42.79[min] N. lat., 117[deg]21.16[min] W. long.; and
    (296) 32[deg]34.22[min] N. lat., 117[deg]21.20[min] W. long.
    (b) The 100 fm (183 m) depth contour around San Clemente Island off 
the state of California is defined by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]04.73[min] N. lat., 118[deg]37.98[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]02.67[min] N. lat., 118[deg]34.06[min] W. long.;
    (3) 32[deg]55.80[min] N. lat., 118[deg]28.92[min] W. long.;
    (4) 32[deg]49.78[min] N. lat., 118[deg]20.88[min] W. long.;
    (5) 32[deg]48.01[min] N. lat., 118[deg]19.49[min] W. long.;
    (6) 32[deg]47.53[min] N. lat., 118[deg]21.76[min] W. long.;
    (7) 32[deg]44.03[min] N. lat., 118[deg]24.70[min] W. long.;
    (8) 32[deg]49.75[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.10[min] W. long.;
    (9) 32[deg]53.36[min] N. lat., 118[deg]33.23[min] W. long.;
    (10) 32[deg]55.17[min] N. lat., 118[deg]34.64[min] W. long.;
    (11) 32[deg]55.13[min] N. lat., 118[deg]35.31[min] W. long.;
    (12) 33[deg]00.22[min] N. lat., 118[deg]38.68[min] W. long.;
    (13) 33[deg]03.13[min] N. lat., 118[deg]39.59[min] W. long.; and
    (14) 33[deg]04.73[min] N. lat., 118[deg]37.98[min] W. long.
    (c) The 100 fm (183 m) depth contour around Santa Catalina Island 
off the state of California is defined by straight lines connecting all 
of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]28.23[min] N. lat., 118[deg]39.38[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]29.60[min] N. lat., 118[deg]36.11[min] W. long.;
    (3) 33[deg]29.14[min] N. lat., 118[deg]30.81[min] W. long.;
    (4) 33[deg]26.97[min] N. lat., 118[deg]27.57[min] W. long.;
    (5) 33[deg]25.68[min] N. lat., 118[deg]23.00[min] W. long.;
    (6) 33[deg]22.67[min] N. lat., 118[deg]18.41[min] W. long.;
    (7) 33[deg]19.72[min] N. lat., 118[deg]16.25[min] W. long.;
    (8) 33[deg]17.14[min] N. lat., 118[deg]14.96[min] W. long.;
    (9) 33[deg]16.09[min] N. lat., 118[deg]15.46[min] W. long.;
    (10) 33[deg]18.10[min] N. lat., 118[deg]27.95[min] W. long.;
    (11) 33[deg]19.84[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.16[min] W. long.;
    (12) 33[deg]20.83[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.83[min] W. long.;
    (13) 33[deg]21.91[min] N. lat., 118[deg]31.98[min] W. long.;
    (14) 33[deg]23.05[min] N. lat., 118[deg]30.11[min] W. long.;
    (15) 33[deg]24.87[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.45[min] W. long.;
    (16) 33[deg]25.30[min] N. lat., 118[deg]34.32[min] W. long.; and
    (17) 33[deg]28.23[min] N. lat., 118[deg]39.38[min] W. long.
    (d) The 125 fm (229 m) depth contour used between the U.S. border 
with Canada and the U.S. border with Mexico is defined by straight lines 
connecting all of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 48[deg]15.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]41.13[min] W. long.;
    (2) 48[deg]13.05[min] N. lat., 125[deg]37.43[min] W. long.;
    (3) 48[deg]08.62[min] N. lat., 125[deg]41.68[min] W. long.;
    (4) 48[deg]07.42[min] N. lat., 125[deg]42.38[min] W. long.;
    (5) 48[deg]04.20[min] N. lat., 125[deg]36.57[min] W. long.;
    (6) 48[deg]02.79[min] N. lat., 125[deg]35.55[min] W. long.;
    (7) 48[deg]00.48[min] N. lat., 125[deg]37.84[min] W. long.;
    (8) 47[deg]54.90[min] N. lat., 125[deg]34.79[min] W. long.;
    (9) 47[deg]58.37[min] N. lat., 125[deg]26.58[min] W. long.;
    (10) 47[deg]59.84[min] N. lat., 125[deg]25.20[min] W. long.;
    (11) 48[deg]01.85[min] N. lat., 125[deg]24.12[min] W. long.;
    (12) 48[deg]02.13[min] N. lat., 125[deg]22.80[min] W. long.;
    (13) 48[deg]03.31[min] N. lat., 125[deg]22.46[min] W. long.;
    (14) 48[deg]06.83[min] N. lat., 125[deg]17.73[min] W. long.;
    (15) 48[deg]10.08[min] N. lat., 125[deg]15.56[min] W. long.;
    (16) 48[deg]11.24[min] N. lat., 125[deg]13.72[min] W. long.;
    (17) 48[deg]12.41[min] N. lat., 125[deg]14.48[min] W. long.;
    (18) 48[deg]13.01[min] N. lat., 125[deg]13.77[min] W. long.;
    (19) 48[deg]13.59[min] N. lat., 125[deg]12.83[min] W. long.;
    (20) 48[deg]12.22[min] N. lat., 125[deg]12.28[min] W. long.;
    (21) 48[deg]11.15[min] N. lat., 125[deg]12.26[min] W. long.;
    (22) 48[deg]10.18[min] N. lat., 125[deg]10.44[min] W. long.;
    (23) 48[deg]10.18[min] N. lat., 125[deg]06.32[min] W. long.;
    (24) 48[deg]15.39[min] N. lat., 125[deg]02.83[min] W. long.;
    (25) 48[deg]18.32[min] N. lat., 125[deg]01.00[min] W. long.;
    (26) 48[deg]21.67[min] N. lat., 125[deg]01.86[min] W. long.;
    (27) 48[deg]25.70[min] N. lat., 125[deg]00.10[min] W. long.;

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    (28) 48[deg]26.43[min] N. lat., 124[deg]56.65[min] W. long.;
    (29) 48[deg]24.28[min] N. lat., 124[deg]56.48[min] W. long.;
    (30) 48[deg]23.27[min] N. lat., 124[deg]59.12[min] W. long.;
    (31) 48[deg]21.79[min] N. lat., 124[deg]59.30[min] W. long.;
    (32) 48[deg]20.71[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.74[min] W. long.;
    (33) 48[deg]19.84[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.09[min] W. long.;
    (34) 48[deg]22.06[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.78[min] W. long.;
    (35) 48[deg]22.45[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.35[min] W. long.;
    (36) 48[deg]22.74[min] N. lat., 124[deg]50.96[min] W. long.;
    (37) 48[deg]21.04[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.60[min] W. long.;
    (38) 48[deg]18.07[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.85[min] W. long.;
    (39) 48[deg]15.03[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.16[min] W. long.;
    (40) 48[deg]11.31[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.53[min] W. long.;
    (41) 48[deg]06.25[min] N. lat., 125[deg]00.06[min] W. long.;
    (42) 48[deg]04.70[min] N. lat., 125[deg]01.80[min] W. long.;
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    (283) 35[deg]25.92[min] N. lat., 121[deg]05.52[min] W. long.;
    (284) 35[deg]16.26[min] N. lat., 121[deg]01.50[min] W. long.;
    (285) 35[deg]07.60[min] N. lat., 120[deg]56.49[min] W. long.;
    (286) 34[deg]57.77[min] N. lat., 120[deg]53.87[min] W. long.;
    (287) 34[deg]42.30[min] N. lat., 120[deg]53.42[min] W. long.;
    (288) 34[deg]37.69[min] N. lat., 120[deg]50.04[min] W. long.;
    (289) 34[deg]30.13[min] N. lat., 120[deg]44.45[min] W. long.;
    (290) 34[deg]27.00[min] N. lat., 120[deg]39.24[min] W. long.;
    (291) 34[deg]24.71[min] N. lat., 120[deg]35.37[min] W. long.;
    (292) 34[deg]21.63[min] N. lat., 120[deg]24.86[min] W. long.;
    (293) 34[deg]24.39[min] N. lat., 120[deg]16.65[min] W. long.;
    (294) 34[deg]22.48[min] N. lat., 119[deg]56.42[min] W. long.;
    (295) 34[deg]18.54[min] N. lat., 119[deg]46.26[min] W. long.;
    (296) 34[deg]16.37[min] N. lat., 119[deg]45.12[min] W. long.;

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    (297) 34[deg]15.91[min] N. lat., 119[deg]47.29[min] W. long.;
    (298) 34[deg]13.80[min] N. lat., 119[deg]45.40[min] W. long.;
    (299) 34[deg]11.69[min] N. lat., 119[deg]41.80[min] W. long.;
    (300) 34[deg]09.98[min] N. lat., 119[deg]31.87[min] W. long.;
    (301) 34[deg]08.12[min] N. lat., 119[deg]27.71[min] W. long.;
    (302) 34[deg]06.35[min] N. lat., 119[deg]32.65[min] W. long.;
    (303) 34[deg]06.80[min] N. lat., 119[deg]40.08[min] W. long.;
    (304) 34[deg]07.48[min] N. lat., 119[deg]47.54[min] W. long.;
    (305) 34[deg]08.21[min] N. lat., 119[deg]54.90[min] W. long.;
    (306) 34[deg]06.85[min] N. lat., 120[deg]05.60[min] W. long.;
    (307) 34[deg]06.99[min] N. lat., 120[deg]10.37[min] W. long.;
    (308) 34[deg]08.53[min] N. lat., 120[deg]17.89[min] W. long.;
    (309) 34[deg]10.00[min] N. lat., 120[deg]23.05[min] W. long.;
    (310) 34[deg]12.53[min] N. lat., 120[deg]29.82[min] W. long.;
    (311) 34[deg]09.02[min] N. lat., 120[deg]37.47[min] W. long.;
    (312) 34[deg]01.01[min] N. lat., 120[deg]31.17[min] W. long.;
    (313) 33[deg]58.07[min] N. lat., 120[deg]28.33[min] W. long.;
    (314) 33[deg]53.37[min] N. lat., 120[deg]14.43[min] W. long.;
    (315) 33[deg]50.53[min] N. lat., 120[deg]07.20[min] W. long.;
    (316) 33[deg]45.88[min] N. lat., 120[deg]04.26[min] W. long.;
    (317) 33[deg]38.19[min] N. lat., 119[deg]57.85[min] W. long.;
    (318) 33[deg]38.19[min] N. lat., 119[deg]50.42[min] W. long.;
    (319) 33[deg]42.36[min] N. lat., 119[deg]49.60[min] W. long.;
    (320) 33[deg]53.95[min] N. lat., 119[deg]53.81[min] W. long.;
    (321) 33[deg]55.85[min] N. lat., 119[deg]43.34[min] W. long.;
    (322) 33[deg]58.48[min] N. lat., 119[deg]27.90[min] W. long.;
    (323) 34[deg]00.34[min] N. lat., 119[deg]19.22[min] W. long.;
    (324) 34[deg]04.48[min] N. lat., 119[deg]15.32[min] W. long.;
    (325) 34[deg]02.80[min] N. lat., 119[deg]12.95[min] W. long.;
    (326) 34[deg]02.39[min] N. lat., 119[deg]07.17[min] W. long.;
    (327) 34[deg]03.75[min] N. lat., 119[deg]04.72[min] W. long.;
    (328) 34[deg]01.82[min] N. lat., 119[deg]03.24[min] W. long.;
    (329) 33[deg]59.33[min] N. lat., 119[deg]03.49[min] W. long.;
    (330) 33[deg]59.01[min] N. lat., 118[deg]59.56[min] W. long.;
    (331) 33[deg]59.51[min] N. lat., 118[deg]57.25[min] W. long.;
    (332) 33[deg]58.83[min] N. lat., 118[deg]52.50[min] W. long.;
    (333) 33[deg]58.55[min] N. lat., 118[deg]41.86[min] W. long.;
    (334) 33[deg]55.10[min] N. lat., 118[deg]34.25[min] W. long.;
    (335) 33[deg]54.30[min] N. lat., 118[deg]38.71[min] W. long.;
    (336) 33[deg]50.88[min] N. lat., 118[deg]37.02[min] W. long.;
    (337) 33[deg]39.78[min] N. lat., 118[deg]18.40[min] W. long.;
    (338) 33[deg]35.50[min] N. lat., 118[deg]16.85[min] W. long.;
    (339) 33[deg]32.46[min] N. lat., 118[deg]10.90[min] W. long.;
    (340) 33[deg]34.11[min] N. lat., 117[deg]54.07[min] W. long.;
    (341) 33[deg]31.61[min] N. lat., 117[deg]49.30[min] W. long.;
    (342) 33[deg]16.36[min] N. lat., 117[deg]35.48[min] W. long.;
    (343) 33[deg]06.81[min] N. lat., 117[deg]22.93[min] W. long.;
    (344) 32[deg]59.28[min] N. lat., 117[deg]19.69[min] W. long.;
    (345) 32[deg]55.37[min] N. lat., 117[deg]19.55[min] W. long.;
    (346) 32[deg]53.35[min] N. lat., 117[deg]17.05[min] W. long.;
    (347) 32[deg]53.36[min] N. lat., 117[deg]19.12[min] W. long.;
    (348) 32[deg]46.42[min] N. lat., 117[deg]23.45[min] W. long.;
    (349) 32[deg]42.71[min] N. lat., 117[deg]21.45[min] W. long.; and
    (350) 32[deg]34.54[min] N. lat., 117[deg]23.04[min] W. long.
    (e) The 125 fm (229 m) depth contour around San Clemente Island off 
the state of California is defined by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]04.73[min] N. lat., 118[deg]37.99[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]02.67[min] N. lat., 118[deg]34.07[min] W. long.;
    (3) 32[deg]55.97[min] N. lat., 118[deg]28.95[min] W. long.;
    (4) 32[deg]49.79[min] N. lat., 118[deg]20.89[min] W. long.;

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    (5) 32[deg]48.02[min] N. lat., 118[deg]19.49[min] W. long.;
    (6) 32[deg]47.37[min] N. lat., 118[deg]21.72[min] W. long.;
    (7) 32[deg]43.58[min] N. lat., 118[deg]24.54[min] W. long.;
    (8) 32[deg]49.74[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.11[min] W. long.;
    (9) 32[deg]53.36[min] N. lat., 118[deg]33.44[min] W. long.;
    (10) 32[deg]55.03[min] N. lat., 118[deg]34.64[min] W. long.;
    (11) 32[deg]54.89[min] N. lat., 118[deg]35.37[min] W. long.;
    (12) 33[deg]00.20[min] N. lat., 118[deg]38.72[min] W. long.;
    (13) 33[deg]03.15[min] N. lat., 118[deg]39.80[min] W. long.; and
    (14) 33[deg]04.73[min] N. lat., 118[deg]37.99[min] W. long.
    (f) The 125 fm (229 m) depth contour around Santa Catalina Island 
off the state of California is defined by straight lines connecting all 
of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]28.42[min] N. lat., 118[deg]39.85[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]29.99[min] N. lat., 118[deg]36.14[min] W. long.;
    (3) 33[deg]29.47[min] N. lat., 118[deg]33.66[min] W. long.;
    (4) 33[deg]29.31[min] N. lat., 118[deg]30.53[min] W. long.;
    (5) 33[deg]27.24[min] N. lat., 118[deg]27.71[min] W. long.;
    (6) 33[deg]25.77[min] N. lat., 118[deg]22.57[min] W. long.;
    (7) 33[deg]23.76[min] N. lat., 118[deg]19.27[min] W. long.;
    (8) 33[deg]17.61[min] N. lat., 118[deg]13.61[min] W. long.;
    (9) 33[deg]16.16[min] N. lat., 118[deg]13.98[min] W. long.;
    (10) 33[deg]15.86[min] N. lat., 118[deg]15.27[min] W. long.;
    (11) 33[deg]18.11[min] N. lat., 118[deg]27.96[min] W. long.;
    (12) 33[deg]19.83[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.16[min] W. long.;
    (13) 33[deg]20.81[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.94[min] W. long.;
    (14) 33[deg]21.99[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.04[min] W. long.;
    (15) 33[deg]23.09[min] N. lat., 118[deg]30.37[min] W. long.;
    (16) 33[deg]24.78[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.46[min] W. long.;
    (17) 33[deg]25.43[min] N. lat., 118[deg]34.93[min] W. long.; and
    (18) 33[deg]28.42[min] N. lat., 118[deg]39.85[min] W. long.
    (g) The 125 fm (229 m) depth contour around Lasuen Knoll off the 
state of California is defined by straight lines connecting all of the 
following points in the order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]24.57[min] N. lat., 118[deg]00.15[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]23.42[min] N. lat., 117[deg]59.43[min] W. long.;
    (3) 33[deg]23.69[min] N. lat., 117[deg]58.72[min] W. long.;
    (4) 33[deg]24.72[min] N. lat., 117[deg]59.51[min] W. long.; and
    (5) 33[deg]24.57[min] N. lat., 118[deg]00.15[min] W. long.
    (h) The 150 fm (274 m) depth contour used between the U.S. border 
with Canada and the U.S. border with Mexico is defined by straight lines 
connecting all of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 48[deg]14.96[min] N. lat., 125[deg]41.24[min] W. long.;
    (2) 48[deg]12.89[min] N. lat., 125[deg]37.83[min] W. long.;
    (3) 48[deg]11.49[min] N. lat., 125[deg]39.27[min] W. long.;
    (4) 48[deg]08.72[min] N. lat., 125[deg]41.84[min] W. long.;
    (5) 48[deg]07.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]45.00[min] W. long.;
    (6) 48[deg]06.13[min] N. lat., 125[deg]41.57[min] W. long.;
    (7) 48[deg]05.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]39.00[min] W. long.;
    (8) 48[deg]04.15[min] N. lat., 125[deg]36.71[min] W. long.;
    (9) 48[deg]03.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]36.00[min] W. long.;
    (10) 48[deg]01.65[min] N. lat., 125[deg]36.96[min] W. long.;
    (11) 48[deg]01.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]38.50[min] W. long.;
    (12) 47[deg]57.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]36.50[min] W. long.;
    (13) 47[deg]56.53[min] N. lat., 125[deg]30.33[min] W. long.;
    (14) 47[deg]57.28[min] N. lat., 125[deg]27.89[min] W. long.;
    (15) 47[deg]59.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]25.50[min] W. long.;
    (16) 48[deg]01.77[min] N. lat., 125[deg]24.05[min] W. long.;
    (17) 48[deg]02.08[min] N. lat., 125[deg]22.98[min] W. long.;
    (18) 48[deg]03.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]22.50[min] W. long.;
    (19) 48[deg]03.46[min] N. lat., 125[deg]22.10[min] W. long.;
    (20) 48[deg]04.29[min] N. lat., 125[deg]20.37[min] W. long.;
    (21) 48[deg]02.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]18.50[min] W. long.;
    (22) 48[deg]00.01[min] N. lat., 125[deg]19.90[min] W. long.;
    (23) 47[deg]58.75[min] N. lat., 125[deg]17.54[min] W. long.;
    (24) 47[deg]53.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]13.50[min] W. long.;
    (25) 47[deg]48.88[min] N. lat., 125[deg]05.91[min] W. long.;
    (26) 47[deg]48.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]05.00[min] W. long.;
    (27) 47[deg]45.98[min] N. lat., 125[deg]04.26[min] W. long.;
    (28) 47[deg]45.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]05.50[min] W. long.;
    (29) 47[deg]42.11[min] N. lat., 125[deg]04.74[min] W. long.;
    (30) 47[deg]39.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]06.00[min] W. long.;
    (31) 47[deg]35.53[min] N. lat., 125[deg]04.55[min] W. long.;
    (32) 47[deg]30.90[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.31[min] W. long.;
    (33) 47[deg]29.54[min] N. lat., 124[deg]56.50[min] W. long.;
    (34) 47[deg]29.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.50[min] W. long.;
    (35) 47[deg]28.57[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.50[min] W. long.;
    (36) 47[deg]25.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.00[min] W. long.;
    (37) 47[deg]23.95[min] N. lat., 124[deg]47.24[min] W. long.;
    (38) 47[deg]23.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]47.00[min] W. long.;
    (39) 47[deg]21.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.50[min] W. long.;
    (40) 47[deg]18.20[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.84[min] W. long.;
    (41) 47[deg]18.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.00[min] W. long.;
    (42) 47[deg]19.17[min] N. lat., 124[deg]50.86[min] W. long.;
    (43) 47[deg]18.07[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.29[min] W. long.;
    (44) 47[deg]17.78[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.39[min] W. long.;
    (45) 47[deg]16.81[min] N. lat., 124[deg]50.85[min] W. long.;
    (46) 47[deg]15.96[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.15[min] W. long.;
    (47) 47[deg]14.31[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.62[min] W. long.;
    (48) 47[deg]11.87[min] N. lat., 124[deg]56.90[min] W. long.;
    (49) 47[deg]12.39[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.09[min] W. long.;
    (50) 47[deg]09.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.50[min] W. long.;
    (51) 47[deg]09.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]59.00[min] W. long.;
    (52) 47[deg]06.06[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.80[min] W. long.;
    (53) 47[deg]03.62[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.96[min] W. long.;
    (54) 47[deg]02.89[min] N. lat., 124[deg]56.89[min] W. long.;
    (55) 47[deg]01.04[min] N. lat., 124[deg]59.54[min] W. long.;
    (56) 46[deg]58.47[min] N. lat., 124[deg]59.08[min] W. long.;
    (57) 46[deg]58.29[min] N. lat., 125[deg]00.28[min] W. long.;
    (58) 46[deg]56.30[min] N. lat., 125[deg]00.75[min] W. long.;
    (59) 46[deg]57.09[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.86[min] W. long.;
    (60) 46[deg]55.95[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.88[min] W. long.;
    (61) 46[deg]54.79[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.14[min] W. long.;
    (62) 46[deg]58.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]50.00[min] W. long.;
    (63) 46[deg]54.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.00[min] W. long.;
    (64) 46[deg]54.53[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.94[min] W. long.;
    (65) 46[deg]49.52[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.41[min] W. long.;
    (66) 46[deg]42.24[min] N. lat., 124[deg]47.86[min] W. long.;

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    (67) 46[deg]39.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.50[min] W. long.;
    (68) 46[deg]37.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.00[min] W. long.;
    (69) 46[deg]36.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.00[min] W. long.;
    (70) 46[deg]33.85[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.99[min] W. long.;
    (71) 46[deg]33.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.50[min] W. long.;
    (72) 46[deg]32.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.00[min] W. long.;
    (73) 46[deg]30.53[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.55[min] W. long.;
    (74) 46[deg]25.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]33.00[min] W. long.;
    (75) 46[deg]23.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.00[min] W. long.;
    (76) 46[deg]21.05[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.00[min] W. long.;
    (77) 46[deg]20.64[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.21[min] W. long.;
    (78) 46[deg]20.36[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.85[min] W. long.;
    (79) 46[deg]19.48[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.35[min] W. long.;
    (80) 46[deg]17.87[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.54[min] W. long.;
    (81) 46[deg]16.15[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.20[min] W. long.;
    (82) 46[deg]16.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.00[min] W. long.;
    (83) 46[deg]14.87[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.15[min] W. long.;
    (84) 46[deg]13.38[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.36[min] W. long.;
    (85) 46[deg]12.09[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.39[min] W. long.;
    (86) 46[deg]09.46[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.64[min] W. long.;
    (87) 46[deg]07.30[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.68[min] W. long.;
    (88) 46[deg]02.76[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.01[min] W. long.;
    (89) 46[deg]01.22[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.47[min] W. long.;
    (90) 45[deg]51.82[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.89[min] W. long.;
    (91) 45[deg]46.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.88[min] W. long.;
    (92) 45[deg]45.95[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.72[min] W. long.;
    (93) 45[deg]44.11[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.09[min] W. long.;
    (94) 45[deg]34.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.27[min] W. long.;
    (95) 45[deg]21.10[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.11[min] W. long.;
    (96) 45[deg]20.25[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.92[min] W. long.;
    (97) 45[deg]09.69[min] N. lat., 124[deg]20.45[min] W. long.;
    (98) 45[deg]03.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.30[min] W. long.;
    (99) 44[deg]56.25[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.03[min] W. long.;
    (100) 44[deg]44.47[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.85[min] W. long.;
    (101) 44[deg]31.81[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.60[min] W. long.;
    (102) 44[deg]31.48[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.30[min] W. long.;
    (103) 44[deg]12.04[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.16[min] W. long.;
    (104) 44[deg]08.30[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.84[min] W. long.;
    (105) 44[deg]07.38[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.87[min] W. long.;
    (106) 43[deg]57.06[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.20[min] W. long.;
    (107) 43[deg]52.52[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.00[min] W. long.;
    (108) 43[deg]51.55[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.49[min] W. long.;
    (109) 43[deg]47.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.43[min] W. long.;
    (110) 43[deg]31.79[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.80[min] W. long.;
    (111) 43[deg]29.34[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.77[min] W. long.;
    (112) 43[deg]26.46[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.02[min] W. long.;
    (113) 43[deg]20.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.39[min] W. long.;
    (114) 43[deg]16.15[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.37[min] W. long.;
    (115) 43[deg]09.33[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.35[min] W. long.;
    (116) 43[deg]08.85[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.92[min] W. long.;
    (117) 43[deg]03.23[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.41[min] W. long.;
    (118) 43[deg]00.25[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.93[min] W. long.;
    (119) 42[deg]56.62[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.93[min] W. long.;
    (120) 42[deg]54.84[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.01[min] W. long.;
    (121) 42[deg]52.31[min] N. lat., 124[deg]50.76[min] W. long.;
    (122) 42[deg]50.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.97[min] W. long.;
    (123) 42[deg]47.78[min] N. lat., 124[deg]47.27[min] W. long.;
    (124) 42[deg]46.32[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.59[min] W. long.;
    (125) 42[deg]41.63[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.07[min] W. long.;
    (126) 42[deg]40.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.52[min] W. long.;
    (127) 42[deg]38.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.77[min] W. long.;
    (128) 42[deg]35.37[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.22[min] W. long.;
    (129) 42[deg]32.78[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.68[min] W. long.;
    (130) 42[deg]32.19[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.40[min] W. long.;
    (131) 42[deg]30.28[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.30[min] W. long.;
    (132) 42[deg]28.16[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.38[min] W. long.;
    (133) 42[deg]18.34[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.77[min] W. long.;
    (134) 42[deg]13.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.80[min] W. long.;
    (135) 42[deg]13.65[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.82[min] W. long.;
    (136) 42[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.99[min] W. long.;
    (137) 41[deg]47.80[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.41[min] W. long.;
    (138) 41[deg]23.51[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.50[min] W. long.;
    (139) 41[deg]13.29[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.31[min] W. long.;
    (140) 41[deg]06.23[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.62[min] W. long.;
    (141) 40[deg]55.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.04[min] W. long.;

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    (142) 40[deg]49.62[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.57[min] W. long.;
    (143) 40[deg]45.72[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.00[min] W. long.;
    (144) 40[deg]40.56[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.11[min] W. long.;
    (145) 40[deg]37.33[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.27[min] W. long.;
    (146) 40[deg]35.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.49[min] W. long.;
    (147) 40[deg]37.38[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.14[min] W. long.;
    (148) 40[deg]36.03[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.97[min] W. long.;
    (149) 40[deg]31.58[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.74[min] W. long.;
    (150) 40[deg]30.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.50[min] W. long.;
    (151) 40[deg]29.76[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.13[min] W. long.;
    (152) 40[deg]28.22[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.23[min] W. long.;
    (153) 40[deg]24.86[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.71[min] W. long.;
    (154) 40[deg]23.01[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.94[min] W. long.;
    (155) 40[deg]23.39[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.64[min] W. long.;
    (156) 40[deg]22.29[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.25[min] W. long.;
    (157) 40[deg]21.90[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.18[min] W. long.;
    (158) 40[deg]22.02[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.00[min] W. long.;
    (159) 40[deg]21.34[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.53[min] W. long.;
    (160) 40[deg]19.74[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.95[min] W. long.;
    (161) 40[deg]18.13[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.08[min] W. long.;
    (162) 40[deg]17.45[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.53[min] W. long.;
    (163) 40[deg]17.97[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.12[min] W. long.;
    (164) 40[deg]15.96[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.05[min] W. long.;
    (165) 40[deg]17.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.01[min] W. long.;
    (166) 40[deg]15.97[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.90[min] W. long.;
    (167) 40[deg]10.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.96[min] W. long.;
    (168) 40[deg]07.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]19.00[min] W. long.;
    (169) 40[deg]08.10[min] N. lat., 124[deg]16.70[min] W. long.;
    (170) 40[deg]05.90[min] N. lat., 124[deg]17.77[min] W. long.;
    (171) 40[deg]02.99[min] N. lat., 124[deg]15.55[min] W. long.;
    (172) 40[deg]02.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.97[min] W. long.;
    (173) 40[deg]02.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]10.61[min] W. long.;
    (174) 40[deg]03.63[min] N. lat., 124[deg]09.12[min] W. long.;
    (175) 40[deg]02.18[min] N. lat., 124[deg]09.07[min] W. long.;
    (176) 39[deg]58.25[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.56[min] W. long.;
    (177) 39[deg]57.03[min] N. lat., 124[deg]11.34[min] W. long.;
    (178) 39[deg]56.30[min] N. lat., 124[deg]08.96[min] W. long.;
    (179) 39[deg]54.82[min] N. lat., 124[deg]07.66[min] W. long.;
    (180) 39[deg]52.57[min] N. lat., 124[deg]08.55[min] W. long.;
    (181) 39[deg]45.34[min] N. lat., 124[deg]03.30[min] W. long.;
    (182) 39[deg]34.75[min] N. lat., 123[deg]58.50[min] W. long.;
    (183) 39[deg]34.22[min] N. lat., 123[deg]56.82[min] W. long.;
    (184) 39[deg]32.98[min] N. lat., 123[deg]56.43[min] W. long.;
    (185) 39[deg]31.47[min] N. lat., 123[deg]58.73[min] W. long.;
    (186) 39[deg]05.68[min] N. lat., 123[deg]57.81[min] W. long.;
    (187) 39[deg]00.24[min] N. lat., 123[deg]56.74[min] W. long.;
    (188) 38[deg]57.50[min] N. lat., 123[deg]56.74[min] W. long.;
    (189) 38[deg]54.31[min] N. lat., 123[deg]56.73[min] W. long.;
    (190) 38[deg]41.42[min] N. lat., 123[deg]46.75[min] W. long.;
    (191) 38[deg]39.61[min] N. lat., 123[deg]46.48[min] W. long.;
    (192) 38[deg]37.52[min] N. lat., 123[deg]43.78[min] W. long.;
    (193) 38[deg]35.25[min] N. lat., 123[deg]42.00[min] W. long.;
    (194) 38[deg]28.79[min] N. lat., 123[deg]37.07[min] W. long.;
    (195) 38[deg]19.88[min] N. lat., 123[deg]32.54[min] W. long.;
    (196) 38[deg]14.43[min] N. lat., 123[deg]25.56[min] W. long.;
    (197) 38[deg]08.75[min] N. lat., 123[deg]24.48[min] W. long.;
    (198) 38[deg]10.10[min] N. lat., 123[deg]27.20[min] W. long.;
    (199) 38[deg]07.16[min] N. lat., 123[deg]28.18[min] W. long.;

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    (200) 38[deg]06.42[min] N. lat., 123[deg]30.18[min] W. long.;
    (201) 38[deg]04.28[min] N. lat., 123[deg]31.70[min] W. long.;
    (202) 38[deg]01.88[min] N. lat., 123[deg]30.98[min] W. long.;
    (203) 38[deg]00.75[min] N. lat., 123[deg]29.72[min] W. long.;
    (204) 38[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 123[deg]28.60[min] W. long.;
    (205) 37[deg]58.23[min] N. lat., 123[deg]26.90[min] W. long.;
    (206) 37[deg]55.32[min] N. lat., 123[deg]27.19[min] W. long.;
    (207) 37[deg]51.47[min] N. lat., 123[deg]24.92[min] W. long.;
    (208) 37[deg]44.47[min] N. lat., 123[deg]11.57[min] W. long.;
    (209) 37[deg]35.67[min] N. lat., 123[deg]01.76[min] W. long.;
    (210) 37[deg]15.16[min] N. lat., 122[deg]51.64[min] W. long.;
    (211) 37[deg]11.00[min] N. lat., 122[deg]47.20[min] W. long.;
    (212) 37[deg]07.00[min] N. lat., 122[deg]42.90[min] W. long.;
    (213) 37[deg]01.68[min] N. lat., 122[deg]37.28[min] W. long.;
    (214) 36[deg]59.70[min] N. lat., 122[deg]33.71[min] W. long.;
    (215) 36[deg]58.00[min] N. lat., 122[deg]27.80[min] W. long.;
    (216) 37[deg]00.25[min] N. lat., 122[deg]24.85[min] W. long.;
    (217) 36[deg]57.50[min] N. lat., 122[deg]24.98[min] W. long.;
    (218) 36[deg]58.38[min] N. lat., 122[deg]21.85[min] W. long.;
    (219) 36[deg]55.85[min] N. lat., 122[deg]21.95[min] W. long.;
    (220) 36[deg]52.02[min] N. lat., 122[deg]12.10[min] W. long.;
    (221) 36[deg]47.63[min] N. lat., 122[deg]07.37[min] W. long.;
    (222) 36[deg]47.26[min] N. lat., 122[deg]03.22[min] W. long.;
    (223) 36[deg]50.34[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.40[min] W. long.;
    (224) 36[deg]48.83[min] N. lat., 121[deg]59.14[min] W. long.;
    (225) 36[deg]44.81[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.28[min] W. long.;
    (226) 36[deg]39.00[min] N. lat., 122[deg]01.71[min] W. long.;
    (227) 36[deg]29.60[min] N. lat., 122[deg]00.49[min] W. long.;
    (228) 36[deg]23.43[min] N. lat., 121[deg]59.76[min] W. long.;
    (229) 36[deg]18.90[min] N. lat., 122[deg]05.32[min] W. long.;
    (230) 36[deg]15.38[min] N. lat., 122[deg]01.40[min] W. long.;
    (231) 36[deg]13.79[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.12[min] W. long.;
    (232) 36[deg]10.12[min] N. lat., 121[deg]43.33[min] W. long.;
    (233) 36[deg]02.57[min] N. lat., 121[deg]37.02[min] W. long.;
    (234) 36[deg]01.00[min] N. lat., 121[deg]36.95[min] W. long.
    (235) 36[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 121[deg]35.15[min] W. long.;
    (236) 35[deg]57.74[min] N. lat., 121[deg]33.45[min] W. long.;
    (237) 35[deg]51.32[min] N. lat., 121[deg]30.08[min] W. long.;
    (238) 35[deg]45.84[min] N. lat., 121[deg]28.84[min] W. long.;
    (239) 35[deg]38.94[min] N. lat., 121[deg]23.16[min] W. long.;
    (240) 35[deg]26.00[min] N. lat., 121[deg]08.00[min] W. long.;
    (241) 35[deg]07.42[min] N. lat., 120[deg]57.08[min] W. long.;
    (242) 34[deg]42.76[min] N. lat., 120[deg]55.09[min] W. long.;
    (243) 34[deg]37.75[min] N. lat., 120[deg]51.96[min] W. long.;
    (244) 34[deg]29.29[min] N. lat., 120[deg]44.19[min] W. long.;
    (245) 34[deg]27.00[min] N. lat., 120[deg]40.42[min] W. long.;
    (246) 34[deg]21.89[min] N. lat., 120[deg]31.36[min] W. long.;
    (247) 34[deg]20.79[min] N. lat., 120[deg]21.58[min] W. long.;
    (248) 34[deg]23.97[min] N. lat., 120[deg]15.25[min] W. long.;
    (249) 34[deg]22.11[min] N. lat., 119[deg]56.63[min] W. long.;
    (250) 34[deg]19.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]48.00[min] W. long.;
    (251) 34[deg]15.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]48.00[min] W. long.;
    (252) 34[deg]08.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]37.00[min] W. long.;
    (253) 34[deg]08.39[min] N. lat., 119[deg]54.78[min] W. long.;
    (254) 34[deg]07.10[min] N. lat., 120[deg]10.37[min] W. long.;
    (255) 34[deg]10.08[min] N. lat., 120[deg]22.98[min] W. long.;
    (256) 34[deg]13.16[min] N. lat., 120[deg]29.40[min] W. long.;
    (257) 34[deg]09.41[min] N. lat., 120[deg]37.75[min] W. long.;

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    (258) 34[deg]03.15[min] N. lat., 120[deg]34.71[min] W. long.;
    (259) 33[deg]57.09[min] N. lat., 120[deg]27.76[min] W. long.;
    (260) 33[deg]51.00[min] N. lat., 120[deg]09.00[min] W. long.;
    (261) 33[deg]38.16[min] N. lat., 119[deg]59.23[min] W. long.;
    (262) 33[deg]37.04[min] N. lat., 119[deg]50.17[min] W. long.;
    (263) 33[deg]42.28[min] N. lat., 119[deg]48.85[min] W. long.;
    (264) 33[deg]53.96[min] N. lat., 119[deg]53.77[min] W. long.;
    (265) 33[deg]59.94[min] N. lat., 119[deg]19.57[min] W. long.;
    (266) 34[deg]03.12[min] N. lat., 119[deg]15.51[min] W. long.;
    (267) 34[deg]01.97[min] N. lat., 119[deg]07.28[min] W. long.;
    (268) 34[deg]03.60[min] N. lat., 119[deg]04.71[min] W. long.;
    (269) 33[deg]59.30[min] N. lat., 119[deg]03.73[min] W. long.;
    (270) 33[deg]58.87[min] N. lat., 118[deg]59.37[min] W. long.;
    (271) 33[deg]58.08[min] N. lat., 118[deg]41.14[min] W. long.;
    (272) 33[deg]50.93[min] N. lat., 118[deg]37.65[min] W. long.;
    (273) 33[deg]39.54[min] N. lat., 118[deg]18.70[min] W. long.;
    (274) 33[deg]35.42[min] N. lat., 118[deg]17.14[min] W. long.;
    (275) 33[deg]32.15[min] N. lat., 118[deg]10.84[min] W. long.;
    (276) 33[deg]33.71[min] N. lat., 117[deg]53.72[min] W. long.;
    (277) 33[deg]31.17[min] N. lat., 117[deg]49.11[min] W. long.;
    (278) 33[deg]16.53[min] N. lat., 117[deg]36.13[min] W. long.;
    (279) 33[deg]06.77[min] N. lat., 117[deg]22.92[min] W. long.;
    (280) 32[deg]58.94[min] N. lat., 117[deg]20.05[min] W. long.;
    (281) 32[deg]55.83[min] N. lat., 117[deg]20.15[min] W. long.;
    (282) 32[deg]46.29[min] N. lat., 117[deg]23.89[min] W. long.;
    (283) 32[deg]42.00[min] N. lat., 117[deg]22.16[min] W. long.;
    (284) 32[deg]39.47[min] N. lat., 117[deg]27.78[min] W. long.; and
    (285) 32[deg]34.83[min] N. lat., 117[deg]24.69[min] W. long.
    (i) The 150 fm (274 m) depth contour used around San Clemente Island 
off the state of California is defined by straight lines connecting all 
of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 32[deg]47.95[min] N. lat., 118[deg]19.31[min] W. long.;
    (2) 32[deg]49.79[min] N. lat., 118[deg]20.82[min] W. long.;
    (3) 32[deg]55.99[min] N. lat., 118[deg]28.80[min] W. long.;
    (4) 33[deg]03.00[min] N. lat., 118[deg]34.00[min] W. long.;
    (5) 33[deg]05.00[min] N. lat., 118[deg]38.00[min] W. long.;
    (6) 33[deg]03.21[min] N. lat., 118[deg]39.85[min] W. long.;
    (7) 33[deg]01.93[min] N. lat., 118[deg]39.85[min] W. long.;
    (8) 32[deg]54.69[min] N. lat., 118[deg]35.45[min] W. long.;
    (9) 32[deg]53.28[min] N. lat., 118[deg]33.58[min] W. long.;
    (10) 32[deg]48.26[min] N. lat., 118[deg]31.62[min] W. long.;
    (11) 32[deg]43.03[min] N. lat., 118[deg]24.21[min] W. long.;
    (12) 32[deg]47.15[min] N. lat., 118[deg]21.53[min] W. long.; and
    (13) 32[deg]47.95[min] N. lat., 118[deg]19.31[min] W. long.
    (j) The 150 fm (274 m) depth contour used around Santa Catalina 
Island off the state of California is defined by straight lines 
connecting all of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]17.24[min] N. lat., 118[deg]12.94[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]23.60[min] N. lat., 118[deg]18.79[min] W. long.;
    (3) 33[deg]26.00[min] N. lat., 118[deg]22.00[min] W. long.;
    (4) 33[deg]27.57[min] N. lat., 118[deg]27.69[min] W. long.;
    (5) 33[deg]29.78[min] N. lat., 118[deg]31.01[min] W. long.;
    (6) 33[deg]30.46[min] N. lat., 118[deg]36.52[min] W. long.;
    (7) 33[deg]28.65[min] N. lat., 118[deg]41.07[min] W. long.;
    (8) 33[deg]23.23[min] N. lat., 118[deg]30.69[min] W. long.;
    (9) 33[deg]20.97[min] N. lat., 118[deg]33.29[min] W. long.;
    (10) 33[deg]19.81[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.24[min] W. long.;
    (11) 33[deg]18.00[min] N. lat., 118[deg]28.00[min] W. long.;
    (12) 33[deg]15.62[min] N. lat., 118[deg]14.74[min] W. long.;
    (13) 33[deg]16.00[min] N. lat., 118[deg]13.00[min] W. long.; and
    (14) 33[deg]17.24[min] N. lat., 118[deg]12.94[min] W. long.
    (k) The 150 fm (274 m) depth contour used around Lasuen Knoll off 
the state of California is defined by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]24.99[min] N. lat., 117[deg]59.32[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]23.66[min] N. lat., 117[deg]58.28[min] W. long.;
    (3) 33[deg]23.21[min] N. lat., 117[deg]59.55[min] W. long.;
    (4) 33[deg]24.74[min] N. lat., 118[deg]00.61[min] W. long.; and
    (5) 33[deg]24.99[min] N. lat., 117[deg]59.32[min] W. long.

[69 FR 77059, Dec. 23, 2004; 70 FR 13119, Mar. 18, 2005, as amended at 
70 FR 16149, Mar. 30, 2005; 71 FR 8500, Feb. 17, 2006]



Sec. 660.394  Latitude/longitude coordinates defining the 180 fm 

(329 m) through 250 fm (457 m) depth contours.

    Boundaries for RCAs are defined by straight lines connecting a 
series of latitude/longitude coordinates. This section provides 
coordinates for the 180

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fm (329 m) through 250 fm (457 m) depth contours.
    (a) The 180 fm (329 m) depth contour used between the U.S. border 
with Canada and the U.S. border with Mexico is defined by straight lines 
connecting all of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 48[deg]14.82[min] N. lat., 125[deg]41.61[min] W. long.;
    (2) 48[deg]12.86[min] N. lat., 125[deg]37.95[min] W. long.;
    (3) 48[deg]11.28[min] N. lat., 125[deg]39.67[min] W. long.;
    (4) 48[deg]10.13[min] N. lat., 125[deg]42.62[min] W. long.;
    (5) 48[deg]08.86[min] N. lat., 125[deg]41.92[min] W. long.;
    (6) 48[deg]08.15[min] N. lat., 125[deg]44.95[min] W. long.;
    (7) 48[deg]07.18[min] N. lat., 125[deg]45.67[min] W. long.;
    (8) 48[deg]05.79[min] N. lat., 125[deg]44.64[min] W. long.;
    (9) 48[deg]06.04[min] N. lat., 125[deg]41.84[min] W. long.;
    (10) 48[deg]04.26[min] N. lat., 125[deg]40.09[min] W. long.;
    (11) 48[deg]04.18[min] N. lat., 125[deg]36.94[min] W. long.;
    (12) 48[deg]03.02[min] N. lat., 125[deg]36.24[min] W. long.;
    (13) 48[deg]01.75[min] N. lat., 125[deg]37.42[min] W. long.;
    (14) 48[deg]01.39[min] N. lat., 125[deg]39.42[min] W. long.;
    (15) 47[deg]57.08[min] N. lat., 125[deg]36.51[min] W. long.;
    (16) 47[deg]55.20[min] N. lat., 125[deg]36.62[min] W. long.;
    (17) 47[deg]54.33[min] N. lat., 125[deg]34.98[min] W. long.;
    (18) 47[deg]54.73[min] N. lat., 125[deg]31.95[min] W. long.;
    (19) 47[deg]56.39[min] N. lat., 125[deg]30.22[min] W. long.;
    (20) 47[deg]55.86[min] N. lat., 125[deg]28.54[min] W. long.;
    (21) 47[deg]58.07[min] N. lat., 125[deg]25.72[min] W. long.;
    (22) 48[deg]00.81[min] N. lat., 125[deg]24.39[min] W. long.;
    (23) 48[deg]01.81[min] N. lat., 125[deg]23.76[min] W. long.;
    (24) 48[deg]02.16[min] N. lat., 125[deg]22.71[min] W. long.;
    (25) 48[deg]03.46[min] N. lat., 125[deg]22.01[min] W. long.;
    (26) 48[deg]04.21[min] N. lat., 125[deg]20.40[min] W. long.;
    (27) 48[deg]03.15[min] N. lat., 125[deg]19.50[min] W. long.;
    (28) 48[deg]01.92[min] N. lat., 125[deg]18.69[min] W. long.;
    (29) 48[deg]00.85[min] N. lat., 125[deg]20.02[min] W. long.;
    (30) 48[deg]00.12[min] N. lat., 125[deg]20.04[min] W. long.;
    (31) 47[deg]58.18[min] N. lat., 125[deg]18.78[min] W. long.;
    (32) 47[deg]58.24[min] N. lat., 125[deg]17.26[min] W. long.;
    (33) 47[deg]52.47[min] N. lat., 125[deg]15.30[min] W. long.;
    (34) 47[deg]52.13[min] N. lat., 125[deg]12.95[min] W. long.;
    (35) 47[deg]50.60[min] N. lat., 125[deg]10.65[min] W. long.;
    (36) 47[deg]49.39[min] N. lat., 125[deg]10.59[min] W. long.;
    (37) 47[deg]48.74[min] N. lat., 125[deg]06.07[min] W. long.;
    (38) 47[deg]47.03[min] N. lat., 125[deg]06.95[min] W. long.;
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    (98) 45[deg]03.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.21[min] W. long.;
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    (145) 40[deg]31.48[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.95[min] W. long.;
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    (270) 32[deg]39.50[min] N. lat., 117[deg]27.80[min] W. long.; and
    (271) 32[deg]34.83[min] N. lat., 117[deg]24.67[min] W. long.
    (b) The 180 fm (329 m) depth contour used around San Clemente Island 
off the state of California is defined by straight lines connecting all 
of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]01.90[min] N. lat., 118[deg]40.17[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]03.23[min] N. lat., 118[deg]40.05[min] W. long.;
    (3) 33[deg]05.07[min] N. lat., 118[deg]39.01[min] W. long.;
    (4) 33[deg]05.00[min] N. lat., 118[deg]38.01[min] W. long.;
    (5) 33[deg]03.00[min] N. lat., 118[deg]34.00[min] W. long.;
    (6) 32[deg]55.92[min] N. lat., 118[deg]28.39[min] W. long.;
    (7) 32[deg]49.78[min] N. lat., 118[deg]20.82[min] W. long.;
    (8) 32[deg]47.32[min] N. lat., 118[deg]18.30[min] W. long.;
    (9) 32[deg]47.46[min] N. lat., 118[deg]20.29[min] W. long.;
    (10) 32[deg]46.21[min] N. lat., 118[deg]21.96[min] W. long.;
    (11) 32[deg]42.25[min] N. lat., 118[deg]24.07[min] W. long.;
    (12) 32[deg]47.73[min] N. lat., 118[deg]31.74[min] W. long.;

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    (13) 32[deg]53.16[min] N. lat., 118[deg]33.85[min] W. long.;
    (14) 32[deg]54.51[min] N. lat., 118[deg]35.56[min] W. long.; and
    (15) 33[deg]01.90[min] N. lat., 118[deg]40.17[min] W. long.
    (c) The 180 fm (329 m) depth contour used around Santa Catalina 
Island off the state of California is defined by straight lines 
connecting all of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]30.00[min] N. lat., 118[deg]44.18[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]30.65[min] N. lat., 118[deg]35.07[min] W. long.;
    (3) 33[deg]29.88[min] N. lat., 118[deg]30.89[min] W. long.;
    (4) 33[deg]27.54[min] N. lat., 118[deg]26.91[min] W. long.;
    (5) 33[deg]26.11[min] N. lat., 118[deg]21.97[min] W. long.;
    (6) 33[deg]24.20[min] N. lat., 118[deg]19.05[min] W. long.;
    (7) 33[deg]14.58[min] N. lat., 118[deg]10.35[min] W. long.;
    (8) 33[deg]17.91[min] N. lat., 118[deg]28.20[min] W. long.;
    (9) 33[deg]19.14[min] N. lat., 118[deg]31.34[min] W. long.;
    (10) 33[deg]20.79[min] N. lat., 118[deg]33.75[min] W. long.;
    (11) 33[deg]23.14[min] N. lat., 118[deg]30.80[min] W. long.;and
    (12) 33[deg]30.00[min] N. lat., 118[deg]44.18[min] W. long.
    (d) The 180 fm (329 m) depth contour used around Lasuen Knoll off 
the state of California is defined by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]25.12[min] N. lat., 118[deg]01.09[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]25.41[min] N. lat., 117[deg]59.36[min] W. long.;
    (3) 33[deg]23.49[min] N. lat., 117[deg]57.47[min] W. long.;
    (4) 33[deg]23.02[min] N. lat., 117[deg]59.58[min] W. long.; and
    (5) 33[deg]25.12[min] N. lat., 118[deg]01.09[min] W. long.
    (e) The 180 fm (329 m) depth contour used around San Diego Rise off 
the state of California is defined by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 32[deg]49.98[min] N. lat., 117[deg]50.19[min] W. long.;
    (2) 32[deg]44.10[min] N. lat., 117[deg]45.34[min] W. long.;
    (3) 32[deg]42.01[min] N. lat., 117[deg]46.01[min] W. long.;
    (4) 32[deg]44.42[min] N. lat., 117[deg]48.69[min] W. long.;
    (5) 32[deg]49.86[min] N. lat., 117[deg]50.50[min] W. long.; and
    (6) 32[deg]49.98[min] N. lat., 117[deg]50.19[min] W. long.
    (f) The 200 fm (366 m) depth contour between the U.S. border with 
Canada and the U.S. border with Mexico is defined by straight lines 
connecting all of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 48[deg]14.75[min] N. lat., 125[deg]41.73[min] W. long.;
    (2) 48[deg]12.85[min] N. lat., 125[deg]38.06[min] W. long.;
    (3) 48[deg]11.52[min] N. lat., 125[deg]39.45[min] W. long.;
    (4) 48[deg]10.14[min] N. lat., 125[deg]42.81[min] W. long.;
    (5) 48[deg]08.96[min] N. lat., 125[deg]42.08[min] W. long.;
    (6) 48[deg]08.33[min] N. lat., 125[deg]44.91[min] W. long.;
    (7) 48[deg]07.19[min] N. lat., 125[deg]45.87[min] W. long.;
    (8) 48[deg]05.66[min] N. lat., 125[deg]44.79[min] W. long.;
    (9) 48[deg]05.91[min] N. lat., 125[deg]42.16[min] W. long.;
    (10) 48[deg]04.11[min] N. lat., 125[deg]40.17[min] W. long.;
    (11) 48[deg]04.07[min] N. lat., 125[deg]36.96[min] W. long.;
    (12) 48[deg]03.05[min] N. lat., 125[deg]36.38[min] W. long.;
    (13) 48[deg]01.98[min] N. lat., 125[deg]37.41[min] W. long.;
    (14) 48[deg]01.46[min] N. lat., 125[deg]39.61[min] W. long.;
    (15) 47[deg]57.28[min] N. lat., 125[deg]36.87[min] W. long.;
    (16) 47[deg]55.11[min] N. lat., 125[deg]36.92[min] W. long.;
    (17) 47[deg]54.09[min] N. lat., 125[deg]34.98[min] W. long.;
    (18) 47[deg]54.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]32.01[min] W. long.;
    (19) 47[deg]56.07[min] N. lat., 125[deg]30.17[min] W. long.;
    (20) 47[deg]55.65[min] N. lat., 125[deg]28.46[min] W. long.;
    (21) 47[deg]57.88[min] N. lat., 125[deg]25.61[min] W. long.;
    (22) 48[deg]01.63[min] N. lat., 125[deg]23.75[min] W. long.;
    (23) 48[deg]02.21[min] N. lat., 125[deg]22.43[min] W. long.;
    (24) 48[deg]03.60[min] N. lat., 125[deg]21.84[min] W. long.;
    (25) 48[deg]03.98[min] N. lat., 125[deg]20.65[min] W. long.;
    (26) 48[deg]03.26[min] N. lat., 125[deg]19.76[min] W. long.;
    (27) 48[deg]01.49[min] N. lat., 125[deg]18.80[min] W. long.;
    (28) 48[deg]01.03[min] N. lat., 125[deg]20.12[min] W. long.;
    (29) 48[deg]00.04[min] N. lat., 125[deg]20.26[min] W. long.;
    (30) 47[deg]58.10[min] N. lat., 125[deg]18.91[min] W. long.;
    (31) 47[deg]58.17[min] N. lat., 125[deg]17.50[min] W. long.;
    (32) 47[deg]52.28[min] N. lat., 125[deg]16.06[min] W. long.;
    (33) 47[deg]51.92[min] N. lat., 125[deg]13.89[min] W. long.;
    (34) 47[deg]49.20[min] N. lat., 125[deg]10.67[min] W. long.;
    (35) 47[deg]48.69[min] N. lat., 125[deg]06.50[min] W. long.;
    (36) 47[deg]46.54[min] N. lat., 125[deg]07.68[min] W. long.;
    (37) 47[deg]47.24[min] N. lat., 125[deg]05.38[min] W. long.;
    (38) 47[deg]45.95[min] N. lat., 125[deg]04.61[min] W. long.;
    (39) 47[deg]44.58[min] N. lat., 125[deg]07.12[min] W. long.;
    (40) 47[deg]42.24[min] N. lat., 125[deg]05.15[min] W. long.;
    (41) 47[deg]38.54[min] N. lat., 125[deg]06.76[min] W. long.;
    (42) 47[deg]34.86[min] N. lat., 125[deg]04.67[min] W. long.;
    (43) 47[deg]30.75[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.52[min] W. long.;
    (44) 47[deg]28.51[min] N. lat., 124[deg]56.69[min] W. long.;
    (45) 47[deg]29.15[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.10[min] W. long.;
    (46) 47[deg]28.43[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.58[min] W. long.;
    (47) 47[deg]24.13[min] N. lat., 124[deg]47.51[min] W. long.;
    (48) 47[deg]18.31[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.17[min] W. long.;
    (49) 47[deg]19.57[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.01[min] W. long.;
    (50) 47[deg]18.12[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.66[min] W. long.;
    (51) 47[deg]17.59[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.94[min] W. long.;
    (52) 47[deg]17.71[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.63[min] W. long.;
    (53) 47[deg]16.90[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.23[min] W. long.;
    (54) 47[deg]16.10[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.67[min] W. long.;
    (55) 47[deg]14.24[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.02[min] W. long.;
    (56) 47[deg]12.16[min] N. lat., 124[deg]56.77[min] W. long.;
    (57) 47[deg]13.35[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.70[min] W. long.;
    (58) 47[deg]09.53[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.32[min] W. long.;
    (59) 47[deg]09.54[min] N. lat., 124[deg]59.50[min] W. long.;
    (60) 47[deg]05.87[min] N. lat., 124[deg]59.29[min] W. long.;
    (61) 47[deg]03.65[min] N. lat., 124[deg]56.26[min] W. long.;
    (62) 47[deg]00.91[min] N. lat., 124[deg]59.73[min] W. long.;
    (63) 46[deg]58.74[min] N. lat., 124[deg]59.40[min] W. long.;
    (64) 46[deg]58.55[min] N. lat., 125[deg]00.70[min] W. long.;
    (65) 46[deg]55.57[min] N. lat., 125[deg]01.61[min] W. long.;
    (66) 46[deg]55.77[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.04[min] W. long.;
    (67) 46[deg]53.16[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.69[min] W. long.;

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    (69) 46[deg]44.88[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.97[min] W. long.;
    (70) 46[deg]33.28[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.96[min] W. long.;
    (71) 46[deg]33.20[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.64[min] W. long.;
    (72) 46[deg]27.85[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.95[min] W. long.;
    (73) 46[deg]17.73[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.58[min] W. long.
    (74) 46[deg]16.48[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.41[min] W. long.;
    (75) 46[deg]16.73[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.20[min] W. long.;
    (76) 46[deg]16.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.88[min] W. long.;
    (77) 46[deg]14.22[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.28[min] W. long.;
    (78) 46[deg]11.53[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.58[min] W. long.;
    (79) 46[deg]08.77[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.71[min] W. long.;
    (80) 46[deg]05.86[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.27[min] W. long.;
    (81) 46[deg]03.85[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.20[min] W. long.;
    (82) 46[deg]02.34[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.51[min] W. long.;
    (83) 45[deg]58.99[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.42[min] W. long.;
    (84) 45[deg]46.90[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.50[min] W. long.;
    (85) 45[deg]46.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.27[min] W. long.;
    (86) 45[deg]44.98[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.93[min] W. long.;
    (87) 45[deg]43.47[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.93[min] W. long.;
    (88) 45[deg]34.88[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.58[min] W. long.;
    (89) 45[deg]20.25[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.47[min] W. long.;
    (90) 45[deg]13.04[min] N. lat., 124[deg]21.92[min] W. long.;
    (91) 45[deg]03.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.13[min] W. long.;
    (92) 45[deg]00.17[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.28[min] W. long.;
    (93) 44[deg]55.41[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.84[min] W. long.;
    (94) 44[deg]48.25[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.62[min] W. long.;
    (95) 44[deg]41.34[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.20[min] W. long.;
    (96) 44[deg]23.30[min] N. lat., 124[deg]50.17[min] W. long.;
    (97) 44[deg]13.19[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.66[min] W. long.;
    (98) 46[deg]08.30[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.50[min] W. long.;
    (99) 43[deg]57.89[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.13[min] W. long.;
    (100) 43[deg]50.59[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.80[min] W. long.;
    (101) 43[deg]50.10[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.27[min] W. long.;
    (102) 43[deg]39.06[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.55[min] W. long.;
    (103) 43[deg]28.85[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.99[min] W. long.;
    (104) 43[deg]20.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.84[min] W. long.;
    (105) 43[deg]20.22[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.05[min] W. long.;
    (106) 43[deg]13.29[min] N. lat., 124[deg]47.00[min] W. long.;
    (107) 43[deg]13.14[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.61[min] W. long.;
    (108) 43[deg]04.26[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.05[min] W. long.;
    (109) 42[deg]53.93[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.60[min] W. long.;
    (110) 42[deg]50.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.31[min] W. long.;
    (111) 42[deg]49.52[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.16[min] W. long.;
    (112) 42[deg]47.46[min] N. lat., 124[deg]50.24[min] W. long.;
    (113) 42[deg]47.57[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.12[min] W. long.;
    (114) 42[deg]46.19[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.52[min] W. long.;
    (115) 42[deg]41.75[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.69[min] W. long.;
    (116) 42[deg]40.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.02[min] W. long.;
    (117) 42[deg]38.81[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.09[min] W. long.;
    (118) 42[deg]31.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.23[min] W. long.;
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    (120) 42[deg]30.96[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.84[min] W. long.;
    (121) 42[deg]28.41[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.17[min] W. long.;
    (122) 42[deg]24.80[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.93[min] W. long.;
    (123) 42[deg]19.71[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.60[min] W. long.;
    (124) 42[deg]15.12[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.34[min] W. long.;
    (125) 42[deg]13.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.22[min] W. long.;
    (126) 42[deg]12.35[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.09[min] W. long.;
    (127) 42[deg]04.38[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.83[min] W. long.;
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    (129) 41[deg]47.85[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.41[min] W. long.;
    (130) 41[deg]43.34[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.89[min] W. long.;
    (131) 41[deg]23.47[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.29[min] W. long.;
    (132) 41[deg]21.30[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.36[min] W. long.;
    (133) 41[deg]13.53[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.41[min] W. long.;
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    (196) 37[deg]58.13[min] N. lat., 123[deg]27.21[min] W. long.;
    (197) 37[deg]55.01[min] N. lat., 123[deg]27.46[min] W. long.;
    (198) 37[deg]51.40[min] N. lat., 123[deg]25.18[min] W. long.;
    (199) 37[deg]43.97[min] N. lat., 123[deg]11.49[min] W. long.;
    (200) 37[deg]35.67[min] N. lat., 123[deg]02.25[min] W. long.;

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    (201) 37[deg]13.65[min] N. lat., 122[deg]54.18[min] W. long.;
    (202) 37[deg]11.00[min] N. lat., 122[deg]50.90[min] W. long.;
    (203) 37[deg]07.00[min] N. lat., 122[deg]45.83[min] W. long.;
    (204) 37[deg]00.66[min] N. lat., 122[deg]37.84[min] W. long.;
    (205) 36[deg]57.40[min] N. lat., 122[deg]28.25[min] W. long.;
    (206) 36[deg]59.25[min] N. lat., 122[deg]25.54[min] W. long.;
    (207) 36[deg]56.88[min] N. lat., 122[deg]25.42[min] W. long.;
    (208) 36[deg]57.40[min] N. lat., 122[deg]22.62[min] W. long.;
    (209) 36[deg]55.43[min] N. lat., 122[deg]22.43[min] W. long.;
    (210) 36[deg]52.29[min] N. lat., 122[deg]13.18[min] W. long.;
    (211) 36[deg]47.12[min] N. lat., 122[deg]07.56[min] W. long.;
    (212) 36[deg]47.10[min] N. lat., 122[deg]02.11[min] W. long.;
    (213) 36[deg]43.76[min] N. lat., 121[deg]59.11[min] W. long.;
    (214) 36[deg]38.85[min] N. lat., 122[deg]02.20[min] W. long.;
    (215) 36[deg]23.41[min] N. lat., 122[deg]00.11[min] W. long.;
    (216) 36[deg]19.68[min] N. lat., 122[deg]06.93[min] W. long.;
    (217) 36[deg]14.75[min] N. lat., 122[deg]01.51[min] W. long.;
    (218) 36[deg]09.74[min] N. lat., 121[deg]45.00[min] W. long.;
    (219) 36[deg]06.67[min] N. lat., 121[deg]41.06[min] W. long.;
    (220) 36[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 121[deg]36.95[min] W. long.;
    (221) 35[deg]52.31[min] N. lat., 121[deg]32.45[min] W. long.;
    (222) 35[deg]51.21[min] N. lat., 121[deg]30.91[min] W. long.;
    (223) 35[deg]46.32[min] N. lat., 121[deg]30.30[min] W. long.;
    (224) 35[deg]33.74[min] N. lat., 121[deg]20.10[min] W. long.;
    (225) 35[deg]31.37[min] N. lat., 121[deg]15.23[min] W. long.;
    (226) 35[deg]23.32[min] N. lat., 121[deg]11.44[min] W. long.;
    (227) 35[deg]15.28[min] N. lat., 121[deg]04.45[min] W. long.;
    (228) 35[deg]07.08[min] N. lat., 121[deg]00.30[min] W. long.;
    (229) 34[deg]57.46[min] N. lat., 120[deg]58.23[min] W. long.;
    (230) 34[deg]44.25[min] N. lat., 120[deg]58.29[min] W. long.;
    (231) 34[deg]32.30[min] N. lat., 120[deg]50.22[min] W. long.;
    (232) 34[deg]27.00[min] N. lat., 120[deg]42.55[min] W. long.;
    (233) 34[deg]19.08[min] N. lat., 120[deg]31.21[min] W. long.;
    (234) 34[deg]17.72[min] N. lat., 120[deg]19.26[min] W. long.;
    (235) 34[deg]22.45[min] N. lat., 120[deg]12.81[min] W. long.;
    (236) 34[deg]21.36[min] N. lat., 119[deg]54.88[min] W. long.;
    (237) 34[deg]09.95[min] N. lat., 119[deg]46.18[min] W. long.;
    (238) 34[deg]09.08[min] N. lat., 119[deg]57.53[min] W. long.;
    (239) 34[deg]07.53[min] N. lat., 120[deg]06.35[min] W. long.;
    (240) 34[deg]10.54[min] N. lat., 120[deg]19.07[min] W. long.;
    (241) 34[deg]14.68[min] N. lat., 120[deg]29.48[min] W. long.;
    (242) 34[deg]09.51[min] N. lat., 120[deg]38.32[min] W. long.;
    (243) 34[deg]03.06[min] N. lat., 120[deg]35.54[min] W. long.;
    (244) 33[deg]56.39[min] N. lat., 120[deg]28.47[min] W. long.;
    (245) 33[deg]50.25[min] N. lat., 120[deg]09.43[min] W. long.;
    (246) 33[deg]37.96[min] N. lat., 120[deg]00.08[min] W. long.;
    (247) 33[deg]34.52[min] N. lat., 119[deg]51.84[min] W. long.;
    (248) 33[deg]35.51[min] N. lat., 119[deg]48.49[min] W. long.;
    (249) 33[deg]42.76[min] N. lat., 119[deg]47.77[min] W. long.;
    (250) 33[deg]53.62[min] N. lat., 119[deg]53.28[min] W. long.;
    (251) 33[deg]57.61[min] N. lat., 119[deg]31.26[min] W. long.;
    (252) 33[deg]56.34[min] N. lat., 119[deg]26.40[min] W. long.;
    (253) 33[deg]57.79[min] N. lat., 119[deg]26.85[min] W. long.;
    (254) 33[deg]58.88[min] N. lat., 119[deg]20.06[min] W. long.;
    (255) 34[deg]02.65[min] N. lat., 119[deg]15.11[min] W. long.;
    (256) 33[deg]59.02[min] N. lat., 119[deg]02.99[min] W. long.;
    (257) 33[deg]57.61[min] N. lat., 118[deg]42.07[min] W. long.;
    (258) 33[deg]50.76[min] N. lat., 118[deg]37.98[min] W. long.;

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    (259) 33[deg]38.41[min] N. lat., 118[deg]17.03[min] W. long.;
    (260) 33[deg]37.14[min] N. lat., 118[deg]18.39[min] W. long.;
    (261) 33[deg]35.51[min] N. lat., 118[deg]18.03[min] W. long.;
    (262) 33[deg]30.68[min] N. lat., 118[deg]10.35[min] W. long.;
    (263) 33[deg]32.49[min] N. lat., 117[deg]51.85[min] W. long.;
    (264) 32[deg]58.87[min] N. lat., 117[deg]20.36[min] W. long.; and
    (265) 32[deg]35.53[min] N. lat., 117[deg]29.67[min] W. long.
    (g) The 200 fm (366 m) depth contour used around San Clemente Island 
is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in 
the order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]05.89[min] N. lat., 118[deg]39.45[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]02.68[min] N. lat., 118[deg]33.14[min] W. long.;
    (3) 32[deg]57.32[min] N. lat., 118[deg]29.12[min] W. long.;
    (4) 32[deg]47.51[min] N. lat., 118[deg]17.88[min] W. long.;
    (5) 32[deg]41.22[min] N. lat., 118[deg]23.78[min] W. long.;
    (6) 32[deg]46.83[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.10[min] W. long.;
    (7) 33[deg]01.61[min] N. lat., 118[deg]40.64[min] W. long.; and
    (8) 33[deg]5.89[min] N. lat., 118[deg]39.45[min] W. long.
    (h) The 200 fm (366 m) depth contour used around Santa Catalina 
Island off the state of California is defined by straight lines 
connecting all of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]32.06[min] N. lat., 118[deg]44.52[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]31.36[min] N. lat., 118[deg]35.28[min] W. long.;
    (3) 33[deg]30.10[min] N. lat., 118[deg]30.82[min] W. long.;
    (4) 33[deg]27.91[min] N. lat., 118[deg]26.83[min] W. long.;
    (5) 33[deg]26.27[min] N. lat., 118[deg]21.35[min] W. long.;
    (6) 33[deg]21.34[min] N. lat., 118[deg]15.24[min] W. long.;
    (7) 33[deg]13.66[min] N. lat., 118[deg]08.98[min] W. long.;
    (8) 33[deg]17.15[min] N. lat., 118[deg]28.35[min] W. long.;
    (9) 33[deg]20.94[min] N. lat., 118[deg]34.34[min] W. long.;
    (10) 33[deg]23.32[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.60[min] W. long.;
    (11) 33[deg]28.68[min] N. lat., 118[deg]44.93[min] W. long.; and
    (12) 33[deg]32.06[min] N. lat., 118[deg]44.52[min] W. long.
    (i) The 200 fm (366 m) depth contour used around Lasuen Knoll off 
the state of California is defined by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]25.91[min] N. lat., 117[deg]59.44[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]23.37[min] N. lat., 117[deg]56.97[min] W. long.;
    (3) 33[deg]22.82[min] N. lat., 117[deg]59.50[min] W. long.;
    (4) 33[deg]25.24[min] N. lat., 118[deg]01.68[min] W. long.; and
    (5) 33[deg]25.91[min] N. lat., 117[deg]59.44[min] W. long.
    (j) The 200 fm (366 m) depth contour used around San Diego Rise off 
the state of California is defined by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 32[deg]50.30[min] N. lat., 117[deg]50.18[min] W. long.;
    (2) 32[deg]44.01[min] N. lat., 117[deg]44.46[min] W. long.;
    (3) 32[deg]41.34[min] N. lat., 117[deg]45.86[min] W. long.;
    (4) 32[deg]45.45[min] N. lat., 117[deg]50.09[min] W. long.;
    (5) 32[deg]50.10[min] N. lat., 117[deg]50.76[min] W. long.; and
    (6) 32[deg]50.30[min] N. lat., 117[deg]50.18[min] W. long.
    (k) The 200 fm (366 m) depth contour used between the U.S. border 
with Canada and the U.S. border with Mexico, modified to allow fishing 
in petrale sole areas, is defined by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 48[deg]14.75[min] N. lat., 125[deg]41.73[min] W. long.;
    (2) 48[deg]12.85[min] N. lat., 125[deg]38.06[min] W. long.;
    (3) 48[deg]11.52[min] N. lat., 125[deg]39.45[min] W. long.;
    (4) 48[deg]10.14[min] N. lat., 125[deg]42.81[min] W. long.;
    (5) 48[deg]08.96[min] N. lat., 125[deg]42.08[min] W. long.;
    (6) 48[deg]08.33[min] N. lat., 125[deg]44.91[min] W. long.;
    (7) 48[deg]07.19[min] N. lat., 125[deg]45.87[min] W. long.;
    (8) 48[deg]05.66[min] N. lat., 125[deg]44.79[min] W. long.;
    (9) 48[deg]05.91[min] N. lat., 125[deg]42.16[min] W. long.;
    (10) 48[deg]04.11[min] N. lat., 125[deg]40.17[min] W. long.;
    (11) 48[deg]04.07[min] N. lat., 125[deg]36.96[min] W. long.;
    (12) 48[deg]03.05[min] N. lat., 125[deg]36.38[min] W. long.;
    (13) 48[deg]01.98[min] N. lat., 125[deg]37.41[min] W. long.;
    (14) 48[deg]01.46[min] N. lat., 125[deg]39.61[min] W. long.;
    (15) 47[deg]57.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]37.00[min] W. long.;
    (16) 47[deg]55.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]28.50[min] W. long.;
    (17) 47[deg]57.88[min] N. lat., 125[deg]25.61[min] W. long.;
    (18) 48[deg]01.63[min] N. lat., 125[deg]23.75[min] W. long.;
    (19) 48[deg]02.21[min] N. lat., 125[deg]22.43[min] W. long.;
    (20) 48[deg]03.60[min] N. lat., 125[deg]21.84[min] W. long.;
    (21) 48[deg]03.98[min] N. lat., 125[deg]20.65[min] W. long.;
    (22) 48[deg]03.26[min] N. lat., 125[deg]19.76[min] W. long.;
    (23) 48[deg]01.49[min] N. lat., 125[deg]18.80[min] W. long.;
    (24) 48[deg]01.03[min] N. lat., 125[deg]20.12[min] W. long.;
    (25) 48[deg]00.04[min] N. lat., 125[deg]20.26[min] W. long.;
    (26) 47[deg]58.10[min] N. lat., 125[deg]18.91[min] W. long.;
    (27) 47[deg]58.17[min] N. lat., 125[deg]17.50[min] W. long.;
    (28) 47[deg]52.28[min] N. lat., 125[deg]16.06[min] W. long.;
    (29) 47[deg]51.92[min] N. lat., 125[deg]13.89[min] W. long.;
    (30) 47[deg]49.20[min] N. lat., 125[deg]10.67[min] W. long.;
    (31) 47[deg]48.69[min] N. lat., 125[deg]06.50[min] W. long.;
    (32) 47[deg]46.54[min] N. lat., 125[deg]07.68[min] W. long.;
    (33) 47[deg]47.24[min] N. lat., 125[deg]05.38[min] W. long.;
    (34) 47[deg]45.95[min] N. lat., 125[deg]04.61[min] W. long.;
    (35) 47[deg]44.58[min] N. lat., 125[deg]07.12[min] W. long.;
    (36) 47[deg]42.24[min] N. lat., 125[deg]05.15[min] W. long.;
    (37) 47[deg]38.54[min] N. lat., 125[deg]06.76[min] W. long.;
    (38) 47[deg]34.86[min] N. lat., 125[deg]04.67[min] W. long.;
    (39) 47[deg]30.75[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.52[min] W. long.;
    (40) 47[deg]28.51[min] N. lat., 124[deg]56.69[min] W. long.;
    (41) 47[deg]29.15[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.10[min] W. long.;
    (42) 47[deg]28.43[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.58[min] W. long.;

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    (44) 47[deg]18.31[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.17[min] W. long.;
    (45) 47[deg]19.57[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.01[min] W. long.;
    (46) 47[deg]18.12[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.66[min] W. long.;
    (47) 47[deg]17.59[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.94[min] W. long.;
    (48) 47[deg]17.71[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.63[min] W. long.;
    (49) 47[deg]16.90[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.23[min] W. long.;
    (50) 47[deg]16.10[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.67[min] W. long.;
    (51) 47[deg]14.24[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.02[min] W. long.;
    (52) 47[deg]12.16[min] N. lat., 124[deg]56.77[min] W. long.;
    (53) 47[deg]13.35[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.70[min] W. long.;
    (54) 47[deg]09.53[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.32[min] W. long.;
    (55) 47[deg]09.54[min] N. lat., 124[deg]59.50[min] W. long.;
    (56) 47[deg]05.87[min] N. lat., 124[deg]59.29[min] W. long.;
    (57) 47[deg]03.65[min] N. lat., 124[deg]56.26[min] W. long.;
    (58) 47[deg]00.91[min] N. lat., 124[deg]59.73[min] W. long.;
    (59) 46[deg]58.74[min] N. lat., 124[deg]59.40[min] W. long.;
    (60) 46[deg]58.55[min] N. lat., 125[deg]00.70[min] W. long.;
    (61) 46[deg]55.57[min] N. lat., 125[deg]01.61[min] W. long.;
    (62) 46[deg]55.77[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.04[min] W. long.;
    (63) 46[deg]53.16[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.69[min] W. long.;
    (64) 46[deg]52.39[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.24[min] W. long.;
    (65) 46[deg]44.88[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.97[min] W. long.;
    (66) 46[deg]33.28[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.96[min] W. long.;
    (67) 46[deg]33.20[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.64[min] W. long.;
    (68) 46[deg]27.85[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.95[min] W. long.;
    (69) 46[deg]18.16[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.39[min] W. long.;
    (70) 46[deg]16.48[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.41[min] W. long.;
    (71) 46[deg]16.73[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.20[min] W. long.;
    (72) 46[deg]16.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.88[min] W. long.;
    (73) 46[deg]14.22[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.28[min] W. long.;
    (74) 46[deg]11.53[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.58[min] W. long.;
    (75) 46[deg]08.77[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.71[min] W. long.;
    (76) 46[deg]05.86[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.27[min] W. long.;
    (77) 46[deg]03.85[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.20[min] W. long.;
    (78) 46[deg]02.34[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.51[min] W. long.;
    (79) 45[deg]58.99[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.42[min] W. long.;
    (80) 45[deg]46.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.82[min] W. long.;
    (81) 45[deg]49.74[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.69[min] W. long.;
    (82) 45[deg]49.68[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.37[min] W. long.;
    (83) 45[deg]40.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.90[min] W. long.;
    (84) 45[deg]34.88[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.58[min] W. long.;
    (85) 45[deg]20.25[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.47[min] W. long.;
    (86) 45[deg]13.04[min] N. lat., 124[deg]21.92[min] W. long.;
    (87) 45[deg]03.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.13[min] W. long.;
    (88) 45[deg]00.17[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.28[min] W. long.;
    (89) 44[deg]50.99[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.40[min] W. long.;
    (90) 44[deg]46.87[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.20[min] W. long.;
    (91) 44[deg]48.25[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.62[min] W. long.;
    (92) 44[deg]41.34[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.20[min] W. long.;
    (93) 44[deg]23.30[min] N. lat., 124[deg]50.17[min] W. long.;
    (94) 44[deg]13.19[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.66[min] W. long.;
    (95) 44[deg]08.30[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.72[min] W. long.;
    (96) 43[deg]57.37[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.71[min] W. long.;
    (97) 43[deg]52.32[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.43[min] W. long.;
    (98) 43[deg]51.35[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.94[min] W. long.;
    (99) 43[deg]49.73[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.26[min] W. long.;
    (100) 43[deg]39.06[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.55[min] W. long.;
    (101) 43[deg]28.85[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.99[min] W. long.;
    (102) 43[deg]20.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.89[min] W. long.;
    (103) 43[deg]20.22[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.05[min] W. long.;
    (104) 43[deg]13.29[min] N. lat., 124[deg]47.00[min] W. long.;
    (105) 43[deg]10.64[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.95[min] W. long.;
    (106) 43[deg]04.26[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.05[min] W. long.;
    (107) 42[deg]53.93[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.60[min] W. long.;
    (108) 42[deg]50.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]50.60[min] W. long.;
    (109) 42[deg]47.57[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.12[min] W. long.;
    (110) 42[deg]46.19[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.52[min] W. long.;
    (111) 42[deg]41.75[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.69[min] W. long.;
    (112) 42[deg]40.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.02[min] W. long.;
    (113) 42[deg]38.81[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.09[min] W. long.;
    (114) 42[deg]31.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.23[min] W. long.;
    (115) 42[deg]32.08[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.58[min] W. long.;
    (116) 42[deg]30.96[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.84[min] W. long.;
    (117) 42[deg]28.41[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.17[min] W. long.;
    (118) 42[deg]24.80[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.93[min] W. long.;
    (119) 42[deg]19.71[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.60[min] W. long.;
    (120) 42[deg]15.12[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.34[min] W. long.;
    (121) 42[deg]13.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.28[min] W. long.;
    (122) 42[deg]12.35[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.09[min] W. long.;
    (123) 42[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.83[min] W. long.;
    (124) 41[deg]47.79[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.48[min] W. long.;
    (125) 41[deg]21.01[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.01[min] W. long.;
    (126) 41[deg]13.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.40[min] W. long.;
    (127) 41[deg]11.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.99[min] W. long.;
    (128) 41[deg]06.69[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.30[min] W. long.;
    (129) 40[deg]54.73[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.15[min] W. long.;

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    (130) 40[deg]53.95[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.04[min] W. long.;
    (131) 40[deg]49.96[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.04[min] W. long.;
    (132) 40[deg]44.49[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.81[min] W. long.;
    (133) 40[deg]40.58[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.06[min] W. long.;
    (134) 40[deg]37.36[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.41[min] W. long.;
    (135) 40[deg]35.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.43[min] W. long.;
    (136) 40[deg]37.41[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.06[min] W. long.;
    (137) 40[deg]36.09[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.11[min] W. long.;
    (138) 40[deg]31.31[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.87[min] W. long.;
    (139) 40[deg]29.64[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.82[min] W. long.;
    (140) 40[deg]27.34[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.28[min] W. long.;
    (141) 40[deg]25.01[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.36[min] W. long.;
    (142) 40[deg]22.28[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.83[min] W. long.;
    (143) 40[deg]16.96[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.91[min] W. long.;
    (144) 40[deg]17.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.96[min] W. long.;
    (145) 40[deg]16.03[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.02[min] W. long.;
    (146) 40[deg]10.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.55[min] W. long.;
    (147) 40[deg]06.45[min] N. lat., 124[deg]19.24[min] W. long.;
    (148) 40[deg]07.08[min] N. lat., 124[deg]17.80[min] W. long.;
    (149) 40[deg]05.55[min] N. lat., 124[deg]18.11[min] W. long.;
    (150) 40[deg]04.74[min] N. lat., 124[deg]18.11[min] W. long.;
    (151) 40[deg]02.35[min] N. lat., 124[deg]16.53[min] W. long.;
    (152) 40[deg]01.13[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.98[min] W. long.;
    (153) 40[deg]01.55[min] N. lat., 124[deg]09.80[min] W. long.;
    (154) 39[deg]58.54[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.43[min] W. long.;
    (155) 39[deg]55.72[min] N. lat., 124[deg]07.44[min] W. long.;
    (156) 39[deg]42.64[min] N. lat., 124[deg]02.52[min] W. long.;
    (157) 39[deg]35.96[min] N. lat., 123[deg]59.47[min] W. long.;
    (158) 39[deg]34.61[min] N. lat., 123[deg]59.58[min] W. long.;
    (159) 39[deg]34.79[min] N. lat., 123[deg]58.47[min] W. long.;
    (160) 39[deg]33.79[min] N. lat., 123[deg]56.77[min] W. long.;
    (161) 39[deg]33.03[min] N. lat., 123[deg]57.06[min] W. long.;
    (162) 39[deg]32.20[min] N. lat., 123[deg]59.12[min] W. long.;
    (163) 39[deg]07.81[min] N. lat., 123[deg]59.06[min] W. long.;
    (164) 39[deg]03.06[min] N. lat., 123[deg]57.77[min] W. long.;
    (165) 38[deg]57.50[min] N. lat., 123[deg]57.00[min] W. long.;
    (166) 38[deg]52.26[min] N. lat., 123[deg]56.18[min] W. long.;
    (167) 38[deg]50.21[min] N. lat., 123[deg]55.48[min] W. long.;
    (168) 38[deg]46.81[min] N. lat., 123[deg]51.49[min] W. long.;
    (169) 38[deg]45.28[min] N. lat., 123[deg]51.55[min] W. long.;
    (170) 38[deg]42.76[min] N. lat., 123[deg]49.73[min] W. long.;
    (171) 38[deg]41.53[min] N. lat., 123[deg]47.80[min] W. long.;
    (172) 38[deg]41.41[min] N. lat., 123[deg]46.74[min] W. long.;
    (173) 38[deg]38.01[min] N. lat., 123[deg]45.74[min] W. long.;
    (174) 38[deg]37.19[min] N. lat., 123[deg]43.98[min] W. long.;
    (175) 38[deg]35.26[min] N. lat., 123[deg]41.99[min] W. long.;
    (176) 38[deg]33.38[min] N. lat., 123[deg]41.76[min] W. long.;
    (177) 38[deg]19.95[min] N. lat., 123[deg]32.90[min] W. long.;
    (178) 38[deg]14.38[min] N. lat., 123[deg]25.51[min] W. long.;
    (179) 38[deg]09.39[min] N. lat., 123[deg]24.39[min] W. long.;
    (180) 38[deg]10.09[min] N. lat., 123[deg]27.21[min] W. long.;
    (181) 38[deg]03.76[min] N. lat., 123[deg]31.90[min] W. long.;
    (182) 38[deg]02.06[min] N. lat., 123[deg]31.26[min] W. long.;
    (183) 38[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 123[deg]29.56[min] W. long.;
    (184) 37[deg]58.07[min] N. lat., 123[deg]27.21[min] W. long.;
    (185) 37[deg]55.02[min] N. lat., 123[deg]27.44[min] W. long.;
    (186) 37[deg]51.39[min] N. lat., 123[deg]25.22[min] W. long.;
    (187) 37[deg]43.94[min] N. lat., 123[deg]11.49[min] W. long.;

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    (188) 37[deg]35.67[min] N. lat., 123[deg]02.23[min] W. long.;
    (189) 37[deg]23.48[min] N. lat., 122[deg]57.76[min] W. long.;
    (190) 37[deg]23.23[min] N. lat., 122[deg]53.78[min] W. long.;
    (191) 37[deg]13.97[min] N. lat., 122[deg]49.91[min] W. long.;
    (192) 37[deg]11.00[min] N. lat., 122[deg]45.61[min] W. long.;
    (193) 37[deg]07.00[min] N. lat., 122[deg]46.38[min] W. long.;
    (194) 37[deg]00.64[min] N. lat., 122[deg]37.70[min] W. long.;
    (195) 36[deg]57.40[min] N. lat., 122[deg]28.36[min] W. long.;
    (196) 36[deg]59.21[min] N. lat., 122[deg]25.64[min] W. long.;
    (197) 36[deg]56.90[min] N. lat., 122[deg]25.42[min] W. long.;
    (198) 36[deg]57.43[min] N. lat., 122[deg]22.55[min] W. long.;
    (199) 36[deg]55.43[min] N. lat., 122[deg]22.43[min] W. long.;
    (200) 36[deg]52.27[min] N. lat., 122[deg]13.16[min] W. long.;
    (201) 36[deg]47.10[min] N. lat., 122[deg]07.53[min] W. long.;
    (202) 36[deg]47.10[min] N. lat., 122[deg]02.08[min] W. long.;
    (203) 36[deg]43.76[min] N. lat., 121[deg]59.15[min] W. long.;
    (204) 36[deg]38.84[min] N. lat., 122[deg]02.20[min] W. long.;
    (205) 36[deg]30.82[min] N. lat., 122[deg]01.13[min] W. long.;
    (206) 36[deg]30.94[min] N. lat., 122[deg]00.54[min] W. long.;
    (207) 36[deg]25.99[min] N. lat., 121[deg]59.50[min] W. long.;
    (208) 36[deg]26.43[min] N. lat., 121[deg]59.76[min] W. long.;
    (209) 36[deg]22.00[min] N. lat., 122[deg]01.02[min] W. long.;
    (210) 36[deg]19.01[min] N. lat., 122[deg]05.01[min] W. long.;
    (211) 36[deg]14.73[min] N. lat., 122[deg]01.55[min] W. long.;
    (212) 36[deg]14.03[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.09[min] W. long.;
    (213) 36[deg]09.74[min] N. lat., 121[deg]45.01[min] W. long.;
    (214) 36[deg]06.75[min] N. lat., 121[deg]40.73[min] W. long.;
    (215) 36[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 121[deg]35.96[min] W. long.;
    (216) 35[deg]58.19[min] N. lat., 121[deg]34.63[min] W. long.;
    (217) 35[deg]52.21[min] N. lat., 121[deg]32.46[min] W. long.;
    (218) 35[deg]51.21[min] N. lat., 121[deg]30.94[min] W. long.;
    (219) 35[deg]46.28[min] N. lat., 121[deg]30.29[min] W. long.;
    (220) 35[deg]33.67[min] N. lat., 121[deg]20.09[min] W. long.;
    (221) 35[deg]31.33[min] N. lat., 121[deg]15.22[min] W. long.;
    (222) 35[deg]23.29[min] N. lat., 121[deg]11.41[min] W. long.;
    (223) 35[deg]15.26[min] N. lat., 121[deg]04.49[min] W. long.;
    (224) 35[deg]07.05[min] N. lat., 121[deg]00.26[min] W. long.;
    (225) 35[deg]07.46[min] N. lat., 120[deg]57.10[min] W. long.;
    (226) 34[deg]44.29[min] N. lat., 120[deg]54.28[min] W. long.;
    (227) 34[deg]44.23[min] N. lat., 120[deg]58.27[min] W. long.;
    (228) 34[deg]32.33[min] N. lat., 120[deg]50.23[min] W. long.;
    (229) 34[deg]27.00[min] N. lat., 120[deg]42.55[min] W. long.;
    (230) 34[deg]19.08[min] N. lat., 120[deg]31.21[min] W. long.;
    (231) 34[deg]17.72[min] N. lat., 120[deg]19.26[min] W. long.;
    (232) 34[deg]22.45[min] N. lat., 120[deg]12.81[min] W. long.;
    (233) 34[deg]21.36[min] N. lat., 119[deg]54.88[min] W. long.;
    (234) 34[deg]09.95[min] N. lat., 119[deg]46.18[min] W. long.;
    (235) 34[deg]09.08[min] N. lat., 119[deg]57.53[min] W. long.;
    (236) 34[deg]07.53[min] N. lat., 120[deg]06.35[min] W. long.;
    (237) 34[deg]10.54[min] N. lat., 120[deg]19.07[min] W. long.;
    (238) 34[deg]14.68[min] N. lat., 120[deg]29.48[min] W. long.;
    (239) 34[deg]09.51[min] N. lat., 120[deg]38.32[min] W. long.;
    (240) 34[deg]03.06[min] N. lat., 120[deg]35.54[min] W. long.;
    (241) 33[deg]56.39[min] N. lat., 120[deg]28.47[min] W. long.;
    (242) 33[deg]50.25[min] N. lat., 120[deg]09.43[min] W. long.;
    (243) 33[deg]37.96[min] N. lat., 120[deg]00.08[min] W. long.;
    (244) 33[deg]34.52[min] N. lat., 119[deg]51.84[min] W. long.;
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    (246) 33[deg]42.76[min] N. lat., 119[deg]47.77[min] W. long.;
    (247) 33[deg]53.62[min] N. lat., 119[deg]53.28[min] W. long.;
    (248) 33[deg]57.61[min] N. lat., 119[deg]31.26[min] W. long.;
    (249) 33[deg]56.34[min] N. lat., 119[deg]26.40[min] W. long.;
    (250) 33[deg]57.79[min] N. lat., 119[deg]26.85[min] W. long.;
    (251) 33[deg]58.88[min] N. lat., 119[deg]20.06[min] W. long.;
    (252) 34[deg]02.65[min] N. lat., 119[deg]15.11[min] W. long.;
    (253) 33[deg]59.02[min] N. lat., 119[deg]02.99[min] W. long.;
    (254) 33[deg]57.61[min] N. lat., 118[deg]42.07[min] W. long.;
    (255) 33[deg]50.76[min] N. lat., 118[deg]37.98[min] W. long.;
    (256) 33[deg]39.54[min] N. lat., 118[deg]18.70[min] W. long.;
    (257) 33[deg]37.14[min] N. lat., 118[deg]18.39[min] W. long.;
    (258) 33[deg]35.51[min] N. lat., 118[deg]18.03[min] W. long.;
    (259) 33[deg]30.68[min] N. lat., 118[deg]10.35[min] W. long.;
    (260) 33[deg]32.49[min] N. lat., 117[deg]51.85[min] W. long.;
    (261) 32[deg]58.87[min] N. lat., 117[deg]20.36[min] W. long.; and
    (262) 32[deg]35.53[min] N. lat., 117[deg]29.67[min] W. long.
    (l) The 250 fm (457 m) depth contour used between the U.S. border 
with Canada and 38[deg] N. lat. is defined by straight lines connecting 
all of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 48[deg]14.68[min] N. lat., 125[deg]42.10[min] W. long.;
    (2) 48[deg]13.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]39.00[min] W. long.;
    (3) 48[deg]12.73[min] N. lat., 125[deg]38.87[min] W. long.;
    (4) 48[deg]12.43[min] N. lat., 125[deg]39.12[min] W. long.;
    (5) 48[deg]11.83[min] N. lat., 125[deg]40.01[min] W. long.;
    (6) 48[deg]11.78[min] N. lat., 125[deg]41.70[min] W. long.;
    (7) 48[deg]10.62[min] N. lat., 125[deg]43.41[min] W. long.;
    (8) 48[deg]09.23[min] N. lat., 125[deg]42.80[min] W. long.;
    (9) 48[deg]08.79[min] N. lat., 125[deg]43.79[min] W. long.;
    (10) 48[deg]08.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]45.00[min] W. long.;
    (11) 48[deg]07.43[min] N. lat., 125[deg]46.36[min] W. long.;
    (12) 48[deg]06.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]46.50[min] W. long.;
    (13) 48[deg]05.38[min] N. lat., 125[deg]42.82[min] W. long.;
    (14) 48[deg]04.19[min] N. lat., 125[deg]40.40[min] W. long.;
    (15) 48[deg]03.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]37.00[min] W. long.;
    (16) 48[deg]01.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]40.00[min] W. long.;
    (17) 47[deg]57.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]37.00[min] W. long.;
    (18) 47[deg]55.21[min] N. lat., 125[deg]37.22[min] W. long.;
    (19) 47[deg]54.02[min] N. lat., 125[deg]36.57[min] W. long.;
    (20) 47[deg]53.67[min] N. lat., 125[deg]35.06[min] W. long.;
    (21) 47[deg]54.14[min] N. lat., 125[deg]32.35[min] W. long.;
    (22) 47[deg]55.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]28.56[min] W. long.;
    (23) 47[deg]57.03[min] N. lat., 125[deg]26.52[min] W. long.;
    (24) 47[deg]57.98[min] N. lat., 125[deg]25.08[min] W. long.;
    (25) 48[deg]00.54[min] N. lat., 125[deg]24.38[min] W. long.;
    (26) 48[deg]01.45[min] N. lat., 125[deg]23.70[min] W. long.;
    (27) 48[deg]01.97[min] N. lat., 125[deg]22.34[min] W. long.;
    (28) 48[deg]03.68[min] N. lat., 125[deg]21.20[min] W. long.;
    (29) 48[deg]01.96[min] N. lat., 125[deg]19.56[min] W. long.;
    (30) 48[deg]00.98[min] N. lat., 125[deg]20.43[min] W. long.;
    (31) 48[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]20.68[min] W. long.;
    (32) 47[deg]58.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]19.50[min] W. long.;
    (33) 47[deg]57.65[min] N. lat., 125[deg]19.18[min] W. long.;
    (34) 47[deg]58.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]18.00[min] W. long.;
    (35) 47[deg]56.59[min] N. lat., 125[deg]18.15[min] W. long.;
    (36) 47[deg]51.30[min] N. lat., 125[deg]18.32[min] W. long.;
    (37) 47[deg]49.88[min] N. lat., 125[deg]14.49[min] W. long.;
    (38) 47[deg]49.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]11.00[min] W. long.;
    (39) 47[deg]47.99[min] N. lat., 125[deg]07.31[min] W. long.;
    (40) 47[deg]46.47[min] N. lat., 125[deg]08.63[min] W. long.;
    (41) 47[deg]46.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]06.00[min] W. long.;
    (42) 47[deg]44.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]07.50[min] W. long.;
    (43) 47[deg]43.39[min] N. lat., 125[deg]06.57[min] W. long.;
    (44) 47[deg]42.37[min] N. lat., 125[deg]05.74[min] W. long.;
    (45) 47[deg]40.61[min] N. lat., 125[deg]06.48[min] W. long.;
    (46) 47[deg]37.43[min] N. lat., 125[deg]07.33[min] W. long.;
    (47) 47[deg]33.68[min] N. lat., 125[deg]04.80[min] W. long.;
    (48) 47[deg]30.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]00.00[min] W. long.;
    (49) 47[deg]28.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.50[min] W. long.;
    (50) 47[deg]28.88[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.71[min] W. long.;
    (51) 47[deg]27.70[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.87[min] W. long.;
    (52) 47[deg]24.84[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.45[min] W. long.;
    (53) 47[deg]21.76[min] N. lat., 124[deg]47.42[min] W. long.;
    (54) 47[deg]18.84[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.75[min] W. long.;
    (55) 47[deg]19.82[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.43[min] W. long.;
    (56) 47[deg]18.13[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.25[min] W. long.;
    (57) 47[deg]13.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.69[min] W. long.;
    (58) 47[deg]15.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]00.00[min] W. long.;
    (59) 47[deg]08.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]59.83[min] W. long.;
    (60) 47[deg]05.79[min] N. lat., 125[deg]01.00[min] W. long.;
    (61) 47[deg]03.34[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.49[min] W. long.;
    (62) 47[deg]01.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]00.00[min] W. long.;
    (63) 46[deg]55.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]02.00[min] W. long.;
    (64) 46[deg]51.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.00[min] W. long.;
    (65) 46[deg]47.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.00[min] W. long.;
    (66) 46[deg]34.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.00[min] W. long.;
    (67) 46[deg]30.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.00[min] W. long.;
    (68) 46[deg]33.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.00[min] W. long.;
    (69) 46[deg]29.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.00[min] W. long.;
    (70) 46[deg]20.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.00[min] W. long.;
    (71) 46[deg]18.16[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.00[min] W. long.;
    (72) 46[deg]16.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.01[min] W. long.;
    (73) 46[deg]15.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.96[min] W. long.;
    (74) 46[deg]13.17[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.87[min] W. long.;
    (75) 46[deg]13.17[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.75[min] W. long.;
    (76) 46[deg]10.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.00[min] W. long.;
    (77) 46[deg]06.21[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.85[min] W. long.;
    (78) 46[deg]03.02[min] N. lat., 124[deg]50.27[min] W. long.;
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    (81) 45[deg]45.81[min] N. lat., 124[deg]47.05[min] W. long.;
    (82) 45[deg]44.87[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.98[min] W. long.;
    (83) 45[deg]43.44[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.03[min] W. long.;
    (84) 45[deg]35.82[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.72[min] W. long.;
    (85) 45[deg]35.70[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.89[min] W. long.;
    (86) 45[deg]24.45[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.21[min] W. long.;
    (87) 45[deg]11.68[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.38[min] W. long.;
    (88) 44[deg]57.94[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.02[min] W. long.;
    (89) 44[deg]44.28[min] N. lat., 124[deg]50.79[min] W. long.;
    (90) 44[deg]32.63[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.21[min] W. long.;
    (91) 44[deg]23.20[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.87[min] W. long.;
    (92) 44[deg]13.17[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.81[min] W. long.;
    (93) 43[deg]57.92[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.29[min] W. long.;
    (94) 43[deg]50.12[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.36[min] W. long.;
    (95) 43[deg]49.53[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.96[min] W. long.;
    (96) 43[deg]42.76[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.40[min] W. long.;
    (97) 43[deg]24.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.61[min] W. long.;
    (98) 43[deg]19.74[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.12[min] W. long.;
    (99) 43[deg]19.62[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.95[min] W. long.;
    (100) 43[deg]17.41[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.02[min] W. long.;
    (101) 42[deg]49.15[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.93[min] W. long.;
    (102) 42[deg]46.74[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.39[min] W. long.;
    (103) 42[deg]43.76[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.64[min] W. long.;
    (104) 42[deg]45.41[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.35[min] W. long.;
    (105) 42[deg]43.92[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.92[min] W. long.;
    (106) 42[deg]38.87[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.38[min] W. long.;
    (107) 42[deg]34.78[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.56[min] W. long.;
    (108) 42[deg]31.47[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.89[min] W. long.;
    (109) 42[deg]31.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.28[min] W. long.;
    (110) 42[deg]29.22[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.93[min] W. long.;
    (111) 42[deg]28.39[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.94[min] W. long.;
    (112) 42[deg]26.28[min] N. lat., 124[deg]47.60[min] W. long.;
    (113) 42[deg]19.58[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.21[min] W. long.;
    (114) 42[deg]13.75[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.06[min] W. long.;
    (115) 42[deg]05.12[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.06[min] W. long.;
    (116) 42[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.76[min] W. long.;
    (117) 41[deg]47.93[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.79[min] W. long.;
    (118) 41[deg]21.35[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.35[min] W. long.;
    (119) 41[deg]07.11[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.25[min] W. long.;
    (120) 40[deg]57.37[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.25[min] W. long.;
    (121) 40[deg]48.77[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.69[min] W. long.;
    (122) 40[deg]41.03[min] N. lat., 124[deg]33.21[min] W. long.;
    (123) 40[deg]37.40[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.96[min] W. long.;
    (124) 40[deg]33.70[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.50[min] W. long.;
    (125) 40[deg]31.31[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.59[min] W. long.;
    (126) 40[deg]30.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.50[min] W. long.;
    (127) 40[deg]25.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.65[min] W. long.;
    (128) 40[deg]22.42[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.19[min] W. long.;
    (129) 40[deg]17.17[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.21[min] W. long.;
    (130) 40[deg]18.68[min] N. lat., 124[deg]50.44[min] W. long.;
    (131) 40[deg]13.55[min] N. lat.,124[deg]34.26[min] W. long.;
    (132) 40[deg]10.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.25[min] W. long.;
    (133) 40[deg]06.72[min] N. lat.,124[deg]21.40[min] W. long.;
    (134) 40[deg]01.63[min] N. lat.,124[deg]17.25[min] W. long.;
    (135) 40[deg]00.68[min] N. lat.,124[deg]11.19[min] W. long.;
    (136) 39[deg]59.09[min] N. lat., 124[deg]14.92[min] W. long.;
    (137) 39[deg]51.85[min] N. lat.,124[deg]10.33[min] W. long.;
    (138) 39[deg]36.90[min] N. lat.,124[deg]00.63[min] W. long.;
    (139) 39[deg]32.41[min] N. lat.,124[deg]00.01[min] W. long.;
    (140) 39[deg]05.40[min] N. lat.,124[deg]00.52[min] W. long.;
    (141) 39[deg]04.32[min] N. lat.,123[deg]59.00[min] W. long.;
    (142) 38[deg]58.02[min] N. lat.,123[deg]58.18[min] W. long.;
    (143) 38[deg]57.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]01.90[min] W. long.;
    (144) 38[deg]50.27[min] N. lat.,123[deg]56.26[min] W. long.;
    (145) 38[deg]46.73[min] N. lat.,123[deg]51.93[min] W. long.;
    (146) 38[deg]44.64[min] N. lat.,123[deg]51.77[min] W. long.;
    (147) 38[deg]32.97[min] N. lat.,123[deg]41.84[min] W. long.;
    (148) 38[deg]14.56[min] N. lat.,123[deg]32.18[min] W. long.;

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    (149) 38[deg]13.85[min] N. lat.,123[deg]29.94[min] W. long.;
    (150) 38[deg]11.88[min] N. lat.,123[deg]30.57[min] W. long.;
    (151) 38[deg]08.72[min] N. lat.,123[deg]29.56[min] W. long.;
    (152) 38[deg]05.62[min] N. lat.,123[deg]32.38[min] W. long.;
    (153) 38[deg]01.90[min] N. lat.,123[deg]32.00[min] W. long.; and
    (154) 38[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 123[deg]30.00[min] W. long.
    (m) The 250 fm (457 m) depth contour used between the U.S. border 
with Canada and 38[deg] N. lat., modified to allow fishing in petrale 
sole areas, is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following 
points in the order stated:
    (1) 48[deg]14.71[min] N. lat., 125[deg]41.95[min] W. long.;
    (2) 48[deg]13.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]39.00[min] W. long.;
    (3) 48[deg]08.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]45.00[min] W. long.;
    (4) 48[deg]06.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]46.50[min] W. long.;
    (5) 48[deg]03.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]37.00[min] W. long.;
    (6) 48[deg]01.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]40.00[min] W. long.;
    (7) 47[deg]57.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]37.00[min] W. long.;
    (8) 47[deg]55.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]28.50[min] W. long.;
    (9) 47[deg]58.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]25.00[min] W. long.;
    (10) 48[deg]00.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]24.50[min] W. long.;
    (11) 48[deg]03.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]21.00[min] W. long.;
    (12) 48[deg]02.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]19.50[min] W. long.;
    (13) 48[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]21.00[min] W. long.;
    (14) 47[deg]58.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]20.00[min] W. long.;
    (15) 47[deg]58.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]18.00[min] W. long.;
    (16) 47[deg]52.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]16.50[min] W. long.;
    (17) 47[deg]49.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]11.00[min] W. long.;
    (18) 47[deg]46.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]06.00[min] W. long.;
    (19) 47[deg]44.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]07.50[min] W. long.;
    (20) 47[deg]42.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]06.00[min] W. long.;
    (21) 47[deg]38.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]07.00[min] W. long.;
    (22) 47[deg]30.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]00.00[min] W. long.;
    (23) 47[deg]28.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.50[min] W. long.;
    (24) 47[deg]28.88[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.71[min] W. long.;
    (25) 47[deg]27.70[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.87[min] W. long.;
    (26) 47[deg]24.84[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.45[min] W. long.;
    (27) 47[deg]21.76[min] N. lat., 124[deg]47.42[min] W. long.;
    (28) 47[deg]18.84[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.75[min] W. long.;
    (29) 47[deg]19.82[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.43[min] W. long.;
    (30) 47[deg]18.13[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.25[min] W. long.;
    (31) 47[deg]13.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.69[min] W. long.;
    (32) 47[deg]15.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]00.00[min] W. long.;
    (33) 47[deg]08.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]59.82[min] W. long.;
    (34) 47[deg]05.79[min] N. lat., 125[deg]01.00[min] W. long.;
    (35) 47[deg]03.34[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.49[min] W. long.;
    (36) 47[deg]01.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]00.00[min] W. long.;
    (37) 46[deg]55.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]02.00[min] W. long.;
    (38) 46[deg]51.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.00[min] W. long.;
    (39) 46[deg]47.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.00[min] W. long.;
    (40) 46[deg]34.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.00[min] W. long.;
    (41) 46[deg]30.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.00[min] W. long.;
    (42) 46[deg]33.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.00[min] W. long.;
    (43) 46[deg]29.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.00[min] W. long.;
    (44) 46[deg]20.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.00[min] W. long.;
    (45) 46[deg]18.16[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.00[min] W. long.;
    (46) 46[deg]16.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.01[min] W. long.;
    (47) 46[deg]15.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.96[min] W. long.;
    (48) 46[deg]13.17[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.76[min] W. long.;
    (49) 46[deg]10.51[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.99[min] W. long.;
    (50) 46[deg]06.24[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.81[min] W. long.;
    (51) 46[deg]03.04[min] N. lat., 124[deg]50.26[min] W. long.;
    (52) 45[deg]56.99[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.45[min] W. long.;
    (53) 45[deg]49.94[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.75[min] W. long.;
    (54) 45[deg]49.94[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.33[min] W. long.;
    (55) 45[deg]45.73[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.18[min] W. long.;
    (56) 45[deg]45.73[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.82[min] W. long.;
    (57) 45[deg]41.94[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.61[min] W. long.;
    (58) 45[deg]41.58[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.86[min] W. long.;
    (59) 45[deg]38.45[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.94[min] W. long.;
    (60) 45[deg]35.75[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.91[min] W. long.;
    (61) 45[deg]24.49[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.20[min] W. long.;
    (62) 45[deg]14.43[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.05[min] W. long.;
    (63) 45[deg]14.30[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.19[min] W. long.;
    (64) 45[deg]08.98[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.26[min] W. long.;
    (65) 45[deg]09.02[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.81[min] W. long.;
    (66) 44[deg]57.98[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.98[min] W. long.;
    (67) 44[deg]56.62[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.32[min] W. long.;
    (68) 44[deg]50.82[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.52[min] W. long.;
    (69) 44[deg]46.89[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.32[min] W. long.;
    (70) 44[deg]50.78[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.24[min] W. long.;
    (71) 44[deg]44.27[min] N. lat., 124[deg]50.78[min] W. long.;
    (72) 44[deg]32.63[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.24[min] W. long.;
    (73) 44[deg]23.25[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.78[min] W. long.;
    (74) 44[deg]13.16[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.81[min] W. long.;
    (75) 43[deg]57.88[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.25[min] W. long.;
    (76) 43[deg]56.89[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.33[min] W. long.;
    (77) 43[deg]53.41[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.95[min] W. long.;
    (78) 43[deg]51.56[min] N. lat., 124[deg]47.38[min] W. long.;
    (79) 43[deg]51.49[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.77[min] W. long.;
    (80) 43[deg]48.02[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.31[min] W. long.;
    (81) 43[deg]42.77[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.39[min] W. long.;
    (82) 43[deg]24.09[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.57[min] W. long.;
    (83) 43[deg]19.73[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.09[min] W. long.;
    (84) 43[deg]15.98[min] N. lat., 124[deg]47.76[min] W. long.;
    (85) 43[deg]04.14[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.55[min] W. long.;
    (86) 43[deg]04.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.88[min] W. long.;
    (87) 42[deg]54.69[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.54[min] W. long.;
    (88) 42[deg]45.46[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.37[min] W. long.;
    (89) 42[deg]43.91[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.90[min] W. long.;
    (90) 42[deg]38.84[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.36[min] W. long.;
    (91) 42[deg]34.82[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.56[min] W. long.;
    (92) 42[deg]31.57[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.86[min] W. long.;
    (93) 42[deg]30.98[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.27[min] W. long.;
    (94) 42[deg]29.21[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.93[min] W. long.;
    (95) 42[deg]28.52[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.40[min] W. long.;
    (96) 42[deg]26.06[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.61[min] W. long.;
    (97) 42[deg]21.82[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.76[min] W. long.;
    (98) 42[deg]17.47[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.89[min] W. long.;
    (99) 42[deg]13.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.51[min] W. long.;
    (100) 42[deg]13.76[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.03[min] W. long.;

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    (101) 42[deg]05.12[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.06[min] W. long.;
    (102) 42[deg]02.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.41[min] W. long.;
    (103) 42[deg]02.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.95[min] W. long.;
    (104) 42[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.83[min] W. long.;
    (105) 41[deg]47.79[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.48[min] W. long.;
    (106) 41[deg]21.01[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.01[min] W. long.;
    (107) 41[deg]13.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.40[min] W. long.;
    (108) 41[deg]11.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.99[min] W. long.;
    (109) 41[deg]06.69[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.30[min] W. long.;
    (110) 40[deg]54.73[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.15[min] W. long.;
    (111) 40[deg]53.95[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.04[min] W. long.;
    (112) 40[deg]49.96[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.04[min] W. long.;
    (113) 40[deg]44.49[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.81[min] W. long.;
    (114) 40[deg]40.58[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.06[min] W. long.;
    (115) 40[deg]37.36[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.41[min] W. long.;
    (116) 40[deg]35.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.43[min] W. long.;
    (117) 40[deg]37.41[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.06[min] W. long.;
    (118) 40[deg]36.09[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.11[min] W. long.;
    (119) 40[deg]31.31[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.87[min] W. long.;
    (120) 40[deg]29.64[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.82[min] W. long.;
    (121) 40[deg]27.34[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.28[min] W. long.;
    (122) 40[deg]25.01[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.36[min] W. long.;
    (123) 40[deg]22.28[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.83[min] W. long.;
    (124) 40[deg]16.96[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.91[min] W. long.;
    (125) 40[deg]17.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.96[min] W. long.;
    (126) 40[deg]16.03[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.02[min] W. long.;
    (127) 40[deg]10.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.55[min] W. long.;
    (128) 40[deg]06.45[min] N. lat., 124[deg]19.24[min] W. long.;
    (129) 40[deg]07.08[min] N. lat., 124[deg]17.80[min] W. long.;
    (130) 40[deg]05.55[min] N. lat., 124[deg]18.11[min] W. long.;
    (131) 40[deg]04.74[min] N. lat., 124[deg]18.11[min] W. long.;
    (132) 40[deg]02.35[min] N. lat., 124[deg]16.53[min] W. long.;
    (133) 40[deg]01.13[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.98[min] W. long.;
    (134) 40[deg]01.55[min] N. lat., 124[deg]09.80[min] W. long.;
    (135) 39[deg]58.54[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.43[min] W. long.;
    (136) 39[deg]55.72[min] N. lat., 124[deg]07.44[min] W. long.;
    (137) 39[deg]42.64[min] N. lat., 124[deg]02.52[min] W. long.;
    (138) 39[deg]35.96[min] N. lat., 123[deg]59.47[min] W. long.;
    (139) 39[deg]34.61[min] N. lat., 123[deg]59.58[min] W. long.;
    (140) 39[deg]34.79[min] N. lat., 123[deg]58.47[min] W. long.;
    (141) 39[deg]33.79[min] N. lat., 123[deg]56.77[min] W. long.;
    (142) 39[deg]33.03[min] N. lat., 123[deg]57.06[min] W. long.;
    (143) 39[deg]33.20[min] N. lat., 123[deg]59.12[min] W. long.;
    (144) 39[deg]07.81[min] N. lat., 123[deg]59.06[min] W. long.;
    (145) 39[deg]03.06[min] N. lat., 123[deg]57.77[min] W. long.;
    (146) 38[deg]57.50[min] N. lat., 123[deg]57.00[min] W. long.;
    (147) 38[deg]52.26[min] N. lat., 123[deg]56.18[min] W. long.;
    (148) 38[deg]50.21[min] N. lat., 123[deg]55.48[min] W. long.;
    (149) 38[deg]46.81[min] N. lat., 123[deg]51.49[min] W. long.;
    (150) 38[deg]45.28[min] N. lat., 123[deg]51.55[min] W. long.;
    (151) 38[deg]42.76[min] N. lat., 123[deg]49.73[min] W. long.;
    (152) 38[deg]41.53[min] N. lat., 123[deg]47.80[min] W. long.;
    (153) 38[deg]41.41[min] N. lat., 123[deg]46.74[min] W. long.;
    (154) 38[deg]38.01[min] N. lat., 123[deg]45.74[min] W. long.;
    (155) 38[deg]37.19[min] N. lat., 123[deg]43.98[min] W. long.;
    (156) 38[deg]35.26[min] N. lat., 123[deg]41.99[min] W. long.;
    (157) 38[deg]33.38[min] N. lat., 123[deg]41.76[min] W. long.;
    (158) 38[deg]19.95[min] N. lat., 123[deg]32.90[min] W. long.;

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    (159) 38[deg]14.38[min] N. lat., 123[deg]25.51[min] W. long.;
    (160) 38[deg]09.39[min] N. lat., 123[deg]24.39[min] W. long.;
    (161) 38[deg]10.09[min] N. lat., 123[deg]27.21[min] W. long.;
    (162) 38[deg]03.76[min] N. lat., 123[deg]31.90[min] W. long.;
    (163) 38[deg]02.06[min] N. lat., 123[deg]31.26[min] W. long.; and
    (164) 38[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 123[deg]29.56[min] W. long.

[69 FR 77069, Dec. 23, 2004; 70 FR 13119, Mar. 18, 2005, as amended at 
70 FR 16149, Mar. 30, 2005]



Sec. 660.395  Essential Fish Habitat (EFH)

    Essential fish habitat (EFH) is defined as those waters and 
substrate necessary to fish for spawning, breeding, feeding or growth to 
maturity (16 U.S.C. 1802 (10). EFH for Pacific Coast Groundfish includes 
all waters and substrate within areas with a depth less than or equal to 
3,500 m (1,914 fm) shoreward to the mean higher high water level or the 
upriver extent of saltwater intrusion (defined as upstream and landward 
to where ocean-derived salts measure less than 0.5 parts per thousand 
during the period of average annual low flow). Seamounts in depths 
greater than 3,500 m (1,914 fm) are also included due to their 
ecological importance to groundfish. Geographically, EFH for Pacific 
Coast groundfish includes both a large band of marine waters that 
extends from the Northern edge of the EEZ at the U.S. border with Canada 
to the Southern edge of the EEZ at the U.S. border with Mexico, and 
inland within bays and estuaries. The seaward extent of EFH is 
consistent with the westward edge of the EEZ for areas approximately 
north of Cape Mendocino. Approximately south of Cape Mendocino, the 3500 
m depth contour and EFH is substantially shoreward of the seaward 
boundary of the EEZ. There are also numerous discrete areas seaward of 
the main 3500 m depth contour where the ocean floor rises to depths less 
than 3500 m and therefore are also EFH. The seaward boundary of EFH and 
additional areas of EFH are defined by straight lines connecting a 
series of latitude and longitude coordinates in Sec. 660.395(a) through 
Sec. 660.395(qq).
    (a) The seaward boundary of EFH, with the exception of the areas in 
paragraphs (b) through (qq), is bounded by the EEZ combined with a 
straight line connecting all of the following points in the order 
stated:
    (1) 40[deg]18.17[min] N. lat., 128[deg]46.72[min] W. long.;
    (2) 40[deg]17.33[min] N. lat., 125[deg]58.62[min] W. long.;
    (3) 39[deg]59.10[min] N. lat., 125[deg]44.13[min] W. long.;
    (4) 39[deg]44.99[min] N. lat., 125[deg]41.63[min] W. long.;
    (5) 39[deg]29.98[min] N. lat., 125[deg]23.86[min] W. long.;
    (6) 39[deg]08.46[min] N. lat., 125[deg]38.17[min] W. long.;
    (7) 38[deg]58.71[min] N. lat., 125[deg]22.33[min] W. long.;
    (8) 38[deg]33.22[min] N. lat., 125[deg]16.82[min] W. long.;
    (9) 38[deg]50.47[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.20[min] W. long.;
    (10) 38[deg]51.66[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.15[min] W. long.;
    (11) 37[deg]48.74[min] N. lat., 123[deg]53.79[min] W. long.;
    (12) 37[deg]45.53[min] N. lat., 124[deg]03.18[min] W. long.;
    (13) 37[deg]05.55[min] N. lat., 123[deg]46.18[min] W. long.;
    (14) 36[deg]41.37[min] N. lat., 123[deg]25.16[min] W. long.;
    (15) 36[deg]24.44[min] N. lat., 123[deg]25.03[min] W. long.;
    (16) 36[deg]10.47[min] N. lat., 123[deg]31.11[min] W. long.;
    (17) 35[deg]57.97[min] N. lat., 123[deg]21.33[min] W. long.;
    (18) 36[deg]05.20[min] N. lat., 123[deg]15.17[min] W. long.;
    (19) 36[deg]01.23[min] N. lat., 123[deg]04.04[min] W. long.;
    (20) 35[deg]29.75[min] N. lat., 123[deg]02.44[min] W. long.;
    (21) 35[deg]22.25[min] N. lat., 122[deg]58.24[min] W. long.;
    (22) 35[deg]21.91[min] N. lat., 122[deg]34.83[min] W. long.;
    (23) 35[deg]34.35[min] N. lat., 122[deg]25.83[min] W. long.;
    (24) 34[deg]57.35[min] N. lat., 122[deg]07.03[min] W. long.;
    (25) 34[deg]20.19[min] N. lat., 121[deg]33.92[min] W. long.;
    (26) 33[deg]55.10[min] N. lat., 121[deg]43.15[min] W. long.;
    (27) 33[deg]39.65[min] N. lat., 121[deg]28.35[min] W. long.;
    (28) 33[deg]40.68[min] N. lat., 121[deg]23.06[min] W. long.;
    (29) 33[deg]26.19[min] N. lat., 121[deg]06.16[min] W. long.;
    (30) 33[deg]03.77[min] N. lat., 121[deg]34.33[min] W. long.;
    (31) 32[deg]46.38[min] N. lat., 121[deg]02.84[min] W. long.;
    (32) 33[deg]05.45[min] N. lat., 120[deg]40.71[min] W. long.;
    (33) 32[deg]12.70[min] N. lat., 120[deg]10.85[min] W. long.;
    (34) 32[deg]11.36[min] N. lat., 120[deg]03.19[min] W. long.;
    (35) 32[deg]00.77[min] N. lat., 119[deg]50.68[min] W. long.;
    (36) 31[deg]52.47[min] N. lat., 119[deg]48.11[min] W. long.;
    (37) 31[deg]45.43[min] N. lat., 119[deg]40.89[min] W. long.;
    (38) 31[deg]41.96[min] N. lat., 119[deg]28.57[min] W. long.;
    (39) 31[deg]35.10[min] N. lat., 119[deg]33.50[min] W. long.;
    (40) 31[deg]24.37[min] N. lat., 119[deg]29.61[min] W. long.;
    (41) 31[deg]26.74[min] N. lat., 119[deg]18.47[min] W. long.;
    (42) 31[deg]03.75[min] N. lat., 118[deg]59.58[min] W. long.
    (b) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 31[deg]11.94[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.84[min] W. long.;
    (2) 31[deg]06.87[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.42[min] W. long.;
    (3) 31[deg]06.29[min] N. lat., 122[deg]09.22[min] W. long.;
    (4) 31[deg]11.39[min] N. lat., 122[deg]09.10[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 31[deg]11.94[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.84[min] 
W. long.
    (c) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:

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    (1) 31[deg]11.21[min] N. lat., 122[deg]10.24[min] W. long.;
    (2) 31[deg]07.62[min] N. lat., 122[deg]09.62[min] W. long.;
    (3) 31[deg]07.40[min] N. lat., 122[deg]19.34[min] W. long.;
    (4) 31[deg]12.84[min] N. lat., 122[deg]18.82[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 31[deg]11.21[min] N. lat., 122[deg]10.24[min] 
W. long.
    (d) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 31[deg]06.87[min] N. lat., 119[deg]28.05[min] W. long.;
    (2) 30[deg]58.83[min] N. lat., 119[deg]26.74[min] W. long.;
    (3) 30[deg]55.41[min] N. lat., 119[deg]45.63[min] W. long.;
    (4) 31[deg]05.90[min] N. lat., 119[deg]42.05[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 31[deg]06.87[min] N. lat., 119[deg]28.05[min] 
W. long.
    (e) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 31[deg]02.05[min] N. lat., 119[deg]08.97[min] W. long.;
    (2) 31[deg]04.96[min] N. lat., 119[deg]09.96[min] W. long.;
    (3) 31[deg]06.24[min] N. lat., 119[deg]07.45[min] W. long.;
    (4) 31[deg]02.63[min] N. lat., 119[deg]05.77[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 31[deg]02.05[min] N. lat., 119[deg]08.97[min] 
W. long.
    (f) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 31[deg]23.41[min] N. lat., 122[deg]23.99[min] W. long.;
    (2) 31[deg]25.98[min] N. lat., 122[deg]23.67[min] W. long.;
    (3) 31[deg]25.52[min] N. lat., 122[deg]21.95[min] W. long.;
    (4) 31[deg]23.51[min] N. lat., 122[deg]21.98[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 31[deg]23.41[min] N. lat., 122[deg]23.99[min] 
W. long.
    (g) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 31[deg]21.95[min] N. lat., 122[deg]25.05[min] W. long.;
    (2) 31[deg]23.31[min] N. lat., 122[deg]27.73[min] W. long.;
    (3) 31[deg]26.63[min] N. lat., 122[deg]27.64[min] W. long.;
    (4) 31[deg]26.72[min] N. lat., 122[deg]25.23[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 31[deg]21.95[min] N. lat., 122[deg]25.05[min] 
W. long.
    (h) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 31[deg]21.36[min] N. lat., 119[deg]47.67[min] W. long.;
    (2) 31[deg]29.17[min] N. lat., 119[deg]48.51[min] W. long.;
    (3) 31[deg]29.48[min] N. lat., 119[deg]43.20[min] W. long.;
    (4) 31[deg]21.92[min] N. lat., 119[deg]40.68[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 31[deg]21.36[min] N. lat., 119[deg]47.67[min] 
W. long.
    (i) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 31[deg]37.36[min] N. lat., 122[deg]20.86[min] W. long.;
    (2) 31[deg]41.22[min] N. lat., 122[deg]21.35[min] W. long.;
    (3) 31[deg]42.68[min] N. lat., 122[deg]18.80[min] W. long.;
    (4) 31[deg]39.71[min] N. lat., 122[deg]15.99[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 31[deg]37.36[min] N. lat., 122[deg]20.86[min] 
W. long.
    (j) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 31[deg]45.92[min] N. lat., 121[deg]40.55[min] W. long.;
    (2) 31[deg]48.79[min] N. lat., 121[deg]40.52[min] W. long.;
    (3) 31[deg]48.61[min] N. lat., 121[deg]37.65[min] W. long.;
    (4) 31[deg]45.93[min] N. lat., 121[deg]38.00[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 31[deg]45.92[min] N. lat., 121[deg]40.55[min] 
W. long.
    (k) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 31[deg]36.78[min] N. lat., 120[deg]54.41[min] W. long.;
    (2) 31[deg]44.65[min] N. lat., 120[deg]58.01[min] W. long.;
    (3) 31[deg]48.56[min] N. lat., 120[deg]43.25[min] W. long.;
    (4) 31[deg]41.76[min] N. lat., 120[deg]41.50[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 31[deg]36.78[min] N. lat., 120[deg]54.41[min] 
W. long.
    (l) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 31[deg]45.66[min] N. lat., 123[deg]17.00[min] W. long.;
    (2) 31[deg]49.43[min] N. lat., 123[deg]19.89[min] W. long.;
    (3) 31[deg]54.54[min] N. lat., 123[deg]14.91[min] W. long.;
    (4) 31[deg]50.88[min] N. lat., 123[deg]13.17[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 31[deg]45.66[min] N. lat., 123[deg]17.00[min] 
W. long.
    (m) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 31[deg]55.28[min] N. lat., 121[deg]02.98[min] W. long.;
    (2) 31[deg]58.25[min] N. lat., 121[deg]05.08[min] W. long.;
    (3) 31[deg]59.77[min] N. lat., 121[deg]00.37[min] W. long.;
    (4) 31[deg]57.88[min] N. lat., 120[deg]57.23[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 31[deg]55.28[min] N. lat., 121[deg]02.98[min] 
W. long.
    (n) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 32[deg]06.04[min] N. lat., 121[deg]29.08[min] W. long.;
    (2) 31[deg]59.52[min] N. lat., 121[deg]23.10[min] W. long.;
    (3) 31[deg]54.55[min] N. lat., 121[deg]31.53[min] W. long.;
    (4) 32[deg]01.66[min] N. lat., 121[deg]38.38[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 32[deg]06.04[min] N. lat., 121[deg]29.08[min] 
W. long.
    (o) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 31[deg]59.89[min] N. lat., 119[deg]54.82[min] W. long.;
    (2) 31[deg]59.69[min] N. lat., 120[deg]03.96[min] W. long.;
    (3) 32[deg]04.47[min] N. lat., 120[deg]00.09[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 31[deg]59.89[min] N. lat., 119[deg]54.82[min] 
W. long.
    (p) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 31[deg]59.49[min] N. lat., 121[deg]18.59[min] W. long.;
    (2) 32[deg]08.15[min] N. lat., 121[deg]22.16[min] W. long.;
    (3) 32[deg]12.16[min] N. lat., 121[deg]14.64[min] W. long.;

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    (4) 32[deg]04.15[min] N. lat., 121[deg]08.61[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 31[deg]59.49[min] N. lat., 121[deg]18.59[min] 
W. long.
    (q) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 32[deg]07.77[min] N. lat., 121[deg]46.26[min] W. long.;
    (2) 32[deg]05.89[min] N. lat., 121[deg]38.01[min] W. long.;
    (3) 31[deg]59.35[min] N. lat., 121[deg]52.10[min] W. long.;
    (4) 32[deg]08.86[min] N. lat., 121[deg]52.13[min] W. long.;
    (5) 32[deg]19.76[min] N. lat., 121[deg]43.70[min] W. long.;
    (6) 32[deg]14.85[min] N. lat., 121[deg]37.16[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 32[deg]07.77[min] N. lat., 121[deg]46.26[min] 
W. long.
    (r) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 32[deg]17.08[min] N. lat., 121[deg]11.84[min] W. long.;
    (2) 32[deg]18.96[min] N. lat., 121[deg]14.15[min] W. long.;
    (3) 32[deg]23.03[min] N. lat., 121[deg]10.52[min] W. long.;
    (4) 32[deg]21.23[min] N. lat., 121[deg]08.53[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 32[deg]17.08[min] N. lat., 121[deg]11.84[min] 
W. long.
    (s) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 32[deg]27.64[min] N. lat., 121[deg]27.83[min] W. long.;
    (2) 32[deg]15.43[min] N. lat., 121[deg]23.89[min] W. long.;
    (3) 32[deg]16.18[min] N. lat., 121[deg]30.67[min] W. long.;
    (4) 32[deg]25.80[min] N. lat., 121[deg]33.08[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 32[deg]27.64[min] N. lat., 121[deg]27.83[min] 
W. long.
    (t) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 32[deg]28.05[min] N. lat., 122[deg]03.54[min] W. long.;
    (2) 32[deg]30.64[min] N. lat., 122[deg]06.11[min] W. long.;
    (3) 32[deg]35.90[min] N. lat., 121[deg]59.61[min] W. long.;
    (4) 32[deg]32.05[min] N. lat., 121[deg]54.66[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 32[deg]28.05[min] N. lat., 122[deg]03.54[min] 
W. long.
    (u) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 32[deg]44.69[min] N. lat., 121[deg]39.99[min] W. long.;
    (2) 32[deg]43.72[min] N. lat., 121[deg]43.03[min] W. long.;
    (3) 32[deg]47.31[min] N. lat., 121[deg]43.91[min] W. long.;
    (4) 32[deg]48.21[min] N. lat., 121[deg]40.74[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 32[deg]44.69[min] N. lat., 121[deg]39.99[min] 
W. long.
    (v) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 32[deg]48.07[min] N. lat., 121[deg]15.86[min] W. long.;
    (2) 32[deg]36.99[min] N. lat., 121[deg]20.21[min] W. long.;
    (3) 32[deg]25.33[min] N. lat., 121[deg]38.31[min] W. long.;
    (4) 32[deg]34.03[min] N. lat., 121[deg]44.05[min] W. long.;
    (5) 32[deg]43.19[min] N. lat., 121[deg]41.58[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 32[deg]48.07[min] N. lat., 121[deg]15.86[min] 
W. long.
    (w) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 32[deg]48.38[min] N. lat., 120[deg]47.95[min] W. long.;
    (2) 32[deg]47.49[min] N. lat., 120[deg]41.50[min] W. long.;
    (3) 32[deg]43.79[min] N. lat., 120[deg]42.01[min] W. long.;
    (4) 32[deg]44.01[min] N. lat., 120[deg]48.79[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 32[deg]48.38[min] N. lat., 120[deg]47.95[min] 
W. long.
    (x) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]08.71[min] N. lat., 121[deg]41.24[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]00.10[min] N. lat., 121[deg]37.67[min] W. long.;
    (3) 33[deg]01.01[min] N. lat., 121[deg]45.93[min] W. long.;
    (4) 33[deg]07.71[min] N. lat., 121[deg]46.31[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 33[deg]08.71[min] N. lat., 121[deg]41.24[min] 
W. long.
    (y) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]19.30[min] N. lat., 121[deg]54.69[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]11.41[min] N. lat., 121[deg]47.26[min] W. long.;
    (3) 32[deg]56.93[min] N. lat., 121[deg]54.41[min] W. long.;
    (4) 33[deg]03.85[min] N. lat., 122[deg]03.52[min] W. long.;
    (5) 33[deg]17.73[min] N. lat., 122[deg]00.05[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 33[deg]19.30[min] N. lat., 121[deg]54.69[min] 
W. long.
    (z) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]23.67[min] N. lat., 123[deg]04.28[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]22.88[min] N. lat., 123[deg]04.93[min] W. long.;
    (3) 33[deg]23.66[min] N. lat., 123[deg]05.77[min] W. long.;
    (4) 33[deg]24.30[min] N. lat., 123[deg]04.90[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 33[deg]23.67[min] N. lat., 123[deg]04.28[min] 
W. long.
    (aa) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]26.06[min] N. lat., 121[deg]44.42[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]32.00[min] N. lat., 121[deg]41.61[min] W. long.;
    (3) 33[deg]28.80[min] N. lat., 121[deg]26.92[min] W. long.;
    (4) 33[deg]23.50[min] N. lat., 121[deg]26.92[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 33[deg]26.06[min] N. lat., 121[deg]44.42[min] 
W. long.
    (bb) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]38.22[min] N. lat., 123[deg]56.91[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]39.58[min] N. lat., 123[deg]58.56[min] W. long.;
    (3) 33[deg]41.37[min] N. lat., 123[deg]57.22[min] W. long.;
    (4) 33[deg]40.08[min] N. lat., 123[deg]55.14[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 33[deg]38.22[min] N. lat., 123[deg]56.91[min] 
W. long.
    (cc) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]46.86[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.49[min] W. long.;

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    (2) 33[deg]41.28[min] N. lat., 121[deg]52.80[min] W. long.;
    (3) 33[deg]36.95[min] N. lat., 121[deg]54.42[min] W. long.;
    (4) 33[deg]42.05[min] N. lat., 122[deg]07.48[min] W. long.;
    (5) 33[deg]47.07[min] N. lat., 122[deg]05.71[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 33[deg]46.86[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.49[min] 
W. long.
    (dd) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 34[deg]17.70[min] N. lat., 124[deg]11.04[min] W. long.;
    (2) 34[deg]19.41[min] N. lat., 124[deg]14.12[min] W. long.;
    (3) 34[deg]21.61[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.89[min] W. long.;
    (4) 34[deg]20.35[min] N. lat., 124[deg]09.11[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 34[deg]17.70[min] N. lat., 124[deg]11.04[min] 
W. long.
    (ee) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 34[deg]13.39[min] N. lat., 124[deg]03.18[min] W. long.;
    (2) 34[deg]19.45[min] N. lat., 124[deg]09.21[min] W. long.;
    (3) 34[deg]23.12[min] N. lat., 124[deg]05.49[min] W. long.;
    (4) 34[deg]17.93[min] N. lat., 123[deg]57.87[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 34[deg]13.39[min] N. lat., 124[deg]03.18[min] 
W. long.
    (ff) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated::
    (1) 35[deg]19.23[min] N. lat., 122[deg]39.91[min] W. long.;
    (2) 35[deg]08.76[min] N. lat., 122[deg]23.83[min] W. long.;
    (3) 35[deg]06.22[min] N. lat., 122[deg]28.09[min] W. long.;
    (4) 35[deg]15.81[min] N. lat., 122[deg]45.90[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 35[deg]19.23[min] N. lat., 122[deg]39.91[min] 
W. long.
    (gg) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 35[deg]25.81[min] N. lat., 123[deg]24.05[min] W. long.;
    (2) 35[deg]21.76[min] N. lat., 123[deg]23.47[min] W. long.;
    (3) 35[deg]21.05[min] N. lat., 123[deg]27.22[min] W. long.;
    (4) 35[deg]24.89[min] N. lat., 123[deg]28.49[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 35[deg]25.81[min] N. lat., 123[deg]24.05[min] 
W. long.
    (hh) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 35[deg]27.15[min] N. lat., 125[deg]03.69[min] W. long.;
    (2) 35[deg]28.68[min] N. lat., 125[deg]04.86[min] W. long.;
    (3) 35[deg]30.23[min] N. lat., 125[deg]02.59[min] W. long.;
    (4) 35[deg]28.85[min] N. lat., 125[deg]01.48[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 35[deg]27.15[min] N. lat., 125[deg]03.69[min] 
W. long.
    (ii) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 35[deg]31.14[min] N. lat., 123[deg]52.80[min] W. long.;
    (2) 35[deg]31.38[min] N. lat., 123[deg]54.83[min] W. long.;
    (3) 35[deg]32.98[min] N. lat., 123[deg]53.80[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 35[deg]31.14[min] N. lat., 123[deg]52.80[min] 
W. long.
    (jj) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 35[deg]24.08[min] N. lat., 123[deg]40.83[min] W. long.;
    (2) 35[deg]24.76[min] N. lat., 123[deg]45.92[min] W. long.;
    (3) 35[deg]33.04[min] N. lat., 123[deg]44.92[min] W. long.;
    (4) 35[deg]32.24[min] N. lat., 123[deg]39.16[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 35[deg]24.08[min] N. lat., 123[deg]40.83[min] 
W. long.
    (kk) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 36[deg]08.72[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.59[min] W. long.;
    (2) 36[deg]07.91[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.48[min] W. long.;
    (3) 36[deg]07.90[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.27[min] W. long.;
    (4) 36[deg]08.75[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.10[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 36[deg]08.72[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.59[min] 
W. long.
    (ll) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 36[deg]07.33[min] N. lat., 124[deg]18.83[min] W. long.;
    (2) 36[deg]08.21[min] N. lat., 124[deg]19.86[min] W. long.;
    (3) 36[deg]09.64[min] N. lat., 124[deg]18.70[min] W. long.;
    (4) 36[deg]08.62[min] N. lat., 124[deg]17.22[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 36[deg]07.33[min] N. lat., 124[deg]18.83[min] 
W. long.
    (mm) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated::
    (1) 36[deg]47.33[min] N. lat., 124[deg]10.21[min] W. long.;
    (2) 36[deg]50.85[min] N. lat., 124[deg]11.63[min] W. long.;
    (3) 36[deg]52.22[min] N. lat., 124[deg]08.65[min] W. long.;
    (4) 36[deg]49.93[min] N. lat., 124[deg]06.40[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 36[deg]47.33[min] N. lat., 124[deg]10.21[min] 
W. long.
    (nn) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 36[deg]56.03[min] N. lat., 123[deg]40.86[min] W. long.;
    (2) 36[deg]56.37[min] N. lat., 123[deg]40.86[min] W. long.;
    (3) 36[deg]56.42[min] N. lat., 123[deg]40.49[min] W. long.;
    (4) 36[deg]56.18[min] N. lat., 123[deg]40.37[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 36[deg]56.03[min] N. lat., 123[deg]40.86[min] 
W. long.
    (oo) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 36[deg]32.58[min] N. lat., 125[deg]01.80[min] W. long.;
    (2) 36[deg]50.38[min] N. lat., 125[deg]44.21[min] W. long.;
    (3) 37[deg]00.91[min] N. lat., 125[deg]40.06[min] W. long.;
    (4) 36[deg]41.26[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.90[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 36[deg]32.58[min] N. lat., 125[deg]01.80[min] 
W. long.
    (pp) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 37[deg]45.73[min] N. lat., 124[deg]11.40[min] W. long.;
    (2) 37[deg]47.91[min] N. lat., 124[deg]14.01[min] W. long.;

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    (3) 37[deg]50.99[min] N. lat., 124[deg]09.09[min] W. long.;
    (4) 37[deg]47.97[min] N. lat., 124[deg]07.00[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 37[deg]45.73[min] N. lat., 124[deg]11.40[min] 
W. long.
    (qq) This area of EFH is bounded by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 38[deg]08.53[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.98[min] W. long.;
    (2) 38[deg]10.65[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.69[min] W. long.;
    (3) 38[deg]12.81[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.45[min] W. long.;
    (4) 38[deg]10.86[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.66[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 38[deg]08.53[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.98[min] 
W. long.

[71 FR 27416, May 11, 2006]



Sec. 660.396  EFH Conservation Areas.

    EFH Conservation Areas are designated to minimize to the extent 
practicable adverse effects to EFH caused by fishing(16 U.S.C. 1853 
section 303(a)(7)). The boundaries of areas designated as Groundfish EFH 
Conservation Areas are defined by straight lines connecting a series of 
latitude and longitude coordinates. This Sec. 660.396 provides 
coordinates outlining the boundaries of the coastwide EFH Conservation 
Area. Section 660.397 provides coordinates outlining the boundaries of 
EFH Conservation Areas that occur wholly off the coast of Washington. 
Section 660.398 provides coordinates outlining the boundaries of EFH 
Conservation Areas that occur wholly off the coast of Oregon. Section 
660.399 provides coordinates outlining the boundaries of EFH 
Conservation Areas that occur wholly off the coast of California. 
Fishing activity that is prohibited or permitted within the EEZ in a 
particular area designated as a groundfish EFH Conservation Area is 
detailed at Sec. 660.306 and Sec. 660.385.
    (a) Seaward of the 700-fm (1280-m) contour. This area includes all 
waters designated as EFH within the West Coast EEZ west of a line 
approximating the 700-fm (1280-m) depth contour which is defined by 
straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order 
stated:
    (1) 48[deg]06.97[min] N. lat., 126[deg]02.96[min] W. long.;
    (2) 48[deg]00.44[min] N. lat., 125[deg]54.96[min] W. long.;
    (3) 47[deg]55.96[min] N. lat., 125[deg]46.51[min] W. long.;
    (4) 47[deg]47.21[min] N. lat., 125[deg]43.73[min] W. long.;
    (5) 47[deg]42.89[min] N. lat., 125[deg]49.58[min] W. long.;
    (6) 47[deg]38.18[min] N. lat., 125[deg]37.26[min] W. long.;
    (7) 47[deg]32.36[min] N. lat., 125[deg]32.87[min] W. long.;
    (8) 47[deg]29.77[min] N. lat., 125[deg]26.27[min] W. long.;
    (9) 47[deg]28.54[min] N. lat., 125[deg]18.82[min] W. long.;
    (10) 47[deg]19.25[min] N. lat., 125[deg]17.18[min] W. long.;
    (11) 47[deg]08.82[min] N. lat., 125[deg]10.01[min] W. long.;
    (12) 47[deg]04.69[min] N. lat., 125[deg]03.77[min] W. long.;
    (13) 46[deg]48.38[min] N. lat., 125[deg]18.43[min] W. long.;
    (14) 46[deg]41.92[min] N. lat., 125[deg]17.29[min] W. long.;
    (15) 46[deg]27.49[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.36[min] W. long.;
    (16) 46[deg]14.13[min] N. lat., 125[deg]02.72[min] W. long.;
    (17) 46[deg]09.53[min] N. lat., 125[deg]04.75[min] W. long.;
    (18) 45[deg]46.64[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.44[min] W. long.;
    (19) 45[deg]40.86[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.62[min] W. long.;
    (20) 45[deg]36.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.91[min] W. long.;
    (21) 44[deg]55.69[min] N. lat., 125[deg]08.35[min] W. long.;
    (22) 44[deg]49.93[min] N. lat., 125[deg]01.51[min] W. long.;
    (23) 44[deg]46.93[min] N. lat., 125[deg]02.83[min] W. long.;
    (24) 44[deg]41.96[min] N. lat., 125[deg]10.64[min] W. long.;
    (25) 44[deg]28.31[min] N. lat., 125[deg]11.42[min] W. long.;
    (26) 43[deg]58.37[min] N. lat., 125[deg]02.93[min] W. long.;
    (27) 43[deg]52.74[min] N. lat., 125[deg]05.58[min] W. long.;
    (28) 43[deg]44.18[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.17[min] W. long.;
    (29) 43[deg]37.58[min] N. lat., 125[deg]07.70[min] W. long.;
    (30) 43[deg]15.95[min] N. lat., 125[deg]07.84[min] W. long.;
    (31) 42[deg]47.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]59.96[min] W. long.;
    (32) 42[deg]39.02[min] N. lat., 125[deg]01.07[min] W. long.;
    (33) 42[deg]34.80[min] N. lat., 125[deg]02.89[min] W. long.;
    (34) 42[deg]34.11[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.62[min] W. long.;
    (35) 42[deg]23.81[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.85[min] W. long.;
    (36) 42[deg]16.80[min] N. lat., 125[deg]00.20[min] W. long.;
    (37) 42[deg]06.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]59.14[min] W. long.;
    (38) 41[deg]59.28[min] N. lat., 125[deg]06.23[min] W. long.;
    (39) 41[deg]31.10[min] N. lat., 125[deg]01.30[min] W. long.;
    (40) 41[deg]14.52[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.67[min] W. long.;
    (41) 40[deg]40.65[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.69[min] W. long.;
    (42) 40[deg]35.05[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.65[min] W. long.;
    (43) 40[deg]23.81[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.16[min] W. long.;
    (44) 40[deg]20.54[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.36[min] W. long.;
    (45) 40[deg]20.84[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.23[min] W. long.;
    (46) 40[deg]18.54[min] N. lat., 125[deg]09.47[min] W. long.;
    (47) 40[deg]14.54[min] N. lat., 125[deg]09.83[min] W. long.;
    (48) 40[deg]11.79[min] N. lat., 125[deg]07.39[min] W. long.;
    (49) 40[deg]06.72[min] N. lat., 125[deg]04.28[min] W. long.;
    (50) 39[deg]50.77[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.54[min] W. long.;
    (51) 39[deg]56.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.58[min] W. long.;
    (52) 39[deg]44.25[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.60[min] W. long.;
    (53) 39[deg]35.82[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.02[min] W. long.;
    (54) 39[deg]24.54[min] N. lat., 124[deg]16.01[min] W. long.;
    (55) 39[deg]01.97[min] N. lat., 124[deg]11.20[min] W. long.;
    (56) 38[deg]33.48[min] N. lat., 123[deg]48.21[min] W. long.;
    (57) 38[deg]14.49[min] N. lat., 123[deg]38.89[min] W. long.;
    (58) 37[deg]56.97[min] N. lat., 123[deg]31.65[min] W. long.;
    (59) 37[deg]49.09[min] N. lat., 123[deg]27.98[min] W. long.;
    (60) 37[deg]40.29[min] N. lat., 123[deg]12.83[min] W. long.;
    (61) 37[deg]22.54[min] N. lat., 123[deg]14.65[min] W. long.;
    (62) 37[deg]05.98[min] N. lat., 123[deg]05.31[min] W. long.;
    (63) 36[deg]59.02[min] N. lat., 122[deg]50.92[min] W. long.;
    (64) 36[deg]50.32[min] N. lat., 122[deg]17.44[min] W. long.;
    (65) 36[deg]44.54[min] N. lat., 122[deg]19.42[min] W. long.;
    (66) 36[deg]40.76[min] N. lat., 122[deg]17.28[min] W. long.;
    (67) 36[deg]39.88[min] N. lat., 122[deg]09.69[min] W. long.;

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    (68) 36[deg]44.52[min] N. lat., 122[deg]07.13[min] W. long.;
    (69) 36[deg]42.26[min] N. lat., 122[deg]03.54[min] W. long.;
    (70) 36[deg]30.02[min] N. lat., 122[deg]09.85[min] W. long.;
    (71) 36[deg]22.33[min] N. lat., 122[deg]22.99[min] W. long.;
    (72) 36[deg]14.36[min] N. lat., 122[deg]21.19[min] W. long.;
    (73) 36[deg]09.50[min] N. lat., 122[deg]14.25[min] W. long.;
    (74) 35[deg]51.50[min] N. lat., 121[deg]55.92[min] W. long.;
    (75) 35[deg]49.53[min] N. lat., 122[deg]13.00[min] W. long.;
    (76) 34[deg]58.30[min] N. lat., 121[deg]36.76[min] W. long.;
    (77) 34[deg]53.13[min] N. lat., 121[deg]37.49[min] W. long.;
    (78) 34[deg]46.54[min] N. lat., 121[deg]46.25[min] W. long.;
    (79) 34[deg]37.81[min] N. lat., 121[deg]35.72[min] W. long.;
    (80) 34[deg]37.72[min] N. lat., 121[deg]27.35[min] W. long.;
    (81) 34[deg]26.77[min] N. lat., 121[deg]07.58[min] W. long.;
    (82) 34[deg]18.54[min] N. lat., 121[deg]05.01[min] W. long.;
    (83) 34[deg]02.68[min] N. lat., 120[deg]54.30[min] W. long.;
    (84) 33[deg]48.11[min] N. lat., 120[deg]25.46[min] W. long.;
    (85) 33[deg]42.54[min] N. lat., 120[deg]38.24[min] W. long.;
    (86) 33[deg]46.26[min] N. lat., 120[deg]43.64[min] W. long.;
    (87) 33[deg]40.71[min] N. lat., 120[deg]51.29[min] W. long.;
    (88) 33[deg]33.14[min] N. lat., 120[deg]40.25[min] W. long.;
    (89) 32[deg]51.57[min] N. lat., 120[deg]23.35[min] W. long.;
    (90) 32[deg]38.54[min] N. lat., 120[deg]09.54[min] W. long.;
    (91) 32[deg]35.76[min] N. lat., 119[deg]53.43[min] W. long.;
    (92) 32[deg]29.54[min] N. lat., 119[deg]46.00[min] W. long.;
    (93) 32[deg]25.99[min] N. lat., 119[deg]41.16[min] W. long.;
    (94) 32[deg]30.46[min] N. lat., 119[deg]33.15[min] W. long.;
    (95) 32[deg]23.47[min] N. lat., 119[deg]25.71[min] W. long.;
    (96) 32[deg]19.19[min] N. lat., 119[deg]13.96[min] W. long.;
    (97) 32[deg]13.18[min] N. lat., 119[deg]04.44[min] W. long.;
    (98) 32[deg]13.40[min] N. lat., 118[deg]51.87[min] W. long.;
    (99) 32[deg]19.62[min] N. lat., 118[deg]47.80[min] W. long.;
    (100) 32[deg]27.26[min] N. lat., 118[deg]50.29[min] W. long.;
    (101) 32[deg]28.42[min] N. lat., 118[deg]53.15[min] W. long.;
    (102) 32[deg]31.30[min] N. lat., 118[deg]55.09[min] W. long.;
    (103) 32[deg]33.04[min] N. lat., 118[deg]53.57[min] W. long.;
    (104) 32[deg]19.07[min] N. lat., 118[deg]27.54[min] W. long.;
    (105) 32[deg]18.57[min] N. lat., 118[deg]18.97[min] W. long.;
    (106) 32[deg]09.01[min] N. lat., 118[deg]13.96[min] W. long.;
    (107) 32[deg]06.57[min] N. lat., 118[deg]18.78[min] W. long.;
    (108) 32[deg]01.32[min] N. lat., 118[deg]18.21[min] W. long.; and
    (109) 31[deg]57.82[min] N. lat., 118[deg]10.34[min] W. long.
    (b) [Reserved]

[71 FR 27419, May 11, 2006]



Sec. 660.397  EFH Conservation Areas off the Coast of Washington.

    Boundary line coordinates for EFH Conservation Areas off Washington 
are provided in this Sec. 660.397. Fishing activity that is prohibited 
or permitted within the EEZ in a particular area designated as a 
groundfish EFH Conservation Area is detailed at Sec. 660.306 and Sec. 
660.385.
    (a) Olympic 2. The boundary of the Olympic 2 EFH Conservation Area 
is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in 
the order stated:
    (1) 48[deg]21.46[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.61[min] W. long.;
    (2) 48[deg]17.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.18[min] W. long.;
    (3) 48[deg]06.13[min] N. lat., 125[deg]00.68[min] W. long.;
    (4) 48[deg]06.66[min] N. lat., 125[deg]06.55[min] W. long.;
    (5) 48[deg]08.44[min] N. lat., 125[deg]14.61[min] W. long.;
    (6) 48[deg]22.57[min] N. lat., 125[deg]09.82[min] W. long.;
    (7) 48[deg]21.42[min] N. lat., 125[deg]03.55[min] W. long.;
    (8) 48[deg]22.99[min] N. lat., 124[deg]59.29[min] W. long.;
    (9) 48[deg]23.89[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.37[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 48[deg]21.46[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.61[min] 
W. long.
    (b) Biogenic 1. The boundary of the Biogenic 1 EFH Conservation Area 
is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in 
the order stated:
    (1) 47[deg]29.97[min] N. lat., 125[deg]20.14[min] W. long.;
    (2) 47[deg]30.01[min] N. lat., 125[deg]30.06[min] W. long.;
    (3) 47[deg]40.09[min] N. lat., 125[deg]50.18[min] W. long.;
    (4) 47[deg]47.27[min] N. lat., 125[deg]50.06[min] W. long.;
    (5) 47[deg]47.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]24.28[min] W. long.;
    (6) 47[deg]39.53[min] N. lat., 125[deg]10.49[min] W. long.;
    (7) 47[deg]30.31[min] N. lat., 125[deg]08.81[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 47[deg]29.97[min] N. lat., 125[deg]20.14[min] 
W. long.
    (c) Biogenic 2. The boundary of the Biogenic 2 EFH Conservation Area 
is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in 
the order stated:
    (1) 47[deg]08.77[min] N. lat., 125[deg]00.91[min] W. long.;
    (2) 47[deg]08.82[min] N. lat., 125[deg]10.01[min] W. long.;
    (3) 47[deg]20.01[min] N. lat., 125[deg]10.00[min] W. long.;
    (4) 47[deg]20.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]01.25[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 47[deg]08.77[min] N. lat., 125[deg]00.91[min] 
W. long.
    (d) Grays Canyon. The boundary of the Grays Canyon EFH Conservation 
Area is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points 
in the order stated:
    (1) 46[deg]51.55[min] N. lat., 125[deg]00.00[min] W. long.;
    (2) 46[deg]56.79[min] N. lat., 125[deg]00.00[min] W. long.;
    (3) 46[deg]58.01[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.09[min] W. long.;
    (4) 46[deg]55.07[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.14[min] W. long.;
    (5) 46[deg]59.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.79[min] W. long.;
    (6) 46[deg]58.72[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.78[min] W. long.;
    (7) 46[deg]54.45[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.36[min] W. long.;

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    (8) 46[deg]53.99[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.95[min] W. long.;
    (9) 46[deg]54.38[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.73[min] W. long.;
    (10) 46[deg]52.38[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.02[min] W. long.;
    (11) 46[deg]48.93[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.17[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 46[deg]51.55[min] N. lat., 125[deg]00.00[min] 
W. long.
    (e) Biogenic 3. The boundary of the Biogenic 3 EFH Conservation Area 
is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in 
the order stated:
    (1) 46[deg]48.16[min] N. lat., 125[deg]10.75[min] W. long.;
    (2) 46[deg]40.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]10.00[min] W. long.;
    (3) 46[deg]40.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]20.01[min] W. long.;
    (4) 46[deg]50.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]20.00[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 46[deg]48.16[min] N. lat., 125[deg]10.75[min] 
W. long.

[71 FR 27420, May 11, 2006]



Sec. 660.398  EFH Conservation Areas off the Coast of Oregon.

    Boundary line coordinates for EFH Conservation Areas off Oregon are 
provided in this Sec. 660.398. Fishing activity that is prohibited or 
permitted within the EEZ in a particular area designated as a groundfish 
EFH Conservation Area is detailed at Sec. 660.306 and Sec. 660.385.
    (a) Thompson Seamount. The boundary of the Thompson Seamount EFH 
Conservation Area is defined by straight lines connecting all of the 
following points in the order stated:
    (1) 46[deg]06.93[min] N. lat., 128[deg]39.77[min] W. long.;
    (2) 46[deg]06.76[min] N. lat., 128[deg]39.60[min] W. long.;
    (3) 46[deg]07.80[min] N. lat., 128[deg]39.43[min] W. long.;
    (4) 46[deg]08.50[min] N. lat., 128[deg]34.39[min] W. long.;
    (5) 46[deg]06.76[min] N. lat., 128[deg]29.36[min] W. long.;
    (6) 46[deg]03.64[min] N. lat., 128[deg]28.67[min] W. long.;
    (7) 45[deg]59.64[min] N. lat., 128[deg]31.62[min] W. long.;
    (8) 45[deg]56.87[min] N. lat., 128[deg]33.18[min] W. long.;
    (9) 45[deg]53.92[min] N. lat., 128[deg]39.25[min] W. long.;
    (10) 45[deg]54.26[min] N. lat., 128[deg]43.42[min] W. long.;
    (11) 45[deg]56.87[min] N. lat., 128[deg]45.85[min] W. long.;
    (12) 46[deg]00.86[min] N. lat., 128[deg]46.02[min] W. long.;
    (13) 46[deg]03.29[min] N. lat., 128[deg]44.81[min] W. long.;
    (14) 46[deg]06.24[min] N. lat., 128[deg]42.90[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 46[deg]06.93[min] N. lat., 128[deg]39.77[min] 
W. long.
    (b) Astoria Canyon. The boundary of the Astoria Canyon EFH 
Conservation Area is defined by straight lines connecting all of the 
following points in the order stated:
    (1) 46[deg]06.48[min] N. lat., 125[deg]05.46[min] W. long.;
    (2) 46[deg]03.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.36[min] W. long.;
    (3) 46[deg]02.28[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.66[min] W. long.;
    (4) 46[deg]01.92[min] N. lat., 125[deg]02.46[min] W. long.;
    (5) 45[deg]48.72[min] N. lat., 124[deg]56.58[min] W. long.;
    (6) 45[deg]47.70[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.20[min] W. long.;
    (7) 45[deg]40.86[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.62[min] W. long.;
    (8) 45[deg]29.82[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.30[min] W. long.;
    (9) 45[deg]25.98[min] N. lat., 124[deg]56.82[min] W. long.;
    (10) 45[deg]26.04[min] N. lat., 125[deg]10.50[min] W. long.;
    (11) 45[deg]33.12[min] N. lat., 125[deg]16.26[min] W. long.;
    (12) 45[deg]40.32[min] N. lat., 125[deg]17.16[min] W. long.;
    (13) 46[deg]03.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]14.94[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 46[deg]06.48[min] N. lat., 125[deg]05.46[min] 
W. long.
    (c) Nehalem Bank/Shale Pile. The boundary of the Nehalem Bank/Shale 
Pile EFH Conservation Area is defined by straight lines connecting all 
of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 46[deg]00.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]33.94[min] W. long.;
    (2) 45[deg]55.63[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.52[min] W. long.;
    (3) 45[deg]47.95[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.70[min] W. long.;
    (4) 45[deg]52.75[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.20[min] W. long.;
    (5) 45[deg]58.02[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.99[min] W. long.;
    (6) 46[deg]00.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.78[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 46[deg]00.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]33.94[min] 
W. long.
    (d) Siletz Deepwater. The boundary of the Siletz Deepwater EFH 
Conservation Area is defined by straight lines connecting all of the 
following points in the order stated:
    (1) 44[deg]42.72[min] N. lat., 125[deg]18.49[min] W. long.;
    (2) 44[deg]56.26[min] N. lat., 125[deg]12.61[min] W. long.;
    (3) 44[deg]56.34[min] N. lat., 125[deg]09.13[min] W. long.;
    (4) 44[deg]49.93[min] N. lat., 125[deg]01.51[min] W. long.;
    (5) 44[deg]46.93[min] N. lat., 125[deg]02.83[min] W. long.;
    (6) 44[deg]41.96[min] N. lat., 125[deg]10.64[min] W. long.;
    (7) 44[deg]33.36[min] N. lat., 125[deg]08.82[min] W. long.;
    (8) 44[deg]33.38[min] N. lat., 125[deg]17.08[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 44[deg]42.72[min] N. lat., 125[deg]18.49[min] 
W. long.
    (e) Daisy Bank/Nelson Island. The boundary of the Daisy Bank/Nelson 
Island EFH Conservation Area is defined by straight lines connecting all 
of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 44[deg]39.73[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.43[min] W. long.;
    (2) 44[deg]39.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.29[min] W. long.;
    (3) 44[deg]37.17[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.60[min] W. long.;
    (4) 44[deg]35.55[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.27[min] W. long.;
    (5) 44[deg]37.57[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.70[min] W. long.;
    (6) 44[deg]36.90[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.91[min] W. long.;
    (7) 44[deg]38.25[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.28[min] W. long.;
    (8) 44[deg]38.52[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.11[min] W. long.;
    (9) 44[deg]40.27[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.11[min] W. long.;
    (10) 44[deg]41.35[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.03[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 44[deg]39.73[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.43[min] 
W. long.
    (f) Newport Rockpile/Stonewall Bank. The boundary of the Newport 
Rockpile/Stonewall Bank EFH Conservation

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Area is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points 
in the order stated:
    (1) 44[deg]27.61[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.93[min] W. long.;
    (2) 44[deg]34.64[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.82[min] W. long.;
    (3) 44[deg]38.15[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.15[min] W. long.;
    (4) 44[deg]37.78[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.05[min] W. long.;
    (5) 44[deg]28.82[min] N. lat., 124[deg]18.80[min] W. long.;
    (6) 44[deg]25.16[min] N. lat., 124[deg]20.69[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 44[deg]27.61[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.93[min] 
W. long.
    (g) Heceta Bank. The boundary of the Heceta Bank EFH Conservation 
Area is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points 
in the order stated:
    (1) 43[deg]57.68[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.48[min] W. long.;
    (2) 44[deg]00.14[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.25[min] W. long.;
    (3) 44[deg]02.88[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.96[min] W. long.;
    (4) 44[deg]13.47[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.08[min] W. long.;
    (5) 44[deg]20.30[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.72[min] W. long.;
    (6) 44[deg]13.52[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.45[min] W. long.;
    (7) 44[deg]09.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.30[min] W. long.;
    (8) 44[deg]03.46[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.71[min] W. long.;
    (9) 44[deg]03.26[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.42[min] W. long.;
    (10) 43[deg]58.61[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.87[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 43[deg]57.68[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.48[min] 
W. long.
    (h) Deepwater off Coos Bay. The boundary of the Deepwater off Coos 
Bay EFH Conservation Area is defined by straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 43[deg]29.32[min] N. lat., 125[deg]20.11[min] W. long.;
    (2) 43[deg]38.96[min] N. lat., 125[deg]18.75[min] W. long.;
    (3) 43[deg]37.88[min] N. lat., 125[deg]08.26[min] W. long.;
    (4) 43[deg]36.58[min] N. lat., 125[deg]06.56[min] W. long.;
    (5) 43[deg]33.04[min] N. lat., 125[deg]08.41[min] W. long.;
    (6) 43[deg]27.74[min] N. lat., 125[deg]07.25[min] W. long.;
    (7) 43[deg]15.95[min] N. lat., 125[deg]07.84[min] W. long.;
    (8) 43[deg]15.38[min] N. lat., 125[deg]10.47[min] W. long.;
    (9) 43[deg]25.73[min] N. lat., 125[deg]19.36[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 43[deg]29.32[min] N. lat., 125[deg]20.11[min] 
W. long.
    (i) Bandon High Spot. The boundary of the Bandon High Spot EFH 
Conservation Area is defined by straight lines connecting all of the 
following points in the order stated:
    (1) 43[deg]08.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]50.93[min] W. long.;
    (2) 43[deg]08.77[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.82[min] W. long.;
    (3) 43[deg]05.16[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.05[min] W. long.;
    (4) 43[deg]02.94[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.87[min] W. long.;
    (5) 42[deg]57.18[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.01[min] W. long.;
    (6) 42[deg]56.10[min] N. lat., 124[deg]47.48[min] W. long.;
    (7) 42[deg]56.66[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.79[min] W. long.;
    (8) 42[deg]52.89[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.59[min] W. long.;
    (9) 42[deg]53.82[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.76[min] W. long.;
    (10) 42[deg]57.56[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.10[min] W. long.;
    (11) 42[deg]58.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.99[min] W. long.;
    (12) 43[deg]00.39[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.77[min] W. long.;
    (13) 43[deg]02.64[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.01[min] W. long.;
    (14) 43[deg]04.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.01[min] W. long.;
    (15) 43[deg]05.89[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.60[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 43[deg]08.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]50.93[min] 
W. long.
    (j) President Jackson Seamount. The boundary of the President 
Jackson Seamount EFH Conservation Area is defined by straight lines 
connecting all of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 42[deg]21.41[min] N. lat., 127[deg]42.91[min] W. long.;
    (2) 42[deg]21.96[min] N. lat., 127[deg]43.73[min] W. long.;
    (3) 42[deg]23.78[min] N. lat., 127[deg]46.09[min] W. long.;
    (4) 42[deg]26.05[min] N. lat., 127[deg]48.64[min] W. long.;
    (5) 42[deg]28.60[min] N. lat., 127[deg]52.10[min] W. long.;
    (6) 42[deg]31.06[min] N. lat., 127[deg]55.02[min] W. long.;
    (7) 42[deg]34.61[min] N. lat., 127[deg]58.84[min] W. long.;
    (8) 42[deg]37.34[min] N. lat., 128[deg]01.48[min] W. long.;
    (9) 42[deg]39.62[min] N. lat., 128[deg]05.12[min] W. long.;
    (10) 42[deg]41.81[min] N. lat., 128[deg]08.13[min] W. long.;
    (11) 42[deg]43.44[min] N. lat., 128[deg]10.04[min] W. long.;
    (12) 42[deg]44.99[min] N. lat., 128[deg]12.04[min] W. long.;
    (13) 42[deg]48.27[min] N. lat., 128[deg]15.05[min] W. long.;
    (14) 42[deg]51.28[min] N. lat., 128[deg]15.05[min] W. long.;
    (15) 42[deg]53.64[min] N. lat., 128[deg]12.23[min] W. long.;
    (16) 42[deg]52.64[min] N. lat., 128[deg]08.49[min] W. long.;
    (17) 42[deg]51.64[min] N. lat., 128[deg]06.94[min] W. long.;
    (18) 42[deg]50.27[min] N. lat., 128[deg]05.76[min] W. long.;
    (19) 42[deg]48.18[min] N. lat., 128[deg]03.76[min] W. long.;
    (20) 42[deg]45.45[min] N. lat., 128[deg]01.94[min] W. long.;
    (21) 42[deg]42.17[min] N. lat., 127[deg]57.57[min] W. long.;
    (22) 42[deg]41.17[min] N. lat., 127[deg]53.92[min] W. long.;
    (23) 42[deg]38.80[min] N. lat., 127[deg]49.92[min] W. long.;
    (24) 42[deg]36.43[min] N. lat., 127[deg]44.82[min] W. long.;
    (25) 42[deg]33.52[min] N. lat., 127[deg]41.36[min] W. long.;
    (26) 42[deg]31.24[min] N. lat., 127[deg]39.63[min] W. long.;
    (27) 42[deg]28.33[min] N. lat., 127[deg]36.53[min] W. long.;
    (28) 42[deg]23.96[min] N. lat., 127[deg]35.89[min] W. long.;
    (29) 42[deg]21.96[min] N. lat., 127[deg]37.72[min] W. long.;
    (30) 42[deg]21.05[min] N. lat., 127[deg]40.81[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 42[deg]21.41[min] N. lat., 127[deg]42.91[min] 
W. long.
    (k) Rogue Canyon. The boundary of the Rogue Canyon EFH Conservation 
Area is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points 
in the order stated:
    (1) 42[deg]41.33[min] N. lat., 125[deg]16.61[min] W. long.;
    (2) 42[deg]41.55[min] N. lat., 125[deg]03.05[min] W. long.;
    (3) 42[deg]35.29[min] N. lat., 125[deg]02.21[min] W. long.;
    (4) 42[deg]34.11[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.62[min] W. long.;
    (5) 42[deg]30.61[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.97[min] W. long.;
    (6) 42[deg]23.81[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.85[min] W. long.;
    (7) 42[deg]17.94[min] N. lat., 125[deg]10.17[min] W. long.;

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    and connecting back to 42[deg]41.33[min] N. lat., 125[deg]16.61[min] 
W. long.

[71 FR 27421, May 11, 2006]



Sec. 660.399  EFH Conservation Areas off the Coast of California.

    Boundary line coordinates for EFH Conservation Areas off California 
are provided in this Sec. 660.399. Fishing activity that is prohibited 
or permitted within the EEZ in a particular area designated as a 
groundfish EFH Conservation Area is detailed at Sec. 660.306 and Sec. 
660.385.
    (a) Eel River Canyon. The boundary of the Eel River Canyon EFH 
Conservation Area is defined by straight lines connecting all of the 
following points in the order stated:
    (1) 40[deg]38.27[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.16[min] W. long.;
    (2) 40[deg]35.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.75[min] W. long.;
    (3) 40[deg]37.52[min] N. lat., 124[deg]33.41[min] W. long.;
    (4) 40[deg]37.47[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.46[min] W. long.;
    (5) 40[deg]35.47[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.97[min] W. long.;
    (6) 40[deg]32.78[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.79[min] W. long.;
    (7) 40[deg]24.32[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.97[min] W. long.;
    (8) 40[deg]23.26[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.45[min] W. long.;
    (9) 40[deg]27.34[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.21[min] W. long.;
    (10) 40[deg]32.68[min] N. lat., 125[deg]05.63[min] W. long.;
    (11) 40[deg]49.12[min] N. lat., 124[deg]47.41[min] W. long.;
    (12) 40[deg]44.32[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.48[min] W. long.;
    (13) 40[deg]40.75[min] N. lat., 124[deg]47.51[min] W. long.;
    (14) 40[deg]40.65[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.02[min] W. long.;
    (15) 40[deg]39.69[min] N. lat., 124[deg]33.36[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 40[deg]38.27[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.16[min] 
W. long.
    (b) Blunts Reef. The boundary of the Blunts Reef EFH Conservation 
Area is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points 
in the order stated:
    (1) 40[deg]27.53[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.84[min] W. long.;
    (2) 40[deg]24.66[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.49[min] W. long.;
    (3) 40[deg]28.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.42[min] W. long.;
    (4) 40[deg]30.46[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.23[min] W. long.;
    (5) 40[deg]30.21[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.85[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 40[deg]27.53[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.84[min] 
W. long.
    (c) Mendocino Ridge. The boundary of the Mendocino Ridge EFH 
Conservation Area is defined by straight lines connecting all of the 
following points in the order stated:
    (1) 40[deg]25.23[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.06[min] W. long.;
    (2) 40[deg]12.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.59[min] W. long.;
    (3) 40[deg]14.40[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.82[min] W. long.;
    (4) 40[deg]16.16[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.01[min] W. long.;
    (5) 40[deg]17.47[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.77[min] W. long.;
    (6) 40[deg]19.26[min] N. lat., 124[deg]47.97[min] W. long.;
    (7) 40[deg]19.98[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.73[min] W. long.;
    (8) 40[deg]20.06[min] N. lat., 125[deg]02.18[min] W. long.;
    (9) 40[deg]11.79[min] N. lat., 125[deg]07.39[min] W. long.;
    (10) 40[deg]12.55[min] N. lat., 125[deg]11.56[min] W. long.;
    (11) 40[deg]12.81[min] N. lat., 125[deg]12.98[min] W. long.;
    (12) 40[deg]20.72[min] N. lat., 125[deg]57.31[min] W. long.;
    (13) 40[deg]23.96[min] N. lat., 125[deg]56.83[min] W. long.;
    (14) 40[deg]24.04[min] N. lat., 125[deg]56.82[min] W. long.;
    (15) 40[deg]25.68[min] N. lat., 125[deg]09.77[min] W. long.;
    (16) 40[deg]21.03[min] N. lat., 124[deg]33.96[min] W. long.;
    (17) 40[deg]25.72[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.15[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 40[deg]25.23[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.06[min] 
W. long.
    (d) Delgada Canyon. The boundary of the Delgada Canyon EFH 
Conservation Area is defined by straight lines connecting all of the 
following points in the order stated:
    (1) 40[deg]07.13[min] N. lat., 124[deg]09.09[min] W. long.;
    (2) 40[deg]06.58[min] N. lat., 124[deg]07.39[min] W. long.;
    (3) 40[deg]01.18[min] N. lat., 124[deg]08.84[min] W. long.;
    (4) 40[deg]02.48[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.93[min] W. long.;
    (5) 40[deg]05.71[min] N. lat., 124[deg]09.42[min] W. long.;
    (6) 40[deg]07.18[min] N. lat., 124[deg]09.61[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 40[deg]07.13[min] N. lat., 124[deg]09.09[min] 
W. long.
    (e) Tolo Bank. The boundary of the Tolo Bank EFH Conservation Area 
is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in 
the order stated:
    (1) 39[deg]58.75[min] N. lat., 124[deg]04.58[min] W. long.;
    (2) 39[deg]56.05[min] N. lat., 124[deg]01.45[min] W. long.;
    (3) 39[deg]53.99[min] N. lat., 124[deg]00.17[min] W. long.;
    (4) 39[deg]52.28[min] N. lat., 124[deg]03.12[min] W. long.;
    (5) 39[deg]57.90[min] N. lat., 124[deg]07.07[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 39[deg]58.75[min] N. lat., 124[deg]04.58[min] 
W. long.
    (f) Point Arena North. The boundary of the Point Arena North EFH 
Conservation Area is defined by straight lines connecting all of the 
following points in the order stated:
    (1) 39[deg]03.32[min] N. lat., 123[deg]51.15[min] W. long.;
    (2) 38[deg]56.54[min] N. lat., 123[deg]49.79[min] W. long.;
    (3) 38[deg]54.12[min] N. lat., 123[deg]52.69[min] W. long.;
    (4) 38[deg]59.64[min] N. lat., 123[deg]55.02[min] W. long.;
    (5) 39[deg]02.83[min] N. lat., 123[deg]55.21[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 39[deg]03.32[min] N. lat., 123[deg]51.15[min] 
W. long.
    (g) Point Arena South Biogenic Area. The boundary of the Point Arena 
South Biogenic Area EFH Conservation Area is defined by straight lines 
connecting all of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 38[deg]35.49[min] N. lat., 123[deg]34.79[min] W. long.;
    (2) 38[deg]32.86[min] N. lat., 123[deg]41.09[min] W. long.;
    (3) 38[deg]34.92[min] N. lat., 123[deg]42.53[min] W. long.;

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    (4) 38[deg]35.74[min] N. lat., 123[deg]43.82[min] W. long.;
    (5) 38[deg]47.28[min] N. lat., 123[deg]51.19[min] W. long.;
    (6) 38[deg]49.50[min] N. lat., 123[deg]45.83[min] W. long.;
    (7) 38[deg]41.22[min] N. lat., 123[deg]41.76[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 38[deg]35.49[min] N. lat., 123[deg]34.79[min] 
W. long.
    (h) Cordell Bank/Biogenic Area. The boundary of the Cordell Bank/
Biogenic Area EFH Conservation Area is located offshore of 
California[min]s Marin County defined by straight lines connecting all 
of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 38[deg]04.05[min] N. lat., 123[deg]07.28[min] W. long.;
    (2) 38[deg]02.84[min] N. lat., 123[deg]07.36[min] W. long.;
    (3) 38[deg]01.09[min] N. lat., 123[deg]07.06[min] W. long.;
    (4) 38[deg]01.02[min] N. lat., 123[deg]22.08[min] W. long.;
    (5) 37[deg]54.75[min] N. lat., 123[deg]23.64[min] W. long.;
    (6) 37[deg]46.01[min] N. lat., 123[deg]25.62[min] W. long.;
    (7) 37[deg]46.68[min] N. lat., 123[deg]27.05[min] W. long.;
    (8) 37[deg]47.66[min] N. lat., 123[deg]28.18[min] W. long.;
    (9) 37[deg]50.26[min] N. lat., 123[deg]30.94[min] W. long.;
    (10) 37[deg]54.41[min] N. lat., 123[deg]32.69[min] W. long.;
    (11) 37[deg]56.94[min] N. lat., 123[deg]32.87[min] W. long.;
    (12) 37[deg]57.12[min] N. lat., 123[deg]25.04[min] W. long.;
    (13) 37[deg]59.43[min] N. lat., 123[deg]27.29[min] W. long.;
    (14) 38[deg]00.82[min] N. lat., 123[deg]29.61[min] W. long.;
    (15) 38[deg]02.31[min] N. lat., 123[deg]30.88[min] W. long.;
    (16) 38[deg]03.99[min] N. lat., 123[deg]30.75[min] W. long.;
    (17) 38[deg]04.85[min] N. lat., 123[deg]30.36[min] W. long.;
    (18) 38[deg]04.88[min] N. lat., 123[deg]27.85[min] W. long.;
    (19) 38[deg]04.44[min] N. lat., 123[deg]24.44[min] W. long.;
    (20) 38[deg]03.05[min] N. lat., 123[deg]21.33[min] W. long.;
    (21) 38[deg]05.77[min] N. lat., 123[deg]06.83[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 38[deg]04.05[min] N. lat., 123[deg]07.28[min] 
W. long.
    (i) Cordell Bank (50-fm (91-m) isobath). The boundary of the Cordell 
Bank (50-fm (91-m) isobath) EFH Conservation Area is located offshore of 
California[min]s Marin County defined by straight lines connecting all 
of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 37[deg]57.62[min] N. lat., 123[deg]24.22[min] W. long.;
    (2) 37[deg]57.70[min] N. lat., 123[deg]25.25[min] W. long.;
    (3) 37[deg]59.47[min] N. lat., 123[deg]26.63[min] W. long.;
    (4) 38[deg]00.24[min] N. lat., 123[deg]27.87[min] W. long.;
    (5) 38[deg]00.98[min] N. lat., 123[deg]27.65[min] W. long.;
    (6) 38[deg]02.81[min] N. lat., 123[deg]28.75[min] W. long.;
    (7) 38[deg]04.26[min] N. lat., 123[deg]29.25[min] W. long.;
    (8) 38[deg]04.55[min] N. lat., 123[deg]28.32[min] W. long.;
    (9) 38[deg]03.87[min] N. lat., 123[deg]27.69[min] W. long.;
    (10) 38[deg]04.27[min] N. lat., 123[deg]26.68[min] W. long.;
    (11) 38[deg]02.67[min] N. lat., 123[deg]24.17[min] W. long.;
    (12) 38[deg]00.87[min] N. lat., 123[deg]23.15[min] W. long.;
    (13) 37[deg]59.32[min] N. lat., 123[deg]22.52[min] W. long.;
    (14) 37[deg]58.24[min] N. lat., 123[deg]23.16[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 37[deg]57.62[min] N. lat., 123[deg]24.22[min] 
W. long.
    (j) Farallon Islands/Fanny Shoal. The boundary of the Farallon 
Islands/Fanny Shoal EFH Conservation Area is defined by straight lines 
connecting all of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 37[deg]51.58[min] N. lat., 123[deg]14.07[min] W. long.;
    (2) 37[deg]44.51[min] N. lat., 123[deg]01.50[min] W. long.;
    (3) 37[deg]41.71[min] N. lat., 122[deg]58.38[min] W. long.;
    (4) 37[deg]40.80[min] N. lat., 122[deg]58.54[min] W. long.;
    (5) 37[deg]39.87[min] N. lat., 122[deg]59.64[min] W. long.;
    (6) 37[deg]42.05[min] N. lat., 123[deg]03.72[min] W. long.;
    (7) 37[deg]43.73[min] N. lat., 123[deg]04.45[min] W. long.;
    (8) 37[deg]49.23[min] N. lat., 123[deg]16.81[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 37[deg]51.58[min] N. lat., 123[deg]14.07[min] 
W. long.
    (k) Half Moon Bay. The boundary of the Half Moon Bay EFH 
Conservation Area is defined by straight lines connecting all of the 
following points in the order stated:
    (1) 37[deg]18.14[min] N. lat., 122[deg]31.15[min] W. long.;
    (2) 37[deg]19.80[min] N. lat., 122[deg]34.70[min] W. long.;
    (3) 37[deg]19.28[min] N. lat., 122[deg]38.76[min] W. long.;
    (4) 37[deg]23.54[min] N. lat., 122[deg]40.75[min] W. long.;
    (5) 37[deg]25.41[min] N. lat., 122[deg]33.20[min] W. long.;
    (6) 37[deg]23.28[min] N. lat., 122[deg]30.71[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 37[deg]18.14[min] N. lat., 122[deg]31.15[min] 
W. long.
    (l) Monterey Bay/Canyon. The boundary of the Monterey Bay/Canyon EFH 
Conservation Area is defined by straight lines connecting all of the 
following points in the order stated:
    (1) 36[deg]38.21[min] N. lat., 121[deg]55.96[min] W. long.;
    (2) 36[deg]25.31[min] N. lat., 121[deg]54.86[min] W. long.;
    (3) 36[deg]25.25[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.34[min] W. long.;
    (4) 36[deg]30.86[min] N. lat., 122[deg]00.45[min] W. long.;
    (5) 36[deg]30.02[min] N. lat., 122[deg]09.85[min] W. long.;
    (6) 36[deg]30.23[min] N. lat., 122[deg]36.82[min] W. long.;
    (7) 36[deg]55.08[min] N. lat., 122[deg]36.46[min] W. long.;
    (8) 36[deg]51.41[min] N. lat., 122[deg]14.14[min] W. long.;
    (9) 36[deg]49.37[min] N. lat., 122[deg]15.20[min] W. long.;
    (10) 36[deg]48.31[min] N. lat., 122[deg]18.59[min] W. long.;
    (11) 36[deg]45.55[min] N. lat., 122[deg]18.91[min] W. long.;
    (12) 36[deg]40.76[min] N. lat., 122[deg]17.28[min] W. long.;
    (13) 36[deg]39.88[min] N. lat., 122[deg]09.69[min] W. long.;
    (14) 36[deg]44.94[min] N. lat., 122[deg]08.46[min] W. long.;
    (15) 36[deg]47.37[min] N. lat., 122[deg]03.16[min] W. long.;
    (16) 36[deg]49.60[min] N. lat., 122[deg]00.85[min] W. long.;
    (17) 36[deg]51.53[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.25[min] W. long.;
    (18) 36[deg]50.78[min] N. lat., 121[deg]56.89[min] W. long.;
    (19) 36[deg]47.39[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.16[min] W. long.;
    (20) 36[deg]48.34[min] N. lat., 121[deg]50.95[min] W. long.;
    (21) 36[deg]47.23[min] N. lat., 121[deg]52.25[min] W. long.;
    (22) 36[deg]45.60[min] N. lat., 121[deg]54.17[min] W. long.;
    (23) 36[deg]44.76[min] N. lat., 121[deg]56.04[min] W. long.;
    (24) 36[deg]41.68[min] N. lat., 121[deg]56.33[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 36[deg]38.21[min] N. lat., 121[deg]55.96[min] 
W. long.

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    (m) Point Sur Deep. The boundary of the Point Sur Deep EFH 
Conservation Area is defined by straight lines connecting all of the 
following points in the order stated:
    (1) 36[deg]25.25[min] N. lat., 122[deg]11.61[min] W. long.;
    (2) 36[deg]16.05[min] N. lat., 122[deg]14.37[min] W. long;
    (3) 36[deg]16.14[min] N. lat., 122[deg]15.94[min] W. long.;
    (4) 36[deg]17.98[min] N. lat., 122[deg]15.93[min] W. long.;
    (5) 36[deg]17.83[min] N. lat., 122[deg]22.56[min] W. long.;
    (6) 36[deg]22.33[min] N. lat., 122[deg]22.99[min] W. long.;
    (7) 36[deg]26.00[min] N. lat., 122[deg]20.81[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 36[deg]25.25[min] N. lat., 122[deg]11.61[min] 
W. long.
    (n) Big Sur Coast/Port San Luis. The boundary of the Big Sur Coast/
Port San Luis EFH Conservation Area is defined by straight lines 
connecting all of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 36[deg]17.83[min] N. lat., 122[deg]22.56[min] W. long.;
    (2) 36[deg]17.98[min] N. lat., 122[deg]15.93[min] W. long.;
    (3) 36[deg]16.14[min] N. lat., 122[deg]15.94[min] W. long.;
    (4) 36[deg]10.82[min] N. lat., 122[deg]15.97[min] W. long.;
    (5) 36[deg]15.84[min] N. lat., 121[deg]56.35[min] W. long.;
    (6) 36[deg]14.27[min] N. lat., 121[deg]53.89[min] W. long.;
    (7) 36[deg]10.93[min] N. lat., 121[deg]48.66[min] W. long.;
    (8) 36[deg]07.40[min] N. lat., 121[deg]43.14[min] W. long.;
    (9) 36[deg]04.89[min] N. lat., 121[deg]51.34[min] W. long.;
    (10) 35[deg]55.70[min] N. lat., 121[deg]50.02[min] W. long.;
    (11) 35[deg]53.05[min] N. lat., 121[deg]56.69[min] W. long.;
    (12) 35[deg]38.99[min] N. lat., 121[deg]49.73[min] W. long.;
    (13) 35[deg]20.06[min] N. lat., 121[deg]27.00[min] W. long.;
    (14) 35[deg]20.54[min] N. lat., 121[deg]35.84[min] W. long.;
    (15) 35[deg]02.49[min] N. lat., 121[deg]35.35[min] W. long.;
    (16) 35[deg]02.79[min] N. lat., 121[deg]26.30[min] W. long.;
    (17) 34[deg]58.71[min] N. lat., 121[deg]24.21[min] W. long.;
    (18) 34[deg]47.24[min] N. lat., 121[deg]22.40[min] W. long.;
    (19) 34[deg]35.70[min] N. lat., 121[deg]45.99[min] W. long.;
    (20) 35[deg]47.36[min] N. lat., 122[deg]30.25[min] W. long.;
    (21) 35[deg]27.26[min] N. lat., 122[deg]45.15[min] W. long.;
    (22) 35[deg]34.39[min] N. lat., 123[deg]00.25[min] W. long.;
    (23) 36[deg]01.64[min] N. lat., 122[deg]40.76[min] W. long.;
    (24) 36[deg]17.41[min] N. lat., 122[deg]41.22[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 36[deg]17.83[min] N. lat., 122[deg]22.56[min] 
W. long.
    (o) Davidson Seamount. The boundary of the Davidson Seamount EFH 
Conservation Area is defined by straight lines connecting the following 
points in the order stated:
    (1) 35[deg]54.00[min] N. lat., 123[deg]00.00[min] W. long.;
    (2) 35[deg]54.00[min] N. lat., 122[deg]30.00[min] W. long.;
    (3) 35[deg]30.00[min] N. lat., 122[deg]30.00[min] W. long.;
    (4) 35[deg]30.00[min] N. lat., 123[deg]00.00[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 35[deg]54.00[min] N. lat., 123[deg]00.00[min] 
W. long.
    (p) East San Lucia Bank. The boundary of the East San Lucia Bank EFH 
Conservation Area is defined by straight lines connecting all of the 
following points in the order stated:
    (1) 34[deg]45.09[min] N. lat., 121[deg]05.73[min] W. long.;
    (2) 34[deg]39.90[min] N. lat., 121[deg]10.30[min] W. long.;
    (3) 34[deg]43.39[min] N. lat., 121[deg]14.73[min] W. long.;
    (4) 34[deg]52.83[min] N. lat., 121[deg]14.85[min] W. long.;
    (5) 34[deg]52.82[min] N. lat., 121[deg]05.90[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 34[deg]45.09[min] N. lat., 121[deg]05.73[min] 
W. long.
    (q) Point Conception. The boundary of the Point Conception EFH 
Conservation Area is defined by straight lines connecting all of the 
following points in the order stated:
    (1) 34[deg]29.24[min] N. lat., 120[deg]36.05[min] W. long.;
    (2) 34[deg]28.57[min] N. lat., 120[deg]34.44[min] W. long.;
    (3) 34[deg]26.81[min] N. lat., 120[deg]33.21[min] W. long.;
    (4) 34[deg]24.54[min] N. lat., 120[deg]32.23[min] W. long.;
    (5) 34[deg]23.41[min] N. lat., 120[deg]30.61[min] W. long.;
    (6) 33[deg]53.05[min] N. lat., 121[deg]05.19[min] W. long.;
    (7) 34[deg]13.64[min] N. lat., 121[deg]20.91[min] W. long.;
    (8) 34[deg]40.04[min] N. lat., 120[deg]54.01[min] W. long.;
    (9) 34[deg]36.41[min] N. lat., 120[deg]43.48[min] W. long.;
    (10) 34[deg]33.50[min] N. lat., 120[deg]43.72[min] W. long.;
    (11) 34[deg]31.22[min] N. lat., 120[deg]42.06[min] W. long.;
    (12) 34[deg]30.04[min] N. lat., 120[deg]40.27[min] W. long.;
    (13) 34[deg]30.02[min] N. lat., 120[deg]40.23[min] W. long.;
    (14) 34[deg]29.26[min] N. lat., 120[deg]37.89[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 34[deg]29.24[min] N. lat., 120[deg]36.05[min] 
W. long.
    (r) Harris Point. The boundary of the Harris Point EFH Conservation 
Area is defined by the mean high water line and straight lines 
connecting all of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 34[deg]03.10[min] N. lat., 120[deg]23.30[min] W. long.;
    (2) 34[deg]12.50[min] N. lat., 120[deg]23.30[min] W. long.;
    (3) 34[deg]12.50[min] N. lat., 120[deg]18.40[min] W. long.;
    (4) 34[deg]01.80[min] N. lat., 120[deg]18.40[min] W. long.;
    (5) 34[deg]02.90[min] N. lat., 120[deg]20.20[min] W. long.;
    (6) 34[deg]03.50[min] N. lat., 120[deg]21.30[min] W. long.;
    (s) Harris Point Exception. An exemption to the Harris Point 
reserve, where commercial and recreational take of living marine 
resources is allowed, exists between the mean high water line in Cuyler 
Harbor and a straight line connecting all of the following points:
    (1) 34[deg]02.90[min] N. lat., 120[deg]20.20[min] W. long.;
    (2) 34[deg]03.50[min] N. lat., 120[deg]21.30[min] W. long.;
    (t) Richardson Rock. The boundary of the Richardson Rock EFH 
Conservation Area is defined by straight lines connecting all of the 
following points in the order stated:
    (1) 34[deg]10.40[min] N. lat., 120[deg]28.20[min] W. long.;
    (2) 34[deg]10.40[min] N. lat., 120[deg]36.29[min] W. long.;
    (3) 34[deg]02.21[min] N. lat., 120[deg]36.29[min] W. long.;

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    (4) 34[deg]02.21[min] N. lat., 120[deg]28.20[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 34[deg]10.40[min] N. lat., 120[deg]28.20[min] 
W. long.
    (u) Scorpion. The boundary of the Scorpion EFH Conservation Area is 
defined by the mean high water line and a straight line connecting all 
of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 34[deg]02.94[min] N. lat., 119[deg]35.50[min] W. long.;
    (2) 34[deg]09.35[min] N. lat., 119[deg]35.50[min] W. long.;
    (3) 34[deg]09.35[min] N. lat., 119[deg]32.80[min] W. long.;
    (4) 34[deg]02.80[min] N. lat., 119[deg]32.80[min] W. long.
    (v) Painted Cave. The boundary of the Painted Cave EFH Conservation 
Area is defined by the mean high water line and a straight line 
connecting all of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 34[deg]04.50[min] N. lat., 119[deg]53.00[min] W. long.;
    (2) 34[deg]05.20[min] N. lat., 119[deg]53.00[min] W. long.;
    (3) 34[deg]05.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]51.00[min] W. long.;
    (4) 34[deg]04.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]51.00[min] W. long.
    (w) Anacapa Island. The boundary of the Anacapa Island EFH 
Conservation Area is defined by the mean high water line and straight 
lines connecting all of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 34[deg]00.80[min] N. lat., 119[deg]26.70[min] W. long.;
    (2) 34[deg]05.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]26.70[min] W. long.;
    (3) 34[deg]05.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]21.40[min] W. long.;
    (4) 34[deg]01.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]21.40[min] W. long.
    (x) Carrington Point. The boundary of the Carrington Point EFH 
Conservation Area is defined by the mean high water line and straight 
lines connecting all of the following points:
    (1) 34[deg]01.30[min] N. lat., 120[deg]05.20[min] W. long.;
    (2) 34[deg]04.00[min] N. lat., 120[deg]05.20[min] W. long.;
    (3) 34[deg]04.00[min] N. lat., 120[deg]01.00[min] W. long.;
    (4) 34[deg]00.50[min] N. lat., 120[deg]01.00[min] W. long.;
    (5) 34[deg]00.50[min] N. lat., 120[deg]02.80[min] W. long.;
    (y) Judith Rock. The boundary of the Judith Rock EFH Conservation 
Area is defined by the mean high water line and a straight line 
connecting all of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 34[deg]01.80[min] N. lat., 120[deg]26.60[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]58.50[min] N. lat., 120[deg]26.60[min] W. long.;
    (3) 33[deg]58.50[min] N. lat., 120[deg]25.30[min] W. long.;
    (4) 34[deg]01.50[min] N. lat., 120[deg]25.30[min] W. long.
    (z) Skunk Point. The boundary of the Skunk Point EFH Conservation 
Area is defined by the mean high water line and straight lines 
connecting all of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]59.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]58.80[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]59.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]58.02[min] W. long.;
    (3) 33[deg]57.10[min] N. lat., 119[deg]58.00[min] W. long.;
    (4) 33[deg]57.10[min] N. lat., 119[deg]58.20[min] W. long.
    (aa) Footprint. The boundary of the Footprint EFH Conservation Area 
is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in 
the order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]59.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]26.00[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]59.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]31.00[min] W. long.;
    (3) 33[deg]54.11[min] N. lat., 119[deg]31.00[min] W. long.;
    (4) 33[deg]54.11[min] N. lat., 119[deg]26.00[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 33[deg]59.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]26.00[min] 
W. long.
    (bb) Gull Island. The boundary of the Gull Island EFH Conservation 
Area is defined by the mean high water line and straight lines 
connecting all of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]58.02[min] N. lat., 119[deg]51.00[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]58.02[min] N. lat., 119[deg]53.00[min] W. long.;
    (3) 33[deg]51.63[min] N. lat., 119[deg]53.00[min] W. long.;
    (4) 33[deg]51.62[min] N. lat., 119[deg]48.00[min] W. long.;
    (5) 33[deg]57.70[min] N. lat., 119[deg]48.00[min] W. long.
    (cc) South Point. The boundary of the South Point EFH Conservation 
Area is defined by the mean high water line and straight lines 
connecting all of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]55.00[min] N. lat., 120[deg]10.00[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]50.40[min] N. lat., 120[deg]10.00[min] W. long.;
    (3) 33[deg]50.40[min] N. lat., 120[deg]06.50[min] W. long.;
    (4) 33[deg]53.80[min] N. lat., 120[deg]06.50[min] W. long.
    (dd) Hidden Reef/Kidney Bank. The boundary of the Hidden Reef/Kidney 
Bank EFH Conservation Area is defined by straight lines connecting all 
of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]48.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]15.06[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]48.00[min] N. lat., 118[deg]57.06[min] W. long.;
    (3) 33[deg]33.00[min] N. lat., 118[deg]57.06[min] W. long.;
    (4) 33[deg]33.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]15.06[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 33[deg]48.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]15.06[min] 
W. long.
    (ee) Catalina Island. The boundary of the Catalina Island EFH 
Conservation Area is defined by straight lines connecting all of the 
following points in the order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]34.71[min] N. lat., 118[deg]11.40[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]25.88[min] N. lat., 118[deg]03.76[min] W. long.;
    (3) 33[deg]11.69[min] N. lat., 118[deg]09.21[min] W. long.;
    (4) 33[deg]19.73[min] N. lat., 118[deg]35.41[min] W. long.;
    (5) 33[deg]23.90[min] N. lat., 118[deg]35.11[min] W. long.;
    (6) 33[deg]25.68[min] N. lat., 118[deg]41.66[min] W. long.;
    (7) 33[deg]30.25[min] N. lat., 118[deg]42.25[min] W. long.;
    (8) 33[deg]32.73[min] N. lat., 118[deg]38.38[min] W. long.;
    (9) 33[deg]27.07[min] N. lat., 118[deg]20.33[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 33[deg]34.71[min] N. lat., 118[deg]11.40[min] 
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    (ff) Potato Bank. Potato Bank is within the Cowcod Conservation Area 
West, an area south of Point Conception. The boundary of the Potato Bank 
EFH Conservation Area is defined by straight lines connecting all of the 
following points in the order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]30.00[min] N. lat., 120[deg]00.06[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]30.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]50.06[min] W. long.;
    (3) 33[deg]20.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]50.06[min] W. long.;
    (4) 33[deg]20.00[min] N. lat., 120[deg]00.06[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 33[deg]30.00[min] N. lat., 120[deg]00.06[min] 
W. long.
    (gg) Santa Barbara. The Santa Barbara EFH Conservation Area is 
defined by the mean high water line and straight lines connecting all of 
the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]28.50[min] N. lat., 119[deg]01.70[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]28.50[min] N. lat., 118[deg]54.54[min] W. long.;
    (3) 33[deg]21.78[min] N. lat., 118[deg]54.54[min] W. long.;
    (4) 33[deg]21.78[min] N. lat., 119[deg]02.20[min] W. long.;
    (5) 33[deg]27.90[min] N. lat., 119[deg]02.20[min] W. long.
    (hh) Cherry Bank. Cherry Bank is within the Cowcod Conservation Area 
West, an area south of Point Conception. The Cherry Bank EFH 
Conservation Area is defined by straight lines connecting all of the 
following points in the order stated:
    (1) 32[deg]59.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]32.05[min] W. long.;
    (2) 32[deg]59.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]17.05[min] W. long.;
    (3) 32[deg]46.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]17.05[min] W. long.;
    (4) 32[deg]46.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]32.05[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 32[deg]59.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]32.05[min] 
W. long.
    (ii) Cowcod EFH Conservation Area East. The Cowcod EFH Conservation 
Area East is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following 
points in the order stated:
    (1) 32[deg]41.15[min] N. lat., 118[deg]02.00[min] W. long.;
    (2) 32[deg]42.00[min] N. lat., 118[deg]02.00[min] W. long.;
    (3) 32[deg]42.00[min] N. lat., 117[deg]50.00[min] W. long.;
    (4) 32[deg]36.70[min] N. lat., 117[deg]50.00[min] W. long.;
    (5) 32[deg]30.00[min] N. lat., 117[deg]53.50[min] W. long.;
    (6) 32[deg]30.00[min] N. lat., 118[deg]02.00[min] W. long.;
    (7) 32[deg]40.49[min] N. lat., 118[deg]02.00[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 32[deg]41.15[min] N. lat., 118[deg]02.00[min] 
W. long.

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  Table 2a to Part 660, Subpart G--2006, and Beyond, Specifications of 
    Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC), Optimum Yields (OYs), Harvest 
  Guidelines (HGs), and Limited Entry and Open Access Allocations, by 
                Management Area (weights in metric tons)
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was revised; however, the amendment could not be incorporated because 
the effective date is unclear. For the convenience of the user Table 2a 
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  Table 2a to Part 660, Subpart G--2006, and Beyond, Specifications of 
    Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC), Optimum Yields (OYs), Harvest 
  Guidelines (HGs), and Limited Entry and Open Access Allocations, by 
                Management Area (weights in metric tons)

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    Editorial Note: At 71 FR 48827, Aug. 22, 2006, Table 2b of subpart G 
was revised; however, the amendment could not be incorporated because 
the effective date is unclear. For the convenience of the user Table 2b 
is set forth as follows:

    Table 2b to Part 660, Subpart G--2006, and Beyond, OYs for Minor 
          Rockfish by Depth Subgroups (weights in metric tons)

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                  Subpart H_West Coast Salmon Fisheries



Sec. 660.401  Purpose and scope.

    This subpart implements the Fishery Management Plan for Commercial 
and Recreational Salmon Fisheries Off the Coasts of Washington, Oregon, 
and California developed by the Pacific Fishery Management Council. 
These regulations govern the management of West Coast salmon fisheries 
in the EEZ.



Sec. 660.402  Definitions.

    In addition to the definitions in the Magnuson Act and in Sec. 
600.10 of this chapter, the terms used in this subpart have the 
following meanings:
    Barbless hook means a hook with a single shank and point, with no 
secondary point or barb curving or projecting in any other direction. 
Where barbless hooks are specified, hooks manufactured with barbs can be 
made barbless by forcing the point of the barb flat against the main 
part of the point.
    Commercial fishing means fishing with troll fishing gear as defined 
annually under Sec. 660.408, or fishing for the purpose of sale or 
barter of the catch.
    Council means the Pacific Fishery Management Council.
    Dressed, head-off length of salmon means the shortest distance 
between the midpoint of the clavicle arch (see Figure 3 of this subpart) 
and the fork of the tail, measured along the lateral line while the fish 
is lying on its side, without resort to any force or mutilation of the 
fish other than removal of the head, gills, and entrails (see Figure 3 
of this subpart).
    Dressed, head-off salmon means salmon that have been beheaded, 
gilled, and gutted without further separation of vertebrae, and are 
either being prepared for on-board freezing, or are frozen and will 
remain frozen until landed.
    Fishery management area means the EEZ off the coasts of Washington, 
Oregon, and California, bounded on the north by the Provisional 
International Boundary between the United States and Canada, and bounded 
on the south by the International Boundary between the United States and 
Mexico. The northeastern, northern, and northwestern boundaries of the 
fishery management area are as follows:
    (1) Northeastern boundary--that part of a line connecting the light 
on Tatoosh Island, WA, with the light on Bonilla Point on Vancouver 
Island, British Columbia, southerly of the International Boundary 
between the United States and Canada (at 48[deg]29[min]37[sec] N. lat., 
124[deg]43[min]33[sec] W. long.), and northerly of the point where that 
line intersects with the boundary of the U.S. territorial sea.
    (2) Northern and northwestern boundary is a line \1\ connecting the 
following coordinates:
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \1\ The line joining these coordinates is the provisional 
international boundary of the U.S. EEZ as shown on NOAA/NOS Charts 
18480 and 18002.

N. lat.                              W. long.
 
48[deg]29[min]37.19[sec]             124[deg]43[min]33.19[sec]
48[deg]30[min]11[sec]                124[deg]47[min]13[sec]
48[deg]30[min]22[sec]                124[deg]50[min]21[sec]
48[deg]30[min]14[sec]                124[deg]52[min]52[sec]
48[deg]29[min]57[sec]                124[deg]59[min]14[sec]
48[deg]29[min]44[sec]                125[deg]00[min]06[sec]
48[deg]28[min]09[sec]                125[deg]05[min]47[sec]
48[deg]27[min]10[sec]                125[deg]08[min]25[sec]
48[deg]26[min]47[sec]                125[deg]09[min]12[sec]
48[deg]20[min]16[sec]                125[deg]22[min]48[sec]
48[deg]18[min]22[sec]                125[deg]29[min]58[sec]
48[deg]11[min]05[sec]                125[deg]53[min]48[sec]
47[deg]49[min]15[sec]                126[deg]40[min]57[sec]
47[deg]36[min]47[sec]                127[deg]11[min]58[sec]
47[deg]22[min]00[sec]                127[deg]41[min]23[sec]
46[deg]42[min]05[sec]                128[deg]51[min]56[sec]
46[deg]31[min]47[sec]                129[deg]07[min]39[sec]
 

    (3) The southern boundary of the fishery management area is the 
U.S.-Mexico International Boundary, which is a line connecting the 
following coordinates:

N. lat.                              W. long.
 
32[deg]35[min]22[sec]                117[deg]27[min]49[sec]
32[deg]37[min]37[sec]                117[deg]49[min]31[sec]
31[deg]07[min]58[sec]                118[deg]36[min]18[sec]
30[deg]32[min]31[sec]                121[deg]51[min]58[sec]
 

    (4) The inner boundaries of the fishery management area are subject 
to change if the Secretary assumes responsibility for the regulation of 
the salmon fishery within state waters under section 306(b) of the 
Magnuson Act.
    Freezer trolling vessel means a fishing vessel, equipped with troll 
fishing gear, that has a present capability for:

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    (1) On board freezing of the catch.
    (2) Storage of the fish in a frozen condition until they are landed.
    Land or landing means to begin transfer of fish from a fishing 
vessel. Once transfer begins, all fish onboard the vessel are counted as 
part of the landing.
    Pacific Coast Salmon Plan (PCSP or Salmon FMP) means the Fishery 
Management Plan, as amended, for commercial and recreational ocean 
salmon fisheries in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)(3 to 200 nautical 
miles offshore) off Washington, Oregon, and California. The Salmon FMP 
was first developed by the Council and approved by the Secretary in 
1978. The Salmon FMP was amended on October 31, 1984, to establish a 
framework process to develop and implement fishery management actions. 
Other names commonly used include: Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery 
Management Plan, West Coast Salmon Plan, West Coast Salmon Fishery 
Management Plan.
    Plugs means artificial fishing lures made of wood or hard plastic 
with one or more hooks attached. Lures commonly known as ``spoons,'' 
``wobblers,'' ``dodgers,'' and flexible plastic lures are not considered 
plugs, and may not be used where ``plugs only'' are specified.
    Recreational fishing means fishing with recreational fishing gear as 
defined annually under Sec. 660.408 and not for the purpose of sale or 
barter.
    Recreational fishing gear will be defined annually under Sec. 
660.408.
    Regional Administrator means the Director, Northwest Region, NMFS, 
or a designee. For fisheries occurring primarily or exclusively in the 
fishery management area seaward of California, Regional Administrator 
means the Director, Northwest Region, NMFS, acting in consultation with 
the Director, Southwest Region, NMFS.
    Salmon means any anadromous species of the family Salmonidae and 
genus Oncorhynchus, commonly known as Pacific salmon, including, but not 
limited to:

Chinook (king) salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
Coho (silver) salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch
Pink (humpback) salmon, Oncorhynchus gorbuscha
Chum (dog) salmon, Oncorhynchus keta
Sockeye (red) salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka
Steelhead (rainbow trout), Oncorhynchus mykiss

    Total length of salmon means the shortest distance between the tip 
of the snout or jaw (whichever extends furthest while the mouth is 
closed) and the tip of the longest lobe of the tail, without resort to 
any force or mutilation of the salmon other than fanning or swinging the 
tail.
    Treaty Indian fishing means fishing for salmon and steelhead in the 
fishery management area by a person authorized by the Makah Tribe to 
exercise fishing rights under the Treaty with the Makah, or by the 
Quileute, Hoh, or Quinault Tribes to exercise fishing rights under the 
Treaty of Olympia.
    Troll fishing gear will be defined annually under Sec. 660.408.
    Whole bait means a hook or hooks baited with whole natural bait with 
no device to attract fish other than a flasher.

[61 FR 34572, July 2, 1996, as amended at 66 FR 29241, May 30, 2001]



Sec. 660.403  Relation to other laws.

    (a) The relation of this part to other laws is set forth in Sec. 
600.705 of this chapter, Sec. 660.2, and paragraphs (b) and (c) of this 
section.
    (b) Any person fishing subject to this subpart who also engages in 
fishing for groundfish should consult Federal regulations in subpart G 
for applicable requirements of that subpart, including the requirement 
that vessels engaged in commercial fishing for groundfish (except 
commercial passenger vessels) have vessel identification in accordance 
with Sec. 660.305.
    (c) Any person fishing subject to this subpart is bound by the 
international boundaries of the fishery management area described in 
Sec. 660.402, notwithstanding any dispute or negotiation between the 
United States and any neighboring country regarding their respective 
jurisdictions, until such time as new boundaries are published by the 
United States.

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Sec. 660.404  Recordkeeping and reporting.

    (a) This subpart recognizes that catch and effort data necessary for 
implementation of any applicable fishery management plan are collected 
by the States and Indian tribes of Washington, Oregon, California, and 
Idaho under existing data collection requirements. Except as provided in 
paragraph (b) of this section, no additional catch reports will be 
required of fishermen or processors so long as the data collection and 
reporting systems operated by State agencies and Indian tribes continue 
to provide NMFS with statistical information adequate for management.
    (b) Persons engaged in commercial fishing may be required to submit 
catch reports that are specified annually under Sec. 660.408.

    Effective Date Note: At 61 FR 34600, July 2, 1996, Sec. 660.404 was 
added. This section contains information collection and recordkeeping 
requirements and will not become effective until approval has been given 
by the Office of Management and Budget.



Sec. 660.405  Prohibitions.

    (a) In addition to the general prohibitions specified in Sec. 
600.725 of this chapter, it is unlawful for any person to do any of the 
following:
    (1) Take and retain or land salmon caught with a net in the fishery 
management area, except that a hand-held net may be used to bring hooked 
salmon on board a vessel.
    (2) Fish for, or take and retain, any species of salmon:
    (i) During closed seasons or in closed areas;
    (ii) While possessing on board any species not allowed to be taken 
in the area at the time;
    (iii) Once any catch limit is attained;
    (iv) By means of gear or methods other than recreational fishing 
gear or troll fishing gear, or gear authorized under Sec. 660.408(k) 
for treaty Indian fishing;
    (v) In violation of any action issued under this subpart; or
    (vi) In violation of any applicable area, season, species, zone, 
gear, daily bag limit, or length restriction.
    (3) Fish for salmon in an area when salmon of less than the legal 
minimum length for that area are on board the fishing vessel, except 
that this provision does not prohibit transit of an area when salmon of 
less than the legal minimum length for that area are on board, so long 
as no fishing is being conducted.
    (4) Remove the head of any salmon caught in the fishery management 
area, or possess a salmon with the head removed, if that salmon has been 
marked by removal of the adipose fin to indicate that a coded wire tag 
has been implanted in the head of the fish.
    (5) Take and retain or possess on board a fishing vessel any species 
of salmon that is less than the applicable minimum total length, 
including the applicable minimum length for dressed, head-off salmon.
    (6) Possess on board a fishing vessel a salmon, for which a minimum 
total length is extended or cannot be determined, except that dressed, 
head-off salmon may be possessed on board a freezer trolling vessel, 
unless the adipose fin of such salmon has been removed.
    (7) Fail to return to the water immediately and with the least 
possible injury any salmon the retention of which is prohibited by this 
subpart.
    (8) Engage in recreational fishing while aboard a vessel engaged in 
commercial fishing. This restriction is not intended to prohibit the use 
of fishing gear otherwise permitted under the definitions of troll and 
recreational fishing gear, so long as that gear is legal in the fishery 
for which it is being used.
    (9) Take and retain, possess, or land any steelhead taken in the 
course of commercial fishing in the fishery management area, unless such 
take and retention qualifies as treaty Indian fishing.
    (10) Sell, barter, offer to sell, offer to barter, or purchase any 
salmon taken in the course of recreational salmon fishing.
    (11) Refuse to submit fishing gear or catch subject to such person's 
control to inspection by an authorized officer, or to interfere with or 
prevent, by any means, such an inspection.
    (12) Take and retain Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) 
except in accordance with regulations of the International Pacific 
Halibut Commission

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at part 300 of this title. Pacific halibut that cannot be retained 
lawfully must be returned to the water immediately and with the least 
possible injury.
    (13) Violate any other provision of this subpart.
    (b) The fishery management area is closed to salmon fishing except 
as opened by this subpart or superseding regulations or notices. All 
open fishing periods begin at 0001 hours and end at 2400 hours local 
time on the dates specified.



Sec. 660.406  Exempted fishing.

    (a) NMFS may allow such exempted fishing in the fishery management 
area as may be recommended by the Council, the Federal Government, state 
government, or treaty Indian tribes having usual and accustomed fishing 
grounds in the fishery management area.
    (b) NMFS will not allow any exempted fishery recommended by the 
Council unless NMFS determines that the purpose, design, and 
administration of the exempted fishery are consistent with the goals and 
objectives of the Council's fishery management plan, the national 
standards (section 301(a) of the Magnuson Act), and other applicable 
law.
    (c) Each vessel participating in any exempted fishery recommended by 
the Council and allowed by NMFS is subject to all provisions of this 
subpart, except those portions which relate to the purpose and nature of 
the exempted fishery. These exceptions will be specified in a permit 
issued by the Regional Director to each vessel participating in the 
exempted fishery and that permit must be carried aboard each 
participating vessel.



Sec. 660.407  Treaty Indian fishing.

    Except as otherwise provided in this subpart, treaty Indian fishing 
in any part of the fishery management area is subject to the provisions 
of this subpart, the Magnuson Act, and any other regulations issued 
under the Magnuson Act.



Sec. 660.408  Annual actions.

    (a) General. NMFS will annually establish or, as necessary, adjust 
management specifications for the commercial, recreational, and treaty 
Indian fisheries by publishing the action in the Federal Register under 
Sec. 660.411. Management specifications are set forth in paragraphs (b) 
through (n) of this section.
    (b) Allowable ocean harvest levels. The allowable ocean harvest for 
commercial, recreational, and treaty Indian fishing may be expressed in 
terms of season regulations expected to achieve a certain optimum 
harvest level or in terms of a particular number of fish. Procedures for 
determining allowable ocean harvest vary by species and fishery 
complexity, and are documented in the fishery management plan and 
Council documents.
    (c) Allocation of ocean harvest levels--(1) Coho and chinook from 
the U.S.-Canada border to Cape Falcon--(i) Overall allocation schedule. 
Initial allocation of coho and chinook salmon north of Cape Falcon, OR, 
will be based on the following schedule:

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                                                     Percentage \1\
 Allowable non-treaty ocean harvest (thousands -------------------------
                   of fish)                     Commercial  Recreational
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Coho:
  0-300.......................................         25           75
  300..............................         60           40
Chinook:
  0-100.......................................         50           50
  100-150..........................         60           40
  150..............................         70          30
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ The percentage allocation is tiered and must be calculated in
  additive steps when the harvest level exceeds the initial tier. For
  example, for a total allowable ocean harvest of 150,000 chinook, the
  recreational allocation would be equal to 50 percent of 100,000
  chinook plus 40 percent of 50,000 chinook or 50,000 + 20,000 = 70,000
  chinook.

    (ii) Deviations from allocation schedule. The initial allocation may 
be modified annually in accordance with paragraphs (c)(1)(iii) through 
(viii) of this section. These deviations from the allocation schedule 
provide flexibility to account for the dynamic nature of the fisheries 
and better achieve the allocation objectives and fishery allocation 
priorities in paragraphs (c)(1)(ix) and (x) of this section. Total 
allowable ocean harvest will be maximized to the extent possible 
consistent with treaty obligations, state fishery needs, and spawning 
requirements. Every effort will be made to establish seasons and gear 
requirements that provide troll and recreational fleets a reasonable 
opportunity to catch the available harvest. These may include single-
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directed fisheries with landing restrictions for other species.
    (iii) Preseason trades. Preseason species trades (chinook and coho) 
may be made if they are based upon the recommendation of the commercial 
and recreational Salmon Advisory Subpanel representatives for the area 
north of Cape Falcon; simultaneously benefit both the commercial and 
recreational fisheries or benefit one fishery without harming the other; 
and are supported by a socio-economic analysis that compares the impacts 
of the recommendation to those of the standard allocation schedule to 
determine the allocation that best meets the allocation objectives. This 
analysis will be made available to the public during the preseason 
process for establishing annual management measures. Preseason trades 
will use an exchange ratio of four coho to one chinook as a desirable 
guideline.
    (iv) Commercial allocation. The commercial allowable ocean harvest 
of chinook and coho derived during the preseason allocation process may 
be varied by major subareas (i.e., north of Leadbetter Point and south 
of Leadbetter Point) if there is need to do so to decrease impacts on 
weak stocks. Deviations in each major subarea will generally not exceed 
50 percent of the allowable ocean harvest of each species that would 
have been established without a geographic deviation in the distribution 
of the allowable ocean harvest. Deviation of more than 50 percent will 
be based on a conservation need to protect the weak stocks and will 
provide larger overall harvest for the entire fishery north of Cape 
Falcon than would have been possible without the deviation.
    (v) Recreational allocation. The recreational allowable ocean 
harvest of chinook and coho derived during the preseason allocation 
process will be distributed among the four major recreational subareas 
as described in the coho and chinook distribution sections below. The 
Council may deviate from subarea quotas to meet recreational season 
objectives, based on agreement of representatives of the affected ports 
and/or in accordance with section 6.5.3.2 of the Pacific Coast Salmon 
Plan, regarding certain selective fisheries. Additionally, based upon 
the recommendation of the recreational Salmon Advisory Subpanel 
representatives for the area north of Cape Falcon, the Council will 
include criteria in its preseason salmon management recommendations to 
guide any inseason transfer of coho among the recreational subareas to 
meet recreational season duration objectives.
    (A) Coho distribution. The preseason recreational allowable ocean 
harvest of coho north of Cape Falcon will be distributed to provide 50 
percent to the area north of Leadbetter Point and 50 percent to the area 
south of Leadbetter Point. In years with no fishery in Washington State 
management area 4B, the distribution of coho north of Leadbetter Point 
will be divided to provide 74 percent to the subarea between Leadbetter 
Point and the Queets River (Westport), 5.2 percent to the subarea 
between Queets River and Cape Flattery (La Push), and 20.8 percent to 
the area north of the Queets River (Neah Bay). In years when there is an 
Area 4B (Neah Bay) fishery under state management, 25 percent of the 
numerical value of that fishery shall be added to the recreational 
allowable ocean harvest north of Leadbetter Point prior to applying the 
sharing percentages for Westport and La Push. The increase to Westport 
and La Push will be subtracted from the Neah Bay ocean share to maintain 
the same total harvest allocation north of Leadbetter Point. Each of the 
four recreational port area allocations will be rounded, to the nearest 
hundred fish, with the largest quotas rounded downward, if necessary, to 
sum to the preseason recreational allowable ocean harvest of coho north 
of Cape Falcon.
    (B) Chinook distribution. Subarea distributions of chinook will be 
managed as guidelines based on calculations of the Salmon Technical Team 
with the primary objective of achieving all-species fisheries without 
imposing chinook restrictions (i.e., area closures or bag limit 
reductions). Chinook in excess of all-species fisheries needs may be 
utilized by directed chinook fisheries north of Cape Falcon or by 
negotiating a preseason species trade of chinook and coho between 
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and recreational allocations in accordance with paragraph (c)(1)(iii) of 
this section.
    (vi) Inseason trades and transfers. Inseason transfers, including 
species trades of chinook and coho, may be permitted in either direction 
between commercial and recreational fishery quotas to allow for 
uncatchable fish in one fishery to be reallocated to the other. Fish 
will be deemed uncatchable by a respective commercial or recreational 
fishery only after considering all possible annual management actions to 
allow for their harvest that are consistent with the harvest management 
objectives specific in the fishery management plan including 
consideration of single species fisheries. Implementation of inseason 
transfers will require consultation with the pertinent commercial and 
recreational Salmon Advisory Subpanel representatives from the area 
involved and the Salmon Technical Team, and a clear establishment of 
available fish and impacts from the transfer. Inseason trades or 
transfers may vary from the guideline ratio of four coho to one chinook 
to meet the allocation objectives in paragraph (c)(1)(ix) of this 
section.
    (vii) Other inseason provisions. Any increase or decrease in the 
recreational or commercial allowable ocean harvest resulting from an 
inseason restructuring of a fishery or other inseason management action 
does not require reallocation of the overall non-treaty allowable ocean 
harvest north of Cape Falcon between the recreational and commercial 
fisheries. Inseason redistribution of subarea quotas within the 
recreational fishery or the distribution of allowable coho catch 
transfers from the commercial fishery among subareas may deviate from 
the preseason distribution. Inseason management actions may be taken by 
the Regional Director to assure meeting the primary objective of 
achieving all-species fisheries without imposing chinook restrictions in 
each of the recreational subareas north of Cape Falcon. Such actions 
might include, but are not limited to: Closure from 0 to 3, 0 to 6, 3 to 
200, or 5 to 200 nm from shore; closure from a point extending due west 
from Tatoosh Island for 5 nm, then south to a point due west of Umatilla 
Reef Buoy, then due east to shore; closure from North Head at the 
Columbia River mouth north to Leadbetter Point; change in species that 
may be landed; or other actions as prescribed in the annual management 
measures.
    (viii) Selective fisheries. Deviations from the initial gear and 
port area allocations may be allowed to implement selective fisheries 
for marked salmon stocks as long as the deviations are within the 
constraints and process specified in section 6.5.3.2 of the Pacific 
Coast Salmon Plan.
    (ix) Allocation objectives. The goal of allocating ocean harvest 
north of Cape Falcon is to achieve, to the greatest degree possible, the 
following objectives for the commercial and recreational fisheries. When 
deviation from the allocation schedule is being considered, these 
objectives will serve as criteria to help determine whether a user group 
will benefit from the deviation.
    (A) Provide recreational opportunity by maximizing the duration of 
the fishing season while minimizing daily and area closures and 
restrictions on gear and daily limits.
    (B) Maximize the value of the commercial harvest while providing 
fisheries of reasonable duration.
    (x) Fishery allocation priorities. The following fishery allocation 
priorities will provide guidance in the preseason process of 
establishing final harvest allocations and structuring seasons that best 
achieve the allocation objectives. To the extent fish are provided to 
each fishery by the allocation schedule, these priorities do not favor 
one user group over the other and should be met simultaneously for each 
fishery. Seasons may be structured that deviate from these priorities 
consistent with the allocation objectives.
    (A) At total allowable harvest levels up to 300,000 coho and 100,000 
chinook: For the recreational fishery, provide coho for a late June 
through early September all-species season; provide chinook to allow 
access to coho and, if possible, a minimal chinook-only fishery prior to 
the all-species season; and adjust days per week and/or institute area 
restrictions to stabilize season duration. For the commercial fishery, 
provide chinook for a May and early

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June chinook season and provide coho for hooking mortality and/or access 
to a pink fishery, and ensure that part of the chinook season will occur 
after June 1.
    (B) At total allowable harvest levels above 300,000 coho and above 
100,000 chinook: For the recreational fishery, relax any restrictions in 
the all-species fishery and/or extend the all-species season beyond 
Labor Day as coho quota allows; provide chinook for a Memorial Day 
through late June chinook-only fishery; and adjust days per week to 
ensure continuity with the all-species season. For the commercial 
fishery, provide coho for an all-species season in late summer and/or 
access to a pink fishery; and leave adequate chinook from the May 
through June season to allow access to coho.
    (2) Coho south of Cape Falcon--(i) Allocation schedule. Preseason 
allocation shares of coho salmon south of Cape Falcon, OR, will be 
determined by an allocation schedule, which is based on the following 
formula. The formula will be used to interpolate between allowable 
harvest levels as shown in the table below.
    (A) Up to 350,000 allowable ocean harvest: The first 150,000 fish 
will be allocated to the recreational fishery. Additional fish will be 
allocated 66.7 percent to troll and 33.3 percent to recreational. The 
incidental coho mortality for a commercial all-salmon-except-coho 
fishery will be deducted from the troll allocation. If the troll 
allocation is insufficient for this purpose, the remaining number of 
coho needed for this estimated incidental coho mortality will be 
deducted from the recreational share.
    (B) From 350,000 to 800,000 allowable ocean harvest: The 
recreational allocation is equal to 14 percent of the allowable harvest 
above 350,000 fish, plus 217,000 fish. The remainder of the allowable 
ocean harvest will be allocated to the troll fishery.
    (C) Above 800,000 allowable ocean harvest: The recreational 
allocation is equal to 10 percent of the allowable harvest above 800,000 
fish, plus 280,000 fish. The remainder of the allowable ocean harvest 
will be allocated to the troll fishery.

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                                                                       Commercial              Recreational
                                                               -------------------------------------------------
          Allowable ocean harvest (thousands of fish)              Number                   Number
                                                                (thousands)  Percentage  (thousands)  Percentage
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2,700.........................................................       2,230        82.6          470        17.4
2,600.........................................................       2,140        82.3          460        17.7
2,500.........................................................       2,050        82.0          450        18.0
2,400.........................................................       1,960        81.7          440        18.3
2,300.........................................................       1,870        81.3          430        18.7
2,200.........................................................       1,780        80.9          420        19.1
2,100.........................................................       1,690        80.5          410        19.5
2,000.........................................................       1,600        80.0          400        20.0
1,900.........................................................       1,510        79.5          390        20.5
1,800.........................................................       1,420        78.9          380        21.1
1,700.........................................................       1,330        78.2          370        21.8
1,600.........................................................       1,240        77.5          360        22.5
1,500.........................................................       1,150        76.7          350        23.3
1,400.........................................................       1,060        75.7          340        24.3
1,300.........................................................         970        74.6          330        25.4
1,200.........................................................         880        73.3          320        26.7
1,100.........................................................         790        71.8          310        28.2
1,000.........................................................         700        70.0          300        30.0
900...........................................................         610        67.8          290        32.2
800...........................................................         520        65.0          280        35.0
700...........................................................         434        62.0          266        38.0
600...........................................................         348        58.0          252        42.0
500...........................................................         262        52.4          238        47.6
400...........................................................         176        44.0          224        56.0
350...........................................................         133        38.0          217        62.0
300...........................................................         100        33.3          200        66.7
200...........................................................      \1\ 33    \1\ 16.5      \1\ 167    \1\ 83.5
100...........................................................       (\1\)       (\1\)        (\1\)       (\1\)
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\1\ An incidental coho allowance associated with any commercial all-salmon-except-coho fishery will be deducted
  from the recreational share of coho during periods of low coho abundance when the commercial allocation of
  coho under the schedule would be insufficient to allow for incidental hooking mortality of coho in the
  commercial all-salmon-except-coho fishery.

    (ii) Geographic distribution. Allowable harvest south of Cape Falcon 
may be divided and portions assigned to subareas based on considerations 
including, but not limited to, controlling ocean harvest impacts on 
depressed, viable natural stocks within acceptable maximum allowable 
levels; stock abundance; allocation considerations; stock specific 
impacts; relative abundance of the salmon species in the fishery; 
escapement goals; and maximizing harvest potential.
    (iii) Recreational allocation at 167,000 fish or less. When the 
recreational allocation is at 167,000 fish or less, the total 
recreational allowable ocean harvest of coho will be divided between two 
major subareas with independent impact quotas. The initial allocation 
will be 70 percent from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mountain and 30 percent 
south of Humbug Mountain. Coho transfers between the two impact quotas 
may be permitted on a one-for-one basis, if chinook constraints preclude 
access to coho. Horse Mountain to Point Arena will be managed for an

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impact guideline of 3 percent of the south of Cape Falcon recreational 
allocation. The recreational coho fishery between Humbug Mountain and 
Point Arena may be closed when it is projected that the harvest impact 
between Humbug Mountain and Point Arena, combined with the projected 
harvest impact that will be taken south of Point Arena to the end of the 
season, equals the impact quota for south of Humbug Mountain. The 
recreational fishery for coho salmon south of Point Arena will not close 
upon attainment of the south of Humbug Mountain impact quota.
    (iv) Oregon coastal natural coho. At Oregon coastal natural coho 
spawning escapements of 28 or fewer adults per mile, the allocation 
provisions of paragraph (c)(2)(i) of this section do not apply. 
Fisheries will be established that will provide only the minimum 
incidental harvest of Oregon coastal natural coho necessary to prosecute 
other fisheries, and that under no circumstances will cause irreparable 
harm to the Oregon coastal natural coho stock.

    Editorial Note: At 64 FR 26328, May 14, 1999, the following 
paragraph (c)(2)(iv) was revised, effective June 14, 1999, however, the 
effectiveness of Sec. 660.408 has never been established since approval 
of the information collection requirements has not been published in the 
Federal Register.
    (iv) Oregon coastal natural coho. The allocation provisions in 
paragraph (c)(2) of this section provide guidance only when coho 
abundance permits a directed coho harvest, not when the allowable 
harvest impacts are insufficient to allow coho retention south of Cape 
Falcon. At such low levels, allowable harvest impacts will be allocated 
during the Council's preseason process.
    (v) Inseason reallocation. No later than August 15 each year, the 
Salmon Technical Team will estimate the number of coho salmon needed to 
complete the recreational seasons. Any coho salmon allocated to the 
recreational fishery that are not needed to complete the recreational 
seasons will be reallocated to the commercial fishery. Once reallocation 
has taken place, the remaining recreational quota will change to a 
harvest guideline. If the harvest guideline for the recreational fishery 
is projected to be reached on or before Labor Day, the Regional Director 
may allow the recreational fishery to continue through the Labor Day 
weekend only if there is no significant danger of impacting the 
allocation of another fishery or of failing to meet an escapement goal.
    (d) Management boundaries and zones. Management boundaries and zones 
will be established or adjusted to achieve a conservation purpose. A 
conservation purpose protects a fish stock, simplifies management of a 
fishery, or promotes wise use of fishery resources by, for example, 
separating fish stocks, facilitating enforcement, separating conflicting 
fishing activities, or facilitating harvest opportunities. Management 
boundaries and zones will be described by geographical references, 
coordinates (latitude and longitude), LORAN readings, depth contours, 
distance from shore, or similar criteria.
    (e) Minimum harvest lengths. The minimum harvest lengths for 
commercial, recreational, and treaty Indian fishing may be changed upon 
demonstration that a useful purpose will be served. For example, an 
increase in minimum size for commercially caught salmon may be necessary 
for conservation or may provide a greater poundage and monetary yield 
from the fishery while not substantially increasing hooking mortality. 
The removal of a minimum size for the recreational fishery may prevent 
wastage of fish and outweigh the detrimental impacts of harvesting 
immature fish.
    (f) Recreational daily bag limits. Recreational daily bag limits for 
each fishing area will be set equal to one, two, or three salmon of some 
combination of species. The recreational daily bag limits for each 
fishing area will be set to maximize the length of the fishing season 
consistent with the allowable level of harvest in the area.
    (g) Fishing gear restrictions. Gear restrictions for commercial, 
recreational, and treaty Indian fishing may be established or modified 
upon demonstration that a useful purpose will be served. For example, 
gear restrictions may be imposed or modified to facilitate enforcement, 
reduce hooking mortality, or reduce gear expenses for fishermen.

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    (h) Seasons--(1) In general. Seasons for commercial and recreational 
fishing will be established or modified taking into account allowable 
ocean harvest levels and quotas, allocations between the commercial and 
recreational fisheries, and the estimated amount of effort required to 
catch the available fish based on past seasons.
    (2) Commercial seasons. Commercial seasons will be established or 
modified taking into account wastage of fish that cannot legally be 
retained, size and poundage of fish caught, effort shifts between 
fishing areas, and protection of depressed stocks present in the fishing 
areas. All-species seasons will be established to allow the maximum 
allowable harvest of pink and sockeye salmon without exceeding allowable 
chinook or coho harvest levels and within conservation and allocation 
constraints of the pink and sockeye stocks.
    (3) Recreational seasons. If feasible, recreational seasons will be 
established or modified to encompass Memorial Day and Labor Day 
weekends, and to avoid the need for inseason closures.
    (i) Quotas (by species, including fish caught 0-3 nm seaward of 
Washington, Oregon, and California). Quotas for commercial, 
recreational, and treaty Indian fishing may be established or modified 
to ensure that allowable ocean harvests are not exceeded. Quotas may be 
fixed or adjustable and used in conjunction with seasons. Any quota 
established does not represent a guaranteed ocean harvest, but a maximum 
ceiling on catch.
    (j) Selective fisheries. In addition to the all-species seasons and 
the all-species-except-coho seasons established for the commercial and 
recreational fisheries, selective coho-only, chinook-only, or pink-only 
fisheries may be established if harvestable fish of the target species 
are available; harvest of incidental species will not exceed allowable 
levels; proven, documented selective gear exists; significant wastage of 
incidental species will not occur; and the selective fishery will occur 
in an acceptable time and area where wastage can be minimized and target 
stocks are primarily available.
    (k) Treaty Indian fishing. (1) NMFS will establish or modify treaty 
Indian fishing seasons and/or fixed or adjustable quotas, size limits, 
gear restrictions, and/or area restrictions taking into account 
recommendations of the Council, proposals from affected tribes, and 
relevant Federal court proceedings.
    (2) The combined treaty Indian fishing seasons will not be longer 
than necessary to harvest the allowable treaty Indian catch, which is 
the total treaty harvest that would occur if the tribes chose to take 
their total entitlement of the weakest stock in the fishery management 
area, assuming this level of harvest did not create conservation or 
allocation problems on other stocks.
    (3) Any fixed or adjustable quotas established will be consistent 
with established treaty rights and will not exceed the harvest that 
would occur if the entire treaty entitlement to the weakest run were 
taken by treaty Indian fisheries in the fishery management area.
    (4) If adjustable quotas are established for treaty Indian fishing, 
they may be subject to inseason adjustment because of unanticipated coho 
hooking mortality occurring during the season, catches in treaty Indian 
fisheries inconsistent with those unanticipated under Federal 
regulations, or a need to redistribute quotas to ensure attainment of an 
overall quota.
    (l) Yurok and Hoopa Valley tribal fishing rights. For purposes of 
section 303 of the Magnuson Act, the federally reserved fishing rights 
of the Yurok and Hoopa Valley Indian Tribes as set out in a legal 
opinion \2\ dated October 4, 1993, by the Office of the Solicitor, 
Department of the Interior, are applicable law. Under section 303 of the 
Magnuson Act, allowable ocean harvest must be consistent with all 
applicable laws.
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    \2\ Copies of the Solicitor's Opinion are available from the 
Director, Southwest Region, NMFS.
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    (m) Inseason notice procedures. Telephone hotlines and USCG 
broadcasts will provide actual notice of inseason actions for 
commercial, recreational, and treaty Indian fishing.
    (n) Reporting requirements. Reporting requirements for commercial 
fishing may be imposed to ensure timely and

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accurate assessment of catches in regulatory areas subject to quota 
management. Such reports are subject to the limitations described 
herein. Persons engaged in commercial fishing in a regulatory area 
subject to quota management and landing their catch in another 
regulatory area open to fishing may be required to transmit a brief 
radio report prior to leaving the first regulatory area. The regulatory 
areas subject to these reporting requirements, the contents of the radio 
reports, and the entities receiving the reports will be specified 
annually.

[61 FR 34601, July 2, 1996, as amended at 64 FR 26328, May 14, 1999; 66 
FR 29241, May 30, 2001]

    Effective Date Note: At 61 FR 34601, July 2, 1996, Sec. 660.408 was 
added. This section contains information collection and recordkeeping 
requirements and will not become effective until approval has been given 
by the Office of Management and Budget.



Sec. 660.409  Inseason actions.

    (a) Fixed inseason management provisions. NMFS is authorized to take 
the following inseason management actions annually, as appropriate.
    (1) Automatic season closures based on quotas. When a quota for the 
commercial or the recreational fishery, or both, for any salmon species 
in any portion of the fishery management area is projected by the 
Regional Administrator to be reached on or by a certain date, NMFS will, 
by an inseason action issued under Sec. 660.411, close the commercial 
or recreational fishery, or both, for all salmon species in the portion 
of the fishery management area to which the quota applies as of the date 
the quota is projected to be reached.
    (2) Rescission of automatic closure. If a fishery is closed under a 
quota before the end of a scheduled season based on overestimate of 
actual catch, NMFS will reopen that fishery in as timely a manner as 
possible for all or part of the remaining original season provided NMFS 
finds that a reopening of the fishery is consistent with the management 
objectives for the affected species and the additional open period is no 
less than 24 hours. The season will be reopened by an inseason action 
issued under Sec. 660.411.
    (3) Adjustment for error in preseason estimates. NMFS may, by an 
inseason action issued under Sec. 660.411, make appropriate changes in 
relevant seasons or quotas if a significant computational error or 
errors made in calculating preseason estimates of salmon abundance are 
identified, provided that such correction can be made in a timely manner 
to affect the involved fishery without disrupting the capacity to meet 
the objectives of the fishery management plan.
    (b) Flexible inseason management provisions. (1) The Regional 
Administrator will consult with the Chairman of the Council and the 
appropriate State Directors prior to taking any of the following 
flexible inseason management provisions, which include, but are not 
limited to, the following:
    (i) Modification of quotas and/or fishing seasons.
    (ii) Modification of the species that may be caught and landed 
during specific seasons and the establishment or modification of limited 
retention regulations.
    (iii) Modification of recreational bag limits and recreational 
fishing days per calendar week.
    (iv) Establishment or modification of gear restrictions.
    (v) Modification of boundaries, including landing boundaries, and 
establishment of closed areas.
    (2) Fishery managers must determine that any inseason adjustment in 
management measures is consistent with fishery regimes established by 
the U.S.-Canada Pacific Salmon Commission, ocean escapement goals, 
conservation of the salmon resource, any adjudicated Indian fishing 
rights, and the ocean allocation scheme in the fishery management plan. 
All inseason adjustments will be based on consideration of the following 
factors:
    (i) Predicted sizes of salmon runs.
    (ii) Harvest quotas and hooking mortality limits for the area and 
total allowable impact limitations, if applicable.
    (iii) Amount of commercial, recreational, and treaty Indian catch 
for each species in the area to date.
    (iv) Amount of commercial, recreational, and treaty Indian fishing 
effort in the area to date.

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    (v) Estimated average daily catch per fisherman.
    (vi) Predicted fishing effort for the area to the end of the 
scheduled season.
    (vii) Other factors, as appropriate.



Sec. 660.410  Conservation objectives.

    (a) The conservation objectives are summarized in Table 3-1 of the 
Pacific Coast Salmon Plan.
    (b) Modification of escapement goals. NMFS is authorized, through an 
action issued under Sec. 660.411, to modify an escapement goal if--
    (1) A comprehensive technical review of the best scientific 
information available provides conclusive evidence that, in the view of 
the Council, the Scientific and Statistical Committee, and the Salmon 
Technical Team, justifies modification of a conservation objective; 
except that the 35,000 natural spawner floor for Klamath River fall 
chinook may be changed only by amendment.
    (2) For Oregon coastal chinook, specific goals are developed within 
the overall goal for north coast and south coast stocks; or
    (3) Action by a Federal court indicates that modification of an 
escapement goal is appropriate.
    (c) The annual management measures will be consistent with NMFS 
jeopardy standards or NMFS recovery plans for species listed under the 
Endangered Species Act.

[61 FR 34572, July 2, 1996, as amended at 62 FR 35451, July 1, 1997; 66 
FR 29241, May 30, 2001]



Sec. 660.411  Notification and publication procedures.

    (a) Notification and effective dates. (1) Annual and certain other 
actions taken under Sec. Sec. 660.408 and 660.410 will be implemented 
by an action published in the Federal Register, and will be effective 
upon filing, unless a later time is specified in the action.
    (2) Inseason actions taken under Sec. 660.409 will be by actual 
notice available from telephone hotlines and USCG broadcasts, as 
specified annually. Inseason actions will also be published in the 
Federal Register as soon as practicable. Inseason actions will be 
effective from the time specified in the actual notice of the action 
(telephone hotlines and USCG broadcasts), or at the time the inseason 
action published in the Federal Register is effective, whichever comes 
first.
    (3) Any action issued under this section will remain in effect until 
the expiration date stated in the action or until rescinded, modified, 
or superseded. However, no inseason action has any effect beyond the end 
of the calendar year in which it is issued.
    (b) Public comment. If time allows, NMFS will invite public comment 
prior to the effective date of any action published in the Federal 
Register. If NMFS determines, for good cause, that an action must be 
filed without affording a prior opportunity for public comment, public 
comments on the action will be received by NMFS for a period of 15 days 
after filing of the action with the Office of the Federal Register.
    (c) Availability of data. The Regional Administrator will compile in 
aggregate form all data and other information relevant to the action 
being taken and will make them available for public review during normal 
office hours at the Northwest Region, NMFS. For actions affecting 
fisheries occurring primarily or exclusively in the fishery management 
area seaward of California, information relevant to the action also will 
be made available for public review during normal office hours at the 
Southwest Region, NMFS.



                  Subpart I_Coastal Pelagics Fisheries

    Source: 64 FR 69893, Dec. 15, 1999, unless otherwise noted.



Sec. 660.501  Purpose and scope.

    This subpart implements the Fishery Management Plan for Coastal 
Pelagic Species (FMP). These regulations govern commercial fishing for 
CPS in the EEZ off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California.



Sec. 660.502  Definitions.

    In addition to the definitions in the Magnuson-Stevens Act and in 
Sec. 600.10 of this chapter, the terms used in this subpart have the 
following meanings:
    Actively managed species (AMS) means those CPS for which the 
Secretary has determined that harvest guidelines or

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quotas are needed by Federal management according to the provisions of 
the FMP.
     Advisory Subpanel (AP) means the Coastal Pelagic Species Advisory 
Subpanel that comprises members of the fishing industry and public 
appointed by the Council to review proposed actions for managing the 
coastal pelagic fisheries.
    Biomass means the estimated amount, by weight, of a coastal pelagic 
species population. The term biomass means total biomass (age 1 and 
above) unless stated otherwise.
     Coastal pelagic species (CPS) means northern anchovy (Engraulis 
mordax), Pacific mackerel (Scomber japonicus), Pacific sardine 
(Sardinops sagax), jack mackerel (Trachurus symmetricus), and market 
squid (Loligo opelescens).
     Coastal Pelagic Species Management Team (CPSMT) means the 
individuals appointed by the Council to review, analyze, and develop 
management measures for the CPS fishery.
    Comparable capacity means gross tonnage plus 10 percent of the 
vessel's calculated gross tonnage.
    Council means the Pacific Fishery Management Council, including its 
CPSMT, AP, Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC), and any other 
committee established by the Council.
    Finfish means northern anchovy, Pacific mackerel, Pacific sardine, 
and jack mackerel.
     Fishery Management Area means the EEZ off the coasts of Washington, 
Oregon, and California between 3 and 200 nautical miles offshore, 
bounded in the north by the Provisional International Boundary between 
the United States and Canada, and bounded in the south by the 
International Boundary between the United States and Mexico.
     Fishing trip means a period of time between landings when fishing 
is conducted.
    Gross tonnage (GT) means gross tonnage as determined by the formula 
in 46 CFR 69.209(a) for a vessel not designed for sailing 
(.67xlengthxbreadthxdepth/100). A vessel's length, breadth, and depth 
are those specified on the vessel's certificate of documentation issued 
by the U.S. Coast Guard or State.
     Harvest guideline means a specified numerical harvest objective 
that is not a quota. Attainment of a harvest guideline does not require 
complete closure of a fishery.
    Harvesting vessel means a vessel involved in the attempt or actual 
catching, taking or harvesting of fish, or any activity that can 
reasonably be expected to result in the catching, taking or harvesting 
of fish.
    Initial harvest guideline means a specified numerical harvest 
objective set at the beginning of the fishing season.
    Land or Landing means to begin transfer of fish from a fishing 
vessel. Once transfer begins, all fish onboard the vessel are counted as 
part of the landing.
     Limited entry fishery means the commercial fishery consisting of 
vessels fishing for CPS in the CPS Management Zone under limited entry 
permits issued under Sec. 660.512.
     Live bait fishery means fishing for CPS for use as live bait in 
other fisheries.
    Monitored species (MS) means those CPS the Secretary has determined 
not to need management by harvest guidelines or quotas according to the 
provisions of the FMP.
    Nonreduction fishery means fishing for CPS for use as dead bait or 
for processing for direct human consumption.
    Owner, means a person who is identified as the current owner in the 
Certificate of Documentation (CG-1270) issued by the U.S. Coast Guard 
for a documented vessel, or in a registration certificate issued by a 
state or the U.S. Coast Guard for an undocumented vessel.
    Person, means any individual, corporation, partnership, association 
or other entity (whether or not organized or existing under the laws of 
any state), and any Federal, state, or local government, or any entity 
of any such government that is eligible to own a documented vessel under 
the terms of 46 U.S.C. 12102(a).
    Processing or to process means preparing or packaging coastal 
pelagic species to render the fish suitable for human consumption, pet 
food, industrial uses or long-term storage, including, but not limited 
to, cooking, canning, smoking, salting, drying,

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filleting, freezing, or rendering into meal or oil, but does not mean 
heading and gutting unless there is additional preparation.
    Prohibited Species means all species of trout and salmon 
(Salmonidae) and Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis).
     Quota means a specified numerical harvest objective for a single 
species of CPS, the attainment (or expected attainment) of which causes 
the complete closure of the fishery for that species.
    Reduction fishery means fishing for CPS for the purposes of 
conversion into fish flour, fish meal, fish scrap, fertilizer, fish oil, 
other fishery products, or byproducts for purposes other than direct 
human consumption.
     Regional Administrator means the Regional Administrator, Southwest 
Region, NMFS, 501 W. Ocean Boulevard, Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802-
4213, or a designee.
    Reserve means a portion of the harvest guideline or quota set aside 
at the beginning of the year for specific purposes, such as for 
individual harvesting groups to ensure equitable distribution of the 
resource or to allow for uncertainties in preseason estimates of DAP and 
JVP.
    Sustainable Fisheries Division (SFD) means the Assistant Regional 
Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Southwest Region, NMFS, or a 
designee.
    Totally lost means that the vessel being replaced no longer exists 
in specie, or is absolutely and irretrievably sunk or otherwise beyond 
the possible control of the owner, or the costs of repair (including 
recovery) would exceed the repaired value of the vessel.
     Trip limit means the total allowable amount of a CPS species by 
weight or by percentage of weight of fish on board the vessel that may 
be taken and retained, possessed, or landed from a single fishing trip 
by a vessel that harvests CPS.

[64 FR 69893, Dec. 15, 1999, as amended at 68 FR 3822, Jan. 27, 2003; 71 
FR 37001, June 29, 2006]



Sec. 660.503  Management subareas.

    The fishery management area is divided into subareas for the 
regulation of fishing for CPS, with the following designations and 
boundaries:
    (a) CPS Limited Entry Zone means the EEZ between:
    (1) Northern boundary--at 39[deg]00[min]00[sec] N. lat. off 
California; and
    (2) Southern boundary--the United States-Mexico International 
Boundary, which is a line connecting the following coordinates:
    32[deg]35[min]22[sec] N. lat., 117[deg]27[min]49[sec] W. long.
    32[deg]37[min]37[sec] N. lat., 117[deg]49[min]31[sec] W. long.
    31[deg]07[min]58[sec] N. lat., 118[deg]36[min]18[sec] W. long.
    30[deg]32[min]31[sec] N. lat., 121[deg]51[min]58[sec] W. long.
    (b) Subarea A means the EEZ between:
    (1) Northern boundary--the United States-Canada Provisional 
International Boundary, which is a line connecting the following 
coordinates:
    48[deg]29[min]37.19[sec] N. lat. 124[deg]43[min]33.19[sec] W. long.
    48[deg]30[min]11[sec] N. lat. 124[deg]47[min]13[sec] W. long.
    48[deg]30[min]22[sec] N. lat. 124[deg]50[min]21[sec] W. long.
    48[deg]30[min]14[sec] N. lat. 124[deg]54[min]52[sec] W. long.
    48[deg]29[min]57[sec] N. lat. 124[deg]59[min]14[sec] W. long.
    48[deg]29[min]44[sec] N. lat. 125[deg]00[min]06[sec] W. long.
    48[deg]28[min]09[sec] N. lat. 125[deg]05[min]47[sec] W. long.
    48[deg]27[min]10[sec] N. lat. 125[deg]08[min]25[sec] W. long.
    48[deg]26[min]47[sec] N. lat 125[deg]09[min]12[sec] W. long.
    48[deg]20[min]16[sec] N. lat. 125[deg]22[min]48[sec] W. long.
    48[deg]18[min]22[sec] N. lat. 125[deg]29[min]58[sec] W. long.
    48[deg]11[min]05[sec] N. lat. 125[deg]53[min]48[sec] W. long.
    47[deg]49[min]15[sec] N. lat. 126[deg]40[min]57[sec] W. long.
    47[deg]36[min]47[sec] N. lat. 127[deg]11[min]58[sec] W. long.
    47[deg]22[min]00[sec] N. lat. 127[deg]41[min]23[sec] W. long.
    46[deg]42[min]05[sec] N. lat. 128[deg]51[min]56[sec] W. long.
    46[deg]31[min]47[sec] N. lat. 129[deg]07[min]39[sec] W. long.; and
    (2) Southern boundary--at 39[deg]00[min]00[sec] N. lat. (Pt. Arena).
    (c) Subarea B means the EEZ between:
    (1) Northern boundary--at 39[deg]00[min]00[sec] N. lat. (Pt. Arena); 
and
    (2) Southern boundary--the United States-Mexico International 
Boundary described in paragraph (a)(2) of this section.

[64 FR 69893, Dec. 15, 1999, as amended at 68 FR 52527, Sept. 4, 2003]



Sec. 660.504  Vessel identification.

    (a) Official number. Each fishing vessel subject to this subpart 
must display its official number on the port and starboard sides of the 
deckhouse or hull, and on an appropriate weather deck so as to be 
visible from enforcement vessels and aircraft.

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    (b) Numerals. The official number must be affixed to each vessel 
subject to this subpart in block Arabic numerals at least 14 inches 
(35.56 cm) in height. Markings must be legible and of a color that 
contrasts with the background.



Sec. 660.505  Prohibitions.

    In addition to the general prohibitions specified in Sec. 600.725 
of this chapter, it is unlawful for any person to do any of the 
following:
    (a) In the CPS Limited Entry Zone, take and retain, possess or land 
more than 5 mt of CPS finfish, other than live bait, on a harvesting 
vessel without a limited entry permit.
    (b) In the CPS Limited Entry Zone, take and retain, possess or land 
more than 125 mt of CPS finfish on a harvesting vessel.
    (c) Sell CPS without an applicable commercial state fishery license.
    (d) Fish in the reduction fishery for CPS in any closed area 
specified in Sec. 660.507.
    (e) Fish in the reduction fishery for northern anchovy using gear 
not authorized under Sec. 660.506.
    (f) When fishing for CPS, fail to return a prohibited species to the 
sea immediately with a minimum of injury.
    (g) Falsify or fail to affix and maintain vessel markings as 
required by Sec. 660.504.
    (h) Fish for CPS in violation of any terms or conditions attached to 
an exempted fishing permit issued under Sec. 600.745 of this chapter.
    (i) When a directed fishery has been closed, take and retain, 
possess, or land more than the incidental trip limit announced in the 
Federal Register.
    (j) Refuse to submit fishing gear or fish subject to such person's 
control to inspection by an authorized officer, or to interfere with or 
prevent, by any means, such an inspection.
    (k) Falsify or fail to make and/or file any and all reports of 
fishing, landing, or any other activity involving CPS, containing all 
data, and in the exact manner, required by the applicable State law, as 
specified in Sec. 660.3.
    (l) Fail to carry aboard a vessel that vessel's limited entry permit 
issued under Sec. 660.512 or exempted fishing permit issued under Sec. 
660.516.
    (m) Make a false statement on an application for issuing, renewing, 
transferring, or replacing a limited entry permit for the CPS fishery.



Sec. 660.506  Gear restrictions.

    The only fishing gear authorized for use in the reduction fishery 
for northern anchovy off California are round haul nets that have a 
minimum wet-stretch mesh size of 10/16 of an inch (1.59 cm) excluding 
the bag portion of a purse seine. The bag portion must be constructed as 
a single unit and must not exceed a rectangular area, adjacent to 20 
percent of the total corkline of the purse seine. Minimum mesh size 
requirements are met if a stainless steel wedge can be passed with only 
thumb pressure through 16 of 20 sets of 2 meshes each of wet mesh. The 
wedges used to measure trawl mesh size are made of 20 gauge stainless 
steel and will be no wider than 10/16 of an inch (1.59 cm) less one 
thickness of the metal at the widest part.



Sec. 660.507  Closed areas to reduction fishing.

    The following areas are closed to reduction fishing:
    (a) Farallon Islands closure (see Figure 1 to this subpart). The 
portion of Subarea A bounded by--
    (1) A straight line joining Pigeon Point Light (37[deg]10.9[min] N. 
lat., 122[deg]23.6[min] W. long.) and the U.S. navigation light on 
Southeast Farallon Island (37[deg]42.0[min] N. lat., 123[deg]00.1[min] 
W. long.); and
    (2) A straight line joining the U.S. navigation light on Southeast 
Farallon Island (37[deg]42.0[min] N. lat., 123[deg]00.1[min] W. long.) 
and the U.S. navigation light on Point Reyes (37[deg]59.7[min] N. lat., 
123[deg]01.3[min] W. long.).
    (b) Subarea B closures. Those portions of Subarea B described as--
    (1) Oxnard closure (see Figure 1 to this subpart). The area that 
extends offshore 4 miles from the mainland shore between lines running 
250[deg] true from the steam plant stack at Manadalay Beach 
(34[deg]12.4[min] N. lat., 119[deg]15.0[min] W. long.) and 220[deg] true 
from the steam plant stack at Ormond Beach (34[deg]07.8[min] N. lat., 
119[deg]10.0[min] W. long.).
    (2) Santa Monica Bay closure (see Figure 1 to this subpart). Santa 
Monica Bay shoreward of that line from Malibu Point (34[deg]01.8[min] N. 
lat., 188[deg]40.8[min] W. long.)

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to Rocky Point (Palos Verdes Point) (33[deg]46.5[min] N. lat., 
118[deg]25.7[min] W. long.).
    (3) Los Angeles Harbor closure (see Figure 1 to this subpart). The 
area outside Los Angeles Harbor described by a line extending 6 miles 
180[deg] true from Point Fermin (33[deg]42.3[min] N. lat., 
118[deg]17.6[min] W. long.) and then to a point located 3 miles offshore 
on a line 225[deg] true from Huntington Beach Pier (33[deg]39.2[min] N. 
lat., 118[deg]00.3[min] W. long.).
    (4) Oceanside to San Diego closure (see Figure 1 to this subpart). 
The area 6 miles from the mainland shore south of a line running 
225[deg] true from the tip of the outer breakwater (33[deg]12.4[min] N. 
lat., 117[deg]24.1[min] W. long.) of Oceanside Harbor to the United 
States-Mexico International Boundary.



Sec. 660.508  Annual specifications.

    (a) The Regional Administrator will determine the harvest guidelines 
or quotas for all AMS from the estimated biomass and the formulas in the 
FMP.
    (b) Harvest guidelines or quotas, including any apportionment 
between the directed fishery and set-aside for incidental harvest, will 
be published in the Federal Register before the beginning of the 
relevant fishing season.
    (c) The announcement of each harvest guideline or quota will contain 
the following information:
    (1) A summary of the status of AMS and MS;
    (2) The estimated biomass on which the harvest guideline or quota 
was determined;
    (3) The portion, if appropriate, of the harvest guideline or quota 
set aside to allow for incidental harvests after closure of the directed 
fishery;
    (4) The estimated level of the incidental trip limit that will be 
allowed after the directed fishery is closed; and
    (5) The allocation, if appropriate, between Subarea A and Subarea B.
    (d) Harvest guidelines and quotas will receive a public review 
according to the following procedure:
    (1) A meeting will be held between the Council's CPSMT and AP, where 
the estimated biomass and the harvest guideline or quota will be 
reviewed and public comments received. This meeting will be announced in 
the Federal Register before the date of the meeting, if possible.
    (2) All materials relating to the biomass and harvest guideline or 
quota will be forwarded to the Council and its Scientific and 
Statistical Committee and will be available to the public from the 
Regional Administrator.
    (3) At a regular meeting of the Council, the Council will review the 
estimated biomass and harvest guideline or quota and offer time for 
public comment. If the Council requests a revision, justification must 
be provided.
    (4) The Regional Administrator will review the Council's 
recommendations, justification, and public comments and base his or her 
final decision on the requirements of the FMP.



Sec. 660.509  Closure of directed fishery.

    (a) When the annual harvest guideline for either Pacific sardine or 
Pacific mackerel is reached, the directed fishery for Pacific sardine or 
Pacific mackerel shall be closed until the beginning of the next fishing 
season as stated in Sec. 660.510 (a) and (b). The Regional 
Administrator shall announce in the Federal Register the date of closure 
of the directed fishery for Pacific sardine or Pacific mackerel. Upon 
such closure, Pacific mackerel may be harvested incidental to the 
directed fishery for Pacific sardine to the extent permitted by the 
annual harvest guideline. The Regional Administrator shall announce in 
the Federal Register the amount of the incidental trip limit, if any, 
that was recommended by the Council and approved by NMFS.
    (b) When the allocation and reallocation levels for Pacific sardine 
in Sec. 660.511 (f)-(h) are reached, the Pacific sardine fishery shall 
be closed until either it re-opens per the allocation scheme in Sec. 
660.511 (g) and (h) or the beginning of the next fishing season as 
stated in Sec. 660.510 (a). The Regional Administrator shall announce 
in the Federal Register the date of the closure of the directed fishery 
for Pacific sardine.

[71 FR 37001, June 29, 2006]



Sec. 660.511  Catch restrictions.

    (a) All CPS harvested shoreward of the outer boundary of the EEZ (0-
200 nautical miles off shore) will be counted toward the catch 
limitations specified in this section.

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    (b) The trip limit for harvesting vessels fishing in the CPS Limited 
Entry Zone for CPS other than live bait without a limited entry permit 
is 5 mt tons of all CPS finfish combined.
    (c)The trip limit for vessels with a limited entry permit on a 
fishing trip in which the vessel fishes or lands fish in the Limited 
Entry Zone is 125 mt of all CPS finfish combined.
    (d) After the directed fishery for a CPS is closed under Sec. 
660.509, no person may take and retain, possess or land more of that 
species than the incidental trip limit set by the Regional 
Administrator.
    (e) While fishing for CPS, all species of trout and salmon 
(Salmonidae) and Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) are 
prohibited species and must be released immediately with a minimum of 
injury.
    (f) On January 1, 35 percent of the initial harvest guideline for 
Pacific sardine is allocated coastwide within the fishery management 
area.
    (g) On July 1, 40 percent of the initial harvest guideline for 
Pacific sardine plus the remaining unharvested portion of the January 1 
allocation in (f) is allocated coastwide within the fishery management 
area.
    (h) On September 15, 25 percent of the initial harvest guideline for 
Pacific sardine plus the remaining unharvested portion of the July 1 
allocation is allocated coastwide within the fishery management area.

[64 FR 69893, Dec. 15, 1999, as amended at 68 FR 52527, Sept. 4, 2003; 
71 FR 37001, June 29, 2006]



Sec. 660.512  Limited entry fishery.

    (a) General. (1) This section applies to fishing for or landing CPS 
finfish in the limited entry fishery in the Limited Entry Zone.
    (2) Effective January 1, 2000, the owner of a vessel with more than 
5 mt of CPS finfish on board in the CPS Limited Entry Zone, other than 
live bait, must have a limited entry permit registered for use with that 
vessel.
    (3) Only a person eligible to own a documented vessel under the 
terms of 46 U.S.C. 12102(a) qualifies to be issued or may hold, by 
ownership or otherwise, a limited entry permit.
    (b) Initial qualification. (1) A limited entry permit for a vessel 
will be issued only if that vessel landed 100 mt of CPS finfish from 
January 1, 1993, through November 5, 1997.
    (2) A limited entry permit will be issued only to the current owner 
of the vessel, unless:
    (i) The previous owner of a vessel qualifying for a permit, by the 
express terms of a written contract, reserved the right to the limited 
entry permit, in which case the limited entry permit will be issued to 
the previous owner based on the catch history of the qualifying vessel, 
or
    (ii) A vessel that would have qualified for a limited entry permit 
was totally lost prior to issuance of a limited entry permit. In this 
case, the owner of the vessel at the time it was lost retains the right 
to a permit for a replacement vessel, unless the owner conveyed the 
right to another person by the express terms of a written contract. The 
lost vessel must be replaced within 2 years of the date that the 
qualifying vessel was lost, and the replaced vessel must be of equal or 
less net tonnage.
    (c) Documentation and burden of proof. A vessel owner (or person 
holding limited entry rights under the express terms of a written 
contract as specified in paragraph (a)(2)) of this section applying for 
issuance, renewal, transfer, or registration of a limited entry permit 
must prove that the qualification requirements are met by submitting the 
following documentation:
    (1) A certified copy of the vessel's documentation as a fishing 
vessel of the United States (U.S. Coast Guard or state) is the best 
evidence of vessel ownership;
    (2) A certified copy of a state fish landing receipt is the best 
evidence of a landing of a vessel;
    (3) A copy of a written contract reserving or conveying limited 
entry rights is the best evidence of reserved or acquired rights; and
    (4) Other relevant, credible evidence that the applicant may wish to 
submit or that the SFD may request or require.
    (d) Fees. The Regional Administrator may charge fees to cover 
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entry permits, as well as renewing, transferring, and replacing permits. 
The amount of the fee is calculated in accordance with the procedures of 
the NOAA Finance Handbook for determining the administrative costs of 
each special product or service. The fee may not exceed such costs and 
is specified with each application form. The appropriate fee must 
accompany each application.
    (e) Initial decisions. (1) The SFD will make initial decisions 
regarding issuing, renewing, transferring, and registering limited entry 
permits.
    (2) Adverse decisions shall be in writing and shall state the 
reasons for the adverse decision.
    (3) The SFD may decline to act on an application for issuing, 
renewing, transferring, or registering a limited entry permit and will 
notify the applicant, if the permit sanction provisions of the Magnuson-
Stevens Act at 16 U.S.C. 1858(a) and implementing regulations at 15 CFR 
part 904, subpart D, apply.
    (f) Initial issuance. (1) The SFD will issue limited entry permits.
    (2) In order to receive a final decision on a limited entry permit 
application before January 1, 2000, an applicant must submit the 
application to the SFD on or before February 14, 2000.
    (3) A separate, complete, and accurate application form, accompanied 
by any required supporting documentation and the appropriate fee, must 
be submitted for each vessel for which a limited entry permit is sought.
    (4) Upon receipt of an incomplete or improperly executed 
application, the SFD will notify the applicant of the deficiency. If the 
applicant fails to correct the deficiency within 30 days following the 
date of notification, the application will be considered void.
    (5) The SFD may request further documentation before acting on an 
application.
    (6) The SFD will not accept applications for a limited entry permit 
after July 1, 2000.
    (g) Appeals. (1) Any applicant for an initial permit may appeal the 
initial issuance decision to the Regional Administrator. To be 
considered by the Regional Administrator, such appeal must be in writing 
and state the reasons for the appeal, and must be submitted within 30 
days of the action by the Regional Administrator. The appellant may 
request an informal hearing on the appeal.
    (2) Upon receipt of an appeal authorized by this section, the 
Regional Administrator will notify the permit applicant, or permit 
holder as appropriate, and will request such additional information and 
in such form as will allow action upon the appeal.
    (3) Upon receipt of sufficient information, the Regional 
Administrator will decide the appeal in accordance with the permit 
eligibility criteria set forth in this section and in the FMP, as 
appropriate, based upon information relative to the application on file 
at NMFS and the Council and any additional information submitted to or 
obtained by the Regional Administrator, the summary record kept of any 
hearing and the hearing officer's recommended decision, if any, and such 
other considerations as the Regional Administrator deems appropriate. 
The Regional Administrator will notify all interested persons of the 
decision, and the reasons therefor, in writing, normally within 30 days 
of the receipt of sufficient information, unless additional time is 
needed for a hearing.
    (4) If a hearing is requested or if the Regional Administrator 
determines that one is appropriate, the Regional Administrator may grant 
an informal hearing before a hearing officer designated for that purpose 
after first giving notice of the time, place, and subject matter of the 
hearing to the applicant. The appellant and, at the discretion of the 
hearing officer, other interested persons may appear personally or be 
represented by counsel at the hearing and submit information and present 
arguments as determined appropriate by the hearing officer. Within 30 
days of the last day of the hearing, the hearing officer shall recommend 
in writing a decision to the Regional Administrator.
    (5) The Regional Administrator may adopt the hearing officer's 
recommended decision, in whole or in part, or may reject or modify it. 
In any event, the Regional Administrator will notify interested persons 
of the decision, and the reason(s) therefore, in

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writing, within 30 days of receipt of the hearing officer's recommended 
decision. The Regional Administrator's action shall constitute final 
action for the agency for the purposes of the APA.
    (6) Any time limit prescribed in this section may be extended for a 
period not to exceed 30 days by the Regional Administrator for good 
cause, either upon his or her own motion or upon written request from 
the appellant stating the reason(s) therefore.
    (h) Issuance of new permits. (1) When the aggregate gross tonnage of 
all vessels participating in the limited entry fishery declines below 
5,650.9 metric tons (mt), the Council will review the status of the 
fishery, taking into consideration:
    (i) The changes in gross tonnage that have and are likely to occur 
in the transfer of limited entry permits;
    (ii) The actual harvesting capacity as experienced in the current 
fishery in comparison to the capacity goal;
    (iii) Comments of the CPSMT;
    (iv) Any other relevant factors related to maintaining the capacity 
goal.
    (2) Following its review, the Council will recommend to NMFS whether 
additional permit(s) should be issued and if the new permit(s) should be 
temporary or permanent. The issuance of new permit(s) shall be based on 
the following:
    (i) The qualifying criteria in paragraph (b) of this section, but 
vessels that were issued a permit before December 31, 2000, are not 
eligible.
    (ii) If no vessel meets the qualifying criteria in paragraph (b), 
then the permit(s) will be issued to the vessel(s) with total landings 
nearest 100 mt during the qualifying period of paragraph (b).
    (iii) No vessel will be issued a permit under this paragraph (h) 
that is currently registered for use with a permit.
    (3) The Regional Administrator will review the Council's 
recommendation and determine whether issuing additional permit(s) is 
consistent with the FMP and with paragraph (h)(2) of this section. If 
issuing additional permit(s) is appropriate, the Regional Administrator 
will:
    (i) Issue the appropriate number of permits consistent with the 
Council's recommendation; and
    (ii) Publish a document in the Federal Register notifying the public 
that new permits or a new permit has been issued, the conditions 
attached to any permit, and the reasons for the action.

[64 FR 69893, Dec. 15, 1999, as amended at 68 FR 3822, Jan. 27, 2003]



Sec. 660.513  Permit conditions.

    (a) A limited entry permit expires on failure to renew the limited 
entry permit as specified in Sec. 660.515.
    (b) A limited entry permit may not be used with a vessel unless it 
is registered for use with that vessel. Limited entry permits will be 
registered for use with a particular vessel at the time the permit is 
issued, renewed, or transferred.
    (c) Limited entry permits issued or applied for under this subpart 
are subject to sanctions pursuant to the Magnuson-Stevens Act, 16 U.S.C. 
1858(g), and 15 CFR part 904, subpart D.



Sec. 660.514  Transferability.

    (a) General. (1) The SFD will process applications for transferring 
limited entry permits to a different owner and/or to a different vessel 
according to this section.
    (2) After January 27, 2003, the SFD will issue a limited entry 
permit to the owner of each vessel permitted to participate in the 
limited entry fishery for CPS. This permit will replace the existing 
permit and will include the gross tonnage of the vessel, which will 
constitute an endorsement for that vessel for the purpose of regulating 
the transfer of limited entry permits.
    (b) Criteria. (1) When the aggregate gross tonnage of all vessels 
participating the limited entry fishery is at or below 5,650.9 mt, a 
permit may be transferred to a different owner or to a different vessel 
in the following circumstances only:
    (i) A permit may be transferred to a vessel without a permit if the 
vessel without a permit has a comparable capacity to the capacity on the 
permit or is less than comparable capacity on the permit.

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    (ii) When a permit is transferred to a vessel without a permit that 
has less gross tonnage than that of the permitted vessel, the excess 
gross tonnage may not be separated from the permit and applied to a 
second vessel.
    (iii) A permit may be transferred to a vessel without a permit that 
is of greater than comparable capacity only if two or more permits are 
transferred to the vessel without a permit to equal the gross tonnage of 
the vessel. The number of permits required will be determined by adding 
together the comparable capacity of all permits being transferred. Any 
gross tonnage in excess of that needed for a vessel remains with the 
permit.
    (2) When a vessel with multiple permits leaves the fishery, the 
permits may be sold separately and applied to other vessels according to 
the criteria in this section.
    (c) Stipulations. (1) The gross tonnage endorsement of a permit is 
integral to the permit for the duration of the permit, regardless of the 
gross tonnage of any vessel to which the permit is transferred.
    (2) Permits may be used only on the vessel for which they are 
registered by the SFD. All permits that authorize a vessel to operate in 
the limited entry fishery must be on board the vessel during any fishing 
trip on which CPS is harvested or is on board.
    (3) A permit may be transferred only once during a calendar year.
    (d) Vessel alterations. (1) A permitted vessel's length, breadth, or 
depth may be altered to increase the gross tonnage of the vessel only if 
the aggregate gross tonnage of all vessels participating in the limited 
entry fishery equals, or is below 5,650.9 mt, and only under the 
following conditions:
    (i) The gross tonnage of the altered vessel, calculated according to 
the formula in 46 CFR 69.209(a), does not exceed 110 percent of the 
vessel's original gross tonnage endorsement, and
    (ii) A new certificate of documentation is obtained from the U.S. 
Coast Guard or State. Modifications exceeding 110 percent of the 
vessel's gross tonnage endorsement will require registration of the 
vessel under an additional permit or permits or under a permit with a 
sufficient gross tonnage endorsement.
    (2) A copy of the certificate of documentation indicating changes in 
length, depth, or breadth must be provided to the SFD.
    (3) The revised gross tonnage will not be valid as an endorsement 
until a revised permit is issued by the SFD.
    (e) Applications. (1) All requests for the transfer of a limited 
entry permit will be made to the SFD in writing and shall contain the 
following information:
    (i) Name, address, and phone number of the owner of the permitted 
vessel.
    (ii) Name of the permitted vessel and documentation number of the 
vessel.
    (iii) Name, address, and phone number of the owner of the vessel to 
which the permit is to be transferred.
    (iv) Name and documentation number of the vessel to which the permit 
is to be transferred.
    (v) Signature(s) of the owner(s) of the vessels participating in the 
transfer.
    (vi) Any other information that the SFD may request.
    (2) No permit transfer is effective until the transfer has been 
authorized by the SFD.
    (f) Capacity reduction. (1) When the aggregate gross tonnage of the 
limited entry fleet reaches 5,933.5 mt, a permit may be transferred to a 
vessel without a permit only if the vessel without a permit is of the 
same or less gross tonnage.
    (2) When the aggregate gross tonnage of the limited entry fleet 
reaches 5,933.5 mt, alterations in the length, depth, or breadth of a 
permitted vessel may not result in an increase in the gross tonnage of 
the vessel.

[68 FR 3823, Jan. 27, 2003]



Sec. 660.515  Renewal of limited entry permits.

    (a) Each limited entry permit must be renewed by January 1 of even 
numbered years.
    (b) The SFD will send notices to renew limited entry permits to the 
most recent address of the permit holder.
    (c) The permit owner must provide SFD with notice of any address 
change within 15 days of the change.

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    (d) The permit holder must submit applications for renewal of a 
permit on forms available from the SFD.
    (e) The permit owner is responsible for renewing a limited entry 
permit.
    (f) An expired permit cannot be used to fish for CPS in the limited 
entry fishery.



Sec. 660.516  Exempted fishing.

    (a) General. In the interest of developing an efficient and 
productive fishery for CPS, the Regional Administrator may issue 
exempted fishing permits (EFP) for the harvest of CPS that otherwise 
would be prohibited.
    (b) No exempted fishing for CPS may be conducted unless authorized 
by an EFP issued for the participating vessel in accordance with the 
criteria and procedures specified in Sec. 600.745 of this chapter.



Sec. 660.517  Framework for revising regulations.

    (a) General. NMFS will establish and adjust specifications and 
management measures in accordance with procedures and standards in 
Amendment 8 to the FMP.
    (b) Annual actions. Annual specifications are developed and 
implemented according to Sec. 660.508.
    (c) Routine management measures. Consistent with section. 2.1 of 
Amendment 8 to the FMP, management measures designated as routine may be 
adjusted during the year after recommendation from the Council, approval 
by NMFS, and publication in the Federal Register.
    (d) Changes to the regulations. Regulations under this subpart may 
be promulgated, removed, or revised. Any such action will be made 
according to the framework measures in section 2 of Amendment 8 to the 
FMP and will be published in the Federal Register.



Sec. 660.518  Pacific Coast Treaty Indian Rights.

    (a) Pacific Coast treaty Indian tribes have treaty rights to harvest 
CPS in their usual and accustomed fishing areas in U.S. waters.
    (b) For the purposes of this section, ``Pacific Coast treaty Indian 
tribes'' and their ``usual and accustomed fishing areas'' are described 
at Sec. 660.324(b) and (c).
    (c) Boundaries of a tribe's fishing area may be revised as ordered 
by a Federal court.
    (d) Procedures. The rights referred to in paragraph (a) of this 
section will be implemented in accordance with the procedures and 
requirements of the framework contained in Amendment 9 to the FMP and in 
this Subpart.
    (1) The Secretary, after consideration of the tribal request, the 
recommendation of the Council, and the comments of the public, will 
implement Indian fishing rights.
    (2) The rights will be implemented either through an allocation of 
fish that will be managed by the tribes or through regulations that will 
apply specifically to the tribal fisheries.
    (3) An allocation or a regulation specific to the tribes shall be 
initiated by a written request from a Pacific Coast treaty Indian tribe 
to the NMFS Southwest Regional Administrator at least 120 days prior to 
the start of the fishing season as specified at Sec. 660.510 and will 
be subject to public review according to the procedures in Sec. 
660.508(d).
    (4) The Regional Administrator will announce the annual tribal 
allocation at the same time as the annual specifications.
    (e) The Secretary recognizes the sovereign status and co-manager 
role of Indian tribes over shared Federal and tribal fishery resources. 
Accordingly, the Secretary will develop tribal allocations and 
regulations in consultation with the affected tribe(s) and, insofar as 
possible, with tribal consensus.

[66 FR 44987, Aug. 27, 2001]



Sec. 660.519  Scientific observers.

    All fishing vessels operating in the coastal pelagic species 
fishery, including catcher/processors, at-sea processors, and vessels 
that harvest in Washington, Oregon, or California and land catch in 
another area, may be required to accommodate NMFS- certified observers 
aboard to collect scientific data. An observer program will be 
considered only for circumstances where other data collection methods

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are deemed insufficient for management of the fishery. Any observer 
program will be implemented in accordance with Sec. 660.517.

[66 FR 44987, Aug. 27, 2001]

  Figure 1 to Subpart I of Part 660--Existing California Area Closures 
 (hatched areas extend to 3 miles offshore; cross-hatched areas extend 
 beyond 3 miles offshore) and Optional Catalina Channel Foreign Vessel 
                   Closure (outlined by dashed lines)
[GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TR15DE99.000

Subpart J [Reserved]



                  Subpart K_Highly Migratory Fisheries

    Source: 69 FR 18453, Apr. 7, 2004, unless otherwise noted.



Sec. 660.701  Purpose and scope.

    This subpart implements the Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West 
Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species (FMP). These regulations 
govern commercial and recreational fishing for HMS in the U.S. EEZ off 
the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California and in adjacent high 
seas waters.



Sec. 660.702  Definitions.

    Basket-style longline gear means a type of longline gear that is 
divided into units called baskets, each consisting of a segment of main 
line to which 10 or more branch lines with hooks are spliced. The 
mainline and all branch lines are made of multiple braided strands of 
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other synthetic fibers impregnated with tar or other heavy coatings that 
cause the lines to sink rapidly in seawater.
    Closure, when referring to closure of a fishery, means that taking 
and retaining, possessing, or landing the particular species or species 
group is prohibited.
    Commercial fishing means:
    (1) Fishing by a person who possesses a commercial fishing license 
or is required by law to possess such license issued by one of the 
states or the Federal Government as a prerequisite to taking, retaining, 
possessing, landing and/or sale of fish; or
    (2) Fishing that results in or can be reasonably expected to result 
in sale, barter, trade or other disposition of fish for other than 
personal consumption.
    Commercial fishing gear includes the following types of gear and 
equipment used in the highly migratory species fisheries:
    (1) Harpoon. Gear consisting of a pointed dart or iron attached to 
the end of a pole or stick that is propelled only by hand and not by 
mechanical means.
    (2) Surface hook-and-line. Fishing gear, other than longline gear, 
with one or more hooks attached to one or more lines (includes troll, 
rod and reel, handline, albacore jig, live bait, and bait boat). Surface 
hook and line is always attached to the vessel.
    (3) Drift gillnet. A panel of netting, 14 inch (35.5 cm) stretched 
mesh or greater, suspended vertically in the water by floats along the 
top and weights along the bottom. A drift gillnet is not stationary or 
anchored to the bottom.
    (4) Purse seine. An encircling net that may be closed by a purse 
line threaded through the bottom of the net. Purse seine gear includes 
ring net, drum purse seine, and lampara nets.
    (5) Pelagic longline. A main line that is suspended horizontally in 
the water column and not stationary or anchored, and from which dropper 
lines with hooks (gangions) are attached. Legal longline gear also 
includes basket-style longline gear.
    Council means the Pacific Fishery Management Council, including its 
Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT), Scientific and 
Statistical Committee (SSC), Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel 
(HMSAS), and any other committee established by the Council.
    Fishing trip is a period of time between landings when fishing is 
conducted.
    Fishing year is the year beginning at 0801 GMT (0001 local time) on 
April 1 and ending at 0800 GMT on March 31 (2400 local time) of the 
following year.
    Harvest guideline means a specified numerical harvest objective that 
is not a quota. Attainment of a harvest guideline does not require 
closure of a fishery.
    Highly Migratory Species (HMS) means species managed by the FMP, 
specifically:

Billfish/Swordfish:
    striped marlin (Tetrapturus audax)
    swordfish (Xiphias gladius)
Sharks:
    common thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus)
    pelagic thresher shark (Alopias pelagicus)
    bigeye thresher shark (Alopias superciliosus)
    shortfin mako or bonito shark (Isurus oxyrinchus)
    blue shark (Prionace glauca)
Tunas:
    north Pacific albacore (Thunnus alalunga)
    yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)
    bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus)
    skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis)
    northern bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis)
Other:
    dorado or dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus)

    Highly Migratory Species Advisory Subpanel (HMSAS) means the 
individuals comprised of members of the fishing industry and public 
appointed by the Council to review proposed actions for managing highly 
migratory species fisheries.
    Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan (FMP) means the 
Fishery Management Plan for the U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly 
Migratory Species developed by the Pacific Fishery Management Council 
and approved by the Secretary of Commerce and amendments to the FMP.
    Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) means the 
individuals appointed by the Council to review, analyze, and develop 
management measures for highly migratory species fisheries.

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    Incidental catch or incidental species means HMS caught while 
fishing for the primary purpose of catching other species with gear not 
authorized by the FMP.
    Land or landing means offloading fish from a fishing vessel or 
arriving in port to begin offloading fish or causing fish to be 
offloaded from a fishing vessel.
    Mesh size means the opening between opposing knots in a net. Minimum 
mesh size means the smallest distance allowed between the inside of one 
knot to the inside of the opposing knot when the mesh is stretched, 
regardless of twine size.
    Offloading means removing HMS from a vessel.
    Permit holder means a permit owner.
    Permit owner means a person who owns an HMS permit for a specific 
vessel fishing with specific authorized fishing gear.
    Person, as it applies to fishing conducted under this subpart, means 
any individual, corporation, partnership, association or other entity 
(whether or not organized or existing under the laws of any state), and 
any Federal, state, or local government, or any entity of any such 
government that is eligible to own a documented vessel under the terms 
of 46 U.S.C. 12102(a).
    Processing or to process means the preparation or packaging of HMS 
to render it suitable for human consumption, industrial uses or long-
term storage, including, but not limited to, cooking, canning, smoking, 
salting, drying, filleting, freezing, or rendering into meal or oil, but 
does not mean heading and gutting or freezing at sea unless additional 
preparation is done.
    Prohibited species means those species and species groups whose 
retention is prohibited unless authorized by other applicable law (for 
example, to allow for examination by an authorized observer or to return 
tagged fish as specified by the tagging agency).
    Quota means a specified numerical harvest objective, the attainment 
(or expected attainment) of which causes closure of the fishery for that 
species or species group.
    Recreational charter vessel means a vessel that carries fee-paying 
passengers for the purpose of recreational fishing.
    Recreational fishing means fishing with authorized recreational 
fishing gear for personal use only and not for sale or barter.
    Regional Administrator means the Administrator, Southwest Region, 
NMFS, 501 W. Ocean Boulevard, Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802-4213, or 
a designee.
    Special Agent-In-Charge (SAC) means the Special Agent-In-Charge, 
NMFS, Office of Enforcement, Southwest Region, or a designee of the 
Special Agent-In-Charge.
    Sustainable Fisheries Division (SFD) means the Assistant Regional 
Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Southwest Region, NMFS, or his 
or her designee.
    Tranship means offloading or otherwise transferring HMS or products 
thereof to a receiving vessel.
    Vessel monitoring system unit (VMS unit) means the hardware and 
software equipment owned by NMFS, installed on vessels by NMFS, and 
required by this subpart K to track and transmit the positions from 
fishing vessels.



Sec. 660.703  Management area.

    The fishery management area for the regulation of fishing for HMS 
has the following designations and boundaries:
    (a) Southern boundary--the United States-Mexico International 
Boundary, which is a line connecting the following coordinates:
    32[deg]35[min]22[sec] N. lat. 117[deg]27[min]49[sec] W. long.
    32[deg]37[min]37[sec] N. lat. 117[deg]49[min]31[sec] W. long.
    31[deg]07[min]58[sec] N. lat. 118[deg]36[min]18[sec] W. long.
    30[deg]32[min]31[sec] N. lat. 121[deg]51[min]58[sec] W. long.
    (b) Northern boundary--the United States-Canada Provisional 
International Boundary, which is a line connecting the following 
coordinates:
    48[deg]29[min]37.19[sec] N. lat. 124[deg]43[min]33.19[sec] W. long.
    48[deg]30[min]11[sec] N. lat. 124[deg]47[min]13[sec] W. long.
    48[deg]30[min]22[sec] N. lat. 124[deg]50[min]21[sec] W. long.
    48[deg]30[min]14[sec] N. lat. 124[deg]54[min]52[sec] W. long.
    48[deg]29[min]57[sec] N. lat. 124[deg]59[min]14[sec] W. long.
    48[deg]29[min]44[sec] N. lat. 125[deg]00[min]06[sec] W. long.
    48[deg]28[min]09[sec] N. lat. 125[deg]05[min]47[sec] W. long.
    48[deg]27[min]10[sec] N. lat. 125[deg]08[min]25[sec] W. long.
    48[deg]26[min]47[sec] N. lat 125[deg]09[min]12[sec] W. long.
    48[deg]20[min]16[sec] N. lat. 125[deg]22[min]48[sec] W. long.
    48[deg]18[min]22[sec] N. lat. 125[deg]29[min]58[sec] W. long.
    48[deg]11[min]05[sec] N. lat. 125[deg]53[min]48[sec] W. long.
    47[deg]49[min]15[sec] N. lat. 126[deg]40[min]57[sec] W. long.
    47[deg]36[min]47[sec] N. lat. 127[deg]11[min]58[sec] W. long.

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    47[deg]22[min]00[sec] N. lat. 127[deg]41[min]23[sec] W. long.
    46[deg]42[min]05[sec] N. lat. 128[deg]51[min]56[sec] W. long.
    46[deg]31[min]47[sec] N. lat. 129[deg]07[min]39[sec] W. long.
    (c) Adjacent waters on the high seas in which persons subject to 
this subpart may fish.



Sec. 660.704  Vessel identification.

    (a) Official number. Each fishing vessel subject to this subpart 
must display its official number on the port and starboard sides of the 
deckhouse or hull, and on an appropriate weather deck so as to be 
visible from enforcement vessels and aircraft.
    (b) Numerals. The official number must be affixed to each vessel 
subject to this subpart in block Arabic numerals at least 10 inches 
(25.40 cm) in height for vessels more than 25 ft (7.62 m) but equal to 
or less than 65 ft (19.81 m) in length; and 18 inches (45.72 cm)in 
height for vessels longer than 65 ft (19.81 m) in length. Markings must 
be legible and of a color that contrasts with the background.



Sec. 660.705  Prohibitions.

    In addition to the general prohibitions specified in Sec. 600.725 
of this chapter, it is unlawful for any person to do any of the 
following:
    (a) Fish for HMS in the U.S. EEZ off the Pacific coast without a 
permit issued under Sec. 660.707 for the use of authorized fishing 
gear.
    (b) Fish with gear in any closed area specified in this subpart that 
prohibits the use of such gear.
    (c) Land HMS at Pacific coast ports without a permit issued under 
Sec. 600.707 for the use of authorized fishing gear.
    (d) Sell HMS without an applicable commercial state fishery license.
    (e) When fishing for HMS, fail to return a prohibited species to the 
sea immediately with a minimum of injury.
    (f) Falsify or fail to affix and maintain vessel markings as 
required by Sec. 660.704.
    (g) Fish for HMS in violation of any terms or conditions attached to 
an exempted fishing permit issued under Sec. 600.745 of this chapter.
    (h) When a directed fishery has been closed for a specific species, 
take and retain, possess, or land that species after the closure date.
    (i) Refuse to submit fishing gear or fish subject to such person's 
control to inspection by an authorized officer, or to interfere with or 
prevent, by any means, such an inspection.
    (j) Falsify or fail to make and/or file any and all reports of 
fishing, landing, or any other activity involving HMS, containing all 
data, and in the exact manner, required by the applicable state law, as 
specified in Sec. 660.708(b).
    (k) Fail to carry aboard a vessel that vessel's permit issued under 
Sec. 660.707 or exempted fishing permit issued under Sec. 660.718, 
except if the permit was issued while the vessel was at sea.
    (l) Fail to carry a VMS unit as required under Sec. 660.712(d).
    (m) Interfere with, tamper with, alter, damage, disable, or impede 
the operation of a VMS unit or to attempt any of the same; or to move or 
remove a VMS unit without the prior permission of the SAC.
    (n) Make a false statement, oral or written, to an authorized 
officer, regarding the use, operation, or maintenance of a VMS unit.
    (o) Fish for, catch, or harvest HMS with longline gear without a VMS 
unit on board the vessel after installation of the VMS unit by NMFS.
    (p) Possess on board a vessel without a VMS unit HMS harvested with 
longline gear after NMFS has installed the VMS unit on the vessel.
    (q) Direct fishing effort toward the harvest of swordfish (Xiphias 
gladius) using longline gear deployed west of 150[deg] W. long. and 
north of the equator (0[deg] lat.) on a vessel registered for use of 
longline gear in violation of Sec. 660.712(a)(1).
    (r) Possess a light stick on board a longline vessel when fishing 
west of 150[deg] W. long. and north of the equator (0[deg] lat.) in 
violation of Sec. 660.712(a)(6)
    (s) Possess more than 10 swordfish on board a longline vessel from a 
fishing trip where any part of the trip included fishing west of 
150[deg] W. long. and north of the equator (0[deg] lat.) in violation of 
Sec. 660.712(a)(9).
    (t) Interfere with, impede, delay, or prevent the installation, 
maintenance, repair, inspection, or removal of a VMS unit.

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    (u) Interfere with, impede, delay, or prevent access to a VMS unit 
by a NMFS observer.
    (v) Connect or leave connected additional equipment to a VMS unit 
without the prior approval of the SAC.
    (w) Fish for HMS with a vessel registered for use of longline gear 
within closed areas or by use of unapproved gear configurations in 
violation of Sec. 660.712(a)(2), (a)(3), (a)(7), (a)(8), or (a)(9).
    (x) Fail to use a line setting machine or line shooter, with 
weighted branch lines, to set the main longline when operating a vessel 
that is registered for use of longline gear and equipped with 
monofilament main longline, when making deep sets north of 23[deg] N. 
lat. in violation of Sec. 660.712(c)(1)(i) and (c)(1)(ii).
    (y) Fail to employ basket-style longline gear such that the mainline 
is deployed slack when operating a vessel registered for use of longline 
gear north of 23[deg] N. lat. in violation of Sec. 660.712 (c)(1)(iii).
    (z) Fail to maintain and use blue dye to prepare thawed bait when 
operating a vessel registered for use of longline gear that is fishing 
north of 23[deg] N. lat., in violation of Sec. 660.712(c)(2) and 
(c)(3).
    (aa) Fail to retain, handle, and discharge fish, fish parts, and 
spent bait strategically when operating a vessel registered for use of 
longline gear that is fishing north of 23[deg] N. lat. in violation of 
Sec. 660.712 (c)(4) through (c)(7).
    (bb) Fail to handle short-tailed albatrosses that are caught by 
pelagic longline gear in a manner that maximizes the probability of 
their long-term survival, in violation of Sec. 660.712(c)(8).
    (cc) Fail to handle seabirds other than short-tailed albatross that 
are caught by pelagic longline gear in a manner that maximizes the 
probability of their long-term survival in violation of Sec. 
660.712(c)(17).
    (dd) Own a longline vessel registered for use of longline gear that 
is engaged in longline fishing for HMS without a valid protected species 
workshop certificate issued by NMFS or a legible copy thereof in 
violation of Sec. 660.712(e)(3).
    (ee) Fish for HMS on a vessel registered for use of longline gear 
without having on board a valid protected species workshop certificate 
issued by NMFS or a legible copy thereof in violation of Sec. 
660.712(e).
    (ff) Fail to carry line clippers, dip nets, and wire or bolt cutters 
on a vessel registered for use as a longline vessel in violation of 
Sec. 660.712(b).
    (gg) Fail to comply with sea turtle handling, resuscitation, and 
release requirements specified in Sec. 660.712(b)(4) through (7) when 
operating a vessel.
    (hh) Fail to comply with seabird take mitigation or handling 
techniques required under Sec. 660.712(c)
    (ii) Fish for HMS with a vessel registered for use as a longline 
vessel without being certified by NMFS for completion of an annual 
protected species workshop as required under Sec. 660.712(e).
    (jj) Fail to notify the Regional Administrator at least 24 hours 
prior to departure on a fishing trip using longline gear as required 
under Sec. 660.712(f).
    (kk) Except when fishing under a western Pacific longline limited 
entry permit issued under Sec. 660.21, direct fishing effort toward the 
harvest of swordfish or fail to have and use gear in waters west of 
150[deg] W. long. in violation of Sec. 660.720.
    (ll) Except when fishing under a western Pacific longline limited 
entry permit issued under Sec. 660.21, possess a light stick on board a 
longline vessel on the high seas of the Pacific Ocean west of 150[deg] 
W. long. north of the equator in violation of Sec. 660.720 (a)(ii).
    (mm) Except when fishing under a western Pacific longline limited 
entry permit issued under Sec. 660.21, possess more than 10 swordfish 
on board a longline vessel from a fishing trip where any part of the 
trip included fishing on the high seas of the Pacific Ocean west of 
150[deg] W. long. north of the equator in violation of Sec. 660.720 
(a)(iii).
    (nn) Except when fishing under a western Pacific longline limited 
entry permit issued under Sec. 660.21, fail to employ basket-style 
longline gear such that the mainline is deployed slack when fishing on 
the high seas of the Pacific Ocean west of 150[deg] W. long. north of 
the equator, in violation of Sec. 660.720 (a)(iv).

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    (oo) Except when fishing under a western Pacific longline limited 
entry permit issued under Sec. 660.21, when a conventional monofilament 
longline is deployed by a vessel subject to this section, deploy fewer 
than 15 branch lines between any two floats, in violation of Sec. 
660.720 (a)(v). Vessel operators using basket-style longline gear may 
not set less than 10 branch lines between any 2 floats when fishing in 
waters west of 150[deg] W. long. north of the equator.
    (pp) Except when fishing under a western Pacific longline limited 
entry permit issued under Sec. 660.21, fail to deploy longline gear 
such that the deepest point of the main longline between any two floats, 
i.e., the deepest point in each sag of the main line, is at a depth 
greater than 100 m (328.1 ft or 54.6 fm) below the sea surface, in 
violation of Sec. 660.720 (a)(vi).



Sec. 660.706  Pacific Coast Treaty Indian rights.

    (a) Pacific Coast treaty Indian tribes have treaty rights to harvest 
HMS in their usual and accustomed (u&a) fishing areas in U.S. waters.
    (b) Pacific Coast treaty Indian tribes means the Hoh, Makah, and 
Quileute Indian Tribes and the Quinault Indian Nation.
    (c) NMFS recognizes the following areas as marine u&a fishing 
grounds of the four Washington coastal tribes. The Makah u&a grounds 
were adjudicated in U.S. v. Washington, 626 F.Supp. 1405, 1466 (W.D. 
Wash. 1985), affirmed 730 F.2d 1314 (9th Cir. 1984). The u&a grounds of 
the Quileute, Hoh, and Quinault tribes have been recognized 
administratively by NMFS (See, e.g., 64 FR 24087 (May 5, 1999) (u&a 
grounds for groundfish); 50 CFR 300.64(i) (u&a grounds for halibut)). 
The u&a grounds recognized by NMFS may be revised as ordered by a 
Federal court.
    (d) Procedures. The rights referred to in paragraph (a) of this 
section will be implemented by the Secretary of Commerce, after 
consideration of the tribal request, the recommendation of the Council, 
and the comments of the public. The rights will be implemented either 
through an allocation of fish that will be managed by the tribes, or 
through regulations that will apply specifically to the tribal 
fisheries. An allocation or a regulation specific to the tribes shall be 
initiated by a written request from a Pacific Coast treaty Indian tribe 
to the NMFS Northwest Regional Administrator, at least 120 days prior to 
the time the allocation is desired to be effective, and will be subject 
to public review through the Council process. The Secretary of Commerce 
recognizes the sovereign status and co-manager role of Indian tribes 
over shared Federal and tribal fishery resources. Accordingly, the 
Secretary of Commerce will develop tribal allocations and regulations in 
consultation with the affected tribe(s) and, insofar as possible, with 
tribal consensus.
    (e) Identification. A valid treaty Indian identification card issued 
pursuant to 25 CFR part 249, subpart A, is prima facie evidence that the 
holder is a member of the Pacific Coast treaty Indian tribe named on the 
card.
    (f) Fishing (on a tribal allocation or under a Federal regulation 
applicable to tribal fisheries) by a member of a Pacific Coast treaty 
Indian tribe within that tribe's u&a fishing area is not subject to 
provisions of the HMS regulations applicable to non-treaty fisheries.
    (g) Any member of a Pacific Coast treaty Indian tribe must comply 
with any applicable Federal and tribal laws and regulations, when 
participating in a tribal HMS fishery implemented under paragraph (d) of 
this section.
    (h) Fishing by a member of a Pacific Coast treaty Indian tribe 
outside that tribe's u&a fishing area, or for a species of HMS not 
covered by a treaty allocation or applicable Federal regulation, is 
subject to the HMS regulations applicable to non-treaty fisheries.



Sec. 660.707  Permits.

    (a) General. This section applies to vessels that fish for HMS off 
or land HMS in the States of California, Oregon, and Washington.
    (1) A commercial fishing vessel of the United States must be 
registered for use under a HMS permit that authorizes the use of 
specific gear, and a recreational charter vessel must be registered for 
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    (i) To fish for HMS in the U.S. EEZ off the States of California, 
Oregon, and Washington; or
    (ii) To land or transship HMS shoreward of the outer boundary of the 
U.S. EEZ off the States of California, Oregon, and Washington.
    (2) The permit must be on board the vessel and available for 
inspection by an authorized officer, except that if the permit was 
issued while the vessel was at sea, this requirement applies only to any 
subsequent trip.
    (3) A permit is valid only for the vessel for which it is 
registered. A permit not registered for use with a particular vessel may 
not be used.
    (4) Only a person eligible to own a documented vessel under the 
terms of 46 U.S.C. 12102(a) may be issued or may hold (by ownership or 
otherwise) an HMS permit.
    (b) Application. (1) Following publication of the final rule 
implementing the FMP, NMFS will issue permits to the owners of those 
vessels on a list of vessels obtained from owners previously applying 
for a permit under the authority of the High Seas Fishing Compliance 
Act, the Tuna Conventions Act of 1950, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, 
and the Fishery Management Plan for Pelagic Fisheries of the Western 
Pacific Region, or whose vessels are listed on the vessel register of 
the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission.
    (2) All permits issued by NMFS in accordance with paragraph (b)(1) 
of this section will authorize the use of specific fishing gear by the 
identified commercial fishing vessels.
    (3) An owner of a vessel subject to these requirements who has not 
received an HMS permit from NMFS and who wants to engage in the 
fisheries must apply to the SFD for the required permit in accordance 
with the following:
    (i) A Southwest Region Federal Fisheries application form may be 
obtained from the SFD or downloaded from the Southwest Region home page 
(http://swr.nmfs.noaa.gov/permits.htm) to apply for a permit under this 
section. A completed application is one that contains all the necessary 
information and signatures required.
    (ii) A minimum of 15 days should be allowed for processing a permit 
application. If an incomplete or improperly completed application is 
filed, the applicant will be sent a notice of deficiency. If the 
applicant fails to correct the deficiency within 30 days following the 
date of notification, the application will be considered abandoned.
    (iii) A permit will be issued by the SFD. If an application is 
denied, the SFD will indicate the reasons for denial.
    (iv) Appeals. (A) Any applicant for an initial permit may appeal the 
initial issuance decision to the RA. To be considered by the RA, such 
appeal must be in writing and state the reasons for the appeal, and must 
be submitted within 30 days of the action by the RA. The appellant may 
request an informal hearing on the appeal.
    (B) Upon receipt of an appeal authorized by this section, the RA 
will notify the permit applicant, or permit holder as appropriate, and 
will request such additional information and in such form as will allow 
action upon the appeal.
    (C) Upon receipt of sufficient information, the RA will decide the 
appeal in accordance with the permit provisions set forth in this 
section at the time of the application, based upon information relative 
to the application on file at NMFS and the Council and any additional 
information submitted to or obtained by the RA, the summary record kept 
of any hearing and the hearing officer's recommended decision, if any, 
and such other considerations as the RA deems appropriate. The RA will 
notify all interested persons of the decision, and the reasons for the 
decision, in writing, normally within 30 days of the receipt of 
sufficient information, unless additional time is needed for a hearing.
    (D) If a hearing is requested, or if the RA determines that one is 
appropriate, the RA may grant an informal hearing before a hearing 
officer designated for that purpose after first giving notice of the 
time, place, and subject matter of the hearing to the applicant. The 
appellant, and, at the discretion of the hearing officer, other 
interested persons, may appear personally or be represented by counsel 
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submit information and present arguments as determined appropriate by 
the hearing officer. Within 30 days of the last day of the hearing, the 
hearing officer shall recommend in writing a decision to the RA.
    (E) The RA may adopt the hearing officer's recommended decision, in 
whole or in part, or may reject or modify it. In any event, the RA will 
notify interested persons of the decision, and the reason(s) therefore, 
in writing, within 30 days of receipt of the hearing officer's 
recommended decision. The RA's decision will constitute the final 
administrative action by NMFS on the matter.
    (F) Any time limit prescribed in this section may be extended for a 
period not to exceed 30 days by the RA for good cause, either upon his 
or her own motion or upon written request from the appellant stating the 
reason(s) therefore.
    (4) Permits issued under this subpart will remain valid until the 
first date of renewal, and permits may subsequently be renewed for 2-
year terms. The renewal date will be the last day of the month 
designated by the last digit of the vessel identification number (e.g., 
if the vessel identification number ends in 3, the renewal date is March 
31, 2 years later). The first renewal requirement will occur after the 
first year of the initial permit but before the end of the second year 
of the initial permit.
    (5) Replacement permits may be issued without charge to replace lost 
or mutilated permits. An application for a replacement permit is not 
considered a new application.
    (6) Any permit that has been altered, erased, or mutilated is 
invalid.
    (c) Display. Any permit issued under this subpart, or a facsimile of 
the permit, must be on board the vessel at all times while the vessel is 
fishing for, taking, retaining, possessing, or landing HMS shoreward of 
the outer boundary of the fishery management area unless the vessel was 
at sea at the time the permit was issued. Any permit issued under this 
section must be displayed for inspection upon request of an authorized 
officer.
    (d) Sanctions. Procedures governing sanctions and denials are found 
at subpart D of 15 CFR part 904.

[69 FR 18453, Apr. 7, 2004]



Sec. 660.708  Reporting and recordkeeping.

    (a) Logbooks. The operator of any commercial fishing vessel and any 
recreational charter vessel fishing for HMS in the management area must 
maintain on board the vessel an accurate and complete record of catch, 
effort, and other data on report forms provided by the Regional 
Administrator or a state agency. All information specified on the forms 
must be recorded on the forms within 24 hours after the completion of 
each fishing day. The original logbook form for each day of the fishing 
trip must be submitted to either the Regional Administrator or the 
appropriate state management agency within 30 days of each landing or 
transhipment of HMS. Each form must be signed and dated by the fishing 
vessel operator.
    (1) Logbooks that meet the logbook reporting requirement may be 
found at http://swr.nmfs.noaa.gov/logbooks.htm and include:
    (i) The logbook required under 50 CFR 300.21 implementing the Tuna 
Conventions Act of 1950;
    (ii) The logbook required under Sec. 660.14 implementing the 
Fishery Management Plan for Pelagic Fisheries of the Western Pacific 
Region;
    (iii) The logbook required by 50 CFR 300.17 implementing the High 
Seas Fishing Compliance Act of 1995.
    (iv) Any logbook required by the fishery management agency of the 
States of California, Oregon, or Washington.
    (2) Any holder of a permit who does not submit logbooks under any of 
the above authorities must submit a written request to the SFD for the 
appropriate logbook. The applicant must provide his or her name and 
address, the name of the vessel, and the type of fishing gear used.
    (3) The Regional Administrator may, after consultation with the 
Council, act to modify the information to be provided on the fishing 
record forms.
    (b) Any person who is required to do so by the applicable state law 
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make and/or file, retain, or make available any and all reports of HMS 
containing all data, and in the exact manner, required by the applicable 
state law.

[69 FR 18453, Apr. 7, 2004]



Sec. 660.709  Annual specifications.

    (a) Procedure. (1) In June of each year, the HMSMT will deliver a 
preliminary SAFE report to the Council for all HMS with any necessary 
recommendations for harvest guidelines, quotas or other management 
measures to protect HMS.
    (2) In September of each year, the HMSMT will deliver a final SAFE 
report to the Council. The Council will adopt any necessary harvest 
guidelines, quotas or other management measures for public review.
    (3) In November each year, the Council will take final action on any 
necessary harvest guidelines, quotas, or other management measures and 
make its recommendations to NMFS.
    (4) The Regional Administrator will implement through rulemaking any 
necessary and appropriate harvest guidelines, quotas, or other 
management measures based on the SAFE report, recommendations from the 
Council, and the requirements contained in the FMP.
    (b) Fishing seasons for all species will begin on April 1 of each 
year at 0001 hours local time and terminate on March 31 of each year at 
2400 hours local time.
    (c) Harvest guidelines, quotas, and other management measures 
announced for a particular year will be in effect the following year 
unless changed through the public review process described in paragraph 
(a) of this section.
    (d) Irrespective of the normal review process, the Council may 
propose management action to protect HMS at any time. The Council may 
adopt a management cycle different from the one described in this 
section provided that such change is made by a majority vote of the 
Council and a 6-month notice of the change is given. NMFS will implement 
the new schedule through rulemaking.



Sec. 660.710  Closure of directed fishery.

    (a) When a quota has been taken, the Regional Administrator will 
announce in the Federal Register the date of closure of the fishery for 
the species of concern.
    (b) When a harvest guideline has been taken, the Regional 
Administrator will initiate review of the species of concern according 
to section 8.4.8 of the FMP and publish in the Federal Register any 
necessary and appropriate regulations following Council recommendations.



Sec. 660.711  General catch restrictions.

    (a) Prohibited species. HMS under the FMP for which quotas have been 
achieved and the fishery closed are prohibited species. In addition, the 
following are prohibited species:
    (1) Any species of salmon.
    (2) Great white shark.
    (3) Basking shark.
    (4) Megamouth shark.
    (5) Pacific halibut.
    (b) Incidental landings. HMS caught by gear not authorized by this 
subpart may be landed in incidental amounts as follows:
    (1) Drift gillnet vessels with stretched mesh less than 14 inches 
may land up to 10 HMS per trip, except that no swordfish may be landed.
    (2) Bottom longline vessels may land up to 20 percent by weight of 
management unit sharks in landings of all species, or 3 individual 
sharks of the species in the management unit, whichever is greater.
    (3) Trawl and pot gear vessels may land up to 1 percent by weight of 
management unit sharks in a landing of all species or 2 individual 
sharks of the species in the management unit, whichever is greater.
    (c) Marlin prohibition. The sale of striped marlin by a vessel with 
a permit under this subpart is prohibited.
    (d) Sea turtle handling and resuscitation. All sea turtles taken 
incidentally in fishing operations by any HMS vessel other than vessels 
subject to Sec. 660.712 must be handled in accordance with 50 CFR 
223.206(d)(1).

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Sec. 660.712  Longline fishery.

    (a) Gear and fishing restrictions. (1) Owners and operators of 
vessels registered for use of longline gear may not use longline gear to 
fish for or target HMS within the U.S. EEZ.
    (2) Owners and operators of vessels registered for use of longline 
gear may not make shallow sets with longline gear to fish for or target 
swordfish (Xiphias gladius) west of 150[deg] W. long. and north of the 
equator (0[deg] N. lat.).
    (3) A person aboard a vessel registered for use of longline gear 
fishing for HMS west of 150[deg] W. long. and north of the equator 
(0[deg] N. lat.) may not possess or deploy any float line that is 
shorter than or equal to 20 m (65.6 ft or 10.9 fm). As used in this 
paragraph, float line means a line used to suspend the main longline 
beneath a float.
    (4) From April 1 through May 31, owners and operators of vessels 
registered for use of longline gear may not use longline gear in waters 
bounded on the south by 0[deg] lat., on the north by 15[deg] N. lat., on 
the east by 145[deg] W. long., and on the west by 180[deg] long.
    (5) From April 1 through May 31, owners and operators of vessels 
registered for use of longline gear may not receive from another vessel 
HMS that were harvested by longline gear in waters bounded on the south 
by 0[deg] lat., on the north by 15[deg] N. lat., on the east by 145[deg] 
W. long., and on the west by 180[deg] long.
    (6) From April 1 through May 31, owners and operators of vessels 
registered for use of longline gear may not land or transship HMS that 
were harvested by longline gear in waters bounded on the south by 0[deg] 
lat., on the north by 15[deg] N. lat., on the east by 145[deg] W. long., 
and on the west by 180[deg] long.
    (7) No light stick may be possessed on board a vessel registered for 
use of longline gear during fishing trips that include any fishing west 
of 150[deg] W. long. and north of the equator (0[deg] N. lat.). A light 
stick as used in this paragraph is any type of light emitting device, 
including any flourescent glow bead, chemical, or electrically powered 
light that is affixed underwater to the longline gear.
    (8) When a conventional monofilament longline is deployed in waters 
west of 150[deg] W. long. and north of the equator (0[deg] N. lat.) by a 
vessel registered for use of longline gear, no fewer than 15 branch 
lines may be set between any two floats. Vessel operators using basket-
style longline gear must set a minimum of 10 branch lines between any 2 
floats when fishing in waters north of the equator.
    (9) Longline gear deployed west of 150[deg] W. long. and north of 
the equator (0[deg] N. lat.) by a vessel registered for use of longline 
gear must be deployed such that the deepest point of the main longline 
between any two floats, i.e., the deepest point in each sag of the main 
line, is at a depth greater than 100 m (328.1 ft or 54.6 fm) below the 
sea surface.
    (10) Owners and operators of longline vessels registered for use of 
longline gear may land or posses no more than 10 swordfish from a 
fishing trip where any part of the trip included fishing west of 
150[deg] W. long. and north of the equator (0[deg] N. lat.).
    (11) Owners and operators of longline vessels registered for use of 
longline gear are subject to the provisions at 50 CFR part 223 
prohibiting shallow sets to target swordfish in waters beyond the U.S. 
EEZ and east of 150[deg] W. long. and establishing that no more than 10 
swordfish may be landed by a longline vessel registered for use of 
longline gear from a trip if any sets of longline gear were made on that 
trip in those waters.
    (b) Sea turtle take mitigation measures. (1) Owners and operators of 
vessels registered for use of longline gear must carry aboard their 
vessels line clippers meeting the minimum design standards specified in 
paragraph (b)(2) of this section, dip nets meeting minimum standards 
specified in paragraph (b)(3) of this section, and wire or bolt cutters 
capable of cutting through the vessel's hooks. These items must be used 
to disengage any hooked or entangled sea turtles with the least harm 
possible to the sea turtles and as close to the hook as possible in 
accordance with the requirements specified in paragraphs (b)(4) through 
(b)(7) of this section.
    (2) Line clippers are intended to cut fishing line as close as 
possible to hooked or entangled sea turtles. NMFS has established 
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line clipper (ALC) is a model line clipper that meets these minimum 
design standards and may be fabricated from readily available and low-
cost materials (see figure 1 to Sec. 660.32). The minimum design 
standards are as follows:
    (i) The cutting blade must be curved, recessed, contained in a 
holder, or otherwise afforded some protection to minimize direct contact 
of the cutting surface with sea turtles or users of the cutting blade.
    (ii) The blade must be capable of cutting 2.0-2.1 mm monofilament 
line and nylon or polypropylene multistrand material commonly known as 
braided mainline or tarred mainline.
    (iii) The line clipper must have an extended reach handle or pole of 
at least 6 ft (1.82 m).
    (iv) The cutting blade must be securely fastened to the extended 
reach handle or pole to ensure effective deployment and use.
    (3) Dip nets are intended to facilitate safe handling of sea turtles 
and access to sea turtles for purposes of cutting lines in a manner that 
minimizes injury and trauma to sea turtles. The minimum design standards 
for dip nets that meet the requirements of this section are:
    (i) The dip net must have an extended reach handle of at least 6 ft 
(1.82 m) of wood or other rigid material able to support a minimum of 
100 lbs (34.1 kg) without breaking or significant bending or distortion.
    (ii) The dip net must have a net hoop of at least 31 inches (78.74 
cm) inside diameter and a bag depth of at least 38 inches (96.52 cm). 
The bag mesh openings may be no more than 3 inches x 3 inches (7.62 cm x 
7.62 cm).
    (4) All incidentally taken sea turtles brought aboard for dehooking 
and/or disentanglement must be handled in a manner to minimize injury 
and promote post-hooking survival.
    (i) When practicable, comatose sea turtles must be brought on board 
immediately, with a minimum of injury, and handled in accordance with 
the procedures specified in paragraphs (b)(5) and (b)(6) of this 
section.
    (ii) If a sea turtle is too large or hooked in such a manner as to 
preclude safe boarding without causing further damage/injury to the 
turtle, line clippers described in paragraph (b)(2) of this section must 
be used to clip the line and remove as much line as possible prior to 
releasing the turtle.
    (iii) If a sea turtle is observed to be hooked or entangled by 
longline gear during hauling operations, the vessel operator must 
immediately cease hauling operations until the turtle has been removed 
from the longline gear or brought on board the vessel.
    (iv) Hooks must be removed from sea turtles as quickly and carefully 
as possible. If a hook cannot be removed from a turtle, the line must be 
cut as close to the hook as possible.
    (5) If the sea turtle brought aboard appears dead or comatose, the 
sea turtle must be placed on its belly (on the bottom shell or plastron) 
so that the turtle is right side up and its hindquarters elevated at 
least 6 inches (15.24 cm) for a period of no less than 4 hours and no 
more than 24 hours. The amount of the elevation depends on the size of 
the turtle; greater elevations are needed for larger turtles. A reflex 
test, performed by gently touching the eye and pinching the tail of a 
sea turtle, must be administered by a vessel operator, at least every 3 
hours, to determine if the sea turtle is responsive. Sea turtles being 
resuscitated must be shaded and kept damp or moist but under no 
circumstance may be placed into a container holding water. A water-
soaked towel placed over the eyes, carapace, and flippers is the most 
effective method to keep a turtle moist. Those that revive and become 
active must be returned to the sea in the manner described in paragraph 
(b)(6) of this section. Sea turtles that fail to revive within the 24-
hour period must also be returned to the sea in the manner described in 
paragraph (b)(6)(i) of this section.
    (6) Live turtles must be returned to the sea after handling in 
accordance with the requirements of paragraphs (b)(4) and (b)(5) of this 
section:
    (i) By putting the vessel engine in neutral gear so that the 
propeller is disengaged and the vessel is stopped, and releasing the 
turtle away from deployed gear; and
    (ii) Observing that the turtle is safely away from the vessel before 
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the propeller and continuing operations.
    (7) In addition to the requirements in paragraphs (b) and (c) of 
this section, a vessel operator shall perform sea turtle handling and 
resuscitation techniques consistent with 50 CFR 223.206(d)(1), as 
appropriate.
    (c) Longline Seabird mitigation measures. (1) Seabird mitigation 
techniques. Owners and operators of vessels registered for use of 
longline gear must ensure that the following actions are taken when 
fishing north of 23[deg] N. lat.:
    (i) Employ a line setting machine or line shooter to set the main 
longline when making deep sets west of 150[deg] W. long. using 
monofilament main longline;
    (ii) Attach a weight of at least 45 g to each branch line within 1 m 
of the hook when making deep sets using monofilament main longline;
    (iii) When using basket-style longline gear, ensure that the main 
longline is deployed slack to maximize its sink rate;
    (2) Use completely thawed bait that has been dyed blue to an 
intensity level specified by a color quality control card issued by 
NMFS;
    (3) Maintain a minimum of two cans (each sold as 0.45 kg or 1 lb 
size) containing blue dye on board the vessel;
    (4) Discharge fish, fish parts (offal), or spent bait while setting 
or hauling longline gear, on the opposite side of the vessel from where 
the longline gear is being set or hauled;
    (5) Retain sufficient quantities of fish, fish parts, or spent bait, 
between the setting of longline gear for the purpose of strategically 
discharging it in accordance with paragraph (a)(6) of this section;
    (6) Remove all hooks from fish, fish parts, or spent bait prior to 
its discharge in accordance with paragraph (c)(4) of this section; and
    (7) Remove the bill and liver of any swordfish that is caught, sever 
its head from the trunk and cut it in half vertically, and periodically 
discharge the butchered heads and livers in accordance with paragraph 
(a)(6) of this section.
    (8) If a short-tailed albatross is hooked or entangled by a vessel 
registered for use of longline gear, owners and operators must ensure 
that the following actions are taken:
    (i) Stop the vessel to reduce the tension on the line and bring the 
bird on board the vessel using a dip net;
    (ii) Cover the bird with a towel to protect its feathers from oils 
or damage while being handled;
    (iii) Remove any entangled lines from the bird;
    (iv) Determine if the bird is alive or dead.
    (A) If dead, freeze the bird immediately with an identification tag 
attached directly to the specimen listing the species, location and date 
of mortality, and band number if the bird has a leg band. Attach a 
duplicate identification tag to the bag or container holding the bird. 
Any leg bands present must remain on the bird. Contact NMFS, the Coast 
Guard, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the numbers listed on 
the Short-tailed Albatross Handling Placard distributed at the NMFS 
protected species workshop, inform them that you have a dead short-
tailed albatross on board, and submit the bird to NMFS within 72 hours 
following completion of the fishing trip.
    (B) If alive, handle the bird in accordance with paragraphs (c)(9) 
through (c)(14) of this section.
    (9) Place the bird in a safe enclosed place;
    (10) Immediately contact NMFS, the Coast Guard, or the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service at the numbers listed on the Short-tailed Albatross 
Handling Placard distributed at the NMFS protected species workshop and 
request veterinary guidance;
    (11) Follow the veterinary guidance regarding the handling and 
release of the bird.
    (12) Complete the short-tailed albatross recovery data form issued 
by NMFS.
    (13) If the bird is externally hooked and no veterinary guidance is 
received within 24-48 hours, handle the bird in accordance with 
paragraphs (c)(17)(iv) and (v) of this section, and release the bird 
only if it meets the following criteria:
    (i) Able to hold its head erect and respond to noise and motion 
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    (iii) Capable of flapping and retracting both wings to normal folded 
position on its back;
    (iv) Able to stand on both feet with toes pointed forward; and
    (v) Feathers are dry.
    (14) If released under paragraph (c)(13) of this section or under 
the guidance of a veterinarian, all released birds must be placed on the 
sea surface.
    (15) If the hook has been ingested or is inaccessible, keep the bird 
in a safe, enclosed place and submit it to NMFS immediately upon the 
vessel's return to port. Do not give the bird food or water.
    (16) Complete the short-tailed albatross recovery data form issued 
by NMFS.
    (17) If a seabird other than a short-tailed albatross is hooked or 
entangled by a vessel registered for use of longline gear, owners and 
operators must ensure that the following actions are taken:
    (i) Stop the vessel to reduce the tension on the line and bring the 
seabird on board the vessel using a dip net;
    (ii) Cover the seabird with a towel to protect its feathers from 
oils or damage while being handled;
    (iii) Remove any entangled lines from the seabird;
    (iv) Remove any external hooks by cutting the line as close as 
possible to the hook, pushing the hook barb out point first, cutting off 
the hook barb using bolt cutters, and then removing the hook shank;
    (v) Cut the fishing line as close as possible to ingested or 
inaccessible hooks;
    (vi) Leave the bird in a safe enclosed space to recover until its 
feathers are dry; and
    (vii) After recovered, release seabirds by placing them on the sea 
surface.
    (d) Vessel monitoring system.
    (1) Only a VMS unit owned by NMFS and installed by NMFS complies 
with the requirement of this subpart.
    (2) After the holder of a permit to use longline gear has been 
notified by the SAC of a specific date for installation of a VMS unit on 
the permit holder's vessel, the vessel must carry the VMS unit after the 
date scheduled for installation.
    (3) A longline permit holder will not be assessed any fee or other 
charges to obtain and use a VMS unit, including the communication 
charges related directly to requirements under this section. 
Communication charges related to any additional equipment attached to 
the VMS unit by the owner or operator shall be the responsibility of the 
owner or operator and not NMFS.
    (4) The holder of a longline permit and the master of the vessel 
operating under the permit must:
    (i) Provide opportunity for the SAC to install and make operational 
a VMS unit after notification.
    (ii) Carry the VMS unit on board whenever the vessel is at sea.
    (iii) Not remove or relocate the VMS unit without prior approval 
from the SAC.
    (5) The SAC has authority over the installation and operation of the 
VMS unit. The SAC may authorize the connection or order the 
disconnection of additional equipment, including a computer, to any VMS 
unit when deemed appropriate by the SAC.
    (e) Protected species workshop. (1) Each year both the owner and the 
operator of a vessel registered for use of longline gear must attend and 
be certified for completion of a workshop conducted by NMFS on 
mitigation, handling, and release techniques for turtles and seabirds 
and other protected species.
    (2) A protected species workshop certificate will be issued by NMFS 
annually to any person who has completed the workshop.
    (3) An owner of a vessel registered for use of longline gear must 
have on file a valid protected species workshop certificate or copy 
issued by NMFS in order to maintain or renew their vessel registration.
    (4) An operator of a vessel registered for use of longline gear must 
have on board the vessel a valid protected species workshop certificate 
issued by NMFS or a legible copy thereof.
    (f) An operator of a vessel registered for use of longline gear must 
notify the Regional Administrator at least 24 hours prior to embarking 
on a fishing trip regardless of the intended area of fishing.
    (g) An operator of a vessel registered for use of longline gear in 
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of 150[deg] W. long. and beyond the EEZ is subject to the requirements 
at 50 CFR part 223.

[69 FR 18453, Apr. 7, 2004]



Sec. 660.713  Drift gillnet fishery.

    (a) Take Reduction Plan gear restrictions. Gear restrictions 
resulting from the Pacific Offshore Cetacean Take Reduction Plan 
established under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 
1972 can be found at 50 CFR 229.31.
    (b) Other gear restrictions. (1) The maximum length of a drift 
gillnet on board a vessel shall not exceed 6,000 ft (1828 m).
    (2) Up to 1,500 ft (457 m) of drift gillnet in separate panels of 
600 ft (182.88 m) may be on board the vessel in a storage area.
    (c) Protected Resource Area closures. (1) Pacific leatherback 
conservation area. No person may fish with, set, or haul back drift 
gillnet gear in U.S. waters of the Pacific Ocean from August 15 through 
November 15 in the area bounded by straight lines connecting the 
following coordinates in the order listed:
    (i) Pt. Sur at 36[deg]18.5[min] N. lat., to
    (ii) 34[deg]27[min] N. lat. 123[deg]35[min] W. long., to
    (iii) 34[deg]27[min] N. lat. 129[deg] W. long., to
    (iv) 45[deg] N. lat. 129[deg] W. long., thence to
    (v) the point where 45[deg] N. lat. intersects the Oregon coast.
    (2) Pacific loggerhead conservation area. No person may fish with, 
set, or haul back drift gillnet gear in U.S. waters of the Pacific Ocean 
east of the 120[deg] W. meridian from June 1 through August 31 during a 
forecasted, or occurring, El Nino event off the coast of southern 
California.
    (i) The Assistant Administrator will publish a notification in the 
Federal Register that an El Nino event is occurring off, or is forecast 
for off, the coast of southern California and the requirement for time 
area closures in the Pacific loggerhead conservation zone. The 
notification will also be announced in summary form by other methods as 
the Assistant Administrator determines necessary and appropriate to 
provide notice to the California/Oregon drift gillnet fishery.
    (ii) The Assistant Administrator will rely on information developed 
by NOAA offices that monitor El Nino events, such as NOAA's Coast Watch 
program, and developed by the State of California, to determine if such 
a notice should be published. The requirement for the area closures from 
January 1 through January 31 and from August 15 through August 31 will 
remain effective until the Assistant Administrator issues a notice that 
the El Nino event is no longer occurring.
    (d) Mainland area closures. The following areas off the Pacific 
coast are closed to driftnet gear:
    (1) Within the U.S. EEZ from the United States-Mexico International 
Boundary to the California-Oregon border from February 1 through April 
30.
    (2) In the portion of the U.S. EEZ within 75 nautical miles from the 
mainland shore from the United States-Mexico International Boundary to 
the California-Oregon border from May 1 through August 14.
    (3) In the portion of the U.S. EEZ within 25 nautical miles of the 
coastline from December 15 through January 31 of the following year from 
the United States-Mexico International Boundary to the California-Oregon 
border.
    (4) In the portion of the U.S. EEZ from August 15 through September 
30 within the area bounded by line extending from Dana Point to Church 
Rock on Santa Catalina Island, to Point La Jolla, CA.
    (5) In the portion of the U.S. EEZ within 12 nautical miles from the 
mainland shore north of a line extending west of Point Arguello, CA, to 
the California-Oregon border.
    (6) In the portion of the U.S. EEZ within the area bounded by a line 
from the lighthouse at Point Reyes to Noonday Rock, to Southeast 
Farallon Island to Pillar Point, CA.
    (7) In the portion of the U.S. EEZ off the Oregon coast east of a 
line approximating 1000 fathoms as defined by the following coordinates:
    42[deg]00[min]00[sec] N. lat. 125[deg]10[min]30[sec] W. long.
    42[deg]25[min]39[sec] N. lat. 124[deg]59[min]09[sec] W. long.
    42[deg]30[min]42[sec] N. lat. 125[deg]00[min]46[sec] W. long.
    42[deg]30[min]23[sec] N. lat. 125[deg]04[min]14[sec] W. long.
    43[deg]02[min]56[sec] N. lat. 125[deg]06[min]57[sec] W. long.
    43[deg]01[min]29[sec] N. lat. 125[deg]10[min]55[sec] W. long.
    43[deg]50[min]11[sec] N. lat. 125[deg]19[min]14[sec] W. long.
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    45[deg]00[min]06[sec] N. lat. 125[deg]16[min]42[sec] W. long.
    45[deg]25[min]27[sec] N. lat. 125[deg]16[min]29[sec] W. long.
    45[deg]45[min]37[sec] N. lat. 125[deg]15[min]19[sec] W. long.
    46[deg]04[min]45[sec] N. lat. 125[deg]24[min]41[sec] W. long.
    46[deg]16[min]00[sec] N. lat. 125[deg]20[min]32[sec] W. long.
    (8) In the portion of the U.S. EEZ north of 46[deg]16[min] N. 
latitude (Washington coast).
    (e) Channel Islands area closures. The following areas off the 
Channel Islands are closed to driftnet gear:
    (1) San Miguel Island closures. (i) Within the portion of the U.S. 
EEZ north of San Miguel Island between a line extending 6 nautical miles 
west of Point Bennett, CA, and a line extending 6 nautical miles east of 
Cardwell Point, CA.
    (ii) Within the portion of the U.S. EEZ south of San Miguel Island 
between a line extending 10 nautical miles west of Point Bennett, CA, 
and a line extending 10 nautical miles east of Cardwell Point, CA.
    (2) Santa Rosa Island closure. Within the portion of the U.S. EEZ 
north of San Miguel Island between a line extending 6 nautical miles 
west from Sandy Point, CA, and a line extending 6 nautical miles east of 
Skunk Point, CA, from May 1 through July 31.
    (3) San Nicolas Island closure. In the portion of the U.S. EEZ 
within a radius of 10 nautical miles of 33[deg]16[min]41[sec] N. lat., 
119[deg]34[min]39[sec] W. long. (west end) from May 1 through July 31.
    (4) San Clemente Island closure. In the portion of the U.S. EEZ 
within 6 nautical miles of the coastline on the easterly side of San 
Clemente Island within a line extending 6 nautical miles west from 
33[deg]02[min]16[sec] N. lat., 118[deg]35[min]27[sec] W. long. and a 
line extending 6 nautical miles east from the light at Pyramid Head, CA.



Sec. 660.714  Purse seine fishery. [Reserved]



Sec. 660.715  Harpoon fishery. [Reserved]



Sec. 660.716  Surface hook-and-line fishery. [Reserved]



Sec. 660.717  Framework for revising regulations.

    (a) General. NMFS will establish and adjust specifications and 
management measures in accordance with procedures and standards in the 
FMP.
    (b) Annual actions. Annual specifications are developed and 
implemented according to Sec. 660.709.
    (c) Routine management measures. Consistent with section 3.4 of the 
FMP, management measures designated as routine may be adjusted during 
the year after recommendation from the Council, approval by NMFS, and 
publication in the Federal Register.
    (d) Changes to the regulations. Regulations under this subpart may 
be promulgated, removed, or revised. Any such action will be made 
according to the framework measures in section 8.3.4 of the FMP and will 
be published in the Federal Register.



Sec. 660.718  Exempted fishing.

    (a) In the interest of developing an efficient and productive 
fishery for HMS, the Regional Administrator may issue exempted fishing 
permits (EFP) for the harvest of HMS that otherwise would be prohibited.
    (b) No exempted fishing for HMS may be conducted unless authorized 
by an EFP issued for the participating vessel in accordance with the 
criteria and procedures specified in 50 CFR 600.745.



Sec. 660.719  Scientific observers.

    (a) All fishing vessels with permits issued under this subpart and 
operating in HMS fisheries, including catcher/processors, at-sea 
processors, and vessels that embark from a port in Washington, Oregon, 
or California and land catch in another area, may be required to 
accommodate an NMFS certified observer on board to collect scientific 
data.
    (b) All vessels with observers on board must comply with the safety 
regulations at 50 CFR 600.746.
    (c) NMFS shall advise the permit holder or the designated agent of 
any observer requirement in response to any pre-trip notification in 
this subpart.
    (d) When NMFS notifies the permit holder or designated agent of the 
obligation to carry an observer in response to a notification under this 
subpart or as a condition of an EFP issued under 50 CFR 660.718, the 
vessel may not engage in the fishery without taking the observer.

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    (e) A permit holder must accommodate a NMFS observer assigned under 
this section. The Regional Administrator's office, and not the observer, 
will address any concerns raised over accommodations.
    (f) The permit holder, vessel operator, and crew must cooperate with 
the observer in the performance of the observer's duties, including:
    (1) Allowing for the embarking and debarking of the observer.
    (2) Allowing the observer access to all areas of the vessel 
necessary to conduct observer duties.
    (3) Allowing the observer access to communications equipment and 
navigation equipment as necessary to perform observer duties.
    (4) Allowing the observer access to VMS units to verify operation, 
obtain data, and use the communication capabilities of the units for 
official purposes.
    (5) Providing accurate vessel locations by latitude and longitude or 
loran coordinates, upon request by the observer.
    (6) Providing sea turtle, marine mammal, or sea bird specimens as 
requested.
    (7) Notifying the observer in a timely fashion when commercial 
fishing operations are to begin and end.
    (g) The permit holder, operator, and crew must comply with other 
terms and conditions to ensure the effective deployment and use of 
observers that the Regional Administrator imposes by written notice.
    (h) The permit holder must ensure that assigned observers are 
provided living quarters comparable to crew members and are provided the 
same meals, snacks, and amenities as are normally provided to other 
vessel personnel.



Sec. 660.720  Interim protection for sea turtles.

    (a) Until the effective date of Sec. Sec. 660.707 and 660.712 (d) 
and (e), it is unlawful for any person who is not operating under a 
Hawaii longline limited access permit under Sec. 660.21(b) to do any of 
the following:
    (1) Direct fishing effort toward the harvest of swordfish (Xiphias 
gladius) using longline gear deployed on the high seas of the Pacific 
Ocean west of 150[deg] W. long. and north of the equator (0[deg] lat.).
    (2) Possess a light stick on board a longline vessel on the high 
seas of the Pacific Ocean west of 150[deg] W. long. north of the 
equator. A light stick as used in this paragraph is any type of light 
emitting device, including any fluorescent glow bead, chemical, or 
electrically powered light that is affixed underwater to the longline 
gear.
    (3) An operator of a longline vessel subject to this section may 
land or possess no more than 10 swordfish from a fishing trip where any 
part of the trip included fishing west of 150[deg] W. long. and north of 
the equator (0[deg] N. lat.).
    (4) Fail to employ basket-style longline gear such that the mainline 
is deployed slack when fishing on the high seas of the Pacific Ocean 
west of 150[deg] W. long. north of the equator.
    (5) When a conventional monofilament longline is deployed by a 
vessel subject to this section, no fewer than 15 branch lines may be set 
between any two floats. Vessel operators using basket-style longline 
gear must set a minimum of 10 branch lines between any 2 floats when 
fishing in waters west of 150[deg] W. long. north of the equator.
    (6) Longline gear deployed by a vessel subject to this section must 
be deployed such that the deepest point of the main longline between any 
two floats, i.e., the deepest point in each sag of the main line, is at 
a depth greater than 100 m (328.1 ft or 54.6 fm) below the sea surface.
    (b) [Reserved]

 Table 2 to Part 660--Vessel Capacity Ratings for West Coast Groundfish 
                          Limited Entry Permits

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                Capacity
                        Vessel length                            rating
------------------------------------------------------------------------
<20..........................................................       1.00
 21..........................................................       1.13
 22..........................................................       1.27
 23..........................................................       1.42
 24..........................................................       1.58
 25..........................................................       1.75
 26..........................................................       1.93
 27..........................................................       2.12
 28..........................................................       2.32
 29..........................................................       2.53
 30..........................................................       2.76
 31..........................................................       2.99
 32..........................................................       3.24
 33..........................................................       3.50

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 34..........................................................       3.77
 35..........................................................       4.05
 36..........................................................       4.35
 37..........................................................       4.66
 38..........................................................       4.98
 39..........................................................       5.31
 40..........................................................       5.66
 41..........................................................       6.02
 42..........................................................       6.39
 43..........................................................       6.78
 44..........................................................       7.18
 45..........................................................       7.59
 46..........................................................       8.02
 47..........................................................       8.47
 48..........................................................       8.92
 49..........................................................       9.40
 50..........................................................       9.88
 51..........................................................      10.38
 52..........................................................      10.90
 53..........................................................      11.43
 54..........................................................      11.98
 55..........................................................      12.54
 56..........................................................      13.12
 57..........................................................      13.71
 58..........................................................      14.32
 59..........................................................      14.95
 60..........................................................      15.59
 61..........................................................      16.25
 62..........................................................      16.92
 63..........................................................      17.61
 64..........................................................      18.32
 65..........................................................      19.04
 66..........................................................      19.78
 67..........................................................      20.54
 68..........................................................      21.32
 69..........................................................      22.11
 70..........................................................      22.92
 71..........................................................      23.74
 72..........................................................      24.59
 73..........................................................      25.45
 74..........................................................      26.33
 75..........................................................      27.23
 76..........................................................      28.15
 77..........................................................      29.08
 78..........................................................      30.04
 79..........................................................      31.01
 80..........................................................      32.00
 81..........................................................      33.01
 82..........................................................      34.04
 83..........................................................      35.08
 84..........................................................      36.15
 85..........................................................      37.24
 86..........................................................      38.34
 87..........................................................      39.47
 88..........................................................      40.61
 89..........................................................      41.77
 90..........................................................      42.96
 91..........................................................      44.16
 92..........................................................      45.38
 93..........................................................      46.63
 94..........................................................      47.89
 95..........................................................      49.17
 96..........................................................      50.48
 97..........................................................      51.80
 98..........................................................      53.15
 99..........................................................      54.51
100..........................................................      55.90
101..........................................................      57.31
102..........................................................      58.74
103..........................................................      60.19
104..........................................................      61.66
105..........................................................      63.15
106..........................................................      64.67
107..........................................................      66.20
108..........................................................      67.76
109..........................................................      69.34
110..........................................................      70.94
111..........................................................      72.57
112..........................................................      74.21
113..........................................................      75.88
114..........................................................      77.57
115..........................................................      79.28
116..........................................................      81.02
117..........................................................      82.77
118..........................................................      84.55
119..........................................................      86.36
120..........................................................      88.18
121..........................................................      90.03
122..........................................................      91.90
123..........................................................      93.80
124..........................................................      95.72
125..........................................................      97.66
126..........................................................      99.62
127..........................................................     101.61
128..........................................................     103.62
129..........................................................     105.66
130..........................................................     107.72
131..........................................................     109.80
132..........................................................     111.91
133..........................................................     114.04
134..........................................................     116.20
135..........................................................     118.38
136..........................................................     120.58
137..........................................................     122.81
138..........................................................     125.06
139..........................................................     127.34
140..........................................................     129.64
141..........................................................     131.97
142..........................................................     134.32
143..........................................................     136.70
144..........................................................     139.10
145..........................................................     141.53
146..........................................................     143.98
147..........................................................     146.46
148..........................................................     148.96
149..........................................................     151.49
150..........................................................     154.05
151..........................................................     154.68
152..........................................................     155.31
153..........................................................     155.94
154..........................................................     156.57
155..........................................................     157.20
156..........................................................     157.83
157..........................................................     158.46
158..........................................................     159.10
159..........................................................     159.73
160..........................................................     160.36
161..........................................................     160.99
162..........................................................     161.62
163..........................................................     162.25
164..........................................................     162.88
165..........................................................     163.51
166..........................................................     164.14
167..........................................................     164.77
168..........................................................     165.41
169..........................................................     166.04
170..........................................................     166.67
171..........................................................     167.30
172..........................................................     167.93
173..........................................................     168.56
174..........................................................     169.19
175..........................................................     169.82
176..........................................................     170.45
177..........................................................     171.08
178..........................................................     171.72
179..........................................................     172.35

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180..........................................................     172.98
181..........................................................     173.61
182..........................................................     174.24
183..........................................................     174.87
184..........................................................     175.50
185..........................................................     176.13
186..........................................................     176.76
187..........................................................     177.40
188..........................................................     178.03
189..........................................................     178.66
190..........................................................     179.29
191..........................................................     179.92
192..........................................................     180.55
193..........................................................     181.18
194..........................................................     181.81
195..........................................................     182.44
196..........................................................     183.07
197..........................................................     183.71
198..........................................................     184.34
199..........................................................     184.97
200..........................................................     185.60
201..........................................................     186.23
202..........................................................     186.86
203..........................................................     187.49
204..........................................................     188.12
205..........................................................     188.75
206..........................................................     189.38
207..........................................................     190.02
208..........................................................     190.65
209..........................................................     191.28
210..........................................................     191.91
211..........................................................     192.54
212..........................................................     193.17
213..........................................................     193.80
214..........................................................     194.43
215..........................................................     195.06
216..........................................................     195.69
217..........................................................     196.33
218..........................................................     196.96
219..........................................................     197.59
220..........................................................     198.22
221..........................................................     198.85
222..........................................................     199.48
223..........................................................     200.11
224..........................................................     200.74
225..........................................................     201.37
226..........................................................     202.01
227..........................................................     202.64
228..........................................................     203.27
229..........................................................     203.90
230..........................................................     204.53
231..........................................................     205.16
232..........................................................     205.79
233..........................................................     206.42
234..........................................................     207.05
235..........................................................     207.68
236..........................................................     208.32
237..........................................................     208.95
238..........................................................     209.58
239..........................................................     210.21
240..........................................................     210.84
241..........................................................     211.47
242..........................................................     212.10
243..........................................................     212.73
244..........................................................     213.36
245..........................................................     213.99
246..........................................................     214.63
247..........................................................     215.26
248..........................................................     215.89
249..........................................................     216.52
250..........................................................     217.15
251..........................................................     217.78
252..........................................................     218.41
253..........................................................     219.04
254..........................................................     219.67
255..........................................................     220.30
256..........................................................     220.94
257..........................................................     221.57
258..........................................................     222.20
259..........................................................     222.83
260..........................................................     223.46
261..........................................................     224.09
262..........................................................     224.72
263..........................................................     225.35
264..........................................................     225.98
265..........................................................     226.61
266..........................................................     227.25
267..........................................................     227.88
268..........................................................     228.51
269..........................................................     229.14
270..........................................................     229.77
271..........................................................     230.40
272..........................................................     231.03
273..........................................................     231.66
274..........................................................     232.29
275..........................................................     232.93
276..........................................................     233.56
277..........................................................     234.19
278..........................................................     234.82
279..........................................................     235.45
280..........................................................     236.08
281..........................................................     236.71
282..........................................................     237.34
283..........................................................     237.97
284..........................................................     238.60
285..........................................................     239.24
286..........................................................     239.87
287..........................................................     240.50
288..........................................................     241.13
289..........................................................     241.76
290..........................................................     242.39
291..........................................................     243.02
292..........................................................     243.65
293..........................................................     244.28
294..........................................................     244.91
295..........................................................     245.55
296..........................................................     246.18
297..........................................................     246.81
298..........................................................     247.44
299..........................................................     248.07
300..........................................................     248.70
301..........................................................     249.33
302..........................................................     249.96
303..........................................................     250.59
304..........................................................     251.22
305..........................................................     251.86
306..........................................................     252.49
307..........................................................     253.12
308..........................................................     253.75
309..........................................................     254.38
310..........................................................     255.01
311..........................................................     255.64
312..........................................................     256.27
313..........................................................     256.90
314..........................................................     257.54
315..........................................................     258.17
316..........................................................     258.80
317..........................................................     259.43
318..........................................................     260.06
319..........................................................     260.69
320..........................................................     261.32
321..........................................................     261.95
322..........................................................     262.58
323..........................................................     263.21
324..........................................................     263.85
325..........................................................     264.48

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326..........................................................     265.11
327..........................................................     265.74
328..........................................................     266.37
329..........................................................     267.00
330..........................................................     267.63
331..........................................................     268.26
332..........................................................     268.89
333..........................................................     269.52
334..........................................................     270.16
335..........................................................     270.79
336..........................................................     271.42
337..........................................................     272.05
338..........................................................     272.68
339..........................................................     273.31
340..........................................................     273.94
341..........................................................     274.57
342..........................................................     275.20
343..........................................................     275.83
344..........................................................     276.47
345..........................................................     277.10
346..........................................................     277.73
347..........................................................     278.36
348..........................................................     278.99
349..........................................................     279.62
350..........................................................     280.25
351..........................................................     280.88
352..........................................................     281.51
353..........................................................     282.14
354..........................................................     282.78
355..........................................................     283.41
356..........................................................     284.04
357..........................................................     284.67
358..........................................................     285.30
359..........................................................     285.93
360..........................................................     286.56
361..........................................................     287.19
362..........................................................     287.82
363..........................................................     288.46
364..........................................................     289.09
365..........................................................     289.72
366..........................................................     290.35
367..........................................................     290.98
368..........................................................     291.61
369..........................................................     292.24
370..........................................................     292.87
371..........................................................     293.50
372..........................................................     294.13
373..........................................................     294.77
374..........................................................     295.40
375..........................................................     296.03
376..........................................................     296.66
377..........................................................     297.29
378..........................................................     297.92
379..........................................................     298.55
380..........................................................     299.18
381..........................................................     299.81
382..........................................................     300.44
383..........................................................     301.08
384..........................................................     301.71
385..........................................................     302.34
386..........................................................     302.97
387..........................................................     303.60
388..........................................................     304.23
389..........................................................     304.86
390..........................................................     305.49
391..........................................................     306.12
392..........................................................     306.75
393..........................................................     307.39
394..........................................................     308.02
395..........................................................     308.65
396..........................................................     309.28
397..........................................................     309.91
398..........................................................     310.54
399..........................................................     311.17
400...............................................     311.80
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PART 665_FISHERIES IN THE WESTERN PACIFIC--Table of Contents




                            Subpart A_General

Sec.
665.1 Purpose and scope.
665.2 Relation to other laws.
665.3 Reporting and recordkeeping.

               Subpart B_Western Pacific Fisheries_General

665.11 Purpose and scope.
665.12 Definitions.
665.13 Permits and fees.
665.14 Reporting and recordkeeping.
665.15 Prohibitions.
665.16 Vessel identification.
665.17 Experimental fishing.
665.18 Area restrictions.

               Subpart C_Western Pacific Pelagic Fisheries

665.21 Permits.
665.22 Prohibitions.
665.23 Notifications.
665.24 Gear identification.
665.25 Vessel monitoring system.
665.26 Longline fishing prohibited area management.
665.27 Exemptions for longline fishing prohibited areas; procedures.
665.28 Conditions for at-sea observer coverage.
665.29 Port privileges and transiting for unpermitted U.S. longline 
          vessels.
665.30 Prohibition of drift gillnetting.
665.31 Framework adjustments to management measures.
665.32 Sea turtle take mitigation measures.
665.33 Western Pacific longline fishing restrictions.
665.34 Protected species workshop.
665.35 Pelagic longline seabird mitigation measures.
665.36 American Samoa longline limited entry program.
665.37 American Samoa pelagic fishery area management.
665.38 Exemptions for American Samoa large vessel prohibited areas.

             Subpart D_Western Pacific Crustacean Fisheries

665.41 Permits.
665.42 Prohibitions.
665.43 Notifications.

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665.44 Lobster size and condition restrictions--Permit Area 2.
665.45 Closed seasons.
665.46 Closed areas.
665.47 Gear identification.
665.48 Gear restrictions.
665.49 At-sea observer coverage.
665.50 Harvest limitation program.
665.51 Monk seal protective measures.
665.52 Monk seal emergency protective measures.
665.53 Framework procedures.
665.54 Five-year review.

         Subpart E_Bottomfish And Seamount Groundfish Fisheries

665.61 Permits.
665.62 Prohibitions.
665.63 Notification.
665.64 Gear restrictions.
665.65 At-sea observer coverage.
665.66 Protected species conservation.
665.67 Framework for regulatory adjustments.
665.68 Fishing moratorium on Hancock Seamount.
665.69 Management subareas.

                   Subpart F_Precious Corals Fisheries

665.81 Permits.
665.82 Prohibitions.
665.83 Seasons.
665.84 Quotas.
665.85 Closures.
665.86 Size restrictions.
665.87 Area restrictions.
665.88 Gear restrictions.
665.89 Framework procedures.

        Subpart G_Western Pacific Coral Reef Ecosystem Fisheries

665.601 Relation to other laws.
665.602 Permits and fees.
665.603 Prohibitions.
665.604 Notifications.
665.605 Allowable gear and gear restrictions.
665.606 Gear identification.
665.607 Framework for regulatory adjustments.
665.608 Regulatory area.
665.609 Annual reports.

Table 1 to Part 665--Quotas for Precious Corals Permit Areas
Table 2 to Part 665--Currently Harvested Coral Reef Taxa
Table 3 to Part 665--Potentially Harvested Coral Reef Taxa
Figure 1 to Part 665--Carapace Length of Lobsters
Figure 2 to Part 665--Length of Fishing Vessel

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et. seq.

    Source: 61 FR 34572, July 2, 1996, as amended at 71 FR 17988, Apr. 
10, 2006.

    Editorial Note: Nomenclature changes to part 665 appear at 71 FR 
30299, May 26, 2006.



                            Subpart A_General



Sec. 665.1  Purpose and scope.

    (a) The regulations in this part govern fishing for Western Pacific 
fishery management unit species by vessels of the United States that 
operate or are based inside the outer boundary of the EEZ off Western 
Pacific States.
    (b) General regulations governing fishing by all vessels of the 
United States and by fishing vessels other than vessels of the United 
States are contained in part 665 of this chapter.
    (c) Regulations governing the harvest, possession, landing, 
purchase, and sale of shark fins are found at part 665, subpart N of 
this chapter.



Sec. 665.2  Relation to other laws.

    NMFS recognizes that any state law pertaining to vessels registered 
under the laws of that state while operating in the fisheries regulated 
under this part, and that is consistent with this part and the FMPs 
implemented by this part, shall continue in effect with respect to 
fishing activities regulated under this part.



Sec. 665.3  Reporting and recordkeeping.

    Except for fisheries subject to subparts D and F of this part, any 
person who is required to do so by applicable state law or regulation 
must make and/or file all reports of management unit species landings 
containing all data and in the exact manner required by applicable state 
law or regulation.



               Subpart B_Western Pacific Fisheries_General

    Source: 61 FR 34572, July 2, 1996, unless otherwise noted. 
Redesignated at 71 FR 17989, Apr. 10, 2006.



Sec. 665.11  Purpose and scope.

    (a) This subpart contains regulations that are common to all Western 
Pacific fisheries managed under fishery management plans prepared by the 
Western

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Pacific Fishery Management Council under the Magnuson Act.
    (b) Regulations specific to individual fisheries are included in 
subparts C, D, E, F, and G of this part.
    (c) Nothing in subparts C, D, E, F, and G of this part is intended 
to supercede any valid state or Federal regulations that are more 
restrictive than those published here.

[61 FR 34572, July 2, 1996, as amended at 69 FR 8341, Feb. 24, 2004; 71 
FR 17989, Apr. 10, 2006]



Sec. 665.12  Definitions.

    In addition to the definitions in the Magnuson-Stevens Act, and in 
Sec. 665.10, the terms used in subparts B through G of this part have 
the following meanings:
    American Samoa longline limited access permit means the permit 
required by Sec. 665.21 to use a vessel shoreward of the outer boundary 
of the EEZ around American Samoa to fish for Pacific pelagic management 
unit species using longline gear or to land or transship Pacific pelagic 
management unit species that were caught in the EEZ around American 
Samoa using longline gear.
    American Samoa pelagics mailing list means the list maintained by 
the Pacific Islands Regional Office of names and mailing addresses of 
parties interested in receiving notices of availability for American 
Samoa longline limited access permits.
    Basket-style longline gear means a type of longline gear that is 
divided into units called ``baskets'' each consisting of a segment of 
main line to which 10 or more branch lines with hooks are spliced. The 
mainline and all branch lines are made of multiple braided strands of 
cotton, nylon, or other synthetic fibers impregnated with tar or other 
heavy coatings that cause the lines to sink rapidly in seawater.
    Bottomfish FMP means the Fishery Management Plan for Bottomfish and 
Seamount Groundfish of the Western Pacific Region.
    Bottomfish management area means the areas designated in Sec. 
665.69.
    Bottomfish management unit species means the following fish:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Common name                Local name        Scientific name
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Snappers:
    Silver jaw jobfish..........  Lehi (H); palu-     Aphareus rutilans.
                                   gustusilvia (S).
    Gray jobfish................  Uku (H); asoama     Aprion virescens.
                                   (S).
    Squirrelfish snapper........  Ehu (H); palu-      Etelis
                                   malau (S).          carbunculus.
    Longtail snapper............  Onaga, ula'T1ula    Etelis coruscans.
                                   (H); palu-loa (S).
    Blue stripe snapper.........  Ta'ape (H); savane  Lutjanus kasmira.
                                   (S); funai (G).
    Yellowtail snapper..........  Palu-i' lusama      Pristipomoides
                                   (S); yellowtail     auricilla.
                                   kalekale.
    Pink snapper................  Opakapaka (H);      Pristipomoides.
                                   palu-'Tlena'lena
                                   (S); gadao (G).
    Yelloweye snapper...........  Palusina (S);       Pristipomoides
                                   yelloweye           flavipinnis.
                                   opakapaka.
    Snapper.....................  Kalekale (H)......  Pristipomoides
                                                       sieboldii.
    Snapper.....................  Gindai (H,G); palu- Pristipomoides
                                   sega (S).           zonatus.
Jacks:
    Giant trevally..............  White ulua (H);     Caranx ignoblis.
                                   tarakito (G);
                                   sapo-anae (S).
    Black jack..................  Black ulua (H);     Caranx lugubris.
                                   tarakito (G);
                                   tafauli (S).
    Thick lipped trevally.......  Pig ulua (H);       Pseudocaranx
                                   butaguchi (H).      dentex.
    Amberjack...................  Kahala (H)........  Seriola dumerili.
Groupers:
    Blacktip grouper............  Fausi (S); gadau    Epinephelus
                                   (G).                fasciatus.
    Sea bass....................  Hapu' 1upu'u (H)..  Epinephelus
                                                       quernus.
    Lunartail grouper...........  Papa (S)..........  Variola louti.
Emperor fishes:
    Ambon emperor...............  Filoa-gutumumu (S)  Lethrinus
                                                       amboinensis.
    Redgill emperor.............  Filoa-pa'lo'omumu   Lethrinus
                                   (S); mafuti (G).    rubrioperculatus.
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Notes: G--Guam; H--Hawaii; S--American Samoa.

    Carapace length means a measurement in a straight line from the 
ridge between the two largest spines above the eyes, back to the rear 
edge of the carapace of a spiny lobster (see Figure 1 of this part).

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    Circle hook means a fishing hook with the point turned 
perpendicularly back towards the shank.
    Commercial fishing, as used in subpart D of this part, means fishing 
with the intent to sell all or part of the catch of lobsters. All 
lobster fishing in Crustaceans Permit Area 1 is considered commercial 
fishing.
    Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) means Northern 
Mariana Islands.
    CNMI offshore area means the portion of the U.S. EEZ around the CNMI 
extending seaward from a line drawn 3 nautical miles from the baseline 
around the CNMI from which the territorial sea is measured, to the outer 
boundary of the U.S. EEZ, which to the south means those points which 
are equidistant between Guam and the island of Rota in the CNMI.
    Council means the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council.
    Coral reef ecosystem management unit species (Coral reef ecosystem 
MUS) means all of the Currently Harvested Coral Reef Taxa listed in 
Table 3 and Potentially Harvested Coral Reef Taxa listed Table 4 of this 
part and which spend the majority of their non-pelagic (post-settlement) 
life stages within waters less than or equal to 50 fathoms in total 
depth.
    Coral reef ecosystem regulatory area means the U.S. EEZ waters 
around American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, CNMI and the PRIA except for the 
portion of EEZ waters 0-3 miles around the CNMI, and EEZ waters around 
the NWHI west of 160[deg]50[min] W. long.
    Crustaceans FMP means the Fishery Management Plan for Crustacean 
Fisheries of the Western Pacific Region.
    Crustaceans management area means the combined portions of the EEZ 
encompassed by Crustaceans Permit Areas 1, 2, and 3.
    Crustaceans management unit species means spiny lobster (Panulirus 
marginatus or Panulirus penicillatus), slipper lobster (family 
Scyllaridae), and Kona crab (Ranina ranina).
    Crustaceans Permit Area 1 (Permit Area 1) means the EEZ off the 
Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
    Crustaceans Permit Area 2 (Permit Area 2) means the EEZ off the main 
Hawaiian Islands.
    Crustaceans Permit Area 3 (Permit Area 3) means the EEZ of the 
Territory of Guam and the EEZ of the Territory of American Samoa.
     Crustaceans Permit Area 1 VMS Subarea means an area within the EEZ 
off the NWHI 50 nm from the center geographical positions of the islands 
and reefs in the NWHI as follows: Nihoa Island 23[deg]05[min] N. lat., 
161[deg]55[min] W. long.; Necker Island 23[deg]35[min] N. lat., 
164[deg]40[min] W. long.; French Frigate Shoals 23[deg]45[min] N. lat., 
166[deg]15[min] W. long; Garner Pinnacles 25[deg]00[min] N. lat., 
168[deg]00[min] W. long.; Maro Reef 25[deg]25[min] N. lat., 
170[deg]35[min] W. long.; Laysan Island 25[deg]45[min] N. lat., 
171[deg]45[min] W. long; Lisianski Island 26[deg]00[min] N. lat., 
173[deg]55[min] W. long.; Pearl and Hermes Reef 27[deg]50[min] N. lat., 
175[deg]50[min] W. long.; Midway Islands 28[deg]14[min] N. lat., 
177[deg]22[min] W. long.; and Kure Island 28[deg]25[min] N. lat., 
178[deg]20[min] W. long. The remainder of the VMS subarea is delimited 
by parallel lines tangent to and connecting the 50-nm areas around the 
following: from Nihoa Island to Necker Island; from French Frigate 
Shoals to Gardner Pinnacles; from Gardner Pinnacles to Maro Reef; from 
Laysan Island to Lisianski Island; and from Lisianski Island to Pearl 
and Hermes Reef.
    Crustaceans receiving vessel means a vessel of the United States to 
which lobster taken in Permit Area 1 are transferred from another 
vessel.
    Currently harvested coral reef taxa (CHCRT) means coral reef 
associated species, families, or subfamilies, as described in Table 3 of 
this part, that have annual landings greater than 454.54 kg (1,000 lb) 
as reported on individual state, commonwealth, or territory catch 
reports or through creel surveys. Fisheries and research data from many 
of these species have been analyzed by regional management agencies.
    Dead coral means any precious coral that no longer has any live 
coral polyps or tissue.
    Deep-set or Deep-setting means the deployment of, or deploying, 
respectively, longline gear in a manner consistent with all the 
following criteria: with all float lines at least 20 meters in length; 
with a minimum of 15 branch lines between any two floats (except basket-
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any two floats); without the use of light sticks; and resulting in the 
possession or landing of no more than 10 swordfish (Xiphias gladius) at 
any time during a given trip. As used in this definition ``float line'' 
means a line used to suspend the main longline beneath a float and 
``light stick'' means any type of light emitting device, including any 
fluorescent ``glow bead'', chemical, or electrically powered light that 
is affixed underwater to the longline gear.
    EFP means an experimental fishing permit.
    First level buyer means:
    (1) The first person who purchases, with the intention to resell, 
management unit species, or portions thereof, that were harvested by a 
vessel that holds a permit or is otherwise regulated under subpart D of 
this part; or
    (2) A person who provides recordkeeping, purchase, or sales 
assistance in the first transaction involving management unit species 
(such as the services provided by a wholesale auction facility).
    Fish dealer means any person who:
    (1) Obtains, with the intention to resell, Pacific pelagic 
management unit species, or portions thereof, that were harvested or 
received by a vessel that holds a permit or is otherwise regulated under 
subpart E of this part; or
    (2) Provides recordkeeping, purchase, or sales assistance in 
obtaining or selling such management unit species (such as the services 
provided by a wholesale auction facility).
    Fishing gear, as used in subpart D of this part, includes:
    (1) Bottom trawl, which means a trawl in which the otter boards or 
the footrope of the net are in contact with the sea bed.
    (2) Gillnet, (see Sec. 600.10).
    (3) Hook-and-line, which means one or more hooks attached to one or 
more lines.
    (4) Set net, which means a stationary, buoyed, and anchored gill 
net.
    (5) Trawl, (see Sec. 600.10).
    Fishing trip means a period of time during which fishing is 
conducted, beginning when the vessel leaves port and ending when the 
vessel lands fish.
    Fishing year means the year beginning at 0001 local time on January 
1 and ending at 2400 local time on December 31.
    Freeboard means the straight-line vertical distance between a 
vessel's working deck and the sea surface. If the vessel does not have 
gunwale door or stern door that exposes the working deck, freeboard 
means the straight-line vertical distance between the top of a vessel's 
railing and the sea surface.
    Harvest guideline means a specified numerical harvest objective.
    Hawaiian Archipelago means the Main and Northwestern Hawaiian 
Islands, including Midway Atoll.
    Hawaii longline limited access permit means the permit required by 
Sec. 665.21 to use a vessel to fish for Pacific pelagic management unit 
species with longline gear in the EEZ around Hawaii or to land or 
transship longline-caught Pacific pelagic management unit species 
shoreward of the outer boundary of the EEZ around Hawaii.
    Hookah breather means a tethered underwater breathing device that 
pumps air from the surface through one or more hoses to divers at depth.
    Incidental catch or incidental species means species caught while 
fishing for the primary purpose of catching a different species.
    Interested parties means the State of Hawaii Department of Land and 
Natural Resources, the Council, holders of permits issued under subpart 
D of this part, and any person who has notified the Regional 
Administrator of his or her interest in the procedures and decisions 
described in Sec. Sec. 665.51 and 665.52, and who has specifically 
requested to be considered an ``interested party.''
    Land or landing means offloading fish from a fishing vessel, 
arriving in port to begin offloading fish, or causing fish to be 
offloaded from a fishing vessel.
    Large vessel means, as used in Sec. Sec. 665.22, 665.37, and 
665.38, any vessel greater than 50 ft (15.2 m) in length overall.
    Length overall (LOA) or length of a vessel means, as used in 
Sec. Sec. 665.21(i) and 665.22, the horizontal distance, rounded to the 
nearest foot (with any 0.5 foot or 0.15 meter fraction rounded upward), 
between the foremost part of the stem and the aftermost part of the 
stern, excluding bowsprits, rudders, outboard motor brackets, and 
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attachments (see Figure 2 to this part). ``Stem'' is the foremost part 
of the vessel, consisting of a section of timber or fiberglass, or cast 
forged or rolled metal, to which the sides of the vessel are united at 
the fore end, with the lower end united to the keel, and with the 
bowsprit, if one is present, resting on the upper end. ``Stern'' is the 
aftermost part of the vessel.
    Live coral means any precious coral that has live coral polyps or 
tissue.
    Live rock means any natural, hard substrate, including dead coral or 
rock, to which is attached, or which supports, any living marine life-
form associated with coral reefs.
    Lobster closed area means an area of the EEZ that is closed to 
fishing for lobster.
     Lobster grounds refers, singularly or collectively, to the 
following four areas in Crustaceans Permit Area 1 that shall be used to 
manage the lobster fishery:
    (1) Necker Island Lobster Grounds--waters bounded by straight lines 
connecting the following coordinates in the order presented: 
24[deg]00[min] N. lat., 165[deg]00[min] W. long.; 24[deg]00[min] N. 
lat., 164[deg]00[min] W. long.; 23[deg]00[min] N. lat., 164[deg]00[min] 
W. long.; and 23[deg]00[min] N. lat., 165[deg]00[min] W. long.
    (2) Gardner Pinnacles Lobster Grounds--waters bounded by straight 
lines connecting the following coordinates in the order presented: 
25[deg]20[min] N. lat., 168[deg]20[min] W. long.; 25[deg]20[min] N. 
lat., 167[deg]40[min] W. long.; 24[deg]20[min] N. lat., 167[deg]40[min] 
W. long.; and 24[deg]20[min] N. lat., 168[deg]20[min] W. long.
    (3) Maro Reef Lobster Grounds--waters bounded by straight lines 
connecting the following coordinates in the order presented: 
25[deg]40[min] N. lat., 171[deg]00[min] W. long.; 25[deg]40[min] N. 
lat., 170[deg]20[min] W. long.; 25[deg]00[min] N. lat., 170[deg]20[min] 
W. long.; and 25[deg]00[min] N. lat., 171[deg]00[min] W. long.
    (4) General NWHI Lobster Grounds--all waters within Crustaceans 
Permit Area 1 except for the Necker Island, Gardner Pinnacles, and Maro 
Reef Lobster Grounds.
    Longline fishing prohibited area means the portions of the EEZ in 
which longline fishing is prohibited as specified in Sec. 665.26.
    Longline fishing vessel means a vessel that has longline gear on 
board the vessel.
    Longline gear means a type of fishing gear consisting of a main line 
that exceeds 1 nm in length, is suspended horizontally in the water 
column either anchored, floating, or attached to a vessel, and from 
which branch or dropper lines with hooks are attached; except that, 
within the protected species zone, longline gear means a type of fishing 
gear consisting of a main line of any length that is suspended 
horizontally in the water column either anchored, floating, or attached 
to a vessel, and from which branch or dropper lines with hooks are 
attached.
    Low use marine protected area (MPA) means an area of the U.S. EEZ 
where fishing operations have specific restrictions in order to protect 
the coral reef ecosystem, as specified under area restrictions.
    Main Hawaiian Islands means the islands of the Hawaiian Islands 
Archipelago lying to the east of 161[deg] W. long.
    Non-precious coral means any species of coral other than those 
listed under the definition for precious coral in this section.
    Non-selective gear means any gear used for harvesting corals that 
cannot discriminate or differentiate between types, size, quality, or 
characteristics of living or dead corals.
    Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) means the islands of the 
Hawaiian Islands Archipelago lying to the west of 161[deg] W. long.
    No-take MPA means an area of the U.S. EEZ that is closed to fishing 
for or harvesting of management unit species, precious corals and 
seamount groundfish, as defined in this section.
    Offloading means removing management unit species from a vessel.
    Offset circle hook means a circle hook in which the barbed end of 
the hook is displaced relative to the parallel plane of the eyed-end, or 
shank, of the hook when laid on its side.
     Owner, as used in subparts C and D of this part and Sec. 665.61(i) 
through (m), means a person who is identified as the current owner of 
the vessel as described in the Certificate of Documentation (Form CG-
1270) issued by the USCG for a documented vessel, or in a registration 
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undocumented vessel. As used in subpart F of this part and Sec. 
665.61(c) through (h), the definition of ``owner'' in Sec. 600.10 of 
this chapter continues to apply.
    Pacific Pelagic Management Unit Species means the following fish:

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             Common name                        Scientific name
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Mahimahi (dolphinfish)..............  Coryphaena spp.
Indo-Pacific blue marlin............  Makaira mazara
Black marlin........................  M. indica
Striped marlin......................  Tetrapturus audax
Shortbill spearfish.................  T. angustirostris
Swordfish...........................  Xiphias gladius
Sailfish............................  Istiophorus platypterus
Pelagic thresher shark..............  Alapias pelagicus
Bigeye thresher shark...............  Alopias
Common thresher shark...............  Alopias vulpinus
Silky shark.........................  Carcharhinus falciformis
Oceanic whitetip shark..............  Carcharhinus longimanus
Blue shark..........................  Prionace glauca
Shortfin mako shark.................  Isurus oxyrinchus
Longfin mako shark..................  Isurus paucus
Salmon shark........................  Lamna ditropis
Albacore............................  Thunnus alalunga
Bigeye tuna.........................  T. obesus
Yellowfin tuna......................  T. albacore
Northern bluefin tuna...............  T. thynnus
Skipjack tuna.......................  Katsuwonus pelamis
Kawakawa............................  Euthynnus affinis
Wahoo...............................  Acanthocybium solandri
Moonfish............................  Lampris spp.
Oilfish family......................  Gempylidae
Pomfret.............................  family Bramidae
Other tuna relatives................  Auxis spp., Scomber spp.;
                                       Allothunus spp.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Pacific Islands Regional Office (PIRO) means the headquarters of the 
Pacific Islands Region, NMFS, located at 1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 
1110, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814; telephone number (808) 944-2200.
    Pacific Remote Island Areas (PRIA) pelagic troll and handline 
fishing permit means the permit required by Sec. 665.21 to use a vessel 
shoreward of the outer boundary of the EEZ around the PRIA to fish for 
Pacific pelagic management unit species using pelagic handline or troll 
fishing methods.
    Pacific remote island areas (PRIA, or U.S. island possessions in the 
Pacific Ocean) means Palmyra Atoll, Kingman Reef, Jarvis Island, Baker 
Island, Howland Island, Johnston Atoll, Wake Island, and Midway Atoll.
    Pelagic handline fishing means fishing for pelagic management unit 
species from a stationary or drifting vessel using hook and line gear 
other than longline gear.
    Pelagic troll fishing (trolling) means fishing for pelagic 
management unit species from a moving vessel using hook and line gear.
    Pelagics FMP means the Fishery Management Plan for the Pelagic 
Fisheries of the Western Pacific Region.
    Potentially harvested coral reef taxa (PHCRT) means coral reef 
associated species, families, or subfamilies, as listed in Table 4 of 
this part, for which little or no information is available beyond 
general taxonomic and distribution descriptions. These species have 
either not been caught in the past or have been harvested annually in 
amounts less than 454.54 kg (1,000 lb). Coral reef ecosystem management 
unit species that are not listed as management unit species, precious 
corals, seamount groundfish, as defined in this section, or listed as 
CHCRT in Table 3 of this part.
    Precious coral means any coral of the genus Corallium in addition to 
the following species of corals:

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                Common name                        Scientific name
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Pink coral (also known as red coral)......  Corallium secundum.
Pink coral (also known as red coral)......  Corallium regale.
Pink coral (also known as red coral)......  Corallium laauense.
Gold coral................................  Gerardia spp.
Gold coral................................  Callogorgia gilberti.
Gold coral................................  Narella spp.
Gold coral................................  Calyptrophora spp.
Bamboo coral..............................  Lepidisis olapa.
Bamboo coral..............................  Acanella spp.
Black coral...............................  Antipathes dichotoma.
Black coral...............................  Antipathes grandis.
Black coral...............................  Antipathes ulex.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Precious coral permit area means the area encompassing the precious 
coral beds in the management area. Each bed is designated by a permit 
area code and assigned to one of the following four categories:
    (1) Established beds. Makapuu (Oahu), Permit Area E-B-1, includes 
the area within a radius of 2.0 nm of a point at 21[deg]18.0[min] N. 
lat., 157[deg]32.5[min] W. long.
    (2) Conditional beds. (i) Keahole Point (Hawaii), Permit Area C-B-1, 
includes the area within a radius of 0.5 nm of a point at 
19[deg]46.0[min] N. lat., 156[deg]06.0[min] W. long.
    (ii) Kaena Point (Oahu), Permit Area C-B-2, includes the area within 
a radius of 0.5 nm of a point at 21[deg]35.4[min] N. lat., 
158[deg]22.9[min] W. long.
    (iii) Brooks Bank, Permit Area C-B-3, includes the area within a 
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nm of a point at 24[deg]06.0[min] N. lat., 166[deg]48.0[min] W. long.
    (iv) 180 Fathom Bank, Permit Area C-B-4, N.W. of Kure Atoll, 
includes the area within a radius of 2.0 nm of a point at 
28[deg]50.2[min] N. lat., 178[deg]53.4[min] W. long.
    (3) Refugia. Westpac Bed, Permit Area R-1, includes the area within 
a radius of 2.0 nm of a point at 23[deg]18[min] N. lat., 162[deg]35[min] 
W. long.
    (4) Exploratory areas. (1) Permit Area X-P-H includes all coral 
beds, other than established beds, conditional beds, or refugia, in the 
EEZ seaward of the State of Hawaii.
    (ii) Permit Area X-P-AS includes all coral beds, other than 
established beds, conditional beds, or refugia, in the EEZ seaward of 
American Samoa.
    (iii) Permit Area X-P-G includes all coral beds, other than 
established beds, conditional beds, or refugia, in the EEZ seaward of 
Guam.
    (iv) Permit Area X-P-PI includes all coral beds, other than 
established beds, conditional beds, or refugia, in the EEZ seaward of 
the U.S. Pacific Island possessions.
    Protected species means an animal protected under the MMPA, listed 
under the ESA, or subject to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, as amended.
    Protected species study zones means the waters within a specified 
distance, designated by the Regional Administrator pursuant to Sec. 
665.66, around the following islands of the NWHI and as measured from 
the following coordinates: Nihoa Island 23[deg]05[min] N. lat., 
161[deg]55[min] W. long.; Necker Island 23[deg]35[min] N. lat., 
164[deg]40[min] W. long.; French Frigate Shoals 23[deg]45[min] N. lat., 
166[deg]15[min] W. long.; Gardner Pinnacles 25[deg]00[min] N. lat., 
168[deg]00[min] W. long.; Maro Reef 25[deg]25[min] N. lat., 
170[deg]35[min] W. long.; Laysan Island 25[deg]45[min] N. lat., 
171[deg]45[min] W. long.; Lisianski Island 26[deg]00[min] N. lat., 
173[deg]55[min] W. long.; Pearl and Hermes Reef 27[deg]50[min] N. lat., 
175[deg]50[min] W. long.; Midway Island 28[deg]14[min] N. lat., 
177[deg]22[min] W. long.; and Kure Island 28[deg]25[min] N. lat., 
178[deg]20[min] W. long. The protected species study zones encompasses 
waters within 50 nm of the geographical coordinates listed above.
    Protected species zone means an area, designated under Sec. 665.26, 
measured from the center geographical positions of certain islands and 
reefs in the NWHI, as follows: Nihoa Island 23[deg]05[min] N. lat., 
161[deg]55[min] W. long.; Necker Island 23[deg]35[min] N. lat., 
164[deg]40[min] W. long.; French Frigate Shoals 23[deg]45[min] N. lat., 
166[deg]15[min] W. long; Gardner Pinnacles 25[deg]00[min] N. lat., 
168[deg]00[min] W. long.; Maro Reef 25[deg]25[min] N. lat., 
170[deg]35[min] W. long.; Laysan Island 25[deg]45[min] N. lat., 
171[deg]45[min] W. long; Lisianski Island 26[deg]00[min] N. lat., 
173[deg]55[min] W. long.; Pearl and Hermes Reef 27[deg]50[min] N. lat., 
175[deg]50[min] W. long.; Midway Islands 28[deg]14[min] N. lat., 
177[deg]22[min] W. long.; and Kure Island 28[deg]25[min] N. lat., 
178[deg]20[min] W. long. Where the areas are not contiguous, parallel 
lines drawn tangent to and connecting those semi-circles of the 50-nm 
areas that lie between Nihoa Island and Necker Island, French Frigate 
Shoals and Gardner Pinnacles, Gardner Pinnacles and Maro Reef, and 
Lisianski Island and Pearl and Hermes Reef, shall delimit the remainder 
of the protected species zone.
    Receiving vessel permit means a permit required by Sec. 665.21(c) 
for a receiving vessel to transship or land Pacific pelagic management 
unit species taken by other vessels using longline gear.
    Regional Administrator means Director, Pacific Islands Region, NMFS 
(see Table 1 of Sec. 600.502 for address).
    Seamount groundfish means the following species:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                Common name                        Scientific name
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Armorhead.................................  Pentaceros richardsoni.
Alfonsin..................................  Beryx splendens.
Raftfish..................................  Hyperoglyphe japonica.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Selective gear means any gear used for harvesting corals that can 
discriminate or differentiate between type, size, quality, or 
characteristics of living or dead corals.
    Shallow-set or Shallow-setting means the deployment of, or 
deploying, respectively, longline gear in a manner that does not meet 
the definition of deep-set or deep-setting as defined in this section.
    Shallow-set certificate means an original paper certificate that is 
issued by NMFS and valid for one shallow-set of longline gear (more than 
one nautical mile of deployed longline gear is a complete set) for sets 
that start during the period of validity indicated on the certificate.
    Special Agent-In-Charge (SAC) means the Special-Agent-In-Charge, 
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or a designee of the SAC, located at 300 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-118, 
Honolulu, Hawaii, 96850; telephone number (808) 541-2727.
    Special permit means a permit issued to allow fishing for coral reef 
ecosystem management unit species in low-use MPAs or to fish for any 
PHCRT.
    Transship means offloading or otherwise transferring management unit 
species or products thereof to a receiving vessel.
    Trap means a box-like device used for catching and holding lobsters.
    U.S. harvested corals means coral caught, taken, or harvested by 
vessels of the United States within any fishery for which a fishery 
management plan has been implemented under the Magnuson Act.
    Vessel monitoring system unit (VMS unit) means the hardware and 
software owned by NMFS, installed on vessels by NMFS, and required by 
subpart C of this part to track and transmit the positions of longline 
vessels or the hardware and software used by vessels to track and 
transmit the positions of vessels permitted under subpart D of this part 
to fish in Crustaceans Permit Area 1.
    Western Pacific Fishery Management Area means those waters shoreward 
of the outer boundary of the EEZ around American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, 
the Northern Mariana Islands, Midway, Johnston and Palmyra Atolls, 
Kingman Reef, and Wake, Jarvis, Baker, and Howland Islands.
    Western Pacific general longline permit means the permit authorized 
under Sec. 665.21 to use a vessel shoreward of the outer boundary of 
the EEZ around Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Johnston or Palmyra 
Atolls, Kingman Reef, or Wake, Jarvis, Baker or Howland Islands to fish 
for Pacific pelagic management unit species using longline gear or to 
land or to transship Pacific pelagic management unit species that were 
caught using longline gear.

[61 FR 34572, July 2, 1996, as amended at 62 FR 35449, July 1, 1997; 62 
FR 47587, Sept. 10, 1997; 62 FR 43294, Aug. 13, 1997; 63 FR 20540, Apr. 
27, 1998; 63 FR 29355, May 29, 1998; 64 FR 22811, Apr. 28, 1999; 64 FR 
36822, July 8, 1999; 67 FR 4371, Jan. 30, 2002; 67 FR 11945, Mar. 18, 
2002; 67 FR 34412, May 14, 2002; 67 FR 56501, Sept. 4, 2002; 69 FR 8341, 
Feb. 24, 2004; 69 FR 17350, Apr. 2, 2004; 70 FR 29650, May 24, 2005]

    Effective Date Note: At 71 FR 53607, Sept. 12, 2006, Sec. 665.12, 
the definitions for ``Crustaceans management area'', ``Crustaceans 
permit area 3'', and ``Crustaceans receiving vessel'' were revised, and 
the definitions for ``Crustaceans permit area 4'', ``Pacific Remote 
Island Areas bottomfish fishing permit'', and ``Pacific Remote Island 
Areas crustacean fishing permit'' were added, and under the definition 
of ``Precious coral permit area'' paragraph (4)(v) is added, effective 
Oct. 12, 2006. For the convenience of the user, the added and revised 
text is set forth as follows:

Sec. 665.12  Definitions.

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    Crustaceans management area means the EEZ waters around American 
Samoa, the CNMI, Guam, Hawaii, and the PRIA.

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    Crustaceans Permit Area 3 (Permit Area 3) means the EEZ around Guam 
and American Samoa, and the EEZ seaward of points 3 nautical miles from 
the shoreline of the CNMI.
    Crustaceans Permit Area 4 (Permit Area 4) means the EEZ around the 
PRIA, with the exception of EEZ waters around Midway Atoll.

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    Crustaceans receiving vessel means a vessel of the United States to 
which lobsters taken in the crustaceans management area are transferred 
from another vessel.

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    Pacific Remote Island Areas (PRIA) bottomfish fishing permit means 
the permit required by Sec. 665.61 to use a vessel to fish for 
bottomfish management unit species (MUS) in the EEZ around the PRIA, or 
to land bottomfish MUS shoreward of the outer boundary of the EEZ around 
the PRIA, with the exception of EEZ waters around Midway Atoll.
    Pacific Remote Island Areas (PRIA) crustacean fishing permit means 
the permit required

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by Sec. 665.41 to use a vessel to fish for crustacean management unit 
species (MUS) in the EEZ around the PRIA, or to land crustacean MUS 
shoreward of the outer boundary of the EEZ around the PRIA, with the 
exception of EEZ waters around Midway Atoll.

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    Precious coral permit area * * *
    (4) * * *
    (v) Permit Area X-P-CNMI includes all coral beds, other than 
established beds, conditional beds, or refugia, in the EEZ seaward of 
points 3 nautical miles from the shoreline of the CNMI.

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Sec. 665.13  Permits and fees.

    (a) Applicability. The requirements for permits for specific Western 
Pacific fisheries are set forth in subparts C, D, E, F, and G of this 
part.
    (b) Validity. Each permit is valid for fishing only in the specific 
fishery management areas identified on the permit.
    (c) Application. (1) A Western Pacific Federal Fisheries Permit 
Application Form may be obtained from the NMFS PIRO to apply for a 
permit or permits to operate in any of the fisheries regulated under 
subparts C, D, E, F, and G of this part. The completed application must 
be submitted to PIRO. In no case shall PIRO accept an application that 
is not on the Western Pacific Federal Fisheries Application Form.
    (2) A minimum of 15 days after the day PIRO receives a complete 
application should be allowed for processing a permit application for 
fisheries under subparts C, D, E, and F of this part. A minimum of 60 
days after the day PIRO receives a complete application should be 
allowed for processing a permit application for fisheries under subpart 
J of this part. If an incomplete or improperly completed application is 
filed, the applicant will be sent a letter of notice of deficiency. If 
the applicant fails to correct the deficiency within 30 days following 
the date of the letter of notification of deficiency, the application 
will be considered abandoned.
    (d) Change in application information. Any change in the permit 
application information or vessel documentation, submitted under 
paragraph (c) of this section, must be reported to PIRO in writing 
within 15 days of the change to avoid a delay in processing the permit 
application. A minimum of 10 days from the day the information is 
received by PIRO should be given for PIRO to record any change in 
information from the permit application submitted under paragraph (c) of 
this section. Failure to report such changes may result in a delay in 
processing an application, permit holders failing to receive important 
notifications, or sanctions pursuant to the Magnuson-Stevens Act at 16 
U.S.C. Sec. 1858(g) or 15 CFR part 904, subpart D.
    (e) Issuance. After receiving a complete application, the Regional 
Administrator will issue a permit to an applicant who is eligible under 
Sec. Sec. 665.21, 665.36, 665.41, 665.61, 665.601, or 665.8, or 665.602 
as appropriate.
    (f) Fees. (1) PIRO will not charge a fee for a permit issued under 
subpart D or F of this part, or for a Ho'omalu Zone limited access 
permit issued under Sec. 665.61.
    (2) PIRO will charge a fee for each application for a Hawaii 
longline limited access permit, Mau Zone limited access permit, coral 
reef ecosystem special permit, or a American Samoa longline limited 
access permit (including permit transfers and renewals). The amount of 
the fee is calculated in accordance with the procedures of the NOAA 
Finance Handbook, for determining the administrative costs of each 
special product or service. The fee may not exceed such costs and is 
specified with each application form. The appropriate fee must accompany 
each application. Failure to pay the fee will preclude the issuance, 
transfer or renewal of a Hawaii longline limited access permit, Mau Zone 
limited access permit, coral reef ecosystem special permit, or an 
American Samoa longline limited access permit.
    (g) Expiration. (1) Permits issued under subparts C, D, E, F, and G 
of this part are valid for the period specified on the permit unless 
transferred, revoked, suspended, or modified under 15 CFR part 904.
    (2) Permits issued under subpart E of this part expire at 2400 local 
time on December 31.

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    (h) Replacement. Replacement permits may be issued, without charge, 
to replace lost or mutilated permits. An application for a replacement 
permit is not considered a new application.
    (i) Transfer. An application for a permit transfer under Sec. Sec. 
665.21(h), 665.41(e), or 665.61(e), or for registration of a permit for 
use with a replacement vessel under Sec. 665.61(k), must be submitted 
to the PIRO as described in paragraph (c) of this section.
    (j) Alteration. Any permit that has been altered, erased, or 
mutilated is invalid.
    (k) Display. Any permit issued under this subpart, or a facsimile of 
the permit, must be on board the vessel at all times while the vessel is 
fishing for, taking, retaining, possessing, or landing management unit 
species shoreward of the outer boundary of the fishery management area. 
Any permit issued under this section must be displayed for inspection 
upon request of an authorized officer.
    (l) Sanctions. Procedures governing sanctions and denials are found 
at subpart D of 15 CFR part 904.
    (m) Permit appeals. Procedures for appeals of permit and 
administrative actions are specified in the relevant subparts of this 
part.

[61 FR 34572, July 2, 1996, as amended at 64 FR 22812, Apr. 28, 1999; 69 
FR 8342, Feb. 24, 2004; 70 FR 29651, May 24, 2005]



Sec. 665.14  Reporting and recordkeeping.

    (a) Fishing record forms. The operator of any fishing vessel subject 
to the requirements of Sec. Sec. 665.21, 665.41, 665.81, or 665.602 
must maintain on board the vessel an accurate and complete record of 
catch, effort and other data on report forms provided by the Regional 
Administrator. All information specified on the forms must be recorded 
on the forms within 24 hours after completion of each fishing day. Each 
form must be signed and dated by the fishing vessel operator. For the 
fisheries managed under Sec. Sec. 665.21, 665.41, and 665.81, the 
original logbook form for each day of the fishing trip must be submitted 
to the Regional Administrator within 72 hours of each landing of MUS. 
For the fisheries managed under Sec. 665.601, the original logbook form 
for each day of the fishing trip must be submitted to the Regional 
Administrator within 30 days of each landing of MUS.
    (b) Transshipment logbooks. Any person subject to the requirements 
of Sec. 665.21(c) or Sec. 665.602(a)(2) must maintain on board the 
vessel an accurate and complete NMFS transshipment logbook containing 
report forms provided by the Regional Administrator. All information 
specified on the forms must be recorded on the forms within 24 hours 
after the day of transshipment. Each form must be signed and dated by 
the receiving vessel operator. The original logbook for each day of 
transshipment activity must be submitted to the Regional Administrator 
within 72 hours of each landing of Pacific pelagic management unit 
species. The original logbook for each day of transshipment activity 
must be submitted to the Regional Administrator within 7 days of each 
landing of coral reef ecosystem MUS.
    (c) Sales report. The operator of any fishing vessel subject to the 
requirements of Sec. 665.41 must submit to the Regional Administrator, 
within 72 hours of offloading of crustaceans management unit species, an 
accurate and complete sales report on a form provided by the Regional 
Administrator. The form must be signed and dated by the fishing vessel 
operator.
    (d) Packing or weigh-out slips. The operator of any fishing vessel 
subject to the requirements of Sec. 665.41 must attach packing or 
weighout slips provided to the operator by the first-level buyer(s), 
unless the packing or weighout slips have not been provided in time by 
the buyer(s).
    (e) Modification of reporting and recordkeeping requirements. The 
Regional Administrator may, after consultation with the Council, 
initiate rulemaking to modify the information to be provided on the 
fishing record forms, transshipment logbook, and sales report forms and 
timeliness by which the information is to be provided, including the 
submission of packing or weighout slips.
    (f) Availability of records for inspection--(1) Pacific pelagic 
management unit species. Upon request, any fish dealer must immediately 
provide an authorized officer access for inspecting and copying all 
records of purchases, sales,

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or other transactions involving Pacific pelagic management unit species 
taken or handled by longline vessels that have permits issued under this 
subpart or that are otherwise subject to subpart C of this part, 
including, but not limited to, information concerning:
    (i) The name of the vessel involved in each transaction and the 
owner or operator of the vessel.
    (ii) The weight, number, and size of each species of fish involved 
in each transaction.
    (iii) Prices paid by the buyer and proceeds to the seller in each 
transaction.
    (2) Crustaceans management unit species. Upon request, any first-
level buyer must immediately allow an authorized officer and any 
employee of NMFS designated by the Regional Administrator, to access, 
inspect, and copy all records relating to the harvest, sale, or transfer 
of crustacean management unit species taken by vessels that have permits 
issued under this subpart or that are otherwise subject to subpart D of 
this part. This requirement may be met by furnishing the information on 
a worksheet provided by the Regional Administrator. The information must 
include, but is not limited to:
    (i) The name of the vessel involved in each transaction and the 
owner or operator of the vessel.
    (ii) The amount, number, and size of each management unit species 
involved in each transaction.
    (iii) Prices paid by the buyer and proceeds to the seller in each 
transaction.
    (3) Bottomfish and seamount groundfish management unit species. Any 
person who is required by state laws and regulations to maintain records 
of landings and sales for vessels regulated by this subpart and subpart 
E of this part must make those records immediately available for Federal 
inspection and copying upon request by an authorized officer.
    (4) Coral reef ecosystem MUS. Any person who has a special permit 
and who is required by state laws and regulations to maintain and submit 
records of catch and effort, landings and sales for coral reef ecosystem 
MUS by this subpart and subpart G of this part must make those records 
immediately available for Federal inspection and copying upon request by 
an authorized officer as defined in Sec. 600.10 of this chapter of this 
chapter
    (g) State reporting. Any person who has a permit under Sec. 665.21, 
665.61, or 665.601 and who is regulated by state laws and regulations to 
maintain and submit records of catch and effort, landings and sales for 
vessels regulated by subparts C, E and G of this part must maintain and 
submit those records in the exact manner required by state laws and 
regulations.

[61 FR 34572, July 2, 1996, as amended at 62 FR 27524, May 20, 1997; 67 
FR 56501, Sept. 4, 2002; 69 FR 8343, Feb. 24, 2004]

    Effective Date Note: At 71 FR 53607, Sept. 12, 2006, Sec. 665.14(a) 
was revised, effective Oct. 12, 2006. This section contains information 
collection and recordkeeping requirements and will not become effective 
until approval has been given by the Office of Management and Budget. 
For the convenience of the user, the revised text is set forth as 
follows:

Sec. 665.14  Reporting and recordkeeping.

    (a) Fishing record forms. The operator of any fishing vessel subject 
to the requirements of Sec. Sec. 665.21, 665.41, 665.81, or 665.602 
must maintain on board the vessel an accurate and complete record of 
catch, effort, and other data on report forms provided by the Regional 
Administrator. All information specified on the forms must be recorded 
on the forms within 24 hr after the completion of each fishing day. Each 
form must be signed and dated by the fishing vessel operator. For the 
fisheries managed under Sec. 665.21, 665.41, and 665.81, the original 
logbook form for each day of the fishing trip must be submitted to the 
Regional Administrator within 72 hr of each landing of MUS, unless the 
fishing was authorized under a PRIA troll and handline permit, a PRIA 
crustaceans fishing permit, or a PRIA precious corals fishing permit, in 
which case the original logbook form for each day of fishing within the 
PRIA EEZ waters must be submitted to the Regional Administrator within 
30 days of each landing of MUS. For fisheries managed under Sec. 
665.602, the original logbook form for each day of the fishing trip must 
be submitted to the Regional Administrator within 30 days of each 
landing of MUS.

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Sec. 665.15  Prohibitions.

    In addition to the prohibitions in Sec. 600.725 of this chapter, it 
is unlawful for any person to:
    (a) Engage in fishing without a valid permit or facsimile of a valid 
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board the vessel and available for inspection by an authorized officer, 
when a permit is required under Sec. 665.13 or Sec. 665.17, unless the 
vessel was at sea when the permit was issued under Sec. 665.13, in 
which case the permit must be on board the vessel before its next trip.
    (b) File false information on any application for a fishing permit 
under Sec. 665.13 or an EFP under Sec. 665.17.
    (c) Fail to file reports in the exact manner required by any state 
law or regulation, as required in Sec. 665.14.
    (d) Falsify or fail to make, keep, maintain, or submit any logbook 
or logbook form or other record or report required under Sec. Sec. 
665.14 and 665.17.
    (e) Refuse to make available to an authorized officer or a designee 
of the Regional Administrator for inspection or copying, any records 
that must be made available in accordance with Sec. 665.14.
    (f) Fail to affix or maintain vessel or gear markings, as required 
by Sec. Sec. 665.16, 665.24, 665.47, and 665.605.
    (g) Violate a term or condition of an EFP issued under Sec. 665.17.
    (h) Fail to report any take of or interaction with protected species 
as required by Sec. 665.17(k).
    (i) Fish without an observer on board the vessel after the owner or 
agent of the owner has been directed by NMFS to make accommodations 
available for an observer under Sec. Sec. 665.17, 665.28, 665.49, or 
665.65.
    (j) Refuse to make accommodations available for an observer when so 
directed by the Regional Administrator under Sec. 665.28, Sec. 665.49, 
or Sec. 665.65, or under any provision in an EFP issued under Sec. 
665.17.
    (k) Fail to notify officials as required in Sec. Sec. 665.23, 
665.28, 665.43, 665.63, and 665.603.
    (l) Fish for, take or retain within a no-take MPA, defined in Sec. 
665.18, any bottomfish management unit species, crustacean management 
unit species, Pacific pelagic management unit species, precious coral, 
seamount groundfish or coral reef ecosystem MUS.

[61 FR 34572, July 2, 1996, as amended at 69 FR 8343, Feb. 24, 2004]



Sec. 665.16  Vessel identification.

    (a) Each fishing vessel subject to this subpart must display its 
official number on the port and starboard sides of the deckhouse or 
hull, and on an appropriate weather deck, so as to be visible from 
enforcement vessels and aircraft.
    (b) The official number must be affixed to each vessel subject to 
this subpart and subparts C, D, E, and F of this part, in block Arabic 
numerals at least 18 inches (45.7 cm) in height for fishing and 
receiving vessels of 65 ft (19.8 m) LOA or longer, and at least 10 
inches (25.4 cm) in height for all other vessels, except vessels subject 
to Subpart F and 65 ft (19.8 m) LOA or longer must be marked in block 
Arabic numerals at least 14 inches (35.6 cm) in height. Marking must be 
legible and of a color that contrasts with the background.
    (c) The vessel operator must ensure that the official number is 
clearly legible and in good repair.
    (d) The vessel operator must ensure that no part of the vessel, its 
rigging, or its fishing gear obstructs the view of the official number 
from an enforcement vessel or aircraft.



Sec. 665.17  Experimental fishing.

    (a) General. The Regional Administrator may authorize, for limited 
purposes, the direct or incidental harvest of management unit species 
that would otherwise be prohibited by this subpart and subparts C, D, E, 
and F of this part. No experimental fishing may be conducted unless 
authorized by an EFP issued by the Regional Administrator in accordance 
with the criteria and procedures specified in this section. EFPs will be 
issued without charge.
    (b) Observers. No experimental fishing for crustacean management 
unit species may be conducted unless an NMFS scientific observer is 
aboard the vessel.
    (c) Application. An applicant for an EFP must submit to the Regional 
Administrator at least 60 days before the desired date of the EFP a 
written application including, but not limited to, the following 
information:
    (1) The date of the application.
    (2) The applicant's name, mailing address, and telephone number.
    (3) A statement of the purposes and goals of the experiment for 
which an

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EFP is needed, including a general description of the arrangements for 
disposition of all species harvested under the EFP.
    (4) A statement of whether the proposed experimental fishing has 
broader significance than the applicant's individual goals.
    (5) For each vessel to be covered by the EFP:
    (i) Vessel name.
    (ii) Name, address, and telephone number of owner and operator.
    (iii) USCG documentation, state license, or registration number.
    (iv) Home port.
    (v) Length of vessel.
    (vi) Net tonnage.
    (vii) Gross tonnage.
    (6) A description of the species (directed and incidental) to be 
harvested under the EFP and the amount of such harvest necessary to 
conduct the experiment.
    (7) For each vessel covered by the EFP, the approximate times and 
places fishing will take place, and the type, size, and amount of gear 
to be used.
    (8) The signature of the applicant.
    (d) Incomplete applications. The Regional Administrator may request 
from an applicant additional information necessary to make the 
determinations required under this section. An applicant will be 
notified of an incomplete application within 10 working days of receipt 
of the application. An incomplete application will not be considered 
until corrected in writing.
    (e) Issuance. (1) If an application contains all of the required 
information, NMFS will publish a notice of receipt of the application in 
the Federal Register with a brief description of the proposal and will 
give interested persons an opportunity to comment. The Regional 
Administrator will also forward copies of the application to the 
Council, the USCG, and the fishery management agency of the affected 
state, accompanied by the following information:
    (i) The current utilization of domestic annual harvesting and 
processing capacity (including existing experimental harvesting, if any) 
of the directed and incidental species for which an EFP is being 
requested.
    (ii) A citation of the regulation or regulations that, without the 
EFP, would prohibit the proposed activity.
    (iii) Biological information relevant to the proposal.
    (2) At a Council meeting following receipt of a complete 
application, the Regional Administrator will consult with the Council 
and the Director of the affected state fishery management agency 
concerning the permit application. The applicant will be notified in 
advance of the meeting at which the application will be considered, and 
invited to appear in support of the application, if the applicant 
desires.
    (3) Within 5 working days after the consultation in paragraph (e)(2) 
of this section, or as soon as practicable thereafter, NMFS will notify 
the applicant in writing of the decision to grant or deny the EFP and, 
if denied, the reasons for the denial. Grounds for denial of an EFP 
include, but are not limited to, the following:
    (i) The applicant has failed to disclose material information 
required, or has made false statements as to any material fact, in 
connection with his or her application.
    (ii) According to the best scientific information available, the 
harvest to be conducted under the permit would detrimentally affect any 
species of fish in a significant way.
    (iii) Issuance of the EFP would inequitably allocate fishing 
privileges among domestic fishermen or would have economic allocation as 
its sole purpose.
    (iv) Activities to be conducted under the EFP would be inconsistent 
with the intent of this section or the management objectives of the FMP.
    (v) The applicant has failed to demonstrate a valid justification 
for the permit.
    (vi) The activity proposed under the EFP would create a significant 
enforcement problem.
    (4) The decision to grant or deny an EFP is final and unappealable. 
If the permit is granted, NMFS will publish a notice in the Federal 
Register describing the experimental fishing to be conducted under the 
EFP. The Regional Administrator may attach

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terms and conditions to the EFP consistent with the purpose of the 
experiment including, but not limited to:
    (i) The maximum amount of each species that can be harvested and 
landed during the term of the EFP, including trip limits, where 
appropriate.
    (ii) The number, sizes, names, and identification numbers of the 
vessels authorized to conduct fishing activities under the EFP.
    (iii) The times and places where experimental fishing may be 
conducted.
    (iv) The type, size, and amount of gear which may be used by each 
vessel operated under the EFP.
    (v) The condition that observers be carried aboard vessels operating 
under an EFP.
    (vi) Data reporting requirements.
    (vii) Such other conditions as may be necessary to assure compliance 
with the purposes of the EFP consistent with the objectives of the FMP.
    (f) Duration. Unless otherwise specified in the EFP or a superseding 
notice or regulation, an EFP is effective for no longer than 1 year, 
unless revoked, suspended, or modified. EFPs may be renewed following 
the application procedures in this section.
    (g) Alteration. Any EFP that has been altered, erased, or mutilated 
is invalid.
    (h) Transfer. EFPs issued under subparts B through F of this part 
are not transferable or assignable. An EFP is valid only for the 
vessel(s) for which it is issued.
    (i) Inspection. Any EFP issued under subparts B through F of this 
part must be carried aboard the vessel(s) for which it was issued. The 
EFP must be presented for inspection upon request of any authorized 
officer.
    (j) Sanctions. Failure of the holder of an EFP to comply with the 
terms and conditions of an EFP, the provisions of subparts A through F 
of this part, any other applicable provision of this part, the Magnuson 
Act, or any other regulation promulgated thereunder, is grounds for 
revocation, suspension, or modification of the EFP with respect to all 
persons and vessels conducting activities under the EFP. Any action 
taken to revoke, suspend, or modify an EFP will be governed by 15 CFR 
part 904 subpart D. Other sanctions available under the statute will be 
applicable.
    (k) Protected species. Persons fishing under an EFP must report any 
incidental take or fisheries interaction with protected species on a 
form provided for that purpose. Reports must be submitted to the 
Regional Administrator within 3 days of arriving in port.



Sec. 665.18  Area restrictions.

    (a) Fishing is prohibited in all no-take MPAs designated in this 
section.
    (b) Anchoring by all fishing vessels over 50 ft (15.25 m) LOA is 
prohibited in the U.S. EEZ seaward of the Territory of Guam west of 
144[deg]30[min] E. long. except in the event of an emergency caused by 
ocean conditions or by a vessel malfunction that can be documented.
    (c) MPAs--(1) No-take MPAs. The following U.S. EEZ waters are no-
take MPAs:
    (i) Landward of the 50-fathom (fm) (91.5-m) curve at Jarvis, 
Howland, and Baker Islands, and Kingman Reef; as depicted on National 
Ocean Survey Chart Numbers 83116 and 83153;
    (ii) Landward of the 50-fm (91.5-m) curve around Rose Atoll, as 
depicted on National Ocean Survey Chart Number 83484.
    (2) Low-use MPAs. The following U.S. EEZ waters in the Western 
Pacific Region are low-use MPAs:
    (i) All waters between the shoreline and the 50-fm (91.5-m) curve 
around Johnston Atoll, Palmyra Atoll, and Wake Island as depicted on 
National Ocean Survey Chart Numbers 83637, 83157 and 81664.
    (ii) [Reserved]

[69 FR 8343, Feb. 24, 2004]



               Subpart C_Western Pacific Pelagic Fisheries

    Source: 61 FR 34572, July 2, 1996, unless otherwise noted. 
Redesignated at 71 FR 17989, Apr. 10, 2006.



Sec. 665.21  Permits.

    (a) A vessel of the United States must be registered for use with a 
valid permit under the High Seas Fishing Compliance Act if that vessel 
is used to fish on the high seas, as required under Sec. 300.15 of this 
title.

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    (b) A vessel of the United States must be registered for use under a 
valid Hawaii longline limited access permit if that vessel is used:
    (1) To fish for Pacific pelagic management unit species using 
longline gear in the EEZ around the Hawaiian Archipelago; or
    (2) To land or transship, shoreward of the outer boundary of the EEZ 
around the Hawaiian Archipelago, Pacific pelagic management unit species 
that were harvested using longline gear.
    (c) A vessel of the United States must be registered for use under a 
valid American Samoa longline limited access permit, in accordance with 
Sec. 665.36, if that vessel is used:
    (1) To fish for Pacific pelagic management unit species using 
longline gear in the EEZ around American Samoa; or
    (2) To land shoreward of the outer boundary of the EEZ around 
American Samoa Pacific pelagic management unit species that were 
harvested using longline gear in the EEZ around American Samoa; or
    (3) To transship shoreward of the outer boundary of the EEZ around 
American Samoa Pacific pelagic management unit species that were 
harvested using longline gear in the EEZ around American Samoa or on the 
high seas.
    (d) A vessel of the United States must be registered for use under a 
valid Western Pacific general longline permit, American Samoa longline 
limited access permit, or Hawaii longline limited access permit if that 
vessel is used:
    (1) To fish for Pacific pelagic management unit species using 
longline gear in the EEZ around Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, or 
the Pacific remote island areas (with the exception of Midway Atoll); or
    (2) To land or transship shoreward of the outer boundary of the EEZ 
around Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, or the Pacific remote island 
areas (with the exception of Midway Atoll), Pacific pelagic management 
unit species that were harvested using longline gear.
    (e) A receiving vessel of the United States must be registered for 
use with a valid receiving vessel permit if that vessel is used to land 
or transship, within the Western Pacific Fishery Management Area, 
Pacific pelagic management unit species that were harvested using 
longline gear.
    (f) A vessel of the United States must be registered for use with a 
valid PRIA pelagic troll and handline fishing permit if that vessel is 
used to fish for Pacific pelagic management unit species using pelagic 
handline or trolling fishing methods in the EEZ around the PRIA.
    (g) Any required permit must be valid and on board the vessel and 
available for inspection by an authorized agent, except that, if the 
permit was issued (or registered to the vessel) during the fishing trip 
in question, this requirement applies only after the start of any 
subsequent fishing trip.
    (h) A permit is valid only for the vessel for which it is 
registered. A permit not registered for use with a particular vessel may 
not be used.
    (i) An application for a permit required under this section will be 
submitted to PIRO as described in Sec. 665.13.
    (j) General requirements governing application information, 
issuance, fees, expiration, replacement, transfer, alteration, display, 
and sanctions for permits issued under this section, as applicable, are 
contained in Sec. 665.13.
    (k) A Hawaii longline limited access permit may be transferred as 
follows:
    (1) The owner of a Hawaii longline limited access permit may apply 
to transfer the permit:
    (i) To a different person for registration for use with the same or 
another vessel; or
    (ii) For registration for use with another U.S. vessel under the 
same ownership.
    (2) [Reserved]
    (l) A Hawaii longline limited access permit will not be registered 
for use with a vessel that has a LOA greater than 101 ft (30.8 m).
    (m) Only a person eligible to own a documented vessel under the 
terms of 46 U.S.C. 12102(a) may be issued or may hold (by ownership or 
otherwise) a Hawaii longline limited access permit.
    (n) Permit appeals. Except as provided in subpart D of 15 CFR part 
904, any applicant for a permit or any permit

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owner may appeal to the Regional Administrator the granting, denial, 
conditioning, suspension, or transfer of a permit or requested permit 
under this section. To be considered by the Regional Administrator, the 
appeal must be in writing, must state the action(s) appealed, and the 
reasons therefor, and must be submitted within 30 days of the action(s) 
by the Regional Administrator. The appellant may request an informal 
hearing on the appeal.
    (1) Upon receipt of an appeal authorized by this section, the 
Regional Administrator may request additional information. Upon receipt 
of sufficient information, the Regional Administrator will decide the 
appeal in accordance with the criteria set out in this part for 
qualifying for, or renewing, limited access permits. In making such 
decision, the Administrator will review relevant portions of the Fishery 
Management Plan for the Pelagic Fisheries of the Western Pacific Region, 
to the extent such review would clarify the criteria in this part. Such 
decision will be based upon information relative to the application on 
file at NMFS and the Council and any additional information available; 
the summary record kept of any hearing and the hearing officer's 
recommended decision, if any, as provided in paragraph (n)(3) of this 
section; and such other considerations as deemed appropriate. The 
Regional Administrator will notify the appellant of the decision and the 
reasons therefor, in writing, normally within 30 days of the receipt of 
sufficient information, unless additional time is needed for a hearing.
    (2) If a hearing is requested, or if the Regional Administrator 
determines that one is appropriate, the Regional Administrator may grant 
an informal hearing before a hearing officer designated for that 
purpose. Such a hearing normally shall be held no later than 30 days 
following receipt of the appeal, unless the hearing officer extends the 
time. The appellant and, at the discretion of the hearing officer, other 
interested persons, may appear personally or be represented by counsel 
at the hearing and submit information and present arguments as 
determined appropriate by the hearing officer. Within 30 days of the 
last day of the hearing, the hearing officer shall recommend, in 
writing, a decision to the Regional Administrator.
    (3) The Regional Administrator may adopt the hearing officer's 
recommended decision, in whole or in part, or may reject or modify it. 
In any event, the Regional Administrator will notify the appellant, and 
interested persons, if any, of the decision, and the reason(s) therefor, 
in writing, within 30 days of receipt of the hearing officer's 
recommended decision. The Regional Administrator's action shall 
constitute final Agency action for purposes of the Administrative 
Procedure Act.
    (4) In the case of a timely appeal from an American Samoa longline 
limited access permit initial permit decision, the Regional 
Administrator will issue the appellant a temporary American Samoa 
longline limited access permit. A temporary permit will expire 20 days 
after the Regional Administrator's final decision on the appeal. In no 
event will a temporary permit be effective for longer than 60 days.
    (5) With the exception of temporary permits issued under paragraph 
(n)(4) of this section, any time limit prescribed in this section may be 
extended for a period not to exceed 30 days by the Regional 
Administrator for good cause, either upon his/her own motion or upon 
written request from the appellant stating the reason(s) therefor.

[70 FR 29651, May 24, 2005]



Sec. 665.22  Prohibitions.

    In addition to the prohibitions specified in Part 600 Sec. 600.725 
of this chapter, it is unlawful for any person to do any of the 
following:
    (a) Falsify or fail to make and/or file all reports of Pacific 
pelagic management unit species landings, containing all data and in the 
exact manner, as required by applicable state law or regulation, as 
specified in Sec. 665.3, provided that the person is required to do so 
by applicable state law or regulation.
    (b) Use a vessel without a valid permit issued under the High Seas 
Fishing Compliance Act to fish for Pacific pelagic management unit 
species using longline gear, on the high seas, in violation of 
Sec. Sec. 300.15 and 665.21(a)of this title.

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    (c) Use a vessel in the EEZ around the Hawaiian Archipelago without 
a valid Hawaii longline limited access permit registered for use with 
that vessel, to fish for Pacific pelagic management unit species using 
longline gear, in violation of Sec. 665.21(b)(1).
    (d) Use a vessel shoreward of the outer boundary of the EEZ around 
the Hawaiian Archipelago without a valid Hawaii longline limited access 
permit registered for use with that vessel, to land or transship Pacific 
pelagic management unit species that were harvested with longline gear, 
in violation of Sec. 665.21(b)(2).
    (e) Use a vessel in the EEZ around American Samoa without a valid 
American Samoa longline limited access permit registered for use with 
that vessel, to fish for Pacific pelagic management unit species using 
longline gear, in violation of Sec. 665.21(c)(1).
    (f) Use a vessel shoreward of the outer boundary of the EEZ around 
American Samoa without a valid American Samoa longline limited access 
permit registered for use with that vessel, to land Pacific pelagic 
management unit species that were caught with longline gear within the 
EEZ around American Samoa, in violation of Sec. 665.21(c)(2).
    (g) Use a vessel within the EEZ around American Samoa without a 
valid American Samoa longline limited access permit registered for use 
with that vessel, to transship Pacific pelagic management unit species 
that were caught with longline gear, in violation of Sec. 665.21(c)(3).
    (h) Use a vessel in the EEZ around Guam, the Northern Mariana 
Islands, or the Pacific remote island areas (with the exception of 
Midway Atoll) without either a valid Western Pacific general longline 
permit, American Samoa longline limited access permit or a Hawaii 
longline limited access permit registered for use with that vessel, to 
fish for Pacific pelagic management unit species using longline gear, in 
violation of Sec. 665.21(d)(1).
    (i) Use a vessel shoreward of the outer boundary of the EEZ around 
Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, or the Pacific remote island areas 
(with the exception of Midway Atoll) without either a valid Western 
Pacific general longline permit, American Samoa longline limited access 
permit or a Hawaii longline limited access permit registered for use 
with that vessel, to land or transship Pacific pelagic management unit 
species that were harvested using longline gear, in violation of Sec. 
665.21(d)(2).
    (j) Use a vessel in the Western Pacific Fishery Management Area to 
land or transship Pacific pelagic management unit species caught by 
other vessels using longline gear, without a valid receiving vessel 
permit registered for use with that vessel, in violation of Sec. 
665.21(e).
    (k) Use a vessel in the EEZ around the PRIA employing handline or 
trolling methods to fish for Pacific pelagic management unit species 
without a valid PRIA pelagic troll and handline fishing permit 
registered for use for that vessel, in violation of Sec. 665.21(f).
    (l) Fish in the fishery after failing to comply with the 
notification requirements in Sec. 665.23.
    (m) Fail to comply with notification requirements set forth in Sec. 
665.23 or in any EFP issued under Sec. 665.17.
    (n) Fail to comply with a term or condition governing the vessel 
monitoring system when using a vessel registered for use with a Hawaii 
longline limited access permit, or a vessel registered for use with a 
size Class C or D American Samoa longline limited access permit, in 
violation of Sec. 665.25.
    (o) Fish for, catch, or harvest Pacific pelagic management unit 
species with longline gear without a VMS unit on board the vessel after 
installation of the VMS unit by NMFS, in violation of Sec. 
665.25(d)(2).
    (p) Possess on board a vessel without a VMS unit Pacific pelagic 
management unit species harvested with longline gear after NMFS has 
installed the VMS unit on the vessel, in violation of Sec. 
665.25(d)(2).
    (q) Interfere with, tamper with, alter, damage, disable, or impede 
the operation of a VMS unit or to attempt any of the same; or to move or 
remove a VMS unit without the prior permission of the SAC in violation 
of Sec. 665.25(d)(3).

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    (r) Make a false statement, oral or written, to an authorized 
officer, regarding the use, operation, or maintenance of a VMS unit, in 
violation of Sec. 665.25(d)(1).
    (s) Interfere with, impede, delay, or prevent the installation, 
maintenance, repair, inspection, or removal of a VMS unit, in violation 
of Sec. 665.25(d)(1).
    (t) Interfere with, impede, delay, or prevent access to a VMS unit 
by a NMFS observer, in violation of Sec. 665.28(f)(4).
    (u) Connect or leave connected additional equipment to a VMS unit 
without the prior approval of the SAC, in violation of Sec. 665.25(e).
    (v) Fish with longline gear within a longline fishing prohibited 
area, except as allowed pursuant to an exemption issued under Sec. 
665.17 or Sec. 665.27, in violation of Sec. 665.26.
    (w) Fish for Pacific pelagic management unit species with longline 
gear within the protected species zone, in violation of Sec. 665.26(b).
    (x) Fail to comply with a term or condition governing the observer 
program established in Sec. 665.28 if using a vessel registered for use 
with a Hawaii longline limited access permit, or a vessel registered for 
use with a size Class B, C or D American Samoa longline limited access 
permit, to fish for Pacific pelagic management unit species using 
longline gear.
    (y) Fail to comply with other terms and conditions that the Regional 
Administrator imposes by written notice to either the permit holder or 
the designated agent of the permit holder to facilitate the details of 
observer placement.
    (z) Fail to fish in accordance with the seabird take mitigation 
techniques set forth at Sec. 665.35(a)(1) or Sec. 665.35(a)(2) when 
operating a vessel registered for use under a Hawaii longline limited 
access permit in violation of Sec. 665.35(a).
    (aa) When operating a vessel registered for use under a American 
Samoa longline limited access permit or a Hawaii longline limited access 
permit, fail to comply with the sea turtle handling, resuscitation, and 
release requirements, in violation of Sec. 665.32(b).
    (bb) Engage in shallow-setting without a valid shallow-set 
certificate for each shallow set made, in violation of Sec. 665.33(c).
    (cc) Own or operate a vessel registered for use under any longline 
permit issued under Sec. 665.21 while engaged in longline fishing for 
Pelagic Management Unit Species and fail to be certified for completion 
of a NMFS protected species workshop, in violation of Sec. 665.34(a).
    (dd) Own or operate a vessel registered for use under any longline 
permit issued under Sec. 665.21 while engaged in longline fishing for 
Pelagic Management Unit Species without having on board a valid 
protected species workshop certificate issued by NMFS or a legible copy 
thereof, in violation of Sec. 665.34(d).
    (ee) Possess light sticks on board a vessel registered for use under 
a Hawaii longline limited access permit at any time during a trip for 
which notification to NMFS under Sec. 665.23(a) indicated that deep-
setting would be done, in violation of Sec. 665.33(d).
    (ff) Fail to carry, or fail to use, a line clipper, dip net, or 
dehooker on a vessel registered for use under any longline permit issued 
under Sec. 665.21, in violation of Sec. 665.32.
    (gg) Engage in shallow-setting from a vessel registered for use 
under a Hawaii longline limited access permit north of the equator 
(0[deg] lat.) with hooks other than offset circle hooks sized 18/0 or 
larger, with 10[deg] offset, in violation of Sec. 665.33(f).
    (hh) Engage in shallow-setting from a vessel registered for use 
under a Hawaii longline limited access permit north of the equator 
(0[deg] lat.) with bait other than mackerel-type bait, in violation of 
Sec. 665.33(g).
    (ii) When operating a vessel registered for use under any longline 
permit issued under Sec. 665.21 or operating a vessel using hooks to 
target Pelagic Management Unit Species while fishing under the Pelagics 
FMP, fail to comply with the sea turtle handling requirements, in 
violation of Sec. 665.32(b).
    (jj) Engage in shallow-setting from a vessel registered for use 
under any longline permit issued under Sec. 665.21 north of the Equator 
(0[deg] lat.) with hooks other than offset circle hooks sized 18/0 or 
larger, with a 10[deg] offset, in violation of Sec. 665.33(f).

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    (kk) Engage in shallow-setting from a vessel registered for use 
under any longline permit issued under Sec. 665.21 north of the Equator 
(0[deg] lat.) with bait other than mackerel-type bait, in violation of 
Sec. 665.33(g).
    (ll) Operate a vessel registered for use under a Hawaii longline 
limited access permit while engaged in longline fishing without having 
on board a valid protected species workshop certificate issued by NMFS 
or a legible copy thereof, in violation of Sec. 665.34(d).
    (mm) Fail to use a line setting machine or line shooter, with 
weighted branch lines, to set the main longline when operating a vessel 
that is registered for use under a Hawaii longline limited access permit 
and equipped with monofilament main longline, when making deep sets 
north of 23[deg] N. lat., in violation of Sec. 665.35(a)(1) or (a)(2).
    (nn) Fail to employ basket-style longline gear such that the 
mainline is deployed slack when operating a vessel registered for use 
under a Hawaii longline limited access north of 23[deg] N. lat., in 
violation of Sec. 665.35(a)(3).
    (oo) Fail to maintain and use blue dye to prepare thawed bait when 
operating a vessel registered for use under a Hawaii longline limited 
access permit that is fishing north of 23[deg] N. lat., in violation of 
Sec. 665.35(a)(4), (a)(5), or (a)(6).
    (pp) Fail to retain, handle, and discharge fish, fish parts, and 
spent bait, strategically when operating a vessel registered for use 
under a Hawaii longline limited access permit that is fishing north of 
23[deg] N. lat., in violation of Sec. 665.35(a)(7), through (a)(9).
    (qq) Fail to be begin the deployment of longline gear at least 1 
hour after local sunset or fail to complete the setting process before 
local sunrise from a vessel registered for use under a Hawaii longline 
limited access permit while shallow-setting north of 23[deg] N. lat., in 
violation of Sec. 665.35(a)(1).
    (rr) Fail to handle short-tailed albatrosses that are caught by 
pelagic longline gear in a manner that maximizes the probability of 
their long-term survival, in violation of Sec. 665.35 (b).
    (ss) Engage in shallow-setting from a vessel registered for use 
under a Hawaii longline limited access permit after the shallow-set 
component of the longline fishery has been closed pursuant to Sec. 
665.33(b)(2), in violation of Sec. 665.33(I).
    (tt) Fail to immediately retrieve longline fishing gear upon receipt 
of actual notice that the shallow-set component of the longline fishery 
has been closed pursuant to Sec. 665.33(b)(2), in violation of Sec. 
665.33(i).
    (uu)-(vv) [Reserved]
    (ww) Fail to handle seabirds other than short-tailed albatrosses 
that are caught by pelagic longline gear in a manner that maximizes the 
probability of their long-term survival, in violation of Sec. 
665.35(c).
    (xx) Use a large vessel to fish for Pelagic management unit species 
within an American Samoa large vessel prohibited area except as allowed 
pursuant to an exemption issued under Sec. 665.38.
    (yy) Fish for Pacific pelagic management unit species using gear 
prohibited under Sec. 665.30 or not permitted by an EFP issued under 
Sec. 665.17.

[70 FR 29652, May 24, 2005, as amended at 70 FR 69284, Nov. 15, 2005; 70 
FR 75080, Dec. 19, 2005]

    Effective Date Note: At 71 FR 54770, Sept. 19, 2006, Sec. 665.22 
was amended by adding paragraphs (ss) and (tt), effective Sept. 19, 
2006, until Mar. 19, 2007.



Sec. 665.23  Notifications.

    (a) The permit holder for any vessel registered for use under a 
Hawaii longline limited access permit or for any vessel greater than 40 
ft (12.2 m) in length overall that is registered for use under an 
American Samoa longline limited access permit, or a designated agent, 
shall provide a notice to the Regional Administrator at least 72 hours 
(not including weekends and Federal holidays) before the vessel leaves 
port on a fishing trip, any part of which occurs in the EEZ around the 
Hawaiian Archipelago or American Samoa. For the purposes of this 
section, the vessel operator will be presumed to be an agent designated 
by the permit holder unless the Regional Administrator is otherwise 
notified by the permit holder. The notice must be provided to the office 
or telephone number designated by the Regional Administrator. The

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notice must provide the official number of the vessel, the name of the 
vessel, the intended departure date, time, and location, the name of the 
operator of the vessel, and the name and telephone number of the agent 
designated by the permit holder to be available between 8 a.m. and 5 
p.m. (local time) on weekdays for NMFS to contact to arrange observer 
placement. Permit holders for vessels registered for use under Hawaii 
longline limited access permits must also provide notification of the 
trip type (either deep-setting or shallow-setting).
    (b) The operator of any vessel subject to the requirements of this 
subpart who does not have on board a VMS unit while transiting the 
protected species zone as defined in Sec. 665.12, must notify the NMFS 
Special-Agent-In-Charge immediately upon entering and immediately upon 
departing the protected species zone. The notification must include the 
name of the vessel, name of the operator, date and time (GMT) of access 
or exit from the protected species zone, and location by latitude and 
longitude to the nearest minute.
    (c) The permit holder for any American Samoa longline limited access 
permit, or an agent designated by the permit holder, must notify the 
Regional Administrator in writing within 30 days of any change to the 
permit holder's contact information or any change to the vessel 
documentation associated with a permit registered to an American Samoa 
longline limited access permit. Complete changes in the ownership of the 
vessel registered to an American Samoa longline limited access permit 
must also be reported to PIRO in writing within 30 days of the change. 
Failure to report such changes may result in a delay in processing an 
application, permit holders failing to receive important notifications, 
or sanctions pursuant to the Magnuson-Stevens Act at 16 U.S.C. Sec. 
1858(g) or 15 CFR part 904, subpart D.

[70 FR 29654, May 24, 2005]



Sec. 665.24  Gear identification.

    (a) Identification. The operator of each permitted vessel in the 
fishery management area must ensure that the official number of the 
vessel be affixed to every longline buoy and float, including each buoy 
and float that is attached to a radar reflector, radio antenna, or flag 
marker, whether attached to a deployed longline or possessed on board 
the vessel. Markings must be legible and permanent, and must be of a 
color that contrasts with the background material.
    (b) Enforcement action. Longline gear not marked in compliance with 
paragraph (a) of this section and found deployed in the EEZ will be 
considered unclaimed or abandoned property, and may be disposed of in 
any manner considered appropriate by NMFS or an authorized officer.



Sec. 665.25  Vessel monitoring system.

    (a) VMS unit. Only a VMS unit owned by NMFS and installed by NMFS 
complies with the requirement of this subpart.
    (b) Notification. After a Hawaii longline limited access permit 
holder or size Class C or D American Samoa longline limited access 
permit holder has been notified by the SAC of a specific date for 
installation of a VMS unit on the permit holder's vessel, the vessel 
must carry the VMS unit after the date scheduled for installation.
    (c) Fees and charges. During the experimental VMS program, a Hawaii 
longline limited access permit holder or size Class C or D American 
Samoa longline permit holder with a size Class D or D permit shall not 
be assessed any fee or other charges to obtain and use a VMS unit, 
including the communication charges related directed to requirements 
under this section. Communication charges related to any additional 
equipment attached to the VMS unit by the owner or operator shall be the 
responsibility of the owner or operator and not NMFS.
    (d) Permit holder duties. The holder of a Hawaii longline limited 
access permit or a size Class C or D American Samoa longline permit and 
master of the vessel must:
    (1) Provide opportunity for the SAC to install and make operational 
a VMS unit after notification.
    (2) Carry the VMS unit on board whenever the vessel is at sea.
    (3) Not remove or relocate the VMS unit without prior approval from 
the SAC.

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    (e) Authorization by the SAC. The SAC has authority over the 
installation and operation of the VMS unit. The SAC may authorize the 
connection or order the disconnection of additional equipment, including 
a computer, to any VMS unit when deemed appropriate by the SAC.

[61 FR 34572, July 2, 1996, as amended at 70 FR 29654, May 24, 2005]



Sec. 665.26  Longline fishing prohibited area management.

    (a) Prohibited areas. Longline fishing shall be prohibited in the 
longline fishing prohibited areas as defined in paragraphs (b), (c), and 
(d) of this section.
    (b) Longline protected species zone. The protected species zone is 
50 nm from the center geographical positions of Nihoa Island, Necker 
Island, French Frigate Shoals, Gardner Pinnacles, Maro Reef, Laysan 
Island, Lisianski Island, Pearl and Hermes Reef, Midway Islands, and 
Kure Island, as defined in Sec. 665.12.
    (c) Main Hawaiian Islands. (1) From February 1 through September 30 
each year, the longline fishing prohibited area around the main Hawaiian 
Islands is the portion of the EEZ seaward of Hawaii bounded by straight 
lines connecting the following coordinates in the order listed:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                Point                      N. lat.          DW. long.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
A...................................  18[deg]05[min]    155[deg]40[min]
B...................................  18[deg]20[min]    156[deg]25[min]
C...................................  20[deg]00[min]    157[deg]30[min]
D...................................  20[deg]40[min]    161[deg]40[min]
E...................................  21[deg]40[min]    161[deg]55[min]
F...................................  23[deg]00[min]    161[deg]30[min]
G...................................  23[deg]05[min]    159[deg]30[min]
H...................................  22[deg]55[min]    157[deg]30[min]
I...................................  21[deg]30[min]    155[deg]30[min]
J...................................  19[deg]50[min]    153[deg]50[min]
K...................................  19[deg]00[min]    154[deg]05[min]
A...................................  18[deg]05[min]    155[deg]40[min]
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (2) From October 1 through the following January 31 each year, the 
longline fishing prohibited area around the main Hawaiian Islands is the 
portion of the EEZ seaward of Hawaii bounded by straight lines 
connecting the following coordinates in the order listed:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                Point                      N. lat.          W. long.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
A...................................  18[deg]05[min]    155[deg]40[min]
L...................................  18[deg]25[min]    155[deg]40[min]
M...................................  19[deg]00[min]    154[deg]45[min]
N...................................  19[deg]15[min]    154[deg]25[min]
O...................................  19[deg]40[min]    154[deg]20[min]
P...................................  20[deg]20[min]    154[deg]55[min]
Q...................................  20[deg]35[min]    155[deg]30[min]
R...................................  21[deg]00[min]    155[deg]35[min]
S...................................  22[deg]30[min]    157[deg]35[min]
T...................................  22[deg]40[min]    159[deg]35[min]
U...................................  22[deg]25[min]    160[deg]20[min]
V...................................  21[deg]55[min]    160[deg]55[min]
W...................................  21[deg]40[min]    161[deg]00[min]
E...................................  21[deg]40[min]    161[deg]55[min]
D...................................  20[deg]40[min]    161[deg]40[min]
C...................................  20[deg]00[min]    157[deg]30[min]
B...................................  18[deg]20[min]    156[deg]25[min]
A...................................  18[deg]05[min]    155[deg]40[min]
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (d) Guam. The longline fishing prohibited area around Guam is the 
waters seaward of Guam bounded by straight lines connecting the 
following coordinates in the order listed:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                Point                      N. lat.          E. long.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
A...................................  14[deg]25[min]    144[deg]00[min]
B...................................  14[deg]00[min]    143[deg]38[min]
C...................................  13[deg]41[min]    143[deg]33[min]3
                                                         3[sec]
D...................................  13[deg]00[min]    143[deg]25[min]3
                                                         0[sec]
E...................................  12[deg]20[min]    143[deg]37[min]
F...................................  11[deg]40[min]    144[deg]09[min]
G...................................  12[deg]00[min]    145[deg]00[min]
H...................................  13[deg]00[min]    145[deg]42[min]
I...................................  13[deg]27[min]    145[deg]51[min]
------------------------------------------------------------------------


[61 FR 34572, July 2, 1996, as amended at 71 FR 10869, Mar. 3, 2006]



Sec. 665.27  Exemptions for longline fishing prohibited areas; 

procedures.

    (a) An exemption permitting a person to use longline gear to fish in 
a portion(s) of the Hawaii longline fishing prohibited area will be 
issued to a person who can document that he or she:
    (1) Currently owns a Hawaii longline limited access permit issued 
under this part and registered for use with his or her vessel.
    (2) Before 1970, was the owner or operator of a vessel when that 
vessel landed Pacific pelagic management unit species taken on longline 
gear in an area that is now within the Hawaii longline fishing 
prohibited area.
    (3) Was the owner or operator of a vessel that landed Pacific 
pelagic management unit species taken on longline gear in an area that 
is now within the Hawaii longline fishing prohibited area, in at least 5 
calendar years after 1969, which need not be consecutive.
    (4) In any one of the 5 calendar years, was the owner or operator of 
a vessel that harvested at least 80 percent of its

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total landings, by weight, of longline-caught Pacific pelagic management 
unit species in an area that is now in the Hawaii longline fishing 
prohibited area.
    (b) Each exemption shall specify the portion(s) of the Hawaii 
longline fishing prohibited area, bounded by longitudinal and 
latitudinal lines drawn to include each statistical area, as appearing 
on Hawaii State Commercial Fisheries Charts, in which the exemption 
holder made the harvest documented for the exemption application under 
paragraph (a)(4) of this section.
    (c) Each exemption is valid only within the portion(s) of the Hawaii 
longline fishing prohibited area specified on the exemption.
    (d) A person seeking an exemption under this section must submit an 
application and supporting documentation to the PIRO at least 15 days 
before the desired effective date of the exemption.
    (e) If the Regional Administrator determines that a gear conflict 
has occurred and is likely to occur again in the Hawaii longline fishing 
prohibited area between a vessel used by a person holding an exemption 
under this section and a non-longline vessel, the Regional Administrator 
may prohibit all longline fishing in the Hawaii longline fishing 
prohibited area around the island where the conflict occurred, or in 
portions thereof, upon notice to each holder of an exemption who would 
be affected by such a prohibition.
    (f) The Council will consider information provided by persons with 
Hawaii longline limited access permits issued under this part who 
believe they have experienced extreme financial hardship resulting from 
the Hawaii longline area closure, and will consider recommendations of 
the Pelagic Advisory Review Board to assess whether exemptions under 
this section should continue to be allowed, and, if appropriate, revise 
the qualifying criteria in paragraph (a) of this section to permit 
additional exemptions.
    (1) If additional exemptions are needed, the Council will advise the 
Regional Administrator in writing of its recommendation, including 
criteria by which financial hardships will be mitigated, while retaining 
the effectiveness of the longline fishing prohibited area.
    (2) Following a review of the Council's recommendation and 
supporting rationale, the Regional Administrator may:
    (i) Reject the Council's recommendation, in which case written 
reasons will be provided by the Regional Administrator to the Council 
for the rejection; or
    (ii) Concur with the Council's recommendation and, after finding 
that it is consistent with the goals and objectives of the Pelagics FMP, 
the national standards, and other applicable law, initiate rulemaking to 
implement the Council's recommendations.

[61 FR 34572, July 2, 1996, as amended at 70 FR 29657, May 24, 2005]



Sec. 665.28  Conditions for at-sea observer coverage.

    (a) NMFS shall advise the permit holder or the designated agent of 
any observer requirement at least 24 hours (not including weekends and 
Federal holidays) before any trip for which NMFS received timely notice 
in compliance with these regulations.
    (b) The ``Notice Prior to Fishing Trip'' requirements in this 
subpart commit the permit holder to the representations in the notice. 
The notice can be modified by the permit holder or designated agent 
because of changed circumstance, if the Regional Administrator is 
promptly provided a modification to the notice that complies with the 
notice requirements. The notice will also be considered modified if the 
Regional Administrator and the permit holder or designated agent agree 
to placement changes.
    (c) When NMFS notifies the permit holder or designated agent of the 
obligation to carry an observer in response to a notification under this 
subpart, or as a condition of an EFP issued under Sec. 665.17, the 
vessel may not engage in the fishery without taking the observer.
    (d) A NMFS observer shall arrive at the observer's assigned vessel 
30 minutes before the time designated for departure in the notice or the 
notice as modified, and will wait 1 hour for departure.

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    (e) A permit holder must accommodate a NMFS observer assigned under 
these regulations. The Regional Administrator's office, and not the 
observer, will address any concerns raised over accommodations.
    (f) The permit holder, vessel operator, and crew must cooperate with 
the observer in the performance of the observer's duties, including:
    (1) Allowing for the embarking and debarking of the observer.
    (2) Allowing the observer access to all areas of the vessel 
necessary to conduct observer duties.
    (3) Allowing the observer access to communications equipment and 
navigation equipment as necessary to perform observer duties.
    (4) Allowing the observer access to VMS units to verify operation, 
obtain data, and use the communication capabilities of the units for 
official purposes.
    (5) Providing accurate vessel locations by latitude and longitude or 
loran coordinates, upon request by the observer.
    (6) Providing sea turtle, marine mammal, or sea bird specimens as 
requested.
    (7) Notifying the observer in a timely fashion when commercial 
fishing operations are to begin and end.
    (g) The permit holder, operator, and crew must comply with other 
terms and conditions to ensure the effective deployment and use of 
observers that the Regional Administrator imposes by written notice.
    (h) The permit holder must ensure that assigned observers are 
provided living quarters comparable to crew members and are provided the 
same meals, snacks, and amenities as are normally provided to other 
vessel personnel. A mattress or futon on the floor or a cot is not 
acceptable if a regular bunk is provided to any crew member, unless 
other arrangements are approved in advance by the Regional 
Administrator.
    (i) Reimbursement requirements are as follows:
    (1) Upon observer verification of vessel accommodations and the 
number of assigned days on board, NMFS will reimburse vessel owners a 
reasonable amount for observer subsistence as determined by the Regional 
Administrator.
    (2) If requested and properly documented, NMFS will reimburse the 
vessel owner for the following:
    (i) Communications charges incurred by the observer.
    (ii) Lost fishing time arising from a seriously injured or seriously 
ill observer, provided that notification of the nature of the emergency 
is transmitted to the Observer Program, NMFS (see address for PIRO 
Regional Administrator) at the earliest practical time. NMFS will 
reimburse the owner only for those days during which the vessel is 
unable to fish as a direct result of helping the NMFS employee who is 
seriously injured or seriously ill. Lost fishing time is based on time 
travelling to and from the fishing grounds and any documented out-of-
pocket expenses for medical services. Payment will be based on the 
current target fish market prices and that vessel's average target fish 
catch retained per day at sea for the previous 2 years, but shall not 
exceed $5,000 per day or $20,000 per claim. Detailed billing with 
receipts and supporting records are required for allowable communication 
and lost fishing time claims. The claim must be completed in ink, 
showing the claimant's printed name, address, vessel name, observer 
name, trip dates, days observer on board, an explanation of the charges, 
and claimant's dated signature with a statement verifying the claim to 
be true and correct. Requested reimbursement claims must be submitted to 
the Fisheries Observer Branch, Pacific Islands Region, NMFS. NMFS will 
not process reimbursement invoices and documentation submitted more than 
120 days after the occurrence.
    (j) If a vessel normally has cabins for crew members, female 
observers on a vessel with an all-male crew must be accommodated either 
in a single person cabin or, if NMFS concludes that adequate privacy can 
be ensured by installing a curtain or other temporary divider, in a two-
person shared cabin. If the vessel normally does not have cabins for 
crew members, alternative accommodations must be approved by NMFS. If a 
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and shower facilities that can be provided for the exclusive use of the 
observer, or if no cabin is assigned, then arrangements for sharing 
common facilities must be established and approved in advance by NMFS.

[61 FR 34572, July 2, 1996, as amended at 70 FR 29657, May 24, 2005]



Sec. 665.29  Port privileges and transiting for unpermitted U.S. 

longline vessels.

    A U.S. longline fishing vessel that does not have a permit under 
subpart B of this part may enter waters of the fishery management area 
with Pacific pelagic management unit species on board, but may not land 
or transship any management unit species on board the vessel. The 
vessel's longline gear must be stowed or secured so it is rendered 
unusable during the time the vessel is in those waters.



Sec. 665.30  Prohibition of drift gillnetting.

    Fishing with drift gillnets in the fishery management area is 
prohibited, except where authorized5by an EFP issued under Sec. 665.17.



Sec. 665.31  Framework adjustments to management measures.

    (a) Introduction. Adjustments in management measures may be made 
through rulemaking if new information demonstrates that there are 
biological, social, or economic concerns in the fishery. The following 
framework process authorizes the implementation of measures that may 
affect the operation of the fisheries, gear, harvest guidelines, or 
changes in catch and/or effort.
    (b) Annual report. By June 30 of each year, the Council-appointed 
Pelagics Plan Team will prepare an annual report on the fisheries in the 
management area. The report shall contain, among other things, 
recommendations for Council action and an assessment of the urgency and 
effects of such action(s).
    (c) Procedure for established measures. (1) Established measures are 
management measures that, at some time, have been included in 
regulations implementing the FMP, and for which the impacts have been 
evaluated in Council/NMFS documents in the context of current 
conditions.
    (2) Following the framework procedures of Amendment 7 to the 
Pelagics FMP, the Council may recommend to the Regional Administrator 
that established measures be modified, removed, or re-instituted. Such 
recommendation shall include supporting rationale and analysis, and 
shall be made after advance public notice, public discussion, and 
consideration of public comment. NMFS may implement the Council's 
recommendation by rulemaking if approved by the Regional Administrator.
    (d) Procedure for new measures. (1) New measures are management 
measures that have not been included in regulations implementing the 
FMP, or for which the impacts have not been evaluated in Council/NMFS 
documents in the context of current conditions.
    (2) Following the framework procedures of Amendment 7 to the 
Pelagics FMP, the Council will publicize, including by Federal Register 
notice, and solicit public comment on, any proposed new management 
measure. After a Council meeting at which the measure is discussed, the 
Council will consider recommendations and prepare a Federal Register 
notice summarizing the Council's deliberations, rationale, and analysis 
for the preferred action, and the time and place for any subsequent 
Council meeting(s) to consider the new measure. At subsequent public 
meeting(s), the Council will consider public comments and other 
information received to make a recommendation to the Regional 
Administrator about any new measure. NMFS may implement the Council's 
recommendation by rulemaking if approved by the Regional Administrator.



Sec. 665.32  Sea turtle take mitigation measures.

    (a) Possession and use of required mitigation gear. The gear 
required in paragraph (a) of this section must be used according to the 
sea turtle handling requirements set forth in paragraph (b) of this 
section.
    (1) Hawaii longline limited access permits. Any owner or operator of 
a vessel registered for use under a Hawaii longline limited access 
permit must carry aboard the vessel line clippers meeting the minimum 
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specified in paragraph (a)(5) of this section, dip nets meeting the 
minimum design standards specified in paragraph (a)(6) of this section, 
and dehookers meeting the minimum design and performance standards 
specified in paragraph (a)(4) of this section.
    (2) Other longline vessels with freeboards of more than 3 ft 
(0.91m). Any owner or operator of a longline vessel with a permit issued 
under Sec. 665.21 other than a Hawaii limited access longline permit 
and that has a freeboard of more than 3 ft (0.91 m) must carry aboard 
the vessel line clippers meeting the minimum design standards specified 
in paragraph (a)(5) of this section, dip nets meeting the minimum design 
standards specified in paragraph (a)(6) of this section, and dehookers 
meeting ths minimum design and performance standards specified in 
paragraph (a)(7) of this section.
    (3) Other longline vessels with freeboards of 3 ft (0.91 m) or less. 
Any owner or operator of a longline vessel with a permit issued under 
Sec. 665.21 other than a Hawaii limited access longline permit and that 
has a freeboard of 3 ft (0.91 m) or less must carry aboard their vessels 
line clippers capable of cutting the vessels fishing line or leader 
within approximately 1 ft (0.3 m) of the eye of an embedded hook, as 
well as wire or bolt cutters capable of cutting through the vessel's 
hooks.
    (4) Handline, troll, pole-and-line, and other vessels using hooks 
other than longline vessels. Any owner or operator of a vessel fishing 
under the Pelagics FMP with hooks other than longline gear are not 
required to carry specific mitigation gear, but must comply with the 
handling requirements set forth in paragraph (b) of this section.
    (5) Dip nets. Dip nets are intended to facilitate safe handling of 
sea turtles and access to sea turtles for purposes of cutting lines in a 
manner that minimizes injury and trauma to sea turtles. The minimum 
design standards for dip nets that meet the requirements of this section 
nets are:
    (i) An extended reach handle. The dip net must have an extended 
reach handle of at least 6 ft (1.82 m) of wood or other rigid material 
able to support a minimum of 100 lbs (34.1 kg) without breaking or 
significant bending or distortion.
    (ii) Size of dip net. The dip net must have a net hoop of at least 
31 inches (78.74 cm) inside diameter and a bag depth of at least 38 
inches (96.52 cm). The bag mesh openings may be no more than 3 inches x 
3 inches (7.62 cm 7.62 cm).
    (6) Dehookers--(i) Long-handled dehooker for ingested hooks. This 
item is intended to be used to remove ingested hooks from sea turtles 
that cannot be boated, and to engage a loose hook when a turtle is 
entangled but not hooked and line is being removed. One long-handled 
dehooker for ingested hooks is required on board. The minimum design and 
performance standards are as follows:
    (A) Hook removal device. The hook removal device must be constructed 
of 5/16-inch (7.94 mm) 316 L stainless steel and have a dehooking end no 
larger than 1 7/8 inches (4.76 cm) outside diameter. The device must be 
capable of securely engaging and controlling the leader while shielding 
the barb of the hook to prevent the hook from re-engaging during 
removal. It must not have any unprotected terminal points (including 
blunt ones), as these could cause injury to the esophagus during hook 
removal. The device must be of a size capable of securing the range of 
hook sizes and styles used by the vessel.
    (B) Extended reach handle. The hook removal device must be securely 
fastened to an extended reach handle or pole with a length equal to or 
greater than 150 percent of the vessel's freeboard or 6 ft (1.83 m), 
whichever is greater. It is recommended that the handle be designed so 
that it breaks down into sections. The handle must be sturdy and strong 
enough to facilitate the secure attachment of the hook removal device.
    (ii) Long-handled dehooker for external hooks. This item is intended 
to be used to remove externally-hooked hooks from sea turtles that 
cannot be boated. The long-handled dehooker for ingested hooks described 
in paragraph (a)(4)(i) of this section meets this requirement. The 
minimum design and performance standards are as follows:

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    (A) Construction. The device must be constructed of 5/16-inch (7.94 
mm) 316 L stainless steel rod. A 5-inch (12.70-cm) tube T-handle of 1-
inch (2.54-cm) outside diameter is recommended, but not required. The 
dehooking end must be blunt with all edges rounded. The device must be 
of a size capable of securing the range of hook sizes and styles used by 
the vessel.
    (B) Handle. The handle must have a length equal to or greater than 
the vessel's freeboard or 3 ft (0.91 m), whichever is greater.
    (iii) Long-handled device to pull an ``inverted V''. This item is 
intended to be used to pull an ``inverted V'' in the fishing line when 
disentangling and dehooking entangled sea turtles. One long-handled 
device to pull an ``inverted V'' is required on board. The long-handled 
dehooker for external hooks described in paragraph (a)(4)(ii) of this 
section meets this requirement. The minimum design and performance 
standards are as follows:
    (A) Hook end. It must have a hook-shaped end, like that of a 
standard boat hook or gaff, which must be constructed of stainless steel 
or aluminum.
    (B) Handle. The handle must have a length equal to or greater than 
150 percent of the vessel's freeboard or 6 ft (1.83 m), whichever is 
greater. The handle must be sturdy and strong enough to allow the hook 
end to be effectively used to engage and pull an ``inverted V'' in the 
line.
    (iv) Tire. This item is intended to be used for supporting a turtle 
in an upright orientation while it is on board. One tire is required on 
board, but an assortment of sizes is recommended to accommodate a range 
of turtle sizes. The tire must be a standard passenger vehicle tire and 
must be free of exposed steel belts.
    (v) Short-handled dehooker for ingested hooks. This item is intended 
to be used to remove ingested hooks, externally hooked hooks, and hooks 
in the front of the mouth of sea turtles that can be boated. One short-
handled dehooker for ingested hooks is required on board. The minimum 
design and performance standards are as follows:
    (A) Hook removal device. The hook removal device must be constructed 
of 1/4-inch (6.35-mm) 316 L stainless steel, and the design of the 
dehooking end must be such to allow the hook to be secured and the barb 
shielded without re-engaging during the hook removal process. The 
dehooking end must be no larger than 1 5/16 inch (3.33 cm) outside 
diameter. It must not have any unprotected terminal points (including 
blunt ones), as this could cause injury to the esophagus during hook 
removal. The dehooking end must be of a size appropriate to secure the 
range of hook sizes and styles used by the vessel.
    (B) Sliding plastic bite block. The dehooker must have a sliding 
plastic bite block, which is intended to be used to protect the sea 
turtle's beak and facilitate hook removal if the turtle bites down on 
the dehooker. The bite block must be constructed of a 3/4-inch (1.91-cm) 
inside diameter high impact plastic cylinder (for example, Schedule 80 
PVC) that is 10 inches (25.40 cm) long. The dehooker and bite block must 
be configured to allow for 5 inches (12.70 cm) of slide of the bite 
block along the shaft of the dehooker.
    (C) Shaft and handle. The shaft must be 16 to 24 inches (40.64 - 
60.69 cm) in length, and must have a T-handle 4 to 6 inches (10.16 - 
15.24 cm) in length and 3/4 to 1 1/4 inches (1.90 - 3.18 cm) in 
diameter.
    (vi) Short-handled dehooker for external hooks. This item is 
intended to be used to remove externally hooked hooks from sea turtles 
that can be boated. One short-handled dehooker for external hooks is 
required on board. The short-handled dehooker for ingested hooks 
required to comply with paragraph (a)(4)(v) of this section meets this 
requirement. The minimum design and performance standards are as 
follows:
    (A) Hook removal device. The hook removal device must be constructed 
of 5/16-inch (7.94-cm) 316 L stainless steel, and the design must be 
such that a hook can be rotated out without pulling it out at an angle. 
The dehooking end must be blunt, and all edges rounded. The device must 
be of a size appropriate to secure the range of hook sizes and styles 
used by the vessel.
    (B) Shaft and handle. The shaft must be 16 to 24 inches (40.64 - 
60.69 cm) in length, and must have a T-handle 4 to

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6 inches (10.16 - 15.24 cm) in length and 3/4 to 1 1/4 inches (1.90 - 
3.18 cm) in diameter.
    (vii) Long-nose or needle-nose pliers. This item is intended to be 
used to remove deeply embedded hooks from the turtle's flesh that must 
be twisted in order to be removed, and also to hold in place PVC splice 
couplings when used as mouth openers. One pair of long-nose or needle-
nose pliers is required on board. The minimum design standards are as 
follows: The pliers must be 8 to 14 inches (20.32 - 35.56 cm) in length. 
It is recommended that they be constructed of stainless steel material.
    (viii) Wire or bolt cutters. This item is intended to be used to cut 
through hooks in order to remove all or part of the hook. One pair of 
wire or bolt cutters is required on board. The minimum design and 
performance standards are as follows: The wire or bolt cutters must be 
capable of cutting hard metals, such as stainless or carbon steel hooks, 
and they must be capable of cutting through the hooks used by the 
vessel.
    (ix) Monofilament line cutters. This item is intended to be used to 
cut and remove fishing line as close to the eye of the hook as possible 
if the hook is swallowed or cannot be removed. One pair of monofilament 
line cutters is required on board. The minimum design standards are as 
follows: Monofilament line cutters must be 6 to 9 inches (15.24 - 22.86 
cm) in length. The blades must be 1 3/4 (4.45 cm) in length and 5/8 
inches (1.59 cm) wide when closed.
    (x) Mouth openers and gags. These items are intended to be used to 
open the mouths of boated sea turtles, and to keep them open when 
removing ingested hooks in a way that allows the hook or line to be 
removed without causing further injury to the turtle. At least two of 
the seven different types of mouth openers and gags described below are 
required on board. The seven types and their minimum design standards 
are as follows.
    (A) A block of hard wood. A block of hard wood is intended to be 
used to gag open a turtle's mouth by placing it in the corner of the 
jaw. It must be made of hard wood of a type that does not splinter (for 
example, maple), and it must have rounded and smoothed edges. The 
dimensions must be 10 to 12 inches (24.50 - 30.48 cm) by 3/4 to 1 1/4 
inches (1.90 - 3.18 cm) by 3/4 to 1 1/4 inches (1.90 - 3.18 cm).
    (B) A set of three canine mouth gags. A canine mouth gag is intended 
to be used to gag open a turtle's mouth while allowing hands-free 
operation after it is in place. A set of canine mouth gags must include 
one of each of the following sizes: small (5 inches) (12.7 cm), medium 
(6 inches) (15.2 cm), and large (7 inches) (17.8 cm). They must be 
constructed of stainless steel. A 1 3/4-inch (4.45 cm) long piece of 
vinyl tubing (3/4 inch (1.91 cm) outside diameter and 5/8 inch (1.59 cm) 
inside diameter) must be placed over the ends of the gags to protect the 
turtle's beak.
    (C) A set of two sturdy canine chew bones. A canine chew bone is 
intended to be used to gag open a turtle's mouth by placing it in the 
corner of the jaw. They must be constructed of durable nylon, zylene 
resin, or thermoplastic polymer, and strong enough to withstand biting 
without splintering. To accommodate a variety of turtle beak sizes, a 
set must include one large (5 1/2 - 8 inches (13.97 - 20.32 cm) in 
length) and one small (3 1/2 - 4 1/2 inches (8.89 - 11.43 cm) in length) 
canine chew bones.
    (D) A set of two rope loops covered with hose. A set of two rope 
loops covered with a piece of hose is intended to be used as a mouth 
opener and to keep a turtle's mouth open during hook and/or line 
removal. A set consists of two 3-foot (0.91-m) lengths of poly braid 
rope, each covered with an 8-inch (20.32-cm) section of 1/2-inch (1.27-
cm) or 3/4-inch (1.91-cm) light-duty garden hose, and each tied into a 
loop.
    (E) A hank of rope. A hank of rope is intended to be used to gag 
open a sea turtle's mouth by placing it in the corner of the jaw. A hank 
of rope is made from a 6-foot (1.83-m) lanyard of braided nylon rope 
that is folded to create a hank, or looped bundle, of rope. The hank 
must be 2 to 4 inches (5.08 - 10.16 cm) in thickness.
    (F) A set of four PVC splice couplings. PVC splice couplings are 
intended to be used to allow access to the back of the mouth of a turtle 
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turtle's mouth and holding them in place with long-nose or needle-nose 
pliers. The set must consist of the following Schedule 40 PVC splice 
coupling sizes: 1 inch (2.54 cm), 1 1/4 inches (3.18 cm), 1 1/2 inches 
(3.81 cm), and 2 inches (5.08 cm).
    (G) A large avian oral speculum. A large avian oral speculum is 
intended to be used to hold a turtle's mouth open and control the head 
with one hand while removing a hook with the other hand. It must be 9 
inches (22.86 cm) in length and constructed of 3/16-inch (4.76-mm) wire 
diameter surgical stainless steel (Type 304). It must be covered with 8 
inches (20.32 cm) of clear vinyl tubing (5/16-inch (7.94-mm) outside 
diameter, 3/16-inch (4.76-mm) inside diameter).
    (b) Handling requirements. If a sea turtle is observed to be hooked 
or entangled in fishing gear from any vessel fishing under the Pelagics 
FMP, vessel owners and operators must use the required mitigation gear 
set forth in paragraph (a) of this section to comply with these handling 
requirements. Any hooked or entangled sea turtle must be handled in a 
manner to minimize injury and promote survival.
    (1) Sea turtles that cannot be brought aboard. In instances where a 
sea turtle is too large to be brought aboard or the sea turtle cannot be 
brought aboard without causing further injury to the sea turtle, the 
vessel owner or operator must disentangle and remove the gear, or cut 
the line as close as possible to the hook or entanglement, to remove the 
maximum amount of the gear from the sea turtle.
    (2) Sea turtles that can be brought aboard. In instances where a sea 
turtle is not too large to be brought aboard, or the sea turtle can be 
brought aboard without causing further injury to the turtle, the vessel 
owner or operator must take the following actions:
    (i) Immediately bring the sea turtle aboard;
    (ii) Handle the sea turtle in accordance with the procedures in 
paragraphs (b)(3) and (b)(4) of this section; and
    (iii) Disentangle and remove the gear, or cut the line as close as 
possible to the hook or entanglement, to remove the maximum amount of 
the gear from the sea turtle.
    (3) Sea turtle resuscitation. If a sea turtle appears dead or 
comatose, the following actions must be taken:
    (i) Place the sea turtle on its belly (on the bottom shell or 
plastron) so that the sea turtle is right side up and its hindquarters 
elevated at least 6 inches (15.24 cm) for a period of no less than 4 
hours and no more than 24 hours. The amount of the elevation varies with 
the size of the sea turtle; greater elevations are needed for larger sea 
turtles;
    (ii) Administer a reflex test at least once every 3 hours. The test 
is to be performed by gently touching the eye and pinching the tail of a 
sea turtle to determine if the sea turtle is responsive;
    (iii) Keep the sea turtle shaded and damp or moist (but under no 
circumstances place the sea turtle into a container holding water). A 
water-soaked towel placed over the eyes, carapace and flippers is the 
most effective method of keeping a sea turtle moist; and
    (iv) Return to the sea any sea turtle that revives and becomes 
active in the manner described in paragraph (b)(4) of this section. Sea 
turtles that fail to revive within the 24-hour period must also be 
returned to the sea in the manner described in paragraph (b)(4) of this 
section.
    (4) Sea turtle release. After handling a sea turtle in accordance 
with the requirements of paragraphs (b)(2) and (b)(3) of this section, 
the sea turtle must be returned to the ocean after identification unless 
NMFS requests the retention of a dead sea turtle for research. In 
releasing a sea turtle the vessel owner or operator must:
    (i) Place the vessel engine in neutral gear so that the propeller is 
disengaged and the vessel is stopped, and release the sea turtle away 
from deployed gear; and
    (ii) Observe that the turtle is safely away from the vessel before 
engaging the propeller and continuing operations.
    (5) Other sea turtle requirements. No sea turtle, including a dead 
turtle, may be consumed or sold. A sea turtle may be landed, offloaded, 
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the retention of a dead sea turtle for research.
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[65 FR 16347, Mar. 28, 2000, as amended at 67 FR 40236, June 12, 2002; 
67 FR 48576, July 25, 2002; 69 FR 17351, Apr. 2, 2004; 70 FR 69284, Nov. 
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Sec. 665.33  Western Pacific longline fishing restrictions.

    (a) Annual Effort Limit on shallow-setting by Hawaii longline 
vessels. (1) A maximum annual limit of 2,120 is established on the 
number of shallow-set certificates that will be made available each 
calendar year to vessels registered for use under Hawaii longline 
limited access permits.
    (2) The Regional Administrator will divide the 2,120-set annual 
effort limit each calendar year into equal shares such that each holder 
of a Hawaii longline limited access permit who provides notice of 
interest to the Regional Administrator no later than November 1 prior to 
the start of the calendar year, pursuant to paragraph (a)(3) of this 
section, receives one share for each permit held. If such division would 
result in shares containing a fraction of a set, the annual effort limit 
will be adjusted downward such that each share consists of a whole 
number of sets.
    (3) Any permit holder who provides notice according to this 
paragraph is eligible to receive shallow-set certificates. In order to 
be eligible to receive shallow-set certificates for a given calendar 
year, holders of Hawaii longline limited access permits must provide 
written notice to the Regional Administrator of their interest in 
receiving such certificates no later than November 1 prior to the start 
of the calendar year, except for 2004, the notification deadline for 
which is May 1, 2004.
    (4) No later than December 1 of each year, the Regional 
Administrator will send shallow-set certificates valid for the upcoming 
calendar year to all holders of Hawaii longline limited access permits, 
as of the just previous November 1, that provided notice of interest to 
the Regional Administrator pursuant to paragraph (a)(3) of this section. 
The Regional Administrator will send shallow-set certificates valid for 
2004 no later than June 1, 2004, based on permit holders as of May 1, 
2004.
    (b) Limits on sea turtle interactions. (1) Maximum annual limits are 
established on the numbers of physical interactions that occur each 
calendar year between leatherback and loggerhead sea turtles and vessels 
registered for use under Hawaii longline limited access permits while 
shallow-setting. The limits are based on the annual numbers of the two 
turtle species expected to be captured in the shallow-set component of 
the Hawaii-based fishery, as indicated in the incidental take statement 
of the biological opinion issued by the National Marine Fisheries 
Service pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act. If the 
numbers in the incidental take statement are modified or if a new 
biological opinion is issued, new rule-making will be undertaken to 
change the interaction limits accordingly. The limits are as follows:
    (i) The annual limit for leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys 
coriacea) is sixteen (16).
    (ii) The annual limit for loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) 
is seventeen (17).
    (2) Upon determination by the Regional Administrator that, based on 
data from NMFS observers, either of the two sea turtle interaction 
limits has been reached during a given calendar year:
    (i) As soon as practicable, the Regional Administrator will file for 
publication at the Office of the Federal Register a notification of the 
sea turtle interaction limit having been reached. The notification will 
include an advisement that the shallow-set component of the longline 
fishery shall be closed and shallow-setting north of the equator by 
vessels registered for use under Hawaii longline limited access permits 
will be prohibited beginning at a specified date, not earlier than 7 
days after the date of filing of the notification of the closure for 
public inspection at the Office of the Federal Register, until the end 
of the calendar year in which the sea turtle interaction limit was 
reached. Coincidental with the filing of the notification of the sea 
turtle interaction limit having been reached at the Office of the 
Federal Register, the Regional Administrator will also provide notice 
that the shallow-set component of the longline fishery shall be closed 
and shallow-setting north of the equator by vessels registered for use 
under Hawaii longline limited access permits will be prohibited 
beginning at a specified date, not earlier than 7 days after the date of 
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the closure for public inspection at the Office of the Federal Register, 
to all holders of Hawaii longline limited access permits via electronic 
mail, facsimile transmission, or post.
    (ii) Beginning on the fishery closure date indicated in the 
notification published in the Federal Register under paragraph (b)(3)(i) 
of this section until the end of the calendar year in which the sea 
turtle interaction limit was reached, the shallow-set component of the 
longline fishery shall be closed.
    (iii) As soon as practicable, the Regional Administrator will sign 
the closure notice and provide actual notice via telephone, satellite 
telephone, radio, electronic mail, facsimile transmission, or post, to 
all vessel operators and holders of Hawaii longline limited access 
permits, that the shallow-set component of the longline fishery is 
closed and that shallow-set longline fishing north of the equator by 
vessels registered for use under Hawaii longline limited access permits 
will be prohibited beginning on a specified date and time, and that all 
such fishing gear must be immediately removed from the water and the 
fishing trip terminated. As soon as practicable, the Regional 
Administrator will also file for publication at the Office of the 
Federal Register the notification that the sea turtle interaction limit 
has been reached. The notification will indicate that the Hawaii-based 
shallow-set component of the longline fishery is closed, and shallow-set 
longline fishing north of the equator by vessels registered for use 
under Hawaii longline limited access permits was prohibited beginning on 
the specified date and time when notice was provided, until the end of 
the calendar year in which the sea turtle interaction limit was reached.
    (iv) Beginning on the fishery closure date and time indicated by the 
Regional Administrator in the notification provided to vessel operators 
and permit holders and published in the Federal Register under paragraph 
(b)(2)(iii) of this section, until the end of the calendar year in which 
the sea turtle interaction limit was reached, the Hawaii-based shallow-
set component of the longline fishery shall be closed.
    (c) Owners and operators of vessels registered for use under a 
Hawaii longline limited access permit may engage in shallow-setting 
north of the equator (0[deg] lat.) providing that there is on board one 
valid shallow-set certificate for every shallow-set that is made north 
of the equator (0[deg] lat.) during the trip. For each shallow-set made 
north of the equator (0[deg] lat.) vessel operators must submit one 
valid shallow-set certificate to the Regional Administrator. The 
certificate must be attached to the original logbook form that 
corresponds to the shallow-set and that is submitted to the Regional 
Administrator within 72 hours of each landing of management unit species 
as required under Sec. 665.14.
    (d) Vessels registered for use under a Hawaii longline limited 
access permit may not have on board at any time during a trip for which 
notification to NMFS under Sec. 665.23(a) indicated that deep-setting 
would be done any float lines less than 20 meters in length or light 
sticks. As used in this paragraph ``float line'' means a line used to 
suspend the main longline beneath a float and ``light stick'' means any 
type of light emitting device, including any fluorescent ``glow bead'', 
chemical, or electrically powered light that is affixed underwater to 
the longline gear.
    (e) Shallow-set certificates may be transferred only to holders of 
Hawaii longline limited access permits.
    (f) Any owner or operator of a vessel registered for use under any 
longline permit issued under Sec. 665.21 must use only offset circle 
hooks sized 18/0 or larger, with a 10[deg] offset, when shallow-setting 
north of the Equator (0[deg] lat.). As used in this paragraph, an offset 
circle hook sized 18/0 or larger is one with an outer diameter at its 
widest point is no smaller than 1.97 inches (50 mm) when measured with 
the eye of the hook on the vertical axis (y-axis) and perpendicular to 
the horizontal axis (x-axis). As used in this paragraph, a 10[deg] 
offset is measured from the barbed end of the hook and is relative to 
the parallel plane of the eyed-end, or shank, of the hook when laid on 
its side.
    (g) Any owner or operator of a vessel registered for use under any 
longline permit issued under Sec. 665.21 must use only mackerel-type 
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setting north of the Equator (0[deg] lat.). As used in this paragraph, 
mackerel-type bait means a whole fusiform fish with a predominantly 
blue, green or gray back and predominantly gray, silver or white lower 
sides and belly.
    (h) Owners and operators of vessels registered for use under a 
Hawaii longline limited access permit may make sets only of the type 
(shallow-setting or deep-setting) indicated in the notification to NMFS 
pursuant to Sec. 665.23(a).
    (i) Vessels registered for use under Hawaii longline limited access 
permits may not be used to engage in shallow-setting north of the 
equator (0[deg] lat.) any time during which the shallow-set component of 
the longline fishery is closed pursuant to paragraph (b)(3)(ii) of this 
section.
    (j) Owners and operators of vessels registered for use under a 
Hawaii longline limited access permit may land or possess no more than 
10 swordfish from a fishing trip for which the permit holder notified 
NMFS under Sec. 665.23(a) that the vessel would engage in a deep-
setting trip.

[69 FR 17352, Apr. 2, 2004, as amended at 70 FR 69285, Nov. 15, 2005]

    Effective Date Note: At 71 FR 54770, Sept. 19, 2006, Sec. 665.33 
was amended by suspending paragraphs (b)(2)(i) and (ii) and adding 
paragraphs (b)(2)(iii) and (iv), effective Sept. 19, 2006, until Mar. 
19, 2007.



Sec. 665.34  Protected species workshop.

    (a) Each year, both the owner and the operator of a vessel 
registered for use under any longline permit issued under Sec. 665.21 
must attend and be certified for completion of a workshop conducted by 
NMFS on interaction mitigation techniques for sea turtles, seabirds and 
other protected species.
    (b) A protected species workshop certificate will be issued by NMFS 
annually to any person who has completed the workshop.
    (c) An owner of a vessel registered for use under any longline 
permit issued under Sec. 665.21 must have a valid protected species 
workshop certificate issued by NMFS to the owner of the vessel, in order 
to maintain or renew their vessel registration.
    (d) An owner and an operator of a vessel registered for use under 
any longline permit issued under Sec. 665.21 must have on board the 
vessel a valid protected species workshop certificate issued by NMFS to 
the operator of the vessel, or a legible copy thereof.

[69 FR 17354, Apr. 2, 2004, as amended at 70 FR 69285, Nov. 15, 2005]



Sec. 665.35  Pelagic longline seabird mitigation measures.

    (a) Seabird mitigation techniques. When deep-setting or shallow-
setting north of 23[deg] N. lat. or shallow-setting south of 23 N. lat., 
owners and operators of vessels registered for use under a Hawaii 
longline limited access permit, must either side-set according to 
paragraph (a)(1) of this section, or fish in accordance with paragraph 
(a)(2) of this section.
    (1) Side-setting. Owners and operators of vessels opting to side-set 
under this section must fish according to the following specifications:
    (i) The mainline must be deployed as far forward on the vessel as 
practicable, and at least 1 m (3.3 ft) forward from the stern of the 
vessel;
    (ii) The mainline and branch lines must be set from the port or the 
starboard side of the vessel;
    (iii) If a mainline shooter is used, the mainline shooter must be 
mounted as far forward on the vessel as practicable, and at least 1 m 
(3.3 ft) forward from the stern of the vessel;
    (iv) Branch lines must have weights with a minimum weight of 45 g 
(1.6 oz);
    (v) One weight must be connected to each branch line within 1 m (3.3 
ft) of each hook;
    (vi) When seabirds are present, the longline gear must be deployed 
so that baited hooks remain submerged and do not rise to the sea 
surface; and
    (vii) A bird curtain must be deployed. Each bird curtain must 
consist of the following three components: a pole that is fixed to the 
side of the vessel aft of the line shooter and which is at least 3 m 
(9.8 ft) long; at least three main streamers that are attached at 
regular intervals to the upper 2 m (6.6 ft) of the pole and each of 
which has a minimum diameter of 20 mm (0.8 in); and branch streamers 
attached to each main streamer at the end opposite from the pole, each 
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the absence of wind, and each of which has a minimum diameter 10 mm (0.4 
in).
    (2) Alternative to side-setting. Owners and operators of vessels 
that do not side-set must:
    (i) Discharge fish, fish parts (offal), or spent bait while setting 
or hauling longline gear, on the opposite side of the vessel from where 
the longline gear is being set or hauled, when seabirds are present;
    (ii) Retain sufficient quantities of fish, fish parts, or spent 
bait, between the setting of longline gear for the purpose of 
strategically discharging it in accordance with paragraph (i) of this 
section;
    (iii) Remove all hooks from fish, fish parts, or spent bait prior to 
its discharge in accordance with paragraph (i) of this section;
    (iv) Remove the bill and liver of any swordfish that is caught, 
sever its head from the trunk and cut it in half vertically and 
periodically discharge the butchered heads and livers in accordance with 
paragraph (i) of this section;
    (v) When using basket-style longline gear north of 23[deg] N. lat., 
ensure that the main longline is deployed slack to maximize its sink 
rate; and
    (vi) Use completely thawed bait that has been dyed blue to an 
intensity level specified by a color quality control card issued by 
NMFS; and
    (vii) Maintain a minimum of two cans (each sold as 0.45 kg or 1 lb 
size) containing blue dye on board the vessel; and
    (viii) Follow the requirements in paragraphs (a)(3) and (a)(4) of 
this section, as applicable.
    (3) Deep-setting requirements. The following additional requirements 
apply to vessels engaged in deep-setting using a monofilament main 
longline north of 23[deg] N. lat. that do not side-set. Owners and 
operators of these vessels must:
    (i) Employ a line shooter; and
    (ii) Attach a weight of at least 45 g (1.6 oz) to each branch line 
within 1 m (3.3 ft) of the hook.
    (4) Shallow-setting requirement. In addition to the requirements set 
forth in paragraphs (a)(1) and (a)(2) of this section, owners and 
operators of vessels engaged in shallow-setting that do not side-set 
must begin the deployment of longline gear at least 1 hour after local 
sunset and complete the deployment no later than local sunrise, using 
only the minimum vessel lights to conform with navigation rules and best 
safety practices.
    (b) Short-tailed albatross handling techniques. If a short-tailed 
albatross is hooked or entangled by a vessel registered for use under a 
Hawaii longline limited access permit, owners and operators must ensure 
that the following actions are taken:
    (1) Stop the vessel to reduce the tension on the line and bring the 
bird on board the vessel using a dip net;
    (2) Cover the bird with a towel to protect its feathers from oils or 
damage while being handled;
    (3) Remove any entangled lines from the bird;
    (4) Determine if the bird is alive or dead.
    (i) If dead, freeze the bird immediately with an identification tag 
attached directly to the specimen listing the species, location and date 
of mortality, and band number if the bird has a leg band. Attach a 
duplicate identification tag to the bag or container holding the bird. 
Any leg bands present must remain on the bird. Contact NMFS, the Coast 
Guard, or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the numbers listed on 
the Short-tailed Albatross Handling Placard distributed at the NMFS 
protected species workshop, inform them that you have a dead short-
tailed albatross on board, and submit the bird to NMFS within 72 hours 
following completion of the fishing trip.
    (ii) If alive, handle the bird in accordance with paragraphs (b)(5) 
through (b)(10) of this section.
    (5) Place the bird in a safe enclosed place;
    (6) Immediately contact NMFS, the Coast Guard, or the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service at the numbers listed on the Short-tailed Albatross 
Handling Placard distributed at the NMFS protected species workshop and 
request veterinary guidance;
    (7) Follow the veterinary guidance regarding the handling and 
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    (8) Complete the short-tailed albatross recovery data form issued by 
NMFS.
    (9) If the bird is externally hooked and no veterinary guidance is 
received within 24-48 hours, handle the bird in accordance with 
paragraphs (c)(4) and (c)(5) of this section, and release the bird only 
if it meets the following criteria:
    (i) Able to hold its head erect and respond to noise and motion 
stimuli;
    (ii) Able to breathe without noise;
    (iii) Capable of flapping and retracting both wings to normal folded 
position on its back;
    (iv) Able to stand on both feet with toes pointed forward; and
    (v) Feathers are dry.
    (10) Any seabird that is released in accordance with paragraph 
(b)(9) of this section or under the guidance of a veterinarian must be 
placed on the sea surface.
    (11) If the hook has been ingested or is inaccessible, keep the bird 
in a safe, enclosed place and submit it to NMFS immediately upon the 
vessel's return to port. Do not give the bird food or water.
    (12) Complete the short-tailed albatross recovery data form issued 
by NMFS.
    (c) Non-short-tailed albatross seabird handling techniques. If a 
seabird other than a short-tailed albatross is hooked or entangled by a 
vessel registered for use under a Hawaii longline limited access permit 
owners and operators must ensure that the following actions are taken:
    (1) Stop the vessel to reduce the tension on the line and bring the 
seabird on board the vessel using a dip net;
    (2) Cover the seabird with a towel to protect its feathers from oils 
or damage while being handled;
    (3) Remove any entangled lines from the seabird;
    (4) Remove any external hooks by cutting the line as close as 
possible to the hook, pushing the hook barb out point first, cutting off 
the hook barb using bolt cutters, and then removing the hook shank;
    (5) Cut the fishing line as close as possible to ingested or 
inaccessible hooks;
    (6) Leave the bird in a safe enclosed space to recover until its 
feathers are dry; and
    (7) After recovered, release seabirds by placing them on the sea 
surface.

[67 FR 34412, May 14, 2002, as amended at 69 FR 17354, Apr. 2, 2004; 70 
FR 75080, Dec. 19, 2005]



Sec. 665.36  American Samoa longline limited entry program.

    (a) General. Under Sec. 665.21(c), certain U.S. vessels are 
required to be registered for use under a valid American Samoa longline 
limited access permit. With the exception of reductions in permits in 
vessel size Class A under paragraph (c)(1) of this section, the maximum 
number of permits will be capped at the number of initial permits 
actually issued under paragraph (f)(1) of this section.
    (b) Terminology. For purposes of this section, the following terms 
have these meanings:
    (1) Documented participation means participation proved by, but not 
necessarily limited to, a properly submitted NMFS or American Samoa 
logbook, an American Samoa creel survey record, a delivery or payment 
record from an American Samoa-based cannery, retailer or wholesaler, an 
American Samoa tax record, an individual wage record, ownership title, 
vessel registration, or other official documents showing:
    (i) Ownership of a vessel that was used to fish in the EEZ around 
American Samoa, or
    (ii) Evidence of work on a fishing trip during which longline gear 
was used to harvest Pacific pelagic management unit species in the EEZ 
around American Samoa. If the applicant does not possess the necessary 
documentation of evidence of work on a fishing trip based on records 
available only from NMFS or the Government of American Samoa (e.g., 
creel survey record or logbook), the applicant may request PIRO to 
obtain such records from the appropriate agencies, if available. The 
applicant should provide sufficient information on the fishing trip to 
allow PIRO to retrieve the records.
    (2) Family means those people related by blood, marriage, and formal 
or informal adoption.

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    (c) Vessel size classes. The Regional Administrator shall issue 
American Samoa longline limited access permits in the following size 
classes:
    (1) Class A: Vessels less than or equal to 40 ft (12.2 m) length 
overall. The maximum number will be reduced as Class B-1, C-1, and D-1 
permits are issued under paragraph (e) of this section.
    (2) Class B: Vessels over 40 ft (12.2 m) to 50 ft (15.2 m) length 
overall.
    (3) Class B-1: Maximum number of 14 permits for vessels over 40 ft 
(12.2 m) to 50 ft (15.2 m) length overall, to be made available 
according to the following schedule:
    (i) Four permits in the first calendar year after the Regional 
Administrator has issued all initial permits in Classes A, B, C, and D 
(initial issuance),
    (ii) In the second calendar year after initial issuance, any 
unissued, relinquished, or revoked permits of the first four, plus four 
additional permits,
    (iii) In the third calendar year after initial issuance, any 
unissued, relinquished, or revoked permits of the first eight, plus four 
additional permits, and
    (iv) In the fourth calendar year after initial issuance, any 
unissued, relinquished, or revoked permits of the first 12, plus two 
additional permits.
    (4) Class C: Vessels over 50 ft (15.2 m) to 70 ft (21.3 m) length 
overall.
    (5) Class C-1: Maximum number of six permits for vessels over 50 ft 
(15.2) to 70 ft (21.3 m) length overall, to be made available according 
to the following schedule:
    (i) Two permits in the first calendar year after initial issuance,
    (ii) In the second calendar year after initial issuance, any 
unissued, relinquished, or revoked permits of the first two, plus two 
additional permits, and
    (iii) In the third calendar year after initial issuance, any 
unissued, relinquished, or revoked permits of the first four, plus two 
additional permits.
    (6) Class D: Vessels over 70 ft (21.3 m) length overall.
    (7) Class D-1: Maximum number of 6 permits for vessels over 70 ft 
(21.3 m) length overall, to be made available according to the following 
schedule:
    (i) Two permits in the first calendar year after initial issuance,
    (ii) In the second calendar year after initial issuance, any 
unissued, relinquished, or revoked permits of the first two, plus two 
additional permits, and
    (iii) In the third calendar year after initial issuance, any 
unissued, relinquished, or revoked permits of the first four, plus two 
additional permits.
    (d) A vessel subject to this section may only be registered with an 
American Samoa longline limited access permit of a size class equal to 
or larger than the vessel's length overall.
    (e) Initial permit qualification. Any U.S. national or U.S. citizen 
or company, partnership, or corporation qualifies for an initial 
American Samoa longline limited access permit if the person, company, 
partnership, or corporation, on or prior to March 21, 2002, owned a 
vessel that was used during the time of their ownership to harvest 
Pacific pelagic management unit species with longline gear in the EEZ 
around American Samoa and that fish was landed in American Samoa:
    (1) Prior to March 22, 2002, or
    (2) Prior to June 28, 2002, provided that the person or business 
provided to NMFS or the Council, prior to March 22, 2002, a written 
notice of intent to participate in the pelagic longline fishery in the 
EEZ around American Samoa.
    (f) Initial permit issuance. (1) Any application for issuance of an 
initial permit must be submitted to the Pacific Islands Regional Office 
no later than 120 days after the effective date of this final rule. The 
Regional Administrator shall publish a notice in the Federal Register, 
send notices to persons on the American Samoa pelagics mailing list, and 
use other means to notify prospective applicants of the availability of 
permits. Applications for initial permits must be made, and application 
fees paid, in accordance with Sec. Sec. 665.13(c)(1), (d) and (f)(2). A 
complete application must include documented participation in the 
fishery in accordance with Sec. 665.36(b)(1). If the applicant is any 
entity other than a sole owner, the application must be accompanied by a 
supplementary information sheet obtained from the Regional 
Administrator, containing the names and mailing addresses of all owners, 
partners, and corporate officers.

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    (2) Only permits of Class A, B, C, and D will be made available for 
initial issuance. Permits of Class B-1, C-1, and D-1, will be made 
available in subsequent calendar years.
    (3) Within 30 days of receipt of a completed application, the 
Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, PIRO, shall 
make a decision on whether the applicant qualifies for an initial permit 
and will notify the successful applicant by a dated letter. The 
successful applicant must register a vessel, of the equivalent size 
class or smaller to which the qualifying vessel would have belonged, to 
the permit within 120 days of the date of the letter of notification, 
and maintain this vessel registration to the permit for at least 120 
days. The successful applicant must also submit a supplementary 
information sheet, obtained from the Regional Administrator, containing 
the name and mailing address of the owner of the vessel to which the 
permit is registered. If the registered vessel is owned by any entity 
other than a sole owner, the names and mailing addresses of all owners, 
partners, and corporate officers must be included.
    (4) An appeal of a denial of an application for an initial permit 
shall be processed in accordance with Sec. 665.21(n) of this subpart.
    (5) After all appeals on initial permits are concluded in any vessel 
size class, the maximum number of permits in that class shall be the 
number of permits issued during the initial issuance process (including 
appeals). The maximum number of permits will not change, except that the 
maximum number of Class A permits will be reduced if Class A permits are 
replaced by B-1, C-1, or D-1 permits under paragraph (h) of this 
section. Thereafter, if any Class A, B, C, or D permit becomes 
available, the Regional Administrator shall re-issue that permit 
according to the process set forth in paragraph (g) of this section.
    (g) Additional permit issuance. (1) If the number of permits issued 
in Class A, B, C, or D, falls below the maximum number of permits, the 
Regional Administrator shall publish a notice in the Federal Register, 
send notices to persons on the American Samoa pelagics mailing list, and 
use other means to notify prospective applicants of any available 
permit(s) in that class. Any application for issuance of an additional 
permit must be submitted to PIRO no later than 120 days after the date 
of publication of the notice on the availability of additional permits 
in the Federal Register. A complete application must include documented 
participation in the fishery in accordance with Sec. 665.36(b)(1). The 
Regional Administrator shall issue permits to persons according the 
following priority standard:
    (i) First priority accrues to the person with the earliest 
documented participation in the pelagic longline fishery in the EEZ 
around American Samoa on a Class A sized vessel.
    (ii) The next priority accrues to the person with the earliest 
documented participation in the pelagic longline fishery in the EEZ 
around American Samoa on a Class B size, Class C size, or Class D size 
vessel, in that order.
    (iii) In the event of a tie in the priority ranking between two or 
more applicants, then the applicant whose second documented 
participation in the pelagic longline fishery in the EEZ around American 
Samoa is first in time will be ranked first in priority. If there is 
still a tie between two or more applicants, the Regional Administrator 
will select the successful applicant by an impartial lottery.
    (2) Applications must be made, and application fees paid, in 
accordance with Sec. Sec. 665.13(c)(1), (d), and (f)(2). If the 
applicant is any entity other than a sole owner, the application must be 
accompanied by a supplementary information sheet, obtained from the 
Regional Administrator, containing the names and mailing addresses of 
all owners, partners, and corporate officers that comprise ownership of 
the vessel for which the permit application is prepared.
    (3) Within 30 days of receipt of a completed application, the 
Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries shall make a 
decision on whether the applicant qualifies for a permit and will notify 
the successful applicant by a dated letter. The successful applicant 
must register a vessel of the equivalent vessel size or smaller to the 
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date of the letter of notification. The successful applicant must also 
submit a supplementary information sheet, obtained from the Regional 
Administrator, containing the name and mailing address of the owner of 
the vessel to which the permit is registered. If the registered vessel 
is owned by any entity other than a sole owner, the names and mailing 
addresses of all owners, partners, and corporate officers must be 
included. If the successful applicant fails to register a vessel to the 
permit within 120 days of the date of the letter of notification, the 
Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries shall issue a 
letter of notification to the next person on the priority list or, in 
the event that there are no more prospective applicants on the priority 
list, re-start the issuance process pursuant to paragraph (g)(1) of this 
section. Any person who fails to register the permit to a vessel under 
this paragraph within 120 days shall not be eligible to apply for a 
permit for 6 months from the date those 120 days expired.
    (4) An appeal of a denial of an application for a permit shall be 
processed in accordance with Sec. 665.21(n).
    (h) Class B-1, C-1, and D-1 Permits. (1) Permits of Class B-1, C-1, 
and D-1 will be initially issued only to persons who hold a Class A 
permit and who, prior to March 22, 2002, participated in the pelagic 
longline fishery around American Samoa.
    (2) The Regional Administrator shall issue permits to persons for 
Class B-1, C-1, and D-1 permits based on each person's earliest 
documented participation, with the highest priority given to that person 
with the earliest date of documented participation.
    (3) A permit holder who receives a Class B-1, C-1, or D-1 permit 
must relinquish his or her Class A permit and that permit will no longer 
be valid. The maximum number of Class A permits will be reduced 
accordingly.
    (4) Within 30 days of receipt of a completed application for a Class 
B-1, C-1, and D-1 permit, the Regional Administrator shall make a 
decision on whether the applicant qualifies for a permit and will notify 
the successful applicant by a dated letter. The successful applicant 
must register a vessel of the equivalent vessel size or smaller to the 
permit within 120 days of the date of the letter of notification. The 
successful applicant must also submit a supplementary information sheet, 
obtained from the Regional Administrator, containing the name and 
mailing address of the owner of the vessel to which the permit is 
registered. If the registered vessel is owned by any entity other than a 
sole owner, the names and mailing addresses of all owners, partners, and 
corporate officers must be included.
    (5) An appeal of a denial of an application for a Class B-1, C-1, or 
D-1 permit shall be processed in accordance with Sec. 665.21(n).
    (6) If a Class B-1, C-1, or D-1 permit is relinquished, revoked, or 
not renewed pursuant to paragraph (j)(1) of this section, the Regional 
Administrator shall make that permit available according to the 
procedure described in paragraphs (g)(1) through (g)(4) of this section.
    (i) Permit transfer. The holder of an American Samoa longline 
limited access permit may transfer the permit to another individual, 
partnership, corporation, or other entity as described in this section. 
Applications for permit transfers must be submitted to the Regional 
Administrator within 30 days of the transferral date. If the applicant 
is any entity other than a sole owner, the application must be 
accompanied by a supplementary information sheet, obtained from the 
Regional Administrator, containing the names and mailing addresses of 
all owners, partners, and corporate officers. After such an application 
has been made, the permit is not valid for use by the new permit holder 
until the Regional Administrator has issued the permit in the new permit 
holder's name under Sec. 665.13(c).
    (1) Permits of all size classes except Class A. An American Samoa 
longline limited access permit of any size class except Class A may be 
transferred (by sale, gift, bequest, intestate succession, barter, or 
trade) to the following persons only:
    (i) A Western Pacific community located in American Samoa that meets 
the criteria set forth in section 305(I)(2) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, 
16 U.S.C. 1855(I)(2), and its implementing regulations, or

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    (ii) Any person with documented participation in the pelagic 
longline fishery in the EEZ around American Samoa.
    (2) Class A Permits. An American Samoa longline limited access 
permit of Class A may be transferred (by sale, gift, bequest, intestate 
succession, barter, or trade) to the following persons only:
    (i) A family member of the permit holder,
    (ii) A Western Pacific community located in American Samoa that 
meets the criteria set forth in section 305(I)(2) of the Magnuson-
Stevens Act, 16 U.S.C. 1855(I)(2), and its implementing regulations, or
    (iii) Any person with documented participation in the pelagic 
longline fishery on a Class A size vessel in the EEZ around American 
Samoa prior to March 22, 2002.
    (3) Class B-1, C-1, and D-1 Permits. Class B-1, C-1, and D-1 permits 
may not be transferred to a different owner for 3 years from the date of 
initial issuance, except by bequest or intestate succession if the 
permit holder dies during those 3 years. After the initial 3 years, 
Class B-1, C-1, and D-1 permits may be transferred only in accordance 
with the restrictions in paragraph (I)(1) of this section.
    (j) Permit renewal and registration of vessels--(1) Use 
requirements. An American Samoa longline limited access permit will not 
be renewed following 3 consecutive calendar years (beginning with the 
year after the permit was issued in the name of the current permit 
holder) in which the vessel(s) to which it is registered landed less 
than:
    (i) For permit size Classes A or B: a total of 1,000 lb (455 kg) of 
Pacific pelagic management unit species harvested in the EEZ around 
American Samoa using longline gear, or
    (ii) For permit size Classes C or D: a total of 5,000 lb (2,273 kg) 
of Pacific pelagic management unit species harvested in the EEZ around 
American Samoa using longline gear.
    (k) Concentration of ownership of permits. No more than 10 percent 
of the maximum number of permits, of all size classes combined, may be 
held by the same permit holder. Fractional interest will be counted as a 
full permit for the purpose of calculating whether the 10-percent 
standard has been reached.
    (l) Three year review. Within 3 years of the effective date of this 
final rule the Council shall consider appropriate revisions to the 
American Samoa limited entry program after reviewing the effectiveness 
of the program with respect to its biological and socioeconomic 
objectives, concerning gear conflict, overfishing, enforceability, 
compliance, and other issues.

[70 FR 29654, May 24, 2005; 70 FR 33719, June 9, 2005]



Sec. 665.37  American Samoa pelagic fishery area management.

    (a) Large vessel prohibited areas. A large vessel of the United 
States may not be used to fish for Pacific pelagic management unit 
species in the American Samoa large vessel prohibited areas as defined 
in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section, except as allowed pursuant to 
an exemption issued under Sec. 665.38.
    (b) Tutuila Island, Manu'a Islands, and Rose Atoll (AS-1). The large 
vessel prohibited area around Tutuila Island, the Manu'a Islands, and 
Rose Atoll consists of the waters of the EEZ around American Samoa 
enclosed by straight lines connecting the following coordinates:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    Point                        S. lat.      W. long.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
AS-1-A                                        13[deg]30[mi  167[deg]25[m
                                                        n]           in]
AS-1-B                                        15[deg]13[mi  167[deg]25[m
                                                        n]           in]
------------------------------------------------------------------------


and from Point AS-1-A westward along the latitude 13[deg]30[min] S. 
until intersecting the U.S. EEZ boundary with Samoa, and from Point AS-
1-B westward along the latitude 15[deg]13[min] S. until intersecting the 
U.S. EEZ boundary with Samoa.
    (c) Swains Island (AS-2). The large vessel prohibited area around 
Swains Island consists of the waters of the EEZ around American Samoa 
enclosed by straight lines connecting the following coordinates:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Point                          S. lat.  W. long.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
AS-2-A                                                11[deg]4  171[deg]
                                                        8[min]   50[min]
AS-2-B                                                11[deg]4  170[deg]
                                                        8[min]   20[min]
------------------------------------------------------------------------


and from Point AS-2-A northward along the longitude 171[deg]50[min] W. 
until

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intersecting the U.S. EEZ boundary with Tokelau, and from Point AS-2-B 
northward along the longitude 170[deg]20[min] W. until intersecting the 
U.S. EEZ boundary with Tokelau.

[67 FR 4371, Jan. 30, 2002]



Sec. 665.38  Exemptions for American Samoa large vessel prohibited areas.

    (a) An exemption will be issued to a person who currently owns a 
large vessel, to use that vessel to fish for Pacific pelagic management 
unit species in the American Samoa large vessel prohibited management 
areas, if he or she had been the owner of that vessel when it was 
registered for use with a Western Pacific general longline permit and 
made at least one landing of Pacific pelagic management unit species in 
American Samoa on or prior to November 13, 1997.
    (b) A landing of Pacific pelagic management unit species for the 
purpose of this section must have been properly recorded on a NMFS 
Western Pacific Federal daily longline form that was submitted to NMFS, 
as required in Sec. 665.14.
    (c) An exemption is valid only for a vessel that was registered for 
use with a Western Pacific general longline permit and landed Pacific 
pelagic management unit species in American Samoa on or prior to 
November 13, 1997, or for a replacement vessel of equal or smaller LOA 
than the vessel that was initially registered for use with a Western 
Pacific general longline permit on or prior to November 13, 1997.
    (d) An exemption is valid only for the vessel for which it is 
registered. An exemption not registered for use with a particular vessel 
may not be used.
    (e) An exemption may not be transferred to another person.
    (f) If more than one person, e.g., a partnership or corporation, 
owned a large vessel when it was registered for use with a Western 
Pacific general longline permit and made at least one landing of Pacific 
pelagic management unit species in American Samoa on or prior to 
November 13, 1997, an exemption issued under this section will be issued 
to only one person.

[67 FR 4371, Jan. 30, 2002, as amended at 70 FR 29657, May 24, 2005]



             Subpart D_Western Pacific Crustacean Fisheries

    Source: 61 FR 34572, July 2, 1996, unless otherwise noted. 
Redesignated at 71 FR 17989, Apr. 10, 2006.



Sec. 665.41  Permits.

    (a) Applicability. (1) The owner of any vessel used to fish for 
lobster in Permit Area 1 must have a limited access permit issued for 
such vessel. Only one permit will be assigned to any vessel.
    (2) The owner of any vessel used to fish for lobster in Permit Area 
2 or Permit Area 3, must have a permit issued for such a vessel.
    (3) No vessel owner will have permits for a single vessel to harvest 
lobsters in Permit Areas 1 and 2 at the same time.
    (4) A limited access permit is valid for fishing only in Permit Area 
1.
    (b) General requirements. General requirements governing application 
information, issuance, fees, expiration, replacement, transfer, 
alteration, display, sanctions, and appeals for permits issued under 
this section, as applicable, are contained in Sec. 665.13.
    (c) Application. An application for a permit required under this 
section will be submitted to the Pacific Islands Regional Office as 
described in Sec. 665.13. If the application for a limited access 
permit is submitted on behalf of a partnership or corporation, the 
application must be accompanied by a supplementary information sheet 
obtained from the Pacific Islands Regional Office and contain the names 
and mailing addresses of all partners or shareholders and their 
respective percentage of ownership in the partnership or corporation.
    (d) Number of permits. A maximum of 15 limited access permits can be 
valid at any time.
    (e) Transfer or sale of limited access permits. (1) Permits may be 
transferred or sold, but no one individual, partnership, or corporation 
will be allowed to hold a whole or partial interest in more than one 
permit, except that an owner who qualifies initially for more than one 
permit may maintain those permits, but may not obtain additional 
permits. Layering of partnerships or

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corporations shall not insulate a permit holder from this requirement.
    (2) If 50 percent or more of the ownership of a limited access 
permit is passed to persons other than those listed on the permit 
application, the Pacific Islands Regional Office must be notified of the 
change in writing and provided copies of the appropriate documents 
confirming the changes within 30 days.
    (3) Upon the transfer or sale of a limited access permit, a new 
application must be submitted by the new permit owner according to the 
requirements of Sec. 665.13. The transferred permit is not valid until 
this process is completed.
    (f) Replacement of a vessel covered by a limited access permit. A 
limited access permit issued under this section may, without limitation 
as to frequency, be transferred by the permit holder to a replacement 
vessel owned by that person.
    (g) Issuance of limited access permits to future applicants. (1) The 
Regional Administrator may issue limited access permits under this 
section when fewer than 15 vessel owners hold active permits.
    (2) When the Regional Administrator has determined that limited 
access permits may be issued to new persons, a notice shall be placed in 
the Federal Register, and other means will be used to notify prospective 
applicants of the opportunity to obtain permits under the limited access 
management program.
    (3) A period of 90 days will be provided after publication of the 
Federal Register notice for submission of new applications for a limited 
access permit.
    (4) Limited access permits issued under this paragraph (g) will be 
issued first to applicants qualifying under paragraph (g)(4)(i) of this 
section. If the number of limited access permits available is greater 
than the number of applicants that qualify under paragraph (g)(4)(i) of 
this section, then limited access permits will be issued to applicants 
under paragraph (g)(4)(ii) of this section.
    (i) First priority to receive limited access permits under this 
paragraph (g) goes to owners of vessels that were used to land lobster 
from Permit Area 1 during the period 1983 through 1990, and who were 
excluded from the fishery by implementation of the limited access 
system. If there are insufficient permits for all such applicants, the 
new permits shall be issued by the Regional Administrator through a 
lottery.
    (ii) Second priority to receive limited access permits under 
paragraph (g) goes to owners with the most points, based upon a point 
system. If two or more owners have the same number of points and there 
are insufficient permits for all such owners, the Regional Administrator 
shall issue the permits through a lottery. Under the point system, 
limited access permits will be issued, in descending order, beginning 
with owners who have the most points and proceeding to owners who have 
the least points, based on the following:
    (A) Three points shall be assigned for each calendar year after 
August 8, 1985, that the applicant was the operator of a vessel that was 
used to land lobster from Permit Area 1.
    (B) Two points shall be assigned for each calendar year or partial 
year after August 8, 1985, that the applicant was the owner, operator, 
or crew member of a vessel engaged in either commercial fishing in 
Permit Area 2 for lobster, or fishing in Permit Area 1 for fish other 
than lobster with an intention to sell all or part of the catch.
    (C) One point shall be assigned for each calendar year or partial 
year after August 8, 1985, that the applicant was the owner, operator, 
or crew member of a vessel engaged in any other commercial fishing in 
the EEZ surrounding Hawaii.
    (5) A holder of a new limited access permit must own at least a 50-
percent share in the vessel that the permit would cover.

[61 FR 34572, July 2, 1996. Redesignated at 71 FR 17989, Apr. 10, 2006 
and amended at 71 FR 30299, May 26, 2006]

    Effective Date Note: At 71 FR 53607, Sept. 12, 2006, Sec. 
665.41(a)(2) was revised, effective Oct. 12, 2006. This section contains 
information collection and recordkeeping requirements and will not 
become effective until approval has been given by the Office of 
Management and Budget. For the convenience of the user, the revised text 
is set forth as follows:

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Sec. 665.41  Permits.

    (a) * * *
    (2) The owner of any vessel used to fish for lobster in Permit Area 
2, Permit Area 3, or Permit Area 4, must have a permit issued for that 
vessel.

                                * * * * *



Sec. 665.42  Prohibitions.

    In addition to the general prohibitions specified in Sec. 600.725 
of this chapter and Sec. 665.16, it is unlawful for any person to do 
any of the following:
    (a) In Permit Area 1, it is unlawful for any person to--
    (1) Fish for, take, or retain lobsters--
    (i) Without a limited access permit issued under Sec. 665.41;
    (ii) By methods other than lobster traps or by hand for lobsters, as 
specified in Sec. 665.48;
    (iii) From closed areas for lobsters, as specified in Sec. 665.46;
    (iv) During a closed season, as specified in Sec. 665.45; or
    (v) After the closure date, as specified in Sec. 665.50, and until 
the fishery opens again in the following calendar year.
    (vi) In a lobster grounds after closure of that grounds as specified 
in Sec. 665.50(b).
    (2) Fail to report before landing or offloading as specified in 
Sec. 665.43.
    (3) Fail to comply with any protective measures implemented under 
Sec. 665.51 or Sec. 665.52.
    (4) Leave a trap unattended in the Management Area except as 
provided in Sec. 665.48.
    (5) Maintain on board the vessel or in the water more than 1,200 
traps per fishing vessel, of which no more than 1,100 can be assembled 
traps, as specified in Sec. 665.48.
    (6) Land lobsters taken in Permit Area 1 after the closure date, as 
specified in Sec. 665.50, until the fishery opens again the following 
year.
    (7) Refuse to make available to an authorized officer and employee 
of NMFS designated by the Regional Administrator for inspection and 
copying any records that must be made available in accordance with Sec. 
665.14(f)(2).
    (8) Possess on a fishing vessel that has a limited access permit 
issued under this subpart any lobster trap in Crustaceans Permit Area 1 
when fishing for lobster is prohibited as specified in Sec. Sec. 
665.45(a), 665.50, 665.51, or 665.52, except as allowed under Sec. 
665.48(a)(7).
    (9) Possess on a fishing vessel that has a limited access permit 
issued under this subpart any lobster trap in Crustaceans Permit Area 1 
VMS Subarea when fishing for lobsters is prohibited as specified in 
Sec. Sec. 665.45(a), 665.50, 665.51, and 665.52, except as allowed 
under Sec. 665.48(a)(8).
    (10) Interfere with, tamper with, alter, damage, disable, or impede 
the operation of a VMS unit or to attempt any of the same while engaged 
in the Permit Area 1 fishery; or to move or remove a VMS unit while 
engaged in the Permit Area 1 fishery without first notifying the 
Regional Administrator.
    (11) Make a false statement, oral or written, to the Regional 
Administrator or an authorized officer, regarding the certification, 
use, operation, or maintenance of a VMS unit used in the fishery.
    (12) Fail to allow an authorized officer to inspect and certify a 
VMS unit used in the fishery.
    (13) Possess, on a fishing vessel that has a limited access permit 
issued under this subpart, any lobster trap in a lobster grounds that is 
closed under Sec. 665.50(b), unless the vessel has an operational VMS 
unit, certified by NMFS, on board.
    (b) In Permit Area 2, it is unlawful for any person to--
    (1) Fish for, take, or retain lobsters--
    (i) By methods other than lobster traps or by hand, as specified in 
Sec. 665.48; or
    (ii) During a closed season, as specified in Sec. 665.45(b).
    (2) Retain or possess on a fishing vessel any lobster taken in 
Permit Area 2 that is less than the minimum size specified in Sec. 
665.44.
    (3) Possess on a fishing vessel any lobster or lobster part taken in 
Permit Area 2 in a condition where the lobster is not whole and 
undamaged as specified in Sec. 665.44.
    (4) Retain or possess on a fishing vessel, or remove the eggs from, 
any egg-bearing lobster, as specified in Sec. 665.44.
    (5) Possess on a fishing vessel that has a permit for Permit Area 2 
issued under this subpart any lobster trap in

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Permit Area 2 when fishing for lobster in the main Hawaiian Islands is 
prohibited during the months of May, June, July, and August.

[61 FR 34572, July 2, 1996, as amended at 62 FR 35449, July 1, 1997; 63 
FR 20540, Apr. 27, 1998; 64 FR 36822, July 8, 1999; 70 FR 29657, May 24, 
2005]



Sec. 665.43  Notifications.

    (a) The operator of any vessel subject to the requirements of this 
subpart must:
    (1) Report, not less than 24 hours, but not more than 36 hours, 
before landing, the port, the approximate date and the approximate time 
at which spiny and slipper lobsters will be landed.
    (2) Report, not less than 6 hours and not more than 12 hours before 
offloading, the location and time that offloading of spiny and slipper 
lobsters will begin.
    (b) The Regional Administrator will notify permit holders of any 
change in the reporting method and schedule required in paragraphs 
(a)(1) and (2) of this section at least 30 days prior to the opening of 
the fishing season.



Sec. 665.44  Lobster size and condition restrictions--Permit Area 2.

    (a) Only spiny lobsters with a carapace length of 8.26 cm or greater 
may be retained (see Figure 3 of this subpart).
    (b) Any lobster with a punctured or mutilated body, or a separated 
carapace and tail, may not be retained.
    (c) A female lobster of any size may not be retained if it is 
carrying eggs externally. Eggs may not be removed from female lobsters.



Sec. 665.45  Closed seasons.

    (a) Lobster fishing is prohibited in Permit Area 1 during the months 
of January through June, inclusive.
    (b) Lobster fishing is prohibited in Permit Area 2 during the months 
of May, June, July, and August.

[61 FR 34572, July 2, 1996, as amended at 63 FR 20540, Apr. 27, 1998]



Sec. 665.46  Closed areas.

    All lobster fishing is prohibited:
    (a) Within 20 nm of Laysan Island.
    (b) Within the EEZ landward of the 10-fathom curve as depicted on 
National Ocean Survey Charts, Numbers 19022, 19019, and 19016.



Sec. 665.47  Gear identification.

    In Permit Area 1, the vessel's official number must be marked 
legibly on all traps and floats maintained on board the vessel or in the 
water by that vessel.



Sec. 665.48  Gear restrictions.

    (a) Permit Area 1. (1) Lobsters may be taken only with lobster traps 
or by hand. Lobsters may not be taken by means of poisons, drugs, other 
chemicals, spears, nets, hook, or explosives.
    (2) The smallest opening of an entry way of any lobster trap may not 
allow any sphere or cylinder greater than 6.5 inches (16.5 cm) in 
diameter to pass from outside the trap to inside the trap.
    (3) Each lobster trap must have a minimum of two escape vent panels 
that meet the following requirements:
    (i) Panels must have at least four unobstructed circular holes no 
smaller than 67 mm in diameter, with centers at least 82 mm apart.
    (ii) The lowest part of any opening in an escape vent panel must not 
be more than 85 mm above the floor of the trap.
    (iii) Panels must be placed opposite one another in each trap.
    (4) A vessel fishing for or in possession of lobster in any permit 
area may not have on board the vessel any trap that does not meet the 
requirements of paragraphs (a)(1), (2), and (3) of this section.
    (5) A maximum of 1,200 traps per vessel may be maintained on board 
or in the water, provided that no more than 1,100 assembled traps are 
maintained on board or in the water. If more than 1,100 traps are 
maintained, the unassembled traps may be carried as spares only, in 
order to replace assembled traps that may be lost or become unusable.
    (6) Traps shall not be left unattended in any permit area, except in 
the event of an emergency, in which case the vessel operator must notify 
the SAC of the emergency that necessitated leaving the traps on the 
grounds, and the location and number of the traps, within 24 hours after 
the vessel reaches port.

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    (7) A vessel whose owner has a limited access permit issued under 
this subpart and has an operating VMS unit certified by the NMFS may 
enter Crustaceans Permit Area 1 with lobster traps on board on or after 
June 25, but must remain outside the Crustaceans Permit Area 1 VMS 
Subarea until the NWHI lobster season opens on July 1.
    (8) A vessel whose owner has a limited access permit issued under 
this subpart and has on board an operational VMS unit certified by NMFS 
may transit Crustaceans Permit Area 1, including Crustaceans Permit Area 
1 VMS Subarea, with lobster traps on board for the purpose of moving to 
another lobster grounds or returning to port following the closure date, 
as specified in Sec. 665.50, providing the vessel does not stop or fish 
and is making steady progress to another lobster grounds or back to port 
as determined by NMFS.
    (9) The operator of a permitted vessel must notify the Regional 
Administrator or an authorized officer no later than June 15 of each 
year if the vessel will use a VMS unit in the fishery and allow for 
inspection and certification of the unit.
    (b) Permit Area 2. Lobsters may be taken only with lobster traps or 
by hand. Lobsters may not be taken by means of poisons, drugs, other 
chemicals, spears, nets, hooks, or explosives.

[61 FR 34572, July 2, 1996, as amended at 62 FR 35450, July 1, 1997; 63 
FR 20540, Apr. 27, 1998; 64 FR 36822, July 8, 1999; 70 FR 29657, May 24, 
2005]



Sec. 665.49  At-sea observer coverage.

    All fishing vessels subject to this subpart and subpart B of this 
part must carry an observer when requested to do so by the Regional 
Administrator.

[61 FR 34572, July 2, 1996, as amended at 70 FR 29657, May 24, 2005]



Sec. 665.50  Harvest limitation program.

    (a) General. Harvest guidelines for the Necker Island Lobster 
Grounds, Gardner Pinnacles Lobster Grounds, Maro Reef Lobster Grounds, 
and General NWHI Lobster Grounds for Permit Area 1 will be set annually 
for the calendar year and shall:
    (1) Apply to the total catch of spiny and slipper lobsters.
    (2) Be expressed in terms of numbers of lobsters.
    (b) Harvest guideline. (1) The Regional Administrator shall use 
information from daily lobster catch reports and lobster sales reports 
from previous years, and may use information from research sampling and 
other sources to establish the annual harvest guideline in accordance 
with the FMP after consultation with the Council.
    (2) NMFS shall publish a document indicating the annual harvest 
guideline in the Federal Register by February 28 of each year and shall 
use other means to notify permit holders of the harvest guideline for 
the year.
    (3) The Regional Administrator shall determine, on the basis of the 
information reported to NMFS by the operator of each vessel fishing, 
when the harvest guideline for each lobster ground will be reached.
    (4) Notice of the date when the harvest guideline for a lobster 
ground is expected to be reached and specification of the closure date 
of the lobster grounds will be provided to each permit holder and/or 
operator of each permitted vessel at least 24 hours in advance of the 
closure. After a closure, the harvest of lobster in that lobster ground 
is prohibited, and the possession of lobster traps on board the vessel 
in that lobster ground is prohibited unless allowed under Sec. 
665.48(a)(8).
    (5) With respect to the notification in paragraph (b)(4) of this 
section, NMFS shall provide each permit holder and operator of each 
permitted vessel with the following information, as appropriate:
    (i) Determination of when the over-all harvest guideline for 
Crustaceans Permit Area 1 will be reached;
    (ii) Closure date after which harvest of lobster or possession of 
lobster traps on board the vessel in a lobster grounds is prohibited;
    (iii) Closure date after which the possession of lobster traps on 
board the vessel in Crustaceans Permit Area 1 is prohibited by any 
permitted vessel that is not operating a VMS unit certified by NMFS; and
    (iv) Specification of when further landings of lobster will be 
prohibited by permitted vessels not carrying an

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operational VMS unit, certified by NMFS, on board.
    (c) Monitoring and adjustment. The operator of each vessel fishing 
during the open season shall report lobster catch (by species) and 
effort (number of trap hauls) data while at sea to NMFS in Honolulu. The 
Regional Administrator shall notify permit holders of the reporting 
method, schedule, and logistics at least 30 days prior to the opening of 
the fishing season.

[61 FR 34572, July 2, 1996, as amended at 62 FR 35450, July 1, 1997; 63 
FR 20541, Apr. 27, 1998; 64 FR 36822, July 8, 1999]



Sec. 665.51  Monk seal protective measures.

    (a) General. This section establishes a procedure that will be 
followed if the Regional Administrator receives a report of a monk seal 
death that appears to be related to the lobster fishery in Permit Area 
1.
    (b) Notification. Upon receipt of a report of a monk seal death that 
appears to be related to the lobster fishery, the Regional Administrator 
will notify all interested parties of the facts known about the 
incident. The Regional Administrator will also notify them that an 
investigation is in progress, and that, if the investigation reveals a 
threat of harm to the monk seal population, protective measures may be 
implemented.
    (c) Investigation. (1) The Regional Administrator will investigate 
the incident reported and will attempt to:
    (i) Verify that the incident occurred.
    (ii) Determine the extent of the harm to the monk seal population.
    (iii) Determine the probability of a similar incident recurring.
    (iv) Determine details of the incident such as:
    (A) The number of animals involved.
    (B) The cause of the mortality.
    (C) The age and sex of the dead animal(s).
    (D) The relationship of the incident to the reproductive cycle, for 
example, breeding season (March-September), non-breeding season 
(October- February).
    (E) The population estimates or counts of animals at the island 
where the incident occurred.
    (F) Any other relevant information.
    (v) Discover and evaluate any extenuating circumstances.
    (vi) Evaluate any other relevant factors.
    (2) The Regional Administrator will make the results of the 
investigation available to the interested parties and request their 
advice and comments.
    (d) Determination of relationship. The Regional Administrator will 
review and evaluate the results of the investigation and any comments 
received from interested parties. If there is substantial evidence that 
the death of the monk seal was related to the lobster fishery, the 
Regional Administrator will:
    (1) Advise the interested parties of his or her conclusion and the 
facts upon which it is based.
    (2) Request from the interested parties their advice on the 
necessity of protective measures and suggestions for appropriate 
protective measures.
    (e) Determination of response. The Regional Administrator will 
consider all relevant information discovered during the investigation or 
submitted by interested parties in deciding on the appropriate response. 
Protective measures may include, but are not limited to, changes in trap 
design, changes in gear, closures of specific areas, or closures for 
specific periods of time.
    (f) Action by the Regional Administrator. If the Regional 
Administrator decides that protective measures are necessary and 
appropriate, the Regional Administrator will prepare a document that 
describes the incident, the protective measures proposed, and the 
reasons for the protective measures; provide it to the interested 
parties; and request their comments.
    (g) Implementation of protective measures. (1) If, after completing 
the steps described in paragraph (f) of this section, the Regional 
Administrator concludes that protective measures are necessary and 
appropriate, the Regional Administrator will recommend the protective 
measures to the Assistant Administrator and provide notice of this 
recommendation to the Chairman of the Council and the Director of the 
Division of Aquatic Resources, Department of Land and Natural Resources, 
State of Hawaii.

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    (2) If the Assistant Administrator concurs with the Regional 
Administrator's recommendation, NMFS will publish an action in the 
Federal Register that includes a description of the incident that 
triggered the procedure described in this section, the protective 
measures, and the reasons for the protective measures.
    (h) Notification of ``no action.'' If, at any point in the process 
described in this section, the Regional Administrator or Assistant 
Administrator decides that no further action is required, the interested 
parties will be notified of this decision.
    (i) Effective dates. (1) The protective measures will take effect 10 
days after the date of publication in the Federal Register.
    (2) The protective measures will remain in effect for the shortest 
of the following time periods:
    (i) Until the Crustaceans FMP and this section are amended to 
respond to the problem;
    (ii) Until other action that will respond to the problem is taken 
under the ESA;
    (iii) Until the Assistant Administrator, following the procedures 
set forth in paragraph (j) of this section, decides that the protective 
measures are no longer required and repeals the measures; or
    (iv) For the period of time set forth in the Federal Register 
notification, not to exceed 3 months. The measures may be renewed for 3 
months after again following procedures in paragraphs (b) through (g) of 
this section.
    (j) Repeal. (1) If the Assistant Administrator decides that 
protective measures may no longer be necessary for the protection of 
monk seals, the interested parties will be notified of this preliminary 
decision and the facts upon which it is based. The Assistant 
Administrator will request advice on the proposed repeal of the 
protective measures.
    (2) The Assistant Administrator will consider all relevant 
information obtained by the Regional Administrator or submitted by 
interested parties in deciding whether to repeal the protective 
measures.
    (3) If the Assistant Administrator decides to repeal the protective 
measures--
    (i) Interested parties will be notified of the decision; and
    (ii) Notification of repeal and the reasons for the repeal will be 
published in the Federal Register.

[61 FR 34572, July 2, 1996, as amended at 70 FR 29657, May 24, 2005]



Sec. 665.52  Monk seal emergency protective measures.

    (a) Determination of emergency. If, at any time during the process 
described in Sec. 665.51, the Regional Administrator determines that an 
emergency exists involving monk seal mortality related to the lobster 
fishery and that measures are needed immediately to protect the monk 
seal population, the Regional Administrator will--
    (1) Notify the interested parties of this determination and request 
their immediate advice and comments.
    (2) Forward a recommendation for emergency action and any advice and 
comments received from interested parties to the Assistant 
Administrator.
    (b) Implementation of emergency measures. If the Assistant 
Administrator agrees with the recommendation for emergency action--
    (1) The Regional Administrator will determine the appropriate 
emergency protective measures.
    (2) NMFS will publish the emergency protective measures in the 
Federal Register.
    (3) The Regional Administrator will notify the interested parties of 
the emergency protective measures. Holders of permits to fish in Permit 
Area I will be notified by certified mail. Permit holders that the 
Regional Administrator knows are on the fishing grounds also will be 
notified by radio.
    (c) Effective dates. (1) Emergency protective measures are effective 
against a permit holder at 12:01 a.m., local time, of the day following 
the day the permit holder receives actual notice of the measures.
    (2) Emergency protective measures are effective for 10 days from the 
day following the day the first permit holder is notified of the 
protective measures.

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    (3) Emergency protective measures may be extended for an additional 
10 days, if necessary, to allow the completion of the procedures set out 
in Sec. 665.51.



Sec. 665.53  Framework procedures.

    (a) Introduction. New management measures may be added through 
rulemaking if new information demonstrates that there are biological, 
social, or economic concerns in Permit Areas 1, 2, or 3. The following 
framework process authorizes the implementation of measures that may 
affect the operation of the fisheries, gear, harvest guidelines, or 
changes in catch and/or effort.
    (b) Annual report. By June 30 of each year, the Council-appointed 
Crustaceans Plan Team will prepare an annual report on the fisheries in 
the management area. The report shall contain, among other things, 
recommendations for Council action and an assessment of the urgency and 
effects of such action(s).
    (c) Procedure for established measures. (1) Established measures are 
management measures that, at some time, have been included in 
regulations implementing the FMP, and for which the impacts have been 
evaluated in Council/NMFS documents in the context of current 
conditions.
    (2) Following the framework procedures of Amendment 9 to the FMP, 
the Council may recommend to the Regional Administrator that established 
measures be modified, removed, or re-instituted. Such recommendation 
shall include supporting rationale and analysis, and shall be made after 
advance public notice, public discussion, and consideration of public 
comment. NMFS may implement the Council's recommendation by rulemaking 
if approved by the Regional Administrator.
    (d) Procedure for New Measures. (1) New measures are management 
measures that have not been included in regulations implementing the 
FMP, or for which the impacts have not been evaluated in Council/NMFS 
documents in the context of current conditions.
    (2) Following the framework procedures of Amendment 9 to the FMP, 
the Council will publicize, including by a Federal Register document, 
and solicit public comment on, any proposed new management measure. 
After a Council meeting at which the measure is discussed, the Council 
will consider recommendations and prepare a Federal Register document 
summarizing the Council's deliberations, rationale, and analysis for the 
preferred action, and the time and place for any subsequent Council 
meeting(s) to consider the new measure. At subsequent public meeting(s), 
the Council will consider public comments and other information received 
to make a recommendation to the Regional Administrator about any new 
measure. NMFS may implement the Council's recommendation by rulemaking 
if approved by the Regional Administrator.



Sec. 665.54  Five-year review.

    The Council, in cooperation with NMFS, will conduct a review of the 
effectiveness and impacts of the NWHI management program, including 
biological, economic, and social aspects of the fishery, by July 1, 
2001.



         Subpart E_Bottomfish and Seamount Groundfish Fisheries

    Source: 61 FR 34572, July 2, 1996, unless otherwise noted. 
Redesignated at 71 FR 17989, Apr. 10, 2006.



Sec. 665.61  Permits.

    (a) Applicability. (1) The owner of any vessel used to fish for 
bottomfish management unit species in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands 
Subarea must have a permit issued under this section and the permit must 
be registered for use with the vessel.
    (2) The PIRO will not register a single vessel for use with a 
Ho'omalu Zone permit and a Mau Zone permit at the same time.
    (3) Mau Zone permits issued before June 14, 1999 become invalid June 
14, 1999, except that a permit issued to a person who submitted a timely 
application under paragraph (i) of this section is valid until the 
permit holder either receives a Mau Zone limited entry permit or until 
final agency action is taken on the permit holder's application. The 
Ho'omalu Zone and the Mau Zone limited entry systems described in this 
section are subject to abolition,

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modification, or additional effort limitation programs.
    (b) Submission. (1) An application for a permit required under this 
section must be submitted to the PIRO as described in Sec. 665.13. (2) 
Ho'omalu Zone limited access permit. In addition to an application under 
Sec. 665.13(c), each applicant for a Ho'omalu Zone permit must also 
submit a supplementary information sheet provided by the PIRO, which 
must be signed by the vessel owner or a designee and include the 
following information:
    (i) The qualification criterion that the a