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  Explanation.................................................       v

  Title 50:
          Chapter VI--Fishery Conservation and Management, 
          National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 
          Department of Commerce (Continued)                         3
  Finding Aids:
      Table of CFR Titles and Chapters........................     861
      Alphabetical List of Agencies Appearing in the CFR......     881
      List of CFR Sections Affected...........................     891

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                               THIS TITLE

    Title 50--Fish and Wildlife is composed of nine volumes. The parts 
in these volumes are arranged in the following order: Parts 1-16; part 
17 (17.1 to 17.95(b)), part 17 (17.95(c) to end of 17.95), part 17 
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17.95), part 17 (17.96 to 17.99(h)), part 17 (17.99(i) to end of part 
17), 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 
regulations issued under chapter II--National Marine Fisheries Service, 
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. 
The eighth and ninth volumes (parts 600-659 and part 660 to end) contain 
the current regulations issued under chapter VI--Fishery Conservation 
and Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 
Department of Commerce. The contents of these volumes represent all 
current regulations codified under this title of the CFR as of October 
1, 2009.

    Alphabetical listings of endangered and threatened wildlife and 
plants appear in Sec. Sec.  17.11 and 17.12.

    The OMB control numbers for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration appear in 15 CFR 902.1.

    For this volume, Bonnie Fritts was Chief Editor. The Code of Federal 
Regulations publication program is under the direction of Michael L. 
White, assisted by Ann Worley.


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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............         241
679             Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone off 
                    Alaska..................................         310
680             Shellfish fisheries of the Exclusive 
                    Economic Zone off Alaska................         723
697             Atlantic coastal fisheries cooperative 
                    management..............................         816

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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 Pacific whiting vessel licenses.
660.337 [Reserved]
660.338 Limited entry permits--small fleet.
660.339 Limited entry permit and Pacific whiting vessel license 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 10-fm (18-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--2009, Specifications of ABCs, OYs, and 
          HGs, by Management Area(weights in metric tons)
Table 1b to Part 660 Subpart G--2009, Harvest Guidelines for Minor 
          Rockfish by Depth Sub-groups (weights in metric tons)
Table 1c to Part 660 Subpart G--2009, Open Access and Limited Entry 
          Allocations by Species or Species Group (weights in metric 
          tons)
Table 2a to Part 660, Subpart G--2010, and Beyond, Specifications of 
          ABCs, OYs, and HGs, by Management Area (weights in metric 
          tons)
Table 2b to Part 660, Subpart G--2010, and Beyond, Harvest Guidelines 
          for Minor Rockfish by Depth Sub-groups (weights in metric 
          tons)
Table 2c to Part 660, Subpart G--2010, and Beyond, Open Access and 
          Limited Entry Allocations by Species or Species Goup (weights 
          in metric tons)
Table 3 (North) to Part 660, Subpart G--2009-2010 Trip Limits for 
          Limited Entry Trawl Gear North of 40[deg]10[min] N. Lat.
Table 3 (South) to Part 660, Subpart G--2009-2010 Trip Limits for 
          Limited Entry Trawl Gear South of 40[deg]10[min] N. Lat.
Table 4 (North) to Part 660, Subpart G--2009-2010 Trip Limits for 
          Limited Entry Fixed Gear North of 40[deg]10[min] N. Lat.
Table 4 (South) to Part 660, Subpart G--2009-2010 Trip Limits for 
          Limited Entry Fixed Gear South of 40[deg]10[min] N. Lat.
Table 5 (North) to Part 660, Subpart G--2009-2010 Trip Limits for Open 
          Access Gears North of 40[deg]10[min] N. Lat.
Table 5 (South) to Part 660, Subpart G--2009-2010 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

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                  Subpart H_West Coast Salmon Fisheries

660.401 Purpose and scope.
660.402 Definitions.
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.
660.412 EFH identifications and descriptions for Pacific salmon.

Table 1 to Subpart H of Part 660--Pacific Salmon EFH Identified by USGS 
          Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC)

                  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.
660.520 Reporting requirements.

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.
660.721 Recreational fishing bag limits.

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

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. and 16 USC 773 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.

    (a) 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.
    (b) Fishing activities addressed by this Part may also be subject to 
regulation under 15 CFR part 922, subpart G, if conducted in the Channel 
Islands National Marine Sanctuary.

[72 FR 29235, May 24, 2007]



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

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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 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. 600.10).
    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.
    BMSY means the biomass level that produces maximum sustainable yield 
(MSY), as stated in the PCGFMP at Section 4.2.
    Catch, take, harvest.(See Sec. 600.10).
    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 or closed means, when referring to closure of a fishery or a 
closed fishery, that taking and retaining, possessing, or landing the 
particular species or species group covered by the fishing closure is 
prohibited. Unless otherwise announced in the Federal Register or 
authorized in this subpart, offloading must begin before the closure 
time.
    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, projected research catch, recreational 
fisheries set-asides or harvest guidelines, deductions for fishing 
mortality in non-groundfish fisheries, as necessary, and set-asides for 
compensation fishing under Sec. 660.350.Limited entry and open access 
allocations are derived from the commercial harvest guideline or quota.

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    Conservation area(s) means either a Groundfish Conservation Area 
(GCA), an Essential Fish Habitat Conservation Area (EFHCA), or both.
    (1) Groundfish Conservation Area or GCA means a geographic area 
defined by coordinates expressed in degrees latitude and longitude, 
wherein fishing by a particular gear type or types may be prohibited. 
GCAs are created and enforced for the purpose of contributing to the 
rebuilding of overfished West Coast groundfish species. Regulations at 
Sec. 660.390 define coordinates for these polygonal GCAs: Yelloweye 
Rockfish Conservation Areas, Cowcod Conservation Areas, waters 
encircling the Farallon Islands, and waters encircling the Cordell 
Banks. GCAs also include Rockfish Conservation Areas or RCAs, which are 
areas closed to fishing by particular gear types, bounded by lines 
approximating particular depth contours. RCA boundaries may and do 
change seasonally according to the different conservation needs of the 
different overfished species. Regulations at Sec. Sec. 660.390 through 
660.394 define RCA boundary lines with latitude/longitude coordinates; 
regulations at Tables 3 5 of Part 660 set RCA seasonal boundaries. 
Fishing prohibitions associated with GCAs are in addition to those 
associated with EFH Conservation Areas.
    (2) Essential Fish Habitat Conservation Area or EFHCA means a 
geographic area defined by coordinates expressed in degrees latitude and 
longitude, wherein fishing by a particular gear type or types may be 
prohibited. EFHCAs are created and enforced for the purpose of 
contributing to the protection of West Coast groundfish essential fish 
habitat. Regulations at Sec. Sec. 660.396 - .399 define EFHCA boundary 
lines with latitude/longitude coordinates. Fishing prohibitions 
associated with EFHCAs, which are found at Sec. 660.306, are in 
addition to those associated with GCAs.
    Continuous transiting or transit through means that a fishing vessel 
crosses a groundfish conservation area or EFH conservation area on a 
constant heading, along a continuous straight line course, while making 
way by means of a source of power at all times, other than drifting by 
means of the prevailing water current or weather conditions.
    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.
    Electronic fish ticket means a software program or data files 
meeting data export specifications approved by NMFS that is used to send 
landing data to the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission. 
Electronic fish tickets are used to collect information similar to the 
information required in state fish receiving tickets or landing 
receipts, but do not replace or change any state requirements.
    Electronic Monitoring System (EMS) means a data collection tool that 
uses a software operating system connected to an assortment of 
electronic components, including video recorders, to create a collection 
of data on vessel activities.
    Essential Fish Habitat or EFH. (See Sec. 600.10).
    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

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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. 600.10).
    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.
    (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 means a cone or funnel-shaped net that is towed 
through the water, and can include a pair trawl that is towed 
simultaneously by two boats. Groundfish trawl is 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 non-groundfish trawl gear. Non-groundfish trawl gear is 
any trawl gear other than the Pacific Coast groundfish trawl gear that 
is authorized for use with a valid groundfish limited entry permit. Non-
groundfish trawl gear includes pink shrimp, ridgeback prawn, California 
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south of Pt. Arena, and sea cucumbers south of Pt. Arena.
    (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.For additional midwater trawl gear requirements and 
restrictions, see Sec. 660.381(b).
    (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. 600.10).
    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, 
Galeorhinus zyopterus; spiny dogfish, Squalus acanthias.
    (2) Skates: big skate, Raja binoculata; California skate, R. 
inornata; longnose skate, R. rhina.
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    (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 
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, 
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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 
regulations 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, and sand sole.)
    (9) ``Other fish'':Where regulations of this subpart refer to 
landings limits for ``other fish,'' those limits apply to all groundfish 
listed here in paragraphs (1)-(8) of this definition except for the 
following: 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.); and Pacific cod and spiny dogfish coastwide. 
(i.e., ``other fish'' may include all sharks (except spiny dogfish), 
skates, ratfish, morids, grenadiers, and kelp greenling listed in this 
section, as well as cabezon in the north.)
    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 
registered for use with limited entry permits.
    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 Federal permit required to 
participate in the limited entry fishery, and includes any gear, size, 
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    Maximum Sustainable Yield or MSY. (See Sec. 600.310).
    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 
paragraph (1) of this definition, or defined and bounded by one or more 
or the commonly used geographic coordinates set out in paragraph (2) of 
this definition for the purposes of implementing different management 
measures in separate geographic areas 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 Arago, 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.
    (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 
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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 or Observer Program Office means the West Coast 
Groundfish Observer Program (WCGOP) Office of the Northwest Fishery 
Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, Seattle, Washington.
    Office of Law Enforcement (OLE) refers to the National Marine 
Fisheries Service, Office of Law Enforcement, Northwest Division.
    Open access fishery means the fishery composed of commercial vessels 
using open access gear fished pursuant to the harvest guidelines, 
quotas, and other management measures governing the harvest of open 
access allocations (detailed in Sec. 660.320 and Tables 1-2 of this 
subpart) or governing the fishing activities of open access vessels 
(detailed in Sec. 660.383 and Table 5 of this subpart.) Any commercial 
vessel that is not registered to a limited entry permit and which takes 
and retains, possesses or lands groundfish is a participant in the open 
access groundfish 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) Groundfish trawl.
     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. 600.10).
    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.
    Pacific whiting shoreside or shore-based fishery means Pacific 
whiting shoreside vessels and Pacific whiting shoreside first receivers.
    Pacific whiting shoreside first receivers means persons who receive, 
purchase, or take custody, control, or possession of Pacific whiting 
onshore directly from a Pacific whiting shoreside vessel.
    Pacific whiting shoreside vessel means any vessel that fishes using 
midwater trawl gear to take, retain, possess and land 4,000 lb (1,814 
kg) or more of Pacific whiting per fishing trip from the Pacific whiting 
shore-based sector allocation for delivery to a Pacific whiting 
shoreside first receiver during the primary season.
    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 
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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 
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 
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. (Also see an exception to certain 
requirements at Sec. 660.373 (a)(iii) pertaining to Pacific whiting 
shoreside vessels 75-ft (23-m) or less LOA that, in addition to heading 
and gutting, remove the tails and freeze catch at sea.)
    (1) 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 shore-based or on the water.
    (2) Shore-based processing or processing in the shore-based sector 
means processing that takes place at a facility that is permanently 
fixed to land.
    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 provisions of this section 
or other applicable law. The following are prohibited species: Any 
species of salmonid, Pacific halibut, Dungeness crab caught seaward of 
Washington or Oregon, and groundfish species or species groups under the 
PCGFMP for which quotas have been achieved and/or the fishery closed.
    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 Administrator, Northwest 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).Round weight does not include ice, 
water, or slime.
    Scientific research activity.(See Sec. 600.10).
    Secretary.(See Sec. 600.10).
    Sell or sale.(See Sec. 600.10).
    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 
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of the owner, or the costs of repair (including recovery) would exceed 
the repaired value of the vessel.
    Trip.(See Sec. 600.10).
    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 
per vessel 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. 600.10).

[61 FR 34572, July 2, 1996]

    Editorial Note: For Federal Register citations affecting Sec. 
660.302, see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the 
Finding Aids section of the printed volume and on GPO Access.



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.
    (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 
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is April 1 through October 31 or, for an individual permit holder, when 
that permit holder's tier limit is attained, whichever is earlier.
    (d) Declaration reporting requirements--(1) Declaration reports for 
vessels registered to limited entry permits. The operator of any vessel 
registered to a limited entry permit must provide NMFS OLE with a 
declaration report, as specified at paragraph (d)(5)(iv) of this 
section, before the vessel leaves port on a trip in which the vessel is 
used to fish in U.S. ocean waters between 0 and 200 nm offshore of 
Washington, Oregon, or California.
    (2) Declaration reports for all vessels using non-groundfish trawl 
gear. The operator of any vessel that is not registered to a limited 
entry permit and which uses non-groundfish trawl gear to fish in the EEZ 
(3-200 nm offshore), must provide NMFS OLE with a declaration report, as 
specified at paragraph (d)(5)(iv) of this section, before the vessel 
leaves port to fish in the EEZ.
    (3) Declaration reports for open access vessels using non-trawl gear 
(all types of open access gear other than non-groundfish trawl gear). 
The operator of any vessel that is not registered to a limited entry 
permit, must provide NMFS with a declaration report, as specified at 
paragraph (d)(5)(iv) of this section, before the vessel leaves port on a 
trip in which the vessel is used to take and retain or possess 
groundfish in the EEZ or land groundfish taken in the EEZ.
    (4) Declaration reports for tribal vessels using trawl gear. The 
operator of any tribal vessel using trawl gear must provide NMFS with a 
declaration report, as specified at paragraph (d)(5)(iv) of this 
section, before the vessel leaves port on a trip in which fishing occurs 
within the trawl RCA.
    (5) Declaration reports.
    (i) The operator of a vessel specified in paragraphs (d)(1), (d)(2), 
and (d)(3) of this section must provide a declaration report to NMFS OLE 
prior to leaving port on the first trip in which the vessel meets the 
requirement specified at Sec. 660.312 (b) to have a VMS.
    (ii) The vessel operator must send a new declaration report before 
leaving port on a trip in which a gear type that is different from the 
gear type most recently declared for the vessel will be used. A 
declaration report will be valid until another declaration report 
revising the existing gear declaration is received by NMFS OLE.
    (iii) During the period of time that a vessel has a valid 
declaration report on file with NMFS OLE, it cannot fish with a gear 
other than a gear type declared by the vessel.
    (iv) Declaration reports will include: the vessel name and/or 
identification number, and gear type (as defined in paragraph 
(d)(5)(iv)(A) of this section). Upon receipt of a declaration report, 
NMFS will provide a confirmation code or receipt to confirm that a valid 
declaration report was received for the vessel. Retention of the 
confirmation code or receipt to verify that a valid declaration report 
was filed and the declaration requirement was met is the responsibility 
of the vessel owner or operator. Vessels using non-trawl gear may 
declare more than one gear type, however, vessels using trawl gear may 
only declare one of the trawl gear types listed in paragraph 
(d)(5)(iv)(A) of this section on any trip and may not declare non-trawl 
gear on the same trip in which trawl gear is declared.
    (A) One of the following gear types must be declared:
    (1) Limited entry fixed gear,
    (2) [Reserved]
    (3) Limited entry midwater trawl,
    (4) Limited entry bottom trawl, not including demersal trawl,
    (5) Limited entry demersal trawl,
    (6) Non-groundfish trawl gear for pink shrimp,
    (7) Non-groundfish trawl gear for ridgeback prawn,
    (8) Non-groundfish trawl gear for California halibut,
    (9) Non-groundfish trawl gear for sea cucumber,
    (10) Open access longline gear for groundfish,
    (11) Open access Pacific halibut longline gear,
    (12) Open access groundfish trap or pot gear,
    (13) Open access Dungeness crab trap or pot gear,
    (14) Open access prawn trap or pot gear,
    (15) Open access sheephead trap or pot gear,

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    (16) Open access line gear for groundfish,
    (17) Open access HMS line gear,
    (18) Open access salmon troll gear,
    (19) Open access California Halibut line gear,
    (20) Open access net gear,
    (21) Other gear, and
    (22) Tribal trawl.
    (B) [Reserved]
    (e) Participants in the Pacific whiting shoreside fishery. Reporting 
requirements defined in the following section are in addition to 
reporting requirements under applicable state law and requirements 
described at Sec. 660.303(b).
    (1) Reporting requirements for any Pacific whiting shoreside first 
receiver--(i) Responsibility for compliance. The Pacific whiting 
shoreside first receiver is responsible for compliance with all 
reporting requirements described in this paragraph.
    (ii) General requirements. All records or reports required by this 
paragraph must: be maintained in English, be accurate, be legible, be 
based on local time, and be submitted in a timely manner as required in 
paragraph (e)(1)(iv) of this section.
    (iii) Required information. All Pacific whiting shoreside first 
receivers must provide the following types of information: date of 
landing, Pacific whiting shoreside vessel that made the delivery, gear 
type used, first receiver, round weights of species landed listed by 
species or species group including species with no value, number of 
salmon by species, number of Pacific halibut, and any other information 
deemed necessary by the Regional Administrator as specified on the 
appropriate electronic fish ticket form.
    (iv) Electronic fish ticket submissions. The Pacific whiting 
shoreside first receiver must:
    (A) Sort all fish, prior to first weighing, by species or
    species groups as specified at Sec. 660.370 (h)(6)(iii).
    (B) Include as part of each electronic fish ticket submission, the 
actual scale weight for each groundfish species as specified by 
requirements at Sec. 660.373 (j)(2)(i) and the Pacific whiting 
shoreside vessel identification number.
    (C) Use for the purpose of submitting electronic fish tickets, and 
maintain in good working order, computer equipment as specified at Sec. 
660.373 (j)(2)(ii)(A);
    (D) Install, use, and update as necessary, any NMFS-approved 
software described at Sec. 660.373 (j)(2)(ii)(B);
    (E) Submit a completed electronic fish ticket for every landing that 
includes 4,000 lb (1,814 kg) or more of Pacific whiting (round weight 
equivalent) no later than 24 hours after the date the fish are received, 
unless a waiver of this requirement has been granted under provisions 
specified at paragraph (e)(1) (vii) of this section.
    (v) Revising a submitted electronic fish ticket submission. In the 
event that a data error is found, electronic fish ticket submissions may 
be revised by resubmitting the revised form. Electronic fish tickets are 
to be used for the submission of final data. Preliminary data, including 
estimates of fish weights or species composition, shall not be submitted 
on electronic fish tickets.
    (vi) Retention of records. [Reserved]
    (vii) Waivers for submission of electronic fish tickets upon written 
request. On a case-by-case basis, a temporary written waiver of the 
requirement to submit electronic fish tickets may be granted by the 
Assistant Regional Administrator or designee if he/she determines that 
circumstances beyond the control of a Pacific whiting shoreside first 
receiver would result in inadequate data submissions using the 
electronic fish ticket system. The duration of the waiver will be 
determined on a case-by-case basis.
    (viii) Reporting requirements when a temporary waiver has been 
granted. Pacific whiting shoreside first receivers that have been 
granted a temporary waiver from the requirement to submit electronic 
fish tickets must submit on paper the same data as is required on 
electronic fish tickets within 24 hours of the date received during the 
period that the waiver is in effect. Paper fish tickets must be sent by 
facsimile to NMFS, Northwest Region, Sustainable Fisheries Division, 
206-526-6736 or by delivering it in person to 7600 Sand Point Way NE, 
Seattle, WA 98115. The requirements for submissions of paper tickets in 
this paragraph are separate from, and in addition to existing state

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requirements for landing receipts or fish receiving tickets.
    (2) [Reserved]

[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; 72 FR 50910, Sept. 5, 2007; 72 FR 69168, Dec. 7, 2007; 74 FR 9886, 
Mar. 6, 2009]



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, unless authorized by part 600 or part 300 
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, scientific sorting designation, quota, harvest 
guideline, or OY, if the vessel fished or landed in an area during a 
time when such trip limit, size limit, scientific sorting designation, 
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 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) When requested or required by an authorized officer, refuse to 
present fishing gear for inspection, refuse to present fish subject to 
such persons control for inspections; or interfere with a fishing gear 
or marine animal or plant life 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, 
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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.
    (4) Fail to comply with all requirements at Sec. 660.303 (d); 
including failure to submit information, submission of inaccurate 
information, or intentionally submitting false information on any report 
required at Sec. 660.303 (d) when participating in the Pacific whiting 
shoreside fishery.
    (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, unless the vessel is registered for use with a valid limited 
entry permit with a trawl gear endorsement, with the following 
exception.
    (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 that a vessel may 
carry on board limited entry groundfish trawl 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 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.

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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) Fish in any of the sectors of the 
whiting fishery described at Sec. 660.373(a) after May 11, 2009 using a 
vessel that is not registered for use with a sector-appropriate Pacific 
whiting vessel license under Sec. 660.336. May 11, 2009, vessels are 
prohibited from fishing, landing, or processing primary season Pacific 
whiting with a catcher/processor, mothership or mothership catcher 
vessel that has no history of participation within that specific sector 
of the whiting fishery during the period from January 1, 1997, through 
January 1, 2007, or with a shoreside catcher vessels that has no history 
of participation within the shore-based sector of the whiting fishery 
during the period from January 1, 1994 through January 1, 2007, as 
specified in Sec. 660.373(j). For the purpose of this paragraph, 
``historic participation'' for a specific sector is the same as the 
qualifying criteria listed in Sec. 660.336 (a)(2).
    (i) If a Pacific whiting vessel license is registered for use with a 
vessel, fail to carry that license onboard the vessel registered for use 
with the license at any time the vessel is licensed. A photocopy of the 
license may not substitute for the license itself.
    (ii) [Reserved]
    (2) 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. Sec. 660.324 or 660.385;
    (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.
    (3) During times or in areas where at-sea processing is prohibited, 
take and retain or receive whiting, except as cargo or fish waste, on a 
vessel in the fishery management area that already has processed whiting 
on board.An exception to this prohibition is provided if the fish are 
received within the tribal U&A from a member of a Pacific Coast treaty 
Indian tribe fishing under Sec. Sec. 660.324 or 660.385.
    (4) Participate in the mothership or shore-based 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).
    (5) 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).
    (6) 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).
    (7) Pacific whiting shoreside first receivers.
    (i) [Reserved]
    (ii) Fail to sort fish received from a Pacific whiting shoreside 
vessel prior to first weighing after offloading as specified at Sec. 
660.370 (h)(6)(iii) for the Pacific whiting fishery.
    (iii) Process, sell, or discard any groundfish received from a 
Pacific whiting shoreside vessel that has not been weighed on a scale 
that is in compliance with requirements at Sec. 660.373 (j)(1)(i) and 
accounted for on an electronic fish ticket with the identification 
number for the Pacific whiting shoreside vessel that delivered the fish.
    (iv) Fail to weigh fish landed from a Pacific whiting shoreside 
vessel prior to transporting any fish from that landing away from the 
point of landing.

    Editorial Note: Amendments to Sec. 660.306 were made at 74 FR 9887, 
Mar. 6, 2009 and at 74 FR 10192, Mar. 10, 2009, resulting in two 
paragraphs (f)(7).
    (7) Sort or discard any portion of the catch taken by a catcher 
vessel in the mothership sector prior to the catch being received on a 
mothership, and prior to the observer being provided access to the 
unsorted catch, with the exception of minor amounts of catch that are 
lost when the codend is separated from the net and prepared for 
transfer.

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    (g) Limited entry permits. (1) If a limited entry permit is 
registered for use with a vessel, fail to carry that permit onboard the 
vessel registered for use with the permit.A photocopy of the permit may 
not substitute for the original permit itself.
    (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) Operate any vessel registered 
to a limited entry permit with a trawl endorsement and trawl gear on 
board in a applicable GCA (as defined at Sec. 660.381 (d)), except for 
purposes of continuous transiting, with all groundfish trawl gear stowed 
in accordance with Sec. 660.381(d), or except as authorized in the 
groundfish management measures published at Sec. 660.381.
    (2) Operate any vessel registered to a limited entry permit with a 
longline or trap (pot) endorsement and longline and/or trap gear onboard 
in an applicable GCA (as defined at Sec. 660.382(c)), except for 
purposes of continuous transiting, with all groundfish longline and/or 
trap gear stowed in accordance with Sec. 660.382(c) or except as 
authorized in the groundfish management measures at Sec. 660.382.
    (3) Operate any vessel with non-groundfish trawl gear onboard in any 
applicable GCA (as defined at Sec. 660.383 (c)) except for purposes of 
continuous transiting, with all trawl gear stowed in accordance with 
Sec. 660.383 (c), or except as authorized in the groundfish management 
measures published at Sec. 660.383.
    (4) Operate any vessel in an applicable GCA (as defined at Sec. 
660.383 (c)) that has non-trawl gear onboard and is not registered to a 
limited entry permit on a trip in which the vessel is used to take and 
retain or possess groundfish in the EEZ, possess or land groundfish 
taken in the EEZ, except for purposes of continuous transiting, with all 
groundfish non-trawl gear stowed in accordance with Sec. 660.383(c), or 
except as authorized in the groundfish management measures published at 
Sec. 660.383.
    (5) 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 
regulation, EFH seaward of 700-fm (1280-m) 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 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.
    (7) 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).
    (8) 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.
    (9) 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.

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    (10) 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.
    (11) 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. 660.314 (c)(2).
    (8) Fail to meet the vessel responsibilities specified at Sec. 
660.314 (d).
    (j) Vessel monitoring systems. (1) Use any vessel required to 
operate a VMS unit under Sec. 660.312 (b) unless that vessel carries a 
NMFS OLE type-approved mobile transceiver unit and complies with all 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 the same VMS transceiver unit to more than one vessel 
at the same time.
    (7) Falsify any VMS activation report or VMS exemption report that 
is authorized or required, as specified at Sec. 660.312.
    (8) Falsify any declaration report that is required, as specified at 
Sec. 660.303.

[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; 71 FR 66139, Nov. 13, 2006; 71 FR 78653, Dec. 29, 2006; 72 FR 
50910, Sept. 5, 2007; 72 FR 69169, Dec. 7, 2007; 74 FR 9887, Mar. 6, 
2009; 74 FR 10192, Mar. 10, 2009; 74 FR 11881, Mar. 20, 2009]



Sec. 660.312  Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) requirements.

    (a) What is a VMS? A VMS consists of a NMFS OLE type-approved mobile 
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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? The following vessels are required 
to install a NMFS OLE type-approved mobile transceiver unit and to 
arrange for a NMFS OLE type-approved communications service provider to 
receive and relay transmissions to NMFS OLE prior to fishing:
    (1) Any vessel registered for use with a limited entry permit that 
fishes in state or Federal waters seaward of the baseline from which the 
territorial sea is measured off the States of Washington, Oregon or 
California (0-200 nm offshore).
    (2) Any vessel that uses non-groundfish trawl gear to fish in the 
EEZ.
    (3) Any vessel that uses open access gear to take and retain, or 
possess groundfish in the EEZ or land groundfish taken in the EEZ.
    (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 obtain 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 at least 72 hours prior to leaving port on a trip in which VMS is 
required, 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, Northwest OLE 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 
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confirming compliance with the installation procedures provided by NMFS 
OLE.
    (ii) Transferring ownership of VMS unit. Ownership of the VMS 
transceiver unit may be transferred from one vessel owner to another 
vessel owner if all of the following documents are provided to NMFS OLE: 
a new activation report, which identifies that the transceiver unit was 
previously registered to another vessel; a notarized bill of sale 
showing proof of ownership of the VMS transceiver unit; documentation 
from the communications service provider showing proof that the service 
agreement for the previous vessel was terminated and that a service 
agreement was established for the new vessel.
    (3) Transceiver unit operation. Operate and maintain in good working 
order the mobile transceiver unit continuously 24 hours a day throughout 
the fishing year, unless such vessel is exempted under paragraph (d)(4) 
of this section. The mobile transceiver unit must transmit a signal 
accurately indicating the vessel's position at least once every hour, 24 
hours a day, throughout the year unless a valid exemption report, as 
described in paragraph (b)(4) of this section, has been received by NMFS 
OLE. Less frequent position reporting at least once every four hours is 
authorized when a vessel remains in port for an extended period of time, 
but the mobile transceiver unit must remain in continuous operation at 
all times unless the vessel is exempted under this section.
    (4) VMS exemptions. A vessel that is required to operate the mobile 
transceiver unit continuously 24 hours a day throughout the fishing year 
may be exempted from this requirement if a valid exemption report, as 
described at paragraph (d)(4)(vii) 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 and specified in the 
exemption report.
    (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) Permit transfer exemption. If the limited entry permit has 
been transferred from a vessel (for the purposes of this section, this 
includes permits placed into ``unidentified'' status) the vessel may be 
exempted from VMS requirements providing the vessel is not used to fish 
in state or Federal waters seaward of the baseline from which the 
territorial sea is measured off the States of Washington, Oregon or 
California (0-200 nm offshore) for the remainder of the fishing year. If 
the vessel is used to fish in this area for any species of fish at any 
time during the remaining portion of the fishing year without being 
registered to a limited entry permit, the vessel is required to have and 
use VMS.
    (iv) Long-term departure exemption. A vessel participating in the 
open access fishery that is required to have VMS under Sec. 660.312 
(b)(3) may be exempted from VMS provisions after the end of the fishing 
year in which it participated in the open access fishery, providing the 
vessel submits a completed exemption report signed by the vessel owner 
that includes a statement signed by the vessel owner indicating that the 
vessel will not be used to take and retain or possess groundfish in the 
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or land groundfish taken in the EEZ during the new fishing year.
    (v) Emergency exemption. Vessels required to have VMS under 
660.312(b) may be exempted from VMS provisions in emergency situations 
that are beyond the vessel owner's control, including but not limited 
to: fire, flooding, or extensive physical damage to critical areas of 
the vessel. A vessel owner may apply for an emergency exemption from the 
VMS requirements specified in Sec. 660.312(b) for his/her vessel by 
sending a written request to NMFS OLE specifying the following 
information: The reasons for seeking an exemption, including any 
supporting documents (e.g., repair invoices, photographs showing damage 
to the vessel, insurance claim forms, etc.); the time period for which 
the exemption is requested; and the location of the vessel while the 
exemption is in effect. NMFS OLE will issue a written determination 
granting or denying the emergency exemption request. A vessel will not 
be covered by the emergency exemption until NMFS OLE issues a 
determination granting the exemption. If an exemption is granted, the 
duration of the exemption will be specified in the NMFS OLE 
determination.
    (vi) Submission of exemption reports. Signed long-term departure 
exemption reports must be submitted by fax or by emailing a electronic 
copy of the actual report. In the event of an emergency in which an 
emergency exemption request will be submitted, initial contact with NMFS 
OLE must be made by telephone, fax or email within 24 hours from when 
the incident occurred. Emergency exemption requests must be requested in 
writing within 72 hours from when the incident occurred. Other exemption 
reports must be submitted through the VMS or another method that is 
approved by NMFS OLE and announced in the Federal Register. Submission 
methods for exemption requests, except long-term departures and 
emergency exemption requests, 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 vessel owner's address of record. NMFS will bear no responsibility 
if a notification is sent to the address of record for the vessel owner 
and is not received because the vessel owner's actual address has 
changed without notification to NMFS, as required at Sec. 
660.335(a)(2). Owners of vessels required to use VMS who do not receive 
instructions by mail are responsible for contacting NMFS OLE during 
business hours at least 3 days 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 Time).
    (vii) Valid exemption reports. For an exemption report to be valid, 
it 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) through 
(iv) 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; at least 2 hours before the vessel 
is placed back in the water following a haul out exemption; at least 2 
hours before the vessel resumes fishing for any species of fish in state 
or Federal waters off the States of Washington, Oregon, or California 
after it has received a permit transfer exemption; or at least 2 hours 
before a vessel resumes fishing in the open access fishery after a long-
term departure exemption. If a vessel is required to submit an 
activation report under Sec. 660.312(d)(2)(i) before returning to fish, 
that report may substitute for the exemption cancellation. Initial 
contact must be made with NMFS OLE not more than 24 hours after the time 
that an emergency situation occurred in which VMS transmissions were 
disrupted and followed by a written emergency exemption request within 
72 hours from when the incident occurred. If the emergency situation 
upon which an emergency exemption is based is resolved before the 
exemption expires, an exemption cancellation must be received by NMFS at 
least 2 hours before the vessel resumes fishing.

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    (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; 72 FR 69169, Dec. 7, 2007; 73 FR 4759, Jan. 28, 2008]



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) NMFS certified observers--
(i) 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.
    (ii) A Pacific whiting shoreside vessel that sorts catch at sea must 
carry one NMFS-certified observer, from the time the vessel leaves port 
on a trip in which the catch is sorted at sea to the time that all catch 
from that trip has been offloaded.
    (2) Catcher vessels. When NMFS notifies the owner, operator, permit 
holder, or the manager of a catcher vessel of any requirement to carry 
an observer, the catcher vessel may not be used to fish for groundfish 
without carrying an observer.
    (i) For the purposes of this section, the term ``catcher vessel'' 
includes all of the following vessels (except vessels described in 
paragraphs (c)(1) and (c)(3) of this section):
    (A) Any vessel registered for use with a Pacific Coast groundfish 
limited entry permit that fishes off the States of Washington, Oregon, 
or California seaward of the baseline from which the territorial sea of 
the United States is measured out to the seaward edge of the EEZ (i.e., 
0-200 nm offshore).
    (B) Any vessel other than a vessel described in paragraph 
(c)(2)(i)(A) of this section that is used to take and retain, possess, 
or land groundfish in or from the EEZ.
    (C) Any vessel that is required to take a Federal observer by the 
applicable State law.
    (ii) 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.

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    (A) Optional notice--Weather delays. A vessel that anticipates a 
delayed departure due to weather or sea conditions may advise NMFS of 
the anticipated delay when providing the basic notice described in 
paragraph (c)(2)(ii) 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)(ii)) 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.
    (iii) Cease fishing report. Within 24 hours of ceasing the taking 
and retaining of groundfish, vessel owners, operators, or managers must 
notify NMFS or its designated agent that fishing has ceased. This 
requirement applies to any 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.
    (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. Pacific whiting vessels that are 
required to carry one or more NMFS-certified observers under provisions 
at paragraphs (c)(1)(i) and (ii) 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 vessel that is 
required to carry a NMFS-certified observer obtains the data entry 
software provided by the NMFS for use by the observer.
    (4) Vessel position. Allow observer(s) access to, and the use of, 
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navigation equipment and personnel, 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 catcher/processors, 
motherships, and Pacific whiting shoreside vessels that sort at sea. 
Owners of vessels required to carry observers under provisions at 
paragraph (c)(1)(i) or (ii) 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;

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    (C) Meet all education and health standards as specified in 50 CFR 
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 
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whiting fishery endorsement to an observer's certification may be 
obtained by meeting the following requirements:
    (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, shore-based 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, shore-based or floating stationary processing facility; or
    (iii) Any business involved with purchasing raw or processed 
products from any vessel, shore-based 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 shore-based 
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, shore-basedprocessor, 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 
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official(s), who will have the authority to review observer 
certifications and 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

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area at least 0.9 m deep in the area in front of the table and scale.
    (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; 71 FR 66139, Nov. 13, 2006; 71 FR 78654, Dec. 29, 2006; 
74 FR 9887, Mar. 6, 2009]



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 recreational 
fishery estimates or tribal allocations. 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 
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entry permits will be counted against the open access allocation.
    (d) Additional guidelines. Additional guidelines governing 
determination of 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 
estimated 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; 71 FR 78654, Dec. 29, 2006]



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 
permits. 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, as amended by 71 FR 78654, Dec. 29, 2006]



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 shore-based sector. No more than 5 percent of the shore-based 
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 calendar year are

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found in tables 1a and 2a of this subpart.
    (b) Reaching an allocation. If the whiting harvest guideline, 
commercial harvest guideline, or a sector[min]s allocation is reached, 
or is projected to be 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 calendar year or under paragraph (c) 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) Shore-based sector coastwide. Whiting may not be taken and 
retained, possessed, or landed by a catcher vessel participating in the 
shore-based sector except as authorized under a trip limit specified 
under Sec. 660.370(c).
    (4) Shore-based south of 42[deg] N. lat. If 5 percent of the shore-
based allocation for whiting is taken and retained south of 42[deg] N. 
lat. before the primary season for the shore-based 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 shore-based processors by the end 
of the calendar year will be based on the best information available to 
the Regional Administrator from state catch and landings data, the 
testimony received at Council meetings, and/or other relevant 
information.
    (e) Announcements. The Regional 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 fishers and processors, by e-
mail, internet (www.nwr.noaa.gov/Groundfish-Halibut/Groundfish-Fishery-
Management/Whiting-Management/index.cfm), 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.

[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; 71 FR 78654, Dec. 29, 2006]

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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.
    (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]02.25[min] N. lat. 
(Norwegian Memorial) and east of 125[deg]44[min] W. long.
    (2) Quileute That portion of the FMA between 48[deg]07.60[min] N. 
lat. (Sand Point) and 47[deg]31.70[min] N. lat. (Queets River) and east 
of 125[deg]44[min] W. long.
    (3) Hoh That portion of the FMA between 47[deg]54.30[min] N. lat. 
(Quillayute River) and 47[deg]21[min] N. lat. (Quinault River) and east 
of 125[deg]44[min] W. long.
    (4) Quinault That portion of the FMA between 47[deg]40.10[min] N. 
lat. (Destruction Island) and 46[deg]53.30[min] N. lat. (Point Chehalis) 
and east of 125[deg]44[min] 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 and Sec. 660.385 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 
subpart.
    (h) Any member of a Pacific Coast treaty Indian tribe must comply 
with this section and Sec. 660.385, 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]09.50[min] N. lat.) and between Destruction Island 
(47[deg]40[min] N. lat.) and Leadbetter Point (46[deg]38.17[min] 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 Sec. Sec. 660.321 and 
660.385, 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

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groundfish for which there is no tribal allocation and will be subject 
to the trip landing and frequency and size 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; 71 FR 78655, Dec. 29, 2006]



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. A limited entry permit confers a conditional privilege 
of participating in the Pacific coast groundfish limited entry fishery, 
in accordance with Federal regulations in 50 CFR part 660. In order for 
a vessel to participate in the limited entry fishery, the vessel owner 
must hold a limited entry permit and, through SFD, must register that 
vessel for use with a limited entry permit. 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). All limited entry permits have size endorsements and a 
vessel registered for use with a limited entry permit must comply with 
the vessel size requirements of this subpart. 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. 
After May 11, 2009, a catcher vessel participating in either the whiting 
shore-based or mothership sector must, in addition to being registered 
for use with a limited entry permit, be registered for use with a 
sector-appropriate Pacific whiting vessel license under Sec. 660.336. 
After May 11, 2009, a vessel participating in the whiting catcher/
processor sector must, in addition to being registered for use with a 
limited entry permit, be registered for use with a sector-appropriate 
Pacific whiting vessel license under Sec. 660.336. After April 9, 2009, 
although a mothership vessel participating in the whiting mothership 
sector is not required to be registered for use with a limited entry 
permit, such vessel must be registered for use with a sector-appropriate 
Pacific whiting vessel license under Sec. 660.336.
    (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 
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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; 72 FR 27764, May 17, 2007; 74 FR 10192, Mar. 
10, 2009; 74 FR 11881, Mar. 20, 2009]



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 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 
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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 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 
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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 
Tier 3. All qualifying sablefish landings must be caught with 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.

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    (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.
    (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 
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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, 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

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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-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 
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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 
applying for 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 15 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 
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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 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 
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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 
date for the then 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 authorize to use a 
permit with the vessel registration designated as ``unidentified.'' A 
vessel owner who removes a permit from his vessel and registers that 
permit as ``unidentified'' is not exempt from VMS requirements at Sec. 
660.312 unless specifically authorized by that section.
    (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 
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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.
    (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; 72 FR 27764, May 17, 2007; 72 FR 
69171, Dec. 7, 2007; 74 FR 10193, Mar. 10, 2009]



Sec. 660.336  Pacific whiting vessel licenses.

    (a) Pacific whiting vessel license--(1) General. After May 11, 2009, 
participation in the non-tribal primary whiting season described in 
Sec. 660.373(b) requires:
    (i) An owner of any vessel that catches Pacific whiting must hold a 
limited entry permit, registered for use with that vessel, with a trawl 
gear endorsement; and, a Pacific whiting vessel license registered for 
use with that vessel and appropriate to the sector or sectors in which 
the vessel intends to participate;
    (ii) An owner of any mothership vessel that processes Pacific 
whiting to hold a Pacific whiting vessel license registered for use with 
that vessel and appropriate to the sector or sectors in which the vessel 
intends to participate.
    (iii) Pacific whiting vessel licenses are separate from limited 
entry permits and do not license a vessel to harvest whiting in the 
primary whiting season unless that vessel is also registered for use 
with a limited entry permit with a trawl gear endorsement.
    (2) Pacific whiting vessel license qualifying criteria--(i) 
Qualifying criteria. Vessel catch and/or processing history will be used 
to determine whether that vessel meets the qualifying criteria for a 
Pacific whiting vessel license and to determine the sectors for which 
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vessel may qualify. Vessel catch and/or processing history includes only 
the catch and/or processed product of that particular vessel, as 
identified in association with the vessel's USCG number. Only whiting 
regulated by this subpart that was taken with midwater (or pelagic) 
trawl gear will be considered for the Pacific whiting vessel license. 
Whiting harvested or processed by a vessel that has since been totally 
lost, scrapped, or is rebuilt such that a new U.S.C.G. documentation 
number would be required will not be considered for this license. 
Whiting harvested or processed illegally or landed illegally will not be 
considered for this license. Catch and/or processing history associated 
with a vessel whose permit was purchased by the Federal Government 
through the Pacific Coast groundfish fishing capacity reduction program, 
as identified at 68 FR 62435 (November 4, 2003), does not qualify a 
vessel for a Pacific whiting vessel license and no vessel owner may 
apply for or receive a Pacific whiting vessel license based on catch 
and/or processing history from one of those buyback vessels. The 
following sector-specific license qualification criteria apply:
    (A) For catcher/processor vessels, the qualifying criteria for a 
Pacific whiting vessel license is evidence of having caught and 
processed any amount of whiting during a primary catcher/processor 
season during the period January 1, 1997 through January 1, 2007.
    (B) For mothership at-sea processing vessels, the qualifying 
criteria for a Pacific whiting vessel license is documentation of having 
received and processed any amount of whiting during a primary mothership 
season during the period January 1, 1997 through January 1, 2007.
    (C) For catcher vessels delivering whiting to at-sea mothership 
processing vessels, the qualifying criteria for a Pacific whiting vessel 
license is documentation of having delivered any amount of whiting to a 
mothership processor during a primary mothership season during the 
period January 1, 1997, through January 1, 2007.
    (D) For catcher vessels delivering whiting to Pacific whiting first 
receiver, the qualifying criteria for a Pacific whiting vessel license 
is documentation of having made at least one landing of whiting taken 
with mid-water trawl gear during a primary shore-based season during the 
period January 1, 1994, through January 1, 2007, and where the weight of 
whiting exceeded 50 percent of the total weight of the landing.
    (ii) Documentation and burden of proof. A vessel owner applying for 
a Pacific whiting vessel license has the burden to submit documentation 
that qualification requirements are met. An application that does not 
include documentation of meeting the qualification requirements during 
the qualifying years will be considered incomplete and will not be 
reviewed. The following standards apply:
    (A) A certified copy of the current vessel document (USCG or State) 
is the best documentation of vessel ownership and LOA.
    (B) A certified copy of a State fish receiving ticket is the best 
documentation of a landing at a Pacific whiting shoreside first 
receiver, and of the type of gear used.
    (C) For participants in the at-sea whiting fisheries, documentation 
of participation could include, but is not limited to: a final observer 
report documenting a particular catcher vessel, mothership, or catcher/
processor's participation in the whiting fishery in an applicable year 
and during the applicable primary season, a bill of lading for whiting 
from an applicable year and during the applicable primary season, a 
catcher vessel receipt from a particular mothership known to have 
participated in the whiting fishery during an applicable year, a signed 
copy of a Daily Receipt of Fish and Cumulative Production Logbook 
(mothership sector) or Daily Fishing and Cumulative Production Logbook 
(catcher/processor sector) from an applicable year during the applicable 
primary season.
    (E) Such other relevant, credible documentation as the applicant may 
submit, or the SFD or the Regional Administrator request or acquire, may 
also be considered.
    (3) Issuance process for Pacific whiting vessel licenses--(i) SFD 
will mail, to the most recent address provided to the SFD permits 
office, a Pacific whiting vessel license application to all current

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and prior owners of vessels that have been registered for use with 
limited entry permits with trawl endorsements, excluding owners of those 
vessels whose permits were purchased through the Pacific Coast 
groundfish fishing capacity reduction program. NMFS will also make 
license applications available online at: http://www.nwr.noaa.gov/
Groundfish-Halibut/Groundfish-Permits/index.cfm. A vessel owner who 
believes that his/her vessel may qualify for the Pacific whiting vessel 
license will have until May 11, 2009, to submit an application with 
documentation showing how his/her vessel has met the qualifying criteria 
described in this section. NMFS will not accept applications for Pacific 
whiting vessel licenses received after May 11, 2009.
    (ii) After receipt of a complete application, NMFS will notify 
applicants by letter of its determination whether their vessels qualify 
for Pacific whiting vessel licenses and the sector or sectors to which 
the licenses apply. Vessels that have met the qualification criteria 
will be issued the appropriate licenses at that time. After May 11, 
2009, NMFS will publish a list of vessels that qualified for Pacific 
whiting vessel licenses in the Federal Register.
    (iii) If a vessel owner files an appeal from the determination under 
paragraph (a)(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 documentation demonstrating 
why the vessel qualifies for a Pacific whiting vessel license. The 
appeal of a denial of an application for a Pacific whiting vessel 
license will not be referred to the Council for a recommendation, nor 
will any appeals be accepted by NMFS after June 15, 2009.
    (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) Notification to NMFS of changes to Pacific whiting vessel 
license information. The owner of a vessel registered for use with a 
Pacific whiting vessel license must provide a written request to NMFS to 
change the name or names of vessel owners provided on the vessel 
license, or to change the licensed vessel's name. The request must 
detail the names of all new vessel owners as registered with U.S. Coast 
Guard, a business address for the vessel owner, business phone and fax 
number, tax identification number, date of birth, and/or date of 
incorporation for each individual and/or entity, and a copy of the 
vessel documentation (USCG 1270) to show proof of ownership. NMFS will 
reissue a new vessel license with the names of the new vessel owners 
and/or vessel name information. The Pacific whiting vessel license is 
considered void if the name of the vessel or vessel owner is changed 
from that given on the license. In addition, the vessel owner must 
report to NMFS any change in address for the vessel owner within 15 days 
of that change. Although the name of an individual vessel registered for 
use with a Pacific whiting vessel license may be changed, the license 
itself may not be registered to any vessel other than the vessel to 
which it was originally issued, as identified by that vessel's United 
States Coast Guard documentation number.
    (b) [Reserved]

[74 FR 10193, Mar. 10, 2009; 74 FR 11881, Mar. 20, 2009]



Sec. 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.

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    (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 and Pacific whiting vessel license fees.

    (a) 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.
    (b) The Regional Administrator will charge a one-time fee for the 
issuance of the original Pacific whiting vessel license.

[74 FR 10194, Mar. 10, 2009]



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 (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

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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 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.

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    (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.
    (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.The harvest control rule is expressed as a ``Spawning Potential 
Ratio'' or ``SPR'' harvest rate.
    (a) Bocaccio. The target year for rebuilding the southern bocaccio 
stock to BMSY is 2026. The harvest control rule to be used to 
rebuild the southern bocaccio stock is an annual SPR harvest rate of 
77.7 percent.
    (b) Canary rockfish. The target year for rebuilding the canary 
rockfish stock to BMSY is 2021. The harvest control rule to be used to 
rebuild the canary rockfish stock is an annual SPR harvest rate of 88.7 
percent.
    (c) Cowcod. The target year for rebuilding the cowcod stock south of 
Point Conception to BMSY is 2072. The harvest control rule to be used to 
rebuild the cowcod stock is an annual SPR harvest rate of 82.1 percent.
    (d) Darkblotched rockfish. The target year for rebuilding the 
darkblotched rockfish stock to BMSY is 2028. The

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harvest control rule to be used to rebuild the darkblotched rockfish 
stock is an annual SPR harvest rate of 62.1 percent.
    (e) Pacific ocean perch (POP). The target year for rebuilding the 
POP stock to BMSY is 2017. The harvest control rule to be 
used to rebuild the POP stock is an annual SPR harvest rate of 86.4 
percent.
    (f) Widow rockfish. The target year for rebuilding the widow 
rockfish stock to BMSY is 2015. The harvest control rule to 
be used to rebuild the widow rockfish stock is an annual SPR harvest 
rate of 95.0 percent.
    (g) Yelloweye rockfish. The target year for rebuilding the yelloweye 
rockfish stock to BMSY is 2084. The harvest control rule to be used to 
rebuild the yelloweye rockfish stock is an annual SPR harvest rate of 
66.3 percent in 2009 and in 2010. Yelloweye rockfish is subject to a 
ramp-down strategy where the harvest level has been reduced annually 
from 2007 through 2009. Yelloweye rockfish will remain at the 2009 level 
in 2010. Beginning in 2011, yelloweye rockfish will be subject to a 
constant harvest rate strategy with a constant SPR harvest rate of 71.9 
percent.

[71 FR 78655, Dec. 29, 2006, as amended at 74 FR 9887, Mar. 6, 2009]



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 
guidelines and quotas), commercial harvest guidelines and quotas, 
limited entry and open access allocations, or other approved fishery 
allocations, and to protect overfished and depleted stocks. Management 
measures will be designed to take into account the co-occurrence ratios 
of target species with overfished species, and will select measures that 
will minimize bycatch to the extent practicable.
    (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:

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    (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, and bycatch limits. 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, bycatch limits may be 
established and adjusted to be used to close the primary season for any 
sector of the Pacific whiting fishery described at Sec. 660.373(b), 
before the sector's Pacific whiting allocation is achieved if the 
applicable bycatch limit is reached. Bycatch limit amounts are specified 
at Sec. 660.373(b)(4).
    (iii) Type of limited entry trawl gear on board.Limits on the type 
of limited entry trawl gear on board a vessel may be imposed on a 
biennial or more frequent basis.Requirements and restrictions on limited 
entry trawl gear type are found at Sec. 660.381.
    (2) Recreational fisheries all gear types. Routine management 
measures for all groundfish species, separately or in any combination, 
include bag limits, size 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 implemented in any 
fishery that takes groundfish directly or incidentally. Depth-based 
management measures are set using specific boundary lines that 
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found at Sec. 660.390-.394. Depth-based management measures and the 
setting of closed areas may be used: to protect and rebuild overfished 
stocks, to prevent the overfishing of any groundfish species by 
minimizing the direct or incidental catch of that species, to minimize 
the incidental harvest of any protected or prohibited species taken in 
the groundfish fishery, to extend the fishing season; for the commercial 
fisheries, to minimize disruption of traditional fishing and marketing 
patterns; for the recreational fisheries, to spread the available catch 
over a large number of anglers; to discourage target fishing while 
allowing small incidental catches to be landed; and to allow small 
fisheries to operate outside the normal season.
    (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.
    (1) Automatic actions are used in the Pacific whiting fishery to:
    (i) Close sectors of the fishery or to reinstate trip limits in the 
shore-based fishery when a whiting harvest guideline, commercial harvest 
guideline, or a sector's allocation is reached, or is projected to be 
reached;
    (ii) Close all sectors or a single sector of the fishery when a 
bycatch limit is reached or projected to be reached;
    (iii) Reapportion unused Pacific whiting allocation to other sectors 
of the fishery;
    (iv) Reapportion unused bycatch limit species to other sectors of 
the Pacific whiting fishery.
    (v) Implement the Ocean Salmon Conservation Zone, described at Sec. 
660.373(c)(3), when NMFS projects the Pacific whiting fishery may take 
in excess of 11,000 Chinook within a calendar year,
    (vi) Implement Pacific Whiting Bycatch Reduction Areas, described at 
Sec. 660.373(c)(3), when NMFS projects a sector-specific bycatch limit 
will be reached before the sector's whiting allocation.
    (2) [Reserved]
    (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 
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    (4) Weights and percentages. All weights are round weights or round-
weight equivalents unless otherwise specified. Percentages are based on 
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.Washington state regulations require all fish 
with a size limit landed into Washington to be landed with the head on.
    (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) North of 42[deg] N. lat., for lingcod with the head removed, the 
minimum size limit is 18 inches (46 cm), which corresponds to 22 inches 
(56 cm) total length for whole fish.
    (B) South of 42[deg] N. lat., 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.
    (C) 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, scientific sorting designation, quota, harvest 
guideline, or OY, if the vessel fished or landed in an area during a 
time when such trip limit, size limit, scientific sorting designation, 
quota, harvest guideline, or OY 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:
    (i) For vessels with a limited entry permit:

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    (A) Coastwide--widow rockfish, canary rockfish, darkblotched 
rockfish, yelloweye rockfish, shortbelly rockfish, black rockfish, blue 
rockfish, minor nearshore rockfish, minor shelf rockfish, minor slope 
rockfish, shortspine and longspine thornyhead, Dover sole, arrowtooth 
flounder, petrale sole, starry flounder, English sole, other flatfish, 
lingcod, sablefish, Pacific cod, spiny dogfish, other fish, longnose 
skate, and Pacific whiting;
    (B) North of 40[deg]10[min] N. lat.--POP, yellowtail rockfish;
    (C) South of 40[deg]10[min] N. lat.--minor shallow nearshore 
rockfish, minor deeper nearshore rockfish, California scorpionfish, 
chilipepper rockfish, bocaccio rockfish, splitnose rockfish, Pacific 
sanddabs, cowcod, bronzespotted rockfish and cabezon.
    (ii) For open access vessels (vessels without a limited entry 
permit):
    (A) Coastwide--widow rockfish, canary rockfish, darkblotched 
rockfish, yelloweye rockfish, shortbelly rockfish, black rockfish, blue 
rockfish, minor nearshore rockfish, minor shelf rockfish, minor slope 
rockfish, shortspine and longspine thornyhead, Dover sole, arrowtooth 
flounder, petrale sole, starry flounder, English sole, other flatfish, 
lingcod, sablefish, Pacific cod, spiny dogfish, longnose skate, other 
fish, Pacific whiting, and Pacific sanddabs;
    (B) North of 40[deg]10[min] N. lat.--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, cowcod, bronzespotted rockfish 
and cabezon.
    (iii) Sorting requirements for the Pacific whiting shoreside 
fishery. Fish delivered to Pacific whiting shoreside first receivers 
(including shoreside processing facilities and buying stations that 
intend to transport catch for processing elsewhere) must be sorted, 
prior to first weighing after offloading from the vessel and prior to 
transport away from the point of landing, to the species groups 
specified in paragraph (h)(6)(i)(A) of this section for vessels with 
limited entry permits. Prohibited species must be sorted according to 
the following species groups: Dungeness crab, Pacific halibut, Chinook 
salmon, Other salmon. Non-groundfish species must be sorted as required 
by the state of landing.
    (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 
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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 
overall cumulative limit for 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[min] N. lat., that vessel is also permitted to take and 
retain, possess or land splitnose rockfish up to its cumulative limit 
south of 40[deg]10[min] N. lat., even if splitnose rockfish were a part 
of the landings from minor slope rockfish taken and retained north of 
40[deg]10[min] N. lat.
    (B) If a vessel takes and retains minor slope rockfish south of 
40[deg]10[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[min] N. lat., even if POP were a part of the landings from 
minor slope rockfish taken and retained south of 40[deg]10[min] 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 often differential trawl trip limits 
for the ``DTS complex'' north and south of latitudinal management lines. 
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 often 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 latitudinal management lines. Vessels operating in the limited 
entry trawl fishery are subject to the crossover provisions in this

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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; 71 FR 66140, Nov. 
13, 2006; 71 FR 78655, Dec. 29, 2006; 72 FR 13044, Mar. 20, 2007; 72 FR 
50911, Sept. 5, 2007; 74 FR 9887, Mar. 6, 2009]



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 
fixed gear sablefish fishing outside of the primary sablefish 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 36[deg] 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, or for an 
individual permit holder when that permit holder's tier limit has been 
reached, whichever is earlier, 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 this paragraph for the tiers for those permits, except as limited by 
paragraph (b)(3)(ii) 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. In 2009, the following annual limits are 
in effect: Tier 1 at 61,296 lb (27,803 kg), Tier 2 at 27,862 lb (12,638 
kg), and Tier 3 at 15,921 lb (7,221 kg). For 2010 and beyond, the 
following annual limits are in effect: Tier 1 at 56,081 lb (25,437 kg),

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Tier 2 at 25,492 lb (11,562 kg), and Tier 3 at 14,567 lb (6,648 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' 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' N. lat.) may 
possess and land up to the following cumulative limits: 100 lb (45 kg) 
dressed weight, head-on of halibut per fishing trip. ``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 
person 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 
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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 
practitioner detailing why the permit 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 
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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; 71 FR 78656, Dec. 29, 2006; 74 FR 
9888, Mar. 6, 2009; 74 FR 19013, Apr. 27, 2009]



Sec. 660.373  Pacific whiting (whiting) fishery management.

    (a) Sectors. In order for a vessel to participate in a particular 
whiting fishery sector after May 11, 2009, that vessel must be 
registered for use with a sector-specific Pacific whiting vessel license 
under Sec. 660.336.
    (1) The catcher/processor sector is composed of catcher/processors, 
which are vessels that harvest and process whiting during a calendar 
year.
    (2) 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.
    (3) The shore-based sector is composed of vessels that harvest 
whiting for delivery to Pacific whiting shoreside first receivers. 
Notwithstanding the other provisions of 50 CFR Part 660, subpart G, a 
vessel that is 75 feet or less LOA that harvests whiting and, in 
addition to heading and gutting, cuts the tail off and freezes the 
whiting, is not considered to be a catcher/processor nor is it 
considered to be processing fish. Such a vessel is considered a 
participant in the shorebased whiting sector, and is subject to 
regulations and allocations for that sector.
    (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 
the mothership sector. Before and after the primary seasons, 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) 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 or a bycatch limit is reached and the 
fishery season for that sector is closed by NMFS. The starting dates for 
the primary seasons for the whiting fishery are as follows:
    (A) Catcher/processor sector--May 15.
    (B) Mothership sector--May 15.
    (C) Shore-based sector
    (1) North of 42[deg] N. lat.--June 15;
    (2) Between 42[deg]-40[deg]30[min] N. lat.--April 1; and
    (3) South of 40[deg]30[min] N. lat.--April 15.

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    (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) 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 3 of this subpart, and is a routine 
management measure under Sec. 660.370(c). This trip limit includes any 
whiting caught shoreward of 100-fm (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) If, during a primary whiting season, a whiting vessel harvests 
a groundfish species other than whiting for which there is a midwater 
trip limit, then that vessel may also harvest up to another footrope-
specific limit for that species during any cumulative limit period that 
overlaps the start or end of the primary whiting season.
    (4) Bycatch limits in the whiting fishery. The bycatch limits for 
the whiting fishery may be established, adjusted, and used inseason to 
close a sector or sectors of the whiting fishery to achieve the 
rebuilding of an overfished or depleted stock. 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. Closure of a sector or sectors when a bycatch limit is projected 
to be reached is an automatic action under Sec. 660.370(d).
    (i) The whiting fishery bycatch limit is apportioned among the 
sectors identified in paragraph (a) of this section based on the same 
percentages used to allocate whiting among the sectors, established in 
Sec. 660.323(a). The sector specific bycatch limits are: For catcher/
processors 6.1 mt of canary rockfish, 85.0 mt of widow rockfish, and 8.5 
mt of darkblotched rockfish; for motherships 4.3 mt of canary rockfish, 
60.0 mt of widow rockfish, and 6.0 mt of darkblotched rockfish; and for 
shore-based 7.6 mt of canary rockfish, 105.0 mt of widow rockfish, and 
10.5 mt of darkblotched rockfish.
    (ii) The Regional Administrator may make available for harvest to 
the other sectors of the whiting fishery identified in Sec. 660.323, 
the amounts of a sector's bycatch limit species remaining when a sector 
is closed because its whiting allocation or a bycatch limit has been 
reached or is projected to be reached. The remaining bycatch limit 
species shall be redistributed in proportion to each sector's initial 
whiting allocation. When considering redistribution of bycatch limits 
between the sectors of the whiting fishery, the Regional Administrator 
will take into consideration the best available data on total projected 
fishing impacts on the bycatch limit species, as well as impacts on 
other groundfish species.
    (iii) If a bycatch limit is reached or is projected to be reached, 
the following action, applicable to the sector may be taken.
    (A) 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.
    (B) 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.
    (C) Shore-based sector. Whiting may not be taken and retained, 
possessed, or landed by a catcher vessel participating in the shore-
based sector except as authorized under a trip limit specified under 
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    (iv) The Regional Administrator will announce in the Federal 
Register when a bycatch limit is reached, or is projected to be reached, 
specifying the action being taken as specified under paragraph (b)(4) of 
this section. The Regional Administrator will announce in the Federal 
Register any reapportionment of bycatch limit species. In order to 
prevent exceeding the bycatch limits or to avoid underutilizing the 
Pacific whiting resource, prohibitions against further taking and 
retaining, receiving, or at-sea processing of whiting, or 
reapportionment of bycatch limits species may be made effective 
immediately by actual notice to fishers and processors, by e-mail, 
Internet (http://www.nwr.noaa.gov/Groundfish-Halibut/Groundfish-Fishery-
Management/Whiting-Management/index.cfm), phone, fax, letter, press 
release, and/or USCG Notice to Mariners (monitor channel 16 VHF), 
followed by publication in the Federal Register.
    (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]38.80[min] N. lat. (approximately 6 nm north of the Klamath River 
mouth), on the west by 124[deg]23[min] W. long. (approximately 12 nm 
from shore), and on the south by 41[deg]26.80[min] 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]13.30[min] W. long., then southerly along a line of 167 True to 
46[deg]11.10[min] 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.
    (3) Ocean Salmon Conservation Zone. All waters shoreward of a 
boundary line approximating the 100 fm (183 m) depth contour. Latitude 
and longitude coordinates defining the boundary line approximating the 
100 fm (183 m) depth contour are provided at Sec. 660.393(a). This 
closure will be implemented through automatic action, defined at 
660.370(d), when NMFS projects the Pacific whiting fishery may take in 
excess of 11,000 Chinook within a calendar year.
    (4) Pacific Whiting Bycatch Reduction Areas. Vessels using limited 
entry midwater trawl gear during the primary whiting season may be 
prohibited from fishing shoreward of a boundary line approximating the 
75-fm (137-m), 100-fm (183-m) or 150-fm (274-m) depth contours. Latitude 
and longitude coordinates for the boundary lines approximating the depth 
contours are provided at Sec. 660.393(a). Closures may be implemented 
inseason for a sector(s) through automatic action, defined at Sec. 
660.370(d), when NMFS projects that a sector will exceed a bycatch limit 
specified for that sector before the sector's whiting allocation is 
projected to be reached.
    (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 00[min] to 40 30[min] N. lat.). Unless otherwise 
specified, 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).
    (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 
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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 
of fish in excess of 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/
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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 
unusable for fishing.
    (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.
    (j) Additional requirements for participants in the Pacific Whiting 
Shoreside fishery--(1) Pacific whiting shoreside first receiver 
responsibilities--(i) Weights and measures. All groundfish weights 
reported on fish tickets must be recorded from scales with appropriate 
weighing capacity that ensures accuracy for the amount of fish being 
weighed. For example: amounts of fish less than 1,000 lb (454 kg) should 
not be weighed on scales that have an accuracy range of 1,000 lb-7,000 
lb (454 - 3,175 kg) and are therefore not capable of accurately weighing 
amounts less than 1,000 lb (454 kg).
    (ii) Electronic fish tickets--(A) Hardware and software 
requirements. First receivers using the electronic fish ticket software 
provided by Pacific States Marine Fish Commission are required to meet 
the hardware and software requirements below. Those whiting first 
receivers who have NMFS-approved software compatible with the standards 
specified by Pacific States Marine Fish Commission for electronic fish 
tickets are not subject to any specific hardware or software 
requirements.
    (1) A personal computer with Pentium 75-MHz or higher. Random Access 
Memory (RAM) must have sufficient megabyte (MB) space to run the 
operating system, plus an additional 8 MB for the software application 
and available hard disk space of 217 MB or greater. A CD-ROM drive with 
a Video Graphics Adapter(VGA) or higher resolution monitor (super VGA is 
recommended).
    (2) Microsoft Windows 2000 (64 MB or greater RAM required), Windows 
XP (128 MB or greater RAM required) or later operating system.
    (3) Microsoft Access 2003 or newer for:
    (i) NMFS Approved Software Standards and Internet Access.
    The Pacific whiting shoreside first receiver is responsible for 
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tickets software either provided by Pacific States Marine Fish 
Commission, or compatible with the data export specifications specified 
by Pacific States Marine Fish Commission and for maintaining internet 
access sufficient to transmit data files via email. Requests for data 
export specifications can be submitted to: Attn: Frank Lockhart, 
National Marine Fisheries Service, Northwest Region Sustainable 
Fisheries Division, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115, or via 
email to frank.lockhart@noaa.gov.
    (ii) Maintenance. The Pacific whiting shoreside first receiver is 
responsible for ensuring that all hardware and software required under 
this subsection are fully operational and functional whenever the 
Pacific whiting primary season deliveries are accepted.
    (2) Pacific whiting shoreside first receivers and processors that 
receive groundfish species other than Pacific whiting in excess of trip 
limits from Pacific whiting shoreside vessels fishing under an EFP 
issued by the Assistant Regional Administrator are authorized to possess 
the catch.
    (3) Vessel owners and operators, first receivers, or shoreside 
processor owners, or managers may contact NMFS in writing to request 
assistance in improving data quality and resolving monitoring issues. 
Requests may be submitted to: Attn: Frank Lockhart, National Marine 
Fisheries Service, Northwest Region Sustainable Fisheries Division, 7600 
Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115, or via email to 
frank.lockhart@noaa.gov.

[69 FR 42353, July 15, 2004]

    Editorial Note: For Federal Register citations affecting Sec. 
660.373, see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the 
Finding Aids section of the printed volume and on GPO Access.



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 660.399). The trawl fishery 
has gear requirements and trip limits that differ by the type of trawl 
gear on board and the area fished. 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 
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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[min]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, 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). Fishing with bottom trawl gear 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) is 
prohibited anywhere in EFH within the EEZ, as defined by latitude/
longitude coordinates at Sec. 660.395.
    (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 
of the footrope). Other 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, cumulative limit period, 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, midwater, 
and multiple types. 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 
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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 
Sec. 660.373). South of 40[deg]10[min] N. lat., 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.
    (i) The following restrictions apply to vessels operating north of 
40[deg]10[min] N. lat.:
    (A) A vessel may not have both groundfish trawl gear and non-
groundfish trawl gear onboard simultaneously. A vessel may not have both 
bottom trawl gear and midwater trawl gear onboard simultaneously. A 
vessel may have more than one type of limited entry bottom trawl gear on 
board, either simultaneously or successively, during a cumulative limit 
period.
    (B) 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.
    (C) 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.
    (D) 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 gear 
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.
    (E) If a vessel fishes both north and south of 40[deg]10[min] N. 
lat. with any type of 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 (See crossover provisions 
at Sec. 660.370(h)(8).)
    (F) Midwater trawl gear is allowed only for vessels participating in 
the primary whiting season.
    (ii) The following restrictions apply to vessels operating south of 
40[deg]10[min] N. lat.:
    (A) A vessel may not have both groundfish trawl gear and non-
groundfish trawl gear onboard simultaneously. A vessel may not have both 
bottom trawl gear and midwater trawl gear onboard simultaneously. A 
vessel may not have small footrope trawl gear and any other type of 
bottom trawl gear onboard simultaneously.
    (B) 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

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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 2007, because 
the largest cumulative limit for chilipepper rockfish during that period 
is 12,000 lb (5,443 kg)for large footrope gear.)
    (C) If a vessel fishes both north and south of 40[deg]10' N. lat. 
with any type of 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 (See crossover provisions 
at Sec. 660.370(h)(8).)
    (d) Groundfish Conservation Areas (GCAs) applicable to trawl 
vessels. A GCA, a type of closed area, is a geographic area defined by 
coordinates expressed in degrees of latitude and longitude. The latitude 
and longitude coordinates of the GCA boundaries are specified at 
Sec. Sec. 660.390 through 660.394. A vessel that is fishing within a 
GCA listed in this paragraph (d) with trawl gear authorized for use 
within a GCA may not have any other type of trawl gear on board the 
vessel. The following GCAs apply to vessels participating in the limited 
entry trawl fishery. Additional closed areas that specifically apply to 
the Pacific whiting fisheries are described at Sec. 660.373(c).
    (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 of depths less than 100-fm (183-m) around Cordell Banks as 
defined by specific latitude and longitude coordinates at Sec. 660.390.
    (4) Trawl rockfish conservation areas. The trawl RCAs are closed 
areas, defined by specific latitude and longitude coordinates which are 
specified at Sec. Sec. 660.390 through 660.394. Boundaries for the 
trawl RCAs applicable to groundfish trawl vessels throughout the year 
are provided in the header to Table 3 (North) and Table 3 (South) of 
this subpart and may be modified by NMFS inseason pursuant to Sec. 
660.370(c).
    (i) It is unlawful to operate a vessel with trawl gear onboard 
within the trawl RCA, except for the purpose of continuous transiting, 
or when the use of trawl gear is authorized in this section. It is 
lawful to fish with groundfish trawl gear within the trawl RCA only 
under the following conditions: vessels fishing with mid-water trawl 
gear on Pacific whiting trips during the primary whiting season, 
provided a valid declaration report has been filed with NMFS OLE, as 
required at Sec. 660.303(d); and vessels fishing with demersal seine 
gear between 38[deg] N. lat. and 36[deg] N. lat. shoreward of a boundary 
line approximating the 100 fm (183 m) depth contour as defined at Sec. 
660.393, provided a valid declaration report has been filed.
    (ii) Trawl vessels may transit through an applicable GCA, 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 
midwater trawl gear for whiting during a primary season.
    (iii) It is unlawful to take and retain, possess, or land groundfish 
taken with limited entry trawl gear within the trawl RCA, unless 
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    (iv) If a vessel fishes in the trawl RCA, it may not participate in 
any fishing on that trip that is prohibited 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 supercedes any 
state regulations that may prohibit trawling shoreward of the fishery 
management area (3-200 nm).
    (5) Essential Fish Habitat Conservation Areas. An EFHCA, a type of 
closed area, is a geographic area defined by coordinates expressed in 
degrees of latitude and longitude at Sec. Sec. 660.395 through 660.399, 
where specified types of fishing are prohibited in accordance with Sec. 
660.306. EFHCAs apply to vessels using bottom trawl gear or to vessels 
using ``bottom contact gear,'' which is defined at Sec. 660.302 to 
include bottom trawl gear, among other gear types.
    (i) The following EFHCAs apply to vessels operating within the West 
Coast EEZ with bottom trawl gear:
    (A) Seaward of a boundary line approximating the 700-fm (1280-m) 
depth contour. Fishing with bottom trawl gear is prohibited in waters of 
depths greater than 700 fm (1280 m) within the EFH, as defined by 
specific latitude and longitude coordinates at Sec. 660.395 and Sec. 
660.396.
    (B) Shoreward of a boundary line approximating the 100-fm (183 m) 
depth contour.Fishing with bottom trawl gear with a footrope diameter 
greater than 8 inches (20 cm) is prohibited in waters shoreward of a 
boundary line approximating the 100-fm (183-m) depth contour, as defined 
by specific latitude and longitude coordinates at Sec. 660.393.
    (C) EFHCAs for all bottom trawl gear. Fishing with bottom trawl gear 
is prohibited within the following EFHCAs, which are defined by specific 
latitude and longitude coordinates at Sec. 660.397 - .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.
    (D) EFHCAs for all bottom trawl gear, except demersal seine gear. 
Fishing with bottom trawl gear except demersal seine gear (defined at 
Sec. 660.302) is prohibited within the following EFHCAs, which are 
defined by specific latitude and longitude coordinates at 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.
    (ii) EFHCAs for bottom contact gear, which includes bottom trawl 
gear. Fishing with bottom contact gear, including bottom trawl gear is 
prohibited within the following EFHCAs, which are defined by specific 
latitude and longitude coordinates at Sec. Sec. 660.398 through 
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. Fishing with 
bottom contact gear is also prohibited within the Davidson Seamount EFH 
Area, which is defined with specific latitude and longitude coordinates 
at Sec. 660.395.

[69 FR 77033, Dec. 23, 2004, as amended at 70 FR 16149, Mar. 30, 2005; 
70 FR 23045, May 4, 2005; 71 FR 78657, Dec. 29, 2006; 72 FR 69171, Dec. 
7, 2007; 74 FR 9889, Mar. 6, 2009]



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 
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in all fisheries and groundfish vessels operating south of Point 
Conception must adhere to CCA restrictions (see paragraph (c)(4) 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 
restrictions set forth 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 applicable to limited entry fixed 
gear vessels. A GCA, a type of closed area, is a geographic area defined 
by coordinates expressed in degrees of latitude and longitude. The 
latitude and longitude coordinates of the GCA boundaries are specified 
at Sec. Sec. 660.390 through 660.394. A vessel that is authorized by 
this paragraph to fish within a GCA (e.g. fishing for ``other flatfish'' 
using no more than 12 hooks, ``Number 2'' or smaller), may not 
simultaneously have other gear on board the vessel that is unlawful to 
use for fishing within the GCA. The following GCAs apply to vessels 
participating in the limited entry fixed gear fishery.
    (1) North Coast Recreational Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Area. 
The latitude and longitude coordinates of the North Coast Recreational 
Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Area (YRCA) boundaries are specified at 
Sec. 660.390. The North Coast Recreational YRCA is designated as an 
area to be avoided (a voluntary closure) by commercial fixed gear 
fishers.
    (2) North Coast Commercial Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Area. The 
latitude and longitude coordinates of the North Coast Commercial 
Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Area (YRCA) boundaries are specified at 
Sec. 660.390.Fishing with limited entry fixed gear is prohibited within 
the North Coast Commercial YRCA.It is unlawful to take and retain, 
possess, or land groundfish taken with limited entry fixed gear within 
the North Coast Commercial YRCA.Limited entry fixed gear vessels may 
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YRCA with or without groundfish on board.
    (3) South Coast Recreational Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Area. 
The latitude and longitude coordinates of the South Coast Recreational 
Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Area (YRCA) boundaries are specified at 
Sec. 660.390.The South Coast Recreational YRCA is designated as an area 
to be avoided (a voluntary closure) by commercial fixed gear fishers.
    (4) Westport Offshore Recreational YRCA. The latitude and longitude 
coordinates that define the Westport Offshore Recreational YRCA 
boundaries are specified at Sec. 660.390. The Westport Offshore 
Recreational YRCA is designated as an area to be avoided (a voluntary 
closure) by commercial fixed gear fishers.
    (5) Point St. George YRCA. The latitude and longitude coordinates of 
the Point St. George YRCA boundaries are specified at Sec. 660.390. 
Fishing with limited entry fixed gear is prohibited within the Point St. 
George YRCA, on dates when the closure is in effect. It is unlawful to 
take and retain, possess, or land groundfish taken with limited entry 
fixed gear within the Point St. George YRCA, on dates when the closure 
is in effect. The closure is not in effect at this time, and commercial 
fishing for groundfish is open within the Point St. George YRCA from 
January 1 through December 31. This closure may be imposed through 
inseason adjustment. Limited entry fixed gear vessels may transit 
through the Point St. George YRCA, at any time, with or without 
groundfish on board.
    (6) South Reef YRCA. The latitude and longitude coordinates of the 
South Reef YRCA boundaries are specified at Sec. 660.390. Fishing with 
limited entry fixed gear is prohibited within the South Reef YRCA, on 
dates when the closure is in effect. It is unlawful to take and retain, 
possess, or land groundfish taken with limited entry fixed gear within 
the South Reef YRCA, on dates when the closure is in effect. The closure 
is not in effect at this time, and commercial fishing for groundfish is 
open within the South Reef YRCA from January 1 through December 31. This 
closure may be imposed through inseason adjustment. Limited entry fixed 
gear vessels may transit through the South Reef YRCA, at any time, with 
or without groundfish on board.
    (7) Reading Rock YRCA. The latitude and longitude coordinates of the 
Reading Rock YRCA boundaries are specified at Sec. 660.390. Fishing 
with limited entry fixed gear is prohibited within the Reading Rock 
YRCA, on dates when the closure is in effect. It is unlawful to take and 
retain, possess, or land groundfish taken with limited entry fixed gear 
within the Reading Rock YRCA, on dates when the closure is in effect. 
The closure is not in effect at this time, and commercial fishing for 
groundfish is open within the Reading Rock YRCA from January 1 through 
December 31. This closure may be imposed through inseason adjustment. 
Limited entry fixed gear vessels may transit through the Reading Rock 
YRCA, at any time, with or without groundfish on board.
    (8) Point Delgada (North) YRCA. The latitude and longitude 
coordinates of the Point Delgada (North) YRCA boundaries are specified 
at Sec. 660.390. Fishing with limited entry fixed gear is prohibited 
within the Point Delgada (North) YRCA, on dates when the closure is in 
effect. It is unlawful to take and retain, possess, or land groundfish 
taken with limited entry fixed gear within the Point Delgada (North) 
YRCA, on dates when the closure is in effect. The closure is not in 
effect at this time, and commercial fishing for groundfish is open 
within the Point Delgada (North) YRCA from January 1 through December 
31. This closure may be imposed through inseason adjustment. Limited 
entry fixed gear vessels may transit through the Point Delgada (North) 
YRCA, at any time, with or without groundfish on board.
    (9) Point Delgada (South) YRCA. The latitude and longitude 
coordinates of the Point Delgada (South) YRCA boundaries are specified 
at Sec. 660.390. Fishing with limited entry fixed gear is prohibited 
within the Point Delgada (South) YRCA, on dates when the closure is in 
effect. It is unlawful to take and retain, possess, or land groundfish 
taken with limited entry fixed gear within the Point Delgada (South) 
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effect. The closure is not in effect at this time, and commercial 
fishing for groundfish is open within the Point Delgada (South) YRCA 
from January 1 through December 31. This closure may be imposed through 
inseason adjustment. Limited entry fixed gear vessels may transit 
through the Point Delgada (South) YRCA, at any time, with or without 
groundfish on board.
    (10) Cowcod Conservation Areas. The latitude and longitude 
coordinates of the Cowcod Conservation Areas (CCAs) boundaries are 
specified at Sec. 660.390.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.Fishing with limited 
entry fixed gear is prohibited within the CCAs, except as follows:
    (i) Fishing for ``other flatfish'' is permitted within the CCAs 
under the following conditions: when 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; and 
provided a valid declaration report as required at Sec. 660.303(d) has 
been filed with NMFS OLE.
    (ii) Fishing for rockfish and lingcod is permitted shoreward of the 
20 fm (37 m) depth contour within the CCAs when trip limits authorize 
such fishing, and provided a valid declaration report as required at 
Sec. 660.303(d) has been filed with NMFS OLE.
    (11) Non-trawl Rockfish Conservation Areas (RCA). The non-trawl RCAs 
are closed areas, defined by specific latitude and longitude coordinates 
(specified at Sec. Sec. 660.390 through 660.394) designed to 
approximate specific depth contours, where fishing for groundfish with 
non-trawl gear is prohibited. 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).
    (i) It is unlawful to operate a vessel with limited entry non-trawl 
gear in the non-trawl RCA, except for the purpose of continuous transit, 
or when the use of limited entry non-trawl gear is authorized in Part 
660. It is unlawful to take and retain, possess, or land groundfish 
taken with limited entry non-trawl gear within the non-trawl RCA, unless 
otherwise authorized in Part 660.
    (ii) Limited entry non-trawl vessels may transit through the non-
trawl RCA, with or without groundfish on board, provided all groundfish 
non-trawl gear is stowed either: below deck; or if the gear cannot 
readily be moved, in a secured and covered manner, detached from all 
lines, so that it is rendered unusable for fishing.
    (iii) The non-trawl RCA restrictions in this section apply to 
vessels registered to fixed gear limited entry permits fishing for 
species other than groundfish with non-trawl gear on trips where 
groundfish species are retained. Unless otherwise authorized by Part 
660, a vessel may not retain any groundfish taken on a fishing trip for 
species other than groundfish that occurs within the non-trawl RCA. If a 
vessel fishes in a non-groundfish fishery in the non-trawl RCA, it may 
not participate in any fishing for groundfish on that trip that is 
prohibited within the non-trawl RCA. [For example, if a vessel 
participates in the salmon troll fishery within the RCA, the vessel 
cannot on the same trip participate in the sablefish fishery outside of 
the RCA.]
    (iv) It is lawful to fish within the non-trawl RCA with limited 
entry fixed gear only under the following conditions: when fishing for 
``other flatfish'' 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 1-lb (0.91 kg) weights per line when trip limits authorize 
such fishing, provided a valid declaration report as required at Sec. 
660.303(d) has been filed with NMFS OLE.

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    (12) 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. An exception to this 
prohibition is 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 4 (South) of this subpart.) For a definition of the Farallon 
Islands, see Sec. 660.390.
    (13) Cordell Banks. Commercial fishing for groundfish is prohibited 
in waters of depths less than 100 fm (183 m) around Cordell Banks, as 
defined by specific latitude and longitude coordinates at Sec. 
660.390.An exception to this prohibition is 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.
    (14) Essential Fish Habitat Conservation Areas. An EFHCA, a type of 
closed area, is a geographic area defined by coordinates expressed in 
degrees of latitude and longitude at Sec. Sec. 660.396 through 660.399, 
where specified types of fishing are prohibited in accordance with Sec. 
660.306. EFHCAs apply to vessels using ``bottom contact gear,'' which is 
defined at Sec. 660.302 to include limited entry fixed gear (longline 
and pot/trap,) among other gear types. Fishing with all bottom contact 
gear, including longline and pot/trap gear, is prohibited within the 
following EFHCAs, which are defined by specific latitude and longitude 
coordinates at 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. Fishing with bottom contact gear is also 
prohibited within the Davidson Seamount EFH Area, which is defined by 
specific latitude and longitude coordinates at Sec. 660.395.

[69 FR 77035, Dec. 23, 2004, as amended at 71 FR 24604, Apr. 26, 2006; 
71 FR 78657, Dec. 29, 2006; 72 FR 69172, Dec. 7, 2007; 74 FR 9889, Mar. 
6, 2009]



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 (see seasons in Tables 5 (North) and 5 (South) 
of this subpart), gear restrictions (see paragraph (b) of this section), 
and closed areas (see paragraph (c) of this section and Sec. Sec. 
660.390 through 660.399).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)(5) 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 
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    (b) Gear restrictions. Open access gear is gear used to take and 
retain groundfish from a vessel that is not registered for use with a 
limited entry 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 
at Sec. 660.381(b) 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). 
Fishing with bottom trawl gear with a footrope diameter greater than 19 
inches (48 cm) (including rollers, bobbins, or other material encircling 
ro tied along the length of the footrope) is prohibited anywhere in EFH 
within the EEZ, as defined by latitude/longitude coordinates at Sec. 
660.395.
    (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)(2)(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)(2)(i)(A) or 
(b)(2)(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) Groundfish Conservation Areas Affecting Open Access Vessels. A 
GCA, a type of closed area, is a geographic area defined by coordinates 
expressed in degrees of latitude and longitude. A vessel that is 
authorized by this paragraph to fish within a GCA (e.g. fishing for 
``other flatfish'' using no more than 12 hooks, ``Number 2'' or 
smaller), may not simultaneously have other gear on board the vessel 
that is unlawful to use for fishing within the GCA. The following GCAs 
apply to vessels participating in the open access groundfish fishery.
    (1) North Coast Recreational Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Area. 
The latitude and longitude coordinates of the North Coast Recreational 
Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Area (YRCA) boundaries are specified at 
Sec. 660.390. The North Coast Recreational YRCA is designated as an 
area to be avoided (a voluntary closure) by commercial fixed gear 
fishers.
    (2) North Coast Commercial Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Area. The 
latitude and longitude coordinates of the North Coast Commercial 
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boundaries are specified at Sec. 660.390. Fishing with open access gear 
is prohibited within the North Coast Commercial YRCA.It is unlawful to 
take and retain, possess, or land groundfish taken with open access gear 
within the North Coast Commercial YRCA.Open access vessels may transit 
through the North Coast Commercial YRCA with or without groundfish on 
board.
    (3) South Coast Recreational Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Area. 
The latitude and longitude coordinates of the South Coast Recreational 
Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Area (YRCA) boundaries are specified at 
Sec. 660.390.The South Coast Recreational YRCA is designated as an area 
to be avoided (a voluntary closure) by commercial fixed gear fishers.
    (4) Westport Offshore Recreational YRCA. The latitude and longitude 
coordinates that define the Westport Offshore Recreational YRCA 
boundaries are specified at Sec. 660.390. The Westport Offshore 
Recreational YRCA is designated as an area to be avoided (a voluntary 
closure) by commercial fixed gear fishers.
    (5) Point St. George YRCA. The latitude and longitude coordinates of 
the Point St. George YRCA boundaries are specified at Sec. 660.390. 
Fishing with open access gear is prohibited within the Point St. George 
YRCA, on dates when the closure is in effect. It is unlawful to take and 
retain, possess, or land groundfish taken with open access gear within 
the Point St. George YRCA, on dates when the closure is in effect. The 
closure is not in effect at this time, and commercial fishing for 
groundfish is open within the Point St. George YRCA from January 1 
through December 31. This closure may be imposed through inseason 
adjustment. Open access vessels may transit through the Point St. George 
YRCA, at any time, with or without groundfish on board.
    (6) South Reef YRCA. The latitude and longitude coordinates of the 
South Reef YRCA boundaries are specified at Sec. 660.390. Fishing with 
open access gear is prohibited within the South Reef YRCA, on dates when 
the closure is in effect. It is unlawful to take and retain, possess, or 
land groundfish taken with open access gear within the South Reef YRCA, 
on dates when the closure is in effect. The closure is not in effect at 
this time, and commercial fishing for groundfish is open within the 
South Reef YRCA from January 1 through December 31. This closure may be 
imposed through inseason adjustment. Open access gear vessels may 
transit through the South Reef YRCA, at any time, with or without 
groundfish on board.
    (7) Reading Rock YRCA. The latitude and longitude coordinates of the 
Reading Rock YRCA boundaries are specified at Sec. 660.390. Fishing 
with open access gear is prohibited within the Reading Rock YRCA, on 
dates when the closure is in effect. It is unlawful to take and retain, 
possess, or land groundfish taken with open access gear within the 
Reading Rock YRCA, on dates when the closure is in effect. The closure 
is not in effect at this time, and commercial fishing for groundfish is 
open within the Reading Rock YRCA from January 1 through December 31. 
This closure may be imposed through inseason adjustment. Open access 
gear vessels may transit through the Reading Rock YRCA, at any time, 
with or without groundfish on board.
    (8) Point Delgada (North) YRCA. The latitude and longitude 
coordinates of the Point Delgada (North) YRCA boundaries are specified 
at Sec. 660.390. Fishing with open access gear is prohibited within the 
Point Delgada (North) YRCA, on dates when the closure is in effect. It 
is unlawful to take and retain, possess, or land groundfish taken with 
open access gear within the Point Delgada (North) YRCA, on dates when 
the closure is in effect. The closure is not in effect at this time, and 
commercial fishing for groundfish is open within the Point Delgada 
(North) YRCA from January 1 through December 31. This closure may be 
imposed through inseason adjustment. Open access gear vessels may 
transit through the Point Delgada (North) YRCA, at any time, with or 
without groundfish on board.
    (9) Point Delgada (South) YRCA. The latitude and longitude 
coordinates of the Point Delgada (South) YRCA boundaries are specified 
at Sec. 660.390. Fishing with open access gear is prohibited within the 
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(South) YRCA, on dates when the closure is in effect. It is unlawful to 
take and retain, possess, or land groundfish taken with open access gear 
within the Point Delgada (South) YRCA, on dates when the closure is in 
effect. The closure is not in effect at this time, and commercial 
fishing for groundfish is open within the Point Delgada (South) YRCA 
from January 1 through December 31. This closure may be imposed through 
inseason adjustment. Open access gear vessels may transit through the 
Point Delgada (South) YRCA, at any time, with or without groundfish on 
board.
    (10) Salmon Troll Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Area.The latitude 
and longitude coordinates of the Salmon Troll Yelloweye Rockfish 
Conservation Area (YRCA) boundaries are specified in the groundfish 
regulations at Sec. 660.390 and in the salmon regulations at Sec. 
660.405.Fishing with salmon troll gear is prohibited within the Salmon 
Troll YRCA.It is unlawful for commercial salmon troll vessels to take 
and retain, possess, or land fish taken with salmon troll gear within 
the Salmon Troll YRCA.Open access vessels may transit through the Salmon 
Troll YRCA with or without fish on board.
    (11) Cowcod Conservation Areas. The latitude and longitude 
coordinates of the Cowcod Conservation Areas (CCAs) boundaries are 
specified at Sec. 660.390.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.Fishing with open 
access gear is prohibited in the CCAs, except as follows:
    (i) Fishing for ``other flatfish'' is permitted within the CCAs 
under the following conditions: when 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; and 
provided a valid declaration report as required at Sec. 660.303(d) has 
been filed with NMFS OLE.
    (ii) Fishing for rockfish and lingcod is permitted shoreward of the 
20 fm (37 m) depth contour within the CCAs when trip limits authorize 
such fishing, and provided a valid declaration report as required at 
Sec. 660.303(d) has been filed with NMFS OLE.
    (12) Non-trawl Rockfish Conservation Areas for the open access 
fisheries. The non-trawl RCAs are closed areas, defined by specific 
latitude and longitude coordinates (specified at Sec. Sec. 660.390 
through 660.394) designed to approximate specific depth contours, where 
fishing for groundfish with non-trawl gear is prohibited. 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).
    (i) It is unlawful to operate a vessel in the non-trawl RCA that has 
non-trawl gear onboard and is not registered to a limited entry permit 
on a trip in which the vessel is used to take and retain or possess 
groundfish in the EEZ, or land groundfish taken in the EEZ, except for 
the purpose of continuous transiting, or when the use of non-trawl gear 
is authorized in part 660.
    (ii) On any trip on which a groundfish species is taken with non-
trawl open access gear and retained, the open access non-trawl vessel 
may transit through the non-trawl RCA only if all groundfish non-trawl 
gear is stowed either: below deck; or if the gear cannot readily be 
moved, in a secured and covered manner, detached from all lines, so that 
it is rendered unusable for fishing.
    (iii) The non-trawl RCA restrictions in this section apply to 
vessels taking and retaining or possessing groundfish in the EEZ, or 
landing groundfish taken in the EEZ. Unless otherwise authorized by Part 
660, a vessel may not retain any groundfish taken on a fishing trip for 
species other than groundfish that occurs within the non-trawl RCA. If a 
vessel fishes in a non-groundfish fishery in the non-trawl RCA, it may 
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groundfish on that trip that is prohibited within the non-trawl RCA. 
[For example, if a vessel participates in the salmon troll fishery 
within the RCA, the vessel cannot on the same trip participate in the 
sablefish fishery outside of the RCA.]
    (iv) Fishing for ``other flatfish'' off California (between 42[deg] 
N. lat. south to the U.S./Mexico border) is permitted within the non-
trawl RCA with fixed gear only under the following conditions: when 
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 (0.91 
kg) weights per line when trip limits authorize such fishing; and 
provided a valid declaration report as required at Sec. 660.303(d) has 
been filed with NMFS OLE.
    (13) Non-groundfish Trawl Rockfish Conservation Areas for the open 
access non-groundfish trawl fisheries. The non-groundfish trawl RCAs are 
closed areas, defined by specific latitude and longitude coordinates 
(specified at Sec. Sec. 660.390 through 660.394) designed to 
approximate specific depth contours, where fishing for groundfish with 
non-trawl gear is prohibited. 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).
    (i) It is unlawful to operate in the non-groundfish trawl RCA with 
non-groundfish trawl gear onboard, except for the purpose of continuous 
transiting, or when the use of trawl gear is authorized in part 660. It 
is unlawful to take and retain, possess, or land groundfish taken with 
non-groundfish trawl gear within the non-trawl RCA, unless otherwise 
authorized in part 660.
    (ii) Non-groundfish trawl vessels may transit through the non-
groundfish trawl RCA, with or without groundfish on board, provided all 
non-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.
    (iii) The non-groundfish trawl RCA restrictions in this section 
apply to vessels taking and retaining or possessing groundfish in the 
EEZ, or landing groundfish taken in the EEZ. Unless otherwise authorized 
by Part 660, it is unlawful for a vessel to retain any groundfish taken 
on a fishing trip for species other than groundfish that occurs within 
the non-groundfish trawl RCA. If a vessel fishes in a non-groundfish 
fishery in the non-groundfish trawl RCA, it may not participate in any 
fishing on that trip that is prohibited 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 fishery management area (3-200 nm).
    (iv) It is lawful to fish with non-groundfish trawl gear within the 
non-groundfish trawl RCA only under the following conditions:
    (A) Pink shrimp trawling is permitted in the non-groundfish trawl 
RCA when a valid declaration report as required at Sec. 660.303(d) has 
been filed with NMFS OLE. Groundfish caught with pink shrimp trawl gear 
may be retained anywhere in the EEZ and are subject to the limits in 
Table 5 (North) and Table 5 (South) of this subpart.
    (B) When the shoreward line of the trawl RCA is shallower than 100 
fm (183 m), vessels using ridgeback prawn trawl gear 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 when a valid declaration report as 
required at Sec. 660.303(d) has been filed with NMFS OLE. Groundfish 
caught with ridgeback prawn trawl gear are subject to the limits in 
Table 5 (North) and Table 5 (South) of this subpart.
    (14) 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. An exception to this 
prohibition is that commercial fishing for ``other flatfish'' is 
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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.
    (15) Cordell Banks. Commercial fishing for groundfish is prohibited 
in waters of depths less than 100-fm (183-m) around Cordell Banks, as 
defined by specific latitude and longitude coordinates at Sec. 
660.390.An exception to this prohibition isthat 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.
    (16) Essential Fish Habitat Conservation Areas. An EFHCA, a type of 
closed area, is a geographic area defined by coordinates expressed in 
degrees of latitude and longitude at Sec. Sec. 660.396 through 660.399, 
where specified types of fishing are prohibited in accordance with Sec. 
660.306. EFHCAs apply to vessels using bottom trawl gear and or vessels 
using ``bottom contact gear,'' which is defined at Sec. 660.302 and 
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.
    (i) The following EFHCAs apply to vessels operating within the West 
Coast EEZ with bottom trawl gear:
    (A) Seaward of a boundary line approximating the 700-fm (1280-m) 
depth contour. Fishing with bottom trawl gear is prohibited in waters of 
depths greater than 700 fm (1280 m) within the EFH, as defined by 
specific latitude and longitude coordinates at Sec. 660.395 and Sec. 
660.396.
    (B) Shoreward of a boundary line approximating the 100-fm (183-m) 
depth contour. Fishing with bottom trawl gear with a footrope diameter 
greater than 8 inches (20 cm) is prohibited in waters shoreward of a 
boundary line approximating the 100-fm (183-m) depth contour, as defined 
by specific latitude and longitude coordinates at Sec. 660.393.
    (C) EFHCAs for all bottom trawl gear. Fishing with all bottom trawl 
gear is prohibited within the following EFHCAs, which are defined by 
specific latitude and longitude coordinates at Sec. Sec. 660.397 
through 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.
    (ii) EFHCAs for all bottom trawl gear, except demersal seine gear. 
Fishing with all bottom trawl gear except demersal seine gear (defined 
at Sec. 660.302) is prohibited within the following EFHCAs, which are 
defined by specific latitude and longitude coordinates at 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.
    (iii) EFHCAs for bottom contact gear, which includes bottom trawl 
gear. Fishing with bottom contact gear is prohibited within the 
following EFHCAs, which are defined by specific latitude and longitude 
coordinates at Sec. Sec. 660.398-.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. Fishing with bottom contact gear is also prohibited 
within the Davidson Seamount EFH Area, which is defined by specific 
latitude and longitude coordinates at Sec. 660.395.
    (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 
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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 registered to 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 registered to 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 registered to 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.
    (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; 71 FR 78658, Dec. 29, 2006; 72 FR 69173, Dec. 7, 2007; 74 FR 9890, 
Mar. 6, 2009]



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

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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) 
North Coast Recreational Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Area. 
Recreational fishing for groundfish and halibut is prohibited within the 
North Coast Recreational Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Area (YRCA).It 
is unlawful for recreational fishing vessels to take and retain, 
possess, or land groundfish taken with recreational gear within the 
North Coast Recreational YRCA.A vessel fishing in the North Coast 
Recreational YRCA may not be in possession of any 
groundfish.Recreational vessels may transit through the North Coast 
Recreational YRCA with or without groundfish on board.The North Coast 
Recreational YRCA is defined by latitude and longitude coordinates 
specified at Sec. 660.390.
    (B) South Coast Recreational Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation 
Area.Recreational fishing for groundfish and halibut is prohibited 
within the South Coast Recreational YRCA.It is unlawful for recreational 
fishing vessels to take and retain, possess, or land groundfish taken 
with recreational gear within the South Coast Recreational YRCA.A vessel 
fishing in the South Coast Recreational YRCA may not be in possession of 
any groundfish.Recreational vessels may transit through the South Coast 
Recreational YRCA with or without groundfish on board.The South Coast 
Recreational YRCA is defined by latitude and longitude coordinates 
specified at Sec. 660.390.
    (C) Westport Offshore Recreational Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation 
Area. Recreational fishing for groundfish and halibut is prohibited 
within the Westport Offshore Recreational YRCA. It is unlawful for 
recreational fishing vessels to take and retain, possess, or land 
groundfish taken with recreational gear within the Westport Offshore 
Recreational YRCA. A vessel fishing in the Westport Offshore 
Recreational YRCA may not be in possession of any groundfish. 
Recreational vessels may transit through the Westport Offshore 
Recreational YRCA with or without groundfish on board. The Westport 
Offshore Recreational YRCA is defined by latitude and longitude 
coordinates specified at Sec. 660.390.
    (D) 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, 
recreational fishing for groundfish is prohibited seaward of a boundary 
line approximating the 20-fm (37-m) depth contour from May 21 through 
September 30, 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. Coordinates for the boundary line approximating the 20-fm (37-
m) depth contour are listed in Sec. 660.391.
    (2) Between the Queets River and Leadbetter Point, recreational 
fishing for groundfish is prohibited seaward of a boundary line 
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fm (55-m) depth contour from March 15 through June 15, except that 
recreational fishing for sablefish and Pacific cod is permitted within 
the recreational RCA from May 1 through June 15. Retention of lingcod 
seaward of the boundary line approximating the 30-fm (55-m) depth 
contour south of 46[deg]58[min] N. lat. is prohibited on Fridays and 
Saturdays from July 1 through August 31. For additional regulations 
regarding the Washington recreational lingcod fishery, see paragraph 
(c)(1)(iii) of this section. 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. 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 22 in (56 cm) total length. The recreational 
fishing season for lingcod is open as follows:
    (A) Between the U.S./Canada border to 48[deg]10[min] N. lat. (Cape 
Alava) (Washington Marine Area 4), recreational fishing for lingcod is 
open, for 2009, from April 16 through October 15, and for 2010, from 
April 16 through October 15.
    (B) Between 48[deg]10[min] N. lat. (Cape Alava) and 46[deg]16[min] 
N. lat. (Washington/Oregon border) (Washington Marine Areas 1-3), 
recreational fishing for lingcod is open for 2009, from March 14 through 
October 17, and for 2010, from March 13 through October 16.
    (2) Oregon--(i) Recreational Groundfish Conservation Areas off 
Oregon.(A) Stonewall Bank Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation 
Area.Recreational fishing for groundfish and halibut is prohibited 
within the Stonewall Bank YRCA. It is unlawful for recreational fishing 
vessels to take and retain, possess, or land groundfish taken with 
recreational gear within the Stonewall Bank YRCA.A vessel fishing in the 
Stonewall Bank YRCA may not be in possession of any 
groundfish.Recreational vessels may transit through the Stonewall Bank 
YRCA with or without groundfish on board.The Stonewall Bank 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, 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 April 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.
    (C) Essential Fish Habitat Conservation Areas. The Essential Fish 
Habitat Conservation Areas (EFHCAs) are closed areas, defined by 
specific latitude and longitude coordinates at Sec. Sec. 660.396 
through 660.399, where specified types of fishing are 
prohibited.Prohibitions applying to specific EFHCAs are found at Sec. 
660.306.
    (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 three 
lingcod per day, which may be no smaller than 22 in (56 cm) total 
length; and 10 marine fish per day, which excludes Pacific halibut, 
salmonids, tuna, perch species, sturgeon, sanddabs, flatfish, 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. The bag limit for all 
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per day, which excludes Pacific halibut, but which includes all soles, 
flounders and Pacific sanddabs. 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 and Pacific cod. ``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.
    (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.]For groundfish species not specifically 
mentioned in this paragraph, fishers are subject to the overall 20-fish 
bag limit for all species of finfish and the depth restrictions at 
paragraph (c)(3)(i) of this section.Recreational spearfishing for all 
federally-managed groundfish, except lingcod during January, February, 
March, and December, is exempt from closed areas and seasons, consistent 
with Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations.This exemption 
applies only to recreational vessels and divers provided no other 
fishing gear, except spearfishing gear, is on board the 
vessel.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. (North Region), recreational fishing for all 
groundfish (except ``other flatfish'' as specified in paragraph 
(c)(3)(iv) of this section) is prohibited seaward of the 20-fm (37-m) 
depth contour along the mainland coast and along islands and offshore 
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through September 15; and is closed entirely from January 1 through May 
14 and from September 16 through December 31 (i.e., prohibited seaward 
of the shoreline).
    (2) Between 40[deg]10[min] N. lat. and 38[deg]57.50[min] N. lat. 
(North-Central North of Point Arena Region), recreational fishing for 
all groundfish (except ``other flatfish'' as specified in paragraph 
(c)(3)(iv) of this section) is prohibited seaward of the 20-fm (37-m) 
depth contour along the mainland coast and along islands and offshore 
seamounts from May 15 through August 15; and is closed entirely from 
January 1 through May 14 and from August 16 through December 31 (i.e. , 
prohibited seaward of the shoreline).
    (3) Between 38[deg]57.50[min] N. lat. and 37[deg]11[min] N. lat. 
(North-Central South of Point Arena Region), recreational fishing for 
all groundfish (except ``other flatfish'' as specified in paragraph 
(c)(3)(iv) of this section) is prohibited seaward of the boundary line 
approximating the 30-fm (55-m) depth contour along the mainland coast 
and along islands and offshore seamounts from June 13 through October 
31; and is closed entirely from January 1 through June 12 and from 
November 1 through December 31 (i.e., prohibited seaward of the 
shoreline). 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. Coordinates for 
the boundary line approximating the 30-fm (55-m) depth contour are 
listed in Sec. 660.391.
    (4) Between 37[deg]11[min] N. lat. and 36[deg] N. lat. (Monterey 
South-Central Region), 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 November 15; and is closed entirely from 
January 1 through April 30 and from November 16 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.
    (5) Between 36[deg] N. lat. and 34[deg]27[min] N. lat. (Morro Bay 
South-Central Region), 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 November 15; and is closed entirely from 
January 1 through April 30 and from November 16 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.
    (6) South of 34[deg]27[min] N. latitude (South Region), recreational 
fishing for all groundfish (except California scorpionfish as specified 
below in this paragraph and in paragraph (v) of this section 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 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 California scorpionfish 
and ``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 40-fm (73-m) 
depth contour from January 1 through February 28, and seaward of the 60-
fm (110-m) depth contour from March 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. Coordinates for the boundary 
line approximating the 40-fm (73-m) and 60-fm (110-m) depth contours are 
specified in Sec. Sec. 660.391 and 660.392.
    (B) Cowcod Conservation Areas. The latitude and longitude 
coordinates of the Cowcod Conservation Areas (CCAs) boundaries are 
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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 when the season for those species is open south of 
34[deg]27[min] N. lat.:Minor nearshore rockfish, cabezon, kelp 
greenling, lingcod, California scorpionfish, and ``other flatfish'' 
(subject to gear requirements at paragraph (c)(3)(iv) of this section 
during January-February). [NOTE:California state regulations also permit 
recreational fishing for California sheephead, ocean whitefish, and all 
greenlings of the genus Hexagrammos shoreward of the 20 fm (37 m) depth 
contour in the CCAs when the season for the RCG complex is open south of 
34[deg]27[min] N. lat.] 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.]
    (E) Point St. George Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Area (YRCA). 
Recreational fishing for groundfish is prohibited within the Point St. 
George YRCA, as defined by latitude and longitude coordinates at Sec. 
660.390, on dates when the closure is in effect. The closure is not in 
effect at this time, and recreational fishing for groundfish is open 
within the Point St. George YRCA from January 1 through December 31. 
This closure may be imposed through inseason adjustment.
    (F) South Reef YRCA. Recreational fishing for groundfish is 
prohibited within the South Reef YRCA, as defined by latitude and 
longitude coordinates at Sec. 660.390, on dates when the closure is in 
effect. The closure is not in effect at this time, and recreational 
fishing for groundfish is open within the South Reef YRCA from January 1 
through December 31. This closure may be imposed through inseason 
adjustment.
    (G) Reading Rock YRCA. Recreational fishing for groundfish is 
prohibited within the Reading Rock YRCA, as defined by latitude and 
longitude coordinates at Sec. 660.390, on dates when the closure is in 
effect. The closure is not in effect at this time, and recreational 
fishing for groundfish is open within the Reading Rock YRCA from January 
1 through December 31. This closure may be imposed through inseason 
adjustment.
    (H) Point Delgada (North) YRCA. Recreational fishing for groundfish 
is prohibited within the Point Delgada (North) YRCA, as defined by 
latitude and longitude coordinates at Sec. 660.390, on dates when the 
closure is in effect. The closure is not in effect at this time, and 
recreational fishing for groundfish is open within the Point Delgada 
(North) YRCA from January 1 through December 31. This closure may be 
imposed through inseason adjustment.
    (I) Point Delgada (South) YRCA. Recreational fishing for groundfish 
is prohibited within the Point Delgada (South) YRCA, as defined by 
latitude and longitude coordinates at Sec. 660.390, on dates when the 
closure is in effect. The closure is not in effect at this time, and 
recreational fishing for groundfish is open within the Point Delgada 
(South) YRCA from January 1 through December 31. This closure may be 
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    (J) Essential Fish Habitat Conservation Areas. The Essential Fish 
Habitat Conservation Areas (EFHCAs) are closed areas, defined by 
specific latitude and longitude coordinates at Sec. Sec. 660.396 
through 660.399, where specified types of fishing are 
prohibited.Prohibitions applying to specific EFHCAs are found at Sec. 
660.306.
    (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) Between 42[deg] N. lat. (California/Oregon border) and 
40[deg]10[min] N. lat. (North Region), recreational fishing for the RCG 
complex is open from May 15 through September 15 (i.e. it's closed from 
January 1 through May 14 and from September 16 through December 31).
    (2) Between 40[deg]10[min] N. lat. and 38[deg]57.50[min] N. lat. 
(North Central North of Point Arena Region), recreational fishing for 
the RCG Complex is open from May 15 through August 15 (i.e. it's closed 
from January 1 through May 14 and May 16 through December 31).
    (3) Between 38[deg]57.50[min] N. lat. and 37[deg]11[min] N. lat. 
(North Central South of Point Arena Region), recreational fishing for 
the RCG Complex is open from June 13 through October 31 (i.e. it's 
closed from January 1 through June 12 and November 1 through December 
31.
    (4) Between 37[deg]11[min] N. lat. and 36[deg] N. lat. (Monterey 
South-Central Region), recreational fishing for the RCG Complex is open 
from May 1 through November 15 (i.e. it's closed from January 1 through 
April 30 and from November 16 through December 31).
    (5) Between 36[min] N. lat. and 34[deg]27[min] N. lat. (Morro Bay 
South-Central Region), recreational fishing for the RCG Complex is open 
from May 1 through November 15 (i.e. it's closed from January 1 through 
April 30 and from November 16 through December 31).
    (6) South of 34[deg]27[min] N. latitude (South Region), recreational 
fishing for the RCG Complex is open from March 1 through December 31 
(i.e. it's closed from January 1 through February 28.
    (B) Bag limits, hook limits. In times and areas when the 
recreational season for the RCG Complex is open, there is 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, bronzespotted and cowcod is prohibited. Within the 10 RCG 
Complex fish per day limit, no more than 2 may be bocaccio, no more than 
2 may be greenling (kelp and/or other greenlings) and no more than 2 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) Between 42[deg] N. lat. (California/Oregon border) and 
40[deg]10.00[min] N. lat. (North Region), recreational fishing for 
lingcod is open from May 15 through September 15 (i.e. it's closed from 
January 1 through May 14 and from September 16 through December 31).
    (2) Between 40[deg]10[min] N. lat. and 38[deg]57.50[min] N. lat. 
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Arena Region), recreational fishing for lingcod is open from May 15 
through August 15 (i.e. it's closed from January 1 through May 14 and 
May 16 through December 31).
    (3) Between 38[deg]57.50[min] N. lat. and 37[deg]11[min] N. lat. 
(North Central South of Point Arena Region), recreational fishing for 
lingcod is open from June 13 through October 31 (i.e. it's closed from 
January 1 through June 12 and November 1 through December 31.
    (4) Between 37[deg]11[min] N. lat. and 36[deg] N. lat. (Monterey 
South-Central Region), recreational fishing for lingcod is open from May 
1 through November 15 (i.e. it's closed from January 1 through April 30 
and from November 16 through December 31).
    (5) Between 36[min] N. lat. and 34[deg]27[min] N. lat. (Morro Bay 
South-Central Region), recreational fishing for lingcod is open from May 
1 through November 15 (i.e. it's closed from January 1 through April 30 
and from November 16 through December 31).
    (6) South of 34[deg]27[min] N. latitude (South Region), 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 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. 
``Other flatfish'' are defined at Sec. 660.302 and include butter sole, 
curlfin sole, flathead sole, Pacific sanddab, rex sole, rock sole, and 
sand sole. Recreational fishing for ``other flatfish'' is permitted 
within the closed areas. ``Other flatfish,'' except Pacific sanddab, 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 predominately 
occur south of 40[deg]10[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[min] N. lat. and 37[deg]11[min] N. lat. (North 
Central Region), recreational fishing for California scorpionfish is 
open from June 1 through November 30 (i.e., it[min]s closed from January 
1 through May 31 and from December 1 through December 31).
    (2) Between 37[deg]11[min] N. lat. and 36[deg] N. lat. (Monterey 
South Central Region), recreational fishing for California scorpionfish 
is open from May 1 through November 30 (i.e., it's closed from January 1 
through April 30 and from December 1 through December 31).
    (3) Between 36[deg] N. lat. and 34[deg]27[min] N. lat. (Morro Bay 
South Central Region), recreational fishing for California scorpionfish 
is open from May 1 through November 30 (i.e., it's closed from January 1 
through April 30 and from December 1 through December 31).
    (4) South of 34[deg]27[min] N. lat. (South Region), recreational 
fishing for California scorpionfish is open from January 1 through 
December 31.
    (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 
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    (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]

    Editorial Note: For Federal Register citations affecting Sec. 
660.384, see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the 
Finding Aids section of the printed volume and on GPO Access.



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. The tribal allocation is 694 mt per year. This 
allocation is, for each year, 10 percent of the Monterey through 
Vancouver area (North of 36[deg] N. lat.) OY, less 1.6 percent estimated 
discard mortality.
    (b) Rockfish. The tribes will require full retention of all 
overfished rockfish species and all other marketable rockfish species 
during treaty fisheries.
    (1) Black Rockfish. 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]10[min] N. lat.) and 10,000 lb (4,536 kg) between 
Destruction Island, WA (47[deg]40[min] N. lat.) and Leadbetter Point, WA 
(46[deg]38.17[min] N. lat.). There are no tribal harvest restrictions 
for black rockfish in the area between Cape Alava and Destruction 
Island.
    (2) Thornyheads. The tribes will manage their fisheries to the 
limited entry trip limits in place at the beginning on the year for both 
shortspine and longspine thornyheads as follows:
    (i) Trawl gear. (A) Shortspine thornyhead cumulative trip limits are 
as follows:
    (1) Small and large footrope trawl gear-17,000 lb (7,711-kg) per 2 
months.
    (2) Selective flatfish trawl gear- 3,000-lb (1,361-kg) per 2 months.
    (3) Multiple bottom trawl gear- 3,000-lb (1,361-kg) per 2 months.
    (B) Longspine thornyhead cumulative trip limits are as follows:
    (1) Small and large footrope trawl gear- 22,000-lb (9,979-kg) per 2 
months.
    (2) Selective flatfish trawl gear-5,000-lb (2,268-kg) per 2 months.
    (3) Multiple bottom trawl gear-5,000-lb (2,268-kg) per 2 months.
    (ii) Fixed gear. (A) Shortspine thornyhead cumulative trip limits 
are 2,000-lb (907-kg) per 2 months.
    (B) Longspine thornyhead cumulative trip limits are 10,000-lb 
(4,536-kg) per 2 months.
    (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, 
provided the average 2-month cumulative yellowtail rockfish limit does 
not exceed 180,000 lb (81,647 kg) for the fleet.
    (6) Other rockfish, including minor nearshore, minor shelf, and 
minor slope rockfish groups are subject to a 300-lb (136-kg) trip limit 
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entry trip limit for those species if those limits are less restrictive 
than 300 lb (136 kg) per trip.
    (c) Lingcod. Lingcod taken in the treaty fisheries are subject to an 
overall expected total lingcod catch of 250 mt.
    (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 Dover sole, English sole, rex sole, 
arrowtooth flounder, and other flatfish in place at the beginning of the 
season.For Dover sole and arrowtooth flounder, the limited entry trip 
limits in place at the beginning of the season will be combined across 
periods and the fleet to create a cumulative harvest target.The limits 
available to individual vessels will then be adjusted inseason to stay 
within the overall harvest target as well as estimated impacts to 
overfished species.For petrale sole, treaty fishing vessels are 
restricted to a 50,000 lb (22,680 kg) per 2 month limit for the entire 
year.Trawl vessels are restricted to using small footrope trawl gear.
    (e) Pacific whiting. The tribal set-aside for 2009 is 50,000 mt, 
with 42,000 to be managed by the Makah Tribe and 8,000 mt to be managed 
by the Quileute Tribe.
    (f) Pacific cod. There is a tribal harvest guideline of 400 mt of 
Pacific cod. The tribes will manage their fisheries to stay within this 
harvest guideline.
    (g) Spiny dogfish. The tribes will manage their spiny dogfish 
fishery within the limited entry 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; 71 FR 78663, Dec. 29, 2006; 72 FR 53167, Sept. 18, 2007; 72 FR 
71589, Dec. 18, 2007; 73 FR 26329, May 9, 2008; 74 FR 9893, Mar. 6, 
2009]



Sec. 660.390  Groundfish conservation areas.

    In Sec. 660.302, a groundfish conservation area is defined in part 
as ``a geographic area defined by coordinates expressed in degrees 
latitude and longitude, wherein fishing by a particular gear type or 
types may be prohibited.'' 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 at Sec. Sec. 
660.381 through 660.384.
    (a) North Coast Recreational Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Area. 
The North Coast Recreational Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Area (YRCA) 
is a C-shaped area off the northern Washington coast intended to protect 
yelloweye rockfish. The North Coast Recreational YRCA is defined by 
straight lines connecting the following specific latitude and longitude 
coordinates in the order listed:
    (1) 48[deg]18.00[min] N. lat.; 125[deg]18.00[min] W. long.;
    (2) 48[deg]18.00[min] N. lat.; 124[deg]59.00[min] W. long.;
    (3) 48[deg]11.00[min] N. lat.; 124[deg]59.00[min] W. long.;
    (4) 48[deg]11.00[min] N. lat.; 125[deg]11.00[min] W. long.;
    (5) 48[deg]04.00[min] N. lat.; 125[deg]11.00[min] W. long.;
    (6) 48[deg]04.00[min] N. lat.; 124[deg]59.00[min] W. long.;
    (7) 48[deg]00.00[min] N. lat.; 124[deg]59.00[min] W. long.;
    (8) 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) North Coast Commercial Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Area. The 
North Coast Commercial Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Area (YRCA) is an 
area off the northern Washington coast, overlapping the northern part of 
North Coast Recreational YRCA, intended to protect yelloweye rockfish. 
The North Coast Commercial YRCA is defined by straight lines connecting 
the following specific latitude and longitude coordinates in the order 
listed:
    (1) 48[deg]11.77[min] N. lat., 125[deg]13.03[min] W. long.;
    (2) 48[deg]16.43[min] N. lat., 125[deg]07.55[min] W. long.;
    (3) 48[deg]14.72[min] N. lat., 125[deg]01.84[min] W. long.;
    (4) 48[deg]13.36[min] N. lat., 125[deg]03.20[min] W. long.;
    (5) 48[deg]12.74[min] N. lat., 125[deg]05.83[min] W. long.;
    (6) 48[deg]11.55[min] N. lat., 125[deg]04.99[min] W. long.;
    (7) 48[deg]09.96[min] N. lat., 125[deg]06.63[min] W. long.;
    (8) 48[deg]09.68[min] N. lat., 125[deg]08.75[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 48[deg]11.77[min] N. lat., 125[deg]13.03[min] 
W. long.
    (c) Salmon Troll Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Area. The Salmon 
Troll

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Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Area (YRCA) is an area off the northern 
Washington coast, overlapping the southern part of North Coast 
Recreational YRCA, intended to protect yelloweye rockfish.The Salmon 
Troll YRCA is defined by straight lines connecting the following 
specific latitude and longitude coordinates in the order listed:
    (1) 48[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]14.00[min] W. long.;
    (2) 48[deg]02.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]14.00[min] W. long.;
    (3) 48[deg]02.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]16.50[min] W. long.;
    (4) 48[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]16.50[min] W. long.; and 
connecting back to 48[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]14.00[min] W. 
long.
    (d) South Coast Recreational Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Area. 
The South Coast Recreational Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Area (YRCA) 
is an area off the southern Washington coast intended to protect 
yelloweye rockfish. The South Coast Recreational YRCA is defined by 
straight lines connecting the following specific latitude and longitude 
coordinates in the order listed:
    (1) 46[deg]58.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.00[min] W. long.;
    (2) 46[deg]55.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.00[min] W. long.;
    (3) 46[deg]55.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.00[min] W. long.;
    (4) 46[deg]58.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.00[min] W. long.; and 
connecting back to 46[deg]58.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.00[min] W. 
long.
    (e) Westport Offshore Recreational YRCA. The Westport Offshore 
Recreational YRCA is an area off the southern Washington coast intended 
to protect yelloweye rockfish. The Westport Recreational YRCA is defined 
by straight lines connecting the following specific latitude and 
longitude coordinates in the order listed:
    (1) 46[deg]54.30[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.40[min] W. long.;
    (2) 46[deg]54.30[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.00[min] W. long.;
    (3) 46[deg]53.30[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.00[min] W. long.;
    (4) 46[deg]53.30[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.40[min] W. long.; and 
connecting back to 46[deg]54.30[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.40[min] W. 
long.
    (f) Stonewall Bank Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Area. The 
Stonewall Bank Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Area (YRCA) is an area 
off central Oregon, near Stonewall Bank, intended to protect yelloweye 
rockfish.The Stonewall Bank YRCA is defined by straight lines connecting 
the following specific latitude and longitude coordinates in the order 
listed:
    (1) 44[deg]37.46[min] N. lat.; 124[deg]24.92[min] W. long.;
    (2) 44[deg]37.46[min] N. lat.; 124[deg]23.63[min] W. long.;
    (3) 44[deg]28.71[min] N. lat.; 124[deg]21.80[min] W. long.;
    (4) 44[deg]28.71[min] N. lat.; 124[deg]24.10[min] W. long.;
    (5) 44[deg]31.42[min] N. lat.; 124[deg]25.47[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 44[deg]37.46[min] N. lat.; 124[deg]24.92[min] 
W. long.
    (g) Point St. George YRCA. The Point St. George YRCA is an area off 
the northern California coast, northwest of Point St. George, intended 
to protect yelloweye rockfish. The Point St. George YRCA is defined by 
straight lines connecting the following specific latitude and longitude 
coordinates in the order listed:
    (1) 41[deg]51.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.75[min] W. long.;
    (2) 41[deg]51.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]20.75[min] W. long.;
    (3) 41[deg]48.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]20.75[min] W. long.;
    (4) 41[deg]48.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.75[min] W. long.; and 
connecting back to 41[deg]51.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.75[min] W. 
long.
    (h) South Reef YRCA. The South Reef YRCA is an area off the northern 
California coast, southwest of Crescent City, intended to protect 
yelloweye rockfish. The South Reef YRCA is defined by straight lines 
connecting the following specific latitude and longitude coordinates in 
the order listed:
    (1) 41[deg]42.20[min] N. lat., 124[deg]16.00[min] W. long.;
    (2) 41[deg]42.20[min] N. lat., 124[deg]13.80[min] W. long.;
    (3) 41[deg]40.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]13.80[min] W. long.;
    (4) 41[deg]40.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]16.00[min] W. long.; and 
connecting back to 41[deg]42.20[min] N. lat., 124[deg]16.00[min] W. 
long.
    (i) Reading Rock YRCA. The Reading Rock YRCA is an area off the 
northern California coast, between Crescent City and Eureka, intended to 
protect yelloweye rockfish. The Reading Rock YRCA is defined by straight 
lines connecting the following specific latitude and longitude 
coordinates in the order listed:
    (1) 41[deg]21.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.00[min] W. long.;
    (2) 41[deg]21.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]10.00[min] W. long.;
    (3) 41[deg]20.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]10.00[min] W. long.;
    (4) 41[deg]20.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.00[min] W. long.; and 
connecting back to 41[deg]21.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.00[min] W. 
long.
    (j) Point Delgada YRCAs. The Point Delgada YRCAs are two areas off 
the northern California coast, south of Point Delgada and Shelter Cove, 
intended to protect yelloweye rockfish. The Northern Point Delgada YRCA 
is defined by straight lines connecting the following specific latitude 
and longitude coordinates in the order listed:
    (1) 39[deg]59.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]05.00[min] W. long.;

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    (2) 39[deg]59.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]03.00[min] W. long.;
    (3) 39[deg]57.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]03.00[min] W. long.;
    (4) 39[deg]57.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]05.00[min] W. long.; and 
connecting back to 39[deg]59.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]05.00[min] W. 
long.
    (k) Southern Point Delgada YRCA. The Southern Point Delgada YRCA is 
defined by straight lines connecting the following specific latitude and 
longitude coordinates in the order listed:
    (1) 39[deg]57.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]05.00[min] W. long.;
    (2) 39[deg]57.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]02.00[min] W. long.;
    (3) 39[deg]54.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]02.00[min] W. long.;
    (4) 39[deg]54.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]05.00[min] W. long.; and 
connecting back to 39[deg]57.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]05.00[min] W. 
long.
    (l) 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:
    (1) 33[deg]50.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]30.00[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]50.00[min] N. lat., 118[deg]50.00[min] W. long.;
    (3) 32[deg]20.00[min] N. lat., 118[deg]50.00[min] W. long.;
    (4) 32[deg]20.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]37.00[min] W. long.;
    (5) 33[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]37.00[min] W. long.;
    (6) 33[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]53.00[min] W. long.;
    (7) 33[deg]33.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]53.00[min] W. long.;
    (8) 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.
    (m) 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:
    (1) 32[deg]42.00[min] N. lat., 118[deg]02.00[min] W. long.;
    (2) 32[deg]42.00[min] N. lat., 117[deg]50.00[min] W. long.;
    (3) 32[deg]36.70[min] N. lat., 117[deg]50.00[min] W. long.;
    (4) 32[deg]30.00[min] N. lat., 117[deg]53.50[min] W. long.;
    (5) 32[deg]30.00[min] N. lat., 118[deg]02.00[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 32[deg]42.00[min] N. lat., 118[deg]02.00[min] 
W. long.
    (n) 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 prohibits fishing for groundfish between the shoreline and 
the 10-fm (18-m) depth contour around the Farallon Islands.
    (o) Cordell Banks. Cordell Banks are located offshore of 
California[min]s Marin County. Generally, fishing for groundfish is 
prohibited in waters of depths 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:
    (1) 38[deg]03.18[min] N. lat., 123[deg]20.77[min] W. long.;
    (2) 38[deg]06.29[min] N. lat., 123[deg]25.03[min] W. long.;
    (3) 38[deg]06.34[min] N. lat., 123[deg]29.32[min] W. long.;
    (4) 38[deg]04.57[min] N. lat., 123[deg]31.30[min] W. long.;
    (5) 38[deg]02.32[min] N. lat., 123[deg]31.07[min] W. long.;
    (6) 38[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 123[deg]28.40[min] W. long.;
    (7) 37[deg]58.10[min] N. lat., 123[deg]26.66[min] W. long.;
    (8) 37[deg]55.07[min] N. lat., 123[deg]26.81[min] W. long.;
    (9) 38[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 123[deg]23.08[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 38[deg]03.18[min] N. lat., 123[deg]20.77[min] 
W. long.
    (p) Rockfish Conservation Areas. RCA restrictions are detailed at 
Sec. Sec. 660.381 through 660.384.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 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 Areas. 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 Areas. Non-trawl RCAs are intended to 
protect a complex of species, such as overfished shelf rockfish species, 
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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 Areas. 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 pursuant to Sec. 
660.370. Recreational RCA boundaries are defined by specific latitude 
and longitude coordinates and are provided in Sec. Sec. 660.391 through 
660.394.

[71 FR 78663, Dec. 29, 2006, as amended at 72 FR 53167, Sept. 18, 2007; 
74 FR 9893, Mar. 6, 2009]



Sec. 660.391  Latitude/longitude coordinates defining the 10-fm (18-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 10-fm (18-m) through 40-fm (73-m) depth contours.
    (a) The 10-fm (18-m) depth contour between the U.S. border with 
Canada and 46[deg]16[min] N. lat. is defined by straight lines 
connecting all of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 48[deg]23.80[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.18[min] W. long.;
    (2) 48[deg]23.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.80[min] W. long.;
    (3) 48[deg]23.45[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.80[min] W. long.;
    (4) 48[deg]23.30[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.20[min] W. long.;
    (5) 48[deg]22.20[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.30[min] W. long.;
    (6) 48[deg]20.25[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.20[min] W. long.;
    (7) 48[deg]12.80[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.10[min] W. long.;
    (8) 48[deg]11.10[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.50[min] W. long.;
    (9) 48[deg]10.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.50[min] W. long.;
    (10) 48[deg]08.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.20[min] W. long.;
    (11) 47[deg]59.40[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.50[min] W. long.;
    (12) 47[deg]52.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.80[min] W. long.;
    (13) 47[deg]51.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.60[min] W. long.;
    (14) 47[deg]39.80[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.10[min] W. long.;
    (15) 47[deg]31.70[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.30[min] W. long.;
    (16) 47[deg]25.20[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.80[min] W. long.;
    (17) 47[deg]09.80[min] N. lat., 124[deg]15.20[min] W. long.;
    (18) 46[deg]54.40[min] N. lat., 124[deg]14.80[min] W. long.;
    (19) 46[deg]48.30[min] N. lat., 124[deg]10.25[min] W. long.;
    (20) 46[deg]38.17[min] N. lat., 124[deg]10.30[min] W. long.;
    (21) 46[deg]27.20[min] N. lat., 124[deg]06.50[min] W. long.; and
    (22) 46[deg]16.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]10.00[min] W. long.
    (b) The 20-fm (37-m) depth contour between the U.S. border with 
Canada and 42[deg] N. lat. is defined by straight lines connecting all 
of the following points in the order stated:
    (1) 48[deg]23.90[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.20[min] W. long.;
    (2) 48[deg]23.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.90[min] W. long.;
    (3) 48[deg]18.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.60[min] W. long.;
    (4) 48[deg]18.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.20[min] W. long.;
    (5) 48[deg]10.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.80[min] W. long.;
    (6) 48[deg]02.40[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.30[min] W. long.;
    (7) 47[deg]37.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.30[min] W. long.;
    (8) 47[deg]31.70[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.40[min] W. long.;
    (9) 47[deg]17.90[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.00[min] W. long.;
    (10) 46[deg]58.80[min] N. lat., 124[deg]18.30[min] W. long.;
    (11) 46[deg]47.40[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.70[min] W. long.;
    (12) 46[deg]38.17[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.40[min] W. long.;
    (13) 46[deg]16.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]11.50[min] W. long.;
    (14) 46[deg]16.01[min] N. lat., 124[deg]11.56[min] W. long.;
    (15) 46[deg]15.09[min] N. lat., 124[deg]11.33[min] W. long.;
    (16) 46[deg]11.94[min] N. lat., 124[deg]08.51[min] W. long.;
    (17) 46[deg]08.02[min] N. lat., 124[deg]04.06[min] W. long.;
    (18) 46[deg]05.05[min] N. lat., 124[deg]02.13[min] W. long.;
    (19) 46[deg]02.19[min] N. lat., 124[deg]01.35[min] W. long.;
    (20) 45[deg]58.28[min] N. lat., 124[deg]01.70[min] W. long.;
    (21) 45[deg]55.64[min] N. lat., 124[deg]01.16[min] W. long.;
    (22) 45[deg]52.61[min] N. lat., 124[deg]00.33[min] W. long.;
    (23) 45[deg]48.43[min] N. lat., 124[deg]00.65[min] W. long.;
    (24) 45[deg]46.59[min] N. lat., 124[deg]00.79[min] W. long.;
    (25) 45[deg]45.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]00.54[min] W. long.;
    (26) 45[deg]46.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]00.53[min] W. long.;
    (27) 45[deg]44.75[min] N. lat., 123[deg]59.92[min] W. long.;
    (28) 45[deg]44.57[min] N. lat., 123[deg]59.64[min] W. long.;
    (29) 45[deg]41.86[min] N. lat., 123[deg]58.82[min] W. long.;
    (30) 45[deg]36.40[min] N. lat., 123[deg]59.42[min] W. long.;
    (31) 45[deg]34.10[min] N. lat., 123[deg]59.90[min] W. long.;
    (32) 45[deg]32.81[min] N. lat., 124[deg]00.35[min] W. long.;
    (33) 45[deg]29.87[min] N. lat., 124[deg]00.98[min] W. long.;
    (34) 45[deg]27.49[min] N. lat., 124[deg]00.79[min] W. long.;
    (35) 45[deg]25.37[min] N. lat., 124[deg]00.73[min] W. long.;
    (36) 45[deg]22.06[min] N. lat., 124[deg]01.66[min] W. long.;
    (37) 45[deg]17.27[min] N. lat., 124[deg]00.76[min] W. long.;
    (38) 45[deg]14.09[min] N. lat., 124[deg]00.75[min] W. long.;
    (39) 45[deg]12.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]00.53[min] W. long.;
    (40) 45[deg]11.92[min] N. lat., 124[deg]01.62[min] W. long.;

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    (41) 45[deg]11.02[min] N. lat., 124[deg]00.60[min] W. long.;
    (42) 45[deg]10.08[min] N. lat., 124[deg]00.58[min] W. long.;
    (43) 45[deg]05.51[min] N. lat., 124[deg]02.15[min] W. long.;
    (44) 45[deg]03.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]02.55[min] W. long.;
    (45) 45[deg]01.03[min] N. lat., 124[deg]03.22[min] W. long.;
    (46) 44[deg]57.98[min] N. lat., 124[deg]04.29[min] W. long.;
    (47) 44[deg]55.37[min] N. lat., 124[deg]04.39[min] W. long.;
    (48) 44[deg]51.56[min] N. lat., 124[deg]05.54[min] W. long.;
    (49) 44[deg]45.24[min] N. lat., 124[deg]06.47[min] W. long.;
    (50) 44[deg]42.69[min] N. lat., 124[deg]06.73[min] W. long.;
    (51) 44[deg]33.86[min] N. lat., 124[deg]07.43[min] W. long.;
    (52) 44[deg]29.78[min] N. lat., 124[deg]07.62[min] W. long.;
    (53) 44[deg]28.53[min] N. lat., 124[deg]07.93[min] W. long.;
    (54) 44[deg]23.71[min] N. lat., 124[deg]08.30[min] W. long.;
    (55) 44[deg]21.75[min] N. lat., 124[deg]08.79[min] W. long.;
    (56) 44[deg]20.99[min] N. lat., 124[deg]08.48[min] W. long.;
    (57) 44[deg]17.29[min] N. lat., 124[deg]08.82[min] W. long.;
    (58) 44[deg]11.90[min] N. lat., 124[deg]09.44[min] W. long.;
    (59) 44[deg]03.25[min] N. lat., 124[deg]10.33[min] W. long.;
    (60) 43[deg]52.69[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.01[min] W. long.;
    (61) 43[deg]42.94[min] N. lat., 124[deg]13.88[min] W. long.;
    (62) 43[deg]41.44[min] N. lat., 124[deg]14.47[min] W. long.;
    (63) 43[deg]36.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]14.92[min] W. long.;
    (64) 43[deg]29.85[min] N. lat., 124[deg]17.35[min] W. long.;
    (65) 43[deg]25.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]20.84[min] W. long.;
    (66) 43[deg]21.61[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.09[min] W. long.;
    (67) 43[deg]20.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.74[min] W. long.;
    (68) 43[deg]20.51[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.01[min] W. long.;
    (69) 43[deg]19.33[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.43[min] W. long.;
    (70) 43[deg]16.18[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.02[min] W. long.;
    (71) 43[deg]14.39[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.17[min] W. long.;
    (72) 43[deg]13.94[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.72[min] W. long.;
    (73) 43[deg]13.39[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.41[min] W. long.;
    (74) 43[deg]11.39[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.90[min] W. long.;
    (75) 43[deg]10.06[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.24[min] W. long.;
    (76) 43[deg]07.48[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.65[min] W. long.;
    (77) 43[deg]06.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.63[min] W. long.;
    (78) 43[deg]06.43[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.22[min] W. long.;
    (79) 43[deg]03.09[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.52[min] W. long.;
    (80) 42[deg]57.55[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.74[min] W. long.;
    (81) 42[deg]52.91[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.03[min] W. long.;
    (82) 42[deg]51.58[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.43[min] W. long.;
    (83) 42[deg]50.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.13[min] W. long.;
    (84) 42[deg]49.85[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.20[min] W. long.;
    (85) 42[deg]46.07[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.98[min] W. long.;
    (86) 42[deg]46.03[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.76[min] W. long.;
    (87) 42[deg]45.37[min] N. lat., 124[deg]33.59[min] W. long.;
    (88) 42[deg]43.91[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.14[min] W. long.;
    (89) 42[deg]41.73[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.20[min] W. long.;
    (90) 42[deg]40.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.95[min] W. long.;
    (91) 42[deg]40.49[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.95[min] W. long.;
    (92) 42[deg]40.06[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.94[min] W. long.;
    (93) 42[deg]39.74[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.80[min] W. long.;
    (94) 42[deg]37.53[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.39[min] W. long.;
    (95) 42[deg]34.33[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.56[min] W. long.;
    (96) 42[deg]32.81[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.55[min] W. long.;
    (97) 42[deg]31.66[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.58[min] W. long.;
    (98) 42[deg]30.70[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.91[min] W. long.;
    (99) 42[deg]29.20[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.27[min] W. long.;
    (100) 42[deg]27.52[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.79[min] W. long.;
    (101) 42[deg]24.70[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.65[min] W. long.;
    (102) 42[deg]23.93[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.60[min] W. long.;
    (103) 42[deg]19.35[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.23[min] W. long.;
    (104) 42[deg]14.87[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.14[min] W. long.;
    (105) 42[deg]11.85[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.78[min] W. long.;
    (106) 42[deg]08.08[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.91[min] W. long.;
    (107) 42[deg]07.04[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.66[min] W. long.;
    (108) 42[deg]05.17[min] N. lat., 124[deg]21.41[min] W. long.;
    (109) 42[deg]04.16[min] N. lat., 124[deg]20.55[min] W. long.;
    (110) 42[deg]02.12[min] N. lat., 124[deg]20.51[min] W. long.;
    (111) 42[deg]01.42[min] N. lat., 124[deg]20.29[min] W. long.; and
    (112) 42[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]19.61[min] W. long.
    (c) The 25-fm (46-m) depth contour between the Queets River, WA, and 
42[deg] N. lat. is defined by straight lines connecting all of the 
following points in the order stated:
    (1) 47[deg]31.70[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.70[min] W. long.;
    (2) 47[deg]25.70[min] N. lat., 124[deg]33.00[min] W. long.;
    (3) 47[deg]12.80[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.00[min] W. long.;
    (4) 46[deg]53.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]21.00[min] W. long.;
    (5) 46[deg]44.20[min] N. lat., 124[deg]15.00[min] W. long.;
    (6) 46[deg]38.17[min] N. lat., 124[deg]13.70[min] W. long.;
    (7) 46[deg]16.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.50[min] W. long.;
    (8) 46[deg]15.99[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.04[min] W. long.;
    (9) 46[deg]13.72[min] N. lat., 124[deg]11.04[min] W. long.;
    (10) 46[deg]09.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]07.62[min] W. long.;
    (11) 46[deg]04.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]03.20[min] W. long.;
    (12) 45[deg]57.61[min] N. lat., 124[deg]01.85[min] W. long.;
    (13) 45[deg]51.73[min] N. lat., 124[deg]01.06[min] W. long.;
    (14) 45[deg]47.27[min] N. lat., 124[deg]01.22[min] W. long.;
    (15) 45[deg]46.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]00.94[min] W. long.;
    (16) 45[deg]43.19[min] N. lat., 124[deg]00.32[min] W. long.;
    (17) 45[deg]36.11[min] N. lat., 124[deg]00.38[min] W. long.;
    (18) 45[deg]32.95[min] N. lat., 124[deg]01.38[min] W. long.;
    (19) 45[deg]27.47[min] N. lat., 124[deg]01.46[min] W. long.;
    (20) 45[deg]23.18[min] N. lat., 124[deg]01.94[min] W. long.;
    (21) 45[deg]19.04[min] N. lat., 124[deg]01.29[min] W. long.;
    (22) 45[deg]16.79[min] N. lat., 124[deg]01.90[min] W. long.;
    (23) 45[deg]13.54[min] N. lat., 124[deg]01.64[min] W. long.;
    (24) 45[deg]09.56[min] N. lat., 124[deg]01.94[min] W. long.;
    (25) 45[deg]06.15[min] N. lat., 124[deg]02.38[min] W. long.;
    (26) 45[deg]03.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]02.96[min] W. long.;
    (27) 45[deg]00.77[min] N. lat., 124[deg]03.72[min] W. long.;
    (28) 44[deg]49.08[min] N. lat., 124[deg]06.49[min] W. long.;

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    (29) 44[deg]40.06[min] N. lat., 124[deg]08.14[min] W. long.;
    (30) 44[deg]36.64[min] N. lat., 124[deg]08.51[min] W. long.;
    (31) 44[deg]29.41[min] N. lat., 124[deg]09.24[min] W. long.;
    (32) 44[deg]25.18[min] N. lat., 124[deg]09.37[min] W. long.;
    (33) 44[deg]16.34[min] N. lat., 124[deg]10.30[min] W. long.;
    (34) 44[deg]12.16[min] N. lat., 124[deg]10.82[min] W. long.;
    (35) 44[deg]06.59[min] N. lat., 124[deg]11.00[min] W. long.;
    (36) 44[deg]02.09[min] N. lat., 124[deg]11.24[min] W. long.;
    (37) 43[deg]57.82[min] N. lat., 124[deg]11.60[min] W. long.;
    (38) 43[deg]53.44[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.34[min] W. long.;
    (39) 43[deg]49.19[min] N. lat., 124[deg]13.08[min] W. long.;
    (40) 43[deg]45.19[min] N. lat., 124[deg]13.73[min] W. long.;
    (41) 43[deg]41.22[min] N. lat., 124[deg]14.59[min] W. long.;
    (42) 43[deg]37.52[min] N. lat., 124[deg]15.05[min] W. long.;
    (43) 43[deg]33.97[min] N. lat., 124[deg]16.00[min] W. long.;
    (44) 43[deg]29.72[min] N. lat., 124[deg]17.78[min] W. long.;
    (45) 43[deg]27.63[min] N. lat., 124[deg]19.11[min] W. long.;
    (46) 43[deg]20.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.24[min] W. long.;
    (47) 43[deg]20.66[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.39[min] W. long.;
    (48) 43[deg]15.57[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.86[min] W. long.;
    (49) 43[deg]06.88[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.30[min] W. long.;
    (50) 43[deg]03.37[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.06[min] W. long.;
    (51) 43[deg]01.03[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.41[min] W. long.;
    (52) 42[deg]56.59[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.93[min] W. long.;
    (53) 42[deg]54.08[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.55[min] W. long.;
    (54) 42[deg]51.16[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.02[min] W. long.;
    (55) 42[deg]50.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.41[min] W. long.;
    (56) 42[deg]49.27[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.73[min] W. long.;
    (57) 42[deg]46.02[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.54[min] W. long.;
    (58) 42[deg]45.76[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.68[min] W. long.;
    (59) 42[deg]42.25[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.47[min] W. long.;
    (60) 42[deg]40.51[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.00[min] W. long.;
    (61) 42[deg]40.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.01[min] W. long.;
    (62) 42[deg]39.64[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.28[min] W. long.;
    (63) 42[deg]38.80[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.57[min] W. long.;
    (64) 42[deg]35.42[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.77[min] W. long.;
    (65) 42[deg]33.13[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.06[min] W. long.;
    (66) 42[deg]31.44[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.71[min] W. long.;
    (67) 42[deg]29.03[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.71[min] W. long.;
    (68) 42[deg]24.98[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.95[min] W. long.;
    (69) 42[deg]20.05[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.16[min] W. long.;
    (70) 42[deg]14.24[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.03[min] W. long.;
    (71) 42[deg]10.23[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.93[min] W. long.;
    (72) 42[deg]06.20[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.70[min] W. long.;
    (73) 42[deg]04.66[min] N. lat., 124[deg]21.49[min] W. long.;
    (74) 42[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]20.80[min] W. long.;
    (d) The 25-fm (46-m) depth contour between the Queets River, WA, and 
42[deg] N. lat., modified to reduce impacts on canary and yelloweye 
rockfish by shifting the line shoreward in the area between 
47[deg]31.70[min] N. lat. and 46[deg]44.18[min] N. lat., is defined by 
straight lines connecting all of the following points in the order 
stated:
    (1) 47[deg]31.70[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.66[min] W. long.;
    (2) 47[deg]25.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.78[min] W. long.;
    (3) 47[deg]12.82[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.00[min] W. long.;
    (4) 46[deg]52.94[min] N. lat., 124[deg]18.94[min] W. long.;
    (5) 46[deg]44.18[min] N. lat., 124[deg]14.89[min] W. long.;
    (6) 46[deg]38.17[min] N. lat., 124[deg]13.70[min] W. long.;
    (7) 46[deg]16.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.50[min] W. long.;
    (8) 46[deg]15.99[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.04[min] W. long.;
    (9) 46[deg]13.72[min] N. lat., 124[deg]11.04[min] W. long.;
    (10) 46[deg]09.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]07.62[min] W. long.;
    (11) 46[deg]04.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]03.20[min] W. long.;
    (12) 45[deg]57.61[min] N. lat., 124[deg]01.85[min] W. long.;
    (13) 45[deg]51.73[min] N. lat., 124[deg]01.06[min] W. long.;
    (14) 45[deg]47.27[min] N. lat., 124[deg]01.22[min] W. long.;
    (15) 45[deg]46.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]00.94[min] W. long.;
    (16) 45[deg]43.19[min] N. lat., 124[deg]00.32[min] W. long.;
    (17) 45[deg]36.11[min] N. lat., 124[deg]00.38[min] W. long.;
    (18) 45[deg]32.95[min] N. lat., 124[deg]01.38[min] W. long.;
    (19) 45[deg]27.47[min] N. lat., 124[deg]01.46[min] W. long.;
    (20) 45[deg]23.18[min] N. lat., 124[deg]01.94[min] W. long.;
    (21) 45[deg]19.04[min] N. lat., 124[deg]01.29[min] W. long.;
    (22) 45[deg]16.79[min] N. lat., 124[deg]01.90[min] W. long.;
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    (24) 45[deg]09.56[min] N. lat., 124[deg]01.94[min] W. long.;
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    (27) 45[deg]00.77[min] N. lat., 124[deg]03.72[min] W. long.;
    (28) 44[deg]49.08[min] N. lat., 124[deg]06.49[min] W. long.;
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    (33) 44[deg]16.34[min] N. lat., 124[deg]10.30[min] W. long.;
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    (35) 44[deg]06.59[min] N. lat., 124[deg]11.00[min] W. long.;
    (36) 44[deg]02.09[min] N. lat., 124[deg]11.24[min] W. long.;
    (37) 43[deg]57.82[min] N. lat., 124[deg]11.60[min] W. long.;
    (38) 43[deg]53.44[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.34[min] W. long.;
    (39) 43[deg]49.19[min] N. lat., 124[deg]13.08[min] W. long.;
    (40) 43[deg]45.19[min] N. lat., 124[deg]13.73[min] W. long.;
    (41) 43[deg]41.22[min] N. lat., 124[deg]14.59[min] W. long.;
    (42) 43[deg]37.52[min] N. lat., 124[deg]15.05[min] W. long.;
    (43) 43[deg]33.97[min] N. lat., 124[deg]16.00[min] W. long.;
    (44) 43[deg]29.72[min] N. lat., 124[deg]17.78[min] W. long.;
    (45) 43[deg]27.63[min] N. lat., 124[deg]19.11[min] W. long.;
    (46) 43[deg]20.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.24[min] W. long.;
    (47) 43[deg]20.66[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.39[min] W. long.;
    (48) 43[deg]15.57[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.86[min] W. long.;
    (49) 43[deg]06.88[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.30[min] W. long.;
    (50) 43[deg]03.37[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.06[min] W. long.;
    (51) 43[deg]01.03[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.41[min] W. long.;
    (52) 42[deg]56.59[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.93[min] W. long.;
    (53) 42[deg]54.08[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.55[min] W. long.;
    (54) 42[deg]51.16[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.02[min] W. long.;
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    (56) 42[deg]49.27[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.73[min] W. long.;
    (57) 42[deg]46.02[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.54[min] W. long.;
    (58) 42[deg]45.76[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.68[min] W. long.;
    (59) 42[deg]42.25[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.47[min] W. long.;
    (60) 42[deg]40.51[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.00[min] W. long.;
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    (62) 42[deg]39.64[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.28[min] W. long.;
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    (64) 42[deg]35.42[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.77[min] W. long.;
    (65) 42[deg]33.13[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.06[min] W. long.;
    (66) 42[deg]31.44[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.71[min] W. long.;
    (67) 42[deg]29.03[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.71[min] W. long.;
    (68) 42[deg]24.98[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.95[min] W. long.;
    (69) 42[deg]20.05[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.16[min] W. long.;
    (70) 42[deg]14.24[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.03[min] W. long.;
    (71) 42[deg]10.23[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.93[min] W. long.;
    (72) 42[deg]06.20[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.70[min] W. long.;
    (73) 42[deg]04.66[min] N. lat., 124[deg]21.49[min] W. long.; and
    (74) 42[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]20.80[min] W. long.
    (e) 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]13.04[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]43.46[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]01.90[min] W. long.;
    (33) 45[deg]29.81[min] N. lat., 124[deg]02.45[min] W. long.;
    (34) 45[deg]27.97[min] N. lat., 124[deg]01.90[min] W. long.;
    (35) 45[deg]27.22[min] N. lat., 124[deg]02.66[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]02.69[min] W. long.;
    (41) 45[deg]11.05[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]03.82[min] N. lat., 124[deg]04.43[min] W. long.;
    (44) 45[deg]02.81[min] N. lat., 124[deg]04.64[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.;
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    (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]12.04[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]13.18[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.;
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    (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]20.48[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.;
    (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]09.26[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.03[min] W. long.;
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    (74) 43[deg]05.93[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.64[min] W. long.;
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    (76) 42[deg]59.72[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]36.41[min] W. long.;
    (79) 42[deg]50.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.39[min] W. long.;
    (80) 42[deg]49.37[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.81[min] W. long.;
    (81) 42[deg]46.42[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.69[min] W. long.;
    (82) 42[deg]46.07[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.56[min] W. long.;
    (83) 42[deg]45.29[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.95[min] W. long.;
    (84) 42[deg]45.61[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.87[min] W. long.;
    (85) 42[deg]44.27[min] N. lat., 124[deg]33.64[min] W. long.;
    (86) 42[deg]42.75[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.84[min] W. long.;
    (87) 42[deg]40.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.67[min] W. long.;
    (88) 42[deg]40.04[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.20[min] W. long.;
    (89) 42[deg]38.09[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.39[min] W. long.;
    (90) 42[deg]36.73[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.54[min] W. long.;
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    (92) 42[deg]35.77[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.79[min] W. long.;
    (93) 42[deg]34.03[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.98[min] W. long.;
    (94) 42[deg]34.19[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.58[min] W. long.;
    (95) 42[deg]31.27[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.24[min] W. long.;
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    (99) 42[deg]14.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.80[min] W. long.;
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    (102) 42[deg]07.04[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.35[min] W. long.;
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    (107) 41[deg]42.53[min] N. lat., 124[deg]16.47[min] W. long.;
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    (180) 36[deg]48.25[min] N. lat., 121[deg]47.66[min] W. long.;
    (181) 36[deg]46.26[min] N. lat., 121[deg]51.27[min] W. long.;
    (182) 36[deg]39.14[min] N. lat., 121[deg]52.05[min] W. long.;
    (183) 36[deg]38.00[min] N. lat., 121[deg]53.57[min] W. long.;
    (184) 36[deg]39.14[min] N. lat., 121[deg]55.45[min] W. long.;
    (185) 36[deg]38.50[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.90[min] W. long.;
    (186) 36[deg]36.75[min] N. lat., 121[deg]59.44[min] W. long.;
    (187) 36[deg]34.97[min] N. lat., 121[deg]59.37[min] W. long.;
    (188) 36[deg]33.07[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.32[min] W. long.;
    (189) 36[deg]33.27[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.07[min] W. long.;
    (190) 36[deg]32.68[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.03[min] W. long.;
    (191) 36[deg]32.04[min] N. lat., 121[deg]55.98[min] W. long.;
    (192) 36[deg]31.61[min] N. lat., 121[deg]55.72[min] W. long.;
    (193) 36[deg]31.59[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.12[min] W. long.;
    (194) 36[deg]31.52[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.57[min] W. long.;
    (195) 36[deg]30.88[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.90[min] W. long.;
    (196) 36[deg]30.25[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.37[min] W. long.;
    (197) 36[deg]29.47[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.55[min] W. long.;
    (198) 36[deg]26.72[min] N. lat., 121[deg]56.40[min] W. long.;
    (199) 36[deg]24.33[min] N. lat., 121[deg]56.00[min] W. long.;
    (200) 36[deg]23.36[min] N. lat., 121[deg]55.45[min] W. long.;
    (201) 36[deg]18.86[min] N. lat., 121[deg]56.15[min] W. long.;
    (202) 36[deg]16.21[min] N. lat., 121[deg]54.81[min] W. long.;
    (203) 36[deg]15.30[min] N. lat., 121[deg]53.79[min] W. long.;
    (204) 36[deg]12.04[min] N. lat., 121[deg]45.38[min] W. long.;
    (205) 36[deg]11.87[min] N. lat., 121[deg]44.45[min] W. long.;
    (206) 36[deg]12.13[min] N. lat., 121[deg]44.25[min] W. long.;
    (207) 36[deg]11.89[min] N. lat., 121[deg]43.65[min] W. long.;
    (208) 36[deg]10.56[min] N. lat., 121[deg]42.62[min] W. long.;
    (209) 36[deg]09.90[min] N. lat., 121[deg]41.57[min] W. long.;
    (210) 36[deg]08.14[min] N. lat., 121[deg]40.44[min] W. long.;
    (211) 36[deg]06.69[min] N. lat., 121[deg]38.79[min] W. long.;
    (212) 36[deg]05.85[min] N. lat., 121[deg]38.47[min] W. long.;
    (213) 36[deg]03.08[min] N. lat., 121[deg]36.25[min] W. long.;
    (214) 36[deg]02.92[min] N. lat., 121[deg]35.89[min] W. long.;
    (215) 36[deg]01.53[min] N. lat., 121[deg]36.13[min] W. long.;
    (216) 36[deg]00.59[min] N. lat., 121[deg]35.40[min] W. long.;

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    (217) 36[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 121[deg]34.10[min] W. long.;
    (218) 35[deg]59.93[min] N. lat., 121[deg]33.81[min] W. long.;
    (219) 35[deg]59.69[min] N. lat., 121[deg]31.84[min] W. long.;
    (220) 35[deg]58.59[min] N. lat., 121[deg]30.30[min] W. long.;
    (221) 35[deg]54.02[min] N. lat., 121[deg]29.71[min] W. long.;
    (222) 35[deg]51.54[min] N. lat., 121[deg]27.67[min] W. long.;
    (223) 35[deg]50.42[min] N. lat., 121[deg]25.79[min] W. long.;
    (224) 35[deg]48.37[min] N. lat., 121[deg]24.29[min] W. long.;
    (225) 35[deg]47.02[min] N. lat., 121[deg]22.46[min] W. long.;
    (226) 35[deg]42.28[min] N. lat., 121[deg]21.20[min] W. long.;
    (227) 35[deg]41.57[min] N. lat., 121[deg]21.82[min] W. long.;
    (228) 35[deg]39.24[min] N. lat., 121[deg]18.84[min] W. long.;
    (229) 35[deg]35.14[min] N. lat., 121[deg]10.45[min] W. long.;
    (230) 35[deg]30.11[min] N. lat., 121[deg]05.59[min] W. long.;
    (231) 35[deg]25.86[min] N. lat., 121[deg]00.07[min] W. long.;
    (232) 35[deg]22.82[min] N. lat., 120[deg]54.68[min] W. long.;
    (233) 35[deg]17.96[min] N. lat., 120[deg]55.54[min] W. long.;
    (234) 35[deg]14.83[min] N. lat., 120[deg]55.42[min] W. long.;
    (235) 35[deg]08.87[min] N. lat., 120[deg]50.22[min] W. long.;
    (236) 35[deg]05.55[min] N. lat., 120[deg]44.89[min] W. long.;
    (237) 35[deg]02.91[min] N. lat., 120[deg]43.94[min] W. long.;
    (238) 34[deg]53.80[min] N. lat., 120[deg]43.94[min] W. long.;
    (239) 34[deg]34.89[min] N. lat., 120[deg]41.92[min] W. long.;
    (240) 34[deg]32.48[min] N. lat., 120[deg]40.05[min] W. long.;
    (241) 34[deg]30.12[min] N. lat., 120[deg]32.81[min] W. long.;
    (242) 34[deg]27.00[min] N. lat., 120[deg]30.46[min] W. long.;
    (243) 34[deg]27.00[min] N. lat., 120[deg]30.31[min] W. long.;
    (244) 34[deg]25.84[min] N. lat., 120[deg]27.40[min] W. long.;
    (245) 34[deg]25.16[min] N. lat., 120[deg]20.18[min] W. long.;
    (246) 34[deg]25.88[min] N. lat., 120[deg]18.24[min] W. long.;
    (247) 34[deg]27.26[min] N. lat., 120[deg]12.47[min] W. long.;
    (248) 34[deg]26.27[min] N. lat., 120[deg]02.22[min] W. long.;
    (249) 34[deg]23.41[min] N. lat., 119[deg]53.40[min] W. long.;
    (250) 34[deg]23.33[min] N. lat., 119[deg]48.74[min] W. long.;
    (251) 34[deg]22.31[min] N. lat., 119[deg]41.36[min] W. long.;
    (252) 34[deg]21.72[min] N. lat., 119[deg]40.14[min] W. long.;
    (253) 34[deg]21.25[min] N. lat., 119[deg]41.18[min] W. long.;
    (254) 34[deg]20.25[min] N. lat., 119[deg]39.03[min] W. long.;
    (255) 34[deg]19.87[min] N. lat., 119[deg]33.65[min] W. long.;
    (256) 34[deg]18.67[min] N. lat., 119[deg]30.16[min] W. long.;
    (257) 34[deg]16.95[min] N. lat., 119[deg]27.90[min] W. long.;
    (258) 34[deg]13.02[min] N. lat., 119[deg]26.99[min] W. long.;
    (259) 34[deg]08.62[min] N. lat., 119[deg]20.89[min] W. long.;
    (260) 34[deg]06.95[min] N. lat., 119[deg]17.68[min] W. long.;
    (261) 34[deg]05.93[min] N. lat., 119[deg]15.17[min] W. long.;
    (262) 34[deg]08.42[min] N. lat., 119[deg]13.11[min] W. long.;
    (263) 34[deg]05.23[min] N. lat., 119[deg]13.34[min] W. long.;
    (264) 34[deg]04.98[min] N. lat., 119[deg]11.39[min] W. long.;
    (265) 34[deg]04.55[min] N. lat., 119[deg]11.09[min] W. long.;
    (266) 34[deg]04.15[min] N. lat., 119[deg]09.35[min] W. long.;
    (267) 34[deg]04.89[min] N. lat., 119[deg]07.86[min] W. long.;
    (268) 34[deg]04.08[min] N. lat., 119[deg]07.33[min] W. long.;
    (269) 34[deg]04.10[min] N. lat., 119[deg]06.89[min] W. long.;
    (270) 34[deg]05.08[min] N. lat., 119[deg]07.02[min] W. long.;
    (271) 34[deg]05.27[min] N. lat., 119[deg]04.95[min] W. long.;
    (272) 34[deg]04.51[min] N. lat., 119[deg]04.70[min] W. long.;
    (273) 34[deg]02.26[min] N. lat., 118[deg]59.88[min] W. long.;
    (274) 34[deg]01.08[min] N. lat., 118[deg]59.77[min] W. long.;

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    (275) 34[deg]00.94[min] N. lat., 118[deg]51.65[min] W. long.;
    (276) 33[deg]59.77[min] N. lat., 118[deg]49.26[min] W. long.;
    (277) 34[deg]00.04[min] N. lat., 118[deg]48.92[min] W. long.;
    (278) 33[deg]59.65[min] N. lat., 118[deg]48.43[min] W. long.;
    (279) 33[deg]59.46[min] N. lat., 118[deg]47.25[min] W. long.;
    (280) 33[deg]59.80[min] N. lat., 118[deg]45.89[min] W. long.;
    (281) 34[deg]00.21[min] N. lat., 118[deg]37.64[min] W. long.;
    (282) 33[deg]59.26[min] N. lat., 118[deg]34.58[min] W. long.;
    (283) 33[deg]58.07[min] N. lat., 118[deg]33.36[min] W. long.;
    (284) 33[deg]53.76[min] N. lat., 118[deg]30.14[min] W. long.;
    (285) 33[deg]51.00[min] N. lat., 118[deg]25.19[min] W. long.;
    (286) 33[deg]50.07[min] N. lat., 118[deg]24.70[min] W. long.;
    (287) 33[deg]50.16[min] N. lat., 118[deg]23.77[min] W. long.;
    (288) 33[deg]48.80[min] N. lat., 118[deg]25.31[min] W. long.;
    (289) 33[deg]47.07[min] N. lat., 118[deg]27.07[min] W. long.;
    (290) 33[deg]46.12[min] N. lat., 118[deg]26.87[min] W. long.;
    (291) 33[deg]44.15[min] N. lat., 118[deg]25.15[min] W. long.;
    (292) 33[deg]43.54[min] N. lat., 118[deg]23.02[min] W. long.;
    (293) 33[deg]41.35[min] N. lat., 118[deg]18.86[min] W. long.;
    (294) 33[deg]39.96[min] N. lat., 118[deg]17.37[min] W. long.;
    (295) 33[deg]40.12[min] N. lat., 118[deg]16.33[min] W. long.;
    (296) 33[deg]39.28[min] N. lat., 118[deg]16.21[min] W. long.;
    (297) 33[deg]38.04[min] N. lat., 118[deg]14.86[min] W. long.;
    (298) 33[deg]36.57[min] N. lat., 118[deg]14.67[min] W. long.;
    (299) 33[deg]34.93[min] N. lat., 118[deg]10.94[min] W. long.;
    (300) 33[deg]35.14[min] N. lat., 118[deg]08.61[min] W. long.;
    (301) 33[deg]35.69[min] N. lat., 118[deg]07.68[min] W. long.;
    (302) 33[deg]36.21[min] N. lat., 118[deg]07.53[min] W. long.;
    (303) 33[deg]36.43[min] N. lat., 118[deg]06.73[min] W. long.;
    (304) 33[deg]36.05[min] N. lat., 118[deg]06.15[min] W. long.;
    (305) 33[deg]36.32[min] N. lat., 118[deg]03.91[min] W. long.;
    (306) 33[deg]35.69[min] N. lat., 118[deg]03.64[min] W. long.;
    (307) 33[deg]34.62[min] N. lat., 118[deg]00.04[min] W. long.;
    (308) 33[deg]34.80[min] N. lat., 117[deg]57.73[min] W. long.;
    (309) 33[deg]35.57[min] N. lat., 117[deg]56.62[min] W. long.;
    (310) 33[deg]35.46[min] N. lat., 117[deg]55.99[min] W. long.;
    (311) 33[deg]35.98[min] N. lat., 117[deg]55.99[min] W. long.;
    (312) 33[deg]35.46[min] N. lat., 117[deg]55.38[min] W. long.;
    (313) 33[deg]35.21[min] N. lat., 117[deg]53.46[min] W. long.;
    (314) 33[deg]33.61[min] N. lat., 117[deg]50.45[min] W. long.;
    (315) 33[deg]31.41[min] N. lat., 117[deg]47.28[min] W. long.;
    (316) 33[deg]27.54[min] N. lat., 117[deg]44.36[min] W. long.;
    (317) 33[deg]26.63[min] N. lat., 117[deg]43.17[min] W. long.;
    (318) 33[deg]25.21[min] N. lat., 117[deg]40.90[min] W. long.;
    (319) 33[deg]20.33[min] N. lat., 117[deg]35.99[min] W. long.;
    (320) 33[deg]16.35[min] N. lat., 117[deg]31.51[min] W. long.;
    (321) 33[deg]11.53[min] N. lat., 117[deg]26.81[min] W. long.;
    (322) 33[deg]07.59[min] N. lat., 117[deg]21.13[min] W. long.;
    (323) 33[deg]02.21[min] N. lat., 117[deg]19.05[min] W. long.;
    (324) 32[deg]56.55[min] N. lat., 117[deg]17.70[min] W. long.;
    (325) 32[deg]54.61[min] N. lat., 117[deg]16.60[min] W. long.;
    (326) 32[deg]52.32[min] N. lat., 117[deg]15.97[min] W. long.;
    (327) 32[deg]51.48[min] N. lat., 117[deg]16.15[min] W. long.;
    (328) 32[deg]51.85[min] N. lat., 117[deg]17.26[min] W. long.;
    (329) 32[deg]51.55[min] N. lat., 117[deg]19.01[min] W. long.;
    (330) 32[deg]49.55[min] N. lat., 117[deg]19.63[min] W. long.;
    (331) 32[deg]46.71[min] N. lat., 117[deg]18.32[min] W. long.;
    (332) 32[deg]36.35[min] N. lat., 117[deg]15.68[min] W. long.; and

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    (333) 32[deg]32.85[min] N. lat., 117[deg]15.44[min] W. long.
    (f) 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.
    (g) 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.
    (h) 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.;
    (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.;

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    (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.
    (i) 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.
    (j) 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
    (41) 33[deg]19.13[min] N. lat., 118[deg]18.04[min] W. long.
    (k) 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]06.94[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]05.81[min] W. long.;
    (8) 45[deg]53.98[min] N. lat., 124[deg]05.05[min] W. long.;
    (9) 45[deg]49.75[min] N. lat., 124[deg]05.14[min] W. long.;
    (10) 45[deg]47.87[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]05.20[min] W. long.;
    (22) 45[deg]05.80[min] N. lat., 124[deg]05.40[min] W. long.;

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    (23) 45[deg]05.08[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]10.90[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]42.26[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]14.44[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]17.38[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]16.79[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]51.61[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]13.97[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.99[min] W. long.;
    (55) 43[deg]13.72[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]32.33[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]38.57[min] W. long.;
    (62) 42[deg]50.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.68[min] W. long.;
    (63) 42[deg]49.13[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.70[min] W. long.;
    (64) 42[deg]46.47[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.89[min] W. long.;
    (65) 42[deg]45.74[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.86[min] W. long.;
    (66) 42[deg]44.79[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.96[min] W. long.;
    (67) 42[deg]45.01[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.39[min] W. long.;
    (68) 42[deg]44.14[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.17[min] W. long.;
    (69) 42[deg]42.14[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]38.81[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]34.84[min] W. long.;
    (75) 42[deg]26.74[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.59[min] W. long.;
    (76) 42[deg]23.84[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.06[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]25.63[min] W. long.;
    (82) 42[deg]04.66[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.40[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.;
    (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.;

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    (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]49.26[min] N. lat., 121[deg]52.53[min] W. long.;
    (137) 36[deg]49.22[min] N. lat., 121[deg]49.85[min] W. long.;
    (138) 36[deg]47.87[min] N. lat., 121[deg]50.15[min] W. long.;
    (139) 36[deg]48.07[min] N. lat., 121[deg]48.21[min] W. long.;
    (140) 36[deg]45.93[min] N. lat., 121[deg]52.11[min] W. long.;
    (141) 36[deg]40.55[min] N. lat., 121[deg]52.59[min] W. long.;
    (142) 36[deg]38.93[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.17[min] W. long.;
    (143) 36[deg]36.54[min] N. lat., 122[deg]00.18[min] W. long.;
    (144) 36[deg]32.96[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.84[min] W. long.;
    (145) 36[deg]33.14[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.56[min] W. long.;
    (146) 36[deg]31.81[min] N. lat., 121[deg]55.86[min] W. long.;
    (147) 36[deg]31.53[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.09[min] W. long.;
    (148) 36[deg]23.28[min] N. lat., 121[deg]56.10[min] W. long.;
    (149) 36[deg]17.52[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.33[min] W. long.;
    (150) 36[deg]15.90[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.00[min] W. long.;
    (151) 36[deg]11.06[min] N. lat., 121[deg]43.10[min] W. long.;
    (152) 36[deg]02.85[min] N. lat., 121[deg]36.21[min] W. long.;
    (153) 36[deg]01.22[min] N. lat., 121[deg]36.36[min] W. long.;
    (154) 36[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 121[deg]34.73[min] W. long.;
    (155) 35[deg]58.67[min] N. lat., 121[deg]30.68[min] W. long.;
    (156) 35[deg]54.16[min] N. lat., 121[deg]30.21[min] W. long.;
    (157) 35[deg]46.98[min] N. lat., 121[deg]24.02[min] W. long.;
    (158) 35[deg]40.75[min] N. lat., 121[deg]21.89[min] W. long.;
    (159) 35[deg]34.36[min] N. lat., 121[deg]11.07[min] W. long.;
    (160) 35[deg]29.30[min] N. lat., 121[deg]05.74[min] W. long.;
    (161) 35[deg]22.15[min] N. lat., 120[deg]56.15[min] W. long.;
    (162) 35[deg]14.93[min] N. lat., 120[deg]56.37[min] W. long.;
    (163) 35[deg]04.06[min] N. lat., 120[deg]46.35[min] W. long.;
    (164) 34[deg]45.85[min] N. lat., 120[deg]43.96[min] W. long.;
    (165) 34[deg]37.80[min] N. lat., 120[deg]44.44[min] W. long.;
    (166) 34[deg]32.82[min] N. lat., 120[deg]42.08[min] W. long.;
    (167) 34[deg]27.00[min] N. lat., 120[deg]31.27[min] W. long.;
    (168) 34[deg]24.25[min] N. lat., 120[deg]23.33[min] W. long.;
    (169) 34[deg]26.48[min] N. lat., 120[deg]13.93[min] W. long.;
    (170) 34[deg]25.12[min] N. lat., 120[deg]03.46[min] W. long.;
    (171) 34[deg]17.58[min] N. lat., 119[deg]31.62[min] W. long.;
    (172) 34[deg]11.49[min] N. lat., 119[deg]27.30[min] W. long.;
    (173) 34[deg]05.59[min] N. lat., 119[deg]15.52[min] W. long.;
    (174) 34[deg]08.60[min] N. lat., 119[deg]12.93[min] W. long.;
    (175) 34[deg]04.81[min] N. lat., 119[deg]13.44[min] W. long.;
    (176) 34[deg]04.26[min] N. lat., 119[deg]12.39[min] W. long.;
    (177) 34[deg]03.89[min] N. lat., 119[deg]07.06[min] W. long.;
    (178) 34[deg]05.14[min] N. lat., 119[deg]05.55[min] W. long.;

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    (179) 34[deg]01.27[min] N. lat., 118[deg]59.62[min] W. long.;
    (180) 33[deg]59.56[min] N. lat., 118[deg]48.21[min] W. long.;
    (181) 33[deg]59.30[min] N. lat., 118[deg]35.43[min] W. long.;
    (182) 33[deg]55.14[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.16[min] W. long.;
    (183) 33[deg]52.95[min] N. lat., 118[deg]34.49[min] W. long.;
    (184) 33[deg]51.07[min] N. lat., 118[deg]31.50[min] W. long.;
    (185) 33[deg]52.45[min] N. lat., 118[deg]28.54[min] W. long.;
    (186) 33[deg]49.86[min] N. lat., 118[deg]24.10[min] W. long.;
    (187) 33[deg]47.14[min] N. lat., 118[deg]28.38[min] W. long.;
    (188) 33[deg]44.14[min] N. lat., 118[deg]25.18[min] W. long.;
    (189) 33[deg]41.54[min] N. lat., 118[deg]19.63[min] W. long.;
    (190) 33[deg]37.86[min] N. lat., 118[deg]15.06[min] W. long.;
    (191) 33[deg]36.58[min] N. lat., 118[deg]15.97[min] W. long.;
    (192) 33[deg]34.78[min] N. lat., 118[deg]12.60[min] W. long.;
    (193) 33[deg]34.46[min] N. lat., 118[deg]08.77[min] W. long.;
    (194) 33[deg]35.92[min] N. lat., 118[deg]07.04[min] W. long.;
    (195) 33[deg]36.06[min] N. lat., 118[deg]03.96[min] W. long.;
    (196) 33[deg]34.98[min] N. lat., 118[deg]02.74[min] W. long.;
    (197) 33[deg]34.03[min] N. lat., 117[deg]59.37[min] W. long.;
    (198) 33[deg]35.46[min] N. lat., 117[deg]55.61[min] W. long.;
    (199) 33[deg]34.97[min] N. lat., 117[deg]53.33[min] W. long.;
    (200) 33[deg]31.20[min] N. lat., 117[deg]47.40[min] W. long.;
    (201) 33[deg]27.26[min] N. lat., 117[deg]44.34[min] W. long.;
    (202) 33[deg]24.84[min] N. lat., 117[deg]40.75[min] W. long.;
    (203) 33[deg]11.45[min] N. lat., 117[deg]26.84[min] W. long.;
    (204) 33[deg]07.59[min] N. lat., 117[deg]21.46[min] W. long.;
    (205) 33[deg]01.74[min] N. lat., 117[deg]19.23[min] W. long.;
    (206) 32[deg]56.44[min] N. lat., 117[deg]18.08[min] W. long.;
    (207) 32[deg]54.63[min] N. lat., 117[deg]16.94[min] W. long.;
    (208) 32[deg]51.67[min] N. lat., 117[deg]16.21[min] W. long.;
    (209) 32[deg]52.16[min] N. lat., 117[deg]19.41[min] W. long.;
    (210) 32[deg]46.91[min] N. lat., 117[deg]20.43[min] W. long.;
    (211) 32[deg]43.49[min] N. lat., 117[deg]18.12[min] W. long.; and
    (212) 32[deg]33.00[min] N. lat., 117[deg]16.39[min] W. long.
    (l) 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.;
    (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.
    (m) The 40 fm (73 m) depth contour around San Clemente Island off 
the state of California is defined by

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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.
    (n) 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; 71 FR 78665, Dec. 29, 2006; 72 FR 13045, Mar. 
20, 2007; 74 FR 9893, Mar. 6, 2009]



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]10.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.68[min] W. long.;
    (8) 48[deg]03.14[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.02[min] W. long.;
    (9) 47[deg]56.05[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.60[min] W. long.;
    (10) 47[deg]52.58[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.00[min] W. long.;
    (11) 47[deg]50.18[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.36[min] W. long.;
    (12) 47[deg]45.34[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.07[min] W. long.;
    (13) 47[deg]40.96[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.84[min] W. long.;
    (14) 47[deg]34.59[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.24[min] W. long.;
    (15) 47[deg]27.86[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.12[min] W. long.;
    (16) 47[deg]22.34[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.43[min] W. long.;
    (17) 47[deg]17.66[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.75[min] W. long.;
    (18) 47[deg]06.25[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.74[min] W. long.;
    (19) 47[deg]00.43[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.01[min] W. long.;
    (20) 46[deg]52.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.44[min] W. long.;
    (21) 46[deg]38.17[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.66[min] W. long.;
    (22) 46[deg]35.41[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.51[min] W. long.;
    (23) 46[deg]25.43[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.46[min] W. long.;
    (24) 46[deg]16.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]17.32[min] W. long.;
    (25) 45[deg]50.88[min] N. lat., 124[deg]09.68[min] W. long.;
    (26) 45[deg]46.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]09.39[min] W. long.;
    (27) 45[deg]20.25[min] N. lat., 124[deg]07.34[min] W. long.;
    (28) 45[deg]12.99[min] N. lat., 124[deg]06.71[min] W. long.;
    (29) 45[deg]03.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]09.17[min] W. long.;
    (30) 44[deg]52.48[min] N. lat., 124[deg]11.22[min] W. long.;
    (31) 44[deg]42.41[min] N. lat., 124[deg]19.70[min] W. long.;
    (32) 44[deg]38.80[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.58[min] W. long.;
    (33) 44[deg]23.39[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.70[min] W. long.;
    (34) 44[deg]20.30[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.72[min] W. long.;
    (35) 44[deg]13.52[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.45[min] W. long.;
    (36) 44[deg]18.80[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.48[min] W. long.;
    (37) 44[deg]19.62[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.18[min] W. long.;
    (38) 44[deg]08.30[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.17[min] W. long.;

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    (39) 43[deg]56.65[min] N. lat., 124[deg]16.86[min] W. long.;
    (40) 43[deg]34.95[min] N. lat., 124[deg]17.47[min] W. long.;
    (41) 43[deg]20.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.11[min] W. long.;
    (42) 43[deg]12.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.80[min] W. long.;
    (43) 43[deg]08.96[min] N. lat., 124[deg]33.77[min] W. long.;
    (44) 42[deg]59.66[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.79[min] W. long.;
    (45) 42[deg]54.29[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.46[min] W. long.;
    (46) 42[deg]50.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.84[min] W. long.;
    (47) 42[deg]46.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.99[min] W. long.;
    (48) 42[deg]41.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.92[min] W. long.;
    (49) 42[deg]40.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.98[min] W. long.;
    (50) 42[deg]36.29[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.70[min] W. long.;
    (51) 42[deg]28.36[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.90[min] W. long.;
    (52) 42[deg]25.53[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.68[min] W. long.;
    (53) 42[deg]18.64[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.47[min] W. long.;
    (54) 42[deg]13.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.67[min] W. long.;
    (55) 42[deg]03.04[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.81[min] W. long.;
    (56) 42[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.21[min] W. long.;
    (57) 41[deg]57.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.35[min] W. long.;
    (58) 41[deg]52.53[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.51[min] W. long.;
    (59) 41[deg]50.17[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.63[min] W. long.;
    (60) 41[deg]46.01[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.16[min] W. long.;
    (61) 41[deg]26.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]21.78[min] W. long.;
    (62) 41[deg]15.66[min] N. lat., 124[deg]16.42[min] W. long.;
    (63) 41[deg]05.45[min] N. lat., 124[deg]16.89[min] W. long.;
    (64) 40[deg]54.55[min] N. lat., 124[deg]19.53[min] W. long.;
    (65) 40[deg]42.22[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.29[min] W. long.;
    (66) 40[deg]39.68[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.37[min] W. long.;
    (67) 40[deg]36.76[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.39[min] W. long.;
    (68) 40[deg]34.44[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.89[min] W. long.;
    (69) 40[deg]32.57[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.43[min] W. long.;
    (70) 40[deg]30.95[min] N. lat., 124[deg]33.87[min] W. long.;
    (71) 40[deg]30.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.18[min] W. long.;
    (72) 40[deg]28.90[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.59[min] W. long.;
    (73) 40[deg]24.36[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.42[min] W. long.;
    (74) 40[deg]23.66[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.35[min] W. long.;
    (75) 40[deg]22.54[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.71[min] W. long.;
    (76) 40[deg]21.52[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.86[min] W. long.;
    (77) 40[deg]21.25[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.59[min] W. long.;
    (78) 40[deg]20.63[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.47[min] W. long.;
    (79) 40[deg]19.18[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.98[min] W. long.;
    (80) 40[deg]18.42[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.77[min] W. long.;
    (81) 40[deg]18.64[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.81[min] W. long.;
    (82) 40[deg]15.31[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.28[min] W. long.;
    (83) 40[deg]15.37[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.82[min] W. long.;
    (84) 40[deg]11.91[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.68[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]48.53[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.84[min] W. long.;
    (114) 36[deg]48.91[min] N. lat., 121[deg]49.92[min] W. long.;
    (115) 36[deg]36.82[min] N. lat., 122[deg]00.66[min] W. long.;
    (116) 36[deg]32.89[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.85[min] W. long.;
    (117) 36[deg]33.10[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.56[min] W. long.;
    (118) 36[deg]31.82[min] N. lat., 121[deg]55.96[min] W. long.;
    (119) 36[deg]31.57[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.15[min] W. long.;
    (120) 36[deg]23.15[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.12[min] W. long.;
    (121) 36[deg]17.10[min] N. lat., 122[deg]00.53[min] W. long.;
    (122) 36[deg]10.41[min] N. lat., 121[deg]42.88[min] W. long.;
    (123) 36[deg]02.56[min] N. lat., 121[deg]36.37[min] W. long.;
    (124) 36[deg]01.11[min] N. lat., 121[deg]36.39[min] W. long.;
    (125) 36[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 121[deg]35.15[min] W. long.;
    (126) 35[deg]58.26[min] N. lat., 121[deg]32.88[min] W. long.;
    (127) 35[deg]40.38[min] N. lat., 121[deg]22.59[min] W. long.;

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    (128) 35[deg]27.74[min] N. lat., 121[deg]04.69[min] W. long.;
    (129) 35[deg]01.43[min] N. lat., 120[deg]48.01[min] W. long.;
    (130) 34[deg]37.98[min] N. lat., 120[deg]46.48[min] W. long.;
    (131) 34[deg]32.98[min] N. lat., 120[deg]43.34[min] W. long.;
    (132) 34[deg]27.00[min] N. lat., 120[deg]33.31[min] W. long.;
    (133) 34[deg]23.47[min] N. lat., 120[deg]24.76[min] W. long.;
    (134) 34[deg]25.78[min] N. lat., 120[deg]16.82[min] W. long.;
    (135) 34[deg]24.65[min] N. lat., 120[deg]04.83[min] W. long.;
    (136) 34[deg]23.18[min] N. lat., 119[deg]56.18[min] W. long.;
    (137) 34[deg]19.20[min] N. lat., 119[deg]41.64[min] W. long.;
    (138) 34[deg]16.82[min] N. lat., 119[deg]35.32[min] W. long.;
    (139) 34[deg]13.43[min] N. lat., 119[deg]32.29[min] W. long.;
    (140) 34[deg]05.39[min] N. lat., 119[deg]15.13[min] W. long.;
    (141) 34[deg]07.98[min] N. lat., 119[deg]13.43[min] W. long.;
    (142) 34[deg]07.64[min] N. lat., 119[deg]13.10[min] W. long.;
    (143) 34[deg]04.56[min] N. lat., 119[deg]13.73[min] W. long.;
    (144) 34[deg]03.90[min] N. lat., 119[deg]12.66[min] W. long.;
    (145) 34[deg]03.66[min] N. lat., 119[deg]06.82[min] W. long.;
    (146) 34[deg]04.58[min] N. lat., 119[deg]04.91[min] W. long.;
    (147) 34[deg]01.28[min] N. lat., 119[deg]00.21[min] W. long.;
    (148) 34[deg]00.19[min] N. lat., 119[deg]03.14[min] W. long.;
    (149) 33[deg]59.66[min] N. lat., 119[deg]03.10[min] W. long.;
    (150) 33[deg]59.54[min] N. lat., 119[deg]00.88[min] W. long.;
    (151) 34[deg]00.82[min] N. lat., 118[deg]59.03[min] W. long.;
    (152) 33[deg]59.11[min] N. lat., 118[deg]47.52[min] W. long.;
    (153) 33[deg]59.07[min] N. lat., 118[deg]36.33[min] W. long.;
    (154) 33[deg]55.06[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.86[min] W. long.;
    (155) 33[deg]53.56[min] N. lat., 118[deg]37.75[min] W. long.;
    (156) 33[deg]51.22[min] N. lat., 118[deg]36.14[min] W. long.;
    (157) 33[deg]50.48[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.16[min] W. long.;
    (158) 33[deg]51.86[min] N. lat., 118[deg]28.71[min] W. long.;
    (159) 33[deg]50.09[min] N. lat., 118[deg]27.88[min] W. long.;
    (160) 33[deg]49.95[min] N. lat., 118[deg]26.38[min] W. long.;
    (161) 33[deg]50.73[min] N. lat., 118[deg]26.17[min] W. long.;
    (162) 33[deg]49.86[min] N. lat., 118[deg]24.25[min] W. long.;
    (163) 33[deg]48.10[min] N. lat., 118[deg]26.87[min] W. long.;
    (164) 33[deg]47.54[min] N. lat., 118[deg]29.66[min] W. long.;
    (165) 33[deg]44.10[min] N. lat., 118[deg]25.25[min] W. long.;
    (166) 33[deg]41.78[min] N. lat., 118[deg]20.28[min] W. long.;
    (167) 33[deg]38.18[min] N. lat., 118[deg]15.69[min] W. long.;
    (168) 33[deg]37.50[min] N. lat., 118[deg]16.71[min] W. long.;
    (169) 33[deg]35.98[min] N. lat., 118[deg]16.54[min] W. long.;
    (170) 33[deg]34.15[min] N. lat., 118[deg]11.22[min] W. long.;
    (171) 33[deg]34.29[min] N. lat., 118[deg]08.35[min] W. long.;
    (172) 33[deg]35.53[min] N. lat., 118[deg]06.66[min] W. long.;
    (173) 33[deg]35.93[min] N. lat., 118[deg]04.78[min] W. long.;
    (174) 33[deg]34.97[min] N. lat., 118[deg]02.91[min] W. long.;
    (175) 33[deg]33.84[min] N. lat., 117[deg]59.77[min] W. long.;
    (176) 33[deg]35.33[min] N. lat., 117[deg]55.89[min] W. long.;
    (177) 33[deg]35.05[min] N. lat., 117[deg]53.72[min] W. long.;
    (178) 33[deg]31.32[min] N. lat., 117[deg]48.01[min] W. long.;
    (179) 33[deg]27.99[min] N. lat., 117[deg]45.19[min] W. long.;
    (180) 33[deg]26.93[min] N. lat., 117[deg]44.24[min] W. long.;
    (181) 33[deg]25.46[min] N. lat., 117[deg]42.06[min] W. long.;
    (182) 33[deg]18.45[min] N. lat., 117[deg]35.73[min] W. long.;
    (183) 33[deg]10.29[min] N. lat., 117[deg]25.68[min] W. long.;
    (184) 33[deg]07.47[min] N. lat., 117[deg]21.62[min] W. long.;
    (185) 33[deg]04.47[min] N. lat., 117[deg]21.24[min] W. long.;

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    (186) 32[deg]59.89[min] N. lat., 117[deg]19.11[min] W. long.;
    (187) 32[deg]57.41[min] N. lat., 117[deg]18.64[min] W. long.;
    (188) 32[deg]55.71[min] N. lat., 117[deg]18.99[min] W. long.;
    (189) 32[deg]54.43[min] N. lat., 117[deg]16.93[min] W. long.;
    (190) 32[deg]52.34[min] N. lat., 117[deg]16.73[min] W. long.;
    (191) 32[deg]52.64[min] N. lat., 117[deg]17.76[min] W. long.;
    (192) 32[deg]52.24[min] N. lat., 117[deg]19.36[min] W. long.;
    (193) 32[deg]47.06[min] N. lat., 117[deg]21.92[min] W. long.;
    (194) 32[deg]41.93[min] N. lat., 117[deg]19.68[min] W. long.; and
    (195) 32[deg]33.59[min] N. lat., 117[deg]17.89[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.;
    (4) 48[deg]30.31[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.73[min] W. long.; and
    (5) 48[deg]30.15[min] N. lat., 124[deg]56.12[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.;

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    (4) 48[deg]22.42[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.84[min] W. long.;
    (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]10.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]56.72[min] W. long.;
    (12) 48[deg]06.90[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.72[min] W. long.;
    (13) 48[deg]02.23[min] N. lat., 125[deg]00.20[min] W. long.;
    (14) 48[deg]00.87[min] N. lat., 125[deg]00.37[min] W. long.;
    (15) 47[deg]56.30[min] N. lat., 124[deg]59.51[min] W. long.;
    (16) 47[deg]46.84[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.34[min] W. long.;
    (17) 47[deg]36.49[min] N. lat., 124[deg]50.93[min] W. long.;
    (18) 47[deg]32.01[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.45[min] W. long.;
    (19) 47[deg]27.19[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.47[min] W. long.;
    (20) 47[deg]21.76[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.29[min] W. long.;
    (21) 47[deg]17.82[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.12[min] W. long.;
    (22) 47[deg]08.87[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.10[min] W. long.;
    (23) 47[deg]03.16[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.61[min] W. long.;
    (24) 46[deg]49.70[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.80[min] W. long.;
    (25) 46[deg]42.91[min] N. lat., 124[deg]33.20[min] W. long.;
    (26) 46[deg]39.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.59[min] W. long.;
    (27) 46[deg]38.17[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.70[min] W. long.;
    (28) 46[deg]32.47[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.34[min] W. long.;
    (29) 46[deg]23.69[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.41[min] W. long.;
    (30) 46[deg]20.84[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.24[min] W. long.;
    (31) 46[deg]16.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]19.10[min] W. long.;
    (32) 46[deg]15.97[min] N. lat., 124[deg]18.80[min] W. long.;
    (33) 46[deg]11.23[min] N. lat., 124[deg]19.96[min] W. long.;
    (34) 46[deg]02.51[min] N. lat., 124[deg]19.84[min] W. long.;
    (35) 45[deg]59.05[min] N. lat., 124[deg]16.52[min] W. long.;
    (36) 45[deg]50.99[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.83[min] W. long.;
    (37) 45[deg]46.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]11.58[min] W. long.;
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    (40) 45[deg]30.90[min] N. lat., 124[deg]10.94[min] W. long.;
    (41) 45[deg]21.20[min] N. lat., 124[deg]09.12[min] W. long.;
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    (46) 44[deg]44.63[min] N. lat., 124[deg]20.07[min] W. long.;
    (47) 44[deg]39.23[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.09[min] W. long.;
    (48) 44[deg]30.61[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.66[min] W. long.;
    (49) 44[deg]26.20[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.87[min] W. long.;
    (50) 44[deg]23.65[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.07[min] W. long.;
    (51) 44[deg]20.30[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.72[min] W. long.;
    (52) 44[deg]13.52[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.45[min] W. long.;
    (53) 44[deg]10.97[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.78[min] W. long.;
    (54) 44[deg]08.71[min] N. lat., 124[deg]33.54[min] W. long.;
    (55) 44[deg]04.91[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.55[min] W. long.;
    (56) 43[deg]57.49[min] N. lat., 124[deg]20.05[min] W. long.;
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    (58) 43[deg]41.69[min] N. lat., 124[deg]21.94[min] W. long.;
    (59) 43[deg]35.51[min] N. lat., 124[deg]21.51[min] W. long.;
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    (61) 43[deg]20.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.26[min] W. long.;
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    (63) 43[deg]12.73[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.68[min] W. long.;
    (64) 43[deg]08.08[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.10[min] W. long.;
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    (66) 42[deg]53.99[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.03[min] W. long.;
    (67) 42[deg]50.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.09[min] W. long.;
    (68) 42[deg]46.66[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.13[min] W. long.;
    (69) 42[deg]41.74[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.46[min] W. long.;
    (70) 42[deg]40.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.39[min] W. long.;
    (71) 42[deg]37.42[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.22[min] W. long.;
    (72) 42[deg]27.35[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.91[min] W. long.;
    (73) 42[deg]23.94[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.29[min] W. long.;
    (74) 42[deg]17.72[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.10[min] W. long.;
    (75) 42[deg]10.36[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.11[min] W. long.;
    (76) 42[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.00[min] W. long.;
    (77) 41[deg]54.87[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.50[min] W. long.;
    (78) 41[deg]45.80[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.89[min] W. long.;
    (79) 41[deg]34.40[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.03[min] W. long.;
    (80) 41[deg]28.33[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.46[min] W. long.;
    (81) 41[deg]15.80[min] N. lat., 124[deg]18.90[min] W. long.;
    (82) 41[deg]09.77[min] N. lat., 124[deg]17.99[min] W. long.;
    (83) 41[deg]02.26[min] N. lat., 124[deg]18.71[min] W. long.;
    (84) 40[deg]53.54[min] N. lat., 124[deg]21.18[min] W. long.;
    (85) 40[deg]49.93[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.02[min] W. long.;
    (86) 40[deg]43.15[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.74[min] W. long.;
    (87) 40[deg]40.19[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.07[min] W. long.;
    (88) 40[deg]36.77[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.61[min] W. long.;
    (89) 40[deg]34.13[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.39[min] W. long.;
    (90) 40[deg]33.15[min] N. lat., 124[deg]33.46[min] W. long.;
    (91) 40[deg]30.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.84[min] W. long.;
    (92) 40[deg]24.72[min] N. lat., 124[deg]33.06[min] W. long.;
    (93) 40[deg]23.91[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.28[min] W. long.;
    (94) 40[deg]23.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.35[min] W. long.;
    (95) 40[deg]22.53[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.72[min] W. long.;
    (96) 40[deg]21.51[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.86[min] W. long.;
    (97) 40[deg]21.02[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.70[min] W. long.;
    (98) 40[deg]19.75[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.06[min] W. long.;
    (99) 40[deg]18.23[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.30[min] W. long.;
    (100) 40[deg]18.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.86[min] W. long.;
    (101) 40[deg]15.43[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.37[min] W. long.;
    (102) 40[deg]15.55[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.16[min] W. long.;
    (103) 40[deg]11.27[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.56[min] W. long.;
    (104) 40[deg]10.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]19.97[min] W. long.;
    (105) 40[deg]09.20[min] N. lat., 124[deg]15.81[min] W. long.;
    (106) 40[deg]07.51[min] N. lat., 124[deg]15.29[min] W. long.;
    (107) 40[deg]05.22[min] N. lat., 124[deg]10.06[min] W. long.;
    (108) 40[deg]06.51[min] N. lat., 124[deg]08.01[min] W. long.;
    (109) 40[deg]00.72[min] N. lat., 124[deg]08.45[min] W. long.;
    (110) 39[deg]56.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]07.12[min] W. long.;

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    (111) 39[deg]52.58[min] N. lat., 124[deg]03.57[min] W. long.;
    (112) 39[deg]50.65[min] N. lat., 123[deg]57.98[min] W. long.;
    (113) 39[deg]40.16[min] N. lat., 123[deg]52.41[min] W. long.;
    (114) 39[deg]30.12[min] N. lat., 123[deg]52.92[min] W. long.;
    (115) 39[deg]24.53[min] N. lat., 123[deg]55.16[min] W. long.;
    (116) 39[deg]11.58[min] N. lat., 123[deg]50.93[min] W. long.;
    (117) 38[deg]57.50[min] N. lat., 123[deg]51.14[min] W. long.;
    (118) 38[deg]55.13[min] N. lat., 123[deg]51.14[min] W. long.;
    (119) 38[deg]28.58[min] N. lat., 123[deg]22.84[min] W. long.;
    (120) 38[deg]08.57[min] N. lat., 123[deg]14.74[min] W. long.;
    (121) 38[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 123[deg]15.61[min] W. long.;
    (122) 37[deg]56.98[min] N. lat., 123[deg]21.82[min] W. long.;
    (123) 37[deg]49.65[min] N. lat., 123[deg]17.48[min] W. long.;
    (124) 37[deg]36.41[min] N. lat., 122[deg]58.09[min] W. long.;
    (125) 37[deg]11.00[min] N. lat., 122[deg]40.22[min] W. long.;
    (126) 37[deg]07.00[min] N. lat., 122[deg]37.64[min] W. long.;
    (127) 37[deg]02.08[min] N. lat., 122[deg]25.49[min] W. long.;
    (128) 36[deg]48.20[min] N. lat., 122[deg]03.32[min] W. long.;
    (129) 36[deg]51.46[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.54[min] W. long.;
    (130) 36[deg]48.13[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.16[min] W. long.;
    (131) 36[deg]48.84[min] N. lat., 121[deg]50.06[min] W. long.;
    (132) 36[deg]45.38[min] N. lat., 121[deg]53.56[min] W. long.;
    (133) 36[deg]45.13[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.06[min] W. long.;
    (134) 36[deg]36.86[min] N. lat., 122[deg]00.81[min] W. long.;
    (135) 36[deg]32.77[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.90[min] W. long.;
    (136) 36[deg]33.03[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.63[min] W. long.;
    (137) 36[deg]31.87[min] N. lat., 121[deg]56.10[min] W. long.;
    (138) 36[deg]31.59[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.27[min] W. long.;
    (139) 36[deg]23.26[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.70[min] W. long.;
    (140) 36[deg]17.30[min] N. lat., 122[deg]01.55[min] W. long.;
    (141) 36[deg]10.42[min] N. lat., 121[deg]42.90[min] W. long.;
    (142) 36[deg]02.55[min] N. lat., 121[deg]36.35[min] W. long.;
    (143) 36[deg]01.09[min] N. lat., 121[deg]36.41[min] W. long.;
    (144) 36[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 121[deg]35.34[min] W. long.;
    (145) 35[deg]58.25[min] N. lat., 121[deg]32.88[min] W. long.;
    (146) 35[deg]40.38[min] N. lat., 121[deg]22.59[min] W. long.;
    (147) 35[deg]26.31[min] N. lat., 121[deg]03.73[min] W. long.;
    (148) 35[deg]01.36[min] N. lat., 120[deg]49.02[min] W. long.;
    (149) 34[deg]39.52[min] N. lat., 120[deg]48.72[min] W. long.;
    (150) 34[deg]31.26[min] N. lat., 120[deg]44.12[min] W. long.;
    (151) 34[deg]27.00[min] N. lat., 120[deg]36.00[min] W. long.;
    (152) 34[deg]23.00[min] N. lat., 120[deg]25.32[min] W. long.;
    (153) 34[deg]25.65[min] N. lat., 120[deg]17.20[min] W. long.;
    (154) 34[deg]23.18[min] N. lat., 119[deg]56.17[min] W. long.;
    (155) 34[deg]18.73[min] N. lat., 119[deg]41.89[min] W. long.;
    (156) 34[deg]11.18[min] N. lat., 119[deg]31.21[min] W. long.;
    (157) 34[deg]10.01[min] N. lat., 119[deg]25.84[min] W. long.;
    (158) 34[deg]03.88[min] N. lat., 119[deg]12.46[min] W. long.;
    (159) 34[deg]03.58[min] N. lat., 119[deg]06.71[min] W. long.;
    (160) 34[deg]04.52[min] N. lat., 119[deg]04.89[min] W. long.;
    (161) 34[deg]01.28[min] N. lat., 119[deg]00.27[min] W. long.;
    (162) 34[deg]00.20[min] N. lat., 119[deg]03.18[min] W. long.;
    (163) 33[deg]59.60[min] N. lat., 119[deg]03.14[min] W. long.;
    (164) 33[deg]59.45[min] N. lat., 119[deg]00.87[min] W. long.;
    (165) 34[deg]00.71[min] N. lat., 118[deg]59.07[min] W. long.;
    (166) 33[deg]59.05[min] N. lat., 118[deg]47.34[min] W. long.;
    (167) 33[deg]58.86[min] N. lat., 118[deg]36.24[min] W. long.;
    (168) 33[deg]55.05[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.85[min] W. long.;

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    (169) 33[deg]53.63[min] N. lat., 118[deg]37.88[min] W. long.;
    (170) 33[deg]51.22[min] N. lat., 118[deg]36.13[min] W. long.;
    (171) 33[deg]50.19[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.19[min] W. long.;
    (172) 33[deg]51.28[min] N. lat., 118[deg]29.12[min] W. long.;
    (173) 33[deg]49.89[min] N. lat., 118[deg]28.04[min] W. long.;
    (174) 33[deg]49.95[min] N. lat., 118[deg]26.38[min] W. long.;
    (175) 33[deg]50.73[min] N. lat., 118[deg]26.16[min] W. long.;
    (176) 33[deg]50.06[min] N. lat., 118[deg]24.79[min] W. long.;
    (177) 33[deg]48.48[min] N. lat., 118[deg]26.86[min] W. long.;
    (178) 33[deg]47.75[min] N. lat., 118[deg]30.21[min] W. long.;
    (179) 33[deg]44.10[min] N. lat., 118[deg]25.25[min] W. long.;
    (180) 33[deg]41.77[min] N. lat., 118[deg]20.32[min] W. long.;
    (181) 33[deg]38.17[min] N. lat., 118[deg]15.69[min] W. long.;
    (182) 33[deg]37.48[min] N. lat., 118[deg]16.72[min] W. long.;
    (183) 33[deg]35.80[min] N. lat., 118[deg]16.65[min] W. long.;
    (184) 33[deg]33.92[min] N. lat., 118[deg]11.36[min] W. long.;
    (185) 33[deg]34.09[min] N. lat., 118[deg]08.15[min] W. long.;
    (186) 33[deg]35.73[min] N. lat., 118[deg]05.01[min] W. long.;
    (187) 33[deg]33.75[min] N. lat., 117[deg]59.82[min] W. long.;
    (188) 33[deg]35.25[min] N. lat., 117[deg]55.89[min] W. long.;
    (189) 33[deg]35.03[min] N. lat., 117[deg]53.80[min] W. long.;
    (190) 33[deg]31.37[min] N. lat., 117[deg]48.15[min] W. long.;
    (191) 33[deg]27.49[min] N. lat., 117[deg]44.85[min] W. long.;
    (192) 33[deg]16.63[min] N. lat., 117[deg]34.01[min] W. long.;
    (193) 33[deg]07.21[min] N. lat., 117[deg]21.96[min] W. long.;
    (194) 33[deg]03.35[min] N. lat., 117[deg]21.22[min] W. long.;
    (195) 33[deg]02.14[min] N. lat., 117[deg]20.26[min] W. long.;
    (196) 32[deg]59.87[min] N. lat., 117[deg]19.16[min] W. long.;
    (197) 32[deg]57.39[min] N. lat., 117[deg]18.72[min] W. long.;
    (198) 32[deg]56.11[min] N. lat., 117[deg]18.41[min] W. long.;
    (199) 32[deg]55.31[min] N. lat., 117[deg]18.80[min] W. long.;
    (200) 32[deg]54.38[min] N. lat., 117[deg]17.09[min] W. long.;
    (201) 32[deg]52.81[min] N. lat., 117[deg]16.94[min] W. long.;
    (202) 32[deg]52.56[min] N. lat., 117[deg]19.30[min] W. long.;
    (203) 32[deg]50.86[min] N. lat., 117[deg]20.98[min] W. long.;
    (204) 32[deg]46.96[min] N. lat., 117[deg]22.69[min] W. long.;
    (205) 32[deg]45.58[min] N. lat., 117[deg]22.38[min] W. long.;
    (206) 32[deg]44.98[min] N. lat., 117[deg]21.87[min] W. long.;
    (207) 32[deg]43.52[min] N. lat., 117[deg]19.32[min] W. long.;
    (208) 32[deg]41.52[min] N. lat., 117[deg]20.12[min] W. long.;
    (209) 32[deg]37.00[min] N. lat., 117[deg]20.10[min] W. long.;
    (210) 32[deg]34.76[min] N. lat., 117[deg]18.77[min] W. long.; and
    (211) 32[deg]33.70[min] N. lat., 117[deg]18.46[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]09.83[min] N. lat., 120[deg]25.61[min] W. long.;
    (2) 34[deg]07.03[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]07.90[min] N. lat., 119[deg]55.12[min] W. long.;
    (5) 34[deg]05.07[min] N. lat., 119[deg]37.33[min] W. long.;
    (6) 34[deg]05.04[min] N. lat., 119[deg]32.80[min] W. long.;
    (7) 34[deg]04.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]26.70[min] W. long.;
    (8) 34[deg]02.27[min] N. lat., 119[deg]18.73[min] W. long.;
    (9) 34[deg]00.98[min] N. lat., 119[deg]19.10[min] W. long.;
    (10) 33[deg]59.44[min] N. lat., 119[deg]21.89[min] W. long.;
    (11) 33[deg]58.70[min] N. lat., 119[deg]32.22[min] W. long.;
    (12) 33[deg]57.81[min] N. lat., 119[deg]33.72[min] W. long.;
    (13) 33[deg]57.65[min] N. lat., 119[deg]35.94[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]55.65[min] W. long.;
    (18) 33[deg]57.73[min] N. lat., 119[deg]55.06[min] W. long.;
    (19) 33[deg]56.48[min] N. lat., 119[deg]53.80[min] W. long.;
    (20) 33[deg]49.29[min] N. lat., 119[deg]55.76[min] W. long.;
    (21) 33[deg]48.11[min] N. lat., 119[deg]59.72[min] W. long.;
    (22) 33[deg]49.14[min] N. lat., 120[deg]03.58[min] W. long.;
    (23) 33[deg]52.95[min] N. lat., 120[deg]10.00[min] W. long.;
    (24) 33[deg]56.00[min] N. lat., 120[deg]17.00[min] W. long.;
    (25) 34[deg]00.12[min] N. lat., 120[deg]28.12[min] W. long.;
    (26) 34[deg]08.23[min] N. lat., 120[deg]36.25[min] W. long.;

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    (27) 34[deg]08.80[min] N. lat., 120[deg]34.58[min] W. long.; and
    (28) 34[deg]09.83[min] N. lat., 120[deg]25.61[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]04.44[min] N. lat., 118[deg]37.61[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]03.49[min] N. lat., 118[deg]38.81[min] W. long.; and
    (14) 33[deg]04.44[min] N. lat., 118[deg]37.61[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]38.17[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]26.30[min] N. lat., 118[deg]25.38[min] W. long.;
    (6) 33[deg]25.35[min] N. lat., 118[deg]22.83[min] W. long.;
    (7) 33[deg]22.60[min] N. lat., 118[deg]18.82[min] W. long.;
    (8) 33[deg]19.49[min] N. lat., 118[deg]16.91[min] W. long.;
    (9) 33[deg]17.13[min] N. lat., 118[deg]16.58[min] W. long.;
    (10) 33[deg]16.65[min] N. lat., 118[deg]17.71[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]32.34[min] W. long.;
    (13) 33[deg]21.82[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.08[min] W. long.;
    (14) 33[deg]23.15[min] N. lat., 118[deg]29.89[min] W. long.;
    (15) 33[deg]24.99[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.25[min] W. long.;
    (16) 33[deg]25.73[min] N. lat., 118[deg]34.88[min] W. long.; and
    (17) 33[deg]28.15[min] N. lat., 118[deg]38.17[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.;
    (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]21.77[min] N. lat., 125[deg]02.59[min] W. long.;
    (12) 48[deg]23.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]59.30[min] W. long.;
    (13) 48[deg]23.90[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.37[min] W. long.;
    (14) 48[deg]23.05[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.80[min] W. long.;
    (15) 48[deg]17.10[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.82[min] W. long.;
    (16) 48[deg]05.10[min] N. lat., 124[deg]59.40[min] W. long.;
    (17) 48[deg]04.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]02.00[min] W. long.;
    (18) 48[deg]04.70[min] N. lat., 125[deg]04.08[min] W. long.;
    (19) 48[deg]05.20[min] N. lat., 125[deg]04.90[min] W. long.;
    (20) 48[deg]06.25[min] N. lat., 125[deg]06.40[min] W. long.;
    (21) 48[deg]05.91[min] N. lat., 125[deg]08.30[min] W. long.;
    (22) 48[deg]07.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]09.80[min] W. long.;
    (23) 48[deg]06.93[min] N. lat., 125[deg]11.48[min] W. long.;
    (24) 48[deg]04.98[min] N. lat., 125[deg]10.02[min] W. long.;
    (25) 47[deg]54.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]04.98[min] W. long.;
    (26) 47[deg]44.52[min] N. lat., 125[deg]00.00[min] W. long.;
    (27) 47[deg]42.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.98[min] W. long.;
    (28) 47[deg]35.52[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.50[min] W. long.;
    (29) 47[deg]22.02[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.40[min] W. long.;
    (30) 47[deg]16.98[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.48[min] W. long.;
    (31) 47[deg]10.98[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.48[min] W. long.;
    (32) 47[deg]04.98[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.02[min] W. long.;
    (33) 46[deg]57.98[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.50[min] W. long.;
    (34) 46[deg]54.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.00[min] W. long.;
    (35) 46[deg]48.48[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.52[min] W. long.;
    (36) 46[deg]40.02[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.00[min] W. long.;
    (37) 46[deg]38.17[min] N. lat., 124[deg]33.20[min] W. long.;
    (38) 46[deg]34.09[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.03[min] W. long.;
    (39) 46[deg]24.64[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.33[min] W. long.;
    (40) 46[deg]19.98[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.00[min] W. long.;
    (41) 46[deg]18.14[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.26[min] W. long.;
    (42) 46[deg]18.72[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.68[min] W. long.;
    (43) 46[deg]16.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]19.49[min] W. long.;
    (44) 46[deg]14.63[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.54[min] W. long.;
    (45) 46[deg]11.08[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.74[min] W. long.;
    (46) 46[deg]04.28[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.49[min] W. long.;
    (47) 45[deg]55.97[min] N. lat., 124[deg]19.95[min] W. long.;
    (48) 45[deg]46.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]16.41[min] W. long.;
    (49) 45[deg]44.97[min] N. lat., 124[deg]15.95[min] W. long.;
    (50) 45[deg]43.14[min] N. lat., 124[deg]21.86[min] W. long.;
    (51) 45[deg]34.45[min] N. lat., 124[deg]14.44[min] W. long.;
    (52) 45[deg]20.25[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.23[min] W. long.;
    (53) 45[deg]15.49[min] N. lat., 124[deg]11.49[min] W. long.;
    (54) 45[deg]03.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]13.75[min] W. long.;
    (55) 44[deg]57.31[min] N. lat., 124[deg]15.03[min] W. long.;
    (56) 44[deg]43.90[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.88[min] W. long.;
    (57) 44[deg]28.64[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.67[min] W. long.;
    (58) 44[deg]25.31[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.08[min] W. long.;
    (59) 44[deg]16.28[min] N. lat., 124[deg]47.86[min] W. long.;
    (60) 44[deg]13.47[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.08[min] W. long.;
    (61) 44[deg]02.88[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.96[min] W. long.;
    (62) 44[deg]00.14[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.25[min] W. long.;
    (63) 43[deg]57.68[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.48[min] W. long.;
    (64) 43[deg]56.66[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.45[min] W. long.;
    (65) 43[deg]57.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.23[min] W. long.;
    (66) 44[deg]01.79[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.00[min] W. long.;

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    (68) 43[deg]58.15[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.39[min] W. long.;
    (69) 43[deg]53.25[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.39[min] W. long.;
    (70) 43[deg]35.56[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.17[min] W. long.;
    (71) 43[deg]21.84[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.07[min] W. long.;
    (72) 43[deg]20.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.49[min] W. long.;
    (73) 43[deg]19.73[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.87[min] W. long.;
    (74) 43[deg]09.38[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.29[min] W. long.;
    (75) 43[deg]07.11[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.66[min] W. long.;
    (76) 42[deg]56.27[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.28[min] W. long.;
    (77) 42[deg]50.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.30[min] W. long.;
    (78) 42[deg]45.01[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.50[min] W. long.;
    (79) 42[deg]40.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.46[min] W. long.;
    (80) 42[deg]39.71[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.11[min] W. long.;
    (81) 42[deg]32.87[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.13[min] W. long.;
    (82) 42[deg]32.30[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.04[min] W. long.;
    (83) 42[deg]26.96[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.30[min] W. long.;
    (84) 42[deg]24.11[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.16[min] W. long.;
    (85) 42[deg]21.10[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.46[min] W. long.;
    (86) 42[deg]14.72[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.30[min] W. long.;
    (87) 42[deg]13.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.29[min] W. long.;
    (88) 42[deg]09.25[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.04[min] W. long.;
    (89) 42[deg]01.88[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.71[min] W. long.;
    (90) 42[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.02[min] W. long.;
    (91) 41[deg]46.18[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.60[min] W. long.;
    (92) 41[deg]29.22[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.04[min] W. long.;
    (93) 41[deg]09.62[min] N. lat., 124[deg]19.75[min] W. long.;
    (94) 40[deg]50.71[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.80[min] W. long.;
    (95) 40[deg]43.35[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.30[min] W. long.;
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    (97) 40[deg]37.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.68[min] W. long.;
    (98) 40[deg]34.42[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.65[min] W. long.;
    (99) 40[deg]34.74[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.61[min] W. long.;
    (100) 40[deg]31.70[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.13[min] W. long.;
    (101) 40[deg]30.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.50[min] W. long.;
    (102) 40[deg]25.03[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.77[min] W. long.;
    (103) 40[deg]23.58[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.49[min] W. long.;
    (104) 40[deg]23.64[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.35[min] W. long.;
    (105) 40[deg]22.53[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.76[min] W. long.;
    (106) 40[deg]21.46[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.86[min] W. long.;
    (107) 40[deg]21.74[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.63[min] W. long.;
    (108) 40[deg]19.76[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.15[min] W. long.;
    (109) 40[deg]18.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.38[min] W. long.;
    (110) 40[deg]18.54[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.94[min] W. long.;
    (111) 40[deg]15.55[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.75[min] W. long.;
    (112) 40[deg]16.06[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.48[min] W. long.;
    (113) 40[deg]15.75[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.69[min] W. long.;
    (114) 40[deg]10.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]21.28[min] W. long.;
    (115) 40[deg]08.37[min] N. lat., 124[deg]17.99[min] W. long.;
    (116) 40[deg]09.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]15.77[min] W. long.;
    (117) 40[deg]06.93[min] N. lat., 124[deg]16.49[min] W. long.;
    (118) 40[deg]03.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]11.60[min] W. long.;
    (119) 40[deg]06.20[min] N. lat., 124[deg]08.23[min] W. long.;
    (120) 40[deg]00.94[min] N. lat., 124[deg]08.57[min] W. long.;
    (121) 40[deg]00.01[min] N. lat., 124[deg]09.84[min] W. long.;
    (122) 39[deg]57.75[min] N. lat., 124[deg]09.53[min] W. long.;
    (123) 39[deg]55.56[min] N. lat., 124[deg]07.67[min] W. long.;
    (124) 39[deg]52.21[min] N. lat., 124[deg]05.54[min] W. long.;
    (125) 39[deg]48.07[min] N. lat., 123[deg]57.48[min] W. long.;
    (126) 39[deg]41.60[min] N. lat., 123[deg]55.12[min] W. long.;
    (127) 39[deg]30.39[min] N. lat., 123[deg]55.03[min] W. long.;
    (128) 39[deg]29.48[min] N. lat., 123[deg]56.12[min] W. long.;
    (129) 39[deg]13.76[min] N. lat., 123[deg]54.65[min] W. long.;
    (130) 39[deg]05.21[min] N. lat., 123[deg]55.38[min] W. long.;
    (131) 38[deg]57.50[min] N. lat., 123[deg]54.50[min] W. long.;
    (132) 38[deg]55.90[min] N. lat., 123[deg]54.35[min] W. long.;
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    (134) 38[deg]28.82[min] N. lat., 123[deg]27.44[min] W. long.;
    (135) 38[deg]09.70[min] N. lat., 123[deg]18.66[min] W. long.;
    (136) 38[deg]01.81[min] N. lat., 123[deg]19.22[min] W. long.;
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    (138) 37[deg]57.70[min] N. lat., 123[deg]25.98[min] W. long.;
    (139) 37[deg]56.73[min] N. lat., 123[deg]25.22[min] W. long.;
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    (143) 37[deg]46.01[min] N. lat., 123[deg]12.28[min] W. long.;
    (144) 37[deg]35.67[min] N. lat., 123[deg]00.33[min] W. long.;
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    (153) 37[deg]00.64[min] N. lat., 122[deg]33.26[min] W. long.;
    (154) 36[deg]59.15[min] N. lat., 122[deg]27.84[min] W. long.;
    (155) 37[deg]1.41[min] N. lat., 122[deg]24.41[min] W. long.;
    (156) 36[deg]58.75[min] N. lat., 122[deg]23.81[min] W. long.;
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    (234) 33[deg]34.98[min] N. lat., 117[deg]55.66[min] W. long.;
    (235) 33[deg]34.84[min] N. lat., 117[deg]53.83[min] W. long.;
    (236) 33[deg]31.43[min] N. lat., 117[deg]48.76[min] W. long.;
    (237) 33[deg]16.61[min] N. lat., 117[deg]34.49[min] W. long.;
    (238) 33[deg]07.43[min] N. lat., 117[deg]22.40[min] W. long.;
    (239) 33[deg]02.93[min] N. lat., 117[deg]21.12[min] W. long.;
    (240) 33[deg]02.09[min] N. lat., 117[deg]20.28[min] W. long.;
    (241) 32[deg]59.91[min] N. lat., 117[deg]19.28[min] W. long.;
    (242) 32[deg]57.27[min] N. lat., 117[deg]18.82[min] W. long.;
    (243) 32[deg]56.17[min] N. lat., 117[deg]19.43[min] W. long.;
    (244) 32[deg]55.22[min] N. lat., 117[deg]19.09[min] W. long.;
    (245) 32[deg]54.30[min] N. lat., 117[deg]17.13[min] W. long.;
    (246) 32[deg]52.89[min] N. lat., 117[deg]17.03[min] W. long.;
    (247) 32[deg]52.61[min] N. lat., 117[deg]19.50[min] W. long.;
    (248) 32[deg]50.85[min] N. lat., 117[deg]21.14[min] W. long.;
    (249) 32[deg]47.11[min] N. lat., 117[deg]22.95[min] W. long.;
    (250) 32[deg]45.66[min] N. lat., 117[deg]22.60[min] W. long.;
    (251) 32[deg]42.99[min] N. lat., 117[deg]20.70[min] W. long.;
    (252) 32[deg]40.72[min] N. lat., 117[deg]20.23[min] W. long.;
    (253) 32[deg]38.11[min] N. lat., 117[deg]20.59[min] W. long.; and
    (254) 32[deg]33.83[min] N. lat., 117[deg]19.18[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]10.82[min] N. lat., 120[deg]33.26[min] W. long.;
    (2) 34[deg]11.78[min] N. lat., 120[deg]28.12[min] W. long.;
    (3) 34[deg]08.65[min] N. lat., 120[deg]18.46[min] W. long.;
    (4) 34[deg]07.01[min] N. lat., 120[deg]10.46[min] W. long.;

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    (5) 34[deg]06.56[min] N. lat., 120[deg]04.00[min] W. long.;
    (6) 34[deg]08.11[min] N. lat., 119[deg]55.01[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]02.32[min] N. lat., 119[deg]18.46[min] W. long.;
    (12) 34[deg]00.95[min] N. lat., 119[deg]18.95[min] W. long.;
    (13) 33[deg]59.40[min] N. lat., 119[deg]21.74[min] W. long.;
    (14) 33[deg]58.70[min] N. lat., 119[deg]32.21[min] W. long.;
    (15) 33[deg]56.12[min] N. lat., 119[deg]41.10[min] W. long.;
    (16) 33[deg]55.74[min] N. lat., 119[deg]48.00[min] W. long.;
    (17) 33[deg]56.91[min] N. lat., 119[deg]52.04[min] W. long.;
    (18) 33[deg]59.06[min] N. lat., 119[deg]55.38[min] W. long.;
    (19) 33[deg]57.82[min] N. lat., 119[deg]54.99[min] W. long.;
    (20) 33[deg]56.58[min] N. lat., 119[deg]53.75[min] W. long.;
    (21) 33[deg]54.43[min] N. lat., 119[deg]54.07[min] W. long.;
    (22) 33[deg]52.67[min] N. lat., 119[deg]54.78[min] W. long.;
    (23) 33[deg]48.33[min] N. lat., 119[deg]55.09[min] W. long.;
    (24) 33[deg]47.28[min] N. lat., 119[deg]57.30[min] W. long.;
    (25) 33[deg]47.36[min] N. lat., 120[deg]00.39[min] W. long.;
    (26) 33[deg]49.16[min] N. lat., 120[deg]05.06[min] W. long.;
    (27) 33[deg]52.00[min] N. lat., 120[deg]08.15[min] W. long.;
    (28) 33[deg]58.11[min] N. lat., 120[deg]25.59[min] W. long.;
    (29) 34[deg]02.15[min] N. lat., 120[deg]32.70[min] W. long.;
    (30) 34[deg]08.86[min] N. lat., 120[deg]37.12[min] W. long.; and
    (31) 34[deg]10.82[min] N. lat., 120[deg]33.26[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]26.33[min] N. lat., 118[deg]25.37[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]32.35[min] W. long.;
    (13) 33[deg]21.82[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.09[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]27.57[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; 71 
FR 78672, Dec. 29, 2006; 74 FR 9898, Mar. 6, 2009]



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.;

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    (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) 48[deg]02.35[min] N. lat., 125[deg]17.30[min] W. long.;
    (36) 48[deg]02.35[min] N. lat., 125[deg]18.07[min] W. long.;
    (37) 48[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]19.30[min] W. long.;
    (38) 47[deg]59.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]18.88[min] W. long.;
    (39) 47[deg]58.68[min] N. lat., 125[deg]16.19[min] W. long.;
    (40) 47[deg]56.62[min] N. lat., 125[deg]13.50[min] W. long.;
    (41) 47[deg]53.71[min] N. lat., 125[deg]11.96[min] W. long.;
    (42) 47[deg]51.70[min] N. lat., 125[deg]09.38[min] W. long.;
    (43) 47[deg]49.95[min] N. lat., 125[deg]06.07[min] W. long.;
    (44) 47[deg]49.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]03.00[min] W. long.;
    (45) 47[deg]46.95[min] N. lat., 125[deg]04.00[min] W. long.;
    (46) 47[deg]46.58[min] N. lat., 125[deg]03.15[min] W. long.;
    (47) 47[deg]44.07[min] N. lat., 125[deg]04.28[min] W. long.;
    (48) 47[deg]43.32[min] N. lat., 125[deg]04.41[min] W. long.;
    (49) 47[deg]40.95[min] N. lat., 125[deg]04.14[min] W. long.;
    (50) 47[deg]39.58[min] N. lat., 125[deg]04.97[min] W. long.;
    (51) 47[deg]36.23[min] N. lat., 125[deg]02.77[min] W. long.;
    (52) 47[deg]34.28[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.66[min] W. long.;
    (53) 47[deg]32.17[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.77[min] W. long.;
    (54) 47[deg]30.27[min] N. lat., 124[deg]56.16[min] W. long.;
    (55) 47[deg]30.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.80[min] W. long.;
    (56) 47[deg]29.26[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.21[min] W. long.;
    (57) 47[deg]28.21[min] N. lat., 124[deg]50.65[min] W. long.;
    (58) 47[deg]27.38[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.34[min] W. long.;
    (59) 47[deg]25.61[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.26[min] W. long.;
    (60) 47[deg]23.54[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.42[min] W. long.;
    (61) 47[deg]20.64[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.91[min] W. long.;
    (62) 47[deg]17.99[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.59[min] W. long.;
    (63) 47[deg]18.20[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.12[min] W. long.;
    (64) 47[deg]15.01[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.09[min] W. long.;
    (65) 47[deg]12.61[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.89[min] W. long.;
    (66) 47[deg]08.22[min] N. lat., 124[deg]56.53[min] W. long.;
    (67) 47[deg]08.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.74[min] W. long.;
    (68) 47[deg]01.92[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.95[min] W. long.;
    (69) 47[deg]01.08[min] N. lat., 124[deg]59.22[min] W. long.;
    (70) 46[deg]58.48[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.81[min] W. long.;
    (71) 46[deg]56.79[min] N. lat., 124[deg]56.03[min] W. long.;
    (72) 46[deg]58.01[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.09[min] W. long.;
    (73) 46[deg]55.07[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.14[min] W. long.;
    (74) 46[deg]59.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.79[min] W. long.;
    (75) 46[deg]58.72[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.78[min] W. long.;
    (76) 46[deg]54.45[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.36[min] W. long.;
    (77) 46[deg]53.99[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.95[min] W. long.;
    (78) 46[deg]54.38[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.73[min] W. long.;
    (79) 46[deg]52.38[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.02[min] W. long.;
    (80) 46[deg]48.93[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.17[min] W. long.;
    (81) 46[deg]41.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.00[min] W. long.;
    (82) 46[deg]34.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.50[min] W. long.;
    (83) 46[deg]29.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.00[min] W. long.;
    (84) 46[deg]20.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.50[min] W. long.;
    (85) 46[deg]18.40[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.70[min] W. long.;
    (86) 46[deg]18.03[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.46[min] W. long.;
    (87) 46[deg]17.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.50[min] W. long.;
    (88) 46[deg]16.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]20.62[min] W. long.;
    (89) 46[deg]13.52[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.49[min] W. long.;
    (90) 46[deg]12.17[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.74[min] W. long.;
    (91) 46[deg]10.63[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.96[min] W. long.;
    (92) 46[deg]09.29[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.01[min] W. long.;
    (93) 46[deg]02.40[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.37[min] W. long.;
    (94) 45[deg]56.45[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.00[min] W. long.;
    (95) 45[deg]51.92[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.50[min] W. long.;
    (96) 45[deg]47.20[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.58[min] W. long.;
    (97) 45[deg]46.40[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.36[min] W. long.;
    (98) 45[deg]46.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.10[min] W. long.;
    (99) 45[deg]41.75[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.12[min] W. long.;
    (100) 45[deg]36.95[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.47[min] W. long.;
    (101) 45[deg]31.84[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.04[min] W. long.;
    (102) 45[deg]27.10[min] N. lat., 124[deg]21.74[min] W. long.;
    (103) 45[deg]20.25[min] N. lat., 124[deg]18.54[min] W. long.;
    (104) 45[deg]18.14[min] N. lat., 124[deg]17.59[min] W. long.;
    (105) 45[deg]11.08[min] N. lat., 124[deg]16.97[min] W. long.;
    (106) 45[deg]04.39[min] N. lat., 124[deg]18.35[min] W. long.;
    (107) 45[deg]03.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]18.60[min] W. long.;
    (108) 44[deg]58.05[min] N. lat., 124[deg]21.58[min] W. long.;
    (109) 44[deg]47.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.41[min] W. long.;
    (110) 44[deg]44.54[min] N. lat., 124[deg]33.58[min] W. long.;
    (111) 44[deg]39.88[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.00[min] W. long.;
    (112) 44[deg]32.90[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.81[min] W. long.;
    (113) 44[deg]30.34[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.56[min] W. long.;
    (114) 44[deg]30.04[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.31[min] W. long.;
    (115) 44[deg]26.84[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.91[min] W. long.;
    (116) 44[deg]17.99[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.04[min] W. long.;
    (117) 44[deg]12.92[min] N. lat., 124[deg]56.28[min] W. long.;
    (118) 44[deg]00.14[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.25[min] W. long.;
    (119) 43[deg]57.68[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.48[min] W. long.;
    (120) 43[deg]56.66[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.45[min] W. long.;
    (121) 43[deg]56.47[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.61[min] W. long.;

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    (122) 43[deg]42.73[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.41[min] W. long.;
    (123) 43[deg]30.92[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.43[min] W. long.;
    (124) 43[deg]20.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.39[min] W. long.;
    (125) 43[deg]17.45[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.16[min] W. long.;
    (126) 43[deg]07.04[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.25[min] W. long.;
    (127) 43[deg]03.45[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.36[min] W. long.;
    (128) 43[deg]03.91[min] N. lat., 124[deg]50.81[min] W. long.;
    (129) 42[deg]55.70[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.79[min] W. long.;
    (130) 42[deg]54.12[min] N. lat., 124[deg]47.36[min] W. long.;
    (131) 42[deg]50.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.33[min] W. long.;
    (132) 42[deg]44.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.38[min] W. long.;
    (133) 42[deg]40.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.71[min] W. long.;
    (134) 42[deg]38.23[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.25[min] W. long.;
    (135) 42[deg]33.02[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.38[min] W. long.;
    (136) 42[deg]31.90[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.04[min] W. long.;
    (137) 42[deg]30.08[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.67[min] W. long.;
    (138) 42[deg]28.28[min] N. lat., 124[deg]47.08[min] W. long.;
    (139) 42[deg]25.22[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.51[min] W. long.;
    (140) 42[deg]19.23[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.91[min] W. long.;
    (141) 42[deg]16.29[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.11[min] W. long.;
    (142) 42[deg]13.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.81[min] W. long.;
    (143) 42[deg]05.66[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.92[min] W. long.;
    (144) 42[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.27[min] W. long.;
    (145) 41[deg]47.04[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.64[min] W. long.;
    (146) 41[deg]32.92[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.79[min] W. long.;
    (147) 41[deg]24.17[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.46[min] W. long.;
    (148) 41[deg]10.12[min] N. lat., 124[deg]20.50[min] W. long.;
    (149) 40[deg]51.41[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.38[min] W. long.;
    (150) 40[deg]43.71[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.89[min] W. long.;
    (151) 40[deg]40.14[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.90[min] W. long.;
    (152) 40[deg]37.35[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.05[min] W. long.;
    (153) 40[deg]34.76[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.82[min] W. long.;
    (154) 40[deg]36.78[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.06[min] W. long.;
    (155) 40[deg]32.44[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.58[min] W. long.;
    (156) 40[deg]30.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.13[min] W. long.;
    (157) 40[deg]24.82[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.12[min] W. long.;
    (158) 40[deg]23.30[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.60[min] W. long.;
    (159) 40[deg]23.52[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.78[min] W. long.;
    (160) 40[deg]22.43[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.00[min] W. long.;
    (161) 40[deg]21.72[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.94[min] W. long.;
    (162) 40[deg]21.87[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.96[min] W. long.;
    (163) 40[deg]21.40[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.74[min] W. long.;
    (164) 40[deg]19.68[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.49[min] W. long.;
    (165) 40[deg]17.73[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.43[min] W. long.;
    (166) 40[deg]18.37[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.35[min] W. long.;
    (167) 40[deg]15.75[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.05[min] W. long.;
    (168) 40[deg]16.75[min] N. lat., 124[deg]33.71[min] W. long.;
    (169) 40[deg]16.29[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.36[min] W. long.;
    (170) 40[deg]10.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]21.12[min] W. long.;
    (171) 40[deg]07.70[min] N. lat., 124[deg]18.44[min] W. long.;
    (172) 40[deg]08.84[min] N. lat., 124[deg]15.86[min] W. long.;
    (173) 40[deg]06.53[min] N. lat., 124[deg]17.39[min] W. long.;
    (174) 40[deg]03.15[min] N. lat., 124[deg]14.43[min] W. long.;
    (175) 40[deg]02.19[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.85[min] W. long.;
    (176) 40[deg]02.89[min] N. lat., 124[deg]11.78[min] W. long.;
    (177) 40[deg]02.78[min] N. lat., 124[deg]10.70[min] W. long.;
    (178) 40[deg]04.57[min] N. lat., 124[deg]10.08[min] W. long.;
    (179) 40[deg]06.06[min] N. lat., 124[deg]08.30[min] W. long.;

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    (180) 40[deg]04.05[min] N. lat., 124[deg]08.93[min] W. long.;
    (181) 40[deg]01.17[min] N. lat., 124[deg]08.80[min] W. long.;
    (182) 40[deg]01.03[min] N. lat., 124[deg]10.06[min] W. long.;
    (183) 39[deg]58.07[min] N. lat., 124[deg]11.89[min] W. long.;
    (184) 39[deg]56.39[min] N. lat., 124[deg]08.71[min] W. long.;
    (185) 39[deg]54.64[min] N. lat., 124[deg]07.30[min] W. long.;
    (186) 39[deg]53.86[min] N. lat., 124[deg]07.95[min] W. long.;
    (187) 39[deg]51.95[min] N. lat., 124[deg]07.63[min] W. long.;
    (188) 39[deg]48.78[min] N. lat., 124[deg]03.29[min] W. long.;
    (189) 39[deg]47.36[min] N. lat., 124[deg]03.31[min] W. long.;
    (190) 39[deg]40.08[min] N. lat., 123[deg]58.37[min] W. long.;
    (191) 39[deg]36.16[min] N. lat., 123[deg]56.90[min] W. long.;
    (192) 39[deg]30.75[min] N. lat., 123[deg]55.86[min] W. long.;
    (193) 39[deg]31.62[min] N. lat., 123[deg]57.33[min] W. long.;
    (194) 39[deg]30.91[min] N. lat., 123[deg]57.88[min] W. long.;
    (195) 39[deg]01.79[min] N. lat., 123[deg]56.59[min] W. long.;
    (196) 38[deg]59.42[min] N. lat., 123[deg]55.67[min] W. long.;
    (197) 38[deg]58.89[min] N. lat., 123[deg]56.28[min] W. long.;
    (198) 38[deg]57.50[min] N. lat., 123[deg]56.28[min] W. long.;
    (199) 38[deg]54.72[min] N. lat., 123[deg]55.68[min] W. long.;
    (200) 38[deg]48.95[min] N. lat., 123[deg]51.85[min] W. long.;
    (201) 38[deg]36.67[min] N. lat., 123[deg]40.20[min] W. long.;
    (202) 38[deg]33.82[min] N. lat., 123[deg]39.23[min] W. long.;
    (203) 38[deg]29.02[min] N. lat., 123[deg]33.52[min] W. long.;
    (204) 38[deg]18.88[min] N. lat., 123[deg]25.93[min] W. long.;
    (205) 38[deg]14.12[min] N. lat., 123[deg]23.26[min] W. long.;
    (206) 38[deg]11.07[min] N. lat., 123[deg]22.07[min] W. long.;
    (207) 38[deg]03.18[min] N. lat., 123[deg]20.77[min] W. long.;
    (208) 38[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 123[deg]23.08[min] W. long.;
    (209) 37[deg]55.07[min] N. lat., 123[deg]26.81[min] W. long.;
    (210) 37[deg]50.66[min] N. lat., 123[deg]23.06[min] W. long.;
    (211) 37[deg]45.18[min] N. lat., 123[deg]11.88[min] W. long.;
    (212) 37[deg]35.67[min] N. lat., 123[deg]01.20[min] W. long.;
    (213) 37[deg]26.81[min] N. lat., 122[deg]55.57[min] W. long.;
    (214) 37[deg]26.78[min] N. lat., 122[deg]53.91[min] W. long.;
    (215) 37[deg]25.74[min] N. lat., 122[deg]54.13[min] W. long.;
    (216) 37[deg]25.33[min] N. lat., 122[deg]53.59[min] W. long.;
    (217) 37[deg]25.29[min] N. lat., 122[deg]52.57[min] W. long.;
    (218) 37[deg]24.50[min] N. lat., 122[deg]52.09[min] W. long.;
    (219) 37[deg]23.25[min] N. lat., 122[deg]53.12[min] W. long.;
    (220) 37[deg]15.58[min] N. lat., 122[deg]48.36[min] W. long.;
    (221) 37[deg]11.00[min] N. lat., 122[deg]44.50[min] W. long.;
    (222) 37[deg]07.00[min] N. lat., 122[deg]41.25[min] W. long.;
    (223) 37[deg]03.18[min] N. lat., 122[deg]38.15[min] W. long.;
    (224) 37[deg]00.48[min] N. lat., 122[deg]33.93[min] W. long.;
    (225) 36[deg]58.70[min] N. lat., 122[deg]27.22[min] W. long.;
    (226) 37[deg]00.85[min] N. lat., 122[deg]24.70[min] W. long.;
    (227) 36[deg]58.00[min] N. lat., 122[deg]24.14[min] W. long.;
    (228) 36[deg]58.74[min] N. lat., 122[deg]21.51[min] W. long.;
    (229) 36[deg]56.97[min] N. lat., 122[deg]21.32[min] W. long.;
    (230) 36[deg]51.52[min] N. lat., 122[deg]10.68[min] W. long.;
    (231) 36[deg]48.39[min] N. lat., 122[deg]07.60[min] W. long.;
    (232) 36[deg]47.43[min] N. lat., 122[deg]03.22[min] W. long.;
    (233) 36[deg]50.95[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.03[min] W. long.;
    (234) 36[deg]49.92[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.01[min] W. long.;
    (235) 36[deg]48.88[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.90[min] W. long.;
    (236) 36[deg]47.70[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.75[min] W. long.;
    (237) 36[deg]48.37[min] N. lat., 121[deg]51.14[min] W. long.;

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    (238) 36[deg]45.74[min] N. lat., 121[deg]54.17[min] W. long.;
    (239) 36[deg]45.51[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.72[min] W. long.;
    (240) 36[deg]38.84[min] N. lat., 122[deg]01.32[min] W. long.;
    (241) 36[deg]35.62[min] N. lat., 122[deg]00.98[min] W. long.;
    (242) 36[deg]32.46[min] N. lat., 121[deg]59.15[min] W. long.;
    (243) 36[deg]32.79[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.67[min] W. long.;
    (244) 36[deg]31.98[min] N. lat., 121[deg]56.55[min] W. long.;
    (245) 36[deg]31.79[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.40[min] W. long.;
    (246) 36[deg]30.73[min] N. lat., 121[deg]59.70[min] W. long.;
    (247) 36[deg]30.31[min] N. lat., 122[deg]00.22[min] W. long.;
    (248) 36[deg]29.35[min] N. lat., 122[deg]00.36[min] W. long.;
    (249) 36[deg]27.66[min] N. lat., 121[deg]59.80[min] W. long.;
    (250) 36[deg]26.22[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.35[min] W. long.;
    (251) 36[deg]21.20[min] N. lat., 122[deg]00.72[min] W. long.;
    (252) 36[deg]20.47[min] N. lat., 122[deg]02.92[min] W. long.;
    (253) 36[deg]18.46[min] N. lat., 122[deg]04.51[min] W. long.;
    (254) 36[deg]15.92[min] N. lat., 122[deg]01.33[min] W. long.;
    (255) 36[deg]13.76[min] N. lat., 121[deg]57.27[min] W. long.;
    (256) 36[deg]14.43[min] N. lat., 121[deg]55.43[min] W. long.;
    (257) 36[deg]10.24[min] N. lat., 121[deg]43.08[min] W. long.;
    (258) 36[deg]07.66[min] N. lat., 121[deg]40.91[min] W. long.;
    (259) 36[deg]02.49[min] N. lat., 121[deg]36.51[min] W. long.;
    (260) 36[deg]01.08[min] N. lat., 121[deg]36.63[min] W. long.;
    (261) 36[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 121[deg]35.41[min] W. long.;
    (262) 35[deg]57.84[min] N. lat., 121[deg]32.81[min] W. long.;
    (263) 35[deg]50.36[min] N. lat., 121[deg]29.32[min] W. long.;
    (264) 35[deg]39.03[min] N. lat., 121[deg]22.86[min] W. long.;
    (265) 35[deg]24.30[min] N. lat., 121[deg]02.56[min] W. long.;
    (266) 35[deg]16.53[min] N. lat., 121[deg]00.39[min] W. long.;
    (267) 35[deg]04.82[min] N. lat., 120[deg]53.96[min] W. long.;
    (268) 34[deg]52.51[min] N. lat., 120[deg]51.62[min] W. long.;
    (269) 34[deg]43.36[min] N. lat., 120[deg]52.12[min] W. long.;
    (270) 34[deg]37.64[min] N. lat., 120[deg]49.99[min] W. long.;
    (271) 34[deg]30.80[min] N. lat., 120[deg]45.02[min] W. long.;
    (272) 34[deg]27.00[min] N. lat., 120[deg]39.00[min] W. long.;
    (273) 34[deg]21.90[min] N. lat., 120[deg]25.25[min] W. long.;
    (274) 34[deg]24.86[min] N. lat., 120[deg]16.81[min] W. long.;
    (275) 34[deg]22.80[min] N. lat., 119[deg]57.06[min] W. long.;
    (276) 34[deg]18.59[min] N. lat., 119[deg]44.84[min] W. long.;
    (277) 34[deg]15.04[min] N. lat., 119[deg]40.34[min] W. long.;
    (278) 34[deg]14.40[min] N. lat., 119[deg]45.39[min] W. long.;
    (279) 34[deg]12.32[min] N. lat., 119[deg]42.41[min] W. long.;
    (280) 34[deg]09.71[min] N. lat., 119[deg]28.85[min] W. long.;
    (281) 34[deg]04.70[min] N. lat., 119[deg]15.38[min] W. long.;
    (282) 34[deg]03.33[min] N. lat., 119[deg]12.93[min] W. long.;
    (283) 34[deg]02.72[min] N. lat., 119[deg]07.01[min] W. long.;
    (284) 34[deg]03.90[min] N. lat., 119[deg]04.64[min] W. long.;
    (285) 34[deg]01.80[min] N. lat., 119[deg]03.23[min] W. long.;
    (286) 33[deg]59.32[min] N. lat., 119[deg]03.50[min] W. long.;
    (287) 33[deg]59.00[min] N. lat., 118[deg]59.55[min] W. long.;
    (288) 33[deg]59.51[min] N. lat., 118[deg]57.25[min] W. long.;
    (289) 33[deg]58.82[min] N. lat., 118[deg]52.47[min] W. long.;
    (290) 33[deg]58.54[min] N. lat., 118[deg]41.86[min] W. long.;
    (291) 33[deg]55.07[min] N. lat., 118[deg]34.25[min] W. long.;
    (292) 33[deg]54.28[min] N. lat., 118[deg]38.68[min] W. long.;
    (293) 33[deg]51.00[min] N. lat., 118[deg]36.66[min] W. long.;
    (294) 33[deg]39.77[min] N. lat., 118[deg]18.41[min] W. long.;
    (295) 33[deg]35.50[min] N. lat., 118[deg]16.85[min] W. long.;

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    (296) 33[deg]32.68[min] N. lat., 118[deg]09.82[min] W. long.;
    (297) 33[deg]34.09[min] N. lat., 117[deg]54.06[min] W. long.;
    (298) 33[deg]31.60[min] N. lat., 117[deg]49.28[min] W. long.;
    (299) 33[deg]16.07[min] N. lat., 117[deg]34.74[min] W. long.;
    (300) 33[deg]07.06[min] N. lat., 117[deg]22.71[min] W. long.;
    (301) 32[deg]59.28[min] N. lat., 117[deg]19.69[min] W. long.;
    (302) 32[deg]55.36[min] N. lat., 117[deg]19.54[min] W. long.;
    (303) 32[deg]53.35[min] N. lat., 117[deg]17.05[min] W. long.;
    (304) 32[deg]53.36[min] N. lat., 117[deg]19.97[min] W. long.;
    (305) 32[deg]46.39[min] N. lat., 117[deg]23.45[min] W. long.;
    (306) 32[deg]42.79[min] N. lat., 117[deg]21.16[min] W. long.; and
    (307) 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.;
    (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.;
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    (279) 36[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 121[deg]35.15[min] W. long.;
    (280) 35[deg]57.84[min] N. lat., 121[deg]33.10[min] W. long.;
    (281) 35[deg]45.57[min] N. lat., 121[deg]27.26[min] W. long.;
    (282) 35[deg]39.02[min] N. lat., 121[deg]22.86[min] W. long.;
    (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.;
    (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.;

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    (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]55.99[min] N. lat., 119[deg]41.40[min] W. long.;
    (322) 33[deg]58.48[min] N. lat., 119[deg]27.90[min] W. long.;
    (323) 33[deg]59.94[min] N. lat., 119[deg]19.57[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.;
    (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.;

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    (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]10.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]40.65[min] W. long.;
    (5) 48[deg]08.72[min] N. lat., 125[deg]41.84[min] W. long.;
    (6) 48[deg]07.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]45.00[min] W. long.;
    (7) 48[deg]06.13[min] N. lat., 125[deg]41.57[min] W. long.;
    (8) 48[deg]05.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]39.00[min] W. long.;
    (9) 48[deg]04.15[min] N. lat., 125[deg]36.71[min] W. long.;
    (10) 48[deg]03.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]36.00[min] W. long.;
    (11) 48[deg]01.65[min] N. lat., 125[deg]36.96[min] W. long.;
    (12) 48[deg]01.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]38.50[min] W. long.;
    (13) 47[deg]57.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]36.50[min] W. long.;
    (14) 47[deg]56.53[min] N. lat., 125[deg]30.33[min] W. long.;
    (15) 47[deg]57.28[min] N. lat., 125[deg]27.89[min] W. long.;
    (16) 47[deg]59.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]25.50[min] W. long.;
    (17) 48[deg]01.77[min] N. lat., 125[deg]24.05[min] W. long.;
    (18) 48[deg]02.08[min] N. lat., 125[deg]22.98[min] W. long.;
    (19) 48[deg]03.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]22.50[min] W. long.;
    (20) 48[deg]03.46[min] N. lat., 125[deg]22.10[min] W. long.;
    (21) 48[deg]04.29[min] N. lat., 125[deg]20.37[min] W. long.;
    (22) 48[deg]02.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]18.50[min] W. long.;
    (23) 48[deg]00.01[min] N. lat., 125[deg]19.90[min] W. long.;
    (24) 47[deg]58.75[min] N. lat., 125[deg]17.54[min] W. long.;
    (25) 47[deg]53.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]13.50[min] W. long.;
    (26) 47[deg]48.88[min] N. lat., 125[deg]05.91[min] W. long.;
    (27) 47[deg]48.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]05.00[min] W. long.;
    (28) 47[deg]45.98[min] N. lat., 125[deg]04.26[min] W. long.;
    (29) 47[deg]45.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]05.50[min] W. long.;
    (30) 47[deg]42.11[min] N. lat., 125[deg]04.74[min] W. long.;
    (31) 47[deg]39.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]06.00[min] W. long.;
    (32) 47[deg]35.53[min] N. lat., 125[deg]04.55[min] W. long.;
    (33) 47[deg]30.90[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.31[min] W. long.;
    (34) 47[deg]29.54[min] N. lat., 124[deg]56.50[min] W. long.;
    (35) 47[deg]29.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.50[min] W. long.;
    (36) 47[deg]28.57[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.50[min] W. long.;
    (37) 47[deg]25.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.00[min] W. long.;
    (38) 47[deg]23.95[min] N. lat., 124[deg]47.24[min] W. long.;
    (39) 47[deg]23.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]47.00[min] W. long.;
    (40) 47[deg]21.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.50[min] W. long.;
    (41) 47[deg]18.20[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.84[min] W. long.;
    (42) 47[deg]18.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.00[min] W. long.;
    (43) 47[deg]19.17[min] N. lat., 124[deg]50.86[min] W. long.;
    (44) 47[deg]18.07[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.29[min] W. long.;
    (45) 47[deg]17.78[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.39[min] W. long.;
    (46) 47[deg]16.81[min] N. lat., 124[deg]50.85[min] W. long.;
    (47) 47[deg]15.96[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.15[min] W. long.;
    (48) 47[deg]14.31[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.62[min] W. long.;
    (49) 47[deg]11.87[min] N. lat., 124[deg]56.90[min] W. long.;
    (50) 47[deg]12.39[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.09[min] W. long.;
    (51) 47[deg]09.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.50[min] W. long.;
    (52) 47[deg]09.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]59.00[min] W. long.;
    (53) 47[deg]06.06[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.80[min] W. long.;
    (54) 47[deg]03.62[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.96[min] W. long.;
    (55) 47[deg]02.89[min] N. lat., 124[deg]56.89[min] W. long.;
    (56) 47[deg]01.04[min] N. lat., 124[deg]59.54[min] W. long.;
    (57) 46[deg]58.47[min] N. lat., 124[deg]59.08[min] W. long.;
    (58) 46[deg]58.29[min] N. lat., 125[deg]00.28[min] W. long.;
    (59) 46[deg]56.30[min] N. lat., 125[deg]00.75[min] W. long.;
    (60) 46[deg]57.09[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.86[min] W. long.;
    (61) 46[deg]55.95[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.88[min] W. long.;
    (62) 46[deg]54.79[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.14[min] W. long.;
    (63) 46[deg]58.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]50.00[min] W. long.;
    (64) 46[deg]54.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.00[min] W. long.;
    (65) 46[deg]54.53[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.94[min] W. long.;
    (66) 46[deg]49.52[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.41[min] W. long.;
    (67) 46[deg]42.24[min] N. lat., 124[deg]47.86[min] W. long.;
    (68) 46[deg]39.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.50[min] W. long.;
    (69) 46[deg]38.17[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.50[min] W. long.;
    (70) 46[deg]37.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.00[min] W. long.;
    (71) 46[deg]36.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.00[min] W. long.;
    (72) 46[deg]33.85[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.99[min] W. long.;
    (73) 46[deg]33.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.50[min] W. long.;
    (74) 46[deg]32.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.00[min] W. long.;
    (75) 46[deg]30.53[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.55[min] W. long.;
    (76) 46[deg]25.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]33.00[min] W. long.;
    (77) 46[deg]23.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.00[min] W. long.;
    (78) 46[deg]21.05[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.00[min] W. long.;
    (79) 46[deg]20.64[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.21[min] W. long.;
    (80) 46[deg]20.36[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.85[min] W. long.;
    (81) 46[deg]19.48[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.35[min] W. long.;
    (82) 46[deg]17.87[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.54[min] W. long.;
    (83) 46[deg]16.15[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.20[min] W. long.;
    (84) 46[deg]16.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.00[min] W. long.;
    (85) 46[deg]14.87[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.15[min] W. long.;
    (86) 46[deg]13.37[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.36[min] W. long.;

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    (87) 46[deg]12.08[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.39[min] W. long.;
    (88) 46[deg]09.46[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.64[min] W. long.;
    (89) 46[deg]07.29[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.89[min] W. long.;
    (90) 46[deg]02.76[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.01[min] W. long.;
    (91) 46[deg]01.22[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.47[min] W. long.;
    (92) 45[deg]51.82[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.89[min] W. long.;
    (93) 45[deg]46.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.88[min] W. long.;
    (94) 45[deg]45.95[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.72[min] W. long.;
    (95) 45[deg]44.11[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.09[min] W. long.;
    (96) 45[deg]34.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.28[min] W. long.;
    (97) 45[deg]21.10[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.11[min] W. long.;
    (98) 45[deg]20.25[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.92[min] W. long.;
    (99) 45[deg]09.69[min] N. lat., 124[deg]20.45[min] W. long.;
    (100) 45[deg]03.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.30[min] W. long.;
    (101) 44[deg]56.41[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.65[min] W. long.;
    (102) 44[deg]44.47[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.85[min] W. long.;
    (103) 44[deg]37.17[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.60[min] W. long.;
    (104) 44[deg]35.55[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.27[min] W. long.;
    (105) 44[deg]31.81[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.60[min] W. long.;
    (106) 44[deg]31.48[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.30[min] W. long.;
    (107) 44[deg]12.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.87[min] W. long.;
    (108) 44[deg]08.30[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.84[min] W. long.;
    (109) 44[deg]07.38[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.87[min] W. long.;
    (110) 43[deg]57.42[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.20[min] W. long.;
    (111) 43[deg]52.52[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.00[min] W. long.;
    (112) 43[deg]51.55[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.49[min] W. long.;
    (113) 43[deg]47.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.43[min] W. long.;
    (114) 43[deg]31.79[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.80[min] W. long.;
    (115) 43[deg]29.34[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.77[min] W. long.;
    (116) 43[deg]26.37[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.53[min] W. long.;
    (117) 43[deg]20.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.39[min] W. long.;
    (118) 43[deg]16.15[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.36[min] W. long.;
    (119) 43[deg]09.33[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.35[min] W. long.;
    (120) 43[deg]08.77[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.82[min] W. long.;
    (121) 43[deg]08.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]50.93[min] W. long.;
    (122) 43[deg]05.89[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.60[min] W. long.;
    (123) 43[deg]04.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.02[min] W. long.;
    (124) 43[deg]02.64[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.01[min] W. long.;
    (125) 43[deg]00.39[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.77[min] W. long.;
    (126) 42[deg]58.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.99[min] W. long.;
    (127) 42[deg]57.56[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.10[min] W. long.;
    (128) 42[deg]53.82[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.76[min] W. long.;
    (129) 42[deg]52.31[min] N. lat., 124[deg]50.76[min] W. long.;
    (130) 42[deg]50.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.97[min] W. long.;
    (131) 42[deg]47.78[min] N. lat., 124[deg]47.27[min] W. long.;
    (132) 42[deg]46.31[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.60[min] W. long.;
    (133) 42[deg]41.63[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.07[min] W. long.;
    (134) 42[deg]40.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.52[min] W. long.;
    (135) 42[deg]38.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.77[min] W. long.;
    (136) 42[deg]35.36[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.22[min] W. long.;
    (137) 42[deg]32.78[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.68[min] W. long.;
    (138) 42[deg]32.02[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.00[min] W. long.;
    (139) 42[deg]30.54[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.50[min] W. long.;
    (140) 42[deg]28.16[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.38[min] W. long.;
    (141) 42[deg]18.26[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.01[min] W. long.;
    (142) 42[deg]13.66[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.82[min] W. long.;
    (143) 42[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.99[min] W. long.;
    (144) 41[deg]47.80[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.41[min] W. long.;
    (145) 41[deg]23.51[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.50[min] W. long.;
    (146) 41[deg]13.29[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.31[min] W. long.;
    (147) 41[deg]06.23[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.62[min] W. long.;
    (148) 40[deg]55.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.04[min] W. long.;
    (149) 40[deg]49.62[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.57[min] W. long.;
    (150) 40[deg]45.72[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.00[min] W. long.;
    (151) 40[deg]40.56[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.11[min] W. long.;

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    (152) 40[deg]37.33[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.27[min] W. long.;
    (153) 40[deg]35.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.49[min] W. long.;
    (154) 40[deg]37.38[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.14[min] W. long.;
    (155) 40[deg]36.03[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.97[min] W. long.;
    (156) 40[deg]31.58[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.74[min] W. long.;
    (157) 40[deg]30.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.50[min] W. long.;
    (158) 40[deg]29.76[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.13[min] W. long.;
    (159) 40[deg]28.22[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.23[min] W. long.;
    (160) 40[deg]24.86[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.71[min] W. long.;
    (161) 40[deg]23.01[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.94[min] W. long.;
    (162) 40[deg]23.39[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.64[min] W. long.;
    (163) 40[deg]22.29[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.25[min] W. long.;
    (164) 40[deg]21.90[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.18[min] W. long.;
    (165) 40[deg]22.02[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.00[min] W. long.;
    (166) 40[deg]21.34[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.53[min] W. long.;
    (167) 40[deg]19.74[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.95[min] W. long.;
    (168) 40[deg]18.13[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.08[min] W. long.;
    (169) 40[deg]17.45[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.53[min] W. long.;
    (170) 40[deg]17.97[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.12[min] W. long.;
    (171) 40[deg]15.96[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.05[min] W. long.;
    (172) 40[deg]17.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.01[min] W. long.;
    (173) 40[deg]15.97[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.90[min] W. long.;
    (174) 40[deg]10.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.96[min] W. long.;
    (175) 40[deg]07.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]19.00[min] W. long.;
    (176) 40[deg]08.10[min] N. lat., 124[deg]16.70[min] W. long.;
    (177) 40[deg]05.90[min] N. lat., 124[deg]17.77[min] W. long.;
    (178) 40[deg]02.99[min] N. lat., 124[deg]15.55[min] W. long.;
    (179) 40[deg]02.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.97[min] W. long.;
    (180) 40[deg]02.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]10.61[min] W. long.;
    (181) 40[deg]03.63[min] N. lat., 124[deg]09.12[min] W. long.;
    (182) 40[deg]02.18[min] N. lat., 124[deg]09.07[min] W. long.;
    (183) 39[deg]58.25[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.56[min] W. long.;
    (184) 39[deg]57.03[min] N. lat., 124[deg]11.34[min] W. long.;
    (185) 39[deg]56.30[min] N. lat., 124[deg]08.96[min] W. long.;
    (186) 39[deg]54.82[min] N. lat., 124[deg]07.66[min] W. long.;
    (187) 39[deg]52.57[min] N. lat., 124[deg]08.55[min] W. long.;
    (188) 39[deg]45.34[min] N. lat., 124[deg]03.30[min] W. long.;
    (189) 39[deg]39.82[min] N. lat., 123[deg]59.98[min] W. long.;
    (190) 39[deg]34.59[min] N. lat., 123[deg]58.08[min] W. long.;
    (191) 39[deg]34.22[min] N. lat., 123[deg]56.82[min] W. long.;
    (192) 39[deg]32.98[min] N. lat., 123[deg]56.43[min] W. long.;
    (193) 39[deg]31.47[min] N. lat., 123[deg]58.73[min] W. long.;
    (194) 39[deg]05.68[min] N. lat., 123[deg]57.81[min] W. long.;
    (195) 39[deg]00.24[min] N. lat., 123[deg]56.74[min] W. long.;
    (196) 38[deg]57.50[min] N. lat., 123[deg]56.74[min] W. long.;
    (197) 38[deg]54.31[min] N. lat., 123[deg]56.73[min] W. long.;
    (198) 38[deg]41.42[min] N. lat., 123[deg]46.75[min] W. long.;
    (199) 38[deg]39.61[min] N. lat., 123[deg]46.48[min] W. long.;
    (200) 38[deg]37.52[min] N. lat., 123[deg]43.78[min] W. long.;
    (201) 38[deg]35.25[min] N. lat., 123[deg]42.00[min] W. long.;
    (202) 38[deg]28.79[min] N. lat., 123[deg]37.07[min] W. long.;
    (203) 38[deg]18.75[min] N. lat., 123[deg]31.21[min] W. long.;
    (204) 38[deg]14.43[min] N. lat., 123[deg]25.56[min] W. long.;
    (205) 38[deg]08.75[min] N. lat., 123[deg]24.48[min] W. long.;
    (206) 38[deg]10.10[min] N. lat., 123[deg]27.20[min] W. long.;
    (207) 38[deg]07.16[min] N. lat., 123[deg]28.18[min] W. long.;
    (208) 38[deg]06.15[min] N. lat., 123[deg]30.00[min] W. long.;
    (209) 38[deg]04.28[min] N. lat., 123[deg]31.70[min] W. long.;

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    (210) 38[deg]01.88[min] N. lat., 123[deg]30.98[min] W. long.;
    (211) 38[deg]00.75[min] N. lat., 123[deg]29.72[min] W. long.;
    (212) 38[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 123[deg]28.60[min] W. long.;
    (213) 37[deg]58.23[min] N. lat., 123[deg]26.90[min] W. long.;
    (214) 37[deg]55.32[min] N. lat., 123[deg]27.19[min] W. long.;
    (215) 37[deg]51.47[min] N. lat., 123[deg]24.92[min] W. long.;
    (216) 37[deg]44.47[min] N. lat., 123[deg]11.57[min] W. long.;
    (217) 37[deg]35.67[min] N. lat., 123[deg]01.76[min] W. long.;
    (218) 37[deg]26.10[min] N. lat., 122[deg]57.07[min] W. long.;
    (219) 37[deg]26.51[min] N. lat., 122[deg]54.23[min] W. long.;
    (220) 37[deg]25.05[min] N. lat., 122[deg]55.64[min] W. long.;
    (221) 37[deg]24.42[min] N. lat., 122[deg]54.94[min] W. long.;
    (222) 37[deg]25.16[min] N. lat., 122[deg]52.73[min] W. long.;
    (223) 37[deg]24.55[min] N. lat., 122[deg]52.48[min] W. long.;
    (224) 37[deg]22.81[min] N. lat., 122[deg]54.36[min] W. long.;
    (225) 37[deg]19.87[min] N. lat., 122[deg]53.98[min] W. long.;
    (226) 37[deg]15.16[min] N. lat., 122[deg]51.64[min] W. long.;
    (227) 37[deg]11.00[min] N. lat., 122[deg]47.20[min] W. long.;
    (228) 37[deg]07.00[min] N. lat., 122[deg]42.90[min] W. long.;
    (229) 37[deg]01.68[min] N. lat., 122[deg]37.28[min] W. long.;
    (230) 36[deg]59.70[min] N. lat., 122[deg]33.71[min] W. long.;
    (231) 36[deg]58.00[min] N. lat., 122[deg]27.80[min] W. long.;
    (232) 37[deg]00.25[min] N. lat., 122[deg]24.85[min] W. long.;
    (233) 36[deg]57.50[min] N. lat., 122[deg]24.98[min] W. long.;
    (234) 36[deg]58.38[min] N. lat., 122[deg]21.85[min] W. long.;
    (235) 36[deg]55.85[min] N. lat., 122[deg]21.95[min] W. long.;
    (236) 36[deg]52.02[min] N. lat., 122[deg]12.10[min] W. long.;
    (237) 36[deg]47.63[min] N. lat., 122[deg]07.37[min] W. long.;
    (238) 36[deg]47.26[min] N. lat., 122[deg]03.22[min] W. long.;
    (239) 36[deg]50.34[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.40[min] W. long.;
    (240) 36[deg]48.83[min] N. lat., 121[deg]59.14[min] W. long.;
    (241) 36[deg]44.81[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.28[min] W. long.;
    (242) 36[deg]39.00[min] N. lat., 122[deg]01.71[min] W. long.;
    (243) 36[deg]29.60[min] N. lat., 122[deg]00.49[min] W. long.;
    (244) 36[deg]23.43[min] N. lat., 121[deg]59.76[min] W. long.;
    (245) 36[deg]18.90[min] N. lat., 122[deg]05.32[min] W. long.;
    (246) 36[deg]15.38[min] N. lat., 122[deg]01.40[min] W. long.;
    (247) 36[deg]13.79[min] N. lat., 121[deg]58.12[min] W. long.;
    (248) 36[deg]10.12[min] N. lat., 121[deg]43.33[min] W. long.;
    (249) 36[deg]02.57[min] N. lat., 121[deg]37.02[min] W. long.;
    (250) 36[deg]01.01[min] N. lat., 121[deg]36.69[min] W. long.;
    (251) 36[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 121[deg]35.45[min] W. long.;
    (252) 35[deg]57.74[min] N. lat., 121[deg]33.45[min] W. long.;
    (253) 35[deg]51.32[min] N. lat., 121[deg]30.08[min] W. long.;
    (254) 35[deg]45.84[min] N. lat., 121[deg]28.84[min] W. long.;
    (255) 35[deg]38.94[min] N. lat., 121[deg]23.16[min] W. long.;
    (256) 35[deg]26.00[min] N. lat., 121[deg]08.00[min] W. long.;
    (257) 35[deg]07.42[min] N. lat., 120[deg]57.08[min] W. long.;
    (258) 34[deg]42.76[min] N. lat., 120[deg]55.09[min] W. long.;
    (259) 34[deg]37.75[min] N. lat., 120[deg]51.96[min] W. long.;
    (260) 34[deg]29.29[min] N. lat., 120[deg]44.19[min] W. long.;
    (261) 34[deg]27.00[min] N. lat., 120[deg]40.42[min] W. long.;
    (262) 34[deg]21.89[min] N. lat., 120[deg]31.36[min] W. long.;
    (263) 34[deg]20.79[min] N. lat., 120[deg]21.58[min] W. long.;
    (264) 34[deg]23.97[min] N. lat., 120[deg]15.25[min] W. long.;
    (265) 34[deg]22.11[min] N. lat., 119[deg]56.63[min] W. long.;
    (266) 34[deg]19.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]48.00[min] W. long.;
    (267) 34[deg]15.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]48.00[min] W. long.;

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    (268) 34[deg]08.00[min] N. lat., 119[deg]37.00[min] W. long.;
    (269) 34[deg]08.39[min] N. lat., 119[deg]54.78[min] W. long.;
    (270) 34[deg]07.10[min] N. lat., 120[deg]10.37[min] W. long.;
    (271) 34[deg]10.08[min] N. lat., 120[deg]22.98[min] W. long.;
    (272) 34[deg]13.16[min] N. lat., 120[deg]29.40[min] W. long.;
    (273) 34[deg]09.41[min] N. lat., 120[deg]37.75[min] W. long.;
    (274) 34[deg]03.15[min] N. lat., 120[deg]34.71[min] W. long.;
    (275) 33[deg]57.09[min] N. lat., 120[deg]27.76[min] W. long.;
    (276) 33[deg]51.00[min] N. lat., 120[deg]09.00[min] W. long.;
    (277) 33[deg]38.16[min] N. lat., 119[deg]59.23[min] W. long.;
    (278) 33[deg]37.04[min] N. lat., 119[deg]50.17[min] W. long.;
    (279) 33[deg]42.28[min] N. lat., 119[deg]48.85[min] W. long.;
    (280) 33[deg]53.96[min] N. lat., 119[deg]53.77[min] W. long.;
    (281) 33[deg]55.88[min] N. lat., 119[deg]41.05[min] W. long.;
    (282) 33[deg]59.94[min] N. lat., 119[deg]19.57[min] W. long.;
    (283) 34[deg]03.12[min] N. lat., 119[deg]15.51[min] W. long.;
    (284) 34[deg]01.97[min] N. lat., 119[deg]07.28[min] W. long.;
    (285) 34[deg]03.60[min] N. lat., 119[deg]04.71[min] W. long.;
    (286) 33[deg]59.30[min] N. lat., 119[deg]03.73[min] W. long.;
    (287) 33[deg]58.87[min] N. lat., 118[deg]59.37[min] W. long.;
    (288) 33[deg]58.08[min] N. lat., 118[deg]41.14[min] W. long.;
    (289) 33[deg]50.93[min] N. lat., 118[deg]37.65[min] W. long.;
    (290) 33[deg]39.54[min] N. lat., 118[deg]18.70[min] W. long.;
    (291) 33[deg]35.42[min] N. lat., 118[deg]17.14[min] W. long.;
    (292) 33[deg]32.15[min] N. lat., 118[deg]10.84[min] W. long.;
    (293) 33[deg]33.71[min] N. lat., 117[deg]53.72[min] W. long.;
    (294) 33[deg]31.17[min] N. lat., 117[deg]49.11[min] W. long.;
    (295) 33[deg]16.53[min] N. lat., 117[deg]36.13[min] W. long.;
    (296) 33[deg]06.77[min] N. lat., 117[deg]22.92[min] W. long.;
    (297) 32[deg]58.94[min] N. lat., 117[deg]20.05[min] W. long.;
    (298) 32[deg]55.83[min] N. lat., 117[deg]20.15[min] W. long.;
    (299) 32[deg]46.29[min] N. lat., 117[deg]23.89[min] W. long.;
    (300) 32[deg]42.00[min] N. lat., 117[deg]22.16[min] W. long.;
    (301) 32[deg]39.47[min] N. lat., 117[deg]27.78[min] W. long.; and
    (302) 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.;

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    (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; 71 FR 78678, Dec. 
29, 2006; 74 FR 9905, Mar. 6, 2009]



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 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]10.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]42.55[min] W. long.;
    (6) 48[deg]08.86[min] N. lat., 125[deg]41.92[min] W. long.;
    (7) 48[deg]08.15[min] N. lat., 125[deg]44.95[min] W. long.;
    (8) 48[deg]07.18[min] N. lat., 125[deg]45.67[min] W. long.;
    (9) 48[deg]05.79[min] N. lat., 125[deg]44.64[min] W. long.;
    (10) 48[deg]06.04[min] N. lat., 125[deg]41.84[min] W. long.;
    (11) 48[deg]04.26[min] N. lat., 125[deg]40.09[min] W. long.;
    (12) 48[deg]04.18[min] N. lat., 125[deg]36.94[min] W. long.;
    (13) 48[deg]03.02[min] N. lat., 125[deg]36.24[min] W. long.;
    (14) 48[deg]01.75[min] N. lat., 125[deg]37.42[min] W. long.;
    (15) 48[deg]01.39[min] N. lat., 125[deg]39.42[min] W. long.;
    (16) 47[deg]57.08[min] N. lat., 125[deg]36.51[min] W. long.;
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    (255) 34[deg]09.79[min] N. lat., 119[deg]44.51[min] W. long.;
    (256) 34[deg]07.34[min] N. lat., 120[deg]06.71[min] W. long.;
    (257) 34[deg]09.74[min] N. lat., 120[deg]19.78[min] W. long.;
    (258) 34[deg]13.95[min] N. lat., 120[deg]29.78[min] W. long.;
    (259) 34[deg]09.41[min] N. lat., 120[deg]37.75[min] W. long.;
    (260) 34[deg]03.39[min] N. lat., 120[deg]35.26[min] W. long.;
    (261) 33[deg]56.82[min] N. lat., 120[deg]28.30[min] W. long.;
    (262) 33[deg]50.71[min] N. lat., 120[deg]09.24[min] W. long.;
    (263) 33[deg]38.21[min] N. lat., 119[deg]59.90[min] W. long.;
    (264) 33[deg]35.35[min] N. lat., 119[deg]51.95[min] W. long.;
    (265) 33[deg]35.99[min] N. lat., 119[deg]49.13[min] W. long.;
    (266) 33[deg]42.74[min] N. lat., 119[deg]47.80[min] W. long.;
    (267) 33[deg]53.65[min] N. lat., 119[deg]53.29[min] W. long.;
    (268) 33[deg]57.85[min] N. lat., 119[deg]31.05[min] W. long.;
    (269) 33[deg]56.78[min] N. lat., 119[deg]27.44[min] W. long.;
    (270) 33[deg]58.03[min] N. lat., 119[deg]27.82[min] W. long.;
    (271) 33[deg]59.31[min] N. lat., 119[deg]20.02[min] W. long.;
    (272) 34[deg]02.91[min] N. lat., 119[deg]15.38[min] W. long.;

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    (273) 33[deg]59.04[min] N. lat., 119[deg]03.02[min] W. long.;
    (274) 33[deg]57.88[min] N. lat., 118[deg]41.69[min] W. long.;
    (275) 33[deg]50.89[min] N. lat., 118[deg]37.78[min] W. long.;
    (276) 33[deg]39.54[min] N. lat., 118[deg]18.70[min] W. long.;
    (277) 33[deg]35.42[min] N. lat., 118[deg]17.15[min] W. long.;
    (278) 33[deg]31.26[min] N. lat., 118[deg]10.84[min] W. long.;
    (279) 33[deg]32.71[min] N. lat., 117[deg]52.05[min] W. long.;
    (280) 32[deg]58.94[min] N. lat., 117[deg]20.05[min] W. long.;
    (281) 32[deg]46.45[min] N. lat., 117[deg]24.37[min] W. long.;
    (282) 32[deg]42.25[min] N. lat., 117[deg]22.87[min] W. long.;
    (283) 32[deg]39.50[min] N. lat., 117[deg]27.80[min] W. long.; and
    (284) 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.;
    (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 180 fm (329 m) depth contour between 42[deg] N. lat. 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) 42[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.37[min] W. long.;
    (2) 41[deg]47.79[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.48[min] W. long.;
    (3) 41[deg]21.16[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.97[min] W. long.;
    (4) 41[deg]11.30[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.86[min] W. long.;
    (5) 41[deg]06.51[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.07[min] W. long.;
    (6) 40[deg]55.20[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.46[min] W. long.;
    (7) 40[deg]53.95[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.04[min] W. long.;
    (8) 40[deg]49.96[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.04[min] W. long.;
    (9) 40[deg]44.49[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.81[min] W. long.;
    (10) 40[deg]40.58[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.05[min] W. long.;
    (11) 40[deg]38.82[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.45[min] W. long.;
    (12) 40[deg]35.65[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.34[min] W. long.;
    (13) 40[deg]37.39[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.00[min] W. long.;
    (14) 40[deg]36.03[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.97[min] W. long.;
    (15) 40[deg]31.42[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.85[min] W. long.;
    (16) 40[deg]30.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.12[min] W. long.;
    (17) 40[deg]27.36[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.14[min] W. long.;
    (18) 40[deg]24.81[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.82[min] W. long.;
    (19) 40[deg]22.45[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.94[min] W. long.;
    (20) 40[deg]14.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.90[min] W. long.;
    (21) 40[deg]10.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.56[min] W. long.;
    (22) 40[deg]06.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]19.08[min] W. long.;
    (23) 40[deg]08.10[min] N. lat., 124[deg]16.71[min] W. long.;
    (24) 40[deg]05.90[min] N. lat., 124[deg]17.77[min] W. long.;
    (25) 40[deg]02.80[min] N. lat., 124[deg]16.28[min] W. long.;
    (26) 40[deg]01.98[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.99[min] W. long.;

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    (27) 40[deg]01.52[min] N. lat., 124[deg]09.83[min] W. long.;
    (28) 39[deg]58.55[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.32[min] W. long.;
    (29) 39[deg]55.74[min] N. lat., 124[deg]07.37[min] W. long.;
    (30) 39[deg]42.78[min] N. lat., 124[deg]02.11[min] W. long.;
    (31) 39[deg]34.76[min] N. lat., 123[deg]58.51[min] W. long.;
    (32) 39[deg]34.22[min] N. lat., 123[deg]56.82[min] W. long.;
    (33) 39[deg]32.98[min] N. lat., 123[deg]56.43[min] W. long.;
    (34) 39[deg]32.14[min] N. lat., 123[deg]58.83[min] W. long.;
    (35) 39[deg]07.79[min] N. lat., 123[deg]58.72[min] W. long.;
    (36) 39[deg]00.99[min] N. lat., 123[deg]57.56[min] W. long.;
    (37) 39[deg]00.05[min] N. lat., 123[deg]56.83[min] W. long.;
    (38) 38[deg]57.50[min] N. lat., 123[deg]57.04[min] W. long.;
    (39) 38[deg]51.19[min] N. lat., 123[deg]55.70[min] W. long.;
    (40) 38[deg]47.29[min] N. lat., 123[deg]51.12[min] W. long.;
    (41) 38[deg]45.48[min] N. lat., 123[deg]51.36[min] W. long.;
    (42) 38[deg]43.24[min] N. lat., 123[deg]49.91[min] W. long.;
    (43) 38[deg]41.61[min] N. lat., 123[deg]47.50[min] W. long.;
    (44) 38[deg]35.75[min] N. lat., 123[deg]43.76[min] W. long.;
    (45) 38[deg]34.92[min] N. lat., 123[deg]42.45[min] W. long.;
    (46) 38[deg]19.84[min] N. lat., 123[deg]31.96[min] W. long.;
    (47) 38[deg]14.38[min] N. lat., 123[deg]25.51[min] W. long.;
    (48) 38[deg]09.39[min] N. lat., 123[deg]24.39[min] W. long.;
    (49) 38[deg]10.02[min] N. lat., 123[deg]26.73[min] W. long.;
    (50) 38[deg]04.11[min] N. lat., 123[deg]31.62[min] W. long.;
    (51) 38[deg]02.11[min] N. lat., 123[deg]31.11[min] W. long.;
    (52) 38[deg]00.23[min] N. lat., 123[deg]29.51[min] W. long.;
    (53) 38[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 123[deg]28.72[min] W. long.;
    (54) 37[deg]58.07[min] N. lat., 123[deg]26.97[min] W. long.;
    (55) 37[deg]50.80[min] N. lat., 123[deg]24.47[min] W. long.;
    (56) 37[deg]44.21[min] N. lat., 123[deg]11.38[min] W. long.;
    (57) 37[deg]35.67[min] N. lat., 123[deg]01.86[min] W. long.;
    (58) 37[deg]23.42[min] N. lat., 122[deg]56.78[min] W. long.;
    (59) 37[deg]23.23[min] N. lat., 122[deg]53.78[min] W. long.;
    (60) 37[deg]13.97[min] N. lat., 122[deg]49.91[min] W. long.;
    (61) 37[deg]11.00[min] N. lat., 122[deg]45.61[min] W. long.;
    (62) 37[deg]07.00[min] N. lat., 122[deg]42.89[min] W. long.;
    (63) 37[deg]01.10[min] N. lat., 122[deg]37.50[min] W. long.;
    (64) 36[deg]57.81[min] N. lat., 122[deg]28.29[min] W. long.;
    (65) 36[deg]59.83[min] N. lat., 122[deg]25.17[min] W. long.;
    (66) 36[deg]57.21[min] N. lat., 122[deg]25.17[min] W. long.;
    (67) 36[deg]57.81[min] N. lat., 122[deg]21.73[min] W. long.;
    (68) 36[deg]56.10[min] N. lat., 122[deg]21.51[min] W. long.;
    (69) 36[deg]55.17[min] N. lat., 122[deg]16.94[min] W. long.;
    (70) 36[deg]52.06[min] N. lat., 122[deg]12.12[min] W. long.;
    (71) 36[deg]47.63[min] N. lat., 122[deg]07.40[min] W. long.;
    (72) 36[deg]47.37[min] N. lat., 122[deg]03.10[min] W. long.;
    (73) 36[deg]24.14[min] N. lat., 121[deg]59.45[min] W. long.;
    (74) 36[deg]21.82[min] N. lat., 122[deg]00.80[min] W. long.;
    (75) 36[deg]19.47[min] N. lat., 122[deg]05.28[min] W. long.;
    (76) 36[deg]14.67[min] N. lat., 122[deg]00.88[min] W. long.;
    (77) 36[deg]09.34[min] N. lat., 121[deg]42.61[min] W. long.;
    (78) 36[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 121[deg]35.77[min] W. long.;
    (79) 35[deg]56.78[min] N. lat., 121[deg]32.69[min] W. long.;
    (80) 35[deg]52.71[min] N. lat., 121[deg]32.32[min] W. long.;
    (81) 35[deg]51.23[min] N. lat., 121[deg]30.54[min] W. long.;
    (82) 35[deg]46.07[min] N. lat., 121[deg]29.75[min] W. long.;
    (83) 35[deg]34.08[min] N. lat., 121[deg]19.83[min] W. long.;
    (84) 35[deg]31.41[min] N. lat., 121[deg]14.80[min] W. long.;
    (85) 35[deg]15.42[min] N. lat., 121[deg]03.47[min] W. long.;
    (86) 35[deg]07.21[min] N. lat., 120[deg]59.05[min] W. long.;
    (87) 35[deg]07.45[min] N. lat., 120[deg]57.09[min] W. long.;
    (88) 34[deg]44.29[min] N. lat., 120[deg]54.28[min] W. long.;
    (89) 34[deg]44.24[min] N. lat., 120[deg]57.62[min] W. long.;
    (90) 34[deg]40.04[min] N. lat., 120[deg]53.95[min] W. long.;
    (91) 34[deg]27.00[min] N. lat., 120[deg]41.50[min] W. long.;
    (92) 34[deg]21.16[min] N. lat., 120[deg]33.11[min] W. long.;
    (93) 34[deg]19.15[min] N. lat., 120[deg]19.78[min] W. long.;
    (94) 34[deg]23.24[min] N. lat., 120[deg]14.17[min] W. long.;
    (95) 34[deg]21.47[min] N. lat., 119[deg]54.68[min] W. long.;
    (96) 34[deg]09.79[min] N. lat., 119[deg]44.51[min] W. long.;
    (97) 34[deg]07.34[min] N. lat., 120[deg]06.71[min] W. long.;
    (98) 34[deg]09.43[min] N. lat., 120[deg]18.34[min] W. long.;
    (99) 34[deg]12.50[min] N. lat., 120[deg]18.34[min] W. long.;
    (100) 34[deg]12.50[min] N. lat., 120[deg]26.11[min] W. long.;
    (101) 34[deg]14.02[min] N. lat., 120[deg]29.61[min] W. long.;
    (102) 34[deg]09.55[min] N. lat., 120[deg]37.83[min] W. long.;
    (103) 34[deg]05.35[min] N. lat., 120[deg]36.23[min] W. long.;
    (104) 34[deg]02.21[min] N. lat., 120[deg]36.23[min] W. long.;
    (105) 34[deg]02.21[min] N. lat., 120[deg]33.94[min] W. long.;
    (106) 33[deg]56.82[min] N. lat., 120[deg]28.30[min] W. long.;
    (107) 33[deg]50.40[min] N. lat., 120[deg]09.94[min] W. long.;
    (108) 33[deg]38.21[min] N. lat., 119[deg]59.90[min] W. long.;
    (109) 33[deg]35.35[min] N. lat., 119[deg]51.95[min] W. long.;
    (110) 33[deg]35.99[min] N. lat., 119[deg]49.13[min] W. long.;
    (111) 33[deg]42.74[min] N. lat., 119[deg]47.81[min] W. long.;
    (112) 33[deg]51.63[min] N. lat., 119[deg]52.94[min] W. long.;
    (113) 33[deg]51.62[min] N. lat., 119[deg]47.94[min] W. long.;
    (114) 33[deg]54.67[min] N. lat., 119[deg]47.94[min] W. long.;
    (115) 33[deg]57.84[min] N. lat., 119[deg]30.94[min] W. long.;
    (116) 33[deg]54.11[min] N. lat., 119[deg]30.94[min] W. long.;
    (117) 33[deg]54.11[min] N. lat., 119[deg]25.94[min] W. long.;
    (118) 33[deg]58.14[min] N. lat., 119[deg]25.94[min] W. long.;
    (119) 33[deg]59.31[min] N. lat., 119[deg]20.02[min] W. long.;
    (120) 34[deg]02.91[min] N. lat., 119[deg]15.38[min] W. long.;
    (121) 33[deg]59.04[min] N. lat., 119[deg]03.02[min] W. long.;
    (122) 33[deg]57.88[min] N. lat., 118[deg]41.69[min] W. long.;

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    (123) 33[deg]50.89[min] N. lat., 118[deg]37.78[min] W. long.;
    (124) 33[deg]39.16[min] N. lat., 118[deg]18.24[min] W. long.;
    (125) 33[deg]35.44[min] N. lat., 118[deg]17.31[min] W. long.;
    (126) 33[deg]31.37[min] N. lat., 118[deg]10.39[min] W. long.;
    (127) 33[deg]32.71[min] N. lat., 117[deg]52.05[min] W. long.;
    (128) 32[deg]58.94[min] N. lat., 117[deg]20.06[min] W. long.; and
    (129) 32[deg]35.48[min] N. lat., 117[deg]28.83[min] W. long.
    (g) 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]10.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]41.82[min] W. long.;
    (4) 48[deg]07.10[min] N. lat., 125[deg]45.65[min] W. long.;
    (5) 48[deg]05.71[min] N. lat., 125[deg]44.70[min] W. long.;
    (6) 48[deg]04.07[min] N. lat., 125[deg]36.96[min] W. long.;
    (7) 48[deg]03.05[min] N. lat., 125[deg]36.38[min] W. long.;
    (8) 48[deg]01.98[min] N. lat., 125[deg]37.41[min] W. long.;
    (9) 48[deg]01.46[min] N. lat., 125[deg]39.61[min] W. long.;
    (10) 47[deg]56.94[min] N. lat., 125[deg]36.65[min] W. long.;
    (11) 47[deg]55.11[min] N. lat., 125[deg]36.92[min] W. long.;
    (12) 47[deg]54.10[min] N. lat., 125[deg]34.98[min] W. long.;
    (13) 47[deg]54.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]32.01[min] W. long.;
    (14) 47[deg]55.77[min] N. lat., 125[deg]30.13[min] W. long.;
    (15) 47[deg]55.65[min] N. lat., 125[deg]28.46[min] W. long.;
    (16) 47[deg]58.11[min] N. lat., 125[deg]26.60[min] W. long.;
    (17) 48[deg]00.40[min] N. lat., 125[deg]24.83[min] W. long.;
    (18) 48[deg]02.04[min] N. lat., 125[deg]22.90[min] W. long.;
    (19) 48[deg]03.60[min] N. lat., 125[deg]21.84[min] W. long.;
    (20) 48[deg]03.98[min] N. lat., 125[deg]20.65[min] W. long.;
    (21) 48[deg]03.26[min] N. lat., 125[deg]19.76[min] W. long.;
    (22) 48[deg]01.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]18.80[min] W. long.;
    (23) 48[deg]01.03[min] N. lat., 125[deg]20.12[min] W. long.;
    (24) 48[deg]00.04[min] N. lat., 125[deg]20.26[min] W. long.;
    (25) 47[deg]58.10[min] N. lat., 125[deg]18.91[min] W. long.;
    (26) 47[deg]58.17[min] N. lat., 125[deg]17.50[min] W. long.;
    (27) 47[deg]52.33[min] N. lat., 125[deg]15.78[min] W. long.;
    (28) 47[deg]49.20[min] N. lat., 125[deg]10.67[min] W. long.;
    (29) 47[deg]48.27[min] N. lat., 125[deg]07.38[min] W. long.;
    (30) 47[deg]47.24[min] N. lat., 125[deg]05.38[min] W. long.;
    (31) 47[deg]45.95[min] N. lat., 125[deg]04.61[min] W. long.;
    (32) 47[deg]44.58[min] N. lat., 125[deg]07.12[min] W. long.;
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    (255) 32[deg]58.87[min] N. lat., 117[deg]20.41[min] W. long.; and
    (256) 32[deg]35.53[min] N. lat., 117[deg]29.72[min] W. long.
    (h) 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.
    (i) 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.
    (j) The 200 fm (366 m) depth contour used around Lasuen Knoll off 
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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.
    (k) 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.
    (l) 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]10.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]41.82[min] W. long.;
    (4) 48[deg]07.10[min] N. lat., 125[deg]45.65[min] W. long.;
    (5) 48[deg]05.71[min] N. lat., 125[deg]44.69[min] W. long.;
    (6) 48[deg]04.07[min] N. lat., 125[deg]36.96[min] W. long.;
    (7) 48[deg]03.05[min] N. lat., 125[deg]36.38[min] W. long.;
    (8) 48[deg]01.98[min] N. lat., 125[deg]37.41[min] W. long.;
    (9) 48[deg]01.46[min] N. lat., 125[deg]39.61[min] W. long.;
    (10) 47[deg]56.94[min] N. lat., 125[deg]36.65[min] W. long.;
    (11) 47[deg]55.77[min] N. lat., 125[deg]30.13[min] W. long.;
    (12) 47[deg]55.65[min] N. lat., 125[deg]28.46[min] W. long.;
    (13) 47[deg]58.11[min] N. lat., 125[deg]26.60[min] W. long.;
    (14) 48[deg]00.40[min] N. lat., 125[deg]24.83[min] W. long.;
    (15) 48[deg]02.04[min] N. lat., 125[deg]22.90[min] W. long.;
    (16) 48[deg]03.60[min] N. lat., 125[deg]21.84[min] W. long.;
    (17) 48[deg]03.98[min] N. lat., 125[deg]20.65[min] W. long.;
    (18) 48[deg]03.26[min] N. lat., 125[deg]19.76[min] W. long.;
    (19) 48[deg]01.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]18.80[min] W. long.;
    (20) 48[deg]01.03[min] N. lat., 125[deg]20.12[min] W. long.;
    (21) 48[deg]00.04[min] N. lat., 125[deg]20.26[min] W. long.;
    (22) 47[deg]58.10[min] N. lat., 125[deg]18.91[min] W. long.;
    (23) 47[deg]58.17[min] N. lat., 125[deg]17.50[min] W. long.;
    (24) 47[deg]52.33[min] N. lat., 125[deg]15.78[min] W. long.;
    (25) 47[deg]49.20[min] N. lat., 125[deg]10.67[min] W. long.;
    (26) 47[deg]48.27[min] N. lat., 125[deg]07.38[min] W. long.;
    (27) 47[deg]47.24[min] N. lat., 125[deg]05.38[min] W. long.;
    (28) 47[deg]45.95[min] N. lat., 125[deg]04.61[min] W. long.;
    (29) 47[deg]44.58[min] N. lat., 125[deg]07.12[min] W. long.;
    (30) 47[deg]42.24[min] N. lat., 125[deg]05.15[min] W. long.;
    (31) 47[deg]38.54[min] N. lat., 125[deg]06.76[min] W. long.;
    (32) 47[deg]35.03[min] N. lat., 125[deg]04.28[min] W. long.;
    (33) 47[deg]28.82[min] N. lat., 124[deg]56.24[min] W. long.;
    (34) 47[deg]29.15[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.10[min] W. long.;
    (35) 47[deg]28.43[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.58[min] W. long.;
    (36) 47[deg]24.13[min] N. lat., 124[deg]47.50[min] W. long.;
    (37) 47[deg]18.31[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.17[min] W. long.;
    (38) 47[deg]19.57[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.00[min] W. long.;
    (39) 47[deg]18.12[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.66[min] W. long.;
    (40) 47[deg]17.60[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.94[min] W. long.;
    (41) 47[deg]17.71[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.63[min] W. long.;
    (42) 47[deg]16.90[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.23[min] W. long.;
    (43) 47[deg]16.10[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.67[min] W. long.;
    (44) 47[deg]14.24[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.02[min] W. long.;
    (45) 47[deg]12.16[min] N. lat., 124[deg]56.77[min] W. long.;
    (46) 47[deg]13.35[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.70[min] W. long.;
    (47) 47[deg]09.53[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.32[min] W. long.;
    (48) 47[deg]09.54[min] N. lat., 124[deg]59.50[min] W. long.;
    (49) 47[deg]05.87[min] N. lat., 124[deg]59.30[min] W. long.;
    (50) 47[deg]03.65[min] N. lat., 124[deg]56.26[min] W. long.;
    (51) 47[deg]00.87[min] N. lat., 124[deg]59.52[min] W. long.;
    (52) 46[deg]56.80[min] N. lat., 125[deg]00.00[min] W. long.;
    (53) 46[deg]51.55[min] N. lat., 125[deg]00.00[min] W. long.;
    (54) 46[deg]50.07[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.90[min] W. long.;
    (55) 46[deg]44.88[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.97[min] W. long.;
    (56) 46[deg]38.17[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.66[min] W. long.;
    (57) 46[deg]33.45[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.11[min] W. long.;
    (58) 46[deg]33.20[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.64[min] W. long.;
    (59) 46[deg]27.85[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.95[min] W. long.;
    (60) 46[deg]18.27[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.28[min] W. long.;
    (61) 46[deg]16.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.88[min] W. long.;
    (62) 46[deg]14.22[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.28[min] W. long.;
    (63) 46[deg]11.53[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.58[min] W. long.;
    (64) 46[deg]08.77[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.71[min] W. long.;
    (65) 46[deg]05.86[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.27[min] W. long.;
    (66) 46[deg]03.85[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.20[min] W. long.;
    (67) 46[deg]02.34[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.51[min] W. long.;
    (68) 45[deg]58.99[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.42[min] W. long.;
    (69) 45[deg]49.68[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.37[min] W. long.;
    (70) 45[deg]49.74[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.69[min] W. long.;
    (71) 45[deg]46.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.82[min] W. long.;
    (72) 45[deg]40.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.90[min] W. long.;
    (73) 45[deg]34.88[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.58[min] W. long.;
    (74) 45[deg]20.25[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.47[min] W. long.;
    (75) 45[deg]13.04[min] N. lat., 124[deg]21.92[min] W. long.;
    (76) 45[deg]03.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.13[min] W. long.;
    (77) 45[deg]00.17[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.28[min] W. long.;
    (78) 44[deg]50.99[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.40[min] W. long.;
    (79) 44[deg]46.87[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.20[min] W. long.;
    (80) 44[deg]48.25[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.62[min] W. long.;
    (81) 44[deg]41.34[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.20[min] W. long.;
    (82) 44[deg]23.30[min] N. lat., 124[deg]50.17[min] W. long.;
    (83) 44[deg]13.19[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.66[min] W. long.;
    (84) 44[deg]08.30[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.72[min] W. long.;
    (85) 43[deg]57.37[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.71[min] W. long.;
    (86) 43[deg]52.32[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.43[min] W. long.;
    (87) 43[deg]51.35[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.94[min] W. long.;
    (88) 43[deg]49.73[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.26[min] W. long.;
    (89) 43[deg]39.06[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.55[min] W. long.;
    (90) 43[deg]28.85[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.99[min] W. long.;
    (91) 43[deg]20.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.89[min] W. long.;

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    (93) 43[deg]13.29[min] N. lat., 124[deg]47.00[min] W. long.;
    (94) 43[deg]10.64[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.95[min] W. long.;
    (95) 43[deg]04.26[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.05[min] W. long.;
    (96) 42[deg]53.93[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.60[min] W. long.;
    (97) 42[deg]50.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]50.60[min] W. long.;
    (98) 42[deg]47.57[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.12[min] W. long.;
    (99) 42[deg]46.19[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.52[min] W. long.;
    (100) 42[deg]41.75[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.69[min] W. long.;
    (101) 42[deg]40.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.02[min] W. long.;
    (102) 42[deg]38.81[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.09[min] W. long.;
    (103) 42[deg]31.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.23[min] W. long.;
    (104) 42[deg]32.08[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.58[min] W. long.;
    (105) 42[deg]30.96[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.84[min] W. long.;
    (106) 42[deg]28.41[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.17[min] W. long.;
    (107) 42[deg]24.80[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.93[min] W. long.;
    (108) 42[deg]19.71[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.60[min] W. long.;
    (109) 42[deg]15.12[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.34[min] W. long.;
    (110) 42[deg]13.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.28[min] W. long.;
    (111) 42[deg]12.35[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.09[min] W. long.;
    (112) 42[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.83[min] W. long.;
    (113) 41[deg]47.78[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.55[min] W. long.;
    (114) 41[deg]21.15[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.04[min] W. long.;
    (115) 41[deg]13.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.40[min] W. long.;
    (116) 41[deg]11.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.99[min] W. long.;
    (117) 41[deg]06.69[min] N. lat., 124[deg]23.30[min] W. long.;
    (118) 40[deg]54.73[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.15[min] W. long.;
    (119) 40[deg]53.94[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.11[min] W. long.;
    (120) 40[deg]50.31[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.15[min] W. long.;
    (121) 40[deg]44.49[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.89[min] W. long.;
    (122) 40[deg]40.62[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.16[min] W. long.;
    (123) 40[deg]38.87[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.15[min] W. long.;
    (124) 40[deg]35.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.43[min] W. long.;
    (125) 40[deg]37.41[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.06[min] W. long.;
    (126) 40[deg]36.09[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.11[min] W. long.;
    (127) 40[deg]31.33[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.01[min] W. long.;
    (128) 40[deg]30.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.15[min] W. long.;
    (129) 40[deg]27.34[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.28[min] W. long.;
    (130) 40[deg]25.01[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.36[min] W. long.;
    (131) 40[deg]22.28[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.35[min] W. long.;
    (132) 40[deg]16.29[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.50[min] W. long.;
    (133) 40[deg]14.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]33.02[min] W. long.;
    (134) 40[deg]10.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.55[min] W. long.;
    (135) 40[deg]06.45[min] N. lat., 124[deg]19.24[min] W. long.;
    (136) 40[deg]07.08[min] N. lat., 124[deg]17.80[min] W. long.;
    (137) 40[deg]05.55[min] N. lat., 124[deg]18.11[min] W. long.;
    (138) 40[deg]04.74[min] N. lat., 124[deg]18.11[min] W. long.;
    (139) 40[deg]02.35[min] N. lat., 124[deg]16.54[min] W. long.;
    (140) 40[deg]01.51[min] N. lat., 124[deg]09.89[min] W. long.;
    (141) 39[deg]58.54[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.43[min] W. long.;
    (142) 39[deg]55.72[min] N. lat., 124[deg]09.86[min] W. long.;
    (143) 39[deg]42.64[min] N. lat., 124[deg]02.52[min] W. long.;
    (144) 39[deg]35.96[min] N. lat., 123[deg]59.47[min] W. long.;
    (145) 39[deg]34.61[min] N. lat., 123[deg]59.59[min] W. long.;
    (146) 39[deg]33.79[min] N. lat., 123[deg]56.77[min] W. long.;
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    (148) 39[deg]32.21[min] N. lat., 123[deg]59.12[min] W. long.;
    (149) 39[deg]07.81[min] N. lat., 123[deg]59.06[min] W. long.;
    (150) 38[deg]57.50[min] N. lat., 123[deg]57.32[min] W. long.;
    (151) 38[deg]52.26[min] N. lat., 123[deg]56.18[min] W. long.;
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    (153) 38[deg]46.81[min] N. lat., 123[deg]51.49[min] W. long.;
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    (156) 38[deg]41.42[min] N. lat., 123[deg]47.45[min] W. long.;
    (157) 38[deg]35.74[min] N. lat., 123[deg]43.82[min] W. long.;
    (158) 38[deg]34.92[min] N. lat., 123[deg]42.53[min] W. long.;
    (159) 38[deg]19.65[min] N. lat., 123[deg]31.95[min] W. long.;
    (160) 38[deg]14.38[min] N. lat., 123[deg]25.51[min] W. long.;
    (161) 38[deg]09.39[min] N. lat., 123[deg]24.40[min] W. long.;
    (162) 38[deg]10.06[min] N. lat., 123[deg]26.84[min] W. long.;
    (163) 38[deg]04.58[min] N. lat., 123[deg]31.91[min] W. long.;
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    (214) 34[deg]12.50[min] N. lat., 120[deg]18.40[min] W. long.;
    (215) 34[deg]12.50[min] N. lat., 120[deg]24.96[min] W. long.;
    (216) 34[deg]14.68[min] N. lat., 120[deg]29.48[min] W. long.;
    (217) 34[deg]09.51[min] N. lat., 120[deg]38.32[min] W. long.;
    (218) 34[deg]04.66[min] N. lat., 120[deg]36.29[min] W. long.;
    (219) 34[deg]02.21[min] N. lat., 120[deg]36.29[min] W. long.;
    (220) 34[deg]02.21[min] N. lat., 120[deg]34.65[min] W. long.;
    (221) 33[deg]56.39[min] N. lat., 120[deg]28.47[min] W. long.;
    (222) 33[deg]50.40[min] N. lat., 120[deg]10.00[min] W. long.;
    (223) 33[deg]37.96[min] N. lat., 120[deg]00.08[min] W. long.;
    (224) 33[deg]34.52[min] N. lat., 119[deg]51.84[min] W. long.;
    (225) 33[deg]35.51[min] N. lat., 119[deg]48.49[min] W. long.;
    (226) 33[deg]42.76[min] N. lat., 119[deg]47.77[min] W. long.;
    (227) 33[deg]51.63[min] N. lat., 119[deg]53.00[min] W. long.;
    (228) 33[deg]51.62[min] N. lat., 119[deg]48.00[min] W. long.;
    (229) 33[deg]54.59[min] N. lat., 119[deg]48.00[min] W. long.;
    (230) 33[deg]57.69[min] N. lat., 119[deg]31.00[min] W. long.;
    (231) 33[deg]54.11[min] N. lat., 119[deg]31.00[min] W. long.;
    (232) 33[deg]54.11[min] N. lat., 119[deg]26.00[min] W. long.;
    (233) 33[deg]57.94[min] N. lat., 119[deg]26.00[min] W. long.;
    (234) 33[deg]58.88[min] N. lat., 119[deg]20.06[min] W. long.;
    (235) 34[deg]02.65[min] N. lat., 119[deg]15.11[min] W. long.;
    (236) 33[deg]59.02[min] N. lat., 119[deg]02.99[min] W. long.;
    (237) 33[deg]57.61[min] N. lat., 118[deg]42.07[min] W. long.;
    (238) 33[deg]50.76[min] N. lat., 118[deg]37.98[min] W. long.;
    (239) 33[deg]39.17[min] N. lat., 118[deg]18.47[min] W. long.;
    (240) 33[deg]37.14[min] N. lat., 118[deg]18.39[min] W. long.;
    (241) 33[deg]35.51[min] N. lat., 118[deg]18.03[min] W. long.;
    (242) 33[deg]30.68[min] N. lat., 118[deg]10.35[min] W. long.;
    (243) 33[deg]32.49[min] N. lat., 117[deg]51.85[min] W. long.;
    (244) 32[deg]58.87[min] N. lat., 117[deg]20.36[min] W. long.; and
    (245) 32[deg]35.56[min] N. lat., 117[deg]29.66[min] W. long.
    (m) The 250-fm (457-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]14.71[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]10.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]43.00[min] W. long.;
    (4) 48[deg]08.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]45.00[min] W. long.;
    (5) 48[deg]06.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]46.50[min] W. long.;
    (6) 48[deg]03.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]37.00[min] W. long.;
    (7) 48[deg]01.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]40.00[min] W. long.;
    (8) 47[deg]57.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]37.00[min] W. long.;
    (9) 47[deg]55.20[min] N. lat., 125[deg]37.26[min] W. long.;
    (10) 47[deg]54.02[min] N. lat., 125[deg]36.60[min] W. long.;
    (11) 47[deg]53.70[min] N. lat., 125[deg]35.09[min] W. long.;
    (12) 47[deg]54.16[min] N. lat., 125[deg]32.38[min] W. long.;
    (13) 47[deg]55.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]28.50[min] W. long.;
    (14) 47[deg]58.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]25.00[min] W. long.;
    (15) 48[deg]00.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]24.50[min] W. long.;
    (16) 48[deg]03.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]21.00[min] W. long.;
    (17) 48[deg]02.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]19.50[min] W. long.;
    (18) 48[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]21.00[min] W. long.;
    (19) 47[deg]58.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]20.00[min] W. long.;
    (20) 47[deg]58.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]18.00[min] W. long.;
    (21) 47[deg]52.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]16.50[min] W. long.;
    (22) 47[deg]46.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]06.00[min] W. long.;
    (23) 47[deg]44.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]07.50[min] W. long.;
    (24) 47[deg]42.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]06.00[min] W. long.;
    (25) 47[deg]37.96[min] N. lat., 125[deg]07.17[min] W. long.;
    (26) 47[deg]28.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.50[min] W. long.;
    (27) 47[deg]28.88[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.70[min] W. long.;
    (28) 47[deg]27.70[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.87[min] W. long.;
    (29) 47[deg]24.84[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.45[min] W. long.;
    (30) 47[deg]21.76[min] N. lat., 124[deg]47.42[min] W. long.;
    (31) 47[deg]18.84[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.75[min] W. long.;
    (32) 47[deg]19.82[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.43[min] W. long.;
    (33) 47[deg]18.13[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.25[min] W. long.;
    (34) 47[deg]13.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.70[min] W. long.;
    (35) 47[deg]15.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]01.10[min] W. long.;
    (36) 47[deg]08.77[min] N. lat., 125[deg]00.91[min] W. long.;
    (37) 47[deg]05.80[min] N. lat., 125[deg]01.00[min] W. long.;
    (38) 47[deg]03.34[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.50[min] W. long.;
    (39) 47[deg]01.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]00.00[min] W. long.;
    (40) 46[deg]55.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]02.00[min] W. long.;
    (41) 46[deg]53.32[min] N. lat., 125[deg]00.00[min] W. long.;
    (42) 46[deg]51.55[min] N. lat., 125[deg]00.00[min] W. long.;
    (43) 46[deg]50.80[min] N. lat., 124[deg]56.90[min] W. long.;
    (44) 46[deg]47.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.00[min] W. long.;
    (45) 46[deg]38.17[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.45[min] W. long.;

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    (46) 46[deg]34.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.00[min] W. long.;
    (47) 46[deg]30.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.00[min] W. long.;
    (48) 46[deg]33.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.00[min] W. long.;
    (49) 46[deg]29.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.00[min] W. long.;
    (50) 46[deg]20.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.00[min] W. long.;
    (51) 46[deg]18.16[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.00[min] W. long.;
    (52) 46[deg]16.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.00[min] W. long.;
    (53) 46[deg]16.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.01[min] W. long.;
    (54) 46[deg]15.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.96[min] W. long.;
    (55) 46[deg]13.17[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.87[min] W. long.;
    (56) 46[deg]13.17[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.75[min] W. long.;
    (57) 46[deg]10.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.00[min] W. long.;
    (58) 46[deg]06.21[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.85[min] W. long.;
    (59) 46[deg]03.02[min] N. lat., 124[deg]50.27[min] W. long.;
    (60) 45[deg]57.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.52[min] W. long.;
    (61) 45[deg]46.85[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.91[min] W. long.;
    (62) 45[deg]46.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.84[min] W. long.;
    (63) 45[deg]45.81[min] N. lat., 124[deg]47.05[min] W. long.;
    (64) 45[deg]44.87[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.98[min] W. long.;
    (65) 45[deg]43.44[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.03[min] W. long.;
    (66) 45[deg]35.82[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.72[min] W. long.;
    (67) 45[deg]35.70[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.89[min] W. long.;
    (68) 45[deg]24.45[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.21[min] W. long.;
    (69) 45[deg]11.68[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.38[min] W. long.;
    (70) 45[deg]03.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.03[min] W. long.;
    (71) 44[deg]57.94[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.02[min] W. long.;
    (72) 44[deg]44.28[min] N. lat., 124[deg]50.79[min] W. long.;
    (73) 44[deg]32.63[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.21[min] W. long.;
    (74) 44[deg]23.36[min] N. lat., 124[deg]50.53[min] W. long.;
    (75) 44[deg]13.30[min] N. lat., 124[deg]59.03[min] W. long.;
    (76) 43[deg]57.85[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.57[min] W. long.;
    (77) 43[deg]50.12[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.36[min] W. long.;
    (78) 43[deg]49.53[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.96[min] W. long.;
    (79) 43[deg]42.76[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.40[min] W. long.;
    (80) 43[deg]24.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.61[min] W. long.;
    (81) 43[deg]20.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.48[min] W. long.;
    (82) 43[deg]19.74[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.12[min] W. long.;
    (83) 43[deg]19.62[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.95[min] W. long.;
    (84) 43[deg]17.41[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.02[min] W. long.;
    (85) 42[deg]56.41[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.59[min] W. long.;
    (86) 42[deg]53.82[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.76[min] W. long.;
    (87) 42[deg]53.54[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.88[min] W. long.;
    (88) 42[deg]50.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.12[min] W. long.;
    (89) 42[deg]49.26[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.17[min] W. long.;
    (90) 42[deg]46.74[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.39[min] W. long.;
    (91) 42[deg]43.76[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.64[min] W. long.;
    (92) 42[deg]45.41[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.35[min] W. long.;
    (93) 42[deg]43.92[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.92[min] W. long.;
    (94) 42[deg]40.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.30[min] W. long.;
    (95) 42[deg]38.84[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.51[min] W. long.;
    (96) 42[deg]34.78[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.56[min] W. long.;
    (97) 42[deg]31.47[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.89[min] W. long.;
    (98) 42[deg]31.59[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.85[min] W. long.;
    (99) 42[deg]31.12[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.82[min] W. long.;
    (100) 42[deg]28.48[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.96[min] W. long.;
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    (102) 42[deg]19.58[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.21[min] W. long.;
    (103) 42[deg]13.75[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.06[min] W. long.;
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    (105) 42[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.76[min] W. long.;
    (106) 41[deg]47.93[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.79[min] W. long.;
    (107) 41[deg]21.35[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.35[min] W. long.;
    (108) 41[deg]07.11[min] N. lat., 124[deg]25.25[min] W. long.;
    (109) 40[deg]57.37[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.25[min] W. long.;
    (110) 40[deg]48.77[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.69[min] W. long.;
    (111) 40[deg]41.03[min] N. lat., 124[deg]33.21[min] W. long.;
    (112) 40[deg]37.40[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.96[min] W. long.;
    (113) 40[deg]33.70[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.50[min] W. long.;
    (114) 40[deg]31.31[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.59[min] W. long.;
    (115) 40[deg]30.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.50[min] W. long.;
    (116) 40[deg]25.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.65[min] W. long.;
    (117) 40[deg]22.42[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.19[min] W. long.;
    (118) 40[deg]17.17[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.21[min] W. long.;
    (119) 40[deg]18.68[min] N. lat., 124[deg]50.44[min] W. long.;
    (120) 40[deg]13.55[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.26[min] W. long.;
    (121) 40[deg]10.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.25[min] W. long.;
    (122) 40[deg]06.72[min] N. lat., 124[deg]21.40[min] W. long.;
    (123) 40[deg]01.63[min] N. lat., 124[deg]17.25[min] W. long.;
    (124) 40[deg]00.68[min] N. lat., 124[deg]11.19[min] W. long.;
    (125) 39[deg]59.09[min] N. lat., 124[deg]14.92[min] W. long.;
    (126) 39[deg]56.44[min] N. lat., 124[deg]12.52[min] W. long.;
    (127) 39[deg]54.98[min] N. lat., 124[deg]08.71[min] W. long.;
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    (129) 39[deg]37.37[min] N. lat., 124[deg]00.58[min] W. long.;
    (130) 39[deg]32.41[min] N. lat., 124[deg]00.01[min] W. long.;
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    (134) 38[deg]57.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]01.90[min] W. long.;
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    (136) 38[deg]46.73[min] N. lat., 123[deg]51.93[min] W. long.;
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    (139) 38[deg]14.56[min] N. lat., 123[deg]32.18[min] W. long.;
    (140) 38[deg]13.85[min] N. lat., 123[deg]29.94[min] W. long.;
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    (204) 33[deg]35.16[min] N. lat., 118[deg]18.33[min] W. long.;
    (205) 33[deg]28.82[min] N. lat., 118[deg]08.73[min] W. long.;
    (206) 33[deg]31.44[min] N. lat., 117[deg]51.34[min] W. long.;
    (207) 32[deg]58.76[min] N. lat., 117[deg]20.85[min] W. long.; and
    (208) 32[deg]35.61[min] N. lat., 117[deg]30.15[min] W. long.
    (n) The 250-fm (457-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]06.10[min] N. lat., 118[deg]39.07[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]05.31[min] N. lat., 118[deg]40.88[min] W. long.;
    (3) 33[deg]03.03[min] N. lat., 118[deg]41.72[min] W. long.;
    (4) 32[deg]46.62[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.23[min] W. long.;
    (5) 32[deg]40.81[min] N. lat., 118[deg]23.85[min] W. long.;
    (6) 32[deg]47.55[min] N. lat., 118[deg]17.59[min] W. long.;
    (7) 32[deg]57.35[min] N. lat., 118[deg]28.83[min] W. long.;
    (8) 33[deg]02.79[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.85[min] W. long.; and
    (9) 33[deg]06.10[min] N. lat., 118[deg]39.07[min] W. long.
    (o) The 250-fm (457-m) depth contour used around Santa Catalina 
Island is defined by straight lines connecting all of the following 
points in the order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]13.37[min] N. lat., 118[deg]08.39[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]20.86[min] N. lat., 118[deg]14.39[min] W. long.;
    (3) 33[deg]26.49[min] N. lat., 118[deg]21.17[min] W. long.;
    (4) 33[deg]28.14[min] N. lat., 118[deg]26.68[min] W. long.;
    (5) 33[deg]30.36[min] N. lat., 118[deg]30.55[min] W. long.;
    (6) 33[deg]31.65[min] N. lat., 118[deg]35.33[min] W. long.;
    (7) 33[deg]32.89[min] N. lat., 118[deg]42.97[min] W. long.;
    (8) 33[deg]32.64[min] N. lat., 118[deg]49.44[min] W. long.;
    (9) 33[deg]38.02[min] N. lat., 118[deg]57.35[min] W. long.;
    (10) 33[deg]37.08[min] N. lat., 118[deg]57.93[min] W. long.;
    (11) 33[deg]30.76[min] N. lat., 118[deg]49.96[min] W. long.;
    (12) 33[deg]23.24[min] N. lat., 118[deg]32.88[min] W. long.;
    (13) 33[deg]20.91[min] N. lat., 118[deg]34.67[min] W. long.;
    (14) 33[deg]17.04[min] N. lat., 118[deg]28.21[min] W. long.; and
    (15) 33[deg]13.37[min] N. lat., 118[deg]08.39[min] W. long.
    (p) The 250-fm (457-m) depth contour used around Lasuen Knoll is 
defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the 
order stated:
    (1) 33[deg]26.76[min] N. lat., 118[deg]00.77[min] W. long.;
    (2) 33[deg]25.30[min] N. lat., 117[deg]57.88[min] W. long.;
    (3) 33[deg]23.37[min] N. lat., 117[deg]56.14[min] W. long.;
    (4) 33[deg]22.06[min] N. lat., 117[deg]57.06[min] W. long.;
    (5) 33[deg]22.85[min] N. lat., 117[deg]59.47[min] W. long.;
    (6) 33[deg]23.97[min] N. lat., 118[deg]00.72[min] W. long.;
    (7) 33[deg]25.98[min] N. lat., 118[deg]01.63[min] W. long.; and
    (8) 33[deg]26.76[min] N. lat., 118[deg]00.77[min] W. long.
    (q) The 250-fm (457-m) depth contour used around San Diego Rise is 
defined by straight lines connecting all of the following points in the 
order stated:
    (1) 32 [deg]51.58[min] N. lat., 117[deg]51.00[min] W. long.;
    (2) 32[deg]44.69[min] N. lat., 117[deg]44.55[min] W. long.;
    (3) 32[deg]37.05[min] N. lat., 117[deg]42.02[min] W. long.;
    (4) 32[deg]36.07[min] N. lat., 117[deg]44.29[min] W. long.;
    (5) 32[deg]47.03[min] N. lat., 117[deg]50.97[min] W. long.;
    (6) 32[deg]51.50[min] N. lat., 117[deg]51.47[min] W. long.; and
    (7) 32[deg]51.58[min] N. lat., 117[deg]51.00[min] W. long.
    (r) The 250-fm (457-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]14.71[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]10.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]43.00[min] W. long.;
    (4) 48[deg]08.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]45.00[min] W. long.;
    (5) 48[deg]06.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]46.50[min] W. long.;
    (6) 48[deg]03.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]37.00[min] W. long.;
    (7) 48[deg]01.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]40.00[min] W. long.;
    (8) 47[deg]57.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]37.00[min] W. long.;
    (9) 47[deg]55.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]28.50[min] W. long.;
    (10) 47[deg]58.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]25.00[min] W. long.;
    (11) 48[deg]00.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]24.50[min] W. long.;
    (12) 48[deg]03.50[min] N. lat., 125[deg]21.00[min] W. long.;

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    (13) 48[deg]02.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]19.50[min] W. long.;
    (14) 48[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]21.00[min] W. long.;
    (15) 47[deg]58.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]20.00[min] W. long.;
    (16) 47[deg]58.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]18.00[min] W. long.;
    (17) 47[deg]52.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]16.50[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]37.96[min] N. lat., 125[deg]07.17[min] W. long.;
    (22) 47[deg]28.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.50[min] W. long.;
    (23) 47[deg]28.88[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.70[min] W. long.;
    (24) 47[deg]27.70[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.87[min] W. long.;
    (25) 47[deg]24.84[min] N. lat., 124[deg]48.45[min] W. long.;
    (26) 47[deg]21.76[min] N. lat., 124[deg]47.42[min] W. long.;
    (27) 47[deg]18.84[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.75[min] W. long.;
    (28) 47[deg]19.82[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.43[min] W. long.;
    (29) 47[deg]18.13[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.25[min] W. long.;
    (30) 47[deg]13.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.70[min] W. long.;
    (31) 47[deg]15.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]01.10[min] W. long.;
    (32) 47[deg]08.77[min] N. lat., 125[deg]00.91[min] W. long.;
    (33) 47[deg]05.80[min] N. lat., 125[deg]01.00[min] W. long.;
    (34) 47[deg]03.34[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.49[min] W. long.;
    (35) 47[deg]01.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]00.00[min] W. long.;
    (36) 46[deg]55.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]02.00[min] W. long.;
    (37) 46[deg]53.32[min] N. lat., 125[deg]00.00[min] W. long.;
    (38) 46[deg]51.55[min] N. lat., 125[deg]00.00[min] W. long.;
    (39) 46[deg]50.80[min] N. lat., 124[deg]56.90[min] W. long.;
    (40) 46[deg]47.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]55.00[min] W. long.;
    (41) 46[deg]38.17[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.45[min] W. long.;
    (42) 46[deg]34.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.00[min] W. long.;
    (43) 46[deg]30.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.00[min] W. long.;
    (44) 46[deg]33.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.00[min] W. long.;
    (45) 46[deg]29.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.00[min] W. long.;
    (46) 46[deg]20.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.00[min] W. long.;
    (47) 46[deg]18.16[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.00[min] W. long.;
    (48) 46[deg]16.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]27.00[min] W. long.;
    (49) 46[deg]15.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.96[min] W. long.;
    (50) 46[deg]13.17[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.76[min] W. long.;
    (51) 46[deg]10.51[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.99[min] W. long.;
    (52) 46[deg]06.24[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.81[min] W. long.;
    (53) 46[deg]03.04[min] N. lat., 124[deg]50.26[min] W. long.;
    (54) 45[deg]56.99[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.45[min] W. long.;
    (55) 45[deg]49.94[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.75[min] W. long.;
    (56) 45[deg]49.94[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.33[min] W. long.;
    (57) 45[deg]46.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.19[min] W. long.;
    (58) 45[deg]45.73[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.18[min] W. long.;
    (59) 45[deg]45.73[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.82[min] W. long.;
    (60) 45[deg]41.94[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.61[min] W. long.;
    (61) 45[deg]41.58[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.86[min] W. long.;
    (62) 45[deg]38.45[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.94[min] W. long.;
    (63) 45[deg]35.75[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.91[min] W. long.;
    (64) 45[deg]24.49[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.20[min] W. long.;
    (65) 45[deg]14.43[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.05[min] W. long.;
    (66) 45[deg]14.30[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.19[min] W. long.;
    (67) 45[deg]08.98[min] N. lat., 124[deg]34.26[min] W. long.;
    (68) 45[deg]09.02[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.81[min] W. long.;
    (69) 45[deg]03.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.95[min] W. long.;
    (70) 44[deg]57.98[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.98[min] W. long.;
    (71) 44[deg]56.62[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.32[min] W. long.;
    (72) 44[deg]50.82[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.52[min] W. long.;
    (73) 44[deg]46.89[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.32[min] W. long.;
    (74) 44[deg]50.78[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.24[min] W. long.;
    (75) 44[deg]44.27[min] N. lat., 124[deg]50.78[min] W. long.;
    (76) 44[deg]32.63[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.24[min] W. long.;
    (77) 44[deg]23.25[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.78[min] W. long.;
    (78) 44[deg]13.16[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.81[min] W. long.;
    (79) 43[deg]57.88[min] N. lat., 124[deg]58.25[min] W. long.;
    (80) 43[deg]56.89[min] N. lat., 124[deg]57.33[min] W. long.;
    (81) 43[deg]53.41[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.95[min] W. long.;
    (82) 43[deg]51.56[min] N. lat., 124[deg]47.38[min] W. long.;
    (83) 43[deg]51.49[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.77[min] W. long.;
    (84) 43[deg]48.02[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.31[min] W. long.;
    (85) 43[deg]42.77[min] N. lat., 124[deg]41.39[min] W. long.;
    (86) 43[deg]24.09[min] N. lat., 124[deg]42.57[min] W. long.;
    (87) 43[deg]20.83[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.45[min] W. long.;
    (88) 43[deg]19.73[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.09[min] W. long.;
    (89) 43[deg]15.98[min] N. lat., 124[deg]47.76[min] W. long.;
    (90) 43[deg]04.14[min] N. lat., 124[deg]52.55[min] W. long.;
    (91) 43[deg]04.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]53.88[min] W. long.;
    (92) 42[deg]54.69[min] N. lat., 124[deg]54.54[min] W. long.;
    (93) 42[deg]50.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]51.91[min] W. long.;
    (94) 42[deg]45.46[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.37[min] W. long.;
    (95) 42[deg]43.91[min] N. lat., 124[deg]45.90[min] W. long.;
    (96) 42[deg]40.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.19[min] W. long.;
    (97) 42[deg]38.84[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.36[min] W. long.;
    (98) 42[deg]34.82[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.56[min] W. long.;
    (99) 42[deg]31.57[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.86[min] W. long.;
    (100) 42[deg]30.98[min] N. lat., 124[deg]44.27[min] W. long.;
    (101) 42[deg]29.21[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.93[min] W. long.;
    (102) 42[deg]28.52[min] N. lat., 124[deg]49.40[min] W. long.;
    (103) 42[deg]26.06[min] N. lat., 124[deg]46.61[min] W. long.;
    (104) 42[deg]21.82[min] N. lat., 124[deg]43.76[min] W. long.;
    (105) 42[deg]17.47[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.89[min] W. long.;
    (106) 42[deg]13.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.51[min] W. long.;
    (107) 42[deg]13.76[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.03[min] W. long.;
    (108) 42[deg]05.12[min] N. lat., 124[deg]39.06[min] W. long.;
    (109) 42[deg]02.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]38.41[min] W. long.;
    (110) 42[deg]02.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]35.95[min] W. long.;
    (111) 42[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]36.83[min] W. long.;
    (112) 41[deg]47.79[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.48[min] W. long.;
    (113) 41[deg]21.01[min] N. lat., 124[deg]29.01[min] W. long.;
    (114) 41[deg]13.50[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.40[min] W. long.;
    (115) 41[deg]11.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]22.99[min] W. long.;

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    (117) 40[deg]54.73[min] N. lat., 124[deg]28.15[min] W. long.;
    (118) 40[deg]53.95[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.04[min] W. long.;
    (119) 40[deg]50.27[min] N. lat., 124[deg]26.20[min] W. long.;
    (120) 40[deg]44.49[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.81[min] W. long.;
    (121) 40[deg]40.63[min] N. lat., 124[deg]32.14[min] W. long.;
    (122) 40[deg]38.96[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.04[min] W. long.;
    (123) 40[deg]35.67[min] N. lat., 124[deg]30.43[min] W. long.;
    (124) 40[deg]37.41[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.06[min] W. long.;
    (125) 40[deg]36.09[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.11[min] W. long.;
    (126) 40[deg]31.35[min] N. lat., 124[deg]40.98[min] W. long.;
    (127) 40[deg]30.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.48[min] W. long.;
    (128) 40[deg]27.34[min] N. lat., 124[deg]37.28[min] W. long.;
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    (130) 40[deg]22.28[min] N. lat., 124[deg]31.83[min] W. long.;
    (131) 40[deg]13.68[min] N. lat., 124[deg]33.10[min] W. long.;
    (132) 40[deg]10.00[min] N. lat., 124[deg]24.55[min] W. long.;
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    (143) 39[deg]35.96[min] N. lat., 123[deg]59.47[min] W. long.;
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    (152) 38[deg]46.81[min] N. lat., 123[deg]51.49[min] W. long.;
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    (161) 38[deg]10.18[min] N. lat., 123[deg]27.11[min] W. long.;
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    (188) 36[deg]06.42[min] N. lat., 121[deg]41.34[min] W. long.;
    (189) 36[deg]00.07[min] N. lat., 121[deg]37.68[min] W. long.;
    (190) 36[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 121[deg]37.66[min] W. long.;
    (191) 35[deg]52.25[min] N. lat., 121[deg]33.21[min] W. long.;
    (192) 35[deg]51.09[min] N. lat., 121[deg]31.83[min] W. long.;
    (193) 35[deg]46.47[min] N. lat., 121[deg]31.19[min] W. long.;
    (194) 35[deg]33.97[min] N. lat., 121[deg]21.69[min] W. long.;
    (195) 35[deg]30.94[min] N. lat., 121[deg]18.36[min] W. long.;
    (196) 35[deg]23.08[min] N. lat., 121[deg]15.56[min] W. long.;
    (197) 35[deg]13.67[min] N. lat., 121[deg]05.79[min] W. long.;
    (198) 35[deg]06.77[min] N. lat., 121[deg]02.45[min] W. long.;
    (199) 35[deg]07.46[min] N. lat., 120[deg]57.10[min] W. long.;
    (200) 34[deg]44.29[min] N. lat., 120[deg]54.28[min] W. long.;
    (201) 34[deg]44.24[min] N. lat., 120[deg]57.62[min] W. long.;
    (202) 34[deg]41.65[min] N. lat., 120[deg]59.54[min] W. long.;
    (203) 34[deg]27.00[min] N. lat., 120[deg]44.25[min] W. long.;
    (204) 34[deg]17.97[min] N. lat., 120[deg]35.54[min] W. long.;
    (205) 34[deg]16.02[min] N. lat., 120[deg]28.70[min] W. long.;
    (206) 34[deg]09.84[min] N. lat., 120[deg]38.85[min] W. long.;
    (207) 34[deg]02.21[min] N. lat., 120[deg]36.23[min] W. long.;
    (208) 33[deg]55.98[min] N. lat., 120[deg]28.81[min] W. long.;
    (209) 33[deg]49.88[min] N. lat., 120[deg]10.07[min] W. long.;
    (210) 33[deg]37.75[min] N. lat., 120[deg]00.35[min] W. long.;
    (211) 33[deg]33.91[min] N. lat., 119[deg]51.74[min] W. long.;
    (212) 33[deg]35.07[min] N. lat., 119[deg]48.14[min] W. long.;
    (213) 33[deg]42.60[min] N. lat., 119[deg]47.40[min] W. long.;
    (214) 33[deg]51.63[min] N. lat., 119[deg]52.35[min] W. long.;
    (215) 33[deg]51.62[min] N. lat., 119[deg]47.94[min] W. long.;
    (216) 33[deg]54.29[min] N. lat., 119[deg]47.94[min] W. long.;
    (217) 33[deg]57.52[min] N. lat., 119[deg]30.94[min] W. long.;
    (218) 33[deg]54.11[min] N. lat., 119[deg]30.94[min] W. long.;
    (219) 33[deg]54.11[min] N. lat., 119[deg]25.94[min] W. long.;
    (220) 33[deg]57.74[min] N. lat., 119[deg]25.94[min] W. long.;
    (221) 33[deg]58.68[min] N. lat., 119[deg]20.13[min] W. long.;
    (222) 34[deg]02.02[min] N. lat., 119[deg]14.62[min] W. long.;
    (223) 33[deg]58.73[min] N. lat., 119[deg]03.21[min] W. long.;
    (224) 33[deg]57.33[min] N. lat., 118[deg]43.08[min] W. long.;
    (225) 33[deg]50.71[min] N. lat., 118[deg]38.33[min] W. long.;
    (226) 33[deg]39.27[min] N. lat., 118[deg]18.76[min] W. long.;
    (227) 33[deg]35.16[min] N. lat., 118[deg]18.33[min] W. long.;
    (228) 33[deg]28.82[min] N. lat., 118[deg]08.73[min] W. long.;
    (229) 33[deg]31.44[min] N. lat., 117[deg]51.34[min] W. long.;
    (230) 32[deg]58.76[min] N. lat., 117[deg]20.85[min] W. long.; and

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    (231) 32[deg]35.61[min] N. lat., 117[deg]30.15[min] W. long.

[69 FR 77069, Dec. 23, 2004; 70 FR 13119, Mar. 18, 2005, as amended at 
70 FR 16149, Mar. 30, 2005; 71 FR 78687, Dec. 29, 2006; 72 FR 13045, 
Mar. 20, 2007; 72 FR 53167, Sept. 18, 2007; 74 FR 9911, Mar. 6, 2009]



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:
    (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:

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    (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.;
    (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.;

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    (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.;
    (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:

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    (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.;
    (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.;

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    (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.;
    (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.;

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    (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.;
    (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

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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 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.;

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    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.;
    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

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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.;
    (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

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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.
    (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.;

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    (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.;
    (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.;

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    (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] 
W. long.
    (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.;
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    (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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    a/ ABCs apply only to the U.S. portion of the Vancouver 
area.
    b/ Optimum Yields (OYs) and Harvest Guidelines (HGs) are 
specified as total catch values. A harvest guideline is a specified 
harvest target and not a quota. The use of this term may differ from the 
use of similar terms in state regulation.
    c/ Lingcod--A coastwide lingcod stock assessment was 
prepared in 2005. The lingcod biomass was estimated to be at 64 percent 
of its unfished biomass coastwide in 2005. The ABC of 5,278 mt was 
calculated using an FMSY proxy of F45%. Because 
the stock is above B40% coastwide, the coastwide OY was set 
equal to the ABC. The tribal harvest guideline is 250 mt.
    d/ ``Other species''--these species are neither common 
nor important to the commercial and recreational fisheries in the areas 
footnoted. Accordingly, these species are included in the harvest 
guidelines of ``other fish'', ``other rockfish'' or ``remaining 
rockfish''.
    e/ Pacific Cod--The 3,200 mt ABC for the Vancouver-
Columbia area is based on historical landings data. The 1,600 mt OY is 
the ABC reduced by 50 percent as a precautionary adjustment. A tribal 
harvest guideline of 400 mt is deducted from the OY resulting in a 
commercial OY of 1,200 mt.
    f/ Pacific whiting--The most recent stock assessment was 
prepared in February 2009. The stock assessment base model estimated the 
Pacific whiting biomass to be at 32 percent (50th percentile estimate of 
depletion) of its unfished biomass in 2009. The U.S Canada coastwide ABC 
is 253,582 mt, the U.S. share of the ABC is 187,346 mt (73.88 percent of 
the coastwide ABC). The U.S.-Canada coastwide OY is 184,000 mt with a 
corresponding U.S. OY of 135,939 mt. The tribal set aside is 50,000 mt. 
The amount estimated to be taken as research catch and in non-groundfish 
fisheries is 4,000 mt. The commercial OY is 81,939 mt. Each sector 
receives a portion of the commercial OY, with the catcher/processors 
getting 34 percent (27,859 mt), motherships getting 24 percent (19,665 
mt), and the shore-based sector getting 42 percent (34,414 mt). The 
allocation for the fishery south of 42[deg]N. lat. is 1,721 mt.
    g/ Sablefish--A coastwide sablefish stock assessment was 
prepared in 2007. The sablefish biomass was estimated to be at 38.3 
percent of its unfished biomass in 2007. The coastwide ABC of 9,914 mt 
was based on the new stock assessment with a FMSY proxy of 
F45%. The 40-10 harvest policy was applied to the ABC then 
apportion between the northern and southern areas with 72 percent going 
to the area north of 36* N. lat. and 28 percent going to the area south 
of 36* N. lat. The OY for the area north of 36* N. lat. is 7,052 mt. 
When establishing the OY for the area south of 36* N. lat. a 50 percent 
reduction was made resulting in a Conception area OY of 1,371 mt. The 
Coastwide OY of 8,423 mt is the sum of the northern and southern area 
OYs. The tribal allocation for the area north of 36* N. lat. is 705 mt 
(10 percent of the OY north of 36* N. lat.), which is further reduced by 
1.6 percent (11 mt) to account for discard mortality. The tribal landed 
catch value is 694 mt.
    h/ Cabezon south of 42* N. lat. was assessed in 2005. The 
Cabezon stock was estimated to be at 40 percent of its unfished biomass 
north of 34* 27[min] N. lat. and 28 percent of its unfished biomass 
south of 34* 27[min] N. lat. in 2005. The ABC of 106 mt is based on the 
2005 stock assessment with a harvest rate proxy of F45%. The 
OY of 69 mt is consistent with the application of a 60-20 harvest rate 
policy specified in the California Nearshore Fishery Management Plan.
    i/ Dover sole north of 34* 27[min] N. lat. was assessed 
in 2005. The Dover sole biomass was estimated to be at 59.8 percent of 
its unfished biomass in 2005 and was projected to be increasing. The ABC 
of 29,453 mt is based on the results of the 2005 assessment with an 
FMSY proxy of F40%. Because the stock is above 
B40% coastwide, the OY could be set equal to the ABC. The OY 
of 16,500 mt is less than the ABC. The OY is set at the MSY harvest 
level which is considerably larger than the coastwide catches in any 
recent years.
    j/ A coastwide English sole stock assessment was prepared 
in 2005 and updated in 2007. The stock was estimated to be at 116 
percent of its unfished biomass in 2007. The stock biomass is believed 
to be declining. The ABC of 14,326 mt is based on the results of the 
2007 assessment update with an FMSY proxy of F40%. 
Because the stock is above B40%, the OY was set equal to the 
ABC.
    k/ A petrale sole stock assessment was prepared for 2005. 
In 2005 the petrale sole stock was estimated to be at 32 percent of its 
unfished biomass coastwide (34 percent in the northern assessment area 
and 29 percent of in the southern assessment area). The ABC of 2,811 mt 
is based on the 2005 stock assessment with a F40% 
FMSY proxy. To derive the OY, the 40-10 harvest policy was 
applied to the ABC for both the northern and southern assessment areas. 
As a precautionary measure, an additional 25 percent reduction was made 
in the OY contribution for the southern area due assessment uncertainty. 
The coastwide OY is 2,433 mt in 2009.
    l/ Arrowtooth flounder was assessed in 2007 and was 
estimated to be at 79 percent of its unfished biomass in 2007. Because 
the stock is above B40% , the OY is set equal to the ABC.
    m/ Starry Flounder was assessed for the first time in 
2005 and was estimated to be above 40 percent of its unfished biomass in 
2005. However, the stock was projected to decline below 40 percent in 
both the northern and southern areas after 2008. The starry flounder 
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data-poor assessment relative to other groundfish assessments. For 2009, 
the coastwide ABC of 1,509 mt is based on the 2005 assessment with a 
FMSY proxy of F40%. To derive the OY (1,004 mt), 
the 40-10 harvest policy was applied to the ABC for both the northern 
and southern assessment areas then an additional 25 percent reduction 
was made due to assessment uncertainty.
    n/ ``Other flatfish'' are those flatfish species that do 
not have individual ABC/OYs and include butter sole, curlfin sole, 
flathead sole, Pacific sand dab, rex sole, rock sole, and sand sole. The 
other flatfish ABC is based on historical catch levels. The ABC of 6,731 
mt is based on the highest landings for sanddabs (1995) and rex sole 
(1982) for the 1981-2003 period and on the average landings from the 
1994-1998 period for the remaining other flatfish species. The OY of 
4,884 mt is based on the ABC with a 25 percent precautionary adjustment 
for sanddabs and rex sole and a 50 percent precautionary adjustment for 
the remaining species.
    o/ A POP stock assessment was prepared in 2005 and was 
updated in 2007. The stock assessment update estimated the stock to be 
at 27.5 percent of its unfished biomass in 2007. The ABC of 1,160 mt for 
the Vancouver and Columbia areas is based on the 2007 stock assessment 
update with an FMSY proxy of F50%. The OY of 189 
mt is based on a rebuilding plan with a target year to rebuild of 2017 
and an SPR harvest rate of 86.4 percent. The OY is reduced by 2.0 mt for 
the amount anticipated to be taken during research activity and 0.14 mt 
for the amount expected to be taken during EFP fishing.
    p/ Shortbelly rockfish remains an unexploited stock and 
is difficult to assess quantitatively. To understand the potential 
environmental determinants of fluctuations in the recruitment and 
abundance of an unexploited rockfish population in the California 
Current ecosystem, a non-quantitative assessment was conducted in 2007. 
The results of the assessment indicated the shortbelly stock was healthy 
with an estimated spawning stock biomass at 67 percent of its unfished 
biomass in 2005. The ABC and OY are being set at 6,950 mt which is 50 
percent of the 2008 ABC and OY values. The stock is expected to remain 
at its current equilibrium with these harvest specifications.
    q/ Widow rockfish was assessed in 2005 and an update was 
prepared in 2007. The stock assessment update estimated the stock to be 
at 36.2 percent of its unfished biomass in 2006. The ABC of 7,728 mt is 
based on the stock assessment update with an F50% FMSY proxy. 
The OY of 522 mt is based on a rebuilding plan with a target year to 
rebuild of 2015 and an SPR harvest rate of 95 percent. To derive the 
commercial harvest guideline of 460.4 mt the OY is reduced by 1.1 mt for 
the amount anticipated to be taken during research activity, 45.5 mt for 
the tribal set-aside, 7.2 mt the amount estimated to be taken in the 
recreational fisheries, 0.4 mt for the amount expected to be taken 
incidentally in non-groundfish fisheries, and 7.4 mt for the amount 
projected to be taken during EFP fishing. The following are the sector 
specific bycatch limits established for the Pacific whiting fishery: 
85.0 mt for catcher/processors, 60.0 mt for motherships, and 105.0 mt 
for shore-based.
    r/ Canary rockfish--A canary rockfish stock assessment 
was completed in 2007 and the stock was estimated to be at 32.7 percent 
of its unfished biomass coastwide in 2007. The coastwide ABC of 937 mt 
based on the 2007 rebuilding plan. The OY of 105 mt is based on a 
rebuilding plan with a target year to rebuild of 2021 and a SPR harvest 
rate of 88.7 percent. To derive the commercial harvest guideline of 42.3 
mt, the OY is reduced by 8.0 mt for the amount anticipated to be taken 
during research activity, 7.3 mt the tribal set-aside, 43.8 mt the 
amount estimated to be taken in the recreational fisheries, 0.9 mt for 
the amount expected to be taken incidentally in non-groundfish 
fisheries, and 2.7 mt for the amount expected to be taken during EFP 
fishing. The following harvest guidelines are being specified for catch 
sharing in 2009: 19.7 mt for limited entry Non-Whiting Trawl, 18.0 mt 
for limited entry Whiting Trawl, 2.2 mt for limited entry fixed gear, 
2.5 mt for directed open access, 4.9 mt for Washington recreational, 
16.0 mt for Oregon recreational, and 22.9 mt for California 
recreational.
    s/ Chilipepper rockfish was assessed in 2007 and the 
stock was estimated to be at 71 percent of its unfished biomass 
coastwide in 2007. The ABC of 3,037 mt is based on a FMSY 
proxy of F50%. Because the unfished biomass is estimated to 
be above 40 percent the unfished biomass, the default OY could be set 
equal to the ABC. However, the OY of 2,885 mt was the ABC reduced by 5 
percent as a precautionary measure for uncertainty in the stock 
assessment. Open access is allocated 44.3 percent (1,278 mt) of the 
commercial HG and limited entry is allocated 55.7 percent (1,607 mt) of 
the commercial HG.
    t/ A bocaccio stock assessment and a rebuilding analysis 
were prepared in 2007. The bocaccio stock was estimated to be at 13.8 
percent of its unfished biomass in 2007. The ABC of 793 mt for the 
Monterey-Conception area is based on the new assessment with an 
FMSY proxy of F50%. The OY of 288 mt is based on a 
rebuilding plan with a target year to rebuild of 2026 and a SPR harvest 
rate of 77.7 percent. To derive the commercial harvest guideline of 
206.4 mt, the OY is reduced by 2.0 mt for the amount anticipated to be 
taken during research activity, 67.3 mt for the amount estimated to be 
taken in the recreational fisheries, 1.3 mt for the amount expected to 
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groundfish fisheries, and 11.0 mt for the amount expected to be taken 
during EFP fishing.
    u/ Splitnose rockfish--The ABC is 615 mt in the Monterey-
Conception area. The 461 mt OY for the area reflects a 25 percent 
precautionary adjustment because of the less rigorous stock assessment 
for this stock. In the north (Vancouver, Columbia and Eureka areas), 
splitnose is included within the minor slope rockfish OY. Because the 
harvest assumptions used to forecast future harvest were likely 
overestimates, carrying the previously used ABCs and OYs forward into 
2009 was considered to be conservative and based on the best available 
data.
    v/ Yellowtail rockfish--A yellowtail rockfish stock 
assessment was prepared in 2005 for the Vancouver, Columbia, Eureka 
areas. Yellowtail rockfish was estimated to be above 40 percent of its 
unfished biomass in 2005. The ABC of 4,562 mt is based on the 2005 stock 
assessment with the FMSY proxy of F50%. The OY of 
4,562 mt was set equal to the ABC, because the stock is above the 
precautionary threshold of B40%.
    w/ Shortspine thornyhead was assessed in 2005 and the 
stock was estimated to be at 63 percent of its unfished biomass in 2005. 
The ABC of 2,437 mt is based on a F50% FMSY proxy. 
For that portion of the stock (66 percent of the biomass) north of Point 
Conception (34[deg]27[min] N. lat.), the OY of 1,608 mt was set at equal 
to the ABC because the stock is estimated to be above the precautionary 
threshold. For that portion of the stock south of 34[deg]27[min] N. 
lat.(34 percent of the biomass), the OY of 414 mt was the portion of the 
ABC for the area reduced by 50 percent as a precautionary adjustment due 
to the short duration and amount of survey data for that area.
    x/ Longspine thornyhead was assessed coastwide in 2005 
and the stock was estimated to be at 71 percent of its unfished biomass 
in 2005. The coastwide ABC of 3,766 mt is based on a F50% 
FMSY proxy. The OY is set equal to the ABC because the stock 
is above the precautionary threshold. Separate OYs are being established 
for the areas north and south of 34[deg]27[min] N. lat. (Point 
Conception). The OY of 2,231 mt for that portion of the stock in the 
northern area (79 percent) the ABC reduced by 25 percent as a 
precautionary adjustment. For that portion of the stock in the south of 
34[deg]27[min] N. lat. (21 percent), the OY of 395 mt was the portion of 
the ABC for the area reduced by 50 percent as a precautionary adjustment 
due to the short duration and amount of survey data for that area.
    y/ Cowcod in the Conception area was assessed in 2007 and 
the stock was estimated to be between 3.4 to 16.3 percent of its 
unfished biomass. The ABC for the area south of 36[deg]N. lat., the 
Conception and Monterey areas, is 13 mt and is based on the 2007 
rebuilding analysis in which the Conception area stock assessment 
projection was doubled to account for both areas. A single OY of 4 mt is 
being set for both areas. The OY of 4 mt is based on a rebuilding plan 
with a target year to rebuild of 2072 and an SPR rate of 82.1 percent. 
The amount anticipated to be taken during research activity is 0.2 mt 
and the amount expected to be taken during EFP activity is 0.24 mt.
    z/ Darkblotched rockfish was assessed in 2007 and a 
rebuilding analysis was prepared. The new stock assessment estimated the 
stock to be at 22.4 percent of its unfished biomass in 2007. The ABC is 
projected to be 437 mt and is based on the 2007 stock assessment with an 
FMSY proxy of F50%. The OY of 285 mt is based on a 
rebuilding plan with a target year to rebuild of 2028 and an SPR harvest 
rate of 62.1 percent. The commercial OY of 282.05 mt is the OY reduced 
by 2.0 mt for the amount anticipated to be taken during research 
activity and 0.95 mt for the amount projected to be taken during EFP 
activity.
    aa/ Yelloweye rockfish was fully assessed in 2006 and an 
assessment update was completed in 2007. The 2007 stock assessment 
update estimated the spawning stock biomass in 2006 to be at 14 percent 
of its unfished biomass coastwide. The 31 mt coastwide ABC was derived 
from the base model in the new stock assessment with an FMSY 
proxy of F50%. The 17 mt OY is based on a rebuilding plan 
with a target year to rebuild of 2084 and an SPR harvest rate of 66.3 
percent in 2009 and 2010 and an SPR harvest rate of 71.9 percent for 
2011 and beyond. The OY is reduced by 2.8 mt for the amount anticipated 
to be taken during research activity, 2.3 mt the amount estimated to be 
taken in the tribal fisheries and 0.3 mt for the amount expected to be 
taken incidentally in non-groundfish fisheries. The catch sharing 
harvest guidelines for yelloweye rockfish in 2009 and 2010 are: limited 
entry non whiting trawl 0.6 mt, limited entry whiting 0.0 mt, limited 
entry fixed gear 1.4 mt, directed open access 1.1 mt, Washington 
recreational 2.7 mt, Oregon recreational 2.4 mt, California recreational 
2.8 mt, and 0.3 mt for exempted fishing.
    bb/ California Scorpionfish south of 34[deg]27[min] N. 
lat. was assessed in 2005 and was estimated to be above 40 percent of 
its unfished biomass in 2005. The ABC of 175 mt is based on the new 
assessment with a harvest rate proxy of F50%. Because the 
stock is above B40% coastwide, the OY is set equal to the 
ABC.
    cc/ New assessments were prepared for black rockfish 
south of 45*56.00 N. lat. (Cape Falcon, Oregon) and for black rockfish 
north of Cape Falcon. The ABC for the area north of 46*16[min] N. lat. 
(Washington) is 490 mt (97 percent) of the 505 mt ABC contribution from 
the northern assessment area. The ABC for the area south of 46*16[min] 
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contribution of 15 mt (3 percent) from the northern area assessment, and 
1,454 mt from the southern area assessment. The ABCs were based on the 
results of the new assessment and derived using an FMSY proxy 
of F50%. Because both portions of the stock are above 40 
percent, the OYs could be set equal to the ABCs. For the area north of 
46*16[min] N. lat., the OY of 490 mt is set equal to the ABC. The 
following tribal harvest guidelines are being set: 20,000 lb (9.1 mt) 
north of Cape Alava, WA (48*09.50[min] N. lat.) and 10,000 lb (4.5 mt) 
between Destruction Island, WA (47*40[min] N. lat.) and Leadbetter 
Point, WA (46*38.17[min] N. lat.) The OY for the area south of 
46*16[min] N. lat. is being set at 1,000 mt which is a constant harvest 
level. The black rockfish OY in the area south of 46*16[min] N. lat., is 
subdivided with separate HGs being set for the area north of 42* N. lat. 
(580 mt/58 percent) and for the area south of 42* N. lat. (420 mt/42 
percent).
    dd/ Minor rockfish north includes the ``remaining 
rockfish'' and ``other rockfish'' categories in the Vancouver, Columbia, 
and Eureka areas combined. These species include ``remaining rockfish'', 
which generally includes species that have been assessed by less 
rigorous methods than stock assessments, and ``other rockfish'', which 
includes species that do not have quantifiable stock assessments. Blue 
rockfish has been removed from the ``other rockfish'' and added to the 
remaining rockfish. The ABC of 3,678 mt is the sum of the individual 
``remaining rockfish'' ABCs plus the ``other rockfish'' ABCs. The 
remaining rockfish ABCs continue to be reduced by 25 percent (F = 0.75M) 
as a precautionary adjustment. To obtain the total catch OY of 2,283 mt, 
the remaining rockfish ABCs were further reduced by 25 percent and other 
rockfish ABCs were reduced by 50 percent. This was a precautionary 
measure to address limited stock assessment information.
    ee/ Minor rockfish south includes the ``remaining 
rockfish'' and ``other rockfish'' categories in the Monterey and 
Conception areas combined. These species include ``remaining rockfish'' 
which generally includes species that have been assessed by less 
rigorous methods than stock assessment, and ``other rockfish'' which 
includes species that do not have quantifiable stock assessments. Blue 
rockfish has been removed from the ``other rockfish'' and added to the 
remaining rockfish. The ABC of 3,384 mt is the sum of the individual 
``remaining rockfish'' ABCs plus the ``other rockfish'' ABCs. The 
remaining rockfish ABCs continue to be reduced by 25 percent (F = 0.75M) 
as a precautionary adjustment. The remaining rockfish ABCs are further 
reduced by 25 percent, with the exception of blackgill rockfish (see 
footnote gg). The other rockfish ABCs were reduced by 50 percent. This 
was a precautionary measure due to limited stock assessment information. 
The resulting minor rockfish OY is 1,990 mt.
    ff/ Bank rockfish--The ABC is 350 mt which is based on a 
2000 stock assessment for the Monterey and Conception areas. This stock 
contributes 263 mt towards the minor rockfish OY in the south.
    gg/ Blackgill rockfish in the Monterey and Conception 
areas was assessed in 2005 and is estimated to be at 49.9 percent of its 
unfished biomass in 2008. The ABC of 292 mt for the Monterey and 
Conception areas is based on the 2005 stock assessment with an 
FMSY proxy of F50% and is the two year average ABC 
for the 2007 and 2008 periods. This stock contributes 292 mt towards 
minor rockfish south.
    hh/ ``Other rockfish'' includes rockfish species listed 
in 50 CFR 660.302. A new stock assessment was conducted for blue 
rockfish in 2007. As a result of the new stock assessment, the blue 
rockfish contribution to the other rockfish group, of 30 mt in the north 
and 232 mt in the south, are removed. A new contribution of 28 mt 
contribution in the north and 202 mt contribution in the south is added 
to the remaining rockfish. The ABC for the remaining species is based on 
historical data from a 1996 review landings and includes an estimate of 
recreational landings. Most of these species have never been assessed 
quantitatively.
    ii/ Longnose skate was fully assessed in 2006 and an 
assessment update was completed in 2007. The ABC of 3,428 is based on 
the 2007 with an FMSY proxy of F45%. Longnose 
skate was previously managed as part of the Other Fish complex. The 2009 
OY of 1,349 mt is a precautionary OY based on historical total catch 
increased by 50 percent.
    jj/ ``Other fish'' includes sharks, skates, rays, 
ratfish, morids, grenadiers, kelp greenling, and other groundfish 
species noted above in footnote d/. The longnose skate contribution is 
being removed from this complex.
    kk/ Sablefish allocation north of 36* N. lat.--The 
limited entry allocation is further divided with 58 percent allocated to 
the trawl fishery and 42 percent allocated to the fixed-gear fishery.
    ll/ Specific open access/limited entry allocations 
specified in the FMP have been suspended during the rebuilding period as 
necessary to meet the overall rebuilding target while allowing harvest 
of healthy stocks.

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    a/ ABCs apply only to the U.S. portion of the Vancouver 
area.
    b/ Optimum Yields (OYs) and Harvest Guidelines (HGs) are 
specified as total catch values. A harvest guideline is a specified 
harvest target and not a quota. The use of this term may differ from the 
use of similar terms in state regulation.
    c/ Lingcod--A coastwide lingcod stock assessment was 
prepared in 2005. The lingcod biomass was estimated to be at 64 percent 
of its unfished biomass coastwide in 2005. The ABC of 4,829 mt was 
calculated using an FMSY proxy of F45. 
Because the stock is above B40 coastwide, the 
coastwide OY was set equal to the ABC. The tribal harvest guideline is 
250 mt.
    d/ ``Other species''--these species are neither common 
nor important to the commercial and recreational fisheries in the areas 
footnoted. Accordingly, these species are included in the harvest 
guidelines of ``other fish'', ``other rockfish'' or ``remaining 
rockfish''.
    e/ Pacific Cod--The 3,200 mt ABC for the Vancouver-
Columbia area is based on historical landings data. The 1,600 mt OY is 
the ABC reduced by 50 percent as a precautionary adjustment. A tribal 
harvest guideline of 400 mt is deducted from the OY resulting in a 
commercial OY of 1,200 mt.
    f/ Pacific whiting--Pacific whiting--The most recent 
stock assessment was prepared in February 2008. The stock assessment 
base model estimated the Pacific whiting biomass to be at 42.6 percent 
(50th percentile estimate of depletion) of its unfished biomass in 2008. 
Final adoption of the Pacific whiting ABC and OY have been deferred 
until the Council's March 2009 meeting. Therefore, table 1a does not 
contain an ABC value, but does contain the OY range considered in the 
DEIS. It is anticipated that an new assessment will be available in 
early 2010 and the results will be used to set the 2010 ABC and OY. The 
final ABC and OY will be published is a separate action following the 
Council's recommendation at its March 2010 meeting.
    g/ Sablefish--A coastwide sablefish stock assessment was 
prepared in 2007. The coastwide sablefish biomass was estimated to be at 
38.3 percent of its unfished biomass in 2007. The coastwide ABC of 9,217 
mt was based on the new stock assessment with a FMSY proxy of 
F45. The 40-10 harvest policy was applied to the ABC 
then apportion between the northern and southern areas with 72 percent 
going to the area north of 36* N. lat. and 28 percent going to the area 
south of 36* N. lat. The OY for the area north of 36* N. lat. is 6,471 
mt. When establishing the OY for the area south of 36* N. lat. a 50 
percent reduction was made resulting in a Conception area OY of 1,258 
mt. The Coastwide OY of 7,729 mt is the sum of the northern and southern 
area OYs. The tribal allocation for the area north of 36* N. lat. is 647 
mt (10 percent of the OY north of 36* N. lat.), which is further reduced 
by 1.6 percent (10 mt) to account for discard mortality. The tribal 
landed catch value is 637 mt.
    h/ Cabezon south of 42* N. lat. was assessed in 2005. The 
Cabezon stock was estimated to be at 40 percent of its unfished biomass 
north of 34* 27[min] N. lat. and 28 percent of its unfished biomass 
south of 34* 27[min] N. lat. in 2005. The ABC of 111 mt is based on the 
2005 stock assessment with a harvest rate proxy of 
F45. The OY of 79 mt is consistent with the 
application of a 60-20 harvest rate policy specified in the California 
Nearshore Fishery Management Plan.
    i/ Dover sole north of 34* 27[min] N. lat. was assessed 
in 2005. The Dover sole biomass was estimated to be at 59.8 percent of 
its unfished biomass in 2005 and was projected to be increasing. The ABC 
of 28,582 mt is based on the results of the 2005 assessment with an 
FMSY proxy of F40. Because the stock is 
above B40 coastwide, the OY could be set equal to the 
ABC. The OY of 16,500 mt is less than the ABC. The OY is set at the MSY 
harvest level which is considerably larger than the coastwide catches in 
any recent years.
    j/ A coastwide English sole stock assessment was prepared 
in 2005 and updated in 2007. The stock was estimated to be at 116 
percent of its unfished biomass in 2007. The stock biomass is believed 
to be declining. The ABC of 9,745 mt is based on the results of the 2007 
assessment update with an FMSY proxy of 
F40. Because the stock is above 
B40, the OY was set equal to the ABC.
    k/ A petrale sole stock assessment was prepared for 2005. 
In 2005 the petrale sole stock was estimated to be at 32 percent of its 
unfished biomass coastwide (34 percent in the northern assessment area 
and 29 percent in the southern assessment area).The ABC of 2,751 mt is 
based on the 2005 assessment with a F40 
FMSY proxy. To derive the OY, the 40-10 harvest policy was 
applied to the ABC for both the northern and southern assessment areas. 
As a precautionary measure, an additional 25 percent reduction was made 
in the OY contribution for the southern area due to assessment 
uncertainty. The coastwide OY is 2,393 mt in 2010.
    l/ Arrowtooth flounder was assessed in 2007 and was 
estimated to be at 79 percent of its unfished biomass in 2007. Because 
the stock is above B40, the OY is set equal to the 
ABC.
    m/ Starry Flounder was assessed for the first time in 
2005 and was estimated to be above 40 percent of its unfished biomass in 
2005. However, the stock was projected to decline below 40 percent in 
both the northern and southern areas after 2008. For 2010, the coastwide 
ABC of 1,578 mt is based on the 2005 assessment with a FMSY 
proxy of F40. To derive the OY of 1,077 mt, the 40-10 
harvest policy was applied to the ABC for both the northern and southern 
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an additional 25 percent reduction was made due to assessment 
uncertainty.
    n/ ``Other flatfish'' are those flatfish species that do 
not have individual ABC/OYs and include butter sole, curlfin sole, 
flathead sole, Pacific sanddab, rex sole, rock sole, and sand sole. The 
other flatfish ABC is based on historical catch levels. The ABC of 6,731 
mt is based on the highest landings for sanddabs (1995) and rex sole 
(1982) for the 1981-2003 period and on the average landings from the 
1994-1998 period for the remaining other flatfish species. The OY of 
4,884 mt is based on the ABC with a 25 percent precautionary adjustment 
for sanddabs and rex sole and a 50 percent precautionary adjustment for 
the remaining species.
    o/ A POP stock assessment was prepared in 2005 and was 
updated in 2007. The stock assessment update estimated the stock to be 
at 27.5 percent of its unfished biomass in 2007. The ABC of 1,173 mt for 
the Vancouver and Columbia areas is based on the 2007 stock assessment 
update with an FMSY proxy of F50. The OY 
of 200 mt is based on a rebuilding plan with a target year to rebuild of 
2017 and an SPR harvest rate of 86.4 percent. The OY is reduced by 2.0 
mt for the amount anticipated to be taken during research activity and 
0.14 mt for the amount expected to be taken during EFP fishing.
    p/ Shortbelly rockfish remains an unexploited stock and 
is difficult to assess quantitatively. To understand the potential 
environmental determinants of fluctuations in the recruitment and 
abundance of an unexploited rockfish population in the California 
Current ecosystem, a non-quantitative assessment was conducted in 2007. 
The results of the assessment indicated the shortbelly stock was healthy 
with an estimated spawning stock biomass at 67 percent of its unfished 
biomass in 2005. The ABC and OY are being set at 6,950 mt which is 50 
percent of the 2008 ABC and OY values. The stock is expected to remain 
at its current equilibrium with these harvest specifications.
    q/ Widow rockfish was assessed in 2005 and an update was 
prepared in 2007. The stock assessment update estimated the stock to be 
at 36.2 percent of its unfished biomass in 2006. The ABC of 6,937 mt is 
based on the stock assessment update with an F50 
FMSY proxy. The OY of 509 is based on a rebuilding plan with 
a target year to rebuild of 2015 and an SPR harvest rate or 95 percent. 
To derive the commercial harvest guideline of 447.4 mt the OY is reduced 
by 1.1 mt for the amount anticipated to be taken during research 
activity, 45.5 mt for the tribal set-aside, 7.2 mt the amount estimated 
to be taken in the recreational fisheries, 0.4 mt for the amount 
expected to be taken incidentally in non-groundfish fisheries, and 7.4 
mt for EFP fishing activities. The following sector specific bycatch 
limits will be established for the Pacific whiting fishery: 153.0 mt for 
catcher/processors, 108.0 mt for motherships, and 189.0 mt for shore-
based.
    r/ Canary rockfish--A canary rockfish stock assessment 
was completed in 2007 and the stock was estimated to be at 32.7 percent 
of its unfished biomass coastwide in 2007. The coastwide ABC of 940 mt 
is based on a FMSY proxy of F50. The OY of 
105 mt is based on a rebuilding plan with a target year to rebuild of 
2021 and a SPR harvest rate of 88.7 percent. To derive the commercial 
harvest guideline of 42.3 mt, the OY is reduced by 8.0 mt for the amount 
anticipated to be taken during research activity, 7.3 mt the tribal set-
aside, 43.8 mt the amount estimated to be taken in the recreational 
fisheries, 0.9 mt for the amount expected to be taken incidentally in 
non-groundfish fisheries, and 2.7 mt for the amount expected to be taken 
during EFP fishing. The following harvest guidelines are being specified 
for catch sharing in 2009: 19.7 mt for limited entry Non-Whiting Trawl, 
18.0 mt for limited entry Whiting Trawl, 2.2 mt for limited entry fixed 
gear, 2.5 mt for directed open access, 4.9 mt for Washington 
recreational, 16.0 mt for Oregon recreational, and 22.9 mt for 
California recreational.
    s/ Chilipepper rockfish was assessed in 2007 and the 
stock was estimated to be at 71 percent of its unfished biomass 
coastwide in 2007. The ABC of 2,576 mt is based on the new assessment 
with an FMSY proxy of F50. Because the 
unfished biomass is estimated to be above 40 percent of the unfished 
biomass, the default OY could be set equal to the ABC. However, the OY 
of 2,447 mt was the ABC reduced by 5 percent as a precautionary measure. 
Open access is allocated 44.3 percent (1,084 mt) of the commercial HG 
and limited entry is allocated 55.7 percent (1,363 mt) of the commercial 
HG.
    t/ A bocaccio stock assessment and a rebuilding analysis 
were prepared in 2007. The bocaccio stock was estimated to be at 13.8 
percent of its unfished biomass in 2007. The ABC of 793 mt for the 
Monterey-Conception area is based on the new stock assessment with an 
FMSY proxy of F50. The OY of 288 is based 
on a rebuilding plan with a target year to rebuild of 2026 and a SPR 
harvest rate of 77.7 percent. To derive the commercial harvest guideline 
of 206.4 mt, the OY is reduced by 2.0 mt for the amount anticipated to 
be taken during research activity, 67.3 mt for the amount estimated to 
be taken in the recreational fisheries, 1.3 mt for the amount expected 
to be taken incidentally in non-groundfish fisheries, and 11.0 mt for 
the amount expected to be taken during EFP fishing.
    u/ Splitnose rockfish--The ABC is 615 mt in the Monterey-
Conception area. The 461 mt OY for the area reflects a 25 percent 
precautionary adjustment because of the less rigorous stock assessment 
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the north (Vancouver, Columbia and Eureka areas), splitnose is included 
within the minor slope rockfish OY. Because the harvest assumptions used 
to forecast future harvest were likely overestimates, carrying the 
previously used ABCs and OYs forward into 2010 was considered to be 
conservative and based on the best available data.
    v/ Yellowtail rockfish--A yellowtail rockfish stock 
assessment was prepared in 2005 for the Vancouver, Columbia, Eureka 
areas. Yellowtail rockfish was estimated to be above 40 percent of its 
unfished biomass in 2005. The ABC of 4,562 mt is based on the 2005 stock 
assessment with the FMSY proxy of F50. The 
OY of 4,562 mt was set equal to the ABC, because the stock is above the 
precautionary threshold of B40.
    w/ Shortspine thornyhead was assessed in 2005 and the 
stock was estimated to be at 63 percent of its unfished biomass in 2005. 
The ABC of 2,411 mt is based on a F50 FMSY 
proxy. For that portion of the stock (66 percent of the biomass) north 
of Point Conception (34[deg]27[min] N. lat.), the OY of 1,591 mt was set 
at equal to the ABC because the stock is estimated to be above the 
precautionary threshold. For that portion of the stock south of 
34[deg]27[min] N. lat. (34 percent of the biomass), the OY of 410 mt was 
the portion of the ABC for the area reduced by 50 percent as a 
precautionary adjustment due to the short duration and amount of survey 
data for that area.
    x/ Longspine thornyhead was assessed coastwide in 2005 
and the stock was estimated to be at 71 percent of its unfished biomass 
in 2005. The coastwide ABC of 3,671 mt is based on a 
F50 FMSY proxy. The OY is set equal to the 
ABC because the stock is above the precautionary threshold. Separate OYs 
are being established for the areas north and south of 34[deg]27[min] N. 
lat. (Point Conception). The OY of 2,175 mt for that portion of the 
stock in the northern area (79 percent) was the ABC reduced by 25 
percent as a precautionary adjustment. For that portion of the stock in 
the southern area (21 percent), the OY of 385 mt was the portion of the 
ABC for the area reduced by 50 percent as a precautionary adjustment due 
to the short duration and amount of survey data for that area.
    y/ Cowcod in the Conception area was assessed in 2007 and 
the stock was estimated to be between 3.4 to 16.3 percent of its 
unfished biomass. The ABC for the Monterey and Conception areas is 14 mt 
and is based on the 2007 rebuilding analysis in which the Conception 
area stock assessment projection was doubled to account for both areas. 
A single OY of 4 mt is being set for both areas. The OY of 4 mt is based 
on a rebuilding plan with a target year to rebuild of 2072 and an SPR 
rate of 82.1 percent. The amount anticipated to be taken during research 
activity is 0.2 mt and the amount expected to be taken during EFP 
activity is 0.24 mt.
    z/ Darkblotched rockfish was assessed in 2007 and a 
rebuilding analysis was prepared. The new stock assessment estimated the 
stock to be at 22.4 percent of its unfished biomass in 2007. The ABC is 
projected to be 440 mt and is based on the 2007 stock assessment with an 
FMSY proxy of F50. The OY of 291 mt is 
based on a rebuilding plan with a target year to rebuild of 2028 and an 
SPR harvest rate of 62.1 percent. The commercial OY of 288.05 is the OY 
reduced by 2.0 mt for the amount anticipated to be taken during research 
activity and 0.95 mt for the amount projected to be taken during EFP 
activity.
    aa/ Yelloweye rockfish was fully assessed in 2006 and an 
assessment update was completed in 2007. The 2007 stock assessment 
update estimated the spawning stock biomass in 2006 to be at 14 percent 
of its unfished biomass coastwide. The 32 mt coastwide ABC was derived 
from the base model in the new stock assessment with an FMSY 
proxy of F50. The 17 mt OY is based on a rebuilding 
plan with a target year to rebuild of 2084 and an SPR harvest rate of 
66.3 percent in 2009 and 2010 and an SPR harvest rate of 71.9 percent 
for 2011 and beyond. The OY is reduced by 2.8 mt for the amount 
anticipated to be taken during research activity, 2.3 mt the amount 
estimated to be taken in the tribal fisheries and 0.3 mt for the amount 
expected to be taken incidentally in non-groundfish fisheries. The catch 
sharing harvest guidelines for yelloweye rockfish in 2009 and 2010 are: 
Limited entry non-whiting trawl 0.6 mt, limited entry whiting 0.0 mt, 
limited entry fixed gear 1.4 mt, directed open access 1.1 mt, Washington 
recreational 2.7 mt, Oregon recreational 2.4 mt, California recreational 
2.8 mt, and 0.3 mt for exempted fishing.
    bb/ California Scorpionfish south of 34[deg]27[min] N. 
lat. (point Conception) was assessed in 2005 and was estimated to be 
above 40 percent of its unfished biomass in 2005. The ABC of 155 mt is 
based on the new assessment with a harvest rate proxy of 
F50. Because the stock is above 
B40 coastwide, the OY is set equal to the ABC.
    cc/ New assessments were prepared for black rockfish 
south of 45*56.00 N. lat. (Cape Falcon, Oregon) and for black rockfish 
north of Cape Falcon. The ABC for the area north of 46*16[min] N. lat. 
(Washington) is 464 mt (97 percent) of the 478 mt ABC contribution from 
the northern assessment area. The ABC for the area south of 46*16[min] 
N. lat. (Oregon and California) is 1,317 mt which is the sum of a 
contribution of 14 mt (3 percent) from the northern area assessment, and 
1,303 mt from the southern area assessment. The ABCs were derived using 
an FMSY proxy of F50. Because both 
portions of the stock are above 40 percent, the OYs could be set equal 
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OY of 490 mt is set equal to the ABC. The following tribal harvest 
guidelines are being set: 20,000 lb (9.1 mt) north of Cape Alava, WA 
(48*09.50[min] N. lat.) and 10,000 lb (4.5 mt) between Destruction 
Island, WA (47*40[min] N. lat.) and Leadbetter Point, WA (46*38.17[min] 
N. lat.) For the area south of 46*16[min] N. lat., the OY of 1,000 mt is 
a constant harvest level. The black rockfish OY in the area south of 
46*16[min] N. lat., is subdivided with separate HGs being set for the 
area north of 42* N. lat. (580 mt/58 percent) and for the area south of 
42* N. lat. (420 mt/42 percent).
    dd/ Minor rockfish north includes the ``remaining 
rockfish'' and ``other rockfish'' categories in the Vancouver, Columbia, 
and Eureka areas combined. These species include ``remaining rockfish'', 
which generally includes species that have been assessed by less 
rigorous methods than stock assessments, and ``other rockfish'', which 
includes species that do not have quantifiable stock assessments. Blue 
rockfish has been removed from the ``other rockfish'' and added to the 
remaining rockfish. The ABC of 3,678 mt is the sum of the individual 
``remaining rockfish'' ABCs plus the ``other rockfish'' ABCs. The 
remaining rockfish ABCs continue to be reduced by 25 percent (F = 0.75M) 
as a precautionary adjustment. To obtain the total catch OY of 2,283 mt, 
the remaining rockfish ABCs were further reduced by 25 percent and other 
rockfish ABCs were reduced by 50 percent. This was a precautionary 
measure to address limited stock assessment information.
    ee/ Minor rockfish south includes the ``remaining 
rockfish'' and ``other rockfish'' categories in the Monterey and 
Conception areas combined. These species include ``remaining rockfish'' 
which generally includes species that have been assessed by less 
rigorous methods than stock assessment, and ``other rockfish'' which 
includes species that do not have quantifiable stock assessments. Blue 
rockfish has been removed from the ``other rockfish'' and added to the 
remaining rockfish. The ABC of 3,382 mt is the sum of the individual 
``remaining rockfish'' ABCs plus the ``other rockfish'' ABCs. The 
remaining rockfish ABCs continue to be reduced by 25 percent (F = 0.75M) 
as a precautionary adjustment. The remaining rockfish ABCs are further 
reduced by 25 percent, with the exception of blackgill rockfish (see 
footnote gg). The other rockfish ABCs were reduced by 50 percent. This 
was a precautionary measure due to limited stock assessment information. 
The resulting minor rockfish OY is 1,990 mt.
    ff/ Bank rockfish--The ABC is 350 mt which is based on a 
2000 stock assessment for the Monterey and Conception areas. This stock 
contributes 263 mt towards the minor rockfish OY in the south.
    gg/ Blackgill rockfish in the Monterey and Conception 
areas was assessed in 2005 and is estimated to be at 49.9 percent of its 
unfished biomass in 2008. The ABC of 292 mt for the Monterey and 
Conception areas is based on the 2005 stock assessment with an 
FMSY proxy of F50 and is the two year 
average ABC for the 2007 and 2008 periods. This stock contributes 292 mt 
towards minor rockfish south.
    hh/ ``Other rockfish'' includes rockfish species listed 
in 50 CFR 660.302. A new stock assessment was conducted for blue 
rockfish in 2007. As a result of the new stock assessment, the blue 
rockfish contribution to the other rockfish group, of 30 mt in the north 
and 232 mt in the south, are removed. A new contribution of 28 mt 
contribution in the north and 202 mt contribution in the south is added 
to the remaining rockfish. The ABC for the remaining species is based on 
historical data from a 1996 review landings and includes an estimate of 
recreational landings. Most of these species have never been assessed 
quantitatively.
    ii/ Longnose skate was fully assessed in 2006 and an 
assessment update was completed in 2007. The ABC of 3,428 is based on 
the 2007 with an FMSY proxy of F45. 
Longnose skate was previously managed as part of the Other Fish complex. 
The 2009 OY of 1,349 mt is a precautionary OY based on historical total 
catch increased by 50 percent.
    jj/ ``Other fish'' includes sharks, skates, rays, 
ratfish, morids, grenadiers, kelp greenling, and other groundfish 
species noted above in footnote d/. The longnose skate contribution is 
being removed from this complex.
    kk/ Sablefish allocation north of 36* N. lat.--The 
limited entry allocation is further divided with 58 percent allocated to 
the trawl fishery and 42 percent allocated to the fixed-gear fishery.
    ll/ Specific open access/limited entry allocations 
specified in the FMP have been suspended during the rebuilding period as 
necessary to meet the overall rebuilding target while allowing harvest 
of healthy stocks.

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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.
    (c) Under the Pacific Coast groundfish regulations at Sec. 660.383, 
fishing with salmon troll gear is prohibited within the Salmon Troll 
Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Area (YRCA).It is unlawful for 
commercial salmon troll vessels to take and retain, possess, or land 
fish taken with salmon troll gear within the Salmon Troll YRCA.Vessels 
may transit through the Salmon Troll YRCA with or without fish on 
board.The Salmon Troll YRCA is an area off the northern Washington 
coast.The Salmon Troll YRCA is intended to protect yelloweye 
rockfish.The Salmon Troll YRCA is defined by straight lines connecting 
the following specific latitude and longitude coordinates in the order 
listed:
    (1) 48[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]14.00[min] W. long.;
    (2) 48[deg]02.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]14.00[min] W. long.;
    (3) 48[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]16.50[min] W. long.;
    (4) 48[deg]02.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]16.50[min] W. long.;
    and connecting back to 48[deg]00.00[min] N. lat., 125[deg]14.00[min] 
W. long.

[61 FR 34572, July 2, 1996, as amended at 71 FR 78719, Dec. 29, 2006]



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:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                  Percentage \1\
   Allowable non-treaty ocean harvest    -------------------------------
           (thousands of fish)              Commercial     Recreational
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Coho:
  0-300.................................              25              75
  300........................              60              40
Chinook:
  0-100.................................              50              50
  100-150....................              60              40

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  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-
species 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

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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 
commercial 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.

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    (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 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.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                       Commercial              Recreational
                                                               -------------------------------------------------
          Allowable ocean harvest (thousands of fish)              Number                   Number
                                                                (thousands)  Percentage  (thousands)  Percentage
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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\)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\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.


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    (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 
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. 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.

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    (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.
    (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 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.

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    (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.
    (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 and the de minimis fishing 
provisions 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.
    (d) Within the Cape Falcon to Point Sur area, the Council may allow 
de minimis fisheries which: permit an ocean impact rate of no more than 
10 percent on age-4 Klamath River fall Chinook, if the projected natural 
spawning escapement associated with a 10 percent age-4 ocean impact 
rate, including river recreational and tribal impacts, is between the 
conservation objective (35,000) and 22,000. If the projected natural 
escapement associated with a 10 percent age-4 ocean impact rate is less 
than 22,000, the Council shall further reduce the allowable age-4 ocean 
impact rate to reflect the status of the stock. \1\
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    \1\ NMFS interprets that, consistent with the de minimis provisions 
of the FMP, the maximum allowable 10 percent age-4 ocean impact rate may 
be implemented only when the anticipated escapement is near the 35,000 
natural spawner floor. As escapement falls below approximately 30,000, 
the impact rate will need to decline automatically.
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    (1)When recommending an allowable age-4 ocean impact rate, the 
Council shall consider the following year specific circumstances:
    (i)The potential for critically low natural spawner abundance, 
including the risk of Klamath Basin substocks dropping below crucial 
genetic thresholds;
    (ii) A series of low spawner abundance in recent years;
    (iii) The status of co-mingled stocks;
    (iv) The occurrence of El Nino or other adverse environmental 
conditions;
    (v) Endangered Species Act (ESA) considerations; and
    (vi) Other considerations as appropriate.
    (2) The Klamath River fall Chinook age-4 ocean impact rate must not 
jeopardize the long term capacity of the stock to produce maximum 
sustainable yield on continuing basis.

[61 FR 34572, July 2, 1996, as amended at 62 FR 35451, July 1, 1997; 66 
FR 29241, May 30, 2001; 73 FR 9964, Feb. 25, 2008]



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

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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.



Sec. 660.412  EFH identifications and descriptions for Pacific salmon.

    Pacific salmon essential fish habitat (EFH) includes all those water 
bodies occupied or historically accessible in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, 
and California in hydrologic units identified in Table 1 of this subpart 
H. Exceptions include cases in which man-made barriers (dams) identified 
in Table 1 of this subpart H represent the upstream extent of Pacific 
salmon access. EFH also includes the marine and estuarine areas 
shoreward of state boundaries and the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off 
the coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington State. To clearly 
identify watersheds that contain EFH, NMFS uses fourth field hydrologic 
unit codes (HUCs) developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 
(defined in the Department of the Interior, USGS publication; Hydrologic 
Unit Maps, Water Supply Paper 2294, 1987). The geographic extent of HUCs 
range from first field (largest geographic extent) to sixth field 
(smallest geographic extent). Fourth field HUCs divide the landscape 
into distinct geographic areas that are identified by eight numbers 
unique to that hydrologic unit.
    (a) Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) EFH includes all 
streams, estuaries, marine waters, and other water bodies occupied or 
historically accessible to Chinook salmon in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, 
and California, in hydrologic units identified in Table 1 of this 
subpart H. Exceptions include cases in which man-made barriers (dams) 
identified in Table 1 of this subpart H represent the upstream extent of 
Pacific salmon access. EFH also includes the marine and estuarine areas 
shoreward of state boundaries and the EEZ off the coasts of Washington, 
Oregon, and California north or Point Conception.
    (b) Coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) EFH includes all streams, 
estuaries, marine waters, and other water bodies occupied or 
historically accessible to coho in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and 
California, in hydrologic units identified in Table 1 of this subpart H. 
Exceptions include cases in which man-made barriers (dams) identified in 
Table 1 of this subpart H represent the upstream extent of Pacific 
salmon access. EFH also includes the marine and estuarine areas 
shoreward of state boundaries and the EEZ off the coasts Washington, 
Oregon, and California north of Point Conception.
    (c) Pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) EFH includes all streams, 
estuaries, marine waters, and other water bodies occupied or 
historically accessible to pink salmon within Washington State, in 
hydrologic units identified in Table 1 of this subpart H. Exceptions 
include cases in which man-made barriers (dams) identified in Table 1 of 
this subpart H represent the upstream extent of Pacific salmon access. 
EFH also includes waters north and east of Cape Flattery, Washington, 
including Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Strait of Georgia.

[73 FR 60988, Oct. 15, 2008]

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Sec. Table 1 to Subpart H of Part 660--Pacific Salmon EFH Identified by 

                     USGS Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC)

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                                                    Hydrologic Unit                          Impassible Man-made
             USGS HUC                  State(s)          Name            Salmon Species     Barrier (if present)
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17110001                            WA             Fraser (Whatcom)  Coho salmon            n/a
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17110002                            WA             Strait of         Chinook, coho, and     n/a
                                                    Georgia           pink salmon
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17110003                            WA             San Juan Islands  Chinook, coho, and     n/a
                                                                      pink salmon
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17110004                            WA             Nooksack River    Chinook, coho, and     n/a
                                                                      pink salmon
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17110005                            WA             Upper Skagit      Chinook, coho, and     Gorge Lake Dam
                                                                      pink salmon
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17110006                            WA             Sauk River        Chinook, coho, and     n/a
                                                                      pink salmon
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17110007                            WA             Lower Skagit      Chinook, coho, and     n/a
                                                    River             pink salmon
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17110008                            WA             Stillaguamish     Chinook, coho, and     n/a
                                                    River             pink salmon
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17110009                            WA             Skykomish River   Chinook, coho, and     n/a
                                                                      pink salmon
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17110010                            WA             Snoqualmie        Chinook, coho, and     Tolt Dam (S. Fork
                                                                      pink salmon            Tolt R.)
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17110011                            WA             Snohomish River   Chinook, coho, and     n/a
                                                                      pink salmon
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17110012                            WA             Lake Washington   Chinook and coho       Cedar Falls
                                                                      salmon                 (Masonry) Dam
                                                                                             (Cedar R.)
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17110013                            WA             Duwamish River    Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                                      salmon
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17110014                            WA             Puyallup River    Chinook, coho, and     n/a
                                                                      pink salmon
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17110015                            WA             Nisqually River   Chinook, coho, and     n/a
                                                                      pink salmon
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17110016                            WA             Deschutes River   Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                                      salmon
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17110017                            WA             Skokomish River   Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                                      salmon
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17110018                            WA             Hood Canal        Chinook, coho, and     n/a
                                                                      pink salmon
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17110019                            WA             Puget Sound       Chinook, coho, and     n/a
                                                                      pink salmon
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17110020                            WA             Dungeness -       Chinook, coho, and     n/a
                                                    Elwha             pink salmon
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17110021                            WA             Hoko - Crescent   Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                                      salmon
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17100101                            WA             Hoh - Quillayute  Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                                      salmon
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17100102                            WA             Queets -          Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                    Quinault          salmon
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17100103                            WA             Upper Chehalis    Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                    River             salmon
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17100104                            WA             Lower Chehalis    Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                    River             salmon
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17100105                            WA             Grays Harbor      Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                                      salmon
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17100106                            WA             Willapa Bay       Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                                      salmon
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17080001                            OR/WA          Lower Columbia-   Chinook and coho       Impassable Man-made
                                                    Sandy River       salmon                 Barrier
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17080002                            WA             Lewis River       Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                                      salmon
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17080003                            OR/WA          Lower Columbia -  Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                    Clatskanie        salmon
                                                    River
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17080004                            WA             Upper Cowlitz     Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                    River             salmon
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17080005                            WA             Cowlitz River     Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                                      salmon
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17080006                            OR/WA          Lower Columbia    Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                                      salmon
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17090001                            OR             Middle Fork       Chinook salmon         Dexter Dam
                                                    Willamette
                                                    River
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17090002                            OR             Coast Fork        Chinook salmon         Dorena Dam
                                                    Willamette
                                                    River
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17090003                            OR             Upper Willamette  Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                    River             salmon
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17090004                            OR             McKenzie River    Chinook and coho       Cougar Dam
                                                                      salmon
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17090005                            OR             N. Santiam River  Chinook and coho       Big Cliff Dam
                                                                      salmon
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17090006                            OR             S. Santiam River  Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                                      salmon
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17090007                            OR             Mid. Willamette   Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                    River             salmon
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17090008                            OR             Yamhill River     Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                                      salmon
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17090009                            OR             Molalla -         Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                    Pudding River     salmon
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17090010                            OR             Tualatin River    Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                                      salmon
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17090011                            OR             Clackamas River   Chinook and coho       Oak Grove Dam
                                                                      salmon
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17090012                            OR             Lower Willamette  Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                    River             salmon
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17070101                            OR/WA          Mid. Columbia -   Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                    Lake Wallula      salmon
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17070102                            OR/WA          Walla Walla       Chinook salmon         n/a
                                                    River
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17070103                            OR             Umatilla River    Chinook salmon         n/a
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17070104                            OR             Willow            Chinook salmon         n/a
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17070105                            OR/WA          Mid. Columbia -   Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                    Hood              salmon
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17070106                            WA             Klickitat River   Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                                      salmon
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17070301                            OR             Upper Deschutes   Chinook salmon         n/a
                                                    River
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17070305                            OR             Lower Crooked     Chinook salmon         Opal Springs Dam
                                                    River
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17070306                            OR             Lower Deschutes   Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                    River             salmon
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17070307                            OR             Trout Creek       Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                                      salmon
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17070201                            OR             Upper John Day    Chinook salmon         n/a
                                                    River
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17070202                            OR             North Fork John   Chinook salmon         n/a
                                                    Day River
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17070203                            OR             Middle Fork John  Chinook salmon         n/a
                                                    Day River
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17070204                            OR             Lower John Day    Chinook salmon         n/a
                                                    River
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17030001                            WA             Upper Yakima      Chinook and coho       Keechelus Dam
                                                    River             salmon                Kachess Dam (Kachess
                                                                                             R.)
                                                                                            Cle Elum Dam (Cle
                                                                                             Elum R.)
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17030002                            WA             Naches River      Chinook and coho       Rimrock Dam (Tieton
                                                                      salmon                 R.)
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17030003                            WA             Lower Yakima      Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                    River             salmon
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17020005                            WA             Columbia River    Chinook and coho       Chief Joseph Dam
                                                                      salmon
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17020006                            WA             Okanogan River    Chinook salmon         n/a
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17020007                            WA             Similkameen       Chinook salmon         n/a
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17020008                            WA             Methow River      Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                                      salmon
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17020010                            WA             Upper Columbia -  Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                    Entiat River      salmon
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17020011                            WA             Wenatchee River   Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                                      salmon
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17020016                            WA             Upper Columbia -  Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                    Priest Rapids     salmon
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17060101                            OR/ID          Hells Canyon      Chinook salmon         Hells Canyon Complex
                                                                                             (Hells Canyon,
                                                                                             Oxbow, and Brownlee
                                                                                             Dams)
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17060102                            OR             Imnaha River      Chinook salmon         n/a
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17060103                            OR/WA/ID       Lower Snake -     Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                    Asotin Creek      salmon
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17060104                            OR             Upper Grande      Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                    Ronde             salmon
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17060105                            OR             Wallowa River     Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                                      salmon
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17060106                            OR/WA          Lower Grande      Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                    Ronde             salmon
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17060107                            WA             Lower Snake -     Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                    Tucannon River    salmon
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17060110                            WA             Lower Snake       Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                    River             salmon
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17060201                            ID             Upper Salmon      Chinook salmon         n/a
                                                    River
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17060202                            ID             Pahsimeroi River  Chinook salmon         n/a
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17060203                            ID             Mid. Salmon -     Chinook salmon         n/a
                                                    Panther River
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17060204                            ID             Lemhi River       Chinook salmon         n/a
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17060205                            ID             Upper Middle      Chinook salmon         n/a
                                                    Fork Salmon
                                                    River
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17060206                            ID             Lower Middle      Chinook salmon         n/a
                                                    Fork Salmon
                                                    River
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17060207                            ID             Mid. Salmon -     Chinook salmon         n/a
                                                    Chamberlain
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17060208                            ID             S.F. Salmon       Chinook salmon         n/a
                                                    River
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17060209                            ID             Lower Salmon      Chinook salmon         n/a
                                                    River
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17060210                            ID             Little Salmon     Chinook salmon         n/a
                                                    River
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17060301                            ID             Upper Selway      Chinook salmon         n/a
                                                    River
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
17060302                            ID             Lower Selway      Chinook salmon         n/a
                                                    River
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
17060303                            ID             Lochsa River      Chinook salmon         n/a
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
17060304                            ID             M.F. Clearwater   Chinook salmon         n/a
                                                    River
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17060305                            ID             S.F. Clearwater   Chinook salmon         n/a
                                                    River
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17060306                            WA/ID          Clearwater River  Chinook and coho       Dworshak Dam (at
                                                                      salmon                 border of HUCs
                                                                                             17060306 and
                                                                                             17060308)
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17100201                            OR             Necanicum River   Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                                      salmon
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17100202                            OR             Nehalem River     Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                                      salmon
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
17100203                            OR             Wilson - Trask -  Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                    Nestucca          salmon
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17100204                            OR             Siletz-Yaquina    Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                    River             salmon
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17100205                            OR             Alsea River       Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                                      salmon
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
17100206                            OR             Siuslaw River     Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                                      salmon
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17100207                            OR             Siltcoos River    Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                                      salmon
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17100301                            OR             N. Umpqua River   Chinook and coho       Soda Springs Dam
                                                                      salmon
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17100302                            OR             S. Umpqua River   Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                                      salmon
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17100303                            OR             Umpqua River      Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                                      salmon
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17100304                            OR             Coos River        Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                                      salmon
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17100305                            OR             Coquille River    Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                                      salmon
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17100306                            OR             Sixes River       Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                                      salmon
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
17100307                            OR             Upper Rogue       Chinook and coho       Lost Creek Dam
                                                    River             salmon
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
17100308                            OR             Middle Rogue      Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                    River             salmon
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17100309                            CA/OR          Applegate River   Chinook and coho       Applegate Dam
                                                                      salmon
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
17100310                            OR             Lower Rogue       Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                    River             salmon
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
17100311                            CA/OR          Illinois River    Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                                      salmon
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17100312                            CA/OR          Chetco River      Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                                      salmon
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18010101                            CA/OR          Smith River       Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                                      salmon
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18010206                            CA/OR          Upper Klamath     Chinook and coho       Iron Gate Dam
                                                    River             salmon
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18010207                            CA             Shasta River      Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                                      salmon
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
18010208                            CA             Scott River       Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                                      salmon
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18010209                            CA/OR          Lower Klamath     Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                    River             salmon
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18010210                            CA             Salmon River      Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                                      salmon
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18010211                            CA             Trinity River     Chinook and coho       Lewiston Dam
                                                                      salmon
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18010212                            CA             S.F. Trinity      Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                    River             salmon
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18010102                            CA             Mad-Redwood       Chinook and coho       Robert W. Matthews
                                                                      salmon                 Dam
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18010103                            CA             Upper Eel River   Chinook and coho       Scott Dam
                                                                      salmon
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18010104                            CA             Middle Fork Eel   Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                    River             salmon
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18010105                            CA             Lower Eel River   Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                                      salmon
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
18010106                            CA             South Fork Eel    Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                    River             salmon
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
18010107                            CA             Mattole River     Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                                      salmon
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
18010108                            CA             Big - Navarro -   Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                    Garcia            salmon
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18010109                            CA             Gualala - Salmon  Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                    Creek             salmon
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18010110                            CA             Russian River     Chinook and coho       Coyote Valley Dam
                                                                      salmon                 (E. Fork Russian
                                                                                             R.)
                                                                                            Warm Springs Dam
                                                                                             (Dry Cr.)
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18010111                            CA             Bodega Bay        Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                                      salmon
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
18060001                            CA             San Lorenzo-      Coho salmon            Newell Dam (Newell
                                                    Soquel                                   Cr.)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
18060006                            CA             Central Coastal   Coho salmon            n/a
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
18050001                            CA             Suisun Bay        Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                                      salmon
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18050002                            CA             San Pablo Bay     Chinook and coho       San Pablo Dam (San
                                                                      salmon                 Pablo Cr.)
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18050003                            CA             Coyote Creek      Chinook and coho       LeRoy Anderson Dam
                                                                      salmon
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
18050004                            CA             San Francisco     Chinook and coho       n/a
                                                    Bay               salmon
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18050005                            CA             Tomales-Drakes    Coho salmon            Nicasio Dam (Nicasio
                                                    Bay                                      Cr.)
                                                                                            Peters Dam
                                                                                             (Lagunitas Cr.)
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18050006                            CA             San Francisco-    Coho salmon            n/a
                                                    Coastal South
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
18020101                            CA             Sac.-Lower Cow-   Chinook salmon         n/a
                                                    Lower Clear
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
18020102                            CA             Lower Cottonwood  Chinook salmon         n/a
                                                    Creek
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
18020103                            CA             Sacramento -      Chinook salmon         n/a
                                                    Lower Thomes
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
18020104                            CA             Sacramento -      Chinook salmon         n/a
                                                    Stone Corral
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
18020105                            CA             Lower Butte       Chinook salmon         n/a
                                                    Creek
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
18020106                            CA             Lower Feather     Chinook salmon         n/a
                                                    River
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
18020107                            CA             Lower Yuba River  Chinook salmon         n/a
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
18020108                            CA             Lower Bear River  Chinook salmon         n/a
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
18020109                            CA             Lower Sacramento  Chinook salmon         n/a
                                                    River
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
18020110                            CA             Lower Cache       Chinook salmon         n/a
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
18020111                            CA             Lower American    Chinook salmon         Nimbus Dam
                                                    River
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
18020112                            CA             Sacramento-Upper  Chinook salmon         Whiskeytown Dam
                                                    Clear                                    (Clear Cr.)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
18020113                            CA             Cottonwood        Chinook salmon         n/a
                                                    Headwaters
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
18020114                            CA             Upper Elder -     Chinook salmon         n/a
                                                    Upper Thomas
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
18020118                            CA             Upper Cow -       Chinook salmon         n/a
                                                    Battle Creek
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
18020119                            CA             Mill - Big Chico  Chinook salmon         n/a
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
18020120                            CA             Upper Butte       Chinook salmon         n/a
                                                    Creek
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
18020125                            CA             Upper Yuba        Chinook salmon         n/a
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18040001                            CA             Mid. San Joaquin- Chinook salmon         n/a
                                                     L. Cowchilla
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
18040002                            CA             Mid. San Joaquin- Chinook salmon         La Grange Dam
                                                     L. Merced- L.                           (Tuolumne R.)
                                                    Stanislaus
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
18040003                            CA             San Joaquin       Chinook salmon         n/a
                                                    Delta
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
18040004                            CA             L. Calaveras -    Chinook salmon         n/a
                                                    Mormon Slough
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18040005                            CA             L. Consumnes- L.  Chinook salmon         Camanche Dam
                                                    Mokelumne
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18040010                            CA             Upper Stanislaus  Chinook salmon         Goodwin Dam
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18040011                            CA             Upper Calveras    Chinook salmon         New Hogan Dam
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18040013                            CA             Upper Cosumnes    Chinook salmon         n/a
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[73 FR 60989, Oct. 15, 2008]



                  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 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.
    Krill means all species of euphausiids that occur in the EEZ off the 
West Coast.
    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 
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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, filleting, freezing, or 
rendering into meal or oil, but does not mean heading and gutting unless 
there is additional preparation.
    Prohibited harvest species means all krill species in the EEZ off 
the West Coast.
    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; 74 FR 33373, July 13, 2009]



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.

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    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.
    (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.
    (n) When fishing for CPS, deploy a net if a southern sea otter is 
observed within the area that would be encircled by the purse seine net.
    (o) Fish for, target, harvest or land a prohibited harvest species 
in any fishery within the EEZ off the West Coast.

[64 FR 69893, Dec. 15, 1999, as amended by 72 FR 29892, May 30, 2007; 74 
FR 33373, July 13, 2009]



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 
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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.) 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

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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. 660.510  Fishing seasons.

    All seasons will begin at 0001 hours and terminate at 2400 hours 
local time. Fishing seasons for the following CPS species are:
    (a) Pacific sardine. January 1 to December 31, or until closed under 
Sec. 660.509.
    (b) Pacific mackerel. July 1 to June 30, or until closed under Sec. 
660.509.



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.
    (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

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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 
administrative expenses related to issuing limited 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 
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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 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

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    (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.
    (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

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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.
    (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.

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    (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 
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]



Sec. 660.520  Reporting requirements.

    (a) Otter interaction. (1) If a southern sea otter is entangled in a 
net, regardless of whether the animal is injured or killed, the vessel 
operator must report this interaction within 24 hours to the Regional 
Administrator.
    (2) While fishing for CPS, vessel operators must record all 
observations of otter interactions (defined as otters within encircled 
nets or coming into contact with nets or vessels, including but not 
limited to entanglement) with their purse seine net(s) or vessel(s). 
With the exception of an entanglement, which must be initially reported 
as described in paragraph (a)(1)of this section, all other observations 
must be reported within 20 days to the Regional Administrator.
    (3) When contacting NMFS after an interaction, vessel operators must 
provide the location (latitude and longitude) of the interaction and a 
description of the interaction itself. If available, location 
information should also include water depth, distance from shore, and 
relation to port or other landmarks. Descriptive information of the 
interaction should include: whether or not the otters were seen inside 
or outside the net; if inside the net, had the net been completely 
encircled; whether any otters came in contact with either the net or the 
vessel; the number of otters present; duration of interaction; the 
otter's behavior during interaction; measures taken to avoid 
interaction.
    (b) [Reserved]

[72 FR 29892, May 30, 2007]

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    Sec. 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 
cotton, nylon, or 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:

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    (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.
    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

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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.
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    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.
    (c) Adjacent waters on the high seas in which persons subject to 
this subpart may fish.



Sec. 660.704  Vessel identification.

    (a) General. This section only applies to commercial fishing vessels 
that fish for HMS off or land HMS in the States

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of California, Oregon, and Washington. This section does not apply to 
recreational charter vessels that fish for HMS off or land HMS in the 
States of California, Oregon, and Washington.
    (b) Official number. Each fishing vessel subject to this section 
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.
    (c) Numerals. The official number must be affixed to each vessel 
subject to this section 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.

[72 FR 43564, Aug. 6, 2007]



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.
    (u) Interfere with, impede, delay, or prevent access to a VMS unit 
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    (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).
    (oo) Except when fishing under a western Pacific longline limited 
entry permit issued under Sec. 660.21, when a

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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).
    (qq) Take and retain, possess on board, or land, fish in excess of 
any bag limit specified in Sec. 660.721.

[69 FR 18453, Apr. 7, 2004, as amended at 72 FR 58259, Oct. 15, 2007]



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 
use under a HMS permit if that vessel is used:

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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 be subsequently be renewed for 2-
year terms. The first date of renewal will be the last day of the vessel 
owner's birth month in the second calendar year after the permit is 
issued (e.g., if the birth month is March and the permit is issued on 
October 3, 2007, the permit will remain valid through March 31, 2009).
    (5) Replacement permits may be issued without charge to replace lost 
or mutilated permits. Replacement permits may be obtained by submitting 
to the SFD c/o the Regional Administrator a complete, signed vessel 
permit application. 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.
    (e) Fees. An application for a permit, or renewal of an existing 
permit under paragraph (b)(1) of this section will include a fee for 
each vessel. The fee amount required will be calculated in accordance 
with the NOAA Finance Handbook and specified on the application form.

[69 FR 18453, Apr. 7, 2004, as amended at 72 FR 10937, Mar. 12, 2007; 74 
FR 37178, July 28, 2009]



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 
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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 
must 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

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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).



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 
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    (2) Line clippers are intended to cut fishing line as close as 
possible to hooked or entangled sea turtles. NMFS has established 
minimum design standards for line clippers. The Arceneaux 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 
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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 
engaging 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 
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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.
    (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 
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trip regardless of the intended area of fishing.
    (g) An operator of a vessel registered for use of longline gear in 
waters east 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) Notification of an El Nino event. The Assistant Administrator 
will publish in the Federal Register a notification that an El Nino 
event is occurring, or is forecast to occur, off the coast of southern 
California and the requirement of a closure under this paragraph (c)(2). 
Furthermore, the Assistant Administrator will announce the requirement 
of such a closure by other methods as are necessary and appropriate to 
provide actual notice to the participants in the California/Oregon drift 
gillnet fishery.
    (ii) Determination of El Nino conditions. The Assistant 
Administrator will rely on information developed by NOAA offices which 
monitor El Nino events, such as NOAA's Climate Prediction Center and the 
West Coast Office of NOAA's Coast Watch program, in order to determine 
whether an El Nino is forecasted or occurring for the coast of southern 
California. The Assistant Administrator will use the monthly sea surface 
temperature anomaly charts to determine whether there are warmer than 
normal sea surface temperatures present off of southern California 
during the months prior to the closure month for years in which an El 
Nino event has been declared by the NOAA Climate Prediction Center. 
Specifically, the Assistant Administrator, will use sea surface 
temperature data from the third and second months prior to the month of 
the closure for determining whether El Nino conditions are present off 
of southern California.
    (iii) Reopening. If, during a closure as described within this 
paragraph (c)(2), sea surface temperatures return to normal or below 
normal, the Assistant Administrator may publish a Federal Register 
notice announcing that El Nino conditions are no longer present off the 
coast of southern California and may terminate the closure prior to 
August 31.
    (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 
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    (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.
    44[deg]03[min]23[sec] N. lat. 125[deg]12[min]22[sec] W. long.
    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.

[69 FR 18453, Apr. 7, 2004, as amended at 72 FR 31757, June 8, 2007]



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 
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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.
    (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 
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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]



Sec. 660.721  Recreational fishing bag limits.

    This section applies to recreational fishing for HMS management unit 
species in the U.S. EEZ off the coast of California, Oregon, and 
Washington and in the adjacent high seas areas. In addition to 
individual fishermen, the operator of a vessel that fishes in the EEZ is 
responsible for ensuring that the bag limits of this section are not 
exceeded. The bag limits of this section apply on the basis of each 24-
hour period at sea, regardless of the number of trips per day. The 
provisions of this section do not authorize any person to take more than 
one daily bag limit of fishing during one calendar day. Federal 
recreational HMS regulations are not intended to supersede any more 
restrictive state recreational HMS regulations relating to federally-
managed HMS. The bag limits include fish taken in both state and Federal 
waters.
    (a) Albacore Tuna Daily Bag Limit. Except pursuant to a multi-day 
possession permit referenced in paragraph (c) of this section, a 
recreational fisherman may take or retain no more than:
    (1) Ten albacore tuna if any part of the fishing trip occurs in the 
U.S. EEZ south of a line running due west true from 34[deg]27[min] N. 
latitude (at Point Conception, Santa Barbara County) to the U.S.-Mexico 
border.
    (2) Twenty-five albacore tuna if any part of the fishing trip occurs 
in the U.S. EEZ north of a line running due west true from 
34[deg]27[min] N. latitude (at Point Conception, Santa Barbara County) 
to the California-Oregon border.
    (b) Bluefin Tuna Daily Bag Limit. A recreational fisherman may take 
or retain no more than 10 bluefin tuna in the U.S. EEZ off the coast of 
California.
    (c) Possession Limits. If the State of California requires a multi-