50 Cfr 660.520

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Reporting Requirements for Sea Otter Interactions with the Pacific Sardine Fishery; Coastal Pelagic Species Fishery Management Plan

50 CFR 660.520

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50 CFR 660.520 (up to date as of 1/04/2023)
Reporting requirements.

50 CFR 660.520

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Title 50 - Wildlife and Fisheries
Chapter VI - Fishery Conservation and Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration, Department of Commerce
Part 660 - Fisheries off West Coast States
Subpart I - Coastal Pelagics Fisheries
Source: 64 FR 69893, Dec. 15, 1999, unless otherwise noted.
Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq., 16 U.S.C. 773 et seq., and 16 U.S.C. 7001 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.
§ 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]

50 CFR 660.520(b) (enhanced display)

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