50 C.F.R. § 23.57   American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis).


Title 50 - Wildlife and Fisheries


Title 50: Wildlife and Fisheries
PART 23—ENDANGERED SPECIES CONVENTION
Subpart F—Export of Certain Species

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§ 23.57   American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis).

States for which the export of the indicated season's harvest may be permitted under §23.15 of this part:

(a) 1979–1997 harvests (wild and farm-raised for each year unless noted).

 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                                     AL        AR        FL        GA        LA        MS        SC        TX----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1979............................        -         -         +         -         +         -         -         -1980............................        -         -         +         -         +         -         -         -1981............................        -         -         +         -         +         -         -         -1982............................        -         -         +         -         +         -         -         -1983............................        -         -         +         -         +         -         -         -1984............................        -         -         +         -         +         -         -         +1985............................        -         -         +         -         +         -         -         +1986............................        -         -         +         -         +         -         -         +1987............................        -         -         +         -         +         -         -         +1988............................        -         -         +         +         +         -         +         +1989............................        +         -         +         +         +         +         +         +1990............................        +         -         +         +         +         +         +         +1991............................        +         -         +         +         +         +         +         +1992............................        +         -         +         +         +         +         +         +1993............................        +         -         +         +         +         +         +         +1994............................        +         F         +         +         +         +         +         +1995............................        +         F         +         +         +         +         +         +1996............................        +         F         +         +         +         +         +         +1997............................        +         F         +         +         +         +         +         +----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ = export approved.F = export approved for farm-raised only.- = export not approved.

(b) Condition on initial export from the United States. (1) Each hide (full skin) must be clearly identified by a durable, permanently locking Convention export tag bearing a legend showing the US-CITES logo, State of origin, species, year of take, and a unique serial number. The tag must be inserted through the hide and permanently locked in place using the locking mechanism of the tag and in accordance with State requirements. Hides with broken tags may not be exported. Prior to export and upon submission of documentation to show legality of the hide, broken tags may be replaced with CITES replacement tags. Hides with valid CITES replacement tags are eligible for export.

(2) US-CITES export tags that were removed from the hides used to manufacture products to be exported must be surrendered to the Service prior to the export of those products.

(3) Meat from legally harvested and tagged alligators shall be packed in State-uniform containers, permanently sealed and labeled as required by State law. Bulk meat containers shall be marked with a State “parts tag” or “bulk meat tag” permanently attached indicating, at a minimum, State of origin, year of take, species, original hide export tag number, weight of meat in the container, and identification of State licensed processor or packer.

(4) Small parts such as tails, throats, feet, or backstrips shall be packed in transparent, sealed containers clearly marked with a parts tag. Parts tags shall supply at a minimum the State of origin, species, original hide export tag number, and weight of the parts in the container.

(5) American alligator skulls shall be marked as required by State law. This marking shall include, at a minimum, reference to a valid US-CITES tag number.

[53 FR 30683, Aug. 15, 1988, as amended at 54 FR 33233, Aug. 14, 1989; 57 FR 21899, May 26, 1992; 60 FR 43407, 43408, Aug. 21, 1995]

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