50 C.F.R. § 665.37   American Samoa pelagic fishery area management.


Title 50 - Wildlife and Fisheries


Title 50: Wildlife and Fisheries
PART 665—FISHERIES IN THE WESTERN PACIFIC
Subpart C—Western Pacific Pelagic Fisheries

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§ 665.37   American Samoa pelagic fishery area management.

(a) Large vessel prohibited areas. A large vessel of the United States may not be used to fish for Pacific pelagic management unit species in the American Samoa large vessel prohibited areas as defined in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section, except as allowed pursuant to an exemption issued under §665.38.

(b) Tutuila Island, Manu'a Islands, and Rose Atoll (AS-1). The large vessel prohibited area around Tutuila Island, the Manu'a Islands, and Rose Atoll consists of the waters of the EEZ around American Samoa enclosed by straight lines connecting the following coordinates:

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

and from Point AS-1-A westward along the latitude 13°30' S. until intersecting the U.S. EEZ boundary with Samoa, and from Point AS-1-B westward along the latitude 15°13' S. until intersecting the U.S. EEZ boundary with Samoa.

(c) Swains Island (AS-2). The large vessel prohibited area around Swains Island consists of the waters of the EEZ around American Samoa enclosed by straight lines connecting the following coordinates:

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

and from Point AS-2-A northward along the longitude 171°50' W. until intersecting the U.S. EEZ boundary with Tokelau, and from Point AS-2-B northward along the longitude 170°20' W. until intersecting the U.S. EEZ boundary with Tokelau.

[67 FR 4371, Jan. 30, 2002]

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