It is the commercial or recreational harvesting of marine
Lobsters or Spiny lobsters, and is lucrative due to a huge
market demand for lobster. Most commercial fishers use traps.
Their use is considered advantageous to other collection
techniques. Areas where it is common include southern California,
New England, and the Canadian Maritimes.
Fishers should be aware of the latest regulations before
fishing. You can search for the latest fishery rerigging
for directed American lobster fishing, or was under written.
Recreational fishing vessel means any vessel from which
no fishing other than recreational fishing is conducted.
Charter and party boats and dive boats are not considered
recreational fishing vessels.
Carapace length is the straight line measurement from the
rear of the eye socket parallel to the center line of the
carapace to the posterior edge of the carapace. The carapace
is the unsegmented body shell of the American lobster, or
lobter means the species Homarus americanus. V-notched means
any female American bearing a V-shaped notch in the flipper
next to and to the right of the center flipper as viewed
from the rear of the lobster (underside of the lobster down
and tail toward the viewer).V-shaped notch means a straight-sided
triangular cut, without setal hairs, as least 1/4 inch (0.64
cm) in depth and tapering to a point.
Beam trawl means gear, consisting of a twine bag attached
to a beam attached to a towing wire, designed so that the
beam does not contact the bottom. The beam is constructed
with sinkers or shoes on either side that support the beam
above the bottom or any other modification so that the beam
does not contact. The beam trawl is designed to slide along
the bottom rather than dredge.
Vessel owners or operators who apply for a fishing vessel
permit under this section, or for a State permit endorsed
for EEZ fishing under paragraph (a)(2) of this section,
must agree, as a condition of the permit, that all the vessel's
fishing, catch, and gear (without regard to whether such
fishing occurs in the EEZ or landward of the EEZ, and without
regard to where such lobster, lobster meats, or parts, or
gear are possessed, taken or landed) will be subject to
all the requirements of this part.
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