Northern Mariana Islands Bottomfish Permit
This permit is required for any vessel commercially fishing for, landing, or transshipping bottomfish management unit species in the Exclusive Economic Zone around the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The permit expires one year after the date of issuance.
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands bottomfish fishing vessels 40 feet or longer in overall length are required to carry and operate a NOAA Fisheries owned and installed vessel monitoring system unit. Vessel operators must submit a logbook to NOAA Fisheries within 72 hours after landing. Vessel owners must mark their vessels according to Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands or federal regulations. Commercial fishing is also prohibited within the boundaries of the Islands Unit of the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument. See the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 50, Part 665, Subpart D.
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