Western Pacific Pelagic Squid Jig Permit
This permit is required by anyone using a vessel longer than 50 feet to fish for three species of pelagic squids with squid jig gear in the EEZs around American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Hawaii, and the Pacific Remote Island Areas. The species are: Diamondback squid, Neon flying squid, and Purpleback flying squid.
The permit expires 1 year after the date of issuance. Permit holders must submit a logbook to NOAA Fisheries within 72 hours of landing or a catch report to a state agency, must notify NOAA Fisheries Service at least 72 hours before departing on a fishing trip, and must carry a NOAA Fisheries Service observer if requested. Vessel owners must also comply with Federal vessel identification requirements. Regulations governing this fishery can be found in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 50, Part 665, Subpart F.
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