Western Pacific Receiving Vessel Permit
The receiving vessel permit is required for anyone receiving pelagic species transshipped, or off-loaded, from a permitted longline fishing vessel within the EEZ in the western Pacific and landing them in the region. For more information, see Code of Federal Regulations, Title 50, Part 665, Subpart F.
Permits are renewed annually and expire on March 3 of each year.
Vessel operators with a Western Pacific Receiving Vessel Permit must submit a NOAA Fisheries Pacific Transshipment Declaration form for each day of transshipment activity to Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center within 72 hours of each landing of Pacific pelagic management unit species. For more information, see the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 50, Part 300, Subpart O.
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