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(f) Area 4 shall include all convention waters in Bering Sea which are not included in Area 3.

$ 301.2 Limit of catch in each area. (a) The catch of halibut to be taken during the halibut fishing season of the year 1947 from Area 2 shall be limited to approximately 24,500,000 pounds of salable halibut, and from Area 3 to approximately 28,000,000 pounds of salable halibut, and from Area 4 to approximately 500,000 pounds of salable halibut, the weights in each or any such limit to be computed as with heads off and entrails removed.

(b) The catch of halibut to be taken from each area during the halibut fishing season of the year 1947 shall also be limited to halibut which with the head on are 26 inches or more in length as measured from the tip of the lower jaw to the extreme end of the middle of the tail or to halibut which with the head off and entrails removed are 5 pounds or more in weight, and the possession of any halibut of less than the above length or the above weight, according to whether the head is on or off, by any vessel or by any master or operator of any vessel or by any person, firm, or corporation, is prohibited.

(c) The International Fisheries Commission shall as early in the said year as is practicable determine the date on which it deems each limit of catch defined in paragraph (a) of this section will be attained, and the limit of each such catch shall then be that which shall be taken prior to said date, and fishing for or catching of halibut in the area or areas to which such limit applies shall at that date be prohibited until after the end of the closed season as defined and modified in § 301.3, except as provided in $ 301.5 and in Article I of the Convention, and provided, That if it shall at any time become evident to the International Fisheries Commission that the limit will not be reached by such date, it may substitute another date.

termined upon for any area under the provisions of paragraph (b) of this section.

(b) Under authority of Article I of the Convention, the closed season as therein defined shall begin in each area on the date on which the limit is reached as provided in § 301.2 (c) and the closing of such area or areas shall be taken to have been duly approved unless before the said date either the President of the United States of America or the Governor General of Canada shall have signified his disapproval (the burden of proving any such signification being upon 'the person alleging it): And provided, That the closing date of Area 2 or of Area 3, whichever shall be later, shall apply to Areas 1A and 4, unless Area 4 shall have been previously closed under this section, and that the closing date of Area 2 shall apply to Area 1B.

(c) Nothing contained in the regulations in this part shall prohibit the fishing for species of fish other than halibut or prohibit the International Fisheries Commission from conducting fishing operations as provided for in Article I of the Convention,

$ 301.4 Issuance of licenses and condi. tions limiting their validity. (a) All vessels of any tonnage which shall fish for halibut in any manner or hold halibut in possession in any area, or which shall transport halibut otherwise than as a common carrier documented by the Gov. ernment of the United States or of Canada for the carriage of freight, must be licenseu by the International Fisheries Commission; Provided, That vessels of less than five net tons or vessels which do not use set lines need not be licensed unless they shall require a permit as provided in $ 301.5.

(b) Each vessel licensed by the International Fisheries Commission shall carry on board at all times while at sea the halibut license thus secured whether it is validated for halibut fishing or endorsed with a permit as provided in $ 301.6 and this license shall at all times be subject to inspection by authorized officers of either of said Governments or by representatives of the International Fisheries Commission.

(c) The halibut license shall be issued without fee by the customs officers of either of said Governments or by representatives of the International Fisheries Commission or by fishery officers of

$ 301.3 Length of closed season. (a) Under the authority of Article I of the aforesaid Convention the closed season as therein defined shall be modified so as to end at 12 midnight of the 30th day of April of the year 1947 and of each year thereafter and shall begin at 12 midnight of the 30th day of November of each year unless an earlier date is de

either of said Governments at places where there are neither customs officers nor representatives of the International Fisheries Commission. A new license may be issued by the oficer accepting statistical return at any time to vessels which have furnished proof of loss of the license form previously issued, or when there shall be no further space for record thereon, providing the receipt of statistical return shall be shown on the new form for any halibut or other species taken during or after the voyage upon which loss occurred. The old license form shall be forwarded in each case to the International Fisheries Commission.

(d) The halibut license of any vessel shall be validated before departure from port for each halibut fishing operation for which statistical returns are required. This validation of a license shall be by customs officers or by fishery officers of either of said Governments when available at places where there are no customs officers and shall not be made unless the area in which the vessel will fish is entered on the license form and unless the provisions of $ 301.7 have been complied with for all landings and all fishing operations since issue of the license: Provided, That if the master or operator of any vessel shall fail to comply with the provisions of $ 301.7, the halibut license of such vessel may be validated by customs officers upon evidence either that there has been a judicial determination of the offense or that the laws prescribing penalties therefor have been complied with, or that the said master or operator is no longer responsible for, nor sharing in, the operations of said vessel.

(e) The halibut license of any vessel fishing for halibut in Area 1A as defined in $ 301.1 after the closure of Areas 1B and 2 must be validated at a port or place within Area 1A prior to each such fishing operation.

(f) No halibut license shall be validated for departure for halibut fishing in Areas 1A or 1B or 2 more than three days, and in Areas 3 or 4 more than five days before the end of the closed season as defined in § 301.3 (a).

(h) The halibut license shall not be valid for halibut fishing in any area closed to halibut fishing or for the possession of halibut in any area closed to halibut fishing except while in actual transit to or within a port of sale.

(i) The halibut license shall not be valid for halibut fishing in any area while a permit endorsed thereon is in effect, nor shall it be validated while halibut taken under such permit is on board.

(j) The halibut license of any vessel shall not be valid for the possession of any halibut in any area other than that for which validated, if such vessel is in possession of baited gear, except in those waters included within a twenty-five mile radius of Cape Spencer Light, Alaska.

$ 301.5 Retention of halibut taken with other fish under permit. (a) There may be retained for sale on any vessel which shall have a permit as provided in $ 301.6 such halibut as is caught incidentally to fishing by that vessel in any area that is closed to halibut fishing under $ 301.2 with set lines (of the type commonly used in the Pacific Coast halibut fishery) for other species, not to exceed at any time one pound of halibut for each seven pounds of salable fish, actually utilized, of other species not including salmon or tuna, and such halibut may be sold as the catch of said vessel, the weight of all fish to be computed as with heads off and entrails removed: Provided, That it shall not be a violation of this section for any such vessel to have in possession halibut in addition to the amount herein allowed to be sold if such additional halibut shall not exceed thirty percent of such amount and shall be forfeited and surrendered at the time of landing as provided in paragraph (d) of this section.

(b) The catch of halibut taken and retained under sūch permit shall be limited to halibut which with the head on are 26 inches or more in length as measured from the tip of the lower jaw to the extreme end of the middle of the tail or to halibut which with the head off and entrails removed are 5 pounds or more in weight, and the possession of any halibut of less than the above length or the above weight, according to whether the head is on or off, by any vessel or by any master or operator of any vessel or by any person, firm or corporation, is prohibited.

(g) No halibut license shall be valid for halibut fishing in more than one area, as defined in $ 301.1, during any one trip nor shall it be revalidated for halibut fishing in another such area while the vessel has any halibut on board.

(c) Halibut retained under such permit shall not be landed or otherwise removed or be received by any person, firm or corporation from the catching vessel until all halibut on board shall have been reported to a customs, fishery or other authorized enforcement officer of either of said Governments by the captain or operator of said vessel and also by the person, firm or corporation receiving the halibut, and no halibut or other fish shall be landed or removed or be received from the catching vessel except with the permission of said officer and under such supervision as the said officer may deem advisable.

(d) Halibut retained under suca permit shall not be purchased or held in possession by any person other than the master, operator or crew of the catching vessel in excess of the proportion allowed in paragraph (a) of this section until such excess whatever its origin shall have been forfeited and surrendered to the customs, fishery or other authorized officers of either of said Governments. In forfeiting such excess, the vessel shall be permitted to surrender any part of Its catch of halibut; Provided, That the amount retained shall not exceed the proportion herein allowed.

(e) Permits for the retention and landing of halibut in the year 1947 shall become invalid at 12 midnight of the 15th day of November of said year or at such earlier date as the International Fisheries Commission shall determine.

$ 301.6 Issuance of permits and conditions limiting their validity. (a) Any vessel which shall be used in fishing for other species than halibut in any area closed to halibut fishing under $ 301.2 must have a halibut license and a permit if it shall retain, land or sell any halibut caught incidentally to such fishing or possess any halibut of any origin during such fishing, as provided in $ 301.5.

(b) The permit shall be shown by endorsement of the issuing officer on the face of the halibut license form held by said vessel and shall show the area for which the permit is issued.

(c) The permit shall terminate at the time of first landing thereafter of fish of any species and a new permit shall be secured before any subsequent fishing operation for which a permit is required.

(d) A permit shall not be issued to any vessel which shall have halibut on board taken while said vessel was licensed to

fish in an open area unless such halibut shall be considered as taken under the issued permit and is thereby subject to forfeiture when landed if in excess of the proportion permitted in paragraph (a) of $ 301.5.

(e) A permit shall not be issued to, or be valid if held by, any vessel which shall fish with other than set lines of the type commonly used in the Pacific coast hali. but fishery.

(f) The permit of any vessel shall not be valid unless the permit is granted before departure from port for each fishing operation for which statistical returns are required. This granting of a permit shall be by customs officers or by fishery officers of either of said Governments when available at places where there are no customs oficers and shall not be made unless the area in which the vessel will fish is entered on the halibut.license form and unless the provisions of $ 301.7 have been complied with for all landings and all fishing operations since issue of the license or permit; Provided, That if the master or operator of any vessel shall fail to comply with the provisions of $ 301.7, the permit of such vessel may be granted by customs officers upon evidence either that there has been a judicial determination of the offense or that the laws prescribing penalties therefor have been complied with, or that the said master or operator is no longer responsible for, nor sharing in, the operations of said vessel.

(g) The permit of any vessel shall not be valid if said vessel shall have in its possession at any time halibut in excess of the amount allowed under $ 301.5 (a).

$ 301.7 Statistical return by vessels. (a) Statistical return as to the amount of halibut taken during fishing operations must be made by the master or operator of any vessel licensed under the regulations in this part and as to the amount of halibut and other species by the master or operator of any vessel operating under permit as provided for in $$ 301.5 and 301.6, within 48 hours of landing, sale or transfer of halibut or of first entry thereafter into a port where there is an officer authorized to receive such return.

(b) The statistical return must state the port of landing and the amount of each species taken within the area defined in the regulations in this part, for which the vessel's license is validated.

(c) The statistical return must include all halibut landed or transferred to other vessels and all halibut held in possession on board and must be full, true and correct in all respects herein required. A copy of such return must be forwarded to the International Fisheries Commission at such times as the latter shall require.

(d) The master or operator and/or any person engaged on shares in the operation of any vessel licensed or holding a permit under the regulations in this part may be required by the International Fisheries Commission or by any officer of either of said Governments authorized to receive such return to certify to its correctness to the best of his information and belief and to support the certificate by a sworn statement. Validation of a halibut license or issuance of a permit after such sworn return is made shall be provisional and shall not render the license or permit valid in case the return shall later be shown to be false or fraudulently made.

(e) The master or operator of any vessel holding a license or permit under the regulations in this part shall keep an accurate log of all fishing operations including therein date, locality, amount of gear used, and the amount of halibut taken daily in each such locality. This log record shall be open to inspection of representatives of the International Fisheries Commission authorized for this purpose,

(f) The master, operator and/or any other person engaged on shares in the operation of any vessel licensed under the regulations in this part may be required by the International Fisheries Commission or by any officer of either of said Governments to certify to the correctness of such log record to the best of his information and belief and to support the certificate by a sworn statement.

$ 301.8 Statistical return by dealers. (a) All persons, firms or corporations that shall buy halibut or receive halibut for any purpose from fishing or transporting vessels or other carrier shall keep and on request furnish to customs officers or to any enforcing officer of either of said Governments or to representatives of the International Fisheries Commission, records of each purchase or receipt of halibut, showing date, locality, name of vessel, person, firm or corporation purchased or received from and the amount in pounds according to trade

categories of the halibut and other species landed with the halibut.

(b) All persons, firms, or corporations receiving fish from a vessel fishing under permit as provided in § 301.5 shall within 48 hours make to an authorized enforcing officer of either of said Governments a signed statistical return showing the date, locality, name of vessel received from, and the amount of halibut and of other species landed with the halibut and certifying that permission to receive such fish was secured in accordance with $ 301.5 (c). Such persons, firms, or corporations may be required by any officer of either of said Governments to support the accuracy of the above signed statistical return with a sworn statement.

(c) All records of all persons, firms, or corporations concerning the landing, purchase, receipt, and sale of halibut and other species landed therewith shall be open at all times to inspection of any enforcement officer of either of said Governments or of any authorized representative of the International Fisheries Commission. Such persons, firms, or corporations may be required to certify to the correctness of such records and to support the certificate by a sworn statement.

(d) The possession by any person, firm, or corporation of halibut which such person, firm, or corporation knows to have been taken by a vessel without a valid halibut license or a vessel without a permit when such license or permit is required, is prohibited.

$ 301.9 Closed small halibut grounds. (a) The following areas have been found to be populated by small, immature hallbut and are hereby closed to all halibut fishing and the possession of halibut of any origin is prohibited therein during fishing for other species.

(b) First, that area in the waters off the coast of Alaska within the following boundary as stated in terms of the magnetic compass unless otherwise indicated: from the north extremity of Cape Ulitka, Noyes Island, approximately latitude 55°33'48" N., longitude 133°43'35" W., to the south extremity of Wood Island, approximately latitude 55°39'44'' N., longitude 133°42'29" W.; thence to the east extremity of Timbered Islet, approximately latitude 55°41'47" N., longitude 133°47'42'' W.; thence to the true west extremity of Timbered Islet, approximately latitude 55°41'46" N., longitude 133°48'01" W.; thence southwest three-quarters south sixteen and five-eights miles to a point approximately latitude 55°34' 46'' N., longitude 134°14'40' W.; thence southeast by south twelve and one-half miles to a point approximately latitude 55°22'23" N., longitude 134°12'48" W.; thence northeast thirteen and seven-eights miles to the southern extremity of Cape Addington, Noyes Island, latitude 55°26'11" N., longitude 133°49'12" W.; and to the point of origin on Cape Ulitka. The boundary lines herein indicated shall be determined from Chart 8157, as published by the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey at Washington, D. C., in June 1929, and Chart 8152, as published by the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey at Washington, D. C., in March 1933, and reissued March 1939, except for the point of Cape Addington which shall be determined from Chart 8158, as published by the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey in December, 1923, Provided, That the duly authorized officers of the United States of America may at any time place a plainly visible mark or marks at any point or points as nearly as practicable on the boundary line defined herein, and such mark or marks shall thereafter be considered as correctly defining said boundary.

(c) Second, that area lying in the waters off the north coast of Graham Island, British Columbia, within the following boundary: from the northwest extremity of Wiah Point, latitude 54° 06' 50" N., longitude 132° 19' 18'' W., true north five and one-half miles to a point approximately latitude 54° 12' 20" N., longitude 132° 19' 18'' W.; thence true east approximately sixteen and threetenths miles to a point which shall lie northwest (according to magnetic compass at any time) of the highest point of Tow Hill, Graham Island, latitude 54° 04' 24" N., longitude 131° 48' 00' W.; thence southeast to the said highest point of Tow Hill. The points on the shoreline of the above mentioned island shall be determined from Chart 3754, published at the Admiralty, London, April 11, 1911: Provided, That the duly authorized officers of the Dominion of Canada may at any time place a plainly visible mark or marks at any point or points as nearly as practicable on the boundary line defined herein, and such marks shall thereafter be considered as correctly defining said boundary.

§ 301.10 Dory gear prohibited. The use of any hand gurdy or other appliance in hauling halibut gear by hand power in any dory or small boat operated from a vessel licensed under the regulations in this part is prohibited in all convention waters.

$ 301.11 Nets prohibited. It is prohibited to retain halibut taken with a net of any kind or to have in possession any halibut while using any net or nets other than bait nets for the capture of other species of fish, nor shall any license or permit held by any vessel under the regulations in this part be valid during the use or possession on board of any net or nets other than bait nets which are utilized for no other purpose than the capture of bait for said vessel.

§ 301.12 Retention of tagged halibut. Nothing contained in the regulations in this part shall prohibit any vessel at any time from retaining and landing any halibut which bears an International Fisheries Commission tag at the time of capture, Provided, That such halibut with the tag still attached is reported at the time of landing to representatives of the International Fisheries Commission or to enforcement officers of either of said Governments and is made available to them for examination.

$ 301.13 Responsibility of master. Wherever in the regulations in this part any duty is laid upon any vessel, it shall be the personal responsibility of the master or operator of said vessel to see that said duty is performed and he shall personally be responsible for the performance of said duty. This section shall not be construed to relieve any member of the crew of any responsibility with which he would otherwise be chargeable.

$ 301.14 Supervision of unloading and weighing. The unloading and weighing of the halibut of any vessel licensed or holding a permit under the regulations in this part shall be under such supervision as the customs or other authorized officer may deem advisable in order to assure the fulfilment of the provisions of the regulations in this part.

§ 301.15 Previous regulations superseded. The regulations in this part shall supersede all previous regulations adopted pursuant to the Convention between the United States of America and the Dominion of Canada for preservation of the halibut fishery of the northern Pa

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