Chapter 09 - Fishing

24.0901 Definitions.

(1) “Department” means the Department of Mari…

24.0905 Dealers Records.

(a) In accordance with 24.0305 A.S.C.A., ever…

24.0906 Other Required Records – Fishermen, Fish Processors, and Fish Wholesalers.

(a) Commercial Fishermen shall be required to…

24.0907 Confidentiality of Records.

In accordance with 24.0309 A.S.C.A., the rece…

24.0908 Annual Proclamation.

(a) Each year, the Director of the Department…

24.0910 Engaging in prohibited activities in restricted fishing areas.

It is unlawful to engage in prohibited fishin…

24.0911 Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

In conjunction with existing federal regulati…

24.0912 Fagatele Bay subzone A.

The following activites are prohibited in Fag…

24.0913 Rose Atoll National Wildlife Refuge (RANWR).

In conjunction with the existing federal regu…

24.0920 Use of prohibited fishing gears.

It is unlawful to use or possess in a fishing…

24.0921 Taking of fish with explosive.

It is unlawful to take or attempt to take fis…

24.0922 Use of explosives.

It is unlawful to place or explode dynamite o…

24.0923 Use of Poisonous substances.

It is unlawful to take or attempt to take fis…

24.0924 Use of electrical devices.

It is unlawful to take or attempt to take fis…

24.0925 Use of SCUBA gear.

Subject to the provisions of section 24.0916…

24.0926 Use of SCUBA gear at night.

It is unlawful to take, attempt to take, or a…

24.0927 Possession of explosives, poisonous substances, or electrical devices.

It is unlawful for any person when in or on t…

24.0928 Hand nets.

The frame opening for hand or scoop nets shal…

24.0929 Cast or throw nets.

It is unlawful to possess, use or attempt to…

24.0930 Gillnets.

It is unlawful to:(a) Possess, use or attempt…

24.0931 Seines, surround nets and drag nets.

Seines, surround nets and drag nets must have…

24.0932 Fish Weirs.

Any person placing or maintaining a fish weir…

24.0933 Fish Traps.

(a) Fish and shellfish traps shall not exceed…

24.0934 Import and sale of illegal fishing gear.

It is unlawful to import, possess, sell or of…

24.0935 Illegally taken fish and shellfish.

It is unlawful to possess, receive, transport…

24.0936 Destruction of coral.

It is unlawful to willfully damage coral duri…

24.0937 Destruction of fish habitat.

It is unlawful to willfully damage or destroy…

24.0950 Unlawful taking of fish or shellfish.

It is unlawful to take any fish or shellfish…

24.0951 Coral.

(a) It is unlawful to collect any living cora…

24.0952 Live rock.

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to kn…

24.0953 Giant Clams (Tridacnidae).

(a) It is unlawful to take, possess, sell or…

24.0954 Ornamental Shells.

The commercial harvest of ornamental shells f…

24.0955 Mangrove Crabs (Scylla serrata).

(a) It is unlawful to take, possess, sell, of…

24.0956 Coconut Crabs (Birgus latro).

(a) It is unlawful to take, possess, sell, of…

24.0957 Slipper Lobster (Parribacus sp.).

(a) It is unlawful to take, possess, import,…

24.0958 Spiny Lobster (Parribacus sp.).

(a) It is unlawful to take, possess, sell or…

24.0959 Sea Turtles.

The following activities relating to the gree…

24.0960 Marine Mammals.

It is unlawful to:(1) Take a marine mammal in…

24.0961 Sharks.

(a) No person shall:(1) Possess, deliver, car…

24.0962 Humphead Wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus).

(a) This section applies to the Humphead Wras…

24.0963 Bumphead parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum).

(a) This section applies to the Bumphead parr…

24.0964 Giant grouper (Epinephelus lanceolatus).

(a) This section applies to the Giant grouper…

24.0980 Permits.

(a) The following permits are required when a…

24.0981 Licenses.

(a) A commercial fishing license is required…

24.0982 Scientific Collection Permit.

Any person with a bona fide scientific or edu…

24.0983 Imported Fish Products.

All persons importing fresh fish and shellfis…

24.0984 Importation of Living Aquatic Organisms.

(a) Any person wishing to import living aquat…

24.0985 Fish Aggregation Devices (FADs).

(a) Any person wishing to deploy a FAD in the…

24.0986 Recreational Mooring Buoys.

(a) It is unlawful to fish or conduct fish or…

24.0987 Public Access Boat Ramps.

(a) It is unlawful to intentionally hinder an…

24.0990 Enforcement.

(a) These laws are fully enforceable by ASG D…

24.0991 Penalties.

(a) Pursuant to 24.0312(a) A.S.C.A., any pers…