24.0985 Fish Aggregation Devices (FADs).

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(a) Any person wishing to deploy a FAD in the waters of American Samoa must first obtain a permit to do so from the U.S. Coast Guard. Preliminary planning shall be carried out in cooperation with the department and the U.S. Coast Guard.

(b) It is unlawful to moor any vessel, line, float, net, etc. to any department FAD, unless approved by the director.

(c) It is unlawful to obstruct or intentionally hinder another vessel from fishing in the area of the department FAD.

(d) It is unlawful to tamper with any portion of the department FAD.

History: DMWR regs., eff 3 Aug 95; Rule 02-12, eff 1 Nov 12.

Amendments: 2012, renumbering.