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§ 180.3. Restricted Access Spot Prawn Trap Fishery.

14 CA ADC § 180.3BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 14. Natural Resources
Division 1. Fish and Game Commission-Department of Fish and Game
Subdivision 1. Fish, Amphibians and Reptiles
Chapter 6. Fish, Commercial (Refs & Annos)
14 CCR § 180.3
§ 180.3. Restricted Access Spot Prawn Trap Fishery.
(a) Control Date. A control date of January 1, 1999, is established for the purpose of developing a restricted access spot prawn trap fishery. Only those vessels which have made at least one spot prawn landing with trap gear before this date may be considered for inclusion in the restricted access trap fishery. Additional vessels which have made landings of spot prawns with trawl gear between 1994 and 2001 also may be considered for inclusion in the restricted access spot prawn trap fishery (trawl conversion program).
(b) Permit Requirement, Classification of Permits and Permit Conditions. Effective April 1, 2002, no person shall use a vessel to land spot prawns for commercial purposes using traps authorized pursuant to Sections 8591 and 9001 of the Fish and Game Code, unless the owner of that vessel has a general trap permit, issued pursuant to Section 9001 of the Fish and Game Code, and a spot prawn trap vessel permit for that vessel that has not been suspended or revoked.
(1) Tier 1 Permits. Spot prawn trap vessel permits issued pursuant to subsection (c)(1) shall be considered as Tier 1 permits, and permitted vessels are authorized to use the number of traps specified for Tier 1 permits pursuant to Section 180.1(c), Title 14.
(2) Tier 2 Permits. Spot prawn trap vessel permits issued pursuant to subsection (c)(2) shall be considered as Tier 2 permits, and permitted vessels are authorized to use the number of traps specified for Tier 2 permits pursuant to Section 180.1(c), Title 14. Permitted vessels with Tier 2 permits may not exceed a maximum of 5000 pounds of spot prawns landed in any permit year. The revenue from any landings in excess of 5000 pounds in any permit year shall be forfeited to the department.
(3) Tier 3 Permits. Spot prawn trap vessel permits issued pursuant to subsection (c)(3) shall be considered as Tier 3 permits, and permitted vessels are authorized to use the number of traps specified for Tier 3 permits pursuant to Section 180.1(c), Title 14. Tier 3 permits shall also be known as trawl conversion permits.
(c) Initial Issuance Criteria. A spot prawn trap vessel permit for a specific tier shall be issued only to the following persons for use on qualifying vessels:
(1) Tier 1 Permits. A person who is the owner of a commercial fishing vessel that has been registered with the department pursuant to Section 7881 of the Fish and Game Code in each of the 1997-98, 1998-99, and 1999-2000 permit years, and has made landings of spot prawns utilizing traps on or before January 1, 1999, as documented by landing receipts that were delivered to the department pursuant to Section 8046 of the Fish and Game Code, and who has satisfied at least one of the following minimum vessel-based landing requirements:
(A) at least 20 landings of spot prawns, utilizing traps, in each of the calendar years 1997, 1998, and 1999;
(B) at least 2,000 pounds of spot prawns landed, utilizing traps, in each of the calendar years 1997, 1998, and 1999;
(C) at least 10,000 pounds of spot prawns landed, utilizing traps, in each of the calendar years 1998 and 1999.
(2) Tier 2 Permits.
(A) A person who is the owner of a commercial fishing vessel that has been registered with the department pursuant to Section 7881 of the Fish and Game Code in each of the 1997-98, 1998-99, and 1999-2000 permit years, and has made landings of spot prawns utilizing traps on or before January 1, 1999, as documented by landing receipts that were delivered to the department pursuant to Section 8046 of the Fish and Game Code, and who does not satisfy any of the minimum landing requirements in subsection (c)(1) and has satisfied at least one of the following minimum vessel-based landing requirements:
1. at least 10 landings of spot prawns, utilizing traps, in calendar year 1998;
2. at least 1,000 pounds of spot prawns landed, utilizing traps, in calendar year 1998.
(B) Any individual, who has been licensed as a California commercial fisherman for at least 20 years, and who has participated in the commercial spot prawn trap fishery for at least one of those years, and who has made at least 20 landings of spot prawns, using traps, totaling at least 10,000 pounds in one of those years, shall be issued a Tier 2 permit.
(3) Tier 3 Permits. Prawn points will be used to determine eligibility for initial issuance of Tier 3 permits. Any person who is the owner of a commercial fishing vessel that has been registered with the department pursuant to Section 7881 of the Fish and Game Code between 1994 and 2001 will receive points based on spot prawn landings made utilizing trawl gear.
(A) Points will be awarded to a vessel based on landing history between January 1, 1994 through December 31, 2001 as documented by fish landing receipts that were submitted to the department pursuant to Section 8046 of the Fish and Game Code in the vessel's name and commercial boat registration number as follows:
1. One hundred prawn points will be earned for each calendar year in which the vessel made a landing of spot prawn with trawl gear between 1994 and 2001.
2. One prawn point will be earned for every 500 pounds of spot prawn the vessel landed with trawl gear between 1994 and 2001; and
3. One prawn point will be earned for each landing of spot prawn a vessel made with trawl gear between 1994 and 2001;
(B) A vessel must have in excess of 1,000 prawn points to qualify for initial issuance of a Tier 3 permit.
(d) Capacity Goal. The commission has determined that the spot prawn trap fishery capacity goal for Tier 1 and Tier 3 permits combined shall be 17. The commission has determined that the spot prawn trap fishery capacity goal for Tier 2 permits shall be 0.
(e) Application Deadline for Initial Issuance of Spot Prawn Trap Vessel Permits.
(1) Tier 1 and Tier 2 Permits. All applications and permit fees for initial issuance of Tier 1 and Tier 2 spot prawn trap vessel permits must be received by the department or, if mailed, must be postmarked no later than June 30, 2002. Applications for initial issuance of a spot prawn trap vessel permit received from July 1 through July 31, 2002 shall be considered late and will be assessed a late fee. Applications and monies due for the initial issuance of Tier 1 and Tier 2 spot prawn trap vessel permits not received or, if mailed, not postmarked, by July 31, 2002 shall be returned to the applicant unissued.
(2) Tier 3 Permits. All applications (FG 1424 (new, 8/04) incorporated by reference herein) and permit fees for initial issuance of Tier 3 spot prawn trap vessel permits must be received by the department or, if mailed, must be postmarked no later than February 28, 2005. Applications for initial issuance of Tier 3 spot prawn trap vessel permits received from March 1 through March 31, 2005 shall be considered late and will be assessed a late fee pursuant to subsection (n). Applications and monies due for initial issuance of Tier 3 spot prawn trap vessel permits not received or, if mailed, not postmarked, by March 31, 2005 shall be returned to the applicant unissued.
(f) Minimum Landing Requirements for Spot Prawn Trap Vessel Permit Renewal. No minimum landings of prawns shall be required to be eligible for renewal of a spot prawn trap vessel permit.
(g) Annual Spot Prawn Trap Vessel Permit Renewal. Applications as specified in Section 705 for renewal of a spot prawn trap vessel permit shall be received by the department, or, if mailed, postmarked, by April 30 of each year. Late fees, late fee deadlines, and late renewal appeal provisions are specified in Fish and Game Code Section 7852.2.
(h) Presence of Owner on Vessel. An owner of the vessel to which the spot prawn trap vessel permit has been issued must be on the vessel when spot prawns are being taken or landed, except that one additional operator may be designated during a license year by informing the department in writing with a letter sent to the department's office in Monterey.
(i) Revocation of Permit. A spot prawn trap vessel permit shall be revoked if the permittee submits false information for the purposes of obtaining a spot prawn trap vessel permit.
(j) Transfer of a Spot Prawn Trap Vessel Permit to Another Vessel. A transfer of a spot prawn trap vessel permit to another vessel may be approved for use on a replacement vessel only if all of the following criteria are met:
(1) In the form of a notarized letter, the owner of the vessel which has a valid Spot Prawn Trap Vessel Permit shall submit a request for transfer of a Spot Prawn Trap Vessel Permit to the department.
(2) The vessel owner pays the non-refundable transfer fee specified in subsection (m) to the department.
(3) Unless the vessel was lost, stolen, or destroyed, a permit may not be transferred more than once during any permit year.
(4) The spot prawn trap vessel permit for the permitted vessel is valid, and has not been suspended or revoked.
(5) The owner of a vessel with a valid Spot Prawn Trap Vessel Permit has written authority from the legal owner and/or partners, or mortgager, of the replacement vessel, to which the permit shall be transferred, to transfer the Spot Prawn Trap Vessel Permit from the permitted vessel to the replacement vessel.
(k) Change of Ownership of a Spot Prawn Trap Vessel Permit.
(1) All Tier 1 spot prawn trap vessel permits shall be transferable to another person, but not more than once within any 3-year period. Upon the death of the permittee, transfer of a Tier 1 spot prawn vessel permit may be considered if the estate submits a notarized letter for the change of ownership to the department, within one year of the death of the permittee as listed on the death certificate.
(2) A change of ownership of a Tier 1 spot prawn trap vessel permit to another person may be approved only if the vessel owner submits a notarized statement for change of ownership to the department. Thereafter, upon notice to the department, the person purchasing the spot prawn trap vessel permit may use that permit for the taking and landing of spot prawns for any and all of the unexpired portion of the permit year, provided the following requirements are met:
(A) the person purchasing the permit shall have a valid commercial fishing license issued pursuant to Section 7852 of the Fish and Game Code that has not been suspended or revoked, and a general trap permit issued pursuant to Section 9001 of the Fish and Game Code that has not been suspended or revoked.
(B) the person is the owner of a commercial fishing vessel that has been registered with the department pursuant to Section 7881 of the Fish and Game Code that has not been suspended or revoked. The person receiving the permit shall be eligible for a permit, pursuant to the provisions of this section, for the use of that vessel in subsequent years.
(3) Notwithstanding the transfer of ownership provisions in subsection (k) for Tier 1, upon the death of a spot prawn trap vessel Tier 1 permittee the estate may apply to the department to transfer that permit to the estate. The request for transfer shall be received by the department within one year of the death of the permittee.
(4) The vessel owner pays the non-refundable transfer fee specified in subsection (m) to the department.
(5) Tier 2 spot prawn trap vessel permits shall not be transferred to another person. Tier 2 permits shall become null and void upon death of the permit holder.
(6) Tier 3 spot prawn trap vessel permits shall not be transferred to another person. Tier 3 permits shall become null and void upon death of the permit holder.
(l) Appeals.
(1) Any applicant who is denied initial issuance of a spot prawn trap vessel Tier 1 or Tier 2 permit for any reason may appeal that denial to the department in writing describing the basis for the appeal. The appeal shall be received or, if mailed, postmarked no later than March 31, 2003. Any applicant who is denied initial issuance of a Tier 3 spot prawn trap vessel permit for any reason may appeal that denial to the department in writing describing the basis for the appeal. The appeal shall be received or, if mailed, postmarked no later than September 30, 2005. The appeal shall be reviewed and decided by the department. The decision of the department may be appealed in writing to the commission within 60 days of the date of the department's decision
(2) Renewal Appeals. Late renewal appeal provisions are specified in Fish and Game Code Section 7852.2.
(3) Any applicant who is denied transfer of a spot prawn trap vessel permit may appeal the denial to the department in writing describing the basis for the appeal. The appeal shall be reviewed and decided by the department. The decision of the department may be appealed in writing to the commission within 60 days of the date of the department's decision.
(m) Fees.
(1) Tier 3 Initial Issuance Fee. The department shall charge a fee for each Tier 3 spot prawn trap vessel permit of $1,015.
(2) Annual Renewal Fee. The department shall charge an annual fee for each Tier 1 and Tier 2 spot prawn trap vessel permit as specified in Section 705. The department shall charge an annual renewal fee for each Tier 3 spot prawn trap vessel permit as specified in Section 705. Late fees, late fee deadlines, and late renewal appeal provisions are specified in Fish and Game Code Section 7852.2.
(3) Vessel Transfer Fee. The department shall charge a non-refundable fee as specified in Section 705 for each vessel transfer.
(4) Change of Ownership Fee. The department shall charge a non-refundable fee as specified in Section 705 for each change of ownership of the spot prawn trap vessel permit.
(5) Initial Issuance Late Fees. The department shall charge a non- refundable late fee of $50 if an application for initial issuance of a Tier 1 or Tier 2 spot prawn trap vessel permit is received from July 1 to July 31, 2002. The department shall charge a non-refundable late fee of $50 if an application for initial issuance of a Tier 3 spot prawn trap vessel permit is received from March 1 to March 31, 2005.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 713, 1050 and 8591, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 1050, 7852.2, 8101, 8591, 8593, 8594, 8595, 9000, 9001 and 9015, Fish and Game Code.
HISTORY
1. New section filed 5-3-2000; operative 5-3-2000 pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 215 (Register 2000, No. 18).
2. Amendment of section and Note filed 3-14-2002; operative 3-15-2002 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2002, No. 11).
3. Amendment of subsections (b)(2)(C), (j)(2) and (k)(1)-(2) filed 7-12-2004; operative 8-11-2004 (Register 2004, No. 29).
4. Amendment of section heading, section and Note filed 12-13-2004; operative 12-13-2004 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 51).
5. Change without regulatory effect amending subsections (n)(1)-(n)(6) and amending Note filed 5-12-2005 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2005, No. 19).
6. Change without regulatory effect amending subsections (g) and (n)(2) filed 12-19-2006 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2006, No. 51).
7. Amendment of section and Note filed 7-8-2008; operative 7-8-2008 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2008, No. 28).
8. Amendment of subsections (g) and (m)(2)-(4) filed 10-5-2010; operative 11-4-2010 (Register 2010, No. 41).
This database is current through 11/19/21 Register 2021, No. 47
14 CCR § 180.3, 14 CA ADC § 180.3
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