Section 632 subsections (a)(7) ANCHORING and (8) TRANSIT

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Posted by Scubabm on August 27, 2008 at 16:39:07:

In Reply to: Key phrase: TRANSIT posted by Ken Kurtis on August 27, 2008 at 16:32:19:

Section 632 subsections (a)(7) and (8). A few areas may restrict or prohibit transit and anchoring to protect a particularly vulnerable habitat or species, though all have allowances for anchoring or transit in emergencies.

(7)Anchoring. Vessels shall be allowed to anchor in any marine protected area or marine managed area with catch onboard unless otherwise specified in subsection 632(b), areas and special regulations for use. Fishing gear shall not be deployed in the water while anchored in a state marine reserve. Fishing gear, except legal fishing gear used to take species identified as allowed for take in subsection 632(b), shall not be deployed in the water while anchored in a state marine recreational management area, state marine park or state marine conservation area. Anchoring regulations shall be consistent with federal law and allowances made for anchoring required by emergency or severe weather.

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