Commercial Fishing [Wildlife and Fisheries] Law and Legal Definition

According to 50 CFR 660.702 [Title 50. Wildlife And Fisheries; Chapter VI. Fishery Conservation And Management, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Department Of Commerce; Part 660. Fisheries Off West Coast States; Subpart K. Highly Migratory Fisheries], ‘commercial fishing’ means:

”(1) Fishing by a person who possesses a commercial fishing license or is required by law to possess such license issued by one of the states or the Federal Government as a prerequisite to taking, retaining, possessing, landing and/or sale of fish; or

(2) Fishing that results in or can be reasonably expected to result in sale, barter, trade or other disposition of fish for other than personal consumption.”