Compensation Fishing Law and Legal Definition

According to 50 CFR 600.10 [Title 50. Wildlife And Fisheries; Chapter VI. Fishery Conservation And Management, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Department Of Commerce; Part 600 Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions, Subpart A General], ‘compensation fishing’ means “fishing conducted for the purpose of recovering costs associated with resource surveys and scientific studies that support the management of a fishery, or to provide incentive for participation in such studies. Compensation fishing may include fishing during or subsequent to such surveys or studies.”