Inter-jurisdictional Fishery Resource Law and Legal Definition

According to 16 USCS § 4102 (Title 16, Conservation; Chapter 61, Interjurisdictional Fisheries), the term "Inter-jurisdictional Fishery Resource" means--

(A) “a fishery resource for which a fishery occurs in waters under the jurisdiction of one or more States and the exclusive economic zone established by Proclamation Numbered 5030, dated March 10, 1983;

(B) a fishery resource for which there exists an interstate fishery management plan; or

(C) a fishery resource which migrates between the waters under the jurisdiction of two or more States bordering on the Great Lakes.

For purposes of applying section 305(a)(3) [16 USCS § 4104(a)(3)] during fiscal year 1987, a Federal fishery management plan or an interstate fishery management plan for the fishery resource need not be in existence, but a plan of either kind for that resource must be in the development process during that year.”