Prohibited Species 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 ] prohibited species, with respect to a foreign vessel, means “any species of fish that that vessel is not specifically allocated or authorized to retain, including fish caught or received in excess of any allocation or authorization.”