Scientific Cruise 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], ‘scientific cruise’ means “the period of time during which a scientific research vessel is operated in furtherance of a scientific research project, beginning when the vessel leaves port to undertake the project and ending when the vessel completes the project as provided for in the applicable scientific research plan.”