In conjunction with existing federal regulations, the following activities are prohibited in Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary subzones A and B, the boundaries of which incorporate all lands and waters of Fagatele Bay from the mean high water line seaward to a line extending from Fagatele Point to Steps Point.
(a) No person shall gather, take, break, cut, damage, destroy or possess any invertebrate, shellfish, coral, bottom formation, or marine plant. Including but not limited to the taking of spiny lobster, slipper lobster, and tridacnid clams.
(b) No person shall possess or use spearguns, including such devices known as Hawaiian slings, pole spears, arbalettes, pneumatic and spring loaded spearguns, bow and arrows, bang sticks, or any similar taking device.
(c) No person shall possess or use seines, trammel nets, or any fixed net.
(d) No vessel shall anchor in living coral or anchor in any manner that causes damage to living coral.
(e) No vessel shall discharge, or visitor cause to be discharged, in the marine environment any substance that may damage fish habitat. This includes but is not limited to garbage, human waste, and oily bilge.
(f) There shall be a rebuttable presumption that any items listed in this section found in the possession of a person within the Sanctuary have been used within the sanctuary.
(g) There shall be a rebuttable presumption that any fish or shellfish found in the possession of a person within the sanctuary was taken within the sanctuary.History: DMWR regs., eff 3 Aug 95; Rule 02-12, eff 1 Nov 12.
Amendments: 2012, renumbering.