24.0956 Coconut Crabs (Birgus latro).

Cite as [A.S.A.C. § 24.0956]

(a) It is unlawful to take, possess, sell, offer for sale, import or export any eggbearing coconut crab.

(b) It is unlawful to interfere with a coconut crab engaged in the activity of releasing larvae into the waters of American Samoa.

(c) It is unlawful to take, possess, sell, offer for sale, import or export any coconut crab that measures less than three (3.0) inches across the widest portion of the back.

(d) These regulations will apply to coconut crabs found throughout the Territory including land areas.

History: DMWR regs., eff 3 Aug 95; Rule 02-12, eff 1 Nov 12.

Amendments: 2012, renumbering.