Fishing industry vessels include:
 
  • "fishing vessels" which means vessels that commercially engages in the catching, taking, or harvesting of fish* or an activity that can reasonably be expected to result in the catching, taking, or harvesting of fish*.
  • "fish processing vessels" which means vessels that commercially prepares fish* or fish products other than by gutting, decapitating, gilling, skinning, shucking, icing, freezing, or brine chilling.
  • "fish tender vessels" which means vessels that commercially supplies, stores, refrigerates, or transports fish*, fish products, or materials directly related to fishing or the preparation of fish* to or from a fishing, fish processing, or fish tender vessel or a fish processing facility.
 
* "fish" means finfish, mollusks, crustaceans, and all other forms of marine animal and plant life, except marine mammals and birds.

Source: 46 USC 2101

 
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