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  ( Division 26.5 added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 719, Sec. 1. )

CHAPTER 2. Definitions [35550- 35550.]
  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 719, Sec. 1. )


Unless the context requires otherwise, the following definitions govern this division:

(a) “Council” means the Ocean Protection Council established pursuant to Section 35600.

(b) “Fund” means the California Ocean Protection Trust Fund established pursuant to Section 35650.

(c) “Internationally accepted standards for sustainable seafood” means standards that meet all of the following criteria:

(1) Meet or exceed the Guidelines for the Ecolabeling of Fish and Fishery Products from Marine Capture Fisheries promulgated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

(2) Conform to all of the following principles:

(A) A fishery must be conducted in a manner that does not lead to overfishing or depletion of the exploited populations and, for those populations that are depleted, the fishery must be conducted in a manner that demonstrably leads to their recovery.

(B) Fishing operations should allow for the maintenance of the structure, productivity, function, and diversity of the ecosystem, including habitat and associated dependent and ecologically related species on which the fishery depends.

(C) The fishery is subject to an effective management system that respects local, national, and international laws and standards and incorporates institutional and operational frameworks that require use of the resource to be responsible and sustainable.

(d) “Public agency” means a city, county, city and county, district, or the state or any agency or department of the state.

(e) “Sustainable” and “sustainability” mean both of the following:

(1) Continuous replacement of resources, taking into account fluctuations in abundance and environmental variability.

(2) Securing the fullest possible range of present and long-term economic, social, and ecological benefits, while maintaining biological diversity.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 279, Sec. 2. (AB 1217) Effective January 1, 2010.)

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