19 CFR 4.96 - Fisheries.

§ 4.96 Fisheries.
(a) As used in this section:
(1) The term “convention vessel” means a Canadian fishing vessel which, at the time of its arrival in the United States, is engaged only in the North Pacific halibut fishery and which is therefore entitled to the privileges provided for by the Halibut Fishing Vessels Convention between the United States and Canada signed at Ottawa, Canada, on March 24, 1950 (T.D. 52862);
(2) The term “nonconvention fishing vessel” means any vessel other than a convention vessel which is employed in whole or in part in fishing at the time of its arrival in the United States and
(i) Which is documented under the laws of a foreign county,
(ii) Which is undocumented, of 5 net tons or over, and owned in whole or in part by a person other than a citizen of the United States, or
(iii) Which is undocumented, of less than 5 net tons, and owned in whole or in part by a person who is neither a citizen nor a resident of the United States;
(3) The term “nonconvention cargo vessel” means any vessel which is not employed in fishing at the time of its arrival in the United States, but which is engaged in whole or in part in the transportation of fish or fish products 131a and

Footnote(s):
131a Except as otherwise provided by treaty or convention to which the United States is a party, no foreign-flag vessel shall, whether documented as a cargo vessel or otherwise, land in a port of the United States its catch of fish taken on board such vessels on the high seas or fish products processed therefrom, or any fish or fish products taken on board such vessel on the high seas from a vessel engaged in fishing operations or in the processing of fish or fish products.” (46 U.S.C. 251)
132 [Reserved]

(i) Which is documented under the laws of a foreign country or
(ii) Which is undocumented and owned by a person other than a citizen of the United States;
(4) The term “treaty vessel” means a Canadian fishing vessel which at the time of its arrival in the United States is engaged in the albacore tuna fishery and which is therefore entitled to the privileges provided for by the treaty with Canada on Pacific Coast Albacore Tuna Vessels and Port Privileges, entered into force at Ottawa, Canada, on July 29, 1981 (T.D. 81-227); and
(5) The term “fishing” means the planting, cultivation, or taking of fish, shell fish, marine animals, pearls, shells, or marine vegetation, or the transportation of any of those marine products to the United States by the taking vessel or another vessel under the complete control and management of a common owner or bareboat charterer.
(b) Except as otherwise provided by treaty or convention to which the United States is a party (see paragraphs (d) and (g) of this section), no foreign-flag vessel shall, whether documented as a cargo vessel or otherwise, land in a port of the United States its catch of fish taken on board such vessel on the high seas or fish products processed therefrom, or any fish or fish products taken on board such vessel on the high seas from a vessel engaged in fishing operations or in the processing of fish or fish products. (46 U.S.C. 251). This prohibition applies regardless of the intended ultimate disposition of the fish or fish products (e.g., it applies to transshipments from the foreign vessel to another vessel in United States territorial waters; it applies to landing for transshipment in bond to Canada or Mexico; it applies to landing for exportation under bond; and it applies to landing in a Foreign Trade Zone). However, the prohibition is limited to fish, or fish products processed therefrom, taken on board the foreign vessel on the high seas.
(c) A vessel of the United States to be employed in the fisheries must have a Certificate of Documentation endorsed with a fishery license. “Fisheries” includes processing, storing, transporting (except in foreign commerce), planting, cultivating, catching, taking, or harvesting fish, shellfish, marine animals, pearls, shells, or marine vegetation in the navigable waters of the United States or the exclusive economic zone.
(d) A convention vessel may come into a port of entry on the Pacific coast of the United States, including Alaska, to land its catch of halibut and incidentally-caught sable fish, or to secure supplies, equipment, or repairs. Such a vessel may come into any other port of entry or, if properly authorized to do so under § 101.4(b) of this chapter, into any place other than a port of entry, for the purpose of securing supplies, equipment, or repairs only, but shall not land its catch. A convention vessel which comes into the United States as provided for in this paragraph shall comply with the usual requirements applicable to foreign vessels arriving at and departing from ports of the United States.
(e) A nonconvention fishing vessel, other than a treaty vessel, may come into a port of entry in the United States or, if granted permission under § 101.4(b) of this chapter, into a place other than a port of entry for the purpose of securing supplies, equipment, or repairs, but shall not land its catch. A nonconvention fishing vessel which comes into the United States as provided for in this paragraph shall comply with the usual requirements applicable to foreign vessels arriving at and departing from ports of the United States.
(f) A nonconvention cargo vessel, although not prohibited by law from coming into the United States, shall not be permitted to land in the United States its catch of fish taken on the high seas or any fish or fish products taken on board on the high seas from a vessel employed in fishing or in the processing of fish or fish products, but may land fish taken on board at any place other than the high seas upon compliance with the usual requirements. Before any such fish may be landed the master shall satisfy the port director that the fish were not taken on board on the high seas by presenting declarations of the master and two or more officers or members of the crew of the vessel, of whom the person next in authority to the master shall be one, or other evidence acceptable to the port director which establishes the place of lading to his satisfaction.
(g) A treaty vessel may come into a port or place of the United States named in Annex B of the Treaty with Canada on Pacific Coast Albacore Tuna Vessels and Port Privileges to land its catch of albacore tuna, or to secure fuel, supplies, equipment and repairs. Such a vessel may come into any other port of entry or, if properly authorized to do so under § 101.4(b) of this chapter, into any place other than a port of entry, for the purpose of securing supplies, equipment, or repairs only, but shall not land its catch. A treaty vessel which comes into the United States as provided for in this paragraph shall comply with the usual requirements applicable to foreign vessels arriving at and departing from ports of the United States.
(h) A convention vessel, a nonconvention fishing vessel, a nonconvention cargo vessel, or a treaty vessel, which arrives in the United States in distress shall be subject to the usual requirements applicable to foreign vessels arriving in distress. While in the United States, supplies, equipment, or repairs may be secured, but, except as specified in the next sentence, fish shall not be landed unless the vessel's master, or other authorized representative of the owner, shows to the satisfaction of the port director that it will not be possible, by the exercise of due diligence, for the vessel to transport its catch to a foreign port without spoilage, in which event the port director may allow the vessel upon compliance with all applicable requirements, to land, transship, or otherwise dispose of its catch. Nothing herein shall prevent, upon compliance with normal Customs procedures, a convention vessel arriving in distress from landing its catch of halibut and incidentally-caught sable fish at a port of entry on the Pacific coast, including Alaska; a foreign cargo vessel arriving in distress from landing its cargo of fish taken on board at any place not on the high seas; or a treaty vessel arriving in distress from landing its catch of albacore tuna at a port of entry on the Pacific coast, including Alaska.
[T.D. 82-144, 47 FR 35182, Aug. 13, 1982, as amended by T.D. 83-214, 48 FR 46513, Oct. 13, 1983; T.D. 83-214, 48 FR 50075, Oct. 31, 1983; T.D. 93-12, 58 FR 13197, Mar. 10, 1993]

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 6 - DOMESTIC SECURITY
U.S. Code: Title 8 - ALIENS AND NATIONALITY
U.S. Code: Title 19 - CUSTOMS DUTIES

§ 66 - Rules and forms prescribed by Secretary

§ 288 - Documented vessels

§ 293 - Documented vessels touching at foreign ports

§ 294 - No duty by reason of documented vessel touching at foreign port

§ 1322 - International traffic and rescue work; United States-Mexico Boundary Treaty of 1970

§ 1431 - Manifests

§ 1433 - Report of arrival of vessels, vehicles, and aircraft

§ 1434 - Entry; vessels

§ 1436 - Penalties for violations of arrival, reporting, entry, and clearance requirements

§ 1441 - Exceptions to vessel entry and clearance requirements

§ 1442 - Residue cargo

§ 1446 - Supplies and stores retained on board

§ 1447 - Place of entry and unlading

§ 1448 - Unlading

§ 1449 - Unlading at port of entry

§ 1450 - Unlading on Sundays, holidays, or during overtime hours

§ 1451 - Extra compensation

§ 1451a - Repealed.

§ 1452 - Lading on Sundays, holidays, or at night

§ 1453 - Lading and unlading of merchandise or baggage; penalties

§ 1454 - Unlading of passengers; penalty

§ 1457 - Time for unlading

§ 1458 - Bulk cargo, time for unlading

§ 1484b - Deferral of duty on large yachts imported for sale at United States boat shows

§ 1486 - Administration of oaths

§ 1490 - General orders

§ 1498 - Entry under regulations

§ 1505 - Payment of duties and fees

§ 1581 - Boarding vessels

§ 1584 - Falsity or lack of manifest; penalties

§ 1586 - Unlawful unlading or transshipment

§ 1622 - Foreign landing certificates

§ 1623 - Bonds and other security

§ 1624 - General regulations

§ 1706 - Importation in vessels under thirty tons and aircraft; licenses; labels as prima facie evidence of foreign origin of merchandise

§ 1706a - Civil penalties for trading without required certificate of documentation

§ 2071 note - Establishment of Service; Commissioner; appointment

U.S. Code: Title 28 - JUDICIARY AND JUDICIAL PROCEDURE
U.S. Code: Title 31 - MONEY AND FINANCE
U.S. Code: Title 33 - NAVIGATION AND NAVIGABLE WATERS
U.S. Code: Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
U.S. Code: Title 46 - SHIPPING

§ 501 - Waiver of navigation and vessel-inspection laws

§ 2107 - Civil penalty procedures

§ 2108 - Repealed.

§ 3502 - List or count of passengers

§ 5101 - Definitions

§ 5102 - Application

§ 5106 - Load line certificate

§ 5107 - Delegation of authority

§ 5108 - Special exemptions

§ 5109 - Reciprocity for foreign vessels

§ 5112 - Loading restrictions

§ 5113 - Detention of vessels

§ 5114 - Use of Customs Service officers and employees for enforcement

§ 5116 - Penalties

§ 8103 - Citizenship and Navy Reserve requirements

§ 10301 - Application

§ 10302 - Shipping articles agreements

§ 10314 - Advances

§ 10315 - Allotments

§ 12101 - Definitions

§ 12108

§ 12112 - Coastwise endorsement

§ 12118 - Owners engaged primarily in manufacturing or mineral industry

§ 12120 - Liquified gas tankers

§ 12132 - Loss of coastwise trade privileges

§ 14306 - Reciprocity for foreign vessels

§ 14502 - Measurement

§ 14511 - Application

§ 14512 - Standard tonnage measurement

§ 14513 - Dual tonnage measurement

§ 14701 - General violation

§ 14702 - False statements

§ 44101 - Application

§ 44102 - Financial responsibility to indemnify passengers for nonperformance of transportation

§ 44103 - Financial responsibility to pay liability for death or injury

§ 44104 - Civil penalty

§ 44105 - Refusal of clearance

§ 44106 - Conduct of proceedings

46 U.S. Code § 3901, 3902 - Repealed.

§ 50501 - Entities deemed citizens of the United States

§ 50502 - Applicability to receivers, trustees, successors, and assigns

§ 50503 - Oceanographic research vessels

§ 50504 - Sailing school vessels

§ 51101 - Policy

§ 51102 - Definitions

§ 51103 - General authority of Secretary of Transportation

§ 51104 - General authority of Secretary of the Navy

§ 51301 - Maintenance of the Academy

§ 51302 - Nomination and competitive appointment of cadets

§ 51303 - Non-competitive appointments

§ 51304 - Additional appointments from particular areas

§ 51305 - Prohibited basis for appointment

§ 51306 - Cadet commitment agreements

§ 51307 - Places of training

§ 51308 - Uniforms, textbooks, and transportation allowances

§ 51309 - Academic degree

§ 51310 - Deferment of service obligation under cadet commitment agreements

§ 51311 - Midshipman status in the Navy Reserve

§ 51312 - Board of Visitors

§ 51313 - Advisory Board

§ 51314 - Limitation on charges and fees for attendance

§ 51315 - Gifts to the Merchant Marine Academy

§ 51316 - Temporary appointments to the Academy

§ 51317 - Adjunct professors

§ 51501 - General support program

§ 51502 - Detailing of personnel

§ 51503 - Regional maritime academies

§ 51504 - Use of training vessels

§ 51505 - Annual payments for maintenance and support

§ 51506 - Conditions to receiving payments and use of vessels

§ 51507 - Places of training

§ 51508 - Allowances for students

§ 51509 - Student incentive payment agreements

§ 51510 - Deferment of service obligation under student incentive payment agreements

§ 51511 - Midshipman status in the Navy Reserve

§ 51701 - United States Maritime Service

§ 51702 - Civilian nautical schools

§ 51703 - Additional training

§ 51704 - Training for maritime oil pollution prevention, response, and clean-up

§ 51901 - Awards for individual acts or service

§ 51902 - Gallant Ship Award

§ 51903 - Multiple awards

§ 51904 - Presentation to representatives

§ 51905 - Flags and grave markers

§ 51906 - Special certificates for civilian service to armed forces

§ 51907 - Provision of decorations, medals, and replacements

§ 51908 - Prohibition against unauthorized manufacture, sale, possession, or display of awards

§ 52101 - Reemployment rights for certain merchant seamen

§ 53101 - Definitions

§ 53102 - Establishment of Maritime Security Fleet

§ 53103 - Award of operating agreements

§ 53104 - Effectiveness of operating agreements

§ 53105 - Obligations and rights under operating agreements

§ 53106 - Payments

§ 53107 - National security requirements

§ 53108 - Regulatory relief

§ 53109 - Repealed.

§ 53110 - Regulations

§ 53111 - Authorization of appropriations

§ 53301 - Definitions

§ 53302 - Authority for construction reserve funds

§ 53303 - Persons eligible to establish funds

§ 53304 - Vessel ownership

§ 53305 - Eligible fund deposits

§ 53306 - Recognition of gain for tax purposes

§ 53307 - Basis for determining gain or loss and for depreciating new vessels

§ 53308 - Order and proportions of deposits and withdrawals

§ 53309 - Accumulation of deposits

§ 53310 - Obligation of deposits and period for construction of certain vessels

§ 53311 - Taxation of deposits on failure of conditions

§ 53312 - Assessment and collection of deficiency tax

§ 53501 - Definitions

§ 53502 - Regulations

§ 53503 - Establishing a capital construction fund

§ 53504 - Deposits and withdrawals

§ 53505 - Ceiling on deposits

§ 53506 - Investment and fiduciary requirements

§ 53507 - Nontaxation of deposits

§ 53508 - Separate accounts within a fund

§ 53509 - Qualified withdrawals

§ 53510 - Tax treatment of qualified withdrawals and basis of property

§ 53511 - Tax treatment of nonqualified withdrawals

§ 53512 - FIFO and LIFO withdrawals

§ 53513 - Corporate reorganizations and partnership changes

§ 53514 - Relationship of old fund to new fund

§ 53515 - Records and reports

§ 53516 - Termination of agreement after change in regulations

§ 53517 - Reports

§ 53701 - Definitions

§ 53702 - General authority

§ 53703 - Application procedures

§ 53704 - Funding limits

§ 53705 - Pledge of United States Government

§ 53706 - Eligible purposes of obligations

§ 53707 - Findings related to obligors and operators

§ 53708 - Findings related to economic soundness

§ 53709 - Amount of obligations

§ 53710 - Contents of obligations

§ 53711 - Security interest

§ 53712 - Monitoring financial condition and operations of obligor

§ 53713 - Administrative fees

§ 53714 - Guarantee fees

§ 53715 - Escrow fund

§ 53716 - Deposit fund

§ 53717 - Management of funds in the Treasury

§ 53718 - Annual report to Congress

§ 53721 - Rights of obligee

§ 53722 - Actions by Secretary or Administrator

§ 53723 - Payments by Secretary or Administrator and issuance of obligations

§ 53724 - Rights to secured property

§ 53725 - Actions against obligor

§ 53731 - Commercial demonstration ocean thermal energy conversion facilities and plantships

§ 53732 - Eligible export vessels

§ 53733 - Shipyard modernization and improvement

§ 53734 - Replacement of vessels because of changes in operating standards

§ 53735 - Fisheries financing and capacity reduction

§ 53901 - Definitions

§ 53902 - Authority to provide insurance

§ 53903 - Insurable interests

§ 53904 - Liability insurance for persons involved in war or defense efforts

§ 53905 - Agency insurance

§ 53906 - Hull insurance valuation

§ 53907 - Reinsurance

§ 53908 - Additional insurance privately obtained

§ 53909 - War risk insurance revolving fund

§ 53910 - Administrative

§ 53911 - Civil actions for losses

§ 53912 - Expiration date

§ 54101 - Assistance for small shipyards and maritime communities

§ 55101 - Application of coastwise laws

§ 55102 - Transportation of merchandise

§ 55103 - Transportation of passengers

§ 55104 - Transportation of passengers between Puerto Rico and other ports in the United States

§ 55105 - Transportation of hazardous waste

§ 55106 - Merchandise transferred between barges

§ 55107 - Empty cargo containers and barges

§ 55108 - Platform jackets

§ 55110 - Transportation of valueless material or dredged material

§ 55111 - Towing

§ 55114 - Unloading fish from foreign vessels

§ 55119 - Yukon River

§ 55121 - Transportation of merchandise and passengers on Canadian vessels

§ 56101 - Approval required to transfer vessel to noncitizen

§ 57109 - Operation of vessels purchased, chartered, or leased from Secretary of Transportation

§ 60101 - Boarding arriving vessels before inspection

§ 60105 - Clearance of vessels

§ 60107 - Payment of fees on departing vessel

§ 60301 - Regular tonnage taxes

§ 60302 - Special tonnage taxes

§ 60303 - Light money

§ 60304 - Presidential suspension of tonnage taxes and light money

§ 60305 - Vessels in distress

§ 60306 - Vessels not engaged in trade

§ 60307 - Vessels engaged in coastwise trade or the fisheries

§ 60308 - Vessels engaged in Great Lakes trade

§ 60309 - Passenger vessels making trips between ports of the United States and foreign ports

§ 60310 - Vessels making daily trips on interior waters

§ 60312 - Rights under treaties preserved

§ 60503 - Reciprocal suspension of discriminating duties

§ 60504 - Reciprocal privileges for recreational vessels

Public Laws