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Source

(R.S. § 4311; Sept. 2, 1950, ch. 842, 64 Stat. 577; Pub. L. 87–220, § 1, Sept. 13, 1961, 75 Stat. 493; Pub. L. 96–61, § 2, Aug. 15, 1979, 93 Stat. 407; Pub. L. 96–594, title I, § 126(b), Dec. 24, 1980, 94 Stat. 3459; Pub. L. 100–239, § 8(a), Jan. 11, 1988, 101 Stat. 1783.)

Codification

R.S. § 4311 derived from acts Feb. 18, 1793, ch. 8, § 1, 1 Stat. 305; Apr. 18, 1874, ch. 110, 18 Stat. 31.

Amendments

1988—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 100–239 inserted at end “The Secretary of Commerce may issue any regulations that the Secretary considers necessary to obtain information on the transportation of fish products by vessels of the United States for foreign fish processing vessels to points in the United States.”
1980—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 96–594 struck out provisions relating to vessels entitled to privileges of vessels employed in coasting trade or fisheries, and provisions defining “fisheries”.
1979—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 96–61 inserted provision defining “fisheries”.
1961—Pub. L. 87–220 designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), and added subsecs. (b) and (c).
1950—Act Sept. 2, 1950, inserted second sentence to increase protection to American fishermen.

Effective Date of 1980 Amendment

Section 128 of Pub. L. 96–594 provided in part that the amendment made by Pub. L. 96–594 is effective on first day of eighteenth month following December 1980.

Landing of Catch of Fish by Foreign Vessels

Provisions of this section prohibiting the landing of fish in United States ports by foreign-flag vessels direct from fishing grounds unaffected by Pub. L. 87–814, see section 6 of Pub. L. 87–814, set out as a note under section 951 of Title 16, Conservation.

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