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