(Pub. L. 92–522, title III, § 307, as added Pub. L. 102–523, § 2(a),Oct. 26, 1992, 106 Stat. 3431; amended Pub. L. 104–208, div. A, title I, § 101(a) [title II, § 211(b)], Sept. 30, 1996, 110 Stat. 3009, 3009–41; Pub. L. 105–42, § 6(d),Aug. 15, 1997, 111 Stat. 1136.)
Another section 307 ofPub. L. 92–522
was renumbered section
and is classified to section
of this title.
1997—Subsec. (a)(1) to (3). Pub. L. 105–42
, § 6(d)(1), added pars. (1) to (3) and struck out former pars. (1) to (3) which read as follows:
“(1) for any person, after June 1, 1994, to sell, purchase, offer for sale, transport, or ship, in the United States, any tuna or tuna product that is not dolphin safe;
“(2) for any person or vessel that is subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, intentionally to set a purse seine net on or to encircle any marine mammal during any tuna fishing operation after February 28, 1994, except—
“(A) as necessary for scientific research approved by the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission;
“(B) in accordance with a recommendation that is approved under section
of this title; or
“(C) as authorized by the general permit issued to the American Tunaboat Association on December 1, 1980 (including any additional restrictions applicable under section
of this title), notwithstanding any agreement under section
of this title with a country that is not a major purse seine tuna fishing country (as that term is defined in section
of this title);
“(3) for any person to import any yellowfin tuna or yellowfin tuna product or any other fish or fish product in violation of a ban on importation imposed under section
or (2) of this title;”.
Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 105–42
, § 6(d)(2), inserted “(a)(5) or” before “(a)(6)”.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 105–42
, § 6(d)(3), struck out heading and text of subsec. (d). Text read as follows: “For purposes of this section, tuna or a tuna product is dolphin safe if—
“(1) it does not contain tuna that was harvested on the high seas by a vessel engaged in driftnet fishing, as that term is defined in section 4003 of the Driftnet Impact, Monitoring, Assessment, and Control Act of 1987;
“(2) in the case of tuna or a tuna product that contains tuna harvested in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean, it is dolphin safe under subsection (d)(2) ofsection
of this title;
“(3) in the case of tuna or a tuna product that contains tuna harvested outside the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean by a purse seine vessel, it is accompanied by a written statement executed by the captain of the vessel certifying that no purse seine net was intentionally deployed on or to encircle dolphins during the particular voyage on which the tuna was harvested; and
“(4) in the case of tuna or a product that contains tuna harvested outside the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean by a purse seine vessel in a fishery in which the Secretary has determined that a regular and significant association occurs between marine mammals and tuna, and in which tuna is harvested through the use of purse seine nets deployed on or to encircle marine mammals, it is accompanied by a written statement executed by the captain of the vessel and by an observer, certifying that no purse seine net was intentionally deployed on or to encircle marine mammals during the particular voyage on which the tuna was harvested.”
1996—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 104–208
made technical amendment to reference in original act which appears in text as reference to section
of this title.
Effective Date of 1997 Amendment
For effective date of amendment by Pub. L. 105–42
, see section 8 ofPub. L. 105–42
, set out as a note under section
of this title.
Effective Date of 1996 Amendment
[title II, § 211(b)] of div. A of Pub. L. 104–208
provided that the amendment made by that section is effective 15 days after Oct. 11, 1996.