Any offense described in subsection (a)(1) of this section is punishable by a fine of not more than $100,000, or imprisonment for not more than 6 months, or both; except that if in the commission of any such offense the person uses a dangerous weapon, engages in conduct that causes bodily injury to any observer described in section
1857(1)(L) of this title or any officer authorized to enforce the provisions of this chapter (as provided for in section
1861 of this title), or places any such observer or officer in fear of imminent bodily injury, the offense is punishable by a fine of not more than $200,000, or imprisonment for not more than 10 years, or both. Any offense described in subsection (a)(2) of this section is punishable by a fine of not more than $200,000.
There is Federal jurisdiction over any offense described in this section.
This chapter, referred to in subsec. (b), was in the original “this Act”, meaning Pub. L. 94–265, Apr. 13, 1976, 90 Stat. 331, as amended, known as the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section
1801 of this title and Tables.
1990—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 101–627, § 115(a), amended par. (1) generally, substituting “(I), or (L)” for “or (I)”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 101–627, § 115(b), substituted “$100,000” for “$50,000”, substituted “$200,000” for “$100,000” in two places, and inserted “any observer described in section
1857(1)(L) of this title or” after “injury to” and “observer or” before “officer in fear”.
1986—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 99–659substituted “(H), or (J)” for “or (H)”.
1983—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 97–453struck out “, or imprisonment for not more than 1 year, or both” after “subsection (a)(2) of this section is punishable by a fine of not more than $100,000”.
Effective Date of 1983 Amendment
Pub. L. 97–453, § 11(b),Jan. 12, 1983, 96 Stat. 2491, provided that: “The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending this section] applies with respect to offenses committed under section
309 [this section] on or after the date of the enactment of this Act [Jan. 12, 1983].”
Section effective Mar. 1, 1977, see section 312 ofPub. L. 94–265, formerly set out as a note under section
1857 of this title.
The table below lists the classification updates, since Jan. 3, 2012, for this section. Updates to a broader range of sections may be found at the update page for containing chapter, title, etc.
The most recent Classification Table update that we have noticed was Tuesday, August 13, 2013
An empty table indicates that we see no relevant changes listed in the classification tables. If you suspect that our system may be missing something, please double-check with the Office of the Law Revision Counsel.