16 U.S. Code § 951 - Definitions

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As used in this chapter, the term—
(a) “convention” includes
(1) the Convention for the Establishment of an International Commission for the Scientific Investigation of Tuna, signed at Mexico City, January 25, 1949, by the United States of America and the United Mexican States,
(2) the Convention for the Establishment of an Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, signed at Washington, May 31, 1949, by the United States of America and the Republic of Costa Rica, or both such conventions, as the context requires;
(b) “commission” includes
(1) the International Commission for the Scientific Investigation of Tuna,
(2) the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission provided for by the conventions referred to in subsection (a) of this section, or both such commissions, as the context requires;
(c) “United States Commissioners” means the members of the commissions referred to in subsection (b) of this section representing the United States of America and appointed pursuant to the terms of the pertinent convention and section 952 of this title;
(d) “person” means every individual, partnership, corporation, and association subject to the jurisdiction of the United States; and
(e) “United States” shall include all areas under the sovereignty of the United States, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, and the Canal Zone.

Source

(Sept. 7, 1950, ch. 907, § 2,64 Stat. 777; Pub. L. 87–814, § 1,Oct. 15, 1962, 76 Stat. 923.)
References in Text

For definition of Canal Zone, referred to in subsec. (e), see section 3602 (b) of Title 22, Foreign Relations and Intercourse.
Amendments

1962—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 87–814substituted definition of “United States” for definition of “enforcement agency”.
Effective Date

Act Sept. 7, 1950, ch. 907, § 14,64 Stat. 780, provided: “This Act [this chapter] shall take effect with respect to each of the conventions upon the entry into force of that convention, unless such entry into force shall be prior to the date of approval of this Act [Sept. 7, 1950] in which case this Act [this chapter] shall take effect immediately.” The Costa Rican convention was ratified on March 3, 1950, and the Mexican convention on July 11, 1950. Therefore, the act took effect upon its approval on Sept. 7, 1950.
Short Title

Act Sept. 7, 1950, ch. 907, § 1,64 Stat. 777, provided: “That this Act [enacting this chapter] may be cited as the ‘Tuna Conventions Act of 1950’.”
Separability

Act Sept. 7, 1950, ch. 907, § 13,64 Stat. 780, provided: “If any provision of this Act [this chapter] or the application of such provision to any circumstances or persons shall be held invalid, the validity of the remainder of the Act and the applicability of such provision to other circumstances or persons shall not be affected thereby.”
Termination of Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands

For termination of Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, see note set out preceding section 1681 of Title 48, Territories and Insular Possessions.
Landing of Catch of Fish by Foreign Vessels

Pub. L. 87–814, § 6,Oct. 15, 1962, 76 Stat. 926, provided that: “Nothing in this Act [amending this section and sections 955 to 957, 959 of this title] shall be construed to amend or repeal the provisions of section 4311 of the Revised Statutes, as amended ([former] 46 U.S.C. [App.] 251) [see 46 U.S.C. 55114].”

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