16 U.S. Code § 971j - Annual report

Not later than April 1, 1996, and annually thereafter, the Secretary shall prepare and transmit to the Committee on Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate a report, that—
(1) details for the previous 10-year period the catches and exports to the United States of highly migratory species (including tunas, swordfish, marlin and sharks) from Nations fishing on Atlantic stocks of such species that are subject to management by the Commission;
(2) identifies those fishing Nations whose harvests are inconsistent with conservation and management recommendations of the Commission;
(3) describes reporting requirements established by the Secretary to ensure that imported fish products are in compliance with all international management measures, including minimum size requirements, established by the Commission and other international fishery organizations to which the United States is a party; and
(4) describes actions taken by the Secretary under section 971d of this title.


(Pub. L. 94–70, § 11, as added Pub. L. 104–43, title III, § 308,Nov. 3, 1995, 109 Stat. 386; amended Pub. L. 105–384, title II, § 202(b)(1)(E),Nov. 13, 1998, 112 Stat. 3453.)
Prior Provisions

A prior section 11 ofPub. L. 94–70was renumbered section 13 and is set out as a Separability note under section 971 of this title.

1998—Pub. L. 105–384made technical amendment to style of heading and section designation in original act.
Change of Name

Committee on Resources of House of Representatives changed to Committee on Natural Resources of House of Representatives by House Resolution No. 6, One Hundred Tenth Congress, Jan. 5, 2007.

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