competent regional organization

(17) The term “competent regional organization”— (A) for the tuna fishery in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean, means the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission; and (B) in any other case, means an organization consisting of those nations participating in a tuna fishery, the purpose of which is the conservation and management of that fishery and the management of issues relating to that fishery.


16 USC § 1362(17)

Scoping language

For the purposes of this chapter
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