16 U.S. Code § 1826b. Duration of denial of port privileges and sanctions

Any denial of port privileges or sanction under section 1826a of this title with respect to a nation shall remain in effect until such time as the Secretary of Commerce certifies to the President and the Congress that such nation has terminated large-scale driftnet fishing by its nationals and vessels beyond the exclusive economic zone of any nation or effectively addressed the offending activities for which the nation received a negative certification under 1826j(d) [1] or 1826k(c) of this title.

Codification

Section was enacted as part of the High Seas Driftnet Fisheries Enforcement Act, and not as part of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act which comprises this chapter.

Amendments

2015—Pub. L. 114–81 struck out “or illegal, unreported, or unregulated fishing” after “driftnet fishing” and inserted “or effectively addressed the offending activities for which the nation received a negative certification under 1826j(d) or 1826j(c) of this title” before period at end.

2007—Pub. L. 109–479 inserted “or illegal, unreported, or unregulated fishing” after “driftnet fishing”.



[1]  So in original. Probably should be preceded by “section”.