The Secretary may cooperate with agencies of the United States government, any public or private institutions or organizations within the United States or abroad, and, through the Secretary of State, the duly authorized officials of the government of any party to the WCPFC Convention, in carrying out responsibilities under this chapter.
16 U.S. Code § 6907. Cooperation in carrying out convention
(a) Federal and State agencies; private institutions and organizations
(b) Scientific and other programs; facilities and personnel
(c) Sanctioned fishing operations and biological experimentsNothing in this chapter, or in the laws or regulations of any State, prevents the Secretary or the Commission from—
conducting or authorizing the conduct of fishing operations and biological experiments at any time for purposes of scientific investigation; or
discharging any other duties prescribed by the WCPFC Convention.
(d) State jurisdiction not affected
(e) Application of regulations
(1) In generalRegulations promulgated under section 6905(a) of this title shall apply within the boundaries of any State bordering on the Convention area if the Secretary has provided notice to such State, the State does not request an agency hearing, and the Secretary determines that the State—
(2) Determination by Secretary
(f) Review of State laws and regulations