[USC04] 16 USC 951: Definitions
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16 USC 951: Definitions Text contains those laws in effect on May 24, 2017
From Title 16-CONSERVATIONCHAPTER 16-TUNA CONVENTIONS

§951. Definitions

In this chapter:

(1) Antigua Convention

The term "Antigua Convention" means the Convention for the Strengthening of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission Established by the 1949 Convention Between the United States of America and the Republic of Costa Rica, signed at Washington, November 14, 2003.

(2) Commission

The term "Commission" means the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission provided for by the Convention.

(3) Convention

The term "Convention" means-

(A) 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;

(B) the Antigua Convention, upon its entry into force for the United States, and any amendments thereto that are in force for the United States; or

(C) both such Conventions, as the context requires.

(4) Person

The term "person" means an individual, partnership, corporation, or association subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.

(5) United States

The term "United States" includes all areas under the sovereignty of the United States.

(6) United States Commissioners

The term "United States commissioners" 1 means the individuals appointed in accordance with section 952(a) of this title.

(Sept. 7, 1950, ch. 907, §2, 64 Stat. 777 ; Pub. L. 87–814, §1, Oct. 15, 1962, 76 Stat. 923 ; Pub. L. 114–81, title II, §203, Nov. 5, 2015, 129 Stat. 660 .)

Amendments

2015-Pub. L. 114–81 amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section defined terms for this chapter.

1962-Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 87–814 substituted 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 of 2015 Amendment

Pub. L. 114–81, title II, §201, Nov. 5, 2015, 129 Stat. 660 , provided that: "This title [amending sections 951 to 953, 955, 957, 959, and 962 of this title and repealing chapter 16B of this title and provisions set out as a note under section 972 of this title] may be cited as the 'Antigua Convention Implementing Act of 2015'."

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."

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]."

1 So in original. Probably should be capitalized.