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106 STAT. 5102 PUBLIC LAW 102-587—NOV. 4, 1992 of such duties. Such Secretaries shall, and the head of any Federal or State agency that has entered into an agreement with either such Secretary under the preceding sentence may (if the agreement so provides), authorize officers to enforce the provisions of the Convention, this title, and regulations issued under this title. Any such agreement or contract entered into pvirsuant to this section shall he effective only to such extent or in such amounts as are provided in advance in appropriations Acts. (b) DISTRICT COURT JURISDICTION.— The district courts of the United States shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any case or controversy arising under the provisions of this title. (c) POWERS OF ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.— Authorized officers may, shoreward of the outer boundary of the exclusive economic zone, or during hot pursuit from the zone— (1) with or without a warrant or other process— (A) arrest any person, if he or she has reasonable cause to believe that such person has committed an act prohibited by section 8010; (B) board, and search or inspect, any fishing vessel subject to the provisions of the Convention and ttus title; (C) seize any fishing vessel (together with its fishing gear, furniture, appurtenances, stores, and cargo) used or employed in, or with respect to which it reasonably appears that such vessel was used or employed in, the violation of any provision of the Convention, this title, or regulations issued under this title; (D) seize any fish (wherever found) taken or retained in violation of any provision referred to in subparagraph (C); (E) seize any other evidence related to any violation of any provision referred to in subparagraph (C); (2) execute any warrant or other process issued by any court of competent jurisdiction; and (3) exercise any other lawful authority. (d) ADDITIONAL POWERS. —(1) An authorized officer may in the Convention area— (A) board a vessel of any Party that reasonably can be believed to be engaged in directed fishing for, incidental taking of, or processing of anadromous fish, and, without warrant or process, inspect equipment, logs, documents, catch, and other articles, and question persons, on board the vessel, for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of the Convention, this title, or any regulation issued under this title; and (B) if any such vessel or person on board is actually engaged in operations in violation of any such provision, or there is reasonable groimd to believe any person or vessel was obviously so engaged before the boarding of^such vessel by the authorized officer, arrest or seize such person or vessel and further investigate the circumstance if necessary. If an authorized officer, after boarding and investigation, has reasonable cause to believe that any such fishing vessel or person engaged in operations in violation of any provision referred to in siibparagraph (A), the officer shall deliver the vessel or person as promptly as practicable to the enforcement officers of the appropriate Party, in accordance with the provisions of the Convention. (2) When requested by the appropriate authorities of a Party, an authorized officer may be directed to attend as a witness, and