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61 STAT.] 80TH CONG. , IST SESS.--H . 345-JULY 29, 1947 [CHAPTER 345] 511 AN ACT July 29, 1947 To provide for the protection, preservation, and extension of the sockeye salmon [H. R. 37671 fishery of the Fraser River system, and for other purposes. [Public Law 255] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the "Sockeye Salmon Fishery Act of 1947". SEC. 2 . When used in this Act- (a) Convention: The word "convention" means the convention between the United States of America and the Dominion of Canada for the protection, preservation, and extension of the sockeye salmon fishery of the Fraser River system, signed at Washington on the 26th day of May 1930. (b) Commission: The word "Commission" means the International Pacific Salmon Fisheries Commission provided for by article II of the convention. (c) Person: The word "person" includes individuals, partnerships, associations, and corporations. ' (d) Convention waters: The term "convention waters" means those waters described in article I of the convention. (e) Sockeye salmon: The term "sockeye salmon" means that species of salmon known by the scientific name Oncorhynchus nerka. (f) Vessel: The word "vessel" includes every type or description of water craft or other contrivance used, or capable of being used, as a means of transportation in water. (g) Fishing: The word "fishing" means the fishing for, catching, or taking, or the attempted fishing for, catching, or taking, of any sockeye salmon in convention waters. (h) Fishing gear: The term "fishing gear" means any net, trap, hook, or other device, appurtenance or equipment, of whatever kind or description, used or capable of being used, for the purpose of capturing fish or as an aid in capturing fish. SEC. 3 . (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in fishing for sockeye salmon in convention waters in violation of the convention or of this Act or of any regulation of the Commission. (b) It shall be unlawful for any person to ship, transport, purchase, sell, offer for sale, import, export, or have in possession any sockeye salmon taken in violation of the convention or of this Act or of any regulation of the Commission. (c) It shall be unlawful for any person or vessel to use any port or harbor or other place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States for any purpose connected in any way with fishing in violation of the convention or of this Act or of any regulation made by the Commission. (d) It shall be unlawful for any person or vessel to engage in fishing for sockeye salmon in convention waters without first having obtained such license or licenses as may be used by or required by the Commis- sion, or to fail to produce such license, upon demand, for inspection by an authorized enforcement officer. (e) It shall be unlawful for any person to fail to make, keep, sub- mit, or furnish any record or report required of him by the Commission or to refuse to permit any officer authorized to enforce the convention, this Act, and the regulations of the Commission, or any authorized rep- resentative of the Commission, to inspect any such record or report at any reasonable time. (f) It shall be unlawful for any person to molest, interfere with, tamper with, damage, or destroy any boat, net, equipment, stores, pro- visions, fish-cultural stations, rearing pond, weir, fishway, or any other structure, installation, experiment, property, or facility acquired, con- structed, or maintained by the Commission. Sockeye Salmon Fishery Act of 1947. "Convention." 50 Stat. 1355. "Commission." 50 Stat. 1356 . "Person." "Convention wa- ters." 50 Stat. 1355. "Sockeye salmon." "Vessel." "Fishing. " "Fishing gear." Unlawful acts.