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61 STAT.] 80TH CONG., IST SESS. -CH. 348-JULY 30, 1947 [CHAPTER 348] AN ACT To regulate the interstate transportation of black bass and other game fish, and IJ. 6821 for other purposes. [Public Law 258] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Act Inerstate ti, entitled "An Act to regulate the interstate transportation of black bass, and for other purposes", approved May 20, 1926, as amended, 44st. S . is hereby further amended to read as follows: s5. "That when used in this Act the word 'person' includes company, "Person." partnership, corporation, association, and common carrier, and the term 'game fish' shall mean black bass and such other fish as are " aa mefh. - defined as game fish by the laws of the State, Territory, or the District of Columbia, in which the fish has been either caught, killed, taken, sold, purchased, or possessed, or from which it was transported. "SEC. 2 . It shall be unlawful for any person to deliver or know- Unlawfulacts. ingly receive for transportation, or knowingly to transport, by any means whatsoever, from any State, Territory, or the District of Columbia, to or through any other State, Territory, or the District of Columbia, or to or through any foreign country, any black bass or other game fish, if (1) such transportation is contrary to the law of the State, Territory, or the District of Columbia from which such black bass or other game fish is or is to be transported, or is contrary to other applicable law, or (2) such black bass or other game fish has been either caught, killed, taken, sold, purchased, possessed, or trans- ported, at any time, contrary to the law of the State, Territory, or the District of Columbia in which it was caught, killed, taken, sold, purchased, or possessed, or from which it was transported or contrary to other applicable law; and no person shall knowingly purchase or receive any such black bass or other game fish which has been trans- ported in violation of the provisions of this Act; nor shall any person receiving any shipment of black bass or other game fish transported in interstate commerce make any false record or render a false account of the contents of such shipment. "SEC. 3 . Any package or container containing such game fish trans- Markingofpad ported or delivered for transportation in interstate commerce, except any shipment covered by section 9, shall be clearly and conspicuously PoO, p-18 - marked on the outside thereof with the name 'Game Fish'? an accurate statement of the number of each species of such fish contained therein, and the names and addresses of the shipper and consignee. Application of. ' "SEC. 4 . All such black bass or other game fih transported into any lcetion o State, Territory, or the District of Columbia for use, consumption, sale, or storage therein shall upon arrival in such State, Territory, or the District of Columbia be subject to the operation and effect of the laws of such State, Territory, or the District of Columbia to the same extent and in the same manner as though such fish had been produced in such State, Territory, or the District of Columbia, and shall not be exempt therefrom by reason of being introduced therein in original packages or otherwise. "SEC. 5. The Secretary of the Interior is authorized (1) to make Expenditues. such expenditures, including expenditures for personal services at the seat of government and elsewhere, and for cooperation with local, State, and Federal authorities, including the issuance of publications, and necessary investigations, as may be necessary to execute the func- tions imposed upon him by this Act and as may be provided for by Congress from tune to time; and (2) to make such regulations as he eo deems necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act. Any person violating any such regulation shall be deemed guilty of a violation of this Act. 517 Ispor- ass. s861- sage state