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PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 348, 349-JULY 30, 1947 Powrs of employee "SEC. 6 . (a) Any employee of the Department of the Interior authorized to enforce provisions. authorized by the Secretary of the Interior to enforce the provisions of this Act (1) shall have power, without warrant, to arrest any person committing in the presence of such employee a violation of this Act or any regulation made in pursuance of this Act, and to take such person immediately for examination or trial before an officer or court of competent juridiction; (2) shall have power to execute any warrants or other process issued by an officer or court of competent jurisdiction to enforce the provisions of this Act or regulations made in pursuance thereof; and (3) shall have authority with a search warrant issued by an officer or court of competent jurisdiction, to Issuance of war- make search in accordance with the terms of such warrant. Any judge of a court established under the laws of the United States, or any United States commissioner may, within his respective jurisdic- tion, upon proper oath or affirmation showing probable cause, issue warrants in all such cases. Seizure and forfei- "(b) All fish delivered for transportation or which have been trans- . ported, purchased, received, or which are being transported, in viola- tion of this Act, or any regulations made pursuant thereto, shall, when found by such employee or by any marshal or deputy marshal, be summarily seized by him and placed in the custody of such persons as the Secretary of the Interior shall be regulations prescribe, and shall, as a part of the penalty and in addition to any fine or imprison- ment imposed under section 7 of this Act, be forfeited by such court to the United States upon conviction of the offender under this Act, or upon judgment of the court that the same were transported, deliv- ered, purchased, or received in violation of this Act or regulations made pursuant thereto. Penalty. "SEC. 7. In addition to any forfeiture herein provided, any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this Act shall, upon convic- tion thereof, be punished by a fine of not exceeding $200, or imprison- ment for a term of not more than three months, or by both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court. State laws, etc. SEc. 8. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prevent the several States and Territories from making or enforcing laws or regulations not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, or from making or enforcing laws or regulations which shall give further protection to black bass and other game fish. ihg purposes reed- SEc. 9. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prevent the ship- ment in interstate commerce of live fish and eggs for breeding or stocking purposes. Nonappllablity. "SEC. 10. The provisions of this Act as relating to game fish shall not apply to steelhead trout (salmo gairderii) legally taken in the Columbia River between the States of Washington and Oregon." Approved July 30, 1947. [CHAPTER 349] Jul30 1947 AN ACT . ublc120] To authorize the issuance of a special series of commemorative stamps in honor [Public Law 2] of Gold Star Mothers. Be it enacted by the Senate and Bouse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Postmaster General is authorized and directed to prepare for issuance at as early a date as practicable, a special series of 3-cent postage stamps, of such design as he shall prescribe, in honor and commemoration of Gold Star Mothers. Approved July 30, 1947. [61 STAT.