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[75 Stat. 493]
[75 Stat. 493]
PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1961



PUBLIC LAW 87-220~SEPT. 13, 1961


Public Law 87-219 AN ACT

To facilitate administration of the flsliery loan fund established by section 4 of the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956, and for other purposes.

September 13, 1961

C"- R- ^^063

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, for the pur- ^^^^ ^^ wiiapose of facilitating administration of, and protecting the interest of Fisheryioan the Government in, the fishery loan fund established by section 4 of f" * "* the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 and any related type of activities 7o Stat. 1121. relating to fisheries for which the Department of the Interior is now ^* "®^ '*^*'" or may hereafter be responsible, the Secretary of the Interior, notwithstanding any other provision of law, may hereafter administer, complete, recondition, reconstruct, renovate, repair, maintain, operate, charter, assign, or sell upon such terms and conditions as he may deem most advantageous to the United States, any vessel, plant, or other property acquired by him on behalf of the United States and arising out of any fishery loan or any related type of activity by the Secretary of the Interior. The Secretary may use any of the applicable funds in each particular instance for the aforesaid purposes. Approved September 13, 1961.

Public Law 87-220 AN ACT To permit certain foreign-flag vessels to land their catches of fish in the Virgin Islands in certain circumstances, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 4311 of the Revised Statutes, as amended (46 U.S.C., sec. 261), is further amended by designating the present section as subsection (a) and by adding the following new subsections: " (b) Subsection (a) of this section shall not be deemed to prohibit the landing by a foreign-fla^ vessel of not more than fifty feet overall length in a port of the Virgin Islands of the United States for immediate consumption in such islands of its catch of fresh fish, whole or with the heads, viscera, or fins removed, but not frozen, otherwise processed, or further advanced. No fish landed under this authorization shall be sold or transferred except for immediate consumption. Sale or transfer to an agent, representative, or employee of a freezer or cannery shall be deemed to be prohibited in the aosence of satisfactory evidence that such sale or transfer is for immediate consumption. For the purposes of this subsection, the term 'immediate consumption' shall not preclude the freezing, smoking, or other processing of such fresh fish by the ultimate consumer thereof. "(c) Any fish landed in the Virgin Islands of the United States which are retained, sold, or transferred other than as authorized in subsection (b) of this section shall be liable to forfeiture and any person or persons retaining, selling, transferring, purchasing, or receiving such fish shall severally be liable to a penalty of $1,000 for each offense, in addition to any other penalty provided in law." SEC. 2. Any fine, penalty, or forfeiture incurred under the provisions of this Act shall be subject to remission or mitigation in accordance with section 5294 of the Revised Statutes, as amended (46 U.S.C. 7). SEC. 3. The Secretary of the Treasury may issue such regulations as he deems necessary for the enforcement of the provisions of this Act. Approved September 13, 1961. "

September 13, 1961 [H. R. 5159]

Foreign-flag fishing v e s s e l s. Virgin Inlands.

"Immediate consumption."

Forfeit II r e and penalties.

39 Stat. 39. Regulations.