United States Code

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§ 962.
Reduction of bycatch in eastern tropical Pacific Ocean
The Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of Commerce and acting through the United States Commissioners, shall seek, in cooperation with other nations whose vessels fish for tuna in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean, to establish standards and measures for a bycatch reduction program for vessels fishing for yellowfin tuna in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean. The bycatch reduction program shall include measures—
(1)
to require, to the maximum extent practicable, that sea turtles and other threatened species and endangered species are released alive;
(2)
to reduce, to the maximum extent practicable, the harvest of nontarget species;
(3)
to reduce, to the maximum extent practicable, the mortality of nontarget species; and
(4)
to reduce, to the maximum extent practicable, the mortality of juveniles of the target species.
(Sept. 7, 1950, ch. 907, § 15, as added Pub. L. 105–42, § 7(c), Aug. 15, 1997, 111 Stat. 1138; amended Pub. L. 114–81, title II, § 209, Nov. 5, 2015, 129 Stat. 664.)
cite as: 16 USC 962