United States Code

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§ 3637.
Prohibited acts and penalties
Unlawful acts
It is unlawful for any person or vessel subject to the jurisdiction of the United States—
to violate any provision of this chapter, or of any regulation adopted hereunder, or of any Fraser River Panel regulation approved by the United States under the Treaty;
to refuse to permit any officer authorized to enforce the provisions of this chapter to board a fishing vessel subject to such person’s control for purposes of conducting any search, investigation, or inspection in connection with the enforcement of this chapter;
to forcibly assault, resist, oppose, impede, intimidate, or interfere with any such authorized officer in the conduct of any search, investigation, or inspection described in paragraph (2);
to resist a lawful arrest for any act prohibited by this section;
to ship, transport, offer for sale, sell, purchase, import, export, or have custody, control, or possession of, any fish taken or retained in violation of this chapter;
to interfere with, delay, or prevent, by any means, the apprehension or arrest of another person, knowing that such other person has committed any act prohibited by this section.
Additional prohibitions and enforcement

For additional prohibitions relating to this chapter and enforcement of this chapter, see section 1826g of this title.

(Pub. L. 99–5, § 8, Mar. 15, 1985, 99 Stat. 12; Pub. L. 114–81, title I, § 104, Nov. 5, 2015, 129 Stat. 657.)
cite as: 16 USC 3637