US (United States) Code. Title 16. Chapter 5: Protection of fur seals and other fur-bearing animals

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16 USC CHAPTER 5 - PROTECTION OF FUR SEALS AND OTHER

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TITLE 16 - CONSERVATION

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CHAPTER 5 - PROTECTION OF FUR SEALS AND OTHER FUR-BEARING ANIMALS

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Sec.

631 to 654. Omitted or Repealed.

655. Agents to be disinterested.

656. Agents; administering oaths and taking testimony.

657, 658. Repealed.

659. Sea lions; acts prohibiting killing repealed.

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16 USC Sec. 631 01/06/03

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Sec. 631. Omitted

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CODIFICATION

Section, acts Feb. 14, 1903, ch. 552, Sec. 7, 32 Stat. 828; Mar.

4, 1913, ch. 141, Sec. 1, 37 Stat. 736, vested control over fur

seal, salmon, and other fisheries in Alaska in Department of the

Interior.

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16 USC Sec. 631a to 631q 01/06/03

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Sec. 631a to 631q. Repealed. Pub. L. 89-702, title IV, Sec. 408(a),

Nov. 2, 1966, 80 Stat. 1098

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Sections were from act Feb. 26, 1944, ch. 65, Sec. 1-17, 58 Stat.

100.

Section 631e amended by act Sept. 27, 1950, ch. 1056, 64 Stat.

1071.

Sections related to protection of fur seals and other fur-bearing

animals as follows:

631a, Definitions,

631b, Pelagic sealing, sealing, or sea otter hunting in certain

waters of North Pacific prohibited; use of ports of United States;

importing illegally taken skins,

631c, Natives permitted to carry on pelagic sealing or sea otter

hunting,

631d, Killing of seals on Pribilof Islands, other islands, and

shores of waters under United States jurisdiction; permission to

designated Fish and Wildlife Service officers and employees and

Alaskan natives; pelagic sealing in emergencies,

631e, Sale of seal or sea otter skins; deposit of proceeds,

631f, Pribilof Islands a special reservation; landing on islands

unlawful; penalties,

631g, Employment of Pribilof Islands native in killing seals and

curing skins,

631h, Depots for and transportation of provisions from mainland

to Pribilof Islands; care of natives,

631i, Investigations as to seal life on the Pribilof Islands,

631j, Persons authorized to enforce provisions of seal fisheries

law; powers of arrest, search, and seizure; execution of warrants;

forfeiture,

631k, Punishment for violation of law; forfeiture,

631l, Duties of collectors of customs regarding importation of

skins of fur seal and see otter,

631m, Seizure of persons or vessels outside of jurisdiction of

signatory powers; procedure,

631n, Guard or patrol of waters; composition,

631o, Receipt and disposal of skins by United States,

631p, Killing, capturing, etc., certain fur-bearing animals for

scientific purposes,

631q, Secretary's powers and duties; employment of personnel.

Subject matter is covered by section 1151 et seq. of this title.

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16 USC Sec. 631r 01/06/03

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Sec. 631r. Repealed. July 25, 1947, ch. 327, Sec. 1, 61 Stat. 449

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Section, act Feb. 26, 1944, ch. 65, Sec. 19, 58 Stat. 104,

limited the duration of the provisions of sections 631a-631q of

this title which implement the Provisional Fur-Seal Agreement of

1942 to twelve months after the cessation of hostilities of World

War II.

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16 USC Sec. 632 to 644 01/06/03

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Sec. 632 to 644. Repealed. Feb. 26, 1944, ch. 65, Sec. 18, 58 Stat.

104

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Section 632, act Aug. 24, 1912, ch. 373, Sec. 1, 37 Stat. 499,

prohibited killing seal or sea otter in certain waters of North

Pacific.

Section 633, act Aug. 24, 1912, ch. 373, Sec. 2, 37 Stat. 500,

forbade equipping vessels for pelagic sealing or sea-otter hunting

and use of ports of United States by such vessels.

Section 634, act Aug. 24, 1912, ch. 373, Sec. 3, 37 Stat. 500,

permitted natives to carry on pelagic fishing.

Section 635, act Aug. 24, 1912, ch. 373, Sec. 4, 37 Stat. 500,

prohibited importing illegally taken skins, and forfeiture thereof.

Section 636, acts Aug. 24, 1912, ch. 373, Sec. 5, 37 Stat. 500;

Mar. 4, 1913, ch. 141, Sec. 1, 37 Stat. 736; 1939 Reorg. Plan No.

II, Sec. 4(e) eff. July 1, 1939, 4 F.R. 2731, 53 Stat. 1433,

related to regulations made by President, and enforcement of law

and regulations.

Section 637, act Aug. 24, 1912, ch. 373, Sec. 6, 37 Stat. 501,

related to punishment for violation of law, and forfeitures.

Section 638, act Aug. 24, 1912, ch. 373, Sec. 7, 37 Stat. 501,

related to presumption as to violations.

Section 639, act Aug. 24, 1912, ch. 373, Sec. 8, 37 Stat. 501,

related to venue of prosecutions.

Section 640, act Aug. 24, 1912, ch. 373, Sec. 9, 37 Stat. 501,

related to guard or patrol of waters, and seizure and search of

certain vessels.

Section 641, act Aug. 24, 1912, ch. 373, Sec. 10, 37 Stat. 501,

related to seizure of vessels outside of jurisdiction of signatory

powers, and procedure.

Section 642, acts Aug. 24, 1912, ch. 373, Sec. 11, 37 Stat. 502;

June 22, 1916, ch. 171, 39 Stat. 236; Mar. 4, 1913, ch. 141, Sec.

1, 37 Stat. 736; 1939 Reorg. Plan No. II, Sec. 4(e), eff. July 1,

1939, 4 F.R. 2731, 53 Stat. 1433, which related to delivery by,

receipt and disposal of skins by the United States under convention

of July 7, 1911, and performance of articles thereunder.

Section 643, act Aug. 24, 1912, ch. 373, Sec. 12, 37 Stat. 502,

related to definition of ''Pelagic sealing'', and construction of

''person''.

Section 643a, act Aug. 24, 1912, ch. 373, Sec. 13, 37 Stat. 502,

related to continuance in force of sections 632-643.

Section 644, R.S. Sec. 1956; acts Apr. 21, 1910, ch. 183, Sec. 4,

36 Stat. 327; Mar. 4, 1913, ch. 141, Sec. 1, 37 Stat. 736; Jan. 13,

1925, ch. 75, Sec. 2, 14, 43 Stat. 739, 747; 1939 Reorg. Plan No.

II, Sec. 4(e), eff. July 1, 1939, 4 F.R. 2731, 53 Stat. 1433,

forbade killing of certain fur-bearing animals in Alaska,

punishment and forfeiture, power of Secretary of the Interior to

authorize killing, and duty to execute law.

TERMINATION OF SECTIONS

Sections 632 to 643a were terminated on the authority of former

section 643a of this title when Japan abrogated the treaty on Oct.

23, 1940, eff. Oct. 23, 1941. Sections 632 to 644 were later

specifically repealed by act Feb. 26, 1944, ch. 65, Sec. 18, 58

Stat. 104.

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16 USC Sec. 645 01/06/03

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Sec. 645. Omitted

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Section, R.S. Sec. 1957; acts June 6, 1900, ch. 786, Sec. 4, 31

Stat. 322; Feb. 14, 1903, ch. 552, Sec. 7, 32 Stat. 828; Mar. 3,

1909, ch. 269, Sec. 2, 35 Stat. 839; Mar. 4, 1913, ch. 141, Sec. 1,

37 Stat. 736; Mar. 2, 1921, ch. 110, 41 Stat. 1203; 1939 Reorg.

Plan No. II, Sec. 4(e), eff. July 1, 1939, 4 F.R. 2731, 53 Stat.

1433, related to jurisdiction of offenses.

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16 USC Sec. 646 to 653 01/06/03

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Sec. 646 to 653. Repealed. Feb. 26, 1944, ch. 65, Sec. 18, 58 Stat.

104

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Section 646, R.S. Sec. 1959; acts Apr. 21, 1910, ch. 183, Sec. 5,

36 Stat. 327; Mar. 4, 1913, ch. 141, Sec. 1, 37 Stat. 736; 1939

Reorg. Plan No. II, Sec. 4(e), eff. July 1, 1939, 4 F.R. 2731, 53

Stat. 1433, related to Pribilof Islands as a special reservation,

and landing on islands unlawful.

Section 647, R.S. Sec. 1960; acts Apr. 21, 1910, ch. 183, Sec. 6,

36 Stat. 327; Mar. 4, 1913, ch. 141, Sec. 1, 37 Stat. 736; 1939

Reorg. Plan No. II, Sec. 4(e), eff. July 1, 1939, 4 F.R. 2731, 53

Stat. 1433, related to regulation of killing of seals on Pribilof

Islands, forbade firearms, and regulation of privileges to natives.

Section 648, acts June 22, 1916, ch. 171, 39 Stat. 236; 1939

Reorg. Plan No. II, Sec. 4(e), eff. July 1, 1939, 4 F.R. 2731, 53

Stat. 1433, related to killing seals on Pribilof Islands by

natives, and disposal of skins by Secretary of the Interior.

Section 649, R.S. Sec. 1961; act Apr. 21, 1910, ch. 183, Sec. 7,

36 Stat. 328, related to killing female seal or seal less than 1

year old, or killing in waters adjacent to Pribilof Islands or on

beaches or cliffs, punishment, and forfeitures.

Section 650, acts Apr. 21, 1910, ch. 183, Sec. 1, 36 Stat. 326;

Aug. 24, 1912, ch. 373, Sec. 11, 37 Stat. 502; Mar. 4, 1913, ch.

141, Sec. 1, 37 Stat. 736; 1939 Reorg. Plan No. II, Sec. 4(e),

eff. July 1, 1939, 4 F.R. 2731, 53 Stat. 1433, related to killing

of seals on Pribilof Islands, regulations, restricted to officers

and natives under their direction, and number to be killed.

Section 651, acts Apr. 21, 1910, ch. 183, Sec. 2, 36 Stat. 326;

Mar. 4, 1913, ch. 141, Sec. 1, 37 Stat. 736; 1939 Reorg. Plan No.

II, Sec. 4(e), eff. July 1, 1939, 4 F.R. 2731, 53 Stat. 1433,

related to sale of sealskins, proceeds, and subsequent treaties.

Section 652, acts Apr. 21, 1910, ch. 183, Sec. 3, 36 Stat. 327;

Mar. 4, 1913, ch. 141, Sec. 1, 37 Stat. 736; 1939 Reorg. Plan No.

II, Sec. 4(e), eff. July 1, 1939, 4 F.R. 2731, 53 Stat. 1433,

related to employment of natives of Pribilof Islands in killing

seals and curing skins.

Section 653, acts Apr. 21, 1910, ch. 183, Sec. 9, 36 Stat. 328;

Mar. 4, 1913, ch. 141, Sec. 1, 37 Stat. 736; 1939 Reorg. Plan No.

II, Sec. 4(e), eff. July 1, 1939, 4 F.R. 2731, 53 Stat. 1433,

related to depots for and transportation of provisions from

mainland to Pribilof Islands, and care of natives.

TERMINATION

Termination of section 650, prior to its specific repeal, was

done on authority of former section 643a of this title when Japan

abrogated the treaty on Oct. 23, 1940, eff. Oct. 23, 1941. For

termination of other sections giving effect to said treaty, see

note under former sections 632 to 644 of this title.

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Sec. 654. Omitted

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CODIFICATION

Section, acts Mar. 3, 1893, ch. 208, 27 Stat. 585; Feb. 14, 1903,

ch. 552, Sec. 7, 32 Stat. 828; Mar. 4, 1913, ch. 141, Sec. 1, 37

Stat. 736; 1939 Reorg. Plan No. II, Sec. 4(e), eff. July 1, 1939,

4 F.R. 2731, 53 Stat. 1433; 1940 Reorg. Plan No. III, Sec. 3, eff.

June 30, 1940, 5 F.R. 2108, 54 Stat. 1232, related to investigation

as to seal life on the Pribilof Islands.

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Sec. 655. Agents to be disinterested

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The persons charged with the management of the seal fisheries in

Alaska, and the performance of such other duties as may be assigned

to them by the Secretary of the Interior, shall never be interested

directly or indirectly in any lease of the right to take seals, nor

in any proceeds or profits thereof either as owner, agent, partner,

or otherwise.

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(R.S. Sec. 1973, 1975; Feb. 14, 1903, ch. 552, Sec. 7, 32 Stat.

828; Mar. 4, 1913, ch. 141, Sec. 1, 37 Stat. 736; 1939 Reorg. Plan

No. II, Sec. 4(e), eff. July 1, 1939, 4 F.R. 2731, 53 Stat. 1433.)

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R.S. Sec. 1973, 1975 derived from act Mar. 5, 1872, ch. 31, Sec.

1, 17 Stat. 35.

R.S. Sec. 1973 read as follows: ''The Secretary of the Treasury

is authorized to appoint one agent and three assistant agents, who

shall be charged with the management of the seal fisheries in

Alaska, and the performance of such other duties as may be assigned

to them by the Secretary of the Treasury.''

R.S. Sec. 1975 read as follows: ''Such agents shall never be

interested, directly or indirectly, in any lease of the right to

take seals, nor in any proceeds or profits thereof, either as

owner, agent, partner, or otherwise.''

Act. Feb. 14, 1903, transferred jurisdiction, supervision and

control over the fur seal, salmon and other fisheries of Alaska

from Department of the Treasury to Department of Commerce and

Labor.

Act. Mar. 4, 1913, changed designation of Department of Commerce

and Labor to Department of Commerce and provided that the Secretary

thereof should be called the Secretary of Commerce.

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TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

For transfer of functions of other officers, employees, and

agencies of Department of the Interior, with certain exceptions, to

Secretary of the Interior, with power to delegate, see Reorg. Plan

No. 3 of 1950, Sec. 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F.R. 3174, 64

Stat. 1262, set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government

Organization and Employees.

Reorg. Plan No. II of 1939, set out in the Appendix to Title 5,

transferred Bureau of Fisheries in Department of Commerce, and its

functions and functions of Secretary of Commerce relating to

protection of fur seals and other fur-bearing animals and

supervision of Pribilof Islands and care of natives thereof, to

Department of the Interior.

Reorg. Plan No. III of 1940, Sec. 3, eff. June 30, 1940, 5 F.R.

2108, 54 Stat. 1232, set out in the Appendix to Title 5,

consolidated Bureau of Fisheries and Bureau of Biological Survey

with their respective functions into one agency in Department of

the Interior to be known as Fish and Wildlife Service, and

abolished office of Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of

Fisheries and transferred their functions to the consolidated

agency.

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RESPONSIBILITY FOR MATTERS RELATING TO SEALS

Bureau of Commercial Fisheries within the Fish and Wildlife

Service as responsible for matters relating to commercial fisheries

and to seals, see section 742b of this title.

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Sec. 656. Agents; administering oaths and taking testimony

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The agents are empowered to administer oaths in all cases

relating to the service of the United States, and to take testimony

in Alaska for the use of the Government in any matter concerning

the public revenue.

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(R.S. Sec. 1976.)

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R.S. Sec. 1976 derived from act Mar. 5, 1872, ch. 31, Sec. 3, 17

Stat. 35.

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Sec. 657. Repealed. Pub. L. 89-554, Sec. 8(a), Sept. 6, 1966, 80

Stat. 632

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Section, R.S. Sec. 1974; act June 10, 1921, ch. 18, Sec. 304, 42

Stat. 204, related to traveling expenses for persons charged with

management of seal fisheries in Alaska.

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Sec. 658. Repealed. Feb. 26, 1944, ch. 65, Sec. 18, 58 Stat. 104

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Section, acts Apr. 21, 1910, ch. 183, Sec. 9, 36 Stat. 328; Mar.

4, 1913, ch. 141, Sec. 1, 37 Stat. 736; 1939 Reorg. Plan No. II,

Sec. 4(e), eff. July 1, 1939, 4 F.R. 2731, 53 Stat. 1433, related

to additional officers and agents to enforce seal fisheries law.

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Sec. 659. Sea lions; acts prohibiting killing repealed

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All Acts and parts of Acts making it unlawful to kill sea lions,

as game animals or otherwise, in the waters of the Territory of

Alaska are repealed.

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(June 16, 1934, ch. 556, 48 Stat. 976; 1939 Reorg. Plan No. II,

Sec. 4(e), eff. July 1, 1939, 4 F.R. 2731, 53 Stat. 1433; Pub. L.

92-522, title I, Sec. 113(b), Oct. 21, 1972, 86 Stat. 1042.)

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AMENDMENTS

1972 - Pub. L. 92-522 struck out proviso prohibiting killing of

sea lions in waters of Alaska except under rules and regulations

prescribed by Secretary of the Interior.

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TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

For transfer of functions of other officers, employees, and

agencies of Department of the Interior, with certain exceptions, to

Secretary of the Interior, with power to delegate, see Reorg. Plan

No. 3 of 1950, Sec. 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F.R. 3174, 64

Stat. 1262, set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government

Organization and Employees.

Reorg. Plan No. II of 1939, set out in the Appendix to Title 5,

transferred Bureau of Fisheries in Department of Commerce, and its

functions and functions of Secretary of Commerce relating to

protection of fur seals and other fur-bearing animals and

supervision of Pribilof Islands and care of natives thereof, to

Department of the Interior.

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ADMISSION OF ALASKA AS STATE

Admission of Alaska into the Union was accomplished Jan. 3, 1959,

on issuance of Proc. No. 3269, Jan. 3, 1959, 24 F.R. 81, 73 Stat.

c16, as required by sections 1 and 8(c) of Pub. L. 85-508, July 7,

1958, 72 Stat. 339, set out as notes preceding section 21 of Title

48, Territories and Insular Possessions.

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