US (United States) Code. Title 46. Subtitle II: Vessels and Seamen. Chapter 106: Fishing voyages

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46 USC CHAPTER 106 - FISHING VOYAGES 01/06/03

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TITLE 46 - SHIPPING

Subtitle II - Vessels and Seamen

Part G - Merchant Seamen Protection and Relief

CHAPTER 106 - FISHING VOYAGES

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CHAPTER 106 - FISHING VOYAGES

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10601. Fishing agreements.

10602. Recovery of wages and shares of fish under agreement.

10603. Seaman's duty to notify employer regarding illness,

disability, and injury.

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46 USC Sec. 10601 01/06/03

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TITLE 46 - SHIPPING

Subtitle II - Vessels and Seamen

Part G - Merchant Seamen Protection and Relief

CHAPTER 106 - FISHING VOYAGES

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Sec. 10601. Fishing agreements

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(a) Before proceeding on a voyage, the owner, charterer, or

managing operator, or a representative thereof, including the

master or individual in charge, of a fishing vessel, fish

processing vessel, or fish tender vessel shall make a fishing

agreement in writing with each seaman employed on board if the

vessel is -

(1) at least 20 gross tons as measured under section 14502 of

this title, or an alternate tonnage measured under section 14302

of this title as prescribed by the Secretary under section 14104

of this title; and

(2) on a voyage from a port in the United States.

(b) The agreement shall -

(1) state the period of effectiveness of the agreement;

(2) include the terms of any wage, share, or other compensation

arrangement peculiar to the fishery in which the vessel will be

engaged during the period of the agreement; and

(3) include other agreed terms.

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(Pub. L. 100-424, Sec. 6(a), Sept. 9, 1988, 102 Stat. 1591; Pub. L.

104-324, title VII, Sec. 739, Oct. 19, 1996, 110 Stat. 3942; Pub.

L. 107-295, title IV, Sec. 441(a), (b), Nov. 25, 2002, 116 Stat.

2131.)

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HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

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10601 46:531

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AMENDMENTS

2002 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 107-295, Sec. 441(a), (b)(1), in

introductory provisions, inserted "owner, charterer, or managing

operator, or a representative thereof, including the" after "on a

voyage, the" and comma after "individual in charge" and substituted

"employed" for "enployed".

Subsecs. (b), (c). Pub. L. 107-295, Sec. 441(b)(2), (3),

redesignated subsec. (c) as (b) and struck out former subsec. (b)

which read as follows: "The agreement shall be signed also by the

owner of the vessel."

1996 - Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 104-324 inserted "as measured

under section 14502 of this title, or an alternate tonnage measured

under section 14302 of this title as prescribed by the Secretary

under section 14104 of this title" after "20 gross tons".

AGREEMENTS DEEMED COMPLIANT

Pub. L. 107-295, title IV, Sec. 441(c), Nov. 25, 2002, 116 Stat.

2131, provided that: "An agreement that complies with the

requirements of section 10601(a) of title 46, United States Code,

as herein amended, and that is not the subject of an action prior

to June 20, 2002, alleging a breach of subsections (a) or (b) of

section 10601 as in effect on such date, is hereby deemed to have

been in compliance with such subsections."

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 10602 of this title.

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46 USC Sec. 10602 01/06/03

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TITLE 46 - SHIPPING

Subtitle II - Vessels and Seamen

Part G - Merchant Seamen Protection and Relief

CHAPTER 106 - FISHING VOYAGES

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Sec. 10602. Recovery of wages and shares of fish under agreement

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(a) When fish caught under an agreement under section 10601 of

this title are delivered to the owner of the vessel for processing

and are sold, the vessel is liable in rem for the wages and shares

of the proceeds of the seamen. An action under this section must be

brought within six months after the sale of the fish.

(b)(1) In an action under this section, the owner shall produce

an accounting of the sale and division of proceeds under the

agreement. If the owner fails to produce the accounting, the vessel

is liable for the highest value alleged for the shares.

(2) The owner may offset the value of general supplies provided

for the voyage and other supplies provided the seaman bringing the

action.

(c) This section does not affect a common law right of a seaman

to bring an action to recover the seaman's share of the fish or

proceeds.

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(Pub. L. 100-424, Sec. 6(a), Sept. 9, 1988, 102 Stat. 1592.)

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10602 46:533, 534

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46 USC Sec. 10603 01/06/03

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TITLE 46 - SHIPPING

Subtitle II - Vessels and Seamen

Part G - Merchant Seamen Protection and Relief

CHAPTER 106 - FISHING VOYAGES

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Sec. 10603. Seaman's duty to notify employer regarding illness,

disability, and injury

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(a) A seaman on a fishing vessel, fish processing vessel, or fish

tender vessel shall notify the master or individual in charge of

the vessel or other agent of the employer regarding any illness,

disability, or injury suffered by the seaman when in service to the

vessel not later than seven days after the date on which the

illness, disability, or injury arose.

(b) The Secretary shall prescribe regulations requiring that each

fishing vessel, fish processing vessel, and fish tender vessel

shall have on board a placard displayed in a prominent location

accessible to the crew describing the seaman's duty under

subsection (a) of this section.

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(Pub. L. 100-424, Sec. 6(a), Sept. 9, 1988, 102 Stat. 1592.)

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 4502 of this title.

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