(a) Offenses

A person is guilty of any 1 offense if he commits an act prohibited by section 773e(a)(2), (3), (4), or (6) 2 of this title; or section 773e(b) 2 of this title.

(b) Fines; imprisonment

Terms Used In 16 USC 773g

  • Commission: means the International Pacific Halibut Commission provided for by article III of the Convention. See
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • officer: includes any person authorized by law to perform the duties of the office. See

Any offense described in subsection (a) is punishable by a fine of not more than $200,000 or imprisonment for not more than 6 months, or both; except that if in the commission of any offense the person uses a dangerous weapon, engages in conduct that causes bodily injury to any officer authorized to enforce the provisions of this subchapter, or places any such officer in fear of imminent bodily injury the offense is punishable by a fine of not more than $400,000, or imprisonment for not more than 10 years or both.

(c) Federal jurisdiction

There is Federal jurisdiction over any offense described in this section.