Terms Used In U.S. Code > Title 16 > Chapter 56A - Pacific Salmon Fishing
- Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
- Commission: means the Pacific Salmon Commission established by the Treaty. See 16 USC 3631
- Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
- enhancement: means manmade improvements to natural habitats, or the application of artificial fish culture technology, that will lead to the increase of salmon stocks. See 16 USC 3631
- Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
- Panel: means any of the Panels established by the Treaty. See 16 USC 3631
- person: means any individual (whether or not a citizen or national of the United States), any corporation, partnership, association, or other entity (whether or not organized or existing under the laws of any State). See 16 USC 3631
- Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
- Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
- Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
- salmon: means any anadromous species of the family Salmonidae and genus Oncorhynchus, commonly known as Pacific salmon, including but not limited to:
Popular names Scientific name Chinook or King Salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Coho or Silver Salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch Pink or Humpback Salmon Oncorhynchus gorbuscha Chum or Dog Salmon Oncorhynchus keta Sockeye or Red Salmon Oncorhynchus nerka
and shall also include Steelhead (Salmo gairdneri). See 16 USC 3631
- Secretary: means the Secretary of Commerce. See 16 USC 3631
- Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
- Treaty: means the Treaty between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Canada Concerning Pacific Salmon, signed at Ottawa, January 28, 1985. See 16 USC 3631
- treaty Indian tribe: means any of the federally recognized Indian tribes of the Columbia River basin, Washington coast or Puget Sound areas having reserved fishing rights to salmon stocks subject to the Treaty under treaties with the United States Government. See 16 USC 3631
- United States Section: means the four United States Commissioners appointed by the President pursuant to this chapter. See 16 USC 3631
- vessel: includes every description of watercraft or other artificial contrivance used, or capable of being used, as a means of transportation on water. See 1 USC 3