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[87 STAT. 1065]
[87 STAT. 1065]
PUBLIC LAW 93-000—MMMM. DD, 1973

87 STAT. ]

PUBLIC LAW 93-242-J AN. 2, 1974

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of vessels for which application is made in that category is more than the number of permits available pursuant to the treaty), then the number of permits available shall be proportionally distributed with the applicable category, in a manner provided in the regulations. VESSELS W H I C H VOLUNTARILY CX)MPLY

SEC. 5. The Secretary shall issue a letter of voluntary compliance to a vessel owner who has had vessels engaged in fishing in the area of agreement at any time subsequent to May 9, 1972, for all vessels of such owner documented under the laws of the United States which meet the requirements of the treaty, and for each of which the vessel owner has deposited and continuously maintained, until the transfer referred to in the following sentence, $700 in a special account in a bank or trust company insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for the purpose of reimbursing the United States for enforcement expenses as provided in article 6 of the treaty. On or before the issuance of a letter of voluntary compliance the deposited funds referred to above shall be transferred, in the manner provided for in regulations, through the Secretary, to the Offshore Shrimp Fisheries Fund, established pursuant to section 6 of this Act.

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OFFSHORE SHRIMP FISHERIES FUND; ENFORCEMENT EXPENSES

SEC. 6. (a) There is hereby established on the books of the Treasury a separate fund, the Offshore Shrimp Fisheries Fund, to be used by the Secretary to make payments for enforcement expenses as provided in article VI of the treaty. The fund shall be credited with permit fees collected pursuant to section 3 for enforcement expenses, funds appropriated under section 12(a), amounts transferred through the Secretary from deposits in the special accounts referred to in section 5, and amounts collected for minimum penalties pursuant to section 9. (b) The Secretary of Commerce, through the Secretary of State, shall pay, or cause to be paid, on behalf of the United States the enforcement expenses as provided in article VI of the treaty. (c) I n the event that a vessel owner, master, or other person in charge of a vessel, pays on behalf of the United States the unusual enforcement expenses incurred in carrying out the seizure and detention of a vessel, referred to in article VI of the treaty, and is not assessed a civil penalty under section 9 of this Act within two years from the date of such seizure in respect to the violation for which the vessel was seized, such vessel owner, master, or other person shall be entitled to reimbursement of amounts so paid. Application for reimbursement shall be made to the Secretary. INFORMATION AND REPORTS

SEC. 7. (a) Each master or other person in charge of a vessel which is the subject of a permit under this Act shall keep a logbook in the form and manner prescribed pursuant to the treaty and set forth in regulations. (b) I n addition to the logbook, owners of vessels which have permits under this Act shall supply to the Secretary, in such form and at such times as he may prescribe, any other information necessary in order to carry out the purposes and objectives of the treaty, the Act or the regulations, which information may include data on fishing beyond the area of agreement in order to determine to the extent possible the full potenti al of the shrimp fishery.

Logbook.