The Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of State and, with respect to enforcement
measures, the Secretary of the Department in which the Coast Guard is operating, is
authorized to promulgate such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the United
States international obligations under the WCPFC Convention and this chapter, including
recommendations and decisions adopted by the Commission. In cases where the Secretary has discretion in the implementation of one or more
measures adopted by the Commission that would govern fisheries under the authority
of a Regional Fishery Management Council, the Secretary may, to the extent practicable
within the implementation schedule of the WCPFC Convention and any recommendations
and decisions adopted by the Commission, promulgate such regulations in accordance
with the procedures established by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management
Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.).
(b)Additions to fishery regimes and regulations
The Secretary may promulgate regulations applicable to all vessels and persons subject
to the jurisdiction of the United States, including United States flag vessels wherever
they may be operating, on such date as the Secretary shall prescribe.
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