[USC02] 16 USC 8012: Engagement of diplomatic missions of the United States
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16 USC 8012: Engagement of diplomatic missions of the United States Text contains those laws in effect on September 27, 2021
From Title 16-CONSERVATIONCHAPTER 99-MARITIME SECURITY AND FISHERIES ENFORCEMENTSUBCHAPTER I-PROGRAMS TO COMBAT IUU FISHING AND INCREASE MARITIME SECURITY
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§8012. Engagement of diplomatic missions of the United States

Not later than 1 year after December 20, 2019, each chief of mission (as defined in section 3902 of title 22) to a relevant country in a priority region or to a priority flag state may, if the Secretary of State determines such action is appropriate-

(1) convene a working group, led by Department of State officials, to examine IUU fishing, which may include stakeholders such as-

(A) United States officials from relevant agencies participating in the interagency Working Group identified in section 8031 of this title, foreign officials, nongovernmental organizations, the private sector, and representatives of local fishermen in the region; and

(B) experts on IUU fishing, law enforcement, criminal justice, transnational organized illegal activity, defense, intelligence, vessel movement monitoring, and international development operating in or with knowledge of the region; and


(2) designate a counter-IUU Fishing Coordinator from among existing personnel at the mission if the chief of mission determines such action is appropriate.

( Pub. L. 116–92, div. C, title XXXV, §3542, Dec. 20, 2019, 133 Stat. 2001 .)