16 U.S.C.
United States Code, 2011 Edition
Title 16 - CONSERVATION
CHAPTER 10C - FISH RESEARCH AND EXPERIMENTATION PROGRAM
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CHAPTER 10C—FISH RESEARCH AND EXPERIMENTATION PROGRAM

Sec.
778.
Establishment of experiment stations; purpose of research.
778a.
Acquisition of lands; construction of buildings; employment of personnel; cooperation with other agencies; publication of results.
778b.
Cooperation with Secretary of the Interior.
778c.
Authorization of appropriations.
778d to 778h. Omitted.

        

§778. Establishment of experiment stations; purpose of research

The Secretary of Agriculture shall establish 1 or more centers for the purpose of carrying on a program of research and experimentation—

(1) to determine species of fishes most suitable for culture on a commercial basis in shallow reservoirs and flooded rice lands;

(2) to determine methods for production of fingerling fishes for stocking in commercial reservoirs;

(3) to develop methods for the control of parasites and diseases of brood fishes and of fingerlings prior to stocking;

(4) to develop economical methods for raising the more desirable species of fishes to a marketable size;

(5) to determine, in cooperation with the Secretary of the Interior, the effects of fish-rice rotations, including crops other than rice commonly grown on rice farms, upon both the fish and other crops; and

(6) to develop suitable methods for harvesting the fish crop and preparing it for marketing, including a study of sport fishing as a means of such harvest.

(Pub. L. 85–342, §1, Mar. 15, 1958, 72 Stat. 35; Pub. L. 104–127, title VIII, §889(a)(1), Apr. 4, 1996, 110 Stat. 1180.)

Amendments

1996—Pub. L. 104–127, in introductory provisions, substituted “Secretary of Agriculture shall” for “Secretary of the Interior is authorized and directed to” and “1 or more centers” for “an experiment station or stations” and, in par. (5), substituted “Secretary of the Interior” for “Department of Agriculture”.

§778a. Acquisition of lands; construction of buildings; employment of personnel; cooperation with other agencies; publication of results

For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this chapter, the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized (1) to acquire by purchase, condemnation, or otherwise such suitable lands, to construct such buildings, to acquire such equipment and apparatus, and to employ such officers and employees as he deems necessary; (2) to cooperate with State and other institutions and agencies upon such terms and conditions as he determines to be appropriate; and (3) to make public the results of such research and experiments conducted pursuant to section 778 of this title.

(Pub. L. 85–342, §2, Mar. 15, 1958, 72 Stat. 35; Pub. L. 104–127, title VIII, §889(a)(2), Apr. 4, 1996, 110 Stat. 1180.)

Amendments

1996—Pub. L. 104–127 substituted “the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized” for “the Secretary of the Interior is authorized”.

§778b. Cooperation with Secretary of the Interior

The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to cooperate in carrying out the provisions of this chapter by furnishing such information and assistance as may be requested by the Secretary of Agriculture.

(Pub. L. 85–342, §3, Mar. 15, 1958, 72 Stat. 35; Pub. L. 104–127, title VIII, §889(a)(3), Apr. 4, 1996, 110 Stat. 1180.)

Amendments

1996—Pub. L. 104–127 substituted “the Secretary of the Interior” for “The Department of Agriculture” and “requested by the Secretary of Agriculture” for “requested by the Secretary of the Interior”.

§778c. Authorization of appropriations

There are hereby authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter.

(Pub. L. 85–342, §4, Mar. 15, 1958, 72 Stat. 35.)

§§778d to 778h. Omitted

Codification

Sections, Pub. L. 89–701, §§1–5, Nov. 2, 1966, 80 Stat. 1089, 1090, related to fish protein concentrate and authorized the Secretary of the Interior to promote studies, conduct research and experiments, and construct and lease experiment and demonstration plants. The authority of the Secretary under these sections expired at the expiration of five years from Nov. 2, 1966 by the express terms of section 778h of this title.

Section 778f was amended by Pub. L. 90–549, Oct. 4, 1968, 82 Stat. 936.