16 USC 1151 - Definitions

(a) Commission means the North Pacific Fur Seal Commission established pursuant to article V of the Convention.
(b) Convention means the Interim Convention on the Conservation of North Pacific Fur Seals signed at Washington on February 9, 1957, as amended by the protocol signed in Washington on October 8, 1963; by the exchange of notes among the party governments which became effective on September 3, 1969; by the protocol signed in Washington on May 7, 1976; and by the protocol signed in Washington on October 14, 1980, by the parties.
(c) Cure or curing means the performance of those post-harvest activities traditionally performed on the Pribilof Islands, including cooling, washing, removal of blubber, soaking in brine, draining, treating with salt or boric acid, and packing in containers for shipment of fur seal skins.
(d) Fur Seal means the North Pacific Fur Seal, Callorhinus Ursinus.

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(e) Import means to land on, bring into, or introduce into, or attempt to land on, bring into, or introduce into, any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, whether or not such landing, bringing, or introduction constitutes an importation within the meaning of the customs laws of the United States.
(f) Natives of the Pribilof Islands means any Aleuts who are permanent residents of the Pribilof Islands, or any organization or entity representing such natives.
(g) North Pacific Ocean means the waters of the Pacific Ocean north of the thirtieth parallel of north latitude, including the Bering, Okhotsk, and Japan Seas.
(h) Party or parties means the United States of America, Canada, Japan, and Russia (except that as used in subsection (b) of this section, party and parties refer to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics).
(i) Person means any individual, partnership, corporation, trust, association or any other private entity, or any officer, employee, agent, department, or instrumentality of the Federal Government, of any State or political subdivision thereof, or of any foreign government.
(j) Pribilof Islands means the islands of Saint Paul and Saint George, Walrus and Otter Islands, and Sea Lion Rock.
(k) Sealing means the taking of fur seals.
(l) Secretary means the Secretary of Commerce.
(m) Take or taking means to harass, hunt, capture, or kill, or attempt to harass, hunt, capture, or kill.