Commissioner of Fish and Fisheries established as head of U.S. Fish Commission by joint resolution of Feb. 9, 1871 (16 Stat. 594). Commission established as Bureau of Fisheries in Department of Commerce and Labor by act of Feb. 14, 1903 (32 Stat. 827). Department of Labor created by act of Mar. 4, 1913 (37 Stat. 736), and Bureau remained in the Department of Commerce. Transferred to the Department of the Interior by Reorganization Plan No. II of 1939, effective July 1, 1939. Consolidated with Bureau of Biological Survey into Fish and Wildlife Service by Reorganization Plan No. III of 1940, effective June 30, 1940.
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