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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 2984

PUBLIC LAW 100-589—NOV. 3, 1988

Public Law 100-589 100th Congress An Act Nov. 3, 1988 [H.R. 4124]

To authorize appropriations to carry out the Atlantic Striped Bass Conservation Act for fiscal years 1989 through 1991, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 16 USC 1851

SECTION 1. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

Section 7 of the Atlantic Striped Bass Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 1851) is amended by striking "and 1988," and inserting in lieu thereof "1988, 1989, 1990, and 1991,". 16 USC 1851

SEC. 2. EFFECTIVE PERIOD.

Section 9 of the Atlantic Striped Bass Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 1851) is amended by striking "1988." and inserting in lieu thereof "1991.". SEC. 3. FUNDING OF STRIPED BASS STUDIES.

Section 7(d) of the Anadramous Fish Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 757g(d)) is amended by striking "the fiscal year ending September 30, 1980," and all that follows through 'September 30, 1988" and inserting in lieu thereof "each of the fiscal years 1988, 1989, 1990, and 1991". SEC. 4. COMMISSION FUNCTIONS.

Section 4(a)(1) of the Atlantic Striped Bass Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 1851 note) is amended by inserting "and at any other time it deems necessary," immediately after "thereafter,". 16 USC 1851 note

SEC. 5. STUDY OF STRIPED BASS IN ALBEMARLE SOUND AND ROANOKE RIVER BASIN.

(a) FINDINGS.—The Congress finds that: (1) The anadromous stock of striped bass in the Albemarle Sound-Roanoke River Basin area of North Carolina sustained important commercial and recreational fisheries as recently as the 1960's and 1970's. (2) This stock has been declining for some time and is severely depressed at present, and may soon reach a level from which recovery will be exceptionally difficult. (3) The reasons for this decline are thought to include fishing; other human activities and environmental factors, such as unsuitable water flow before, during, and after critical spawning periods; degradation of water quality by pollutants; the impact of eutrophication on the food chain, and the impact of changing land use activities. (4) Current Federal and interstate efforts to conserve the Atlantic striped bass, while effective in identifying factors contributing to the decline of other important Atlantic coastal migratory stocks of striped bass and steps that will be effective in reversing that decline, have not made a major contribution to