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105 STAT. 626 PUBLIC LAW 102-130—OCT. 17, 1991 Public Law 102-130 102d Congress An Act Oct. 17, 1991 To authorize appropriations for certain programs for the conservation of striped bass, [H.R. 2387] ^^^ ^^^ other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Striped Bass Act United States of America in Congress assembled, of 1991. 16 USC 757a SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the "Striped Bass Act of 1991". SEC. 2. ATLANTIC STRIPED BASS CONSERVATION ACT ENFORCEMENT, REAUTHORIZATION, AND EXTENSION. (a) ENFORCEMENT OF MORATORIUM ON ATLANTIC STRIPED BASS FISHING. —Section 5(e) of the Atlantic Striped Bass Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 1851 note) is amended— (1) in the first sentence by inserting "(1)" before "The Secretaries"; and (2) by adding at the end the following new paragraphs: "(2) ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY. —A person authorized by the Secretaries may take any action to enforce a moratorium declared under section 4(b) that an officer authorized by the Secretary under section 311(b) of the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act may take to enforce that Act. "(3) REGULATIONS. —The Secretaries may issue regulations to implement this subsection.". (b) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS; COOPERATIVE AGREE- MENTS.—Section 7 of the Atlantic Striped Bass Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 1851 note) is amended— (1) by inserting before "For each" the following: "(a) AUTHORIZATION. —"; (2) by striking "and 1991," and inserting "1991, 1992, 1993, and 1994,"; (3) by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(b) COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS.—The Secretaries may enter into cooperative agreements with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission for the purpose of using amounts appropriated pursuant to this section to provide financial assistance to the Commission for carrying out its functions under this Act."; and (4) in the heading for the section by inserting before the period at the end the following: "; COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS". (c) EXTENSION OF EFFECTIVE PERIOD. —Section 9 of the Atlantic Striped Bass Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 1851 note) is amended by striking "1991." and inserting "1994.". SEC. 3. REAUTHORIZATION OF STRIPED BASS STUDIES UNDER ANAD- ROMOUS FISH CONSERVATION ACT. (a) CONDUCT AND SCOPE OF STUDIES.— Section 7(a) of the Anadromous Fish Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 757g(a)) is amended to read as follows: