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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 3394

PUBLIC LAW 98-623—NOV. 8, 1984

Public Law 98-623 98th Congress An Act Nov 8 1984 ' [H.R. 6342]

'^° approve governing international fishery agreements with Iceland and the EEC; to establish national standards for artificial reefs; to implement the Convention on tjje Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources; and for the other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, TITLE I—APPROVAL OF GOVERNING INTERNATIONAL FISHERY AGREEMENTS WITH ICELAND AND THE EEC 16 USC 1823 note.

National Fishing Enhancement 33^USC 2101

Notwithstanding section 203 of the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1823)— (1) the governing international fishery agreement between the Government of the United States and the European Economic Community Concerning Fisheries Off the Coasts of the United States, as contained in the Message to Congress from the President of the United States dated August 27, 1984, is hereby approved by Congress as a governing international fishery agreement for purposes of that Act, and may enter into force with respect to the United States in accordance with the terms of Article XIX of the agreement after the date of the enactment of this title, upon signature of the agreement by both parties; and (2) the governing international fishery agreement between the Government of the United States and the Government of the Republic of Iceland Concerning Fisheries Off the Coasts of the United States, as contained in the message to Congress from the President of the United States dated September 29, 1984, is hereby approved by Congress as a governing international fishery agreement for purposes of that Act, and may enter into force with respect to the United States in accordance with the terms of Article XVI of the agreement after the date of the enactment of this title. TITLE II—ARTIFICIAL REEFS ^^^' ^^^' ^^^^"^ TITLE.

note.

This title may be cited as the "National Fishing Enhancement Act of 1984".

33 USC 2101.

SEC. 202. FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS.

(a) FINDINGS.—The Congress finds that— (1) although fishery products provide an important source of protein and industrial products for United States consumption. United States fishery production annually falls far short of satisfying United States demand; (2) overfishing and the degradation of vital fishery resource habitats have caused a reduction in the abundance and diversity of United States fishery resources;