102 STAT. 1590
PUBLIC LAW 100-424—SEPT. 9, 1988 (1) TERMS OF INITIAL APPOINTMENTS.—Of the members first appointed to the Commercial Fishing Industry Advisory Committee under section 4508 of title 46, United States Code (as amended by this Act)— (A) one-third of the members shall serve a term of one year and one-third of the members shall serve a term of two years, to be determined by lot at the first meeting of the Committee; and (B) terms may be adjusted to coincide with the Government's fiscal year. (2) COMPLETION OF INITIAL APPOINTMENTS.—The Secretary
shall complete appointment of members pursuant to this subsection not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. (c) REPEAL.—Subsection (e) of section 4102 of title 46, United States Code, is repealed. 46 USC 7101 note.
SEC. 3. PLAN FOR LICENSING OPERATORS OF FISHING INDUSTRY VESSELS.
The Secretary of the department in which the Cosist Guard is operating shall, within two years after the date of enactment of this Act, and in close consultation with the Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Advisory Committee established under section 4508 of title 46, United States Code (as amended by this Act), prepare and submit to the Congress a plan for the licensing of operators of documented fishing, fish processing, and fish tender vessels. The plan shall take into consideration the nature and variety of the different United States fisheries and of the vessels engaged in those fisheries, the need to license all operators or only those working in certain types of fisheries or vessels, and other relevant factors. SEC. 4. ACCIDENT DATA STATISTICS. (a) COMPILATION AND SUBMISSION OF DATA.—Chapter 61 of title 46,
United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section: Records. Insurance. 46 USC 6104.
"§ 6104. Commercial Ashing industry vessel casualty statistics "(a) The Secretary shall compile statistics concerning marine casualties from data compiled from insurers of fishing vessels, fish processing vessels, and fish tender vessels. "(b) A person underwriting primary insurance for a fishing vessel, fish processing vessel, or fish tender vessel shall submit periodically to the Secretary data concerning marine casualties that is required by regulations prescribed by the Secretary. "(c) After consulting with the insurance industry, the Secretary shall prescribe regulations under this section to gather a statistical base for analyzing vessel risks. "(d) The Secretary may delegate to a qualified person that has knowledge and experience in the collection of statistical insurance data the authority of the Secretary under this section to compile statistics from insurers.". O) PENALTY.—Section 6103 of title 46, United States Code, is k) amended as follows: (1) before "An" insert "(a)"; and (2) add the following new subsection: