Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 104 Part 4.djvu/55

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PUBLIC LAW 101-537 —NOV. 8, 1990 104 STAT. 2371 resources are poorly understood. Concern over the effects of those contaminants on human health have resulted in numerous public health advisories recommending restricted or no consumption of Great Lakes fish. (7) The lower Great Lakes are uniquely different from the upper Great Lakes biologically, physically, and in the degree of human use and shoreline development, and special fishery resource assessments and management activities are necessary to respond effectively to these special circumstances. SEC. 1003. PURPOSE. . 16 USC 941a. The purposes of this Act are— (1) to carry out a comprehensive study of the status, and the assessment, management, and restoration needs, of the fishery resources of the Great Lakes Basin; (2) to develop proposals to implement recommendations resulting from that study; and (3) to provide assistance to the Great Lakes Fisheries Commission, States, Indian Tribes, and other interested entities to encourage cooperative conservation, restoration and management of the fish and wildlife resources and their habitat of the Great Lakes Basin. SEC. 1004. DEFINITIONS. 16 USC 941b. In this Act— (1) the term "Administrator" means the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; (2) the term "Director" means the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service; (3) the term "fish stock" means— (A) a taxonomically distinct species or subspecies of fish; or (B) any other aggregation of fish that are geographically, ecologically, behaviorally, or otherwise limited from breeding with individuals from other groups of fish and are capable of management as a unit; (4) the term "Great Lakes Basin" mesuis the air, land, water, and living organisms within the drainage basin of the Saint Lawrence River at or upstream from the point at which the river becomes the international boundary between Canada and the United States; (5) the term "Indian Tribe" means any Indian tribe, band, village, nation, or other organized group or community that is recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians; (6) the term "lower Great Lakes" means the region in which is located that portion of the Great Lakes Basin which is downstream from the confluence of the Saint Clair River and Lake Huron near Port Huron, Michigan; (7) the term "upper Great Lakes" means that portion of the Great Lakes Basin which is upstream from the confluence of the Saint Clair River and Lake Huron near Port Huron, Michigan. (8) the term "nonindigenous species" means a species of plant or animal that did not occur in the Great Lakes Basin before European colonization of North America;