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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 3446


Whereas, Elmer E. Rasmuson directed the INPFC toward its goal as stated in the protocol "to promote and coordinate scientific studies relating to the fishery resources of the North Pacific Ocean... and aid in the conservation of these fishery resources"; Whereas, Elmer E. Rasmuson was instrumental in the renegotiation of the INPFC Protocol in 1978 which significantly advanced United States fishing interests; Whereas, Elmer E. Rasmuson has commissioned the preparation of a history of the International North Pacific Fisheries Commission to promote the goals and purpose of the Commission; and Whereas, Elmer E. Rasmuson served as the first chairman of the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council pursuant to the Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976, and established that council in the forefront of fisheries management in the United States: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring). That the Congress of the United States of America commends Elmer E. Rasmuson for his exemplary contributions to the International North Pacific Fisheries Commission and for the promotion of its goals and purposes. Agreed to April 26, 1984.

May 2, 1984 [H. Con. Res. 275]

COLOMBIA—DRUG PRODUCTION AND INTERDICTION EFFORTS Whereas the importation of cocaine and marihuana into the United States is of major, continuing concern to the Congress; Whereas during the week of March 11, 1984, the Government of Colombia undertook a series of raids during which a record total of over twelve metric tons of cocaine was seized; Whereas while the Colombian interdiction efforts are increasingly effective, control of illicit cultivation and production requires the use of technologically advanced, systematic eradication programs; and Whereas Colombia, as well as the United States, suffers the effects of drug abuse, thus sharing a common need to bring this illicit production under control: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That the Congress— (1) commends the Government of Colombia for its recent seizure of record amounts of cocaine; and (2) congratulates the Government of Colombia and the Colombian National Council on Dangerous Drugs on the recent decision to conduct experimental testing of herbicidal eradication methods which can be used to eliminate the cultivation of both cannabis and coca; and (3) expresses its hope and encouragement that the comprehensive pilot program which has now begun becomes the start of a