Digest of Federal Resource Laws of Interest to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Klamath River Basin Fishery Resources Restoration Act

Klamath River Basin Fishery Resources Restoration Act -- Public Law 99-552 (100 Stat. 3081, October 27, 1986), as amended by P.L. 100-580 (102 Stat. 2935, October 31, 1988) and P.L. 100-653 (102 Stat. 3829, November 14, 1988; 16 U.S.C. 460ss), requires the Secretary to formulate, establish, and implement a 20-year program to restore and maintain anadromous fish populations of the Klamath River basin.

Provision is made for a Council that shall establish a comprehensive long-term plan and policy for management of the in-river and ocean harvest, and for a task force to assist the Secretary in formulating, coordinating, and implementing the program.

Appropriation of $21,000,000 is authorized during the period October 1, 1986, through September 30, 2006. Cost-sharing of 50 percent is required by non-Federal interests.

Public Law 102-570, approved October 29, 1992, (106 Stat. 4490) allows for future increases in the size of the Basin Fisheries Task Force as the program expands in geographic size.

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