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

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Authorization Act

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Authorization Act -- Public Law 102-567, signed October 29, 1992 (106 Stat. 4270) primarily authorizes appropriations for NOAA programs, but it includes the following provisions of interest to the Fish and Wildlife Service:

Title III, NOAA Marine Fishery Programs, authorizes appropriations for NOAA fishery programs and directs new marine fishery activities to be carried out by NOAA.

Title V, the National Marine Monitoring Program, establishes a national coastal ecosystem and water quality monitoring system.

Title VIII, North Pacific Anadromous Stocks Convention. This title is also contained in the Oceans Act of 1992 (P.L. 102- 587).

The legislative history includes Congressional Record pages H10659 - 688, November 20, 1991; S12531 - 535, August 12, 1992; H11792 and H11810 - 11, October 5, 1992; and S17425 - 431, October 7, 1992.

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