An Act To authorize appropriations to carry out the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, for fiscal years 1985 through 1988, and for other purposes

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Section 201(b)(1) of the Marine Mammal Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. 1401(b)(1) is amended by striking the second sentence and inserting the following: "The President shall make his selection from a list of individuals knowledgeable in the fields of marine ecology and resource management, and who are not in a position to profit from the taking of marine mammals. Such list shall be submitted to him by the Chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality and unanimously agreed to by that Chairman, the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, the Director of the National Science Foundation and the Chairman of the National Academy of Sciences." The Act includes amendments relating to: an international fishery agreement; Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.);National Coastal Resources Research and Development Institute; Fishermen's Protective Act of 1967; Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Act; and fish processing vessels.


  • United States Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Act of 1988
  • Council on Environmental Quality (U.S.)
  • Fishermen's Protective Act of 1967
  • Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act
  • Marine Mammal Act of 1972
  • National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
  • National Coastal Resources Research and Development Institute
  • National Science Foundation


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  • 98 Stat. 440
  • Title 16, Conservation
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large

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98 Stat. 440 (1984); Pub. L. No. 98-364 (Book)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


  • 1986
  • 07/17/1984


  • Marine Biology
  • Animals
  • Amendments (Parliamentary practice)
  • Law and legislation
  • Finance
  • Fishery management, International
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Fishery conservation
  • Fishing
  • Mammals
  • Fishers--Law and legislation
  • Marine mammals


Public Law

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Number of pages: 11; Page Numbers: 440-50

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