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fish in the Convention area of the North Pacific Ocean and provides for enforcement and penalties.

An Act to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 1994 for the United States Coast Guard, and for other purposes.

ALIEN SPECIES PREVENTION AND

ENFORCEMENT
Act of October 6, 1992.

(106 Stat. 1729)

The Act requires the development, implementation and enforcement of coastal fishery management plans to promote interstate conservation and management of Atlantic coastal fishery resources.

An Act making appropriations for the Treasury Department, the United States Postal Service, the Executive Office of the President, and certain Independent Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1993, and for other purposes.

HIGH SEAS FISHING COMPLIANCE Act

HIGH SEAS DRIFTNET FISHING
MORATORIUM PROTECTION ACT
Act of November 3, 1995.

(109 Stat. 367)

An Act to amend the Fishermen's Protective Act.

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This Act defines nonmailable plant and animal matter, and establishes a program to prevent the introduction of prohibited plants, plant pests and injurious animals into Hawaii through the mail.

The Act requires the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) to operate a program to protect Hawaii from the introduction by mail of prohibited plants, plant pests and injurious animals and enter into memorandum of understanding with the Secretary of the Interior relating to prohibited plants, plant pests and injurious animals under the jurisdiction of the Department of Interior. If mail is found to contain prohibited material, the Secretary must: take action to prevent the introduction of the prohibited material into Hawaii; determine whether the facts and circumstances warrant seeking prosecution under a law prohibiting such conveyance.

The Act implements the Agreement to Promote Compliance with International Conservation and Management Measures by Fishing Vessels on the High Seas and establishes a system of permitting, reporting and regulating U.S. vessels that fish on the high seas.

This Act also addresses the United Nations resolutions and decisions establishing and reaffirming a global moratorium on large-scale driftnet fishing on the high seas. It prohibits the U.S. from entering into international agreements that would prevent the full implementation of the moratorium.

NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARIES

PRESERVATION ACT
Act of October 11, 1996.

(110 Stat. 3363)

ATLANTIC COASTAL FISHERIES COOPERATIVE MANAGEMENT ACT Act of December 20, 1993.

An Act to reauthorize the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, and for other

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SHARK FINNING PROHIBITION ACT Act of December 21, 2000.

(114 Stat. 2772)

An Act to amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to eliminate the wasteful and unsportsmanlike practice of shark finning

This Act amends the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to make it unlawful to remove any of the fins of a shark, including the tail, and discard the carcass of the shark at sea; have control or possession of such a fin aboard a fishing vessel without the corresponding carcass;

land such a fin without the corresponding carcass.

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CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF MAJOR LEGISLATION PERTAINING

TO TERRITORIAL AND INSULAR ISSUES

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