16 U.S. Code § 5158 - Protection of striped bass in the exclusive economic zone

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(a) Regulation of fishing in exclusive economic zone
The Secretary shall promulgate regulations governing fishing for Atlantic striped bass in the exclusive economic zone that the Secretary determines—
(1) are consistent with the national standards set forth in section 301 of the Magnuson Act (16 U.S.C. 1851);
(2) are compatible with the Plan and each Federal moratorium in effect on fishing for Atlantic striped bass within the coastal waters of a coastal State;
(3) ensure the effectiveness of State regulations on fishing for Atlantic striped bass within the coastal waters of a coastal State; and
(4) are sufficient to assure the long-term conservation of Atlantic striped bass populations.
(b) Consultation; periodic review of regulations
In preparing regulations under subsection (a) of this section, the Secretary shall consult with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, the appropriate Regional Fishery Management Councils, and each affected Federal, State, and local government entity. The Secretary shall periodically review regulations promulgated under subsection (a) of this section, and if necessary to ensure their continued consistency with the requirements of subsection (a) of this section, shall amend those regulations.
(c) Applicability of Magnuson Act provisions
The provisions of sections 307, 308, 309, 310, and 311 of the Magnuson Act (16 U.S.C. 1857, 1858, 1859, 1860, and 1861) regarding prohibited acts, civil penalties, criminal offenses, civil forfeitures, and enforcement shall apply with respect to regulations and any plan issued under subsection (a) of this section as if such regulations or plan were issued under the Magnuson Act.


(Pub. L. 98–613, § 9, as added Pub. L. 105–146, § 2,Dec. 16, 1997, 111 Stat. 2676.)
Prior Provisions

A prior section 9 ofPub. L. 98–613, Oct. 31, 1984, 98 Stat. 3190; Pub. L. 99–432, § 5,Oct. 1, 1986, 100 Stat. 990; Pub. L. 100–589, § 2,Nov. 3, 1988, 102 Stat. 2984; Pub. L. 102–130, § 2(c),Oct. 17, 1991, 105 Stat. 626, related to the period of effectiveness of sections 1 to 8 ofPub. L. 98–613, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 103–206, title VIII, § 812, formerly § 810,Dec. 20, 1993, 107 Stat. 2453, renumbered § 812,Pub. L. 104–297, title IV, § 404(c),Oct. 11, 1996, 110 Stat. 3619. Section 812 ofPub. L. 103–206was itself repealed by Pub. L. 106–555, title I, § 122(b)(1)(B), (2),Dec. 21, 2000, 114 Stat. 2766.

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