For the purpose of conserving, developing, and enhancing within the several States the anadromous fishery resources of the Nation that are subject to depletion from water resources developments and other causes, or with respect to which the United States has made conservation commitments by international agreements, and for the purpose of conserving, developing, and enhancing the fish in the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain that ascend streams to spawn, the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to enter into cooperative agreements with one or more States, acting jointly or severally, that are concerned with the development, conservation, and enhancement of such fish, and, whenever he deems it appropriate, with other non-Federal interests. Such agreements shall describe (1) the actions to be taken by the Secretary and the cooperating parties, (2) the benefits that are expected to be derived by the States and other non-Federal interests, (3) the estimated cost of these actions, (4) the share of such costs to be borne by the Federal Government and by the States and other non-Federal interests: Provided, That, except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, the Federal share, including the operation and maintenance costs of any facilities constructed by the Secretary pursuant to sections 757a to 757f of this title, which he annually determines to be a proper Federal cost, shall not exceed 50 per centum of such costs exclusive of the value of any Federal land involved: Provided further, That the non-Federal share may be in the form of real or personal property, the value of which will be determined by the Secretary, as well as money, (5) the term of the agreement, (6) the terms and conditions for disposing of any real or personal property acquired by the Secretary during or at the end of the term of the agreement, and (7) such other terms and conditions as he deems desirable.
16 U.S. Code § 757a. Anadromous, Great Lakes, and Lake Champlain fisheries
Public Law 80–232, July 24, 1947, 16 Stat. 419, referred to in subsec. (c)(2)(B), probably means act July 24, 1947, ch. 316 [Public Law 232, 80th Cong.], 61 Stat. 419, which is not classified to the Code.
2002—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 107–372 designated existing provisions as par. (1) and added par. (2).
1983—Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 98–44 substituted “resources, prepared by an interstate commission” for “resources”, substituted “up to 90 percent” for “90 percent”, and inserted provision defining interstate commission for purposes of this paragraph.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 97–453 designated existing provisions as par. (1) and added par. (2).
1979—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 96–118 struck out provisions respecting cost to Federal government of operation and maintenance of structures, devices, etc., constructed by States under cooperative agreements.
1978—Subsecs. (a), (c). Pub. L. 95–464 inserted “and Lake Champlain” after “Great Lakes”.
1974—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 93–362 substituted “66⅔ per centum” for “60 per centum”.
1970—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 91–249, § 1(a), made the Federal share of the cost of conservation, development and enhancement of the anadromous fishery resources subject to the provisions of subsec. (c) of this section.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 91–249, § 1(b), added subsec. (c).
Transfer of functions to Secretary of Commerce from Secretary of the Interior, by Reorg. Plan No. 4 of 1970, see note set out under section 755 of this title.
 See References in Text note below.