Summary: H.R.5955 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (10/26/1990)

National Fishery Resource Conservation System Act of 1990 - Establishes within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service the National Fishery Resource Conservation System (NFRCS) consisting of discrete units of fish habitat that are to be provided protection, conservation, and management by appropriate entities.

Directs the Secretary of the Interior to: (1) encourage the States to use specified Federal grants to acquire fish habitat; and (2) promulgate regulations to govern administration of the NFRCS.

Establishes the Fishery Resource Conservation Board to: (1) advise the Secretary regarding essential fish habitat; (2) coordinate activities with Federal, State, tribal, local, and other organizations regarding fish habitat; and (3) submit annual recommendations to the Secretary regarding fish habitat areas which should be protected.

Requires the Secretary to submit an annual status report, including a habitat priority acquisition list, to the Congress.

Authorizes the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to annually sell a series of collectible fishery artwork, and to use the funds generated for fishery resources conservation. Authorizes the Service and the Foundation to use contributions for fishery conservation purposes. Authorizes appropriations from the Land and Water Conservation Fund.