Summary: S.925 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (06/29/1983)

(Measure passed Senate, amended)

Title I: Marine Fisheries Programs - Amends the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act of 1975 to authorize appropriations for FY 1983 - 1986.

Amends the Atlantic Salmon Convention Act of 1982 to state that Commissioners and alternate Commissioners shall not be considered Federal employees, except for injury or tort compensation. Subjects an illegal catch of fish, or its fair market value, to civil forfeiture.

Amends the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 to authorize appropriations for FY 1984 for the Fisheries Loan Fund.

Amends the Anadromous Fish Conservation Act to provide that the Federal contribution to any State implementing an interstate fisheries management plan for anadromous fishery resources, prepared by an interstate commission, shall not be more than 90 percent. (Currently, the Federal contribution is specified as 90 percent.) Revises the definition of an "interstate commission."

Amends the Fishery Conservation Zone Transition Act to approve an extension of the Soviet and Polish Governing International Fishery Agreements (GIFA) until July 1, 1984. Provides approval of a new GIFA with the German Democratic Republic.

Title II: Miscellaneous Provisions - Directs the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating to cause a named vessel to be documented as a vessel of the United States entitled to engage in the coastwise trade.

Allows a U.S. corporation whose president is a resident alien to own, operate, and document U.S. vessels.