Appendix A Authorizing Legislation

Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation And Management Act Public Law 104-297 (Sec. 108(H)).

(h) Community Development Quota Report—Not later than October 1, 1998, the National Academy of Sciences, in consultation with the Secretary, the North Pacific and Western Pacific Councils, communities and organizations participating in the program, participants in affected fisheries, and the affected States, shall submit to the Secretary of Commerce and Congress a comprehensive report on the performance and effectiveness of the community development quota programs under the authority of the North Pacific and Western Pacific Councils. The report shall—

  • (1)  

    evaluate the extent to which such programs have met the objective of providing communities with the means to develop ongoing commercial fishing activities;

  • (2)  

    evaluate the manner and extent to which such programs have resulted in the communities and residents—

(H) receiving employment opportunities in commercial fishing and processing; and



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--> Appendix A Authorizing Legislation Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation And Management Act Public Law 104-297 (Sec. 108(H)). (h) Community Development Quota Report—Not later than October 1, 1998, the National Academy of Sciences, in consultation with the Secretary, the North Pacific and Western Pacific Councils, communities and organizations participating in the program, participants in affected fisheries, and the affected States, shall submit to the Secretary of Commerce and Congress a comprehensive report on the performance and effectiveness of the community development quota programs under the authority of the North Pacific and Western Pacific Councils. The report shall— (1)   evaluate the extent to which such programs have met the objective of providing communities with the means to develop ongoing commercial fishing activities; (2)   evaluate the manner and extent to which such programs have resulted in the communities and residents— (H) receiving employment opportunities in commercial fishing and processing; and

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--> (B) obtaining the capital necessary to invest in commercial fishing, fish processing, and commercial fishing support projects (including infrastructure to support commercial fishing); (3)   evaluate the social and economic conditions in the participating communities and the extent to which alternative private sector employment opportunities exist; (4)   evaluate the economic impacts on participants in the affected fisheries, taking into account the condition of the fishery resource, the market, and other relevant factors; (5)   recommend a proposed schedule for accomplishing the developmental purposes of community development quotas; and (6)   address such other matters as the National Academy of Sciences deems appropriate.