Added assault on an observer as a criminal offense; increased maximum fines from $50,000.00 to $100,000.00 and (for aggravated offenses) from $100,000.00 to $200,000.00.

Established new uses for the fund from penalties and forfeitures.

Provided for a North Pacific Fisheries Research Plan, financing observers through fees paid by all fishery participants.

102-251 (1992)

Implemented U.S.-U.S.S.R. maritime boundary agreement by adding three "special areas" to management authority. The amendments will not take effect until the agreement enters into force for the United States.

Authorized State Department to negotiate a three-year fishery agreement with Russia for access to "special areas."

102-567 (1992)

Restored authority to conduct fisheries research, deleted by P.L. 101-627.

Provided for agreements between the Secretary and New England States for enforcement of the Multispecies FMP and for Coast Guard-industry working group; ear-marked penalties to enforce that FMP.

Established Northwest Atlantic Ocean Fisheries Reinvestment Program.

102-582 (1992)

Lifted three-term limit on Council appointments for 1993 cycle.

Increased limit on fees charged under North Pacific Fisheries Research Plan from 1% to 2%.

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