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PUBLIC LAW 101-646—NOV. 29, 1990 104 STAT. 4775 special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians; "(6) the term "lower Great Lakes" means the region in which is located that portion of the Great Lakes Basin which is downstream from the confluence of the Saint Clair River and Lake Huron near Port Huron, Michigan; "(7) the term "upper Great Lakes means that portion of the Great Lakes Basin which is upstream from the confluence of the Saint Clair River and Lake Huron near Port Huron, Michigan. "(8) the term "nonindigenous species" means a species of plant or animal that did not occur in the Great Lake Basin before European colonization of North America; "(9) the term "Secretary" means the Secretary of the Army; and "(10) the term "State Director" means the head of the agency, department, board, commission, or other governmental entity of each of the States of New York, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania which is responsible for the management and conservation of the fish and wildlife resources of that State. "SEC. 2005. GREAT LAKES FISHERY RESOURCES RESTORATION STUDY. 16 USC 941c. "(a) IN GENERAL.—The Director shall conduct a comprehensive study of the status of, and the assessment, management, aad restoration needs of, the fishery resources of the Great Lakes Basin and shall provide the opportunity for the Secretary, the Administrator, State Directors, Indian Tribes, the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, appropriate Canadian Government entities, and other appropriate entities to participate in the study. The Director shall complete the study by October 1, 1994. " (b) MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING. — To provide opportunities for the full participation of all affected entities in the planning and conduct of the study, the Director shall invite the entities identified in subsection (a) to enter into a memorandum of understanding regarding the scope and focus of the study and the responsibilities of each participant for conducting the study. "(c) CONTENT OF STUDY. — A study under this section shall include, but not be limited to— "(1) identifying and describing the component drainages of the Great Lakes Basin (including the drainage for each of the Great Lakes), analyzing how the characteristics and current or expected land and water uses of those drainages have affected, and can be expected to affect in the future, the fishery resources and fish habitats of the Great Lakes Basin; "(2) analyzing historical fishery resource data for the Great Lakes Basin to identify the causes of past and continuing clines of the fishery resources and the impediments to restoring those resources; "(3) evaluating the adequacy, effectiveness, and consistency of current Great Lakes interagency fisheries management plans and Federal and State water quality programs, with respect to their effects on Great Lakes fishery resources; "(4) analyzing the impacts of, and management control alternatives for, recently introduced nonindigenous species, including the zebra mussel, the ruffe, and the spiny water flea in accordance with the Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990; 39-194O-91-13:QL3Part6