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104 STAT. 4444 PUBLIC LAW 101-627—NOV. 28, 1990 (b) CONFORMING AMENDMENT. —The entry for section 206 in the table of contents in the first section of the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act is amended to read as follows: "Sec. 206. Large-scale driftnet fishing.". REGIONAL COUNCILS SEC. 108. (a) AUTHORITY OVER CERTAIN FISHERIES. —Section 302(a) of the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1852(a)) is amended by inserting "(except as provided in section 304(f)(3))" immediately before the period at the end of the first sentence in each of paragraphs (1) through (5). (b) MEMBERS' QUALIFICATIONS.— Paragraph (2) of section 3020?) of the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1852(b)) is amended to read as follows: "(2)(A) The members of each Council required to be appointed by the Secretary must be individuals who, by reason of their occupational or other experience, scientific expertise, or training, are knowledgeable regarding the conservation and management, or the commercial or recreational harvest, of the fishery resources of the Regulations. geographical area concerned. Within nine months after the date of enactment of the Fishery Conservation Amendments of 1990, the Secretary shall, by regulation, prescribe criteria for determining whether an individual satisfies the requirements of this subparagraph. "(B) The Secretary, in making appointments under this section, shall, to the extent practicable, ensure a fair and balanced apportionment, on a rotating or other basis, of the active participants (or their representatives) in the commercial and recreational fisheries Reports. under the jurisdiction of the Council. On January 31, 1991, and each year thereafter, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries of the House of Representatives a report on the actions taken by the Secretary to ensure that such fair and balanced apportionment is achieved. The report shall— "(i) list the fisheries under the jurisdiction of each Council, outlining for each fishery the type and quantity of fish harvested, fishing and processing methods employed, the number of participants, the duration and range of the fishery, and other distinguishing characteristics; "(ii) assess the membership of each Council in terms of the apportionment of the active participants in each such fishery; , and "(iii) state the Secretary's plans and schedule for actions to achieve a fair and balanced apportionment on the Council for the active participants in any such fishery. "(C) The Secretary shall appoint the members of each Council from a list of individuals submitted by the Governor of each applicable constituent State. A Governor may not submit the names of individuals to the Secretary for appointment unless the Governor has determined that each such individual is qualified under the requirements of subparagraph (A) and unless the Governor has, to the extent practicable, first consulted with representatives of the commercial and recreational fishing interests of the State regarding those individuals. Each such list shall include the names and pertinent biographical data of not less than three individuals for each