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note. PUBLIC LAW 101-627—NOV. 28, 1990 104 STAT. 4447 ation to new information offered at that time by interested members of the public. Interested parties shall have a reasonable opportunity to respond to new data or information before the Council takes final action on conservation and management measures.". (k) INTERIM MANAGEMENT OF HIGHLY MIGRATORY SPECIES FISH- 16 USC 1854 ERiES.—Notwithstanding the amendments made by subsections (a) and (g), any fishery management plan or amendment which— (1) addresses a highly migratory species fishery to which section 304(f)(3) of the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act (as amended by this Act) applies, (2) was prepared by one or more Regional Fishery Management Councils, and (3) was in force and effect on January 1, 1990, shall remain in force and effect until superseded by a fishery management plan prepared by the Secretary, and regulations implementing that plan. CONTENTS OF FISHERY MANAGEMENT PLANS SEC. 109. (a) REQUIRED DATA COLLECTION AND GEAR.— Section 303(a) of the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1853(a)) is amended— (1) in paragraph (1)(A) by inserting ", to prevent overfishing, and to protect, restore, and promote the long-term health and stability of the fishery" immediately before the semicolon at the end; (2) in paragraph (1)(C) by inserting "regulations implementing recommendations by international organizations in which the United States participates (including but not limited to closed areas, quotas, and size limits)," immediately after "this Act,"; (3) by amending paragraph (6) to read as follows: "(6) consider and provide for temporary adjustments, after consultation with the Coast Guard and persons utilizing the fishery, regarding access to the fishery for vessels otherwise prevented from harvesting because of weather or other ocean conditions affecting the safe conduct of the fishery; except that the adjustment shall not adversely affect conservation efforts in other fisheries or discriminate among participants in the af- fected fishery;"; (4) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (7) and inserting in lieu thereof a semicolon; and (5) by adding at the end the following new paragraphs: "(8) in the case of a fishery management plan that, after January 1, 1991, is submitted to the Secretary for review under section 304(a) (including any plan for which an amendment is submitted to the Secretary for such review) or is prepared by the Secretary, assess and specify the nature and extent of scientific data which is needed for effective implementation of the plan; and "(9) include a fishery impact statement for the plan or amendment (in the case of a plan or amendment thereto submitted to or prepared by the Secretary after October 1, 1990) which shall assess, specify, and describe the likely effects, if any, of the conservation and management measures on— "(A) participants in the fisheries affected by the plan or amendment; and