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PUBLIC LAW 101-627—NOV. 28, 1990 104 STAT. 4449 "(f) RESTRICTION ON USE OF CERTAIN DATA.— The Secretary shall Regulations, promulgate regulations to restrict the use, in civil enforcement or criminal proceedings under this Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), or the Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), of information collected by voluntary fishery data collectors, including sea samplers, while aboard any vessel for conservation and management purposes if the presence of such a fishery data collector aboard is not required by any of such Acts or regulations thereunder.". ACTION BY SECRETARY ON FISHERY MANAGEMENT PLANS SEC. 110. (a) FISHERIES RESEARCH. —Subsection (e) of section 304 of the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1854) is amended to read as follows: "(e) FISHERIES RESEARCH. —(1) Within one year after the date of enactment of the Fishery Conservation Amendments of 1990, and at least every three years thereafter, the Secretary shall develop and publish in the Federal Register a strategic plan for fisheries research for the five years immediately following such publication. The plan shall— "(A) identify and describe a comprehensive program with a limited number of priority objectives for research in each of the areas specified in paragraph (2); "(B) indicate the goals and timetables for the program described in subparagraph (A); and "(C) provide a role for affected commercial fishermen in such research, including involvement in field testing. "(2) The areas of research referred to in paragraph (1) are as follows: "(A) Research to support fishery conservation and management, including research on the economics of fisheries and biological research concerning the interdependence of fisheries or stocks offish, the impact of pollution on fish populations, the impact of wetland and estuarine degradation, and other matters bearing upon the abundance and availability of fish. "(B) Conservation engineering research, including the study of fish behavior and the development and testing of new gear technology and fishing techniques to minimize the harvest of nontarget species and promote efficient harvest of target species. "(C) Information management research, including the development of a fishery information base and an information management system that will permit the full use of data in the support of effective fishery conservation and management. "(3) In developing the plan required under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall consult with relevant Federal agencies, scientific and technical experts, and other interested persons, public and private, and shall publish a proposed plan in the Federal Register for the purpose of receiving public comment on the plan. The Secretary shall ensure that affected commercial fishermen are actively involved in the development of the portion of the plan pertaining to conservation engineering research. Upon final publication in the Federal Register, the plan shall be submitted by the Secretary to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries of the House of Representatives.". Federal Register, publication. Federal Register, publication.