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PUBLIC LAW 101-627—NOV. 28, 1990 104 STAT. 4461 "SPECIES WORKING GROUPS "SEC. 4A. The United States Commissioners may establish species 16 USC 97lb-l. working groups for the purpose of providing advice and recommendations to the Commissioners and the advisory committee on matters relating to the conservation and management of any highly migratory species covered by the Convention. Any species working group shall consist of no more than seven members of the advisory committee and no more than four scientific or technical personnel, as considered necessary by the Commissioner.". REGULATIONS TO CARRY OUT COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS SEC. 206. (a) Section 6(c)(1) of the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act of 1975 (16 U.S.C. 971d(c)(l)) is amended by redesignating the existing text as subparagraph (A) and by adding at the end the following new subparagraphs: "(B) Not later than June 30, 1991, the Secretary shall promulgate Regulations, any additional regulations necessary to ensure that the United States is in full compliance with all recommendations made by the Commission that have been accepted by the United States and with other agreements under the Convention between the United States and any nation which is a party to the Convention. "(C) Regulations promulgated under this paragraph shall, to the extent practicable, be consistent with fishery management plans prepared and implemented under the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.).". (b) Section 6(c)(3) of the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act of 1975 (16 U.S.C. 971d(c)(3)) is amended— (1) in subparagraph (H) by striking "; and" and inserting in lieu thereof a semicolon; and (2) by striking subparagraph (I) and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "(I) require any commercial or recreational fisherman to obtain a permit from the Secretary and report the quantity of the catch of a regulated species; "(J) require that observers be carried aboard fishing vessels for the purpose of providing statistically reliable scientific data; and "(K) impose such other requirements and provide for such other measures as the Secretary may determine necessary to implement any recommendation of the Convention or to obtain scientific data necessary to accomplish the purpose of the Convention; except that no regulation promulgated under this section may have the effect of increasing or decreasing any allocation or quota of fish to the United States agreed to pursuant to a recommendation of the Commission.". RECOMMENDED COMMISSION ACTIONS REGARDING LARGE-SCALE DRIFTNET FISHING AND CONSERVATION OF ATLANTIC SWORDFISH SEC 207. Section 6(d) of the Altantic Tunas Convention Act of 1975 (16 U.S.C. 971d(d)) is amended to read as follows: "(d)(1) It is the sense of the Congress that the Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of State, should seek support for a recommendation by the Commission to ban large-scale driftnet fish-