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PUBLIC LAW 102-130—OCT, 17, 1991 105 STAT. 627 "(a) CONDUCT AND SCOPE OF STUDIES.—The Secretary shall cooperate with States and other non-Federal interests in conducting scientific studies of the anadromous stocks of Atlantic striped bass. These studies shall include, but not be limited to— "(1) estimates of recruitment, spawning potential, mortality rates, stock composition of coastal fisheries, and other population parameters; "(2) investigations of factors affecting abundance of striped bass, including analyses of the extent and causes of mortality at successive life stages; and "(3) monitoring population abundance and age and sex composition of striped bass stocks on fishery-dependent and fishery- independent data.", (b) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.— Section 7(d) of the Anadromous Fish Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 757g(d)) is amended— (1) by striking "1988, 1989, 1990, and 1991." and inserting "1991, 1992, 1993, and 1994. "; and (2) by striking the third sentence. SEC. 4. FISHERY MANAGEMENT PLAN ON STRIPED BASS. Section 6 of the Act entitled "An Act to authorize appropriations to carry out the Atlantic Striped Bass Conservation Act for fiscal years 1989 through 1991, and for other purposes", approved November 3, 1988 (Public Law 100-589), is amended— 16 USC 1851 (1) by striking subsection (c); ^°^- (2) in subsection (d) by striking "or (c)"; and (3) by striking subsection (f). Approved October 17, 1991. i LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 2387: HOUSE REPORTS: No. 102-144 (Comm. on Merchant Marine and Fisheries). SENATE REPORTS: No. 102-145 (Comm. on Commerce, Science, and Transportation). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 137 (1991): July 9, considered and passed House. Oct. 2, considered and passed Senate.