104. Highly migratory species.

[MSFCMA section 102]


Summary:

This section replaces "promoting the objective of optimum utilization" with "shall promote the achievement of optimum yield."

Legislative history:

According to the Senate report, the old language was taken directly from article 64 of the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea. The new language modifies the section to make it consistent with the definitions used in the Magnuson-Stevens Act.

Issues:

The HMS procedures should be reviewed to see if they need to be revised accordingly.
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