United States Code

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§ 6406.
National program
(a)
In general

Subject to the availability of appropriations, the Secretary may conduct activities to conserve coral reefs and coral reef ecosystems, that are consistent with this chapter, the National Marine Sanctuaries Act [16 U.S.C. 1431 et seq.], the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 [16 U.S.C. 1451 et seq.], the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act [16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.], the Endangered Species Act of 1973 [16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.], and the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 [16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.].

(b)
Authorized activities
Activities authorized under subsection (a) include—
(1)
mapping, monitoring, assessment, restoration, and scientific research that benefit the understanding, sustainable use, and long-term conservation of coral reefs and coral reef ecosystems;
(2)
enhancing public awareness, education, understanding, and appreciation of coral reefs and coral reef ecosystems;
(3)
providing assistance to States in removing abandoned fishing gear, marine debris, and abandoned vessels from coral reefs to conserve living marine resources; and
(4)
cooperative conservation and management of coral reefs and coral reef ecosystems with local, regional, or international programs and partners.
(Pub. L. 106–562, title II, § 207, Dec. 23, 2000, 114 Stat. 2804.)
cite as: 16 USC 6406