Great Lakes Fish And Wildlife Tissue Bank Act Law and Legal Definition

Great Lakes Fish And Wildlife Tissue Bank Act (“Act”) is a U.S. federal legislation that directs the Secretary of the Interior to establish a tissue bank and data base on Great Lakes fish and wildlife. The Secretary of the Interior will act through the Director of the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service. This Act was enacted in 1993. The provisions of the Act are codified at 16 USCS §§ 943 through 943c.

Pursuant to 16 USCS § 943, the Secretary has the responsibility of coordinating existing facilities for the storage, preparation, examination, and archiving of tissues from selected Great Lakes fish and wildlife, which shall be known as the "Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Tissue Bank".

The Act also provides necessary appropriation to carry out the provisions of the Act. According to 16 USCS § 943c, $ 250,000 for each of fiscal years 1993 and 1994 is appropriated to the Secretary to carry out the Act’s provisions.