EXECUTIVE
ORDER
EO 13474
Effective Date: October 01, 2008

Responsible Office: Office of Internal Controls and Management Systems
Subject: Amendments to Executive Order 12962

By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, and in order to conserve, restore, and enhance 
                aquatic systems to provide for increased recreational 
                fishing opportunities nationwide, it is hereby ordered 
                as follows:

                Section 1. Executive Order 12962 of June 7, 1995, is 
                hereby amended: (a) in the preamble, by striking ``and 
                the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act 
                (16 U.S.C 1801-1882)' and inserting before ``, and 
                other pertinent statutes,' the following:

                ``the National Marine Sanctuaries Act of 1972 (16 
                U.S.C. 1431 et seq.), the National Wildlife Refuge 
                System Administration Act of 1966 (16 U.S.C. 668dd-ee), 
                the National Park Service Organic Act (16 U.S.C. 1 et 
                seq.), the National Historic Preservation Act (16 
                U.S.C. 470 et seq.), Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et 
                seq.), the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
                Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), the Coastal 
                Zone Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1451 et seq.), the Outer 
                Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq.)'; 
                and

                    (b) by redesignating subsections (d) through (i) in 
                section 1 as subsections (e) through (j), respectively, 
                and inserting after subsection (c) the following new 
                subsection:
                    ``(d) ensuring that recreational fishing shall be 
                managed as a sustainable activity in national wildlife 
                refuges, national parks, national monuments, national 
                marine sanctuaries, marine protected areas, or any 
                other relevant conservation or management areas or 
                activities under any Federal authority, consistent with 
                applicable law;'.

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                Sec. 2. This order is not intended to, and does not, 
                create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, 
                enforceable at law or in equity, by any party against 
                the United States, its agencies, instrumentalities, or 
                entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any 
                other person.
                
                
                    President, George Bush

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    September 26, 2008
		

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