A bill to extend a Great Society-vintage commercial and sport fishery program that President Reagan wants to terminate has been passed by the House and sent to the Senate on a vote of 268 for and 133 against.
The measure (HR 1025) extends the Anadromous Fish Conservation Act for three years, through fiscal 1988, at a cost of $7.5 million annually. Anadromous fish, Rep. Walter Jones (D-N.C.) said, "are fish that migrate from the ocean to fresh water to spawn," such as salmon, striped bass and shad.
Enacted in 1965, the law pays at least half the cost of a variety of federal-state programs aimed chiefly at increasing the stocks of spawning fish.
How They Voted Yea Nay No vote Rep. Anderson (D) x Rep. Dornan (D) x Rep. Lungren (R) x
By a vote of 252 for and 149 against, the House failed to achieve the two-thirds majority needed to pass a bill (HR 1028) to fund research at the nation's several dozen fisheries.