Summary: H.R.3442 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (10/11/1989)

Amends the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to ban the importation into the United States of shrimp or shrimp products originating from nations which: (1) do not require the use of turtle excluder devices by their shrimp fishing vessels; (2) allow the taking of sea turtle eggs on their beaches; or (3) engage in other activities which adversely affect the ability of the sea turtle to survive or reproduce.

Requires the Secretary of Commerce to publish and periodically update a list of nations which engage in such activities.

Prescribes civil and criminal penalties for violations of this Act.