H.R.622 - Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Convention Act of 1995104th Congress (1995-1996)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Studds, Gerry E. [D-MA-10] (Introduced 01/20/1995)|
|Committees:||House - Resources | Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 104-41|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/29/1995 Received in the Senate and read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.622 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)
Passed House amended (03/28/1995)
Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Convention Act of 1995 - Provides for the implementation of the Convention on Future Multilateral Cooperation in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries, including regarding: (1) appointment of U.S. representatives and alternate representatives as Commissioners and on the Scientific Council; (2) handling of requests for scientific advice; (3) the authorities of the Secretary of State; and (4) cooperation between various agencies, the States, private institutions, and organizations.
Makes certain actions unlawful, including: (1) violating any regulation issued under this Act or any measure legally binding on the United States under the Convention; (2) resisting, impeding, intimidating, or interfering with certain actions; and (3) transporting, selling, or possessing fish taken in violation of these provisions. Provides for: (1) civil and criminal penalties, permit sanctions, and forfeiture of vessels, cargo, and fish; (2) enforcement by the Coast Guard; and (3) U.S. district court exclusive jurisdiction.
Directs the Secretaries of State and Commerce to jointly establish a consultative committee on issues related to the Convention.