Summary: H.R.3498 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to House with amendment(s) (08/04/1998)

Dungeness Crab Conservation and Management Act - Authorizes each of the States of Washington, Oregon, and California to adopt and enforce laws and regulations governing fishing and processing in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) adjacent to that State in any Dungeness crab fishery for which there is no management plan in effect under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Prohibits harvesting or processing Dungeness crab in the EEZ adjacent to those States except as authorized by a permit issued by any of those States or under certain tribal rights. Removes related interim authority provisions of the Sustainable Fisheries Act.