H.R.3535 - Shark Finning Prohibition Act106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Cunningham, Randy (Duke) [R-CA-51] (Introduced 01/27/2000)|
|Committees:||House - Resources | Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 106-650|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/07/2000 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
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Referred in Senate (06/07/2000)
[Congressional Bills 106th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 3535 Referred in Senate (RFS)] 106th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 3535 _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES June 7 (legislative day, June 6), 2000 Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce Science, and Transportation _______________________________________________________________________ AN ACT To amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to eliminate the wasteful and unsportsmanlike practice of shark finning. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Shark Finning Prohibition Act''. SEC. 2. PURPOSE. The purpose of this Act is to eliminate the wasteful and unsportsmanlike practice of shark finning and to reduce the high mortality levels associated with shark finning in waters of the United States. SEC. 3. PROHIBITION ON REMOVING SHARK FIN AND DISCARDING SHARK CARCASS AT SEA. Section 307 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1857) is amended-- (1) in subparagraph (N) by striking ``or'' after the semicolon at the end; (2) in subparagraph (O) by striking the period and inserting ``; or''; and (3) by adding at the end the following: ``(P)(i) to remove any of the fins of a shark (including the tail) and discard the carcass of the shark at sea; ``(ii) to have custody, control, or possession of any such fin aboard a fishing vessel without the corresponding carcass; or ``(iii) to land any such fin without the corresponding carcass;''. Passed the House of Representatives June 6, 2000. Attest: Clerk.