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Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Conservation Act of 2001

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Official Title as Introduced

To provide for the conservation and rebuilding of overfished stocks of Atlantic highly migratory species of fish, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
04/03/2001Introduced in House

All Actions (6)

Date
08/02/2001Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife, and Oceans
04/23/2001Executive Comment Requested from Commerce.
04/23/2001Referred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans.
Action By: Committee on Resources
04/05/2001Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E581)
Action By: House of Representatives
04/03/2001Referred to the House Committee on Resources.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/03/2001Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Resources04/03/2001 Referred to
House Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife, and Oceans04/23/2001 Referred to
08/02/2001 Hearings by

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Introduced in House (04/03/2001)

Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Conservation Act of 2001 - Prohibits, for specified periods annually, pelagic longline fishing in the Gulf of Mexico Conservation Zone for Highly Migratory Species, the Northern Mid-Atlantic Conservation Zone for Highly Migratory Species, and the Southern Mid-Atlantic Conservation Zone for Highly Migratory Species. Describes such zones.

Establishes under the National Marine Fisheries Service a pelagic longline fishing vessel capacity reduction program.

Directs the Secretary to conduct a voluntary Pelagic Longline Vessel Permit Holder Compensation Program, under which vessels prohibited from engaging in such commercial fishing are compensated for fish catch losses.

Requires the revocation of all commercial fishing permits or licenses held by those accepting payments under this Act, prohibiting such vessels from being used anywhere in the world for commercial fishing. Permits the transfer of a permit if the Secretary determines that the permit will not be used for pelagic longline fishing. Sets forth penalties for violators.

Establishes within the National Marine Fisheries Service at the Southeast Fisheries Science Center a Pelagic Longline Billfish Bycatch and Mortality Reduction Research Program to identify and test a variety of fishing gear configurations and uses for reducing highly migratory species mortality and sea turtle mortality in the exclusive economic zone of the United States in the Atlantic Ocean.

Provides for the reallocation to the United States commercial swordfish hand gear fishing fleet the portion of total allowable catch of swordfish by the United States pelagic longline fishing fleet that was attributable to vessels that were authorized to engage in fishing under revoked permits and licenses.

Prohibits any pelagic longline vessel from operating within the Atlantic Ocean highly migratory species fishery without an approved vessel monitoring device.