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Passed Senate without amendment (11/14/2007)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Declares that it is the sense of the Senate that the United States delegation to the 20th Regular Meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas should: (1) seek the adoption of a harvesting moratorium, including compliance mechanisms, on the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean bluefin tuna fishery of sufficient duration to begin stock recovery and allow implementation of a monitoring and control program when the moratorium ends; (2) seek to strengthen the conservation and management of such tuna; (3) reevaluate the implementation, effectiveness, and relevance of a specified recommendation of the Commission and seek detailed justification from Commission members that have failed to fully implement the recommendations; (4) pursue a review and assessment of compliance with conservation and management measures for the bluefin tuna fishery and other fisheries subject to Commission jurisdiction; (5) seek to address noncompliance including, as appropriate, by deducting a portion of a future quota for a party to compensate for that party exceeding its quota in prior years; and (6) pursue additional research on the relationship between the western Atlantic and eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean bluefin tuna stocks and the extent to which the populations intermingle.