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Titles (4)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act

Short Titles as Introduced for portions of this bill
  • REFI Pacific Act
  • Revitalizing the Economy of Fisheries in the Pacific Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide flexibility for fishery managers and stability for fishermen, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (2)

Date
12/22/2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-711.
05/23/2014 Introduced in House

All Actions (6)

Date
12/22/2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-711.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
12/22/2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 542.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/29/2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 24 - 17.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
05/29/2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
05/23/2014 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/23/2014 Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (0)

No cosponsors.


Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Natural Resources05/23/2014 Referred to
05/29/2014 Markup by
12/22/2014 Reported by H. Rept. 113-711

Related Bills (2)

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Subjects (25)

  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Business records
  • Congressional oversight
  • Department of Commerce
  • Disaster relief and insurance
  • Economic performance and conditions
  • Endangered and threatened species
  • Environmental assessment, monitoring, research
  • Fishes
  • Government information and archives
  • Government lending and loan guarantees
  • Gulf of Mexico
  • Hunting and fishing
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • International law and treaties
  • Marine and coastal resources, fisheries
  • Marine pollution
  • Oil and gas
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Public participation and lobbying
  • State and local government operations
  • Trade secrets and economic espionage
  • User charges and fees

Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (05/23/2014)

Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act - Revises and reauthorizes through FY2018 the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA).

Revises requirements for fishery management plans for overfished fisheries.

Modifies annual catch limit requirements, including by authorizing Regional Fishery Management Councils to consider changes in an ecosystem and the economic needs of the fishing communities when establishing the limits.

Replaces the term “overfished” with “depleted” throughout the MSA to distinguish between fish that are depleted due to fishing and those that are depleted for other reasons.

Requires fishery management plans to include a fishery impact statement to assess, specify, and analyze the likely effects and impacts of the proposed action on the quality of the human environment.

Requires the Secretary of Commerce to issue regulations governing the use of electronic monitoring of fisheries. Authorizes the Secretary to obligate amounts received as fisheries enforcement penalties for collecting information on data-poor fisheries.

Requires the Secretary to publish within a year a plan for implementing the Cooperative Research and Management Program.

Extends the offshore jurisdiction of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama from three miles to nine miles for the recreational management of red snapper.

Specifies the role of the MSA in relationship to certain environmental laws.

Revitalizing the Economy of Fisheries in the Pacific Act or the REFI Pacific Act - Directs the Secretary of Commerce to issue a loan to refinance the existing debt obligation funding the fishing capacity reduction program for the West Coast groundfish fishery implemented under the Department of Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2003.