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Introduced in House (03/17/2016)

Finding Innovative Lionfish Elimination Technologies Act of 2016 or the FILET Act of 2016

This bill directs the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to award competitive grants for colleges and universities to research lionfish and their impact on the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico ecosystems.

An educational institution must satisfy specific requirements to be eligible for a grant. Grants awarded must be used to develop innovative technologies that can detect, monitor, and help mitigate the spread of lionfish in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
03/17/2016 Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date
03/23/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans.
Action By: House Natural Resources
03/17/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/17/2016 Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Titles (3)

Short Titles:

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced:

FILET Act of 2016
Finding Innovative Lionfish Elimination Technologies Act of 2016

Official Titles:

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced:

To direct the Secretary of Commerce to award competitive grants to institutions of higher education to combat lionfish in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, through the Cooperative Science and Education Program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.


Subjects (10)

  • Aquatic ecology
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Education programs funding
  • Environmental assessment, monitoring, research
  • Fishes
  • Gulf of Mexico
  • Higher education
  • Marine and coastal resources, fisheries
  • Research administration and funding

Cosponsors (3)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Clawson, Curt [R-FL-19]* 03/17/2016
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] 03/21/2016
Rep. Diaz-Balart, Mario [R-FL-25] 04/13/2016

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Natural Resources03/17/2016 Referred to
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans03/23/2016 Referred to

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