H.R.4787 - FILET Act of 2016114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Curbelo, Carlos [R-FL-26] (Introduced 03/17/2016)|
|Committees:||House - Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/23/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4787 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
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.