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Coral Reef Sustainability Through Innovation Act of 2016

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A bill to authorize Federal agencies to establish prize competitions for innovation or adaptation management development relating to coral reef ecosystems and for other purposes.

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03/17/2016Introduced in Senate

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03/17/2016Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
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Cosponsors (5)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]* 03/17/2016
Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]* 03/17/2016
Sen. Carper, Thomas R. [D-DE]* 03/17/2016
Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR]* 03/17/2016
Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE] 04/04/2016

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Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation03/17/2016 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (03/17/2016)

Coral Reef Sustainability Through Innovation Act of 2016

This bill amends the Coral Reef Conservation Act to authorize the 12 federal agencies on the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force, which includes the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to carry out, either individually or cooperatively, prize competitions that promote coral reef research and conservation. The prize competitions should be designed to help the United States achieve its goal of developing new and effective ways to advance the understanding, monitoring, and sustainability of coral reef ecosystems.

Priority is given to establish programs that address communities, environments, or industries that are in distress due to the decline or degradation of coral reef ecosystems.