Text: H.R.1411 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/07/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1411


To continue in effect for the 2017 and 2018 fishing seasons certain fishing specifications for the summer flounder fishery, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 7, 2017

Mr. Pallone (for himself and Mr. LoBiondo) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources


A BILL

To continue in effect for the 2017 and 2018 fishing seasons certain fishing specifications for the summer flounder fishery, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Transparent Summer Flounder Quotas Act”.

SEC. 2. Continuation of fishing specifications for the summer flounder fishery.

(a) Limitation.—The final rule published by the National Marine Fisheries Service titled “Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fisheries; 2017–2018 Summer Flounder Specifications and Announcement of 2017 Summer Flounder and Black Sea Bass Commercial Accountability Measures” and published December 22, 2016 (81 Fed. Reg. 93842), shall not apply with respect to the summer flounder fishery.

(b) Continuation of previous specifications.—The specifications for summer flounder established in the rule titled “Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fisheries; 2016–2018 Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Specifications” and published December 28, 2015 (80 Fed. Reg. 80689), shall apply with respect to the summer flounder fishery until the date on which—

(1) a new summer flounder stock assessment is completed after the date of the enactment of this Act; and

(2) a new rule based on such stock assessment takes effect.

(c) Relationship to existing law.—Subsections (a) and (b)—

(1) shall apply notwithstanding section 302(h)(6) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1852(h)(6)); and

(2) shall not be construed to affect any other provision of such Act.


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