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115th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                 S. 396


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            October 3, 2017

             Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

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                                 AN ACT


 
   To make technical amendments to certain marine fish conservation 
                   statutes, 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. BILLFISH CONSERVATION ACT OF 2012.

    Section 4(c)(1) of the Billfish Conservation Act of 2012 (16 U.S.C. 
1827a(c)(1)) is amended by inserting ``and retained'' after ``landed''.

SEC. 2. SHARK CONSERVATION ACT OF 2010.

    The Act entitled ``An Act to amend the High Seas Driftnet Fishing 
Moratorium Protection Act and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation 
and Management Act to improve the conservation of sharks'', approved 
January 4, 2011 (Public Law 111-348; 124 Stat. 3668), is amended--
            (1) by striking section 104 and inserting the following:

``SEC. 104. RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.

    ``Nothing in this title or the amendments made by this title shall 
be construed as affecting, altering, or diminishing in any way the 
authority of the Secretary of Commerce to establish such conservation 
and management measures as the Secretary considers necessary and 
appropriate under sections 302(a)(3) and 304(g) of the Magnuson-Stevens 
Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1852(a)(3), 
1854(g)).''; and
            (2) in section 1, by striking the item relating to section 
        104 and inserting the following:

``Sec. 104. Rule of construction.''.

            Passed the Senate October 2, 2017.

            Attest:

                                                JULIE E. ADAMS,

                                                             Secretary.