S.396 - A bill to make technical amendments to certain marine fish conservation statutes, and for other purposes.115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Nelson, Bill [D-FL] (Introduced 02/15/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation | House - Natural Resources|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 115-160|
|Latest Action:||House - 10/04/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.396 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Passed Senate without amendment (10/02/2017)
(Sec. 1) This bill amends the Billfish Conservation Act of 2012 to limit the sale of billfish caught by U.S. fishing vessels.
Under current law, billfish that are caught by U.S. vessels and landed (unloaded onshore) in Hawaii or Pacific Insular Areas (American Samoa, Baker Island, Guam, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Island, the Northern Mariana Islands, Palmyra Atoll, and Wake Island) may be sold and exported to non-U.S. markets or transported to other U.S. markets.
This bill requires billfish caught by U.S. vessels and landed in Hawaii or Pacific Insular Areas to be retained for sale in those areas.