S.793 - Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ] (Introduced 03/30/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/18/2017 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.793 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/30/2017)
Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act of 2017
This bill makes it illegal to possess, buy, sell, or transport shark fins or any product containing shark fins. A person may possess a shark fin that was lawfully taken consistent with a license or permit under certain circumstances.
Penalties are imposed for violations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. The maximum civil penalty for each violation shall be $100,000, or the fair market value of the shark fins involved, whichever is greater.