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Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act of 2017

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to prohibit sale of shark fins, and for other purposes.

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03/30/2017 Introduced in Senate

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05/18/2017 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Action By: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
03/30/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Action By: Senate

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Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation03/30/2017 Referred to
05/18/2017 Markup by

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Subjects (6)

  • Animal protection and human-animal relationships
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Fishes
  • Marine and coastal resources, fisheries
  • Wildlife conservation and habitat protection

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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.