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|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 115-388|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 11/27/2018 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 675. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.793 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (11/27/2018)
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, except for certain dogfish 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.