H.R.1218 - American Fisheries Advisory Committee Act116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] (Introduced 02/13/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Natural Resources|
|Committee Meetings:||09/18/19 10:00AM 05/08/19 10:00AM|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 116-428|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/04/2020 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 342. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1218 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Reported to House (06/04/2020)
American Fisheries Advisory Committee Act
This bill directs the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to establish the American Fisheries Advisory Committee to advise on an existing grant program to address the needs of fishing communities, optimize economic benefits by building and maintaining sustainable fisheries, and increase opportunities to keep working waterfronts viable.
NOAA must establish six regions within the committee. The committee must consist of members chosen regionally and across sectors of the fishing industry. Additionally, the committee must (1) identify the needs of the fishing community, (2) develop request for proposals for the grant program, (3) review grant applications, and (4) provide NOAA with grant applications for approval.