H.R.737 - Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [D-MP-At Large] (Introduced 01/23/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Natural Resources | Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Committee Meetings:||09/18/19 10:00AM|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 116-273|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 11/21/2019 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
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Summary: H.R.737 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Passed House (11/20/2019)
Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2019
This bill addresses the sale of shark fins and the inclusion of rays and skates in the Seafood Traceability Program. (The Seafood Traceability Program has data reporting and recordkeeping requirements at the time of entry for imported fish or fish products entered into U.S. commerce.)
The bill makes it illegal to possess, buy, or sell 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 Department of Commerce must revise its regulations to include rays and skates as species that are subject to the Seafood Traceability Program.