Summary: S.1417 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.1417. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (05/09/2019)

Maritime Administration Authorization and Enhancement Act of 2019

This bill addresses (1) several aspects of the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD); (2) illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing (IUU fishing); and (3) maritime security.

Among other things, the bill

  • reauthorizes MARAD programs, including programs associated with maintaining the U.S. Merchant Marine;
  • promotes transparency and traceability in the seafood supply chain;
  • promotes the use of technology to combat IUU fishing;
  • establishes an interagency working group on maritime security, IUU fishing, and seafood fraud; and
  • establishes a sub-working group to address IUU fishing within the U.S. exclusive economic zone in the Gulf of Mexico.