Summary: S.2346 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.2346. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (07/30/2019)

Fishery Failures: Urgently Needed Disaster Declarations Act

This bill revises the review process for making fishery resource disaster determinations.

Among other things, the bill

  • maintains the authority of the Department of Commerce to determine the existence of a fishery disaster;
  • sets forth requirements for initiating a request for a fishery resource disaster review;
  • provides a 120-day time frame for Commerce to evaluate a request, beginning either upon receipt or at the close of the fishery season, if the fishery season closes;
  • establishes criteria for Commerce to use when making a determination about whether a fishery resource disaster has occurred; and
  • lists eligible uses of fishery disaster relief funds, including for habitat conservation and restoration that reduce adverse impacts to a fishery.