AQUACULTURE

AQUACULTURE

AQUACULTURE

Bills and resolutions

Agriculture: modify and improve environmental regulations and requirements for agriculture and agricultural producers (see S. 2663), S2120 [12AP]

Dept. of Transportation: treat shippers of all types of fish and aquaculture equally relative to exemptions from certain hours of service requirements (see S. 2623), S1948 [22MR]

EPA: prohibit sewage dumping into the Great Lakes (see H.R. 6967), H9404 [28SE]

FAA: support aircraft pilot workforce development, reform pilot examiner regulations, review medical certificate processes, mitigate spread of aquatic invasive species by air, and protect volunteer pilots (see S. 3270), S5360 [25JY]

Inter-Agency Task Force on Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia: develop plan for reducing, mitigating, and controlling harmful algal blooms and hypoxia in south Florida (see S. 3374), S5931 [23AU]

NOAA: establish a regulatory system for marine aquaculture in U.S. waters (see S. 3138), S4410 [26JN] (see H.R. 6966), H9404 [28SE]

——— establish an Ocean Acidification Advisory Board to study impacts of ocean acidification (see H.R. 6267), H5974 [28JN]

Occupational safety and health: limit recovery for certain injuries incurred by workers in shellfish aquaculture activities if State workers’ compensation is available (see H.R. 5061), H1212 [15FE]

Renewable energy: provide support for production of algae (see H.R. 5373), H1754 [21MR]

Taxation: provide tax relief to small businesses in areas affected by toxic algal blooms (see S. 3206), S4950 [12JY]

Territories: authorize management of Federal submerged lands off of territories for offshore energy, establish offshore wind lease sale requirements, and provide dedicated funding for coral reef conservation (see H.R. 6665), H7750 [10AU]

Tropical Forest Conservation Act: reauthorize (see H.R. 6982), H9405 [28SE]

U.S. Coral Reef Task Force: anniversary (see S. Res. 544), S3760 [12JN]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: enact as law certain regulations relative to the taking of double-crested cormorants to reduce depredation at aquaculture facilities and protect public resources (see H.R. 6302), H5986 [3JY]

Letters

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service exemption of sea urchins and sea cucumbers from certain inspections prior to export: Representative Rob Bishop, Committee on Natural Resources (House), H753 [5FE]

——— Representative Royce, Committee on Foreign Affairs (House), H753 [5FE]

Remarks in House

Corps of Engineers: Aquatic Nuisance Species Research Program funding, H4956 [7JN]

——— clarify Federal/non-Federal cost share of, require approval before constructing additional technologies at, and expedite completion of, Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study Brandon Road Study, H4828, H4829 [6JN]

——— require completion of Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study Brandon Road Study by certain date, H4831, H4832 [6JN]

NOAA: encourage elimination of lionfish from U.S. waters by allowing individuals to exchange lionfish for additional tags authorizing fishing for certain species, H6096 [11JY]

Territories: authorize management of Federal submerged lands off of territories for offshore energy, establish offshore wind lease sale requirements, and provide dedicated funding for coral reef conservation (H.R. 6665), E1137 [10AU]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: exempt sea urchins and sea cucumbers from certain inspections prior to export (H.R. 2504), H753–H755 [5FE]

Remarks in Senate

Climate: impact of climate change on fishing industry, S1675 [13MR], S5052–S5056 [18JY]

——— impact of climate change on Great Barrier Reef, S2542 [8MY]

——— impact of climate change on public health, S2252 [18AP]

——— impact of clmiate change on oxygen levels in oceans, S494 [24JA]

U.S. Coral Reef Task Force: anniversary (S. Res. 544), S3861 [12JN]

Reports filed

Cormorant Relief Act: Committee on Natural Resources (House) (H.R. 6302) (H. Rept. 115–994), H9442 [23OC]

Tropical Forest Conservation Act Reauthorization: Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate) (S. 1023), S5455 [30JY]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Exemption of Sea Urchins and Sea Cucumbers From Certain Inspections Prior to Export: Committee on Natural Resources (House) (H.R. 2504) (H. Rept. 115–506), H131 [10JA]

Texts of

H.R. 2504, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service exemption of sea urchins and sea cucumbers from certain inspections prior to export, H753 [5FE]

S. Res. 544. U.S. Coral Reef Task Force anniversary, S3764 [12JN]