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Congress 115
Bill Number HR4528
Original Sponsor Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9]
Bill Title To make technical amendments to certain marine fish conservation statutes, and for other purposes.
Policy Issue Ocean and Coastal Management
Description Summary

* This bill amends the Billfish Conservation Act of 2012 to limit the sale of billfish caught by U.S. fishing vessels.
* This bill requires billfish caught by U.S. vessels that land in Hawaii or Pacific Insular Areas to be retained for sale in those areas.

Date Introduced 12/01/2017
Actions 12/01/2017: Introduced in the House. Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources. 12/11/2017: Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans. 4/17/2018: Subcommittee hearings held.06/06/2018: Committee mark-up held. Ordered reported.06/26/2018: Report H. Rept. 115-775 submitted.06/25/2018: Passed the House. 06/26/2018: Received in the Senate.07/26/2018: Passed Senate. 08/02/2018: Became law P.L. 115-228
Date of Action 12/11/2017
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