Ocean Science Legislation 2018-12-07T16:08:00+00:00

Ocean Science Legislation

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Bill NumberHR4528
Original SponsorRep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9]
Bill TitleTo make technical amendments to certain marine fish conservation statutes, and for other purposes.
Policy IssueOcean 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 Introduced12/1/2017
Actions12/01/2017: Introduced in the House. Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources. <br /> 12/11/2017: Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans. <br /> 04/17/2018: Subcommittee hearings held.<br /> 06/06/2018: Committee mark-up held. Ordered reported.<br /> 06/26/2018: Report H. Rept. 115-775 submitted.<br /> 06/25/2018: Passed the House. <br /> 06/26/2018: Received in the Senate.<br /> 07/26/2018: Passed Senate. <br /> 08/02/2018: Became law P.L. 115-228
Date of Action12/11/2017
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