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S.3424 - Billfish Conservation Act of 2012
A bill to prohibit the sale of billfish.
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
(2) Billfish population declines are largely attributable to overfishing by non-United States commercial fishing fleets that harvest billfish as bycatch while targeting other species.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 3. STATEMENT OF CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY.
SEC. 4. PROHIBITION ON SALE OF BILLFISH.
(a) Prohibition- No person shall offer for sale, sell, or have custody, control, or possession of for purposes of offering for sale or selling billfish or products containing billfish.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(b) Penalty- For purposes of section 308(a) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (
(B) landed by foreign vessels in the Pacific Insular Areas if the foreign caught billfish is exported to markets outside the United States or retained within the Pacific Insular Area for local consumption.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(2) PACIFIC INSULAR AREA DEFINED- In this subsection, the term ‘Pacific Insular Area’ has the meaning given that term in section 3 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (