H.R.2706 - Billfish Conservation Act of 2011

To prohibit the sale of billfish. view all titles (6)

All Bill Titles

  • Official: To prohibit the sale of billfish. as introduced.
  • Short: Billfish Conservation Act of 2011 as introduced.
  • Short: Billfish Conservation Act of 2012 as reported to house.
  • Short: Billfish Conservation Act of 2012 as passed house.
  • Short: Billfish Conservation Act of 2012 as passed senate.
  • Short: Billfish Conservation Act of 2012 as enacted.

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Introduced
 
House
Passed
 
Senate
Passed
 
President
Signed
 

 
07/29/11
 
09/10/12
 
09/22/12
 
10/05/12
 

Sponsor

Representative

Jeff Miller

R-FL

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Official Summary

Billfish Conservation Act of 2012 - Prohibits any person from offering billfish or billfish products for sale, selling them, or having custody, control, or possession of them for purposes of offering them for sale or selling them. Treats a violation of this Act as an act prohibited by the M

Official Summary

Billfish Conservation Act of 2012 - Prohibits any person from offering billfish or billfish products for sale, selling them, or having custody, control, or possession of them for purposes of offering them for sale or selling them. Treats a violation of this Act as an act prohibited by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Subjects a person to a maximum civil penalty of $100,000 for each violation, with each day of a continuing violation constituting a separate offense. Exempts billfish:
(1) caught by U.S. fishing vessels and landed in the state of Hawaii or the Pacific Insular Areas (PIAs); or
(2) landed by foreign fishing vessels in the PIAs when the foreign caught billfish is exported to non-U.S. markets or retained within Hawaii and the PIAs for local consumption. Defines \"billfish\" as any of the following:
(1) blue marlin,
(2) striped marlin,
(3) black marlin,
(4) sailfish,
(5) shortbill spearfish,
(6) white marlin,
(7) roundscale spearfish,
(8) Mediterranean spearfish, or
(9) longbill spearfish. Excludes swordfish from such definition.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.2706

  • National Coalition for Marine Conservation
  • Keep America Fishing

Organizations Opposing H.R.2706

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