Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 200 - Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act

Summaries Derived from Information Provided by Sponsors

Listed in Alphabetical Order

June 25, 2018 7:11 PM

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Carbajal (CA)


Provides funding for stock assessments to ensure effective and efficient fisheries management.

Courtney (CT), Zeldin (NY)


Creates an industry-based pilot trawl survey for the New England and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council regions.

Frankel (FL), Webster (FL)


REVISED Waives compensatory mitigation requirements for maintenance dredging projects in certain inland waterways, inlets, or harbors

Gaetz (FL)


LATE Rewards the elimination of lionfish from United States waters by allowing individuals to exchange lionfish for tags authorizing fishing for certain species in addition to the number of such species otherwise authorized to be taken by such individuals.

Graves, Garret (LA)


LATE REVISED Requires the Comptroller General to submit a report to Congress on resource rent of LAPPs in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils, ways to the Treasury can reclaim that resource rent, and ways to eliminate fiduciary conflicts of interest in the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Councils.

Grijalva (AZ)


Prohibits offshore drilling in any essential fish habitat off the Pacific or Atlantic coast of the U.S. until 2022.

Grijalva (AZ)


Directs $25 million toward fisheries stock assessments above 2018 enacted budget authority.

Grijalva (AZ)


Requires the Secretary to establish an accountable process to ensure that the councils undertake meaningful and timely consultation with tribes.

Huffman (CA)


SUBSTITUTE REVISED Strengthens fishing communities through improving science, increasing flexibility, and modernizing fisheries management.

Huffman (CA)


Refinances loans in the Pacific Coast groundfish buyback program.

Huffman (CA)


Prevents the Secretary of Commerce from exceeding his authority under the Magnuson Stevens Act and to prevent unnecessary harm to fish stocks, fishermen, and coastal communities.

Huffman (CA), Hastings, Alcee (FL)


Ensures that rebuilding plans are successful in rebuilding overfished fish stocks.

Keating (MA)


Directs the Secretary to use funds collected from penalties and fines for monitoring in addition to traditional enforcement activities.

Keating (MA)


Directs the Secretary to submit a plan to establish fully operational electronic monitoring and reporting procedures for the Northeast Multispecies Fishery.

Kildee (MI)


Allows for aquaculture operations in Wild and Scenic Rivers and its tributaries if the aquaculture operation does not contribute pollution to the Wild and Scenic River.

Kildee (MI)


Bans aquaculture in the Great Lakes.

Langevin (RI), Cicilline (RI)


Provides voting representation for Rhode Island on the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC).

Moulton (MA), Pingree (ME), Keating (MA), Lynch (MA)


Ensures that at the discretion of the Secretary or at the request of the Governor of an affected State or a fishing community, the Secretary shall determine whether there is a commercial fishery failure due to a fishery resource disaster as a result of tariffs imposed by the United States or other countries on seafood exports or materials necessary for the economic viability of the fishery.

Pingree (ME), Keating (MA), Moulton (MA), Lynch (MA)


REVISED Requires each Council to revise its list of approved current fisheries to ensure only active fisheries or new fisheries intended for review and once the determination has been made to include a new fishery on the list, directs Councils to prepare a fishery management plan for the fishery.

Poliquin (ME)


Requires NOAA to conduct a study on all fees it charges the lobster industry and report those findings to Congress.

Poliquin (ME)


REVISED Exempts Green Sea Urchins (Strongylocentrotus Droebachiensis) and Orange-Footed Sea Cucumbers (Cucumaria Frondosa) from U.S. Fish and Wildlife export inspections.

Quigley (IL), Kaptur (OH), Upton (MI), Huizenga (MI), Joyce (OH)


Adds the text of the bipartisan HR 1580, the Great Lakes Fishery Research Authorization Act, to the underlying bill, which authorizes the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to conduct critical monitoring, scientific assessments, and research in support of fisheries within the Great Lakes Basin between the United States and Canada.

Royce (CA), Sablan (MP)


LATE Incorporates H.R. 1456, the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act, which prohibits the possession, purchase, or sale of shark fins in the United States.

Vargas (CA)


LATE Provides for projects to support fisheries research and management along the California-Mexico border.

Webster (FL)


Establishes a certification process to ensure foreign nations engaging in shark trade into or through the U.S. conserve and manage shark populations in a manner comparable to regulatory programs in the U.S. and that effectively prohibits shark finning.

Young, Don (AK), Graves, Garret (LA)


MANAGER’S AMENDMENT REVISED Strikes sections 302(c) and 307, and modifies sections 205, 207, 304, 306, 406, and 408. The amendment also includes a new section regarding voting procedures for the Western Alaska Community Development Quota Program’s administrative panel.

Zeldin (NY)


Lifts the ban on striped bass fishing in the Block Island transit zone between Montauk, NY and Block Island, RI.