Senate Bill 1520
115th Congress(2017-2018)
Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018
Became Law
Amendments
Became Law
Became Public Law 115-405 on Dec 31, 2018
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jul 10, 2017
Latest Action
Dec 31, 2018
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
1520
Congress
115
Policy Area
Public Lands and Natural Resources
Public Lands and Natural Resources
Primary focus of measure is natural areas (including wilderness); lands under government jurisdiction; land use practices and policies; parks, monuments, and historic sites; fisheries and marine resources; mining and minerals. Measures concerning energy supplies and production may fall under Energy policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Mississippi
Mississippi
Indiana
Louisiana
Louisiana
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Alabama
Missouri
Nebraska
New Jersey
New Jersey
Oklahoma
West Virginia
Passed
December 17, 2018
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
Summary

Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017

This bill requires the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)to enter into an arrangement with the National Academy of Sciences to conduct a study of the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico mixed-use fisheries.

The bill authorizes a regional fishery management council to use alternative fishery management measures in developing a fishery management plan for a recreational fishery or the recreational component of a mixed-use fishery.

The bill establishes a temporary moratorium on any new limited access privilege programs (programs whereby limited access privileges to harvest a portion of the total allowable catch in a fishery are issued by federal permit) in mixed-use fisheries under the jurisdiction of the South Atlantic or Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Councils.Additionally, the bill establishes exemptions from annual catch limit requirements for certain fisheries.

NOAA must follow certain guidelines before issuing a new exempted fishing permit.

NOAA must develop a report on facilitating greater incorporation of data, analysis, stock assessments, and surveys from state agencies and nongovernmental sources into fisheries management decisions.NOAA must also establish partnerships with states and make grants to improve recreational fisheries data collection.

Text (4)
Amendments (1)
Dec 17, 2018
Agreed to in Senate
2
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 4115
In the nature of a substitute.
Agreed To
Public Record
Created
Jul 11, 2017 12:26:35 AM
Updated
May 4, 2021 5:04:47 AM