H.R. 4634 (111th): Transparency in Job Loss from Fishery Closures Act of 2010

Feb 22, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Henry Brown Jr.
Representative for South Carolina's 1st congressional district
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Last Updated
Feb 22, 2010
4 pages

This bill was introduced on February 22, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Feb 22, 2010
Referred to Committee Feb 22, 2010
Full Title

To limit the authority of the Secretary of Commerce to implement certain fishery closures unless the Secretary certifies that closure is the only option available for maintaining a fishery at a sustainable level, and for other purposes.


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7 cosponsors (5R, 2D) (show)

House Natural Resources

Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs

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Transparency in Job Loss from Fishery Closures Act of 2010 - Prohibits the Secretary of Commerce from implementing a closure of a fishery pursuant to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act that would have a direct or indirect effect of at least $50,000 on each of more than 25 small businesses that do business related to the recreational, charter, or commercial fishing industries involved in the fishery being closed, unless the Secretary has certified that:
(1) the closure is the only option available for maintaining the fishery at a sustainable level;
(2) the stock assessment of the fishery has been updated and peer reviewed within the preceding three years; and
(3) such assessment was developed using at least two models that were subjected to outside peer review.
Requires the Secretary to review, in order to meet such requirements, any fishery closure for which notice was published within 12 months prior to the date of enactment of this Act, and to include in such review the effects of the closure on coastal communities.
Directs the Secretary to report to Congress on fishery closures established within five years prior to the enactment of this Act.

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