S. 3812 (111th): Billfish Conservation Act of 2010

Sep 21, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
David Vitter
Senator from Louisiana
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Sep 21, 2010
3 pages
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This bill was introduced on September 21, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Sep 21, 2010
Referred to Committee Sep 21, 2010
Full Title

A bill to prohibit trade in billfish and for other purposes.


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1 cosponsors (1R) (show)

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Billfish Conservation Act of 2010 - Prohibits any person from offering billfish (except swordfish) or billfish products for sale, selling, importing, or exporting them, or having custody, control, or possession of them for purposes of offering them for sale, selling, importing, or exporting 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.
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.

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