H.R. 6096 (112th): Atlantic Fisheries Statutes Reauthorization Act of 2012

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Jul 10, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6096

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 10, 2012

(for himself and Mr. Pallone) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources

A BILL

To reauthorize various Acts relating to Atlantic Ocean marine fisheries.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Atlantic Fisheries Statutes Reauthorization Act of 2012.

2.

Anadromous Fish Conservation Act Reauthorization

(a)

Authorization of appropriations

Section 4 of the Anadromous Fish Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 757(d)) is amended to read as follows:

4.

Authorization of appropriations

There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out the purposes of this Act not to exceed $4,500,000 for each of fiscal years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

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(b)

Stock structure of Atlantic sturgeon distinct population segments

The Secretary of Commerce, acting through the National Marine Fisheries Service, shall by not later than September 30, 2013, use appropriated funds to—

(1)

conduct a comprehensive survey and stock assessment, cooperative research program, and analyses of genetic samples to determine the stock structure of Atlantic sturgeon distinct population segments along the United States Atlantic Coast;

(2)

report the results of such actions to the appropriate committees of jurisdiction of the Congress; and

(3)

use such results to inform the Atlantic sturgeon biological opinion and to specify reasonable and prudent alternatives and measures.

3.

Atlantic Striped Bass Conservation Act Reauthorization

(a)

Authorization of appropriations

Section 7(a) of the Atlantic Striped Bass Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 5156(a)) is amended to read as follows:

(a)

Authorization

For each of fiscal years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, there are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this Act—

(1)

$1,000,000 to the Secretary of Commerce; and

(2)

$250,000 to the Secretary of the Interior.

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(b)

Striped bass feeding habits in the New York Bight

The Secretary of Commerce, acting through the National Marine Fisheries Service, shall by not later than September 30, 2013—

(1)

conduct a comprehensive analysis of striped bass feeding habits in the New York Bight; and

(2)

report the results of such actions to the appropriate committees of jurisdiction of the Congress, and to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.

4.

Interjurisdictional Fisheries Act Reauthorization

Section 308 of the Interjurisdictional Fisheries Act of 1986 (16 U.S.C. 4107) is amended—

(1)

by striking subsection (a) and inserting the following:

(a)

General appropriations

There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of Commerce for apportionment to carry out the purposes of this title $5,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

; and

(2)

in subsection (c), by striking 2007 through 2012 and inserting 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

5.

Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Convention Act of 1995 Reauthorization

Section 211 of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Convention Act of 1995 (16 U.S.C. 5610) is amended by striking 2012 and inserting 2017.