S. 3422 (112th): Billfish Conservation Act of 2012

Introduced:
Jul 23, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 2706 (same title)
Signed by the President — Oct 05, 2012

S. 3424 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Jul 24, 2012

Sponsor
David Vitter
Junior Senator from Louisiana
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jul 23, 2012
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
S. 3812 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 21, 2010

H.R. 2706 (Related)
Billfish Conservation Act of 2012

Signed by the President
Oct 05, 2012

 
Status

This bill was introduced on July 23, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jul 23, 2012
Referred to Committee Jul 23, 2012
 
Full Title

A bill to prohibit the sale of billfish and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
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Committees

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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7/23/2012--Introduced.
Billfish Conservation Act of 2012 - Prohibits any person from offering billfish or billfish products for sale, selling them, or having custody, control, or possession of them for purposes of offering them for sale or selling 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, with each day of a continuing violation constituting a separate offense. Exempts the state of Hawaii and the Pacific Insular Area, except that billfish may be sold under such exemption only in the United States and the Pacific Insular Area.
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. Excludes swordfish from such definition.

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