S. 632 (112th): Flexibility in Rebuilding American Fisheries Act of 2011

Introduced:
Mar 17, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Charles “Chuck” Schumer
Senior Senator from New York
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 17, 2011
Length
5 pages
Related Bills
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Last Action: Aug 02, 2012

 
Status

This bill was introduced on March 17, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Mar 17, 2011
Referred to Committee Mar 17, 2011
 
Full Title

A bill to amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to extend the authorized period for rebuilding of certain overfished fisheries, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
5 cosponsors (3R, 2D) (show)
Committees

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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3/17/2011--Introduced.
Flexibility in Rebuilding American Fisheries Act of 2011 - Amends the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to require fishery management plans, amendments, or regulations for overfished fisheries to specify a time period for ending overfishing and rebuilding the fishery that is as short as practicable (under current law, as short as possible). Modifies the exceptions to the requirement that such period not exceed ten years.
Requires consideration, in evaluating progress to end overfishing and rebuild overfished stocks, of factors other than commercial and recreational fishing.
Requires, when the Secretary of Commerce extends the period under specified provisions, that the maximum rebuilding time not exceed the sum of the initial ten-year period, the expected time to rebuild the stock absent any fishing mortality and under prevailing environmental conditions, and the mean generation time of the stock.

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