H.R. 1308: Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act

Mar 21, 2013
Reported by Committee on Nov 14, 2013
14% chance of being enacted
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The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on November 14, 2013.

Mar 21, 2013
Reported by Committee
Nov 14, 2013
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by the President
Doc Hastings
Representative for Washington's 4th congressional district
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Last Updated
Mar 21, 2013
12 pages
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H.R. 3069 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Oct 05, 2011

Full Title

To amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to reduce predation on endangered Columbia River salmon and other nonlisted species, and for other purposes.


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14% chance of being enacted.

Only about 23% of bills that made it past committee in 2011–2013 were enacted. [show factors | methodology]

4 cosponsors (3R, 1D) (show)

House Natural Resources

Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs

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1/23/2014--Reported to House without amendment.
Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act - Amends the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to authorize the Secretary of the department in which the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is operating to issue one-year permits to Washington, Oregon, Idaho, the Nez Perce Tribe, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, and the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission for the lethal taking on the waters of the Columbia River or its tributaries of sea lions that are part of a healthy population that is not listed as an endangered species or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 in order to protect endangered and threatened species of salmon and other nonlisted fish species.
Authorizes the Secretary to renew such permits.
Prohibits such a permit from authorizing the lethal taking of more than 10 sea lions. Limits the cumulative annual taking of sea lions each year under all such permits to 1% of the annual potential biological removal level.
Authorizes the Secretary to suspend the issuance of such permits if, after five years, lethal removal authority is no longer necessary to protect salmonid and other fish species from sea lion predation.
Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) preventing predation by sea lions, recovery of listed salmonid stocks, and preventing future listings of fish stocks in the Columbia River is a vital priority; (2) permit holders exercising lethal removal authority should be trained in wildlife management; and (3) the government should continue to fund lethal and nonlethal removal measures for preventing such predation.

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