H.R. 4742 (113th): Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act


May 23, 2014
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 29, 2014, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Doc Hastings

Representative for Washington's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 22, 2014
Length: 54 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide flexibility for fishery managers and stability for fishermen, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

5/23/2014--Introduced.Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act - Revises and reauthorizes through FY2018 the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA).Revises requirements for fishery management plans for ... Read more >

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May 23, 2014

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May 29, 2014
Reported by Committee

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4742”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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