S. 221: Saving Fishing Jobs Act of 2013

Feb 04, 2013
Referred to Committee
0% chance of being enacted
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Kelly Ayotte
Junior Senator from New Hampshire
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7 pages
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S. 1678 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 11, 2011


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Introduced Feb 04, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 04, 2013
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2% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

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Full Title

A bill to amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to permit eligible fishermen to approve certain limited access privilege programs, and for other purposes.


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Library of Congress Summary

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Saving Fishing Jobs Act of 2013 - Amends the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, with respect to multispecies fishing permits in the Gulf of Mexico, to remove a provision limiting the eligible signers (fishermen constituting more than 50% of the permit holders, or holding more than 50% of the allocation in the fishery) of a petition to the Secretary of Commerce requesting that the appropriate Regional Fishery Management Council or Councils be authorized to initiate the development of a limited access privilege program to only those participants who have substantially fished the species proposed to be included in the program.
Sets forth procedures for the Secretary to:
(1) certify a fishery management plan (or amendment) requested by a percentage of eligible fisherman to establish a limited access privilege program to harvest in fisheries under the authority of the New England, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, or Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council;
(2) terminate such a program in effect on or established after enactment of this Act for a fishery under the authority of such Councils when, within specified periods, the number of eligible fishermen is at least 15% less than the number of such fishermen previously in the fishery; and
(3) collect fees, including observer costs, pursuant to modified fee-setting requirements for such programs.
Directs the appropriate Council, within a one-year period, to develop an alternative fishery management plan for any such terminated program.

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