H.R. 374 makes permanent an existing fishery management program for Dungeness crabs currently operated by the states of Washington, Oregon and California. The bill maintains the ability of the Secretary of Commerce to assume management of the crab fishery in federal waters.
The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Aug 19, 2017.
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the House passed version is repeated here.)
(Sec.1)This bill makes permanent the authority of Washington, Oregon, and California to adopt and enforce state laws governing fishing and processing in the exclusive economic zone adjacent to their state in any Dungeness crab fishery for which there is no fishery management plan in effect under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.