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H.R. 5248 (115th): Sustainable Shark Fisheries and Trade Act

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To amend and enhance the High Seas Driftnet Fishing Moratorium Protection Act to improve the conservation of sharks.

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Sponsor and status

Daniel Webster

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 11th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2018
Length: 12 pages
Mar 13, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 13, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


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What legislators are saying

Webster Introduces Commonsense Solution for Shark Trade and Conservation
    — Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11] (Sponsor) on Mar 15, 2018

Jones takes actions to level the playing field for enc shark fishermen
    — Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3, 1995-2019] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 15, 2018

Rubio Introduces Bill To Promote U.S. Shark Conservation As A Global Model Of Sustainability
    — Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK] on Apr 27, 2018

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Mar 13, 2018

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H.R. 5248 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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