S. 3945 (93rd): Fishing Vessels Claims Recovery Act

Aug 22, 1974 (93rd Congress, 1973–1974)
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 16642 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Sep 12, 1974

Robert Packwood
Senator from Oregon
Related Bills
H.R. 16642 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 12, 1974


This bill was introduced on August 22, 1974, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Aug 22, 1974
Referred to Committee Aug 22, 1974
Full Title

A bill to amend the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 in order to authorize the Secretary of Commerce to make loans to United States fishermen to cover the costs of damages to their vessels and gear by foreign vessels.


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Authorizes the Secretary of Commerce, under the provisions of the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956, to make loans to United States fishermen to cover the costs of damages to their vessels and gear by foreign vessels.
Requires the Secretary of Commerce to establish within the Department of Commerce a United States Fishing Vessel Claims Commission which shall:
(1) investigate each incident as a result of which a loan is made; and
(2) upon determining in any such case that the owner or operator receiving such loan was not at fault in causing the damage involved, cancel repayment of such loan and refund any principal and interest payments made thereon prior to such cancellation.

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