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H.R. 200 (94th): Interim Fisheries Zone Extension and Management Act

About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The Magnuson–Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSFCMA), commonly referred to as the Magnuson–Stevens Act, is the legal provision for promoting optimal exploitation of U.S. coastal fisheries. Enacted in 1976, it has since been amended in line with sustainability policy.

Regional councils of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) determine when a stock is overfished, and apply both regional and individual catch limits. The NMFS has implemented the Fish Stock Sustainability Index (FSSI), which measures key stocks according to their overfishing status and biomass levels.

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Sponsor and status

Gerry Studds

Sponsor. Representative for Massachusetts's 12th congressional district. Democrat.

Introduced:

Jan 14, 1975
94th Congress, 1975–1976

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Apr 13, 1976

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on April 13, 1976.

Law:

Pub.L. 94-265

Text:

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Last Updated: Apr 13, 1976

History

Jan 14, 1975
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Oct 9, 1975
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Jan 28, 1976
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Apr 13, 1976
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Apr 13, 1976
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

H.R. 200 (94th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 94th Congress, which met from Jan 14, 1975 to Oct 1, 1976. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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