H.R. 6310 (96th): A bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 1981, 1982, and 1983 to carry out the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act of 1975.

Jan 28, 1980 (96th Congress, 1979–1980)
Died (Passed House)
John Murphy
Representative for New York's 17th congressional district
Related Bills
S. 2549 (identical)

Signed by the President
Sep 04, 1980


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 3, 1980 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced Jan 28, 1980
Referred to Committee Jan 28, 1980
Passed House Jun 03, 1980

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2 cosponsors (1D, 1R) (show)

House Merchant Marine and Fisheries

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6/3/1980--Passed House amended.
(Measure passed House, amended) Amends the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act of 1975 to add five new positions to the advisory committee appointed by the U.S. Commissioners to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas. Declares that each member of such committee shall serve for a term of two years and shall be eligible for reappointment.
Authorizes appropriations for fiscal year 1981 for the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act of 1975.
Requires the Secretary of Commerce to establish a program under which a United States observer will be stationed aboard each foreign fishing vessel while that vessel is in waters that are within the Fishery Conservation Zone and the Convention area and is taking, or attempting to take, any species of fish which may result in the incidental taking of billfish.
Requires such observers, while aboard foreign fishing vessels, to carry out such scientific and other functions as the Secretary deems necessary or appropriate.
Imposes fees for each year after 1980 on the owner or operator of each foreign fishing vessel that will engage in fishing in such waters in an amount sufficient to cover all of the costs of providing an observer aboard that vessel.
Establishes in the Treasury of the United States the Foreign Fishing Observer Fund which shall consist of the fees collected under this Act. Declares that it is unlawful for any person who is the owner or operator of a foreign fishing vessel to which this Act applies to:
(1) violate any regulation issued under this Act;
(2) refuse to pay the fee imposed by the Secretary; or
(3) refuse to permit an individual who is authorized to act as an observer to board the vessel for purposes of carrying out observer functions.
Requires the Secretary to submit to Congress, for each biennial period commencing with the period covering calendar years 1981 and 1982, a report regarding bluefin tuna.

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