H.R. 4778 (98th): Marine Recreational Fishing Licensing and Enhancement Act of 1984

Feb 07, 1984 (98th Congress, 1983–1984)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Harold Sawyer
Representative for Michigan's 5th congressional district

This bill was introduced on February 7, 1984, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Feb 07, 1984
Full Title

A bill to provide for State licensing of marine recreational fishermen, and for other purposes.


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House Merchant Marine and Fisheries

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Marine Recreational Fishing Licensing and Enhancement Act of 1984 - Prohibits recreational fishing in tidal waters without a recreational fishing license issued under a federally approved State licensing program.
Provides for Federal licenses in States without an approved program.
States that Federal law preempts any marine recreational fishing license regulations established by a State or local government.
Specifies exceptions.
Provides for Federal approval of State licensing programs for marine recreational fishing subject to specified conditions.
Imposes penalties for recreational fishing without a federally approved marine recreational fishing license.
Sets forth respective State and Federal jurisdictions for enforcement of marine recreational licensing.
Restricts the use of Federal revenues from marine recreational fishing licenses to specified research, enforcement and habitat enhancement programs.
Authorizes appropriations.

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