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H.R. 3535 (rh) To amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to eliminate the wasteful and unsportsmanlike practice of shark finning. [Reported in House] ...
H. R. 3535
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
June 7 (legislative day, June 6), 2000
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce Science,
To amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act
to eliminate the wasteful and unsportsmanlike practice of shark
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Shark Finning Prohibition Act''.
SEC. 2. PURPOSE.
The purpose of this Act is to eliminate the wasteful and
unsportsmanlike practice of shark finning and to reduce the high
mortality levels associated with shark finning in waters of the United
SEC. 3. PROHIBITION ON REMOVING SHARK FIN AND DISCARDING SHARK CARCASS
Section 307 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and
Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1857) is amended--
(1) in subparagraph (N) by striking ``or'' after the
semicolon at the end;
(2) in subparagraph (O) by striking the period and
inserting ``; or''; and
(3) by adding at the end the following:
``(P)(i) to remove any of the fins of a shark
(including the tail) and discard the carcass of the
shark at sea;
``(ii) to have custody, control, or possession of
any such fin aboard a fishing vessel without the
corresponding carcass; or
``(iii) to land any such fin without the
Passed the House of Representatives June 6, 2000.
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