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H.R.799: Fisheries Disaster Relief and Research Investment Act

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Sponsor John F. Tierney, D-Mass.
Total Cosponsors 9 (7 Democrats, 3 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 15, 2013
Latest Major Action March 1, 2013
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Bill Summary

Fisheries Disaster Relief and Research Investment Act - Amends the Saltonstall-Kennedy Act to revise the program under which the Secretary of Commerce provides financial assistance for fisheries research and development projects. Directs each Regional Fishery Management Council to establish a fishery investment committee to: (1) develop a regional fishery investment plan identifying research, conservation, management needs, and actions to rebuild and maintain healthy fish populations and sustainable fisheries; and (2) make recommendations to the Council on grant applications and projects to implement the respective plans.

Requires that such plans be revised, approved by the relevant Council, and submitted to the Secretary at least once every five years.

Directs the Secretary to establish an annual competitive grant program to advance regional priorities included in such plans. Makes state, federal, regional, or private entities or persons eligible for such funding....

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 1, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs.
Feb. 15, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.