H.R. 200 - Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act

Bill Text

    Text of H.R. 200 PDF XML

    Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act (as reported)

    H. Rept. 115-758 PDF

    Report by the Committee on Natural Resources 

Rule Information

REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 6-2 on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.

Agreed to by record vote of 227-184, after agreeing to the previous questions by record vote of 225-186 on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.  


MANAGERS: Byrne/Polis

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the bill and provides that it shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.

6. Makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
19Version 1Carbajal (CA)DemocratProvides funding for stock assessments to ensure effective and efficient fisheries management.Submitted
21Version 1Courtney (CT), Zeldin (NY)Bi-PartisanCreates an industry-based pilot trawl survey for the New England and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council regions.Made In Order
3Version 2Frankel (FL), Webster (FL)Bi-PartisanRevised Waives compensatory mitigation requirements for maintenance dredging projects in certain inland waterways, inlets, or harbors Made In Order
25Version 1Gaetz (FL)RepublicanLate Rewards the elimination of lionfish from United States waters by allowing individuals to exchange lionfish for tags authorizing fishing for certain species in addition to the number of such species otherwise authorized to be taken by such individuals.Made In Order
26Version 2Graves, Garret (LA)RepublicanLate Revised Requires the Comptroller General to submit a report to Congress on resource rent of LAPPs in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils, ways to the Treasury can reclaim that resource rent, and ways to eliminate fiduciary conflicts of interest in the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Councils.Made In Order
6Version 1Grijalva (AZ)DemocratProhibits offshore drilling in any essential fish habitat off the Pacific or Atlantic coast of the U.S. until 2022. Submitted
7Version 1Grijalva (AZ)DemocratDirects $25 million toward fisheries stock assessments above 2018 enacted budget authority. Submitted
14Version 1Grijalva (AZ)DemocratRequires the Secretary to establish an accountable process to ensure that the councils undertake meaningful and timely consultation with tribes. Submitted
8Version 2Huffman (CA)DemocratSUBSTITUTE Revised Strengthens fishing communities through improving science, increasing flexibility, and modernizing fisheries management.Submitted
11Version 1Huffman (CA)DemocratRefinances loans in the Pacific Coast groundfish buyback program.Submitted
12Version 1Huffman (CA)DemocratPrevents the Secretary of Commerce from exceeding his authority under the Magnuson Stevens Act and to prevent unnecessary harm to fish stocks, fishermen, and coastal communities.Submitted
13Version 1Huffman (CA), Hastings, Alcee (FL)DemocratEnsures that rebuilding plans are successful in rebuilding overfished fish stocks.Made In Order
4Version 1Keating (MA)DemocratDirects the Secretary to use funds collected from penalties and fines for monitoring in addition to traditional enforcement activities. Made In Order
5Version 1Keating (MA)DemocratDirects the Secretary to submit a plan to establish fully operational electronic monitoring and reporting procedures for the Northeast Multispecies Fishery. Made In Order
9Version 1Kildee (MI)DemocratAllows for aquaculture operations in Wild and Scenic Rivers and its tributaries if the aquaculture operation does not contribute pollution to the Wild and Scenic River.Submitted
10Version 1Kildee (MI)DemocratBans aquaculture in the Great Lakes.Submitted
20Version 1Langevin (RI), Cicilline (RI)DemocratProvides voting representation for Rhode Island on the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC).Made In Order
18Version 1Moulton (MA), Pingree (ME), Keating (MA), Lynch (MA)DemocratEnsures that at the discretion of the Secretary or at the request of the Governor of an affected State or a fishing community, the Secretary shall determine whether there is a commercial fishery failure due to a fishery resource disaster as a result of tariffs imposed by the United States or other countries on seafood exports or materials necessary for the economic viability of the fishery. Submitted
23Version 2Pingree (ME), Keating (MA), Moulton (MA), Lynch (MA)DemocratRevised Requires each Council to revise its list of approved current fisheries to ensure only active fisheries or new fisheries intended for review and once the determination has been made to include a new fishery on the list, directs Councils to prepare a fishery management plan for the fishery.Submitted
15Version 1Poliquin (ME)RepublicanRequires NOAA to conduct a study on all fees it charges the lobster industry and report those findings to Congress.Made In Order
22Version 2Poliquin (ME)RepublicanRevised Exempts Green Sea Urchins (Strongylocentrotus Droebachiensis) and Orange-Footed Sea Cucumbers (Cucumaria Frondosa) from U.S. Fish and Wildlife export inspections.Submitted
17Version 1Quigley (IL), Kaptur (OH), Upton (MI), Huizenga (MI), Joyce (OH)Bi-PartisanAdds the text of the bipartisan HR 1580, the Great Lakes Fishery Research Authorization Act, to the underlying bill, which authorizes the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to conduct critical monitoring, scientific assessments, and research in support of fisheries within the Great Lakes Basin between the United States and Canada.Submitted
27Version 1Royce (CA), Sablan (MP)Bi-PartisanLate Incorporates H.R. 1456, the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act, which prohibits the possession, purchase, or sale of shark fins in the United States.Submitted
24Version 1Vargas (CA)DemocratLate Provides for projects to support fisheries research and management along the California-Mexico border.Submitted
2Version 1Webster (FL)RepublicanEstablishes a certification process to ensure foreign nations engaging in shark trade into or through the U.S. conserve and manage shark populations in a manner comparable to regulatory programs in the U.S. and that effectively prohibits shark finning.Submitted
1Version 2Young, Don (AK), Graves, Garret (LA)RepublicanMANAGER’S AMENDMENT Revised Strikes sections 302(c) and 307, and modifies sections 205, 207, 304, 306, 406, and 408. The amendment also includes a new section regarding voting procedures for the Western Alaska Community Development Quota Program’s administrative panel. Made In Order
16Version 1Zeldin (NY)RepublicanLifts the ban on striped bass fishing in the Block Island transit zone between Montauk, NY and Block Island, RI.Made In Order