Billfish Amendment Targeted Pacific Island Commercial Fisheries with no Conservation Gained
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by WPRFMC - October 5, 2018
HR 4528, signed into law by President Trump on Aug. 2, 2018, will have a big impact on Hawai‘i fishermen and wholesale businesses as well as potential markets for American Samoa, Guam and Northern Mariana Islands fisheries.
Introduced by U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, R-Fla., the bill had the seemingly benign title, “To make technical amendments to certain marine fish conservation statutes, and for other purposes.” In reality, the amendment to the Billfish Act of 2012 prohibits U.S.-caught billfish landed in the U.S. Pacific islands by ...
To Read Full Story Login Below.