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Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular AffairsCommittee on Natural ResourcesIntroducedJuly 23rd, 2009
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To direct the Secretary of Commerce to conduct a study of the population of the South Atlantic red snapper fishery, and to limit the authority of the Secretary to promulgate any interim rule that prohibits fishing in the South Atlantic red snapper fishery.
Directs the Secretary of Commerce to conduct a study of the population of the South Atlantic red snapper fishery and report to Congress. Prohibits the Secretary from promulgating any interim rule under specified provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act that prohibits fishing in the South Atlantic red snapper fishery before such report demonstrates the need for interim rules. Prohibits any interim rule that was promulgated before enactment of this Act from having any force or effect.