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house Bill H.R. 6075

Ensuring Fairness for Fishermen Act

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      house Committees
      Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs
      Committee on Natural Resources
    IntroducedJuly 30th, 2010

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Title

Ensuring Fairness for Fishermen Act

Official Title

To amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to require payment of costs, fees, and expenses incurred by certain prevailing parties in proceedings under such Act from sums received as fines, penalties, and forfeitures, and for other purposes.

Summary

Ensuring Fairness for Fishermen Act - Amends the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to require the payment of costs, fees, and expenses incurred by certain prevailing parties in proceedings under such Act from sums received as fines, penalties, and forfeitures. Directs the Secretary of Commerce to establish a process for paying attorneys' fees to defendants who are substantially prevailing parties in criminal actions brought under such Act during the period beginning on November 28, 1990, and ending on the day before the date of the enactment of this Act.

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