- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The house has not voted
- The senate has not voted
Committee on Commerce, Science, and TransportationIntroducedMay 13th, 2015
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Illegal fishing jeopardizes the sustainable future of our planet’s fisheries by depleting local fish stocks and destroying sensitive marine habitat. Also, it hurts the U.S. fishing industry economically which damages coastal communities.
Even if the U.S. decides to fully implement this legislation and enforce these international agreements, there’s no guarantee other nations or individual vessels will cooperate.