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      Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
    IntroducedSeptember 18th, 2013

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Title

Responsible Seafood Certification and Labeling Act

Official Title

A bill to prohibit Federal agencies from requiring seafood to be certified as sustainable by a third party nongovernmental organization and for other purposes.

Summary

Responsible Seafood Certification and Labeling Act - Prohibits a federal executive agency: (1) in awarding a contract for the procurement, concessions, or vending of fish or seafood, from requiring or referencing a certificate of sustainability for, or otherwise identifying as sustainable, such fish or seafood based on criteria developed by a third party nongovernmental organization; or (2) from endorsing the use of any label, standard, or other scheme to certify fish or seafood as sustainable based on criteria or standards developed by a third party nongovernmental organization. Nullifies any rule, regulation, or guideline issued by an executive agency, including the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), that requires or recommends that fish or seafood be certified as sustainable by a third party nongovernmental organization.
    We need this to protect consumers and protect legal fisherman who are obeying the law. This will also have an affect of increasing fish stocks when we regulate how much we take and that means a lot more fish in the long term.
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