- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The house has not voted
- The senate has not voted
Committee on Commerce, Science, and TransportationIntroducedSeptember 21st, 2010
- senate Committees
Bill DetailsOfficial information provided by the Congressional Research Service. Learn more or make a suggestion.
The Congressional Research Service writes summaries for most legislation. These summaries are listed here. Countable will update some legislation with a revised summary, title or other key elements.
Billfish Conservation Act of 2010
A bill to prohibit trade in billfish and for other purposes.
Billfish Conservation Act of 2010 - Prohibits any person from offering billfish (except swordfish) or billfish products for sale, selling, importing, or exporting them, or having custody, control, or possession of them for purposes of offering them for sale, selling, importing, or exporting them. Treats a violation of this Act as an act prohibited by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Subjects a person to a maximum civil penalty of $100,000 for each violation. Defines "billfish" as any of the following: (1) blue marlin; (2) striped marlin; (3) black marlin; (4) sailfish: (5) shortbill spearfish; (6) white marlin; (7) roundscale spearfish; (8) Mediterranean spearfish; or (9) longbill spearfish.