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S. 1451: Billfish Conservation Act of 2011

Summary: A bill to prohibit the sale of billfish. (More Info)

S. 1451 was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned. It has not yet been reintroduced.

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The Situation

Marlin, sailfish and spearfish, collectively called billfish, are highly esteemed by recreational anglers who practice catch-and-release fishing for these iconic fish while generating substantial income to the economy. Unfortunately, as a result of commercial overfishing, primarily by foreign countries, stocks of these magnificent big ocean fish are greatly depleted in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

It is currently illegal to harvest or import Atlantic-caught billfish into the U.S., but fish caught in the Pacific Ocean flood into U ...

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