H.R. 4528, to Make Technical Amendments to Certain Marine Fish Conservation Statues, and for Other Purposes; H.R. 5248, ''Sustainable Shark Fisheries and Trade Act''; and H.R. 1456, ''Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2017'', Legislative Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans of the Committee on Natural Resources, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, Second Session, April 17, 2018   [open pdf - 706KB]

This is the April 17, 2018 hearing on two bills regarding shark finning, 'Sustainable Shark Fisheries and Trade Act' and 'Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2017,' held before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans of the Committee on Natural Resources. From the opening statement of Rob Bishop: "We are dealing with three bills that I consider significant, all dealing with fish. [...] The first two that we are going to consider take different approaches to address a really heinous practice of shark finning. Shark finning was made illegal in the United States by U.S. actors both in 2000, and once again in 2010. These two laws, I think, have had an effect, and they have done something that is very positive. Today, we are going to talk about the practice that is done by foreign nations." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Robert E. Hueter, Vance Kondon, Glenn R. Parsons, John Polston, Alan Risenhoover, Edward R. Royce, Darren Soto, and Daniel Webster.

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