Current Federal legislation

A list of legislation the Council is tracking is provided below. This list is updated monthly. For more information, search or

Bill numberBill nameIntroduced byStatusNotes
HR 0059Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management ActDon Young (R-AK)IntroducedSame as HR 200, introduced in previous Congress.
HR 0270Genetically Engineered Salmon Labeling ActDon Young (R-AK)IntroducedReintroduction
HR 0271To amend the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to require labeling of genetically engineered fishDon Young (R-AK)IntroducedReintroduction
HR 0273Prevention of Escapement of Genetically Altered Salmon in the United States ActDon Young (R-AK)IntroducedReintroduction
HR 0274Keep Fin Fish Free ActDon Young (R-AK)IntroducedProhibits finfish aquaculture in the EEZ
HR 0404To improve the management of driftnet fishingTed Lieu (D-CA)IntroducedReintroduction of previous bill that passed Congress and was vetoed by President Trump. Companion bill of S 273.
HR 0406To prohibit the sale of shark partsTed Lieu (D-CA)IntroducedReintroduction
HR 0455To permanently prohibit oil and gas leasing off the coast of the State of CaliforniaSalud Carbajal (D-CA)IntroducedReintroduction
HR 0632To provide limitations on maritime liens on fishing permitsDon Young (R-AK)IntroducedReintroduction
HR 0749To amend the [IRS Code]I to provide that the 50 percent limitation on the deduction for meal expenses does not apply to meals provided on certain fishing boats or at certain fish processing facilities.Suzan DelBene (D-WA)IntroducedReintroduction
HR 0866To amend the Endangered Species Act ... to vest in the Secretary of the Interior functions under that Act with respect to species of fish that spawn in fresh or estuarine waters and migrate to ocean waters, and species of fish that spawn in ocean waters and migrate to fresh waters.Ken Calvert (R-CA)IntroducedReintroduction of FISH Act. The Council commented on this bill.
S 0273A bill to improve the management of driftnet fishingDiane Feinstein (D-CA)IntroducedReintroduction. Companion bill of HR 404.