Public Law 115-49: To remove the sunset provision of section 203 of Public Law 105-384, and for other purposes.

By | October 12, 2017
Dungeness crab

A Dungeness crab. HR374 makes permanent provisions of Federal law giving California, Oregon and Washington the right to regulate Dungeness crab fishing in the waters off their states.

Makes permanent the right of Oregon, Washington and California to regulate Dungeness crab fishing.

Official Summary

This bill makes permanent the authority of Washington, Oregon, and California to adopt and enforce state laws governing fishing and processing in the exclusive economic zone adjacent to their state in any Dungeness crab fishery for which there is no fishery management plan in effect under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.


Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by President
Became Public Law


Original sponsor: Rep. Herrera Beutler, Jaime [R-WA-3]

Cosponsors: Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6], Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2], Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5], Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4], Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1]


Passed House:

Passed Senate by Unanimous Consent.

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