H. Rept. 115-1047 1 (2018-11-27)

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                   115TH CONGRESS                                      REPORT
                      2d Session    HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 1        115-1047





                                        RED SNAPPER ACT


                     NOVEMBER 27, 2018.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the
                                  State of the Union and ordered to be printed


                     Mr. BISHOP of Utah, from the Committee on Natural Resources,
                                       submitted the following

                                          REPORT

                                            together with

                                        DISSENTING VIEWS

                                        [To accompany H.R. 3588]

                            [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]
                     The Committee on Natural Resources, to whom was referred the
                   bill (H.R. 3588) to amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conserva-
                   tion and Management Act to provide for management of red snap-
                   per in the Gulf of Mexico, and for other purposes, having consid-
                   ered the same, report favorably thereon without amendment and
                   recommend that the bill do pass.
                                        PURPOSE OF THE BILL
                     The purpose of H.R. 3588 is to amend the Magnuson-Stevens
                   Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide for manage-
                   ment of red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico.
                               BACKGROUND AND NEED FOR LEGISLATION
                     The red snapper is a species of fish found in the South Atlantic
                   and the Gulf of Mexico with a known range in the United States
                   from the Carolinas to Texas.1 These can be large fish, growing up-
                   wards of 40 inches and 50 pounds, and can have a lifespan of over
                   50 years.2 Categorized as reef fish, typical adult red snapper

                   1FishWatch, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): Red Snapper, (Feb.
                   28, 2014).
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