H.R. 5126: DESCEND Act of 2019

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Date of Report

Thu June 25th, 2020

Legislation Details

116th Congress

To require individuals fishing for Gulf reef fish to use certain descending devices, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Garret Graves — R — LA

Addresses the use of descending devices to release reef fish in the Gulf of Mexico. (A descending device is an instrument that will release fish at a depth sufficient for the fish to be able to recover from the effects of barotrauma.) Specifically, the bill requires commercial and recreational fishermen to possess a venting tool or descending device that is rigged...

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