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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

95-S39 on Jan 4, 1995

Decided Oct 11, 1996
Bill Sponsorship: the Sustainable Fisheries Act
Source: Bill sponsored by 9 Senators and 1 Rep
    Amends the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act to:
  • Prohibit individual fishing quota programs unless approved before January 4,
  • Mandates guidelines regarding fish habitat conservation and enhancement.
  • Modifies requirements regarding emergency actions (including concerning oil spills) and adds to the emergency action provisions references to interim measures needed to reduce overfishing.
  • Provides for an information collection program specific to the needs of a fishery.
  • Requires a comprehensive program of fishery research to carry out this Act;
  • Requires developing technological changes to minimize bycatch and evaluate related ecological impacts, benefits, and costs, and assess the use of unavoidable bycatch; and
  • Establishes of a fishery conservation and management ecosystem advisory panel.
Corresponding House bill is H.R.39. Became Public Law No: 104-297.


  • Topic: Environment
  • Headline: Fund studies of sustainable fisheries

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 95-S39

Fritz Hollings s1oSC Former Democratic Sr Senator; retired 2004 
Daniel Inouye s1oHI Democratic Sr Senator 
John Kerry s1oMA Democratic Sr Senator 
Claiborne Pell s1oRI Democratic Senator (Former) 



Republicans participating in 95-S39

Trent Lott s1oMS Former Republican Senator (MS, 1989-2007) 
Frank Murkowski s1oAK Former Republican Governor (2002-2006) 
Alan Simpson s1oWY Republican Senator (Former) 
Ted Stevens s1iAK Former Republican Sr Senator 
Don Young s1iAlaska Republican 



Independents participating in 95-S39

Larry Pressler s1oSD Independent Challenger 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 4
Republicans: 5
Independents: 1


















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