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house Bill H.R. 564

Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act

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Title

Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act

Official Title

To amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to reduce predation on endangered Columbia River salmon and other nonlisted species, and for other purposes.

Summary

Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act This bill amends the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to authorize the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to issue one-year permits to Washington, Oregon, Idaho, the Nez Perce Tribe, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, and the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission for the lethal taking on the waters of the Columbia River or its tributaries of sea lions that are part of a healthy population that is not listed as an endangered species or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 in order to protect endangered and threatened species of salmon and other nonlisted fish species. These permits may be renewed by NOAA. The permits may authorize the lethal taking of 10 sea lions or fewer. The cumulative annual taking of sea lions each year under all such permits is limited to 1% of the annual potential biological removal level. These permits are exempted from environmental review requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 for five years. NOAA may suspend the issuance of such permits if, after five years, lethal removal authority is no longer necessary to protect salmonid and other fish species from sea lion predation.

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      house Committees
      Water, Oceans, and Wildlife
      Committee on Natural Resources
    IntroducedJanuary 27th, 2015
    NOAA can't get the weather right. So why should we trust them. Back scratching and wink, wink. Just more Fed Government interference. Allow the states to manage their waterways.
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    This is an issue solely for state and local authorities to resolve. The Feds need to focus on national priorities like the economy, defense, security, infrastructure, and foreign affairs.
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    I want to know what other things might be contributing to the decline of those particular species, before I approve of this bill.
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    No lethal action unless the sea lions will be used for food.
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    Watch Lone Star Law. It is glaring why there is issue here with poaching. We need to enforce our existing immigration laws and then also the fish and game laws, and enforce them indiscriminately. And by that I mean if the law is broken everyone should get the proper punishment consistently. Look at the number of illegals poaching on American soil on that show. It's ridiculous. They keep giving breaks to illegals they catch and don't give them all the tickets they deserve and then when a citizen reports that he may have killed too small of a deer he gets the full ticket to the extent of the law. So you reward law abiding citizens who are trying to comply with a full penalty but dishonest poachers get a break. This is just messed up!! I'm asking you to vote for this because it seems if laws are left in the hands of some people they are enforced politically. These laws that protect our wildlife should be handled non partisan. And if the immigration laws would be enforced it would solve a big part of this particular problem
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    Yes. Permits are limited to ten or less.
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    Who decides what is healthy? So we just regulate everything.
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    If the animals are taken for the use of the tribe only and none of the body parts are sold outside the tribe.
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    It is a concern that we are experiencing wildlife decline. However, states need to hang the "Keep Out Federal Government" sign. If the government would be honest, many of us know that what earth is experiencing so are the other planets in our solar system. Something is affecting our solar system and it's dramatically changing our magnetic field.
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