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Productive: House to consider bill to ban sale of billfish


Congress is back in session after a five-week recess and today the House votes on whether to pass a bill that bans the sale of certain types of fish.

Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) introduced the bill, which exempts the Hawaiian Islands and Pacific Insular area. According to the bill, billfish are not commonly sold as seafood in the United States, but the billfish population is dangerously low. Because the legislation only prohibits the sale of billfish, it won’t affect the recreational angling of billfish as long as they are caught and released.

Because there's not a whole lot else going on, really.

[The Hill]

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