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H.R. 4245: To exempt exportation of certain echinoderms and mollusks from licensing requirements under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.

Title: To exempt exportation of certain echinoderms and mollusks from licensing requirements under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.

Introduced: Dec 11, 2015 (114th Congress)

Sponsor: Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]

Status: Passed House - Received in the Senate.

Summary: (Sec. 1) This bill: (1) exempts exporters of sea urchins, sea cucumbers, squid, octopus, and cuttlefish that are designated as food for humans or animals or taken for recreational purposes from licensing requirements; and (2) requires the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to amend regulations concerning transporting wildlife to clarify that those sea urchins, sea cucumbers, squid, octopus, and cuttlefish are fishery products exempt from the export permission requirements under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Thus, those exporters will be exempted from: (1) inspections to ensure shipments of those fishery products do not contain endangered or threatened species, and (2) related inspection fees.

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