Billfish Act Legislation bans import of billfish products

The legislation bans the import of billfish products into the United States. Even though the U.S. has been a world leader with respect to the establishment of catch-and-release practices for billfish species by recreational anglers and a reduction in bycatch by the U.S. commercial fishing fleet through seasonal closures and gear restrictions, this nation was still the world’s largest importer of billfish products.

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