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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 505         FILED ON: 1/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 258

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Thomas M. Stanley

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to the economic value and revenue generation of the atlantic striped bass.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 505        FILED ON: 1/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 258

By Mr. Stanley of Waltham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 258) of Thomas M. Stanley for legislation to regulate the fishing and sale of Atlantic Striped Bass.  Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to the economic value and revenue generation of the atlantic striped bass.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Chapter 130: Section 100A is further amended by adding at the end thereof a new section

              Section 100B – Conservation and management measures concerning the commercial taking of the striped bass including by not limited to the length of the commercial season, the number of permits issued for the commercial season and the total number of striped bass by fish count or poundage allowed to be landed shall take into account the following measures: the prevention of overfishing, the rebuilding of overfished stocks, the impact of these proposed rules and regulations on the economic value of the recreational catch, the impact on the economy of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the impact on tax revenues generated for the Commonwealth by the recreational fishery from the sales, meals, hotel/motel, fuel and income taxes.  The Director and the Marine Fisheries Advisory Board must take into consideration the economic importance of the recreational striped bass fishery to the Commonwealth and the potential effects of proposed management measures on the tax revenues of the Commonwealth.  All such approved rules and regulations shall be accompanied with a fiscal note detailing any said potential or anticipated impacts and said fiscal note shall be forwarded to the House and Senate Committees on Ways and Means, the Joint Committee on Revenue, the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture and the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.

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