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Introduced in House (06/26/2002)

Amends the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (the Act) to make a provision requiring the minimization of adverse effects of fishing on essential fish habitat a permissible (that is, it will be required to the extent practicable) element for fishery management plans prepared by Regional Fishery Management Councils or by the Secretary of Commerce instead of a mandatory one.

Specifies new conditions under which fishery management plans, amendments, or proposed regulations for overfished fisheries may exceed ten years.

Declares that any fishery management plan, amendment to such a plan, or regulation implementing such a plan that is prepared in accordance with certain specified provisions of the Act meets the requirements of certain specified provisions regarding reports and recommendations in the Environmental Policy Act of 1969.