COMPETES Act passes house, will expand seafood import monitoring

Date: February 4, 2022

Source: National Fisherman

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the American COMPETES Act on Friday, Feb. 4 on a near party-line vote.

The $350 billion spending bill tackles supply chain and trade issues included several fishing provisions from other bills โ€“ including the expansion of the Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) to cover all species that enter American ports.

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