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Frequent Questions: Billfish Conservation Act

The Billfish Conservation Act of 2012 was originally signed into law on October 5, 2012. An amendment to the Act was signed into law on August 2, 2018.

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Carrie Selberg Robinson visiting the Southern Flow Corridor habitat restoration project in Tillamook Bay, Oregon Carrie Selberg Robinson (center, black jacket) visiting the Southern Flow Corridor habitat restoration project in Tillamook Bay, Oregon in 2016 with NOAA staff and partners. Credit: NOAA
The first U.S. fish commissioner Spencer Baird and colleagues conducting research in Little Harbor, Massachusetts. First U.S. Fish Commissioner Spencer Baird (on shore, at right) and colleagues seining in Little Harbor, Woods Hole, circa 1875. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/NEFSC Historical Collection.
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