Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, as amended by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2004

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Competition

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Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2004, Pub. L. No. 108-199, 118 Stat. 3, amending the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, codified in relevant part at 16 U.S.C. § 1862

Section 801 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act instructs the Secretary of Commerce to implement a cooperative program for crab fisheries of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands, in which individuals receive processing quotas. The Act further specifies that it does not constitute a waiver of antitrust laws and instructs the Secretary of Commerce, in consultation with the DOJ and the FTC, to implement a mandatory information collection and review process to enable the DOJ and the FTC to determine if anyone receiving a quota under the program has committed any acts that violate any of the antitrust laws.