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February 27, 2014
North Pacific Perspectives on Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization

U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard

February 4 and February 28, 2014 
Legislative Hearing on H.R. ____ (Hastings of WA), "Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act" 

U.S. House of Representatives, Natural Resources Committee

  • Testimony of Mr. Richard B. Robins, Jr., Chairman, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council
  • Testimony of Ms. Dorothy Lowman, Chairman, Pacific Fishery Management Council

January 30, 2014 
West Coast and Western Pacific Perspectives on Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization

U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard

  • Testimony of Dr. Donald McIssac, Executive Director, Pacific Fishery Management Council
  • Testimony of Mr. Arnold Palacios, Chairman, Western Pacific Fishery Management Council

November 14, 2013 
Senate Hearing on Southeast Regional Perspectives on MSA Reauthorization

U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation

  • Testimony of Mr. Douglass W. Boyd, Chairman, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council
  • Testimony of Mr. Ben C. Hartig, Chairman, South Atlantic Fishery Management Council
  • Testimony of Mr. Carlos Farchette, Chairman, Caribbean Fishery Management Council

September 11, 2013 
Oversight Hearing on "Reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act"

U.S. House of Representatives, Natural Resources Committee

  • Testimony of Mr. Richard B. Robins, Jr., Chairman, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council

July 23, 2013 
Senate Hearing on Magnuson-Stevens Act – Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regional Perspectives

U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard

  • Testimony of Mr. Richard B. Robins, Chairman, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council
  • Testimony of Mr. John Boreman, Scientific and Statistical Committee Chairman, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council
  • Testimony of Mr. C.M. "Rip" Cunningham Jr., Chairman, New England Fishery Management Council

June 27, 2013 
Oversight Hearing on "The Management of Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act"

U.S. House of Representatives, Natural Resources Committee

  • Testimony of Mr. Kevin Anson, Vice-Chairman, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council

May 21, 2013 
Oversight Hearing on "Data collection issues in relation to the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act"

U.S. House of Representatives, Natural Resources Committee. Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs

Oversight Hearing on "The reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act"

U.S. House of Representatives, Natural Resources Committee

August 25, 2012 
Oversight Field Hearing on "Fishing = Jobs: How Strengthening America’s Fisheries Strengthens Our Economy"

U.S. House of Representatives, Natural Resources Committee

March 22, 2012 
Oversight Hearing on "Empty Hooks: The National Ocean Policy is the Latest Threat to Access for Recreational and Commercial Fishermen"

U.S. House of Representatives, Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs

December 1, 2011 
Legislative Hearing on H.R. 594, H.R. 1013, H.R. 1646, H.R. 2304, H.R. 2610, H.R. 2753, H.R. 2772, and H.R. 3061

U.S. House of Representatives, Natural Resources Committee

July 26, 2011 
Oversight Hearing on "NOAA's Fishery Science: Is the Lack of Basic Science Costing Jobs?"

U.S. House of Representatives, Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs