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Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife Legislative Hearing on H.R. 3850, H.R. 3910, H.R. 4914, H.R. 5180, H.R. 5331, H.R. 5380, and H.R. 5482
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 10:00 AM

1324 Longworth House Office Building


SUBCOMMITTEE ON INSULAR AFFAIRS, OCEANS AND WILDLIFE
1324 Longworth House Office Building
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
10:00 a.m.

LEGISLATIVE HEARING ON:

  • H.R. 3850 (Kratovil), To provide for the eradication and control of nutria in Maryland, Louisiana, and other coastal States.  "Nutria Eradication and Control Act of 2009"
  • H.R. 3910 (Larsen) To authorize a single fisheries cooperative for the Bering Sea Aleutian Islands longline catcher processor subsector, and for other purposes.  "Longline Catcher Processor Subsector Single Fishery Cooperative Act"
  • H.R. 4914 (Pallone), To promote coastal jobs creation, promote sustainable fisheries and fishing communities, revitalize waterfronts, and for other purposes.  "Coastal Jobs Creation Act of 2010"
  • H.R. 5180 (Shea-Porter), To establish an Ombudsman Office within the National Marine Fisheries Service, and for other purposes.  "National Marine Fisheries Service Ombudsman Act of 2010"
  • H.R. 5331 (Kennedy), To revise the boundaries of John H. Chaffee Coastal Barrier Resources System Sachuest Point Unit RI-04P, Easton Beach Unit RI-05P, Almy Pond Unit RI-06, and Hazards Beach Unit RI-07 in Rhode Island.
  • H.R. 5380 (Hirono), To provide for the expansion of Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge, Hawaii County, Hawaii.  "Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge Expansion Act of 2010"
  • H.R. 5482 (Jones), To direct the Secretary of the Interior to enter into an agreement to provide for management of the free-roaming wild horses in and around the Currituck National Wildlife Refuge.  "Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act"

WITNESSES & TESTIMONY:

Panel I

Representative Mazie K. Hirono (HI-02)
Representative Walter B. Jones, Jr. (NC-03)
Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02)

Panel II

Greg Siekaniec
Assistant Director, National Wildlife Refuge System
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Department of the Interior

Jonathan McKnight
Associate Director, Habitat Conservation
Wildlife and Heritage Program
Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Karen H. McCalpin
Executive Director
Corolla Wild Horse Fund

Mark Fox
Director of External Affairs
The Nature Conservancy Hawai’i Program

Panel III

Eric Schwaab
Assistant Administrator for Fisheries
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce

Bill Angrick
United States Ombudsman Association

Sebastian O’Kelly
Hoffman Silver Gilman & Blasco

Jim Hutchinson, Jr.
Managing Director
Recreational Fishing Alliance

Matthew Tinning
Vice President
External Affairs
Ocean Conservancy

David Little
President
Clipper Seafoods, Ltd.

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