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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
Thursday, December 1, 2011 10:00 AM
Full Committee
1324 Longworth House Office Building


COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES
1324 Longworth House Office Building
Thursday, December 1, 2011
10:00 a.m.

LEGISLATIVE HEARING ON:

  • H.R. 594 (Pallone), To promote jobs creation, promote sustainable fisheries and fishing communities, revitalize waterfronts, and for other purposes. "Coastal Jobs Creation Act of 2011"
  • H.R. 1013 (Keating), To amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide the New England Fishery Management Council additional resources to address research and monitoring priorities established by the Council. "Strengthen Fisheries Management in New England Act of 2011"
  • H.R. 1646 (Runyan), To amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to preserve jobs and coastal communities through transparency and accountability in fishery management, and for other purposes. "American Angler Preservation Act"
  • H.R. 2304 (Wittman), To amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act of 2006 to provide the necessary scientific information to properly implement annual catch limits, and for other purposes. "Fishery Science Improvement Act of 2011"
  • H.R. 2610 (Frank), To amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to reform procedures for the payment of funds from the asset forfeiture fund, and for other purposes. "Asset Forfeiture Fund Reform and Distribution Act of 2011"
  • H.R. 2753 (Jones), To amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide Internet access to Regional Fishery Management Council meetings and meeting records, and for other purposes. "Fishery Management Transparency and Accountability Act"
  • H.R. 2772 (Runyan), To amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to permit eligible fishermen to approve certain limited access privilege programs, and for other purposes. "Saving Fishing Jobs Act of 2011"
  • H.R. 3061 (Pallone), To amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to extend the authorized time period for rebuilding of certain overfished fisheries, and for other purposes. "Flexibility and Access in Rebuilding American Fisheries Act of 2011"

OPENING STATEMENT:

The Honorable Doc Hastings
Chairman

WITNESSES AND TESTIMONY:

Panel I

The Honorable Barney Frank, MA-04 (H.R. 2610)
Member of Congress

The Honorable Frank Pallone, NJ-06 (H.R. 594, H.R. 3061)
Member of Congress

The Honorable Walter Jones, NC-03 (H.R. 2753)
Member of Congress

The Honorable Rob Wittman, VA-01 (H.R. 2034)
Member of Congress

The Honorable Jon Runyan, NJ-03 (H.R. 1646, H.R. 2772)
Member of Congress

The Honorable William Keating, MA-10 (H.R. 1013)
Member of Congress

Panel II

Rick Marks
Principal
Hoffman Silver Gilman & Blasco
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Captain Robert Zales
President
National Association of Charterboat Operators
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Chris Oliver
Executive Director
North Pacific Fishery Management Council

Mike Colby
Double Hook Charter Boat
Clearwater, Florida
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Peter Shelley
Senior Counsel
Conservation Law Foundation
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Robert G. Hayes
Recreational Fishing Representative
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Panel III

Eric Schwaab
Assistant Administrator
National Marine Fisheries Service

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