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Legislative Hearing on H.R. 2706, H.R. 3472 and H.R. 4100
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 2:00 PM
Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs
1324 Longworth House Office Building


SUBCOMMITTEE ON FISHERIES, WILDLIFE, OCEANS AND INSULAR AFFAIRS
1324 Longworth House Office Building
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
2:00 p.m.

LEGISLATIVE HEARING ON:

  • H.R. 2706 (Miller of FL), To prohibit the sale of billfish. "Billfish Conservation Act of 2011"
  • H.R. 3472 (Young of AK), To prevent forfeited fishing vessels from being transferred to private parties and for other purposes. "Pirate Fishing Vessel Disposal Act of 2011"
  • H.R. 4100 (Bordallo), To strengthen enforcement mechanisms to stop illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, to amend the Tuna Conventions Act of 1950 to implement the Antigua Convention, and for other purposes. "Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Enforcement Act of 2011"

OPENING STATEMENT:

The Honorable John Fleming
Chairman

WITNESSES AND TESTIMONY:

Panel I

Eric Schwaab
Assistant Administrator for Fisheries
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Arni Thomson
President
United Fishermen of Alaska
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Dr. John Graves
Chair
U.S. ICCAT Advisory Committee
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Jason Schratwieser
Conservation Director
International Game Fish Association
(Truth in Testimony Form)

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