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Legislative Hearing on H.R. ___
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 10:00 AM
Full Committee
1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515
Day II: Friday, February 28, 2014 9:30 AM

Legislative Hearing on:

  • H.R. ____ (Hastings of WA), A bill to improve and strengthen many provisions of the current Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. "Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act"

Member Statements:

The Honorable Doc Hastings

Witnesses and Testimony:


Mr. Samuel D. Rauch III
Deputy Assistant Administrator
National Marine Fisheries Service
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Mr. Richard B. Robins, Jr.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council
(Truth in Testimony Form)


Mr. Rick E. Marks
Robertson, Monagle & Eastaugh, PC
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Mr. Vito Giacalone
Policy Director
Northeast Seafood Coalition
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Mr. Mark Fina, Ph.D., J.D.
Senior Policy Analyst
United States Seafood
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Mr. David A. Krebs, Jr.
President, Ariel Seafoods Inc.
Representing the Gulf Seafood Institute
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Mr. George J. Geiger
Owner and Operator
Chances Are Fishing Charters
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Mr. Jeff Deem
Recreational Fishing Alliance
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Ms. Ellen K. Pikitch, Ph.D
Professor and Executive Director
Institute for Ocean Conservation Science
School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
Stony Brook University
(Truth in Testimony Form)


Dr. Samuel Pooley
NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center

Ms. Dorothy Lowman
Pacific Fishery Management Council

Mr. Bob Rees
North Coast Chapter President
Association of Northwest Steelheaders
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Mr. Peter Shelley
Vice President
Conservation Law Foundation
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Mr. W.F. “Zeke” Grader, Jr.
Executive Director
Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations
(Truth in Testimony Form)

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