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  • Fishermen Need More Flexibility than NOAA Doles Out
    Press Release
    Oct 17, 2016 -
    Last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced a new rule that will provide regional fishery management councils with more flexibility in catch limits. The rule is aligned with a provision in the Committee’s H.R. 1335 (Rep. Don Young, R-AK), the “Strengthening Fishing Communities and In... More
  • Committee Pushes Back on Potential Marine Monument Designations
    Press Release
    Sep 29, 2015 -
    Today, the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held an oversight hearing on the designations of Marine National Monuments, which are unilateral executive actions that usurp established regional fisheries management plans and impose significant economic and environmental impacts regionally and nationwide. In particu... More
  • U.S. House Passes Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization with Bipartisan Support
    Press Release
    Jun 1, 2015 -
    This evening, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1335, the “Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act,” legislation reauthorizing the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), the primary law governing fisheries resource management in offsh... More
  • FLOWCHART: The Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization
    Press Release
    May 29, 2015 -
    Next week the House will consider H.R. 1335 – “The Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act” (Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization). The bill improves the conservation and management of U.S. fishery resources and will support a more robust domestic seafood industry and greate... More
  • Committee Advances Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization
    Press Release
    Apr 30, 2015 -
    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources completed the markup of H.R. 1335, the “Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act,” legislation reauthorizing the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), the primary law governing fisheries resources m... More
  • Chairman Hastings' Statement on Markup of Magnuson-Stevens Legislation (H.R. 4742)
    Press Release
    May 29, 2014 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) delivered the following opening statement (as prepared) at today’s Full Committee Markup of H.R. 4742, “Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act.” “The Committee will now be considering HR 4742, the Strengthe... More
  • Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act (H.R. 4742)
    Committee Votes
    May 29, 2014 -
    Reporting H.R. 4742 Out of Committee (Passed 24-17. View Roll Call Vote) This legislation would renew, strengthen, and improve the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management act with common sense reforms that increase management flexibility based on science, ensure greater government transparency, promote res... More
  • Chairman Hastings Delivers Speech on the Magnuson-Stevens Act
    Op-Eds and Speeches
    Apr 24, 2014 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) delivered the following speech today at the University of Washington, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, Symposium on the Magnuson-Stevens Act: “Thank you for having me here today to discuss the Magnuson-Stevens Act and our current efforts in Congress t... More
  • Chairman Hastings Seeks Public Input on Draft Plan to Strengthen and Improve our Nation’s Fisheries
    Press Release
    Dec 19, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) today unveiled a draft proposal to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, which was last authorized by Congress in 2006 through fiscal year 2013. The draft proposal, H.R. ____ Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increas... More
  • Chairman Hastings Looks Ahead to 2014
    Press Release
    Dec 12, 2013 -
    House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) delivered the following statement at today’s Full Committee hearing previewing several activities and focuses for next year: “Before proceeding with today’s hearing, there are several general announcements that I would like to make regarding Committee busi... More
  • ICYMI: A look into Magnuson-Stevens with On the Record with Greta Van Susteren
    Blog
    Sep 16, 2013 -
    Last week, On the Record with Greta Van Susteren took a look at Northeastern fishermen whose businesses have been affected by the Magnuson-Stevens Act. On Wednesday, the House Natural Resources held a hearing on the "Re-authorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act" where witnesses calle... More
  • Witnesses Call for Increased Flexibility in the Reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act
    Press Release
    Sep 11, 2013 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Committee held its fourth oversight hearing of the 113th Congress on the “Reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.” This hearing examined potential reforms needed to make sure the law benefits both fish and fishermen. The Magnuson-Stevens Fisher... More
  • Chairman Hastings Discusses Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization at Fisheries Conference
    Press Release
    May 7, 2013 -
    Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA -04) spoke at the third Managing Our Nation’s Fisheries Conference coordinated by the Regional Fishery Management Councils and hosted by the Pacific Fishery Management Council. During his remarks, Chairman Hastings discussed the reauthorization of the M... More
  • Witnesses Agree Federal Fishery Management is Flawed: Fishery Health, Small Businesses, Local Economies Hurt by Federal Overregulation, Lack of Accurate Data
    Press Release
    Aug 25, 2012 -
    Today, the House Natural Resources Committee held a Full Committee oversight field hearing in Panama City, Florida entitled, “Fishing = Jobs: How Strengthening America’s Fisheries Strengthens Our Economy.” Florida’s fishing industry contributes billions of dollars in fishing–related expenditures each year and supports ... More
 

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