Full Committee Oversight Hearing on “The Management of Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act”
Oversight Hearing on:
Archived Video Webcast:
The Honorable Doc Hastings
Witnesses and Testimony:
Federal management of red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico has been contentious and recent actions by states and the courts have created uncertainty for fishermen. This continued uncertainty has serious consequences for the economic well-being of many coastal communities. The Committee is currently examining issues for the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Act) and this hearing will allow the Committee to hear testimony on the potential development of a regional management plan for the recreational sector to allow for more flexibility in the existing management structure. The Committee will also hear testimony on how the Act could be modified to create better management of the red snapper fishery resource in the Gulf of Mexico.
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