Full Committee Oversight Hearing on "Reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act"
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 | 10:00 AM
Tags: Federal Lands , Full Committee , Oversight , Fisheries
Oversight Hearing on:
The Honorable Doc Hastings
Archived Video Webcast:
Witnesses and Testimony:
This is the fourth oversight hearing that has been held this year on the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, which expires at the end of Fiscal Year 2013. The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act is the primary statute governing fishing activities in Federal waters and expires at the end of Fiscal Year 2013. Some of the specific issues raised during these hearings include: basing annual catch limits on better science; requiring participant approval of new catch share programs; allowing rebuilding flexibility for certain fisheries; using NOAA enforcement funds to acquire better fisheries information; requiring decisions on commercial fisheries disaster assistance in a timely manner; and requiring better transparency for the activities and decisions of the regional fishery management councils.
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