Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs Oversight Hearing on "National Fish Hatchery System: Strategic Hatchery and Workforce Planning Report"
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | 10:00 AM
Tags: Federal Lands
Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs
Oversight Hearing on:
The Honorable John Fleming
Witnesses and Testimony:
The Honorable David P. Roe
The Honorable Eric A. “Rick” Crawford
The Honorable Doug Collins
Mr. David Hoskins
Ms. Diane Parks
The National Fish Hatchery System was established in 1871 to address seriously declining fish populations by building a network of federal hatcheries to propagate fishery resources for future generations of Americans. These facilities, which average more than 70 years old, produce and distribute 140 million fish and 120 million fish eggs with a value over $5 billion each year. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently issued a “Strategic Hatchery and Workforce Planning Report” which accelerates the ongoing transition from stocking efforts to the recovery and restoration of federally listed species. The report now ranks the priorities of the hatchery system as: recovery, restoration, tribal treaty programs, native species mitigation propagation and non-native species mitigation propagation. This hearing will examine this report and the negative effects that the recommendations in this report would have on American jobs and the economy.
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