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Legislative Hearing on Marine Conservation and Shark Fishery Regulations
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 1:00 PM
WPO Hearing
1324 Longworth House Office Building

Legislative Hearing On:

  • H.R. 4528 (Rep. Darren Soto of Florida), To make technical amendments to certain marine fish conservation statutes, and for other purposes.
  • Hearing Memo
  • H.R. 5248 (Rep. Daniel Webster of Florida), To amend and enhance the High Seas Driftnet Fishing Moratorium Protection Act to improve the conservation of sharks. “Sustainable Shark Fisheries and Trade Act."
  • Hearing Memo
  • H.R. 1456 (Rep. Edward R. Royce of California), To prohibit the sale of shark fins, and for other purposes. “Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2017.”
  • Hearing Memo


Mr. Alan Risenhoover
Office of Sustainable Fisheries
Silver Spring, Md.

Mr. Robert Hueter, Ph.D. 
Center for Shark Research, Mote Marine Laboratory 
Sarasota, Fla.

Mr. John Polston 
King’s Seafood 
Port Orange, Fla.

Mr. Vance Kondon 
Assistant Manager and PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer 
Rainbow Reef Dive Center 
Key Largo, Fla.

Mr. Glenn Parsons, Ph.D. 
Biology Professor
University of Mississippi 
Oxford, Miss.

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