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Legislative Hearing on H.R. 6841, H.R. 7925, H.R. 8704 & H.R. 8705 | Water, Wildlife and Fisheries Subcommittee

On Thursday, June 27, 2024, at 9:30 a.m., in Room 1324 Longworth House Office Building, the Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife and Fisheries will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills:

H.R. 6841 (Rep. Levin), To amend the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 to allow the Secretary of Commerce to establish a Coastal and Estuarine Resilience Program, and for other purposes;
H.R. 7925 (Rep. D’Esposito), “Modernizing Access to Our Public Oceans Act”;
H.R. 8704 (Rep. Carter of GA), To require the Secretary of Commerce to establish a grant program to foster enhanced coexistence between ocean users and North Atlantic right whales and other large cetacean species; and
H.R. 8705 (Rep. Graves of LA), “Fisheries Data Modernization and Accuracy Act of 2024.”

Witnesses are by invitation only.

Witnesses and Testimony

Panel I
Members of Congress 

Panel II
Dr. Evan Howell
National Marine Fisheries Service Office of Science and Technology
NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce, Silver Spring, MD (All bills)

Ms. Martha Guyas
Southeast Fisheries Policy Director
American Sportfishing Association
Tallahassee, FL (H.R. 8705)

Mr. James (Jamie) McCurry Jr.
Chief Administrative Officer
Georgia Ports Authority
Savannah, GA (H.R. 8704)

Mr. Jeff Strong
Chair of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas Board of Directors, and President of Strong’s Marine
Mattituck, NY (H.R. 7925 and H.R. 8704)

Dr. Jessica Redfern
Associate Vice President for Ocean Conservation Science, Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life, New England Aquarium
Boston, MA [Minority Witness] (H.R. 8704)