Legislative: Hearing on Marine Conservation and Shark Fishery Regulations

Water, Power and Oceans Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Time: 01:00 PM Location: Longworth House Office Building 1324


  • H.R. 4528 (Rep. Darren Soto of Florida), To make technical amendments to certain marine fish conservation statutes, and for other purposes.
  • 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."
  • 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.”


  1. Christopher Oliver
    Assistant Administrator
    National Marine Fisheries Service
  2. Robert Hueter, Ph.D.
    Center for Shark Research, Mote Marine Laboratory
  3. John Polston
    King's Seafood
  4. Vance Kondon
    Assistant Manager and PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
    Rainbow Reef Dive Center
  5. Glenn Parsons, Ph.D.
    Biology Professor
    University of Mississippi