Legislative: Hybrid WOW Legislative Hearing – November 16, 2021

Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 Time: 02:00 PM Location: Longworth House Office Building 1324 Presiding: The Honorable Jared Huffman, Chair

On Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. EST, in room 1324 Longworth House Office Building and Cisco WebEx online video conferencing, the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife will hold a legislative hearing on the following bills:  

  • H.R. 59 (Rep. Don Young, R-AK), To amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide flexibility for fishery managers and stability for fishermen, and for other purposes. Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act.
  • H.R. 4690 (Rep. Jared Huffman, D-CA), To reauthorize and amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, and for other purposes. Sustaining America’s Fisheries for the Future Act of 2021.
  • H.R. 5770 (Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-MI), To improve the management of forage fish. Forage Fish Conservation Act of 2021.

Witness List

Panel I: Congressional Witnesses

Representative Debbie Dingell (H.R. 5770)

Michigan, 12th Congressional District

Panel II: Administration and Government Witnesses

Ms. Janet Coit (testimony)

Assistant Administrator, National Marine Fisheries Service

Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere Deputy NOAA Administrator

Mr. Marc Gorelnik (testimony)

Chair of Council Coordination Committee Chair of Pacific Fishery Management Council

Panel III: Expert Witnesses

Ms. Mary Peltola (testimony)

Executive Director

Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

Mr. William J. Aila (testimony)


Hawaiian Homes Commission

Dr. Willy Goldsmith (testimony)

Executive Director

American Saltwater Guides Association

Mr. Shannon Carroll (testimony)

Associate Director of Public Policy Trident Seafoods

Mr. John Pappalardo (testimony)


Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance, Inc.

Dr. Sean Powers (testimony)

School of Marine & Environmental Sciences, Dauphin Island Sea Lab

University of South Alabama

Ms. Meredith Moore (testimony)

Director - Fish Conservation Program Ocean Conservancy

For hearing materials and schedules, please visit U.S. House of Representatives, Committee Repository at http://docs.house.gov/