Livestreamed Roundtables Next Week: Coronavirus Impacts on Fisheries on Monday, Preventing Wildlife-Borne Disease Spread on Tuesday

Washington, D.C. – The House Natural Resources Committee is hosting two livestreamed events next week.

Monday, May 18

On Monday, May 18, Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), chair of the Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subcommittee, will lead a roundtable on how coronavirus has impacted fisheries around the country.

Title: Coronavirus Impacts on American Fisheries and the Seafood Supply

When: 1:00 p.m. Eastern time

Watch Live: https://bit.ly/3fSncfQ (Facebook) or https://youtu.be/DJB8z8Vy5FQ (YouTube)


  • Members of the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildilfe
  • Steve Vilnit
    Vice President of Marketing
    Capital Seaboard
  • Ashley Nichole Lewis
    Bad Ash Fishing
  • Ben Martens
    Executive Director
    Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association

Tuesday, May 19

On Tuesday, May 19, Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will lead a roundtable discussion on limiting the spread of wildlife-borne diseases to humans. Speakers will discuss how the House’s newly passed Heroes Act improves research and testing for diseases at risk of being passed to humans and how federal agencies can protect the public from animal-to-human disease transmission.

Title: Crossing the Species Barrier: The Growing Threat of Wildlife Disease to Human Health and What We Can Do About It

When: 1:00 p.m. Eastern time

Watch Live: https://bit.ly/2yRilLm (Facebook) or https://youtu.be/Dm5UMiZIBxo (YouTube)


Chair Grijalva

Christine Kreuder Johnson
Professor of Epidemiology and Ecosystem Health
School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis

Daniel Ashe
President and CEO
Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Former Director of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Leslie Dierauf
Former USGS Regional Director
Retired Wildlife Veterinarian

Dave Jessup
Former Executive Director
Wildlife Disease Association

Retired Wildlife Veterinarian

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