Senate Commerce Subcommittee Continues Series on Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization
Today, the U.S. Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard held a hearing entitled “Reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act: Oversight of Fisheries Management Successes and Challenges.” The Subcommittee heard from two panels of witnesses representing recreational, commercial and charter-for-hire fishermen.
Recreational Fishing Industry Leaders Among Witnesses
The recreational fishing and boating community today applauded the introduction of the RED SNAPPER Act, a bill to improve the way the recreational red snapper fishery is managed in the Gulf of Mexico.
Recreational angling stakeholders gathered on Capitol Hill today for a Congressional Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy Luncheon along with coordinated congressional office visits. Event sponsors included American Sportfishing Association, Center for Sportfishing Policy, Coastal Conservation Association, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, National Marine Manufacturers Association, and Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.
Recreational Fishermen Laud Wicker, Nelson and Colleagues