The Future of Ocean Governance: Building Our National Ocean Policy

November 4, 2009

253 SR

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation announces the following Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard Subcommittee hearing on The Future of Ocean Governance: Building Our National Ocean Policy.

Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid or service, including closed captioning service for webcast hearings, should contact Naomi Eskin at 202-224-5115 at least three business days in advance of the hearing date.


Majority Statement

  • John D. Rockefeller, IV

  • Maria Cantwell


Witness Panel 1

  • The Honorable Nancy Sutley

    Council on Environmental Quality
    Sutley Testimony (113.85 KB)
  • The Honorable Jane Lubchenco

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • The Honorable Thad Allen

    U.S. Coast Guard
    Allen Testimony (149.81 KB)
  • The Honorable Laura Davis

    Associate Deputy Secretary
    U.S. Department of the Interior
    Davis Testimony (42.23 KB)

Witness Panel 2

  • Mr. Billy Frank Jr.

    Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
    Frank Testimony (171.46 KB)
  • Dr. Dennis Takashi-Kelso

    Executive Vice President
    The Ocean Conservancy
  • Mr. Matthew Paxton

    Government Relations Counsel
    Coastal Conservation Association
    Paxton Testimony (36.03 KB)
  • Ms. Carolyn Elefant

    Legislative and Regulatory Counsel
    Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition