New England and Mid-Atlantic Perspectives on Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization

Feature Image 8WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard will hold a hearing on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. titled, “New England and Mid-Atlantic Perspectives on Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization.” The hearing will explore the progress made to date and the ongoing challenges faced in transitioning to sustainable fisheries management in New England and the Mid-Atlantic since the 2006 reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA). Testimony from managers, fishermen, academics, and other stakeholders is expected to explore the impacts the MSA amendments have had on U.S. fisheries in these regions, as well as recommend potential changes to the Act for Congress to consider. 

Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard
Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 
Hearing Start Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building

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Majority Statement

  • Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV

    U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation


  • The Honorable John K. Bullard

    Regional Administrator, Northeast Regional Office
    National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Mr. C.M. "Rip" Cunningham Jr.

    New England Fishery Management Council
  • Mr. Richard B. Robins

    Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council
    Download Testimony (170.02 KB)

Witness Panel 2

  • Mr. Nick Muto

    Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance
    Download Testimony (455.88 KB)
  • Mr. John McMurray

    Owner and Operator
    "One More Cast" Charters
    Download Testimony (131.35 KB)
  • Mr. Patrick Paquette

    Recreational Angler
  • Dr. John Boreman

    Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology
    North Carolina State University
  • Dr. Josh Wiersma

    Sector Manager
    Northeast Fisheries Sectors XI/XII
    Download Testimony (255.73 KB)