WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard will hold a hearing entitled “Improvements and Innovations in Fishery Management and Data Collection” on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), chair of the subcommittee, will convene the hearing.
The hearing will focus on the importance of reliable fishery data and fish stock assessments. Witnesses will discuss how innovative data collection and scientific methods can improve the accuracy of stock assessments and lead to better fishery management.
- The Honorable Kathryn Sullivan, Ph.D., Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- Mr. Robert Beal, Executive Director, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
- Mr. Brett Fitzgerald, Executive Director, Snook and Gamefish Foundation
- Dr. Steven A. Murawski, Professor and Peter Betzer Endowed Chair of Biological Oceanography, University of South Florida
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard hearing titled, “Improvements and Innovations in Fishery Management and Data Collection"
This hearing will take place in Senate Russell Office Building, Room 253. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available here.