Magnuson-Stevens Act at 40: Successes, Challenges and the Path Forward

February 23, 2016

The Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), the law that guides the management of federal fisheries, on Tuesday, February 23, at 2:30 p.m.
 
The hearing will examine the fishery law’s successes, challenges, and future on the 40th anniversary of its enactment into law. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is currently revising a cornerstone of MSA implementation, known as National Standard 1, that prevents overfishing. The hearing will focus on that rulemaking and if revisions to the MSA are necessary.
 
Witness:
 
The Honorable Samuel D. Rauch III, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Hearing Details:
 
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
2:30 p.m.
 
Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard Subcommittee hearing
 
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 on www.commerce.senate.gov.

For reporters interested in reserving a seat, please contact the press gallery:

• Periodical Press Gallery – 202-224-0265

• Radio/Television Gallery – 202-224-6421

• Press Photographers Gallery – 202-224-6548

• Daily Press Gallery – 202-224-0241

Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid or service, including closed captioning service for the webcast hearing, should contact Stephanie Gamache at 202-224-5511 at least three business days in advance of the hearing date.

Webcast

Majority Statement

  • Senator Dan Sullivan

Witness Panel 1

  • The Honorable Samuel D. Rauch III

    Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration