Our Blue Economy: Successes and Opportunities

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a hearing titled, “Our Blue Economy: Successes and Opportunities,” at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. The hearing will examine stakeholder perspectives on marine economic development and the need for federal investments in ocean technologies and fisheries.


  • The Honorable Phil Bryant, Governor, State of Mississippi
  • Mr. Michael Conathan, Executive Director, Aspen Institute, Aspen High Seas Initiative
  • Mr. Scott Deal, President and Chief Executive Officer, Maverick Boats

*Witness list subject to change

Hearing Details:

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

This hearing will take place in the Dirksen Senate Office Building G50. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on www.commerce.senate.gov.

*Note: Witness added on 3/22/19

*Note: Witness added on 3/25/19

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Majority Statement

  • Chairman Roger Wicker

Minority Statement

  • Ranking Member Maria Cantwell


  • The Honorable Phil Bryant

    State of Mississippi
  • Mr. Michael Conathan

    Executive Director
    Aspen Institute, Aspen High Seas Initiative
    Download Testimony (864.97 KB)
  • Mr. Scott Deal

    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Maverick Boats