Building a Stronger and More Resilient Seafood Sector

July 29, 2020

253 Russell Senate Office Building

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a hearing titled, “Building a Stronger and More Resilient Seafood Sector,” at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. This hearing will examine the national and regional impacts of COVID-19 on the seafood industry and the effects of the fish disaster funding provided in the CARES Act. Witnesses will have the opportunity to discuss the work that needs to be done to sustain and restore a more resilient U.S. seafood sector.


  • Ms. Leann Bosarge, Council Member, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council
  • Ms. Cora Campbell, Council Member, North Pacific Fishery Management Council
  • Dr. Paul Doremus, Deputy Assistant Administrator of Operations, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Mr. Phil Anderson, Chair, Pacific Fishery Management Council

*Witness list subject to change

Hearing Details:

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
10:00 a.m.
Full Committee Hearing

This hearing will take place in the Russell Senate Office Building 253. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on

*In order to maintain physical distancing as advised by the Office of the Attending Physician, seating for credentialed press will be limited throughout the course of the hearing. Due to current limited access to the Capitol complex, the general public is encouraged to view this hearing via the live stream.

**Witness list updated 7/28/2020


Majority Statement

  • Chairman Roger Wicker

Minority Statement

  • Ranking Member Maria Cantwell

Witness Panel 1