Commerce to Hold Field Hearing on Magnuson-Stevens Act in Alaska

July 25, 2017

WASHINGTON – The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will hold a hearing titled “Reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act: Oversight of Fisheries Management Successes and Challenges” at 1:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time (AKST) on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. The first hearing in the series examining our nation’s fishery laws will be held on August 1, 2017.

Panel I:

-  Dan Hull, Chair, North Pacific Fishery Management Council, Anchorage, AK
-  Sam Cotten, Commissioner, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Juneau, AK
-  Reed Morisky, Member, Alaska Board of Fisheries, Juneau, AK
-  Spud Woodward, Director, Coastal Resources Division, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Brunswick, GA

Panel II:

-  Glenn Reed, President, Pacific Seafood Processors Association, Seattle, WA
-  Ben Speciale, President, Yamaha Marine Group, Kennesaw, GA
-  Linda Behnken, President, Halibut Coalition; Executive Director, Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association, Sitka, AK
-  Ragnar Alstrom, Executive Director, Yukon Delta Fisheries, Anchorage, AK
-  Ben Stevens, Director, Hunting & Fishing Task Force, Tanana Chiefs Conference, Fairbanks, AK

Panel III:

-  Shannon Carroll, Deputy Director, Alaska Marine Conservation Council, Anchorage, AK
-  Julie Bonney, Executive Director, Alaska Groundfish Data Bank, Kodiak, AK
-  Lori Swanson, Executive Director. Marine Conservation Alliance, Juneau, AK
-  Duncan Fields, Gulf of Alaska Coastal Communities Coalition, Anchorage, AK
-  Liz Ogilvie, Keep America Fishing Director, American Sportfishing Association, Alexandria, VA

Hearing Details:

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
1:00 p.m. AKST
Full Committee
Kenai Peninsula College
156 College Road
Soldotna, AK 99669

Witness testimony will be available on 

NOTE: Witnesses added on August 18, 2017.