On February 23, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard [Acting Chair, Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK)] will hold an oversight hearing titled, “Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA) at 40: Successes, Challenges, and the Path Forward." The hearing will focus on the history and current status of the MSA and the ongoing review and revision of National Standard 1. The NOAA witness it to be determined.
(10:00 a.m.; 254 Russell Senate Office Building; the live webcast (if available), may be accessed on the Committee’s website and may begin 15 minutes or more prior to, or 15 minutes or more after, the scheduled start time.)
OLIA Lead: Topher Holmes
On March 1, the House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Power, and Oceans [Chair, Representative John Fleming (R LA-4)] will hold a legislative hearing on the Administration’s draft proposals of S 1335 and S 1336, the North Pacific Fisheries Resources Convention and South Pacific Fishery Resources Convention Implementation Act (to implement the Conventions on the Conservation and Management of High Seas Fisheries Resources in the North Pacific Ocean, South Pacific Ocean, and for other purposes). The NOAA witness is to be determined.
(2:30 p.m.; 1324 Longworth House Office Building; the live webcast (if available), may be accessed on the Committee’s website and may begin 15 minutes or more prior to, or 15 minutes or more after, the scheduled start time.)
OLIA Lead: Craig Woolcott, Hannah Mellman