On December 1, the House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing regarding several bills aimed at amending the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. The Magnuson-Stevens Act, or MSA for short, was originally passed in 1976, and its goal was to prevent overfishing and effectively manage fish stocks in the US by creating regional fishery … Continue reading Recent Hearing with the House of Representatives Natural Resource Committee
77 What does that number mean to you? Right now, it’s the big bad number for the environment. Did you know that, in addition to working on raising the debt ceiling, Congress is also working on next fiscal year’s budget? The House of Representatives is debating and voting on appropriations bills, and here’s where the … Continue reading House Appropriations Bill Weighed Down by Amendments
The following article can also be found on the website of Congressman Sam Farr (Democrat – 17th district of California). His efforts yesterday have made a huge difference, and we here at Marine Conservation Institute are very appreciative! We hope everyone will voice support for Congressman Farr’s amendment to the House Commerce, Justice, & Science … Continue reading Way to go, Congressman Farr!