Center for Sustainable Fisheries Statement on Bill No. 4742 – Listening Session with Congressman Tierney and Congressman DeFazio

viewer-call-to-action-e1381518852468Tuesday, July 1, 2014 –  On May 29th, the House Natural Resources Committee (“the Committee”) passed (23-17) Congressman Doc Hasting’s Bill No. 4742 (“the Bill”), called the “Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act,” to reauthorize and amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (“MSA”).  The Center for Sustainable Fisheries (“CSF”) is supportive of the Bill because it re-iterates Congress’ intent to have a science-based management system that includes three tenets of good science: transparency; cooperation; and collaboration.  By affording flexibility to the Councils and Secretary the Bill also re-iterates Congressional intent to balance and equally meet all goals of the MSA in Fishery Management Plans (“FMPs”) and management measures. Read more here 16:00