Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr Questions NOAA Official on Fisheries Management: Challenges Administration on Its Data Collection Program and Economic Impacts on Fishing Communities

The hearing comes on top of concerns raised by  recreational and  commercial fishermen that the Magnuson Act is being implemented  with faulty  data and a lack of necessary scientific information on fish stocks.   The  hearing also raised issues of the economic impact that the current federal   regulatory regime for fisheries management has on fishing communities. continue