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NOAA laments loss of Democratic senator in Magnuson reform – What NOAA? POLITICS NOT YOUR PLACE!

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration told Fortune magazine in an article detailing the history of and turmoil around the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act that “it remains unclear if the administration will put forward a reauthorization bill” after Begich’s defeat. “It is reasonable to assume that the recent election, including the loss of Senator , has added uncertainty to the process,” NOAA said in a statement to Fortune. Read the rest here 17:38

Begich Introduces Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Bill

As the 113th Congress nears its close, U.S. Senator Mark Begich has introduced legislation to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA), the primary federal law that governs marine fisheries management in U.S. waters. Read the rest here 20:51

Begich to Introduce Legislation to Promote Ocean Acidification Monitoring and Protect Alaska Fisheries

Today, U.S. Senator Mark Begich joined Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) to call for a national strategy to address ocean acidification and prevent harm to Alaska and our nation’s commercial fishing industry. <Read more here> 21:01

MSA Reauthorization:Senate Bill On Magnuson-Stevens Coming Soon, Says Begich

“We have not laid down our bill yet,” said Begich. “We’re probably another six to eight weeks away form that. My hope is to finish out the second quarter of this year with a bill coming out of committee and headed to the floor.” Read [email protected]  17:04

Sens. Murkowski & Begich differ on EPA and Bristol Bay

FISH-With-Mic-Logo-GRAPHIC-303-x-400-e1360148757522This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – Alaska’s US Senators don’t see eye to eye on the EPA  at Bristol Bay. Their views can be heard here 18:36

Begich: NGO Sustainability Certification Too Subjective

MSC-LogoLast week Senator Mark Begich said the MSC’s certification model was too subjective, and that if the federal government wants to ensure the seafood it sources is sustainable – and includes Alaska salmon – the procedure needs to change. [email protected]  16:11

From the Deckboss -,Cantwell, Begich urge administration to open Bristol Bay red king crab fishery

Here’s a letter from two Democratic senators, Maria Cantwell of Washington and Mark Begich of Alaska, who say the ongoing government shutdown should not preclude opening the lucrative Bristol Bay red king crab fishery. Deckboss

During his third stop in a series of meetings, Begich, D-Alaska, spoke about Alaskans being unified in their approach when negotiating at the federal level.

The senator, who chairs the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere and Fisheries and is spearheading the re-authorization, has seen several of the same issues surface during his tours of Alaskan communities including by-catch, changes in ocean temperature; however Cook Inlet fishermen also emphasized the importance of genetic testing and the expense of having observers on commercial fishing vessels. [email protected]  11:10

Begich takes issue with Wal-Mart salmon decision (Take the gloves off, then)

Begich, in a letter to the president and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., asked the company reconsider making the council the “sole arbiter” of which fish Wal-Mart sells.

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Begich, Wicker, Schatz Introduce NOAA Corps Amendments Act

MarineLink.com – U.S. Senators Mark Begich, Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) introduced legislation to strengthen the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Commissioned Officer Corps as a national asset and improve its ability to recruit and retain talented candidates like other uniformed services. continued