Tag Archives: House of Representatives

No West Coast fishery relief funds again in Congress’ $1.2T spending bill

For Yurok Tribe member Sammy Gensaw III, the divide between Capitol Hill and his hometown of Requa on the mouth of the Klamath River is measured in more than miles. The tribe and commercial fishermen across the West Coast learned this past week that the House of Representatives once again did not include fishery disaster relief funds in a $1.2 trillion spending bill it approved. The relief funds would aid fishermen who suffered major losses after the disastrous 2015-2016 crab season and 2016 salmon season. This year’s salmon season was even worse, with the forecast return of Klamath River Chinook salmon being the lowest on record. click here to read the story 10:22

Representatives and Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act.

Congressman Young Shares Thought Upon passage of HR 1335  Pingree opposes rollback of fishery regulations  Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee Rep Jones’ changes to fishery management passed in legislation Rep Debbie Dingell slams environmental impact cut in fishery bill Telling fish stories in the House. Kevin McCarthey, Sam Farr  Speaker Boehner on MSA Reauthiorization Mass Reps Moulton, Keating, and Lynch, Usage of Asset Forfeiture Funds  Rep. Curbelo (FL-26) 16:06

White House vow to veto fishing law changes sends a very poor message to fishermen

world_war_ii_fish_poster_1943_thumbDavid Goethel, a Hampton, New Hampshire-based fisherman of species such as cod and haddock, said the threat of a veto is premature and a “very poor message” to send to fishermen who are struggling with tough catch quotas. He said Young’s proposal is “common sense in fisheries management” and deserves a hard look. Goethel said Young’s proposal could help Northeastern regional managers rebuild cod while allowing fishermen to still seek similar species such as haddock and Pollock. Read the rest here 08:44