Senate Commerce Committee to Hold Hearing on Magnuson-Stevens Act

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), chair of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, & Coast Guard, today announced the witnesses who will testify at a full committee hearing on the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act in Soldotna on August 23. Additional stakeholder hearings are being planned for the fall.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 – 1:00 P.M. AKST

Full Committee


“Reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act: Oversight of Fisheries Management Successes and Challenges”


Kenai Peninsula College, 156 College Rd, Soldotna, AK 99669


Panel 1:

Dan Hull, Chair, North Pacific Fishery Management Council

Sam Cotten, Commissioner, Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Reed Morisky, Member, Alaska Board of Fisheries

Spud Woodward, Director, Coastal Resources Division, Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources


Panel 2: 

Glenn Reed, President, Pacific Seafood Processors Association

Ben Speciale, President, Yamaha Marine Group

Linda Behnken, President, Halibut Coalition; Executive Director, Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association

Ragnar Alstrom, Executive Director, Yukon Delta Fisheries Development Association

Ben Stevens, Director, Hunting & Fishing Task Force, Tanana Chiefs Conference


Panel 3:                     

Shannon Carroll, Deputy Director, Alaska Marine Conservation Council

Julie Bonney, Executive Director, Alaska Groundfish Data Bank

Lori Swanson, Executive Director, Marine Conservation Alliance

Duncan Fields, Gulf of Alaska Coastal Communities Coalition

Liz Ogilvie, Chief Marketing Officer, American Sportfishing Association

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