Our Klamath Basin Water Crisis
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PRESS RELEASE: House Resource
Pombo, Frank and Young
This legislation would
reauthorize the thirty-year-old
Fishery Conservation and Management Act,
which expired in 1999, and established the eight
Regional Fishery Management Councils
responsible for the conservation and sustainable
of Magnuson-Stevens is long overdue, and I'm proud
of the work my friend Barney Frank and I put forth
to introduce this strong bipartisan bill,"
Chairman Pombo said.
"This legislation incorporates
and builds upon the U.S. Ocean Commission's
recommendations to provide long term balance,
sustainability and protection for
The U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy in 2004 released its recommendations on oceans sustainability and security, including several policy suggestions regarding the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. H.R. 5018 embraces many of the Commissions' recommendations to Congress, including an increased emphasis on scientific advice.
"I appreciate Congressman Pombo's willingness to
work with me, as the Representative of one of the
major fisheries in the
Key components of the legislation include the following:
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