On Tuesday, February 2, 2016, the House Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held a legislative hearing on H.R. 3070, a bill introduced by Rep. Lee Zeldin (NY), “to clarify that for purposes of all Federal laws governing marine fisheries management, the landward boundary of the exclusive economic zone between areas south of Montauk, New York, and Point Judith, Rhode Island, and for other purposes.”
Other legislation being considered at this hearing was H.R. 4245 introduced by Rep. Chellie Pingree (ME), “to exempt importation and exportation of sea urchins and sea cucumbers from licensing requirements under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.”
Please see the hearing memo and the committee website for more information about the hearing.
Learn more about the issue in this blog post by Capt. John McMurray, “With Striped Bass, We’d Better Pay Attention”.