Please see below for analyses of fisheries-related legislation prior to 2021. For the latest legislative information, please go to our main On Capitol Hill page.
The 116th Congress
H.R. 3697, substantially similar to H.R. 200 (introduced in the last Congress), would weaken the conservation and management provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Act. Learn More.
This bipartisan/bicameral bill would establish a national grant program to support initiatives to educate, train, and mentor young and novice fishermen around the county. Learn More.
This bill would establish a Working Waterfront Task Force and a grant program to support coastal businesses and industries. Learn More.
The 115th Congress
The Network’s detailed insights into various pieces of legislation relevant to the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act. Learn More.
H.R. 200, the “Strengthening Fishing Communities & Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act of 2017”
H.R. 200 would undermine the strong science and conservation measures within the current Magnuson-Stevens Act and increase uncertainty in the future management of our fisheries. Learn more.
This bill could roll back many of the conservation gains we’ve made through the Magnuson-Stevens Act’s science-based approach to fisheries management. Learn More & Act Now.
The Network has concluded that this bill would undo many of the conservation gains made over the past ten years.
Prior to the 115th Congress
On June 17th, 2016, the full House Natural Resources Committee marked up H.R. 3094, the “Gulf States Red Snapper Management Authority Act”. Why we consider this bill the wrong approach to fisheries management.
Senate Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard Subcommittee hearing on the Magnuson-Stevens Act. Learn more.
On February 2nd, the House Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held a hearing on this bill. Learn more.
Passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in June, 2015. The Network believes this bill is the wrong foundation for reauthorizing the Magnuson-Stevens Act. Learn more.