Senate: General Oversight Hearing on MSA Reauthorization

Senate Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard Subcommittee held a hearing on the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), on Tuesday, February 23, at 2:30 p.m EST.

“The hearing will examine the fishery law’s successes, challenges, and future on the 40th anniversary of its enactment into law. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is currently revising a cornerstone of MSA implementation, known as National Standard 1, that prevents overfishing. The hearing will focus on that rulemaking and if revisions to the MSA are necessary.”

The sole witness was Samuel D. Rauch III, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, NOAA.

The hearing was held at the request of Senator Marco Rubio. For more details please see the Subcommittee web site.