Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee

Fishery Failures: Improving the Disaster Declaration and Relief Process

216 Hart
Wed, 25 Sep 2019 14:00:00 GMT

This hearing will examine federal and stakeholder perspectives on the fishery disaster process and how those disasters impact local communities. The hearing will also examine recent and pending disaster declarations and how the process for both declaration and relief could be improved.

  • Brigadier General (Retired) Joe Spraggins, Executive Director, Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
  • Rachel Baker, Deputy Commissioner, Alaska Department of Fish and Game
  • Chris Oliver, Assistant Administrator for the National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Robert Spottswood, Chairman, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • Ron Warren, Director of Fish Policy, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife