House Natural Resources Committee

Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee

A Closer Look at the Marine Sanctuary and Monument System

1324 Longworth
Tue, 19 Sep 2023 14:15:00 GMT

On Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at 10:15 a.m., in room 1324 Longworth House Office Building, the Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold an oversight hearing titled “Examining Barriers to Access in Federal Waters: A Closer Look at the Marine Sanctuary and Monument System.”

Hearing memo


Panel I
  • Jainey Bavishi, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Panel II
  • Florence Kargi, Regional Affairs Manager, Coastal Villages Region Fund, Anchorage, AK
  • Bill Gibbons-Fly, Executive Director, American Tunaboat Association
  • Eric Reid, Chair, New England Fishery Management Council
  • William Johnson Aila, Native Hawaiian Fisherman

“The administration has weaponized MPA designations to satisfy President Biden’s radical ecoagenda goals.”