Hearings on the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act began in Congress last week and more will continue after the Spring recess, however, Senator Mark Begich told us, those aren’t the only fishery related issues on the docket in D.C.
Sen. Begich(D-AK): “Catch shares will always come up, observers still a big concern, and I think some of Alaskans are bringing to the forefront the in regards to the new technology and the lack of use of technology by NOAA. We’ll talk about warming of the waters, acidification, and then of course ocean policy you know, the whole idea that the White House wants to zone the ocean.”
Begich says he is still making the fight to stop Frankenfish from going to US markets. He also is fighting fraud within the seafood industry.