12 Senators Write to Commerce, Treasury to Extend MMPA Protections Internationally
On June 20, 12 U.S. Senators, led by Sen. Jay Rockefeller, wrote to Acting Commerce Secretary Cameron Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew calling for measures in the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) to apply to seafood imported to the U.S.
Currently, all fisheries in U.S. waters must follow strict regulations to limit any potential harm to marine mammals. The letter asks that these rules now apply to international fisheries that sell their catch domestically.
October 21, 2014 -- Look, It’s time our federal lawmakers tackled this issue — and NOAA’s budgeted revenues — head on.
That means ensuring that a far greater share of this money — dedicated to the fishing industry, not the federal government’s grotesque management of it — is headed this way.
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