Jun 1, 2015

House Votes to Cut Regulation in U.S. Fishing Industry

Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) today issued the following statement upon House passage of H.R. 1335, the Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization):

“Our domestic seafood industry supports hundreds of thousands of jobs and generates billions in revenue each year. But the current regulations and data that govern our fisheries need to be updated to best manage our domestic supply of fish.

This bill improves the management of federal fisheries by reforming some of the rigid and broad-sweeping regulations that impede economic and job growth in the seafood industry. This legislation requires government to work in conjunction with local fishermen and outside groups, empowering local decision-making and keeping government accountable.

 I would like to extend my thanks to Rep. Don Young (AK-AL), Chairman Bishop (UT-01), and the Natural Resources Committee for their work on this important bill that will grow jobs throughout the fishing industry in the U.S.”