Category Archives: legislation

Fisheries exemptions included in 2013 House National Defense Authorization Act

On May 17th, Rep. Gallegly made a floor statement for his amendment, formerly House Bill HR 4043, to the 2013 House National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to establish “Military Readiness Areas” and provide unprecedented protections for all commercial fishery interests … Continue reading

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House Subcommittee Hearing on H.R. 4043 hits the Target

House Bill H.R. 4043 had its day before the House Natural Resource Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs on April 19th.  The witnesses before the committee to provide testimony were: Donald Schregardus, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy … Continue reading

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US Fish and Wildlife Service opens Public Comment Period to End No Otter Zone

On Friday, August 26, 2011, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) opened the 60 day public comment period on their proposal to end the 24-year-old southern sea otter translocation program and to abolish the otter management zone. This is … Continue reading

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HR 261: Ban Offshore Oil

Although oil is highly toxic and dangerous to all living creatures, our favorite furry friends are exceptionally susceptible to oil’s negative impacts. Sea otters rely on their dense fur to keep them warm in the water and, when oiled, they … Continue reading

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Can you help send sea otters to Washington DC?

Today we launched our Give Sea Otters a Voice Fund, and are asking for holiday donations to send sea otters to Washington DC. Technically we’re not going to send the actual sea otters to DC–don’t worry! In addition to being … Continue reading

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The Marine Mammal Protection Act turns 37!

Today marks the 37th Anniversary of the Marine Mammal Protection Act. We can all be grateful for this in some way or another. Continue reading

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