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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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Otters remain in harm’s way of H.R. 4043 – Bill hearing before Full Natural Resource Committee

Last week, southern sea otter conservation dodged a bullet as House Bill H.R. 4043 was not included as an amendment to H.R. 4310 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 in the Armed Services Committee Hearing. This is … 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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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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Sea otter bill may see movement before the year is out

Now that it’s hit the Senate, we’re waiting for news on when the Sea Otter Recovery and Research Act will gain speed again. A contact in DC suggested that it might get some movement before the year is out, which … Continue reading

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Sea Otter bill passes in the House

We tweeted and facebooked in glee as soon as we heard the news, but somehow it slipped my mind to post it here. At any rate, the Sea Otter Research and Recovery Act passed the House on Tuesday with a … Continue reading

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We need your help on the sea otter bill!!

A few weeks ago I posted the bad news that the Sea Otter Research and Recovery Act had been pulled from the floor before the vote. Well it’s coming back! We have been told that the bill is likely to … Continue reading

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