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    North Pacific Perspectives on Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization

    WASHINGTON, D.C.— The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard will hold a hearing on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at…

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    West Coast and Pacific Fisheries

    Fisheries management experts from the Pacific Northwest testified on the effects of the Magnuson-Stevens Act on the region.

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    Coast Guard and NOAA Fiscal Year 2014 Budget

    Admiral Robert Papp and Kathryn Sullivan testified on their fiscal year 2014 budget requests for the respective agencies, the U.S. Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric…

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    U.S. Response to Japanese Tsunami Debris

    Coast Guard and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials testified on tsunami debris along U.S. coastlines from Japan’s March 2011 tsumani triggered by an 8.9 magnitude…

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    Lessons from BP's Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

    Witnesses testified about the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the status of ongoing environmental damage assessment. They also examined ways to improve the oil spill response process…

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    Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Cleanup and Restoration

    Witnesses spoke about the oil spill cleanup and restoration effort in the Gulf of Mexico. They also focused on new technology to clean up the oil and ways in which the government both…

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    Oil Spills from Non-Tank Vessels

    Witnesses testified about oil spill threats, risks, and vulnerabilities posed by large non-tank vessels in light of the recent spill in San Francisco Bay. Topics included the prevalence and…