Recreational boating, fishing stakeholders make case on Capitol Hill against new restrictions

The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife and Fisheries on Tuesday, June 6, held an oversight hearing, “examining the impacts of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) proposed changes to the North Atlantic Right Whale Vessel Strike Reduction Rule,” welcoming stakeholders from the $230 billion recreational boating and fishing industry to testify on what impacts the restrictions would have on businesses, jobs and coastal recreation.

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