Bills and resolutions

Coral Reef Conservation Act: reauthorize (see S. 2429), S5311 [1AU] (see H.R. 4160), H7488 [2AU]

Dept. of Commerce: establish a permanent revenue-based disaster assistance program for commercial fishermen and farm-raised fish producers (see S. 2209), S5012 [23JY]

Dept. of Transportation: modify definition of agricultural commodities to include horticultural and aquacultural products to exempt companies from certain shipping regulations (see S. 2025), S4628 [27JN]

EPA: prohibit sewage dumping into Great Lakes (see S. 2210), S5012 [23JY] (see H.R. 3894), H7240 [23JY]

Federal agencies and departments: establish prize competitions for innovation or adaptation management development relative to coral reef ecosystems (see S. 1922), S4168 [20JN] (see H.R. 3384), H5005 [20JN]

FEMA: include algal blooms in definition of major disaster (see H.R. 414), H358 [9JA]

Fish and fishing: establish measures to combat invasive lionfish by adding such fish to list of injurious species that are prohibited from being imported or shipped (see H.R. 417), H358 [9JA]

Government regulations: prohibit authorization of commercial finfish aquaculture operations in the exclusive economic zone except in accordance with a law authorizing such action (see H.R. 2467), H3404 [1MY]

Inter-Agency Task Force on Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia: develop plan for reducing, mitigating, and controlling harmful algal blooms and hypoxia in south Florida (see S. 10), S19 [3JA] (see H.R. 335), H283 [8JA]

NOAA: clarify that during a lapse in appropriations certain services relative to Harmful Algal Bloom Operational Forecasting System are excepted services under Anti-Deficiency Act (see H.R. 3297), H4700 [14JN]

——— establish an Ocean Acidification Advisory Board to study impacts of ocean acidification (see H.R. 1237), H2029 [14FE]

Occupational safety and health: limit recovery for certain injuries incurred by workers in shellfish aquaculture activities if State workers’ compensation is available (see H.R. 2425), H3339 [30AP]

Territories: authorize management of Federal submerged lands off of territories for offshore energy, establish offshore wind lease sale requirements, and provide dedicated funding for coral reef conservation (see S. 499), S1382 [14FE] (see H.R. 1014), H1390 [6FE]

U.S. Coral Reef Task Force: establish (see S. 2429), S5311 [1AU] (see H.R. 4160), H7488 [2AU]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: enact as law certain regulations relative to the taking of double-crested cormorants to reduce depredation at aquaculture facilities and protect public resources (see H.R. 1242), H2030 [14FE]


Coastal and Ocean Acidification Stressors and Threats (COAST) Research Act: Edward Feser and Irem Tumer, Oregon State University, H4323 [5JN]

——— Ella (Josie) Quintrell, Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Association, H4321 [5JN]

——— Jan Newton, Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems, H4321 [5JN]

——— John Barth and Caren Brady, Oregon Coordinating Council on Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia, H4323 [5JN]

——— Jonathan W. White, Consortium for Ocean Leadership, H4324 [5JN]

——— Margaret A. Pilaro, Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association, H4322 [5JN]

——— Marjorie Mulhall, Earthjustice (organization), H4321 [5JN]

——— Randy Fisher, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, H4325 [5JN]

——— Sarah Cooley, Ocean Conservancy (organization), H4321 [5JN]

——— several fisheries associations, H4325 [5JN]

——— Stefanie Sekich-Quinn and Charlie Plybon, Surfrider Foundation, H4324 [5JN]

Remarks in House

Florida: tribute to Toxic 18 Group for work documenting issues relative to algal blooms in Treasure Coast, H3297 [29AP]

NOAA: establish an Ocean Acidification Advisory Board to study impacts of ocean acidification (H.R. 1237), H4318–H4325 [5JN]

Remarks in Senate

Climate: impact of climate change on fishing industry, S4499–S4501 [25JN]

Reports filed

Coastal and Ocean Acidification Stressors and Threats (COAST) Research Act: Committee on Science, Space, and Technology (House) (H.R. 1237) (H. Rept. 116–86), H4174 [28MY]

Texts of

H.R. 1237, Coastal and Ocean Acidification Stressors and Threats (COAST) Research Act, H4318–H4320 [5JN]