Keeping fish management in local hands
On Wednesday, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held an oversight hearing on the creation and management of marine monuments and sanctuaries. The panel overwhelmingly objected to the lack of local input, transparency and scientific scrutiny in the marine monument designation process.
I pressed the panel on issues surrounding marine monuments and sanctuaries that take fishing management decisions away from states and transfer them to federal bureaucrats lacking the science and local expertise about state waters. You can see footage of my exchange with the witnesses below.
I hope you will contact me any time an issue that concerns you is before Congress, especially if it involves protecting our environment and the Commonwealth's resources.
It's an honor to serve you and Virginia's First District in the People's House.