Senate Bill on New National Fisheries Marketing Advisory Panel Moves Through Committee
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by Peggy Parker - August 4, 2017
A bill to create an advisory committee to guide seafood marketing and research projects nationwide was approved by the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Wednesday, August 2, 2017.
Introduced by Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), S. 3087, The American Fisheries Advisory Committee Act would create a 25-member national panel to advise the Secretary of Commerce on projects aimed at boosting fisheries research and/or seafood marketing initiatives in six regional areas across the country.
The advisory panel would assist the Secretary of Commerce "in the awarding of fisheries research and development grants.” It establishes six regions within the AFA Committee...
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