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HAPPENING NOW: Biscayne Bay Field Hearing

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Washington, August 3, 2015 | comments

On Monday, August 3, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. (EDT) the House Committee on Natural Resources and the House Committee on Small Business will hold a joint oversight hearing titled, “Restricted Access at Biscayne National Park and Implications for Fishermen, Small Businesses, the Local Economy and Environment.”  This hearing will be held at the William F. Dickinson Community Center, 1601 N. Krome Avenue, in Homestead, Florida.

If you need further information, please contact Kiel Weaver, William Ball or Alex Semanko, staff of the Committee on Natural Resources at (202) 225-8331 or Viktoria Ziebarth, staff of the Committee on Small Business at (202) 225-5821.

Member Statements:

Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-1)
Chairman
House Committee on Natural Resources

Congressman Carlos Curbelo (FL-26)
Acting Chairman
House Committee on Small Business

Witnesses:

PANEL I

Dr. Jerry Ault Professor 
Department of Marine Ecosystems and Society
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
University of Miami
Miami, Florida

Mr. Bryan Boyd, Owner
Ocean Blue Yacht Sales
Stuart, Florida

Mr. Brian Carlstrom, Superintendent
Biscayne National Park
Homestead, Florida

Mr. Luis Garcia, Owner

Garcia’s Seafood Grille & Fish Market
Garcia Brothers Wholesale,   Inc.
Miami, Florida

Mr. Carl Liederman, Owner
Captain Harry’s Fishing Supply
Miami, Florida

Ms. Jessica McCawley, Director
Division of Marine Fisheries Management
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Tallahassee, Florida

Mr. Ernie Piton
Commercial Fishermen
Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen’s Association,
Key Largo, Florida

Mr. Scott Salyers
Palmetto Bay, Florida

Mr. Bouncer Smith, Owner
Bouncer’s Dusky 33 Fishing Charters
Miami, Florida

Mr. Jimbo Thomas
Charter boat Captain
Miami, Florida

 Witness List

Hearing Notice

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