Testimony before the Maryland General Assembly

The Delmarva Fisheries Association takes ts role as an advocate fro the commercial fishery very seriously, submitting written testimony in support or opposition of legislation pending before the General Assembly as well as traveling frequently to Annapolis to provide oral testimony. Using the links below, you are welcome to review our work on your behalf.

2019 Legislative Session

House Bill 1, House Bill 40 & Senate Bill 145 – Prohibition on Dredging Man O’War Shoals
– DFA Written Testimony for House here and Senate here.
– Oral Testimony for House here and Senate here.

House Bill 298 and Senate Bill 448 – Tributary-Scale Sanctuaries
– DFA Written Testimony for House here and Senate here.
– Oral Testimony for House here and Senate here.

House 348 and Senate Bill 362 – Shell First
– DFA Written Testimony for House here and Senate here.
– Oral testimony for the Senate here.

House Bill 720 and Senate Bill 830 – Oyster FMP
– DFA Written Testimony for Senate here.
– Oral testimony for House here and Senate here.

Senate Bill 683 – Oyster Harvest Impact
– DFA Written Testimony for Senate here.
– Oral testimony here.

House Bill 921 – Conowingo WQC
– DFA Written testimony for House here.

Other Bills of Interest can be viewed here.

Correspondence of Note

DFA Chairman Opposes HB 1455 re: Man O’War Shoals, 7 Mach 2018

DFA Requests that DNR Extends Oyster Season, 5 March 2018

Message from MSRC to Members re: Seafood and Aquaculture Economic Impacts, 12 October 2017

Governor Hogan’s Letter to USDA re: Blue Catfish, 8 August 2017

DFA’s Letter to USDA re: Bule Catfish, 26 July 2017

Congressman Andy Harris Writes to NOAA re: Atlantic Sturgeon DPS, 6 June 2017

DFA Writes to DNR Secretary Belton re: Man O’War Shoals, 9 May 2017

DFA Writes to DNR Concerning Conowingo Sediment Plume, 13 April 2017
– DNR’s Response to DFA

DFA Joins CCC in Commenting on Strawman Oyster Management Plan, 13 March 2017

Kent County Commissioner Ron Fithian Writes to the Oyster Advisory Commission, 9 February 2017

Kent County Commissioner Ron Fithian Writes to DNR re: New Oyster Sanctuaries, 29 September 2016

DFA Submits Accident Reports from Harris Creek, 18 February 2016

Cease and Desist Letter re: False Comments, 19 January 2016

DFA’s Letter to the ASMFC re: Menhaden, 2 December 2015

DFA’s Outreach to DNR, 24 November 2015

DFA Thanks DNR Secretary for Support, 6 November 2015

DFA Requests Support re: Harvest Reserve Areas, 29 October 2015

 
 

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