House Testimony

John C. Ogden jogden at
Tue Oct 19 10:11:32 EDT 1999

On Thursday, October 21 the House of Representatives Committee on
Resources, Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife, and Oceans
will hold hearings on H.R. 2903: Coral Reef Conservation and Restoration
Act of 1999 introduced by Rep James Saxton (R-NJ).  It is my understanding
that the companion Senate bills S. 725 (Snowe, R-ME) and S. 1253 (Inouye,
D-HI) will also be discussed.  This is likely  to be this subcommittee's
only legislative hearing deveoted to coral reef conservation.

I have posted a copy of my testimony at:

If you have any comments or criticisms that I might incorporate into my
oral testimony, please get them to me by early Wednesday.  

Needless to say, this would also be a good time for anyone so inclined to
submit personal comments on these bills through the appropriate senator or

The texts of the bills may be viewed on the House and Senate web pages.

Thank you.

John C. Ogden, Ph.D., Director		Tel: 727/553-1100
Florida Institute of Oceanography		Fax: 727/553-1109
830 First Street South		
St. Petersburg, FL 33701 USA	Web page:

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