Ottawa Sportsmen's Club News

June 6, 2003

Carole Williams, Club Reporter


The Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans will hold a Legislation Hearing on:

H.R. 1006, the "Captive Wild Animal Act", a bill to amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to further the conservation of certain wildlife species:


H.R. 1472, the "Don't Feed the Bears Act of 2003", a bill to require the adoption and enforcement of regulations to prohibit the intentional feeding of bears on Federal public lands in order to end the hunting practice known as "bear baiting" and reduce the number of dangerous interactions between people and bears, on

Thursday, June 12, 2003, at 10:00 a.m., in Room 1324 Longworth House Building (the Morris K. Udall Hearing Room.)

Witness will be by invitation only.

Those invited to testify include:

Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation, Wildlife and Oceans


  1. Fisheries management and fisheries research generally, including the management of all commercial and recreational fisheries, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, interjurisdictional fisheries, international fisheries agreements, aquaculture, seafood safety and fisheries promotion.
  2. Wildlife resources, including research, restoration, refuges and conservation.
  3. All matters pertaining to the protection of coastal and marine environments, including estuarine protection.
  4. Coastal barriers.
  5. Oceanography.
  6. Ocean engineering, including materials, technology and systems.
  7. Coastal zone management.
  8. Marine sanctuaries.
  9. U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea.
  10. Sea Grant programs and marine extension services.
  11. Cooperative efforts to encourage, enhance and improve international programs for the protection of the environment and the conservation of natural resources otherwise within the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee.
  12. General and continuing oversight and investigative authority over activities, policies and programs within the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee.

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