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Fisheries

Congressman Pallone fights in Congress for New Jersey’s recreational and commercial fishermen. He has called for flexibility in the timeline of rebuilding fisheries, and pushed for NOAA to use better data and increase transparency when determining fishing quotas. In 2016 and 2017, he successfully helped lead efforts to increase New Jersey’s summer flounder quotas.

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April 30, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) and the full New Jersey Congressional delegation sent a bipartisan letter to Department of Interior Secretary David Bernhardt demanding that the Department permanently withdraw plans to conduct offshore oil and gas exploration in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. Congressman Pallone’s letter was signed by Representatives Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05), Andy Kim (NJ-03), Tom Malinowski (NJ-07), Donald Norcross (NJ-01), Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09), Donald Payne (NJ-10), Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Albio Sires (NJ-08), Christopher H.

August 3, 2017 Press Release

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July 12, 2017 Press Release

Long Branch, NJ – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) applauded the decision by U.S Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to affirm the State of New Jersey’s summer flounder regulations. The State argues that this change will better preserve the stock by reducing the discard mortality as well as reach conservation equivalency with federal regulations.

March 15, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Department of the Interior unveiled its latest iteration of the 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program.  The revised proposal removes a dangerous provision from the Draft Proposed Plan that would have authorized new offshore oil and gas leasing along the southern Atlantic coast. Pallone worked relentlessly to remove the Atlantic from the against the proposal, sending two letters to the Department of the Interior raising concerns about the risks posed by offshore drilling to New Jersey and communities throughout the Atlantic

March 8, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), a co-chair of the Congressional Coastal Communities Caucus, announced a $450,344  grant to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  The grant will enable the 15 communities that make up the Two Rivers Council of Mayors in Monmouth County to improve their ability to respond to adverse events and a variety of coastal threats, including extreme weather events, climate hazards, and changing ocean conditions.

February 3, 2016 Press Release

Expresses Disappointment in Commission’s Decision to Uphold Cuts to Sea Bass Quotas

February 2, 2016 Press Release

At Key Vote, Pallone Reiterates Need for NJ Fishermen to Receive Fair Treatment

January 21, 2016 Press Release

Files Formal Comment Regarding Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Draft Proposal

April 14, 2015 Press Release

LONG BRANCH, NJ – Yesterday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) heeded Congressman Frank Pallone Jr.’s (NJ-6) call for an independent review of recreational fishery data to ensure that fishery managers are collecting the best information possible based on scientific data.  The agency, in their plan to implement the National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy, announced that they are committing to a National Research Council review of the Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) to assess whether the information being colle

March 24, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr.