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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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March 31, 2020 In The News

New Jersey residents, businesses and schools and the state itself will get at least $5.8 billion from the $2 trillion stimulus package just signed into law by President Donald Trump.

November 1, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) applauded the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Atlantic Striped Bass Board’s adoption of a policy that will achieve agreed upon conservation goals while treating New Jersey’s fishing industry fairly. The decision establishes fair catch limits and allows states to submit their own conservation equivalent plans.

October 29, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) called on the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASFMC) to pursue a conservation policy that achieves agreed upon Striped Bass  stock management goals while treating states like New Jersey in a fair and consistent manner. In a letter, Pallone urged fair treatment of all states as the ASFMC considers implementing new removal limits to protect Striped Bass fishing stock on Thursday. 

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