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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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July 7, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced that the House Democrats’ appropriations bill for fiscal year 2021 would ban offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean. In May, Pallone sent a letter requesting the drilling ban be included in the proposal, which is expected to be considered by the House of Representatives later this month.

June 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today announced the introduction of an historic $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill that would rebuild America’s infrastructure, stimulate our economy, create millions of good paying jobs and make investments in clean energy initiatives to combat climate change. The Moving Forward Act invests in roads, bridges and clean energy to put the United States on a path toward zero carbon emissions while creating safer communities and roads.

May 26, 2020 In The News

New Jersey's hard-hit fishing industry will be allocated $11 million of the $300 million available in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, according to U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr.

May 12, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) released the following statement on the introduction of The Heroes Act in the House of Representatives today:

May 7, 2020 Press Release

Long Branch, NJ -- Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today announced more than $11 million in federal funding that will provide aid to commercial fishing businesses, charter and for-hire fishing businesses, aquaculture operations, processors, and other fishery-related businesses in New Jersey. Pallone, along with Congressman Andy Kim, recently led the New Jersey Congressional delegation in advocating for the fast and fair distribution of federal aid for fishing communities.

April 24, 2020 Press Release

Long Branch, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) and Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) demanded that the Trump Administration fairly and quickly distribute financial aid to the fishing industries in states like New Jersey that have incurred greater economic losses as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The letter to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget Russell Vought requested the agencies distribute the financial assistance based on state-specific economic impacts of the pandemic.

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.