Representatives Young And Farr to Chair Congressional Oceans Caucus
Washington, D.C., March 21, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sam Farr (D-CA) and Alaskan Congressman Don Young will co-chair the bipartisan Congressional Oceans Caucus, dedicated to supporting ocean research and conservation. The caucus will once again consist of Members representing both coastal and inland districts who have a shared interest in keeping the water that encompasses more than 70 percent of the globe healthy for years to come.
The bipartisan Oceans Caucus will work to raise awareness in Congress on a range of issues affecting the health of the oceans and the role healthy oceans play in strengthening the American economy, especially through job creation. Members hope to address marine debris, coastal resilience and recovery, and illegal fishing. This year, the numbers of Members in the bipartisan Oceans Caucus is expected to surpass last year’s 76 Members.
The co-chairs have already begun working together to save the oceans. Congressman Farr is proud to co-sponsor H.R. 584, which Congressman Young introduced to Amend the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to require labeling of genetically engineered fish.
Congressman Farr has co-chaired the Oceans Caucus since he founded it in 1999.