Thursday, December 13, 2012

Statement on Jane Lubchenco Resignation

I released the following statement regarding the announcement of Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Jane Lubchenco’s decision to resign in February 2013:

“While Dr. Lubchenco’s departure will provide a welcome opportunity for NOAA to have a different perspective in February, critical decisions will be made between now and then that could do significant damage to our fishing families. Hopefully she will use the time remaining in her tenure to change the current course of devastating regulations, questionable science and persistent distrust to create the chance for her successor to initiate a new era in fisheries management.”