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Ted Danson to Testify on Fishing Subsidies

Actor and Oceana board member Ted Danson will testify before a Congressional subcommittee hearing tomorrow about the negative impact of fishing subsidies on the oceans.

In the hearing, entitled Marine Wealth: Promoting Conservation and Advancing American Exports, Danson will describe how government subsidies negatively affect the oceans and global seafood market, and he’ll explain why sustainable fishing is necessary to preserve ocean health and jobs.

Danson knows this issue well. He recently traveled to Geneva, Switzerland, twice to meet with ambassadors and delegations to the World Trade Organization as well as Director-General Pascal Lamy. He pressed for a strong outcome in the WTO’s ongoing fisheries subsidies negotiations.

DC Wavemakers, in case you are able to attend, here are the details:

When: Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 215

We're sure he will do a bang-up job as usual.


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