December 8, 2016
Jones calls for no more federal rules on Atlantic waters
U.S. Rep. Walter
B. Jones, R-N.C. has continued his opposition to expansion of the
marine sanctuary system off the Atlantic coast.
several congressional colleagues from the Atlantic seaboard are
urging the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to
reject the proposed nominations of Baltimore, Hudson and Norfolk
canyons as marine sanctuaries under the National Marine Sanctuary
action follows his work
with Dare and Carteret counties earlier this
year to oppose NOAA’s proposed expansion of the Monitor Sanctuary
off the Eastern North Carolina coast.
“There is no
need for new designations or access restrictions for fishermen and
boaters that may flow from them in the future,” he said.
Jones has long
been an advocate for eastern North Carolina fishermen by fighting
against what he calls "overreaching government regulation on
commercial and recreation fishing. He has also secured
much-needed money for dredging at Morehead Cit harbor and Oregon,
Hatteras, and New River inlets, in addition to fighting "the
Obama administration's assault on fishing access through unilateral
marine monument designation."
to read Jones’ letter opposing the nominations of Baltimore, Hudson
and Norfolk canyons, as well as his letter opposing expansion of the