The Environment

AHSI Director Mike Conathan testifies before Senate Commerce Committee

March 25, 2019  • Aspen High Seas Initiative

Aspen High Seas Initiative Executive Director Michael Conathan was invited to provide testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation at a hearing on “Our Blue Economy: Successes and Opportunities.”  His remarks described major threats to healthy ocean and coastal ecosystems that are the foundation of a strong blue economy, the need for protection of the key ecosystem services our ocean provides, and ways that improved management of the High Seas beyond U.S. jurisdiction affects U.S. interests. The full committee hearing took place on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 10:00 am eastern time.

For more detail, including a link to watch the recorded hearing, please click here. To view the full written testimony, please click here