FY23 Government Funding Bill Includes Request to Pursue National Seafood Council

Congress passed a $1.65 trillion bill funding the federal government for Fiscal Year 2023; the bill now heads to President Biden to be signed into law. In the bill’s accompanying report language, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) included a directive to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to issue a report on how to reestablish and fund the National Seafood Council.

Senators Wicker and Cardin Introduce Seafood Marketing Act of 2022

Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi introduced the Seafood Marketing Act of 2022, with co-sponsor Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland. The bill would reestablish the National Seafood Council, which would administer a national seafood marketing campaign that promotes the public health benefits and sustainability of all seafood.