Witnesses:

Dr. Robert Magnien
Director of the Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Ms. Suzanne E. Schwartz
Acting Director of the Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Mr. Dan Ayres
Coastal Shellfish Manager and Lead Biologist at the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife Region Six Office

Dr. Donald Anderson
Senior Scientist and Director of the Coastal Ocean Institute at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Dr. Greg L. Boyer
Professor of Biochemistry at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry; Director of the Great Lakes Research Consortium

Dr. Donald Scavia
Graham Family Professor of Environmental Sustainability; Professor of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan