Reed and Whitehouse Release Statement on Award for Rhode Island Sustainable Fisheries Leader Chris Brown

Providence, RI – Friday at the White House, the Obama Administration honored Rhode
Island’s Chris Brown with the «Champions of Change for Sustainable Seafood» award
for his outstanding work to promote sustainable fisheries in New England. Senators
Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse released the following statement on the honor for

«Congratulations to Rhode Island’s own Chris Brown on this well-deserved recognition
from the White House. Chris has been a tremendous steward of our oceans, and he’s
been an important voice for using our limited ocean resources wisely. The next
generation of Rhode Island fishermen is better off because of Chris’s work in this
generation to rebuild local fish stocks and plan for the effects of climate change.»