Wednesday, August 30, 2017

U.S. SENATE TAKES UP FISHERIES REFORM



Rep. Frank Pallone and Sen. Bob Menendez make the rounds in Atlantic Highlands talking with recreational fishermen, while back in DC their fellow congressmen are tackling fisheries reform.






U.S. Senate Takes Up Fisheries Reform

“In early July, the recreational fishing and boating community praised the Senate introduction of the Modern Fish Act by Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Brian Schatz (D-HI), John Kennedy (R-LA) and Joe Manchin (D-WA). Supported by the American Sportfishing Association, National Marine Manufacturers Association, Recreational Fishing Alliance, Coastal Conservation Association, Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation, International Game Fish Association and other groups, the new bill in the U.S. Senate (S.1520) would improve public access to America's federal waters, promote conservation of our natural marine resources and spur economic growth within the recreational fishing community.”

Read the rest of the article in The Fisherman Magazine.

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