Tag: boating community

  • Recreational Fishing and Boating Groups Back Forage Fish Bill to Promote Robust Sportfish Populations

    Today, the recreational fishing and boating community applauded the introduction of the Forage Fish Conservation Act by Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.). The legislation would require that the role forage fish play in the marine ecosystem be accounted for when federal fisheries managers set catch limits on these small but important fish. […]

  • Sportfishing Community Criticizes Maryland’s Approach to Striped Bass Management

    Recreational fishing and boating groups call for fair treatment in restrictions to end overfishing Alexandria, Va. – March 18, 2020 – Today, organizations representing Maryland’s angling and boating community sent a letter to Maryland’s Secretary of Natural Resources Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio regarding the pending 2020 striped bass regulations and expressed concern over the lack of public input […]

  • U.S. Senators Cassidy and Jones Introduce DESCEND Act Companion

    Sportfishing community lauds bipartisan effort to conserve Gulf reef fish Alexandria, Va. – November 21, 2019 – Today, the recreational fishing and boating community praised the Senate introduction of the DESCEND Act of 2019 by U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Doug Jones (D-Ala.). Also known as the “Direct Enhancement of Snapper Conservation and the Economy […]

  • Bipartisan Effort Drops a Lifeline to Fish Reeled Up from the Deep

    U.S. Reps. Graves and Huffman team up to conserve reef fish in the Gulf Alexandria, Va. – November 18, 2019 – A coalition of recreational fishing and boating organizations is lauding the introduction of the DESCEND Act by Congressmen Garret Graves (R-La.) and Jared Huffman (D-Calif.). The DESCEND Act of 2019, or the “Direct Enhancement of […]