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Recreational Fishing Wins Bipartisan Support

The National Fish Habitat Through Partnership Act Was Included In This Conservation Legislation Alexandria, Va. – December 17, 2019 – Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public... Full story

 

WAKE ZONE: OP/ED - Sportfishing Industry Angered

New U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service policy on lead fishing tackle blindsides recreational fishing community. On the day before President Obama left office, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued an... Full story

 

Sportfishing Industry Angered by Last-Minute U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services' Director's Order

January 23, 2017 – Alexandria, VA – On the day before President Obama left office, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued an edict to phase out the use of traditional fishing tackle on the hund... Full story

 
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Senate Passes Outdoor REC Act Which Goes for Presidential Signing

Alexandria, VA – December 1, 2016 - On November 28, the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 4665, the Outdoor REC Act, which would instruct the Department of Commerce and federal land management agencies to... Full story

 

President Obama Signs Outdoor REC Act into Law

Alexandria, VA – December 9, 2016 – In a significant step forward for the outdoor recreation industry and the sportfishing community, yesterday, President Obama signed into law the Outdoor... Full story

 

Congress Approves Major Water Projects Bill

Alexandria, VA – December 12, 2016 – Over the weekend, the U.S. Senate passed a comprehensive maritime infrastructure bill that drew a mixed reaction from the recreational fishing industry. By a... Full story

 

Recreational Fishing Organizations Respond to Pacific Bluefin Tuna Petition

Alexandria, VA – December 13, 2016 – Several regional and national recreational fishing organizations submitted official comments to NOAA Fisheries opposing listing Pacific bluefin tuna as... Full story

 

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