Preserve Public Access To Our National Parks And Sanctuaries
February 1, 2016
Starting tomorrow, the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on H.R. 2406 (the SHARE Act)—a comprehensive sportsmen’s focused piece of legislation that includes critical language ensuring access to our nation’s public waters.
A key provision of the SHARE Act, is language requiring the National Park Service and NOAA marine sanctuaries to work together with state fisheries agencies before recreational or commercial fishing access is restricted. This critical collaboration would help reverse efforts at Biscayne National Park to establish a 10,000 acre marine reserve and ensure state agencies have a seat at the table for future management discussions.
Unfortunately, Rep. Don Beyer (VA-8) is planning to offer Amendment #24, essentially stripping this important language from the SHARE Act.
Contact your member of Congress today and urge them to vote “NO” on Amendment #24 and keep language in the SHARE Act to protect access to our nation’s fisheries.
Letting Amendment #24 succeed would set back access for boaters and anglers for decades to come. Click here https://www.votervoice.net/BroadcastLinks/mmbJBMrB-tf_GGi7HYtVOg to contact your Representative TODAY and urge them to reject Rep. Beyer’s Amendment #24.