Legislation to Improve Federal Marine Fisheries Management System Picks Up Support in the House

Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus weighs in for a federal fisheries fix

Posted on October 02, 2010 by Mary Jane Williamson, Dir Communications, Fishing World

(Oct. 01, 2010 - Washington, DC)... Support is growing for legislation to address the crisis in federal marine fisheries management as a House version of the Fishery Conservation Transition Act was introduced by Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Dan Boren (D-Okla.); Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.); Mike Ross (D-Ark.); and Jeff Miller (R-Fla.), along with other Members of Congress. H.R. 6316, which mirrors legislation introduced in the Senate by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), has the backing of a broad coalition of recreational angling, boating and industry groups that see a critical need to give federal marine fisheries managers the time, resources and direction necessary to address chronic deficiencies in data collection and science that have plagued federal fisheries management.

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