This bill will help provide opportunities for retired naval vessels to be considered for artificial reefs, which would boost the marine environment and provide recreational fishing opportunities.
We write to encourage your committees to adopt reconciliation language that will provide adequate funding to initiate a five-year bycatch study for key forage fisheries: Gulf menhaden, Atlantic menhaden, Atlantic herring, and Atlantic mackerel.
ASMFC managers reject moving the goal posts for striped bass management. Striped bass managers took important steps to continue the development of the next chapter of striped bass management in draft Amendment 7.
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.
The Phase II expansion includes the addition of hundreds of tons of additional diverse materials, including reef pyramids, steel energy industry structures, low-level relief and concrete culverts.