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Center for Sportfishing Policy responds to criticism of Modern Fish Act

Last week's introduction of the “Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017” (Modern Fish Act) has been praised by several recreational boating and fishing groups. The coalition of groups supporting the Modern Fish Act includes American Sportfishing Association, Center for Sportfishing Policy, Coastal Conservation Association, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, International Game Fish Association, National Marine Manufacturers Association, ...

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Fishing, boating advocates praise Modern Fish Act

A coalition of boating and recreational fishing associations praised the introduction of a bill that addresses critical challenges facing saltwater recreational fishing at the federal level. Led by Congressmen Garret Graves (R-La.), Gene Green (D-Texas), Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) and Rob Wittman (R-Va.), the “Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017” (Modern Fish Act) would improve public access to America’s federal ...

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American Boating Congress 2017: New administration, new opportunities

ABC 2017 offers industry fresh look at policy, issues With a new presidential administration and 62 new members of Congress, the 2017 edition of the American Boating Congress will be one of the most important in years. “It’s a critical year because this is a fresh start,” said Nicole Vasilaros, NMMA’s vice president of federal and legal affairs. “This is ...

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Center for Coastal Conservation becomes Center for Sportfishing Policy

The Center for Coastal Conservation has changed its name to the Center for Sportfishing Policy. The new name more accurately reflects the center’s purpose, which is to organize, focus and engage recreational fishing stakeholders to shape federal marine fisheries management policies, the center's leaders said. “Under the new name, the Center for Sportfishing Policy will continue to advocate for sound ...

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