Tag Archives: Center for Sportfishing Policy

Lawmakers visit NauticStar Boats

Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Congressman Trent Kelly (R-MS-1) visited NauticStar Boats (NauticStar) for a manufacturing tour and to discuss recreational fishing and boating industry priorities with new NauticStar president Scott Womack. NauticStar, based in Amory, Miss., employs 250 people in its more than 200,000-square-foot manufacturing facility. Along the tour, Senator Wicker and Congressman Kelly met NauticStar employees and saw ...

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New study reveals $10.5 billion impact from recreational fishing trips

Marine fishing trips

NOAA Fisheries confirms marine recreational fishing is a far greater economic force in the United States than their previous evaluations had indicated. In their new report, the federal agency shows angler trip expenditures totaled $10.5 billion nationwide, more than double the $4.3 billion in expenditures from the previous report. The massive increase in the recreational angling economic footprint is mostly ...

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BoatUS Foundation president elected to sportfishing board

Chris Edmonston headshot

BoatUS Foundation president Chris Edmonston has been elected by the Center for Sportfishing Policy to a three-year term on the group’s board of directors. Edmonston was one of 14 members recently elected to various terms at the Center’s board meeting. The Center for Sportfishing Policy organizes and engages recreational fishing stakeholders to shape federal marine fisheries management policies. The nonpartisan ...

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Center for Sportfishing Policy reports on Modern Fish Act progress

On Dec. 31, 2018, President Donald Trump signed the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018 (Modern Fish Act), recognizing in federal law the differences between recreational and commercial fishing and adding more appropriate management tools for policymakers to use in managing federal recreational fisheries. One year later, how is the government doing in enforcing the law? Click here for the ...

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President Trump signs Modern Fish Act

The recreational fishing and boating community is celebrating the enactment of the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018 (Modern Fish Act), which was signed into law by President Trump Dec. 31. The Modern Fish Act finally recognizes in federal law the differences between recreational and commercial fishing and adds more appropriate management tools for policymakers to use in managing federal ...

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U.S. House passes Modern Fish Act

pThe U.S. House of Representatives has passed S.1520, the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017. Wednesday’s vote on the Modern Fish Act was the final step toward sending the landmark legislation to President Donald Trump’s desk after it passed the Senate Dec. 17. “The Modern Fish Act is the most significant update to America’s saltwater fishing regulations in more ...

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U.S. Senate passes Modern Fish Act

The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed S.1520, the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017. The passage of the legislation, known as the Modern Fish Act, would make critical updates to the oversight of federal fisheries, marks a big step forward for America’s angling community and now moves to the U.S. House for final approval. “Today is an important day ...

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Industry groups laud U.S. House passage of Modern Fish Act

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 200, a bipartisan bill that includes the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017 (Modern Fish Act). This historic vote marks the first time the priorities of the recreational fishing sector are included in the reauthorization of the nation’s primary marine fisheries law, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. The provisions ...

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Gulf states will manage red snapper recreational fishing

NOAA Fisheries has approved exempted fishing permit applications by the five Gulf states that will allow each state to manage the recreational red snapper fishing season for private anglers in its respective state and federal waters for 2018 and 2019. Recreational anglers and industry stakeholders are applauding this decision by NOAA Fisheries within the U.S. Department of Commerce and anticipate ...

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NMMA issues Modern Fish Act call to action

As the boating and marine industry prepares for a crucial Senate meeting this Wednesday to advance the Modern Fish Act, the communications campaign to pass the Act is in full swing. The National Marine Manufacturers Association is urging members to use their digital and social media platforms to push out the message and engage Congress. Sample social media posts, videos, ...

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