Tag Archives: Center for Sportfishing Policy

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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Center for Sportfishing Policy names new government relations leader

The Center for Sportfishing Policy (CSP), the nation’s leading advocate for saltwater recreational anglers, is pleased to announce Nicole Vasilaros as the new chairwoman of its Government Relations Committee – a CSP committee made up of recreational fishing and boating stakeholders focused on improving federal marine fisheries management policies. Vasilaros, vice president of federal and legal affairs for the National ...

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U.S. Senate subcommittee conducts fourth fisheries hearing

The Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard held its fourth Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act reauthorization hearing Tuesday, focusing on fisheries science. The hearing was chaired by Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), convened the hearing. “We thank Chairman Sullivan for gathering the Subcommittee for this important series of hearings on the Magnuson-Stevens Act,” said Jeff Angers, president ...

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Center for Sportfishing Policy elects new board members

The Center for Sportfishing Policy (CSP) recently elected David Pfeiffer, president of Shimano North America Fishing, Inc., and Nehl Horton, president of the International Game Fish Association (IGFA), to serve on its board of directors. “CSP is thrilled to welcome Dave and Nehl to the board of directors,” said Jeff Angers, president of the Center for Sportfishing Policy. “We look ...

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Angler-backed Billfish Conservation Act passes Senate

Conservationists and anglers are applauding the U.S. Senate for passing S. 396, a bill to amend the Billfish Conservation Act of 2012. The bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senators Bill Nelson (D-Fla.); Marco Rubio (R-Fla.); Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), and Joe Manchin, III (D-W.Va.), passed by a voice vote Oct 2. “We would like to thank Sens. Nelson, Rubio, Moran and Manchin ...

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Senate subcommittee testimony by industry leaders supports Modern Fish Act

Support for a comprehensive marine fisheries reform bill in the U.S. House and Senate continues to gain positive momentum heading into the fall after a summer series of congressional hearings. A coalition of boating and fishing industry leaders are focusing on the economic impact of recreational saltwater in their push to amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Their ...

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Recreational fishing leaders testify in U.S. Senate

On Sept. 12, U.S. Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard held a hearing entitled “Reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act: Oversight of Fisheries Management Successes and Challenges.” The subcommittee heard from two panels of witnesses representing recreational, commercial and charter-for-hire fishermen. This was the third hearing of a series focusing on America’s federal ...

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RED SNAPPER Act introduced in Congress

The recreational fishing and boating community applauded the introduction of the RED SNAPPER Act, a bill to improve the way the recreational red snapper fishery is managed in the Gulf of Mexico. The bill was introduced with bipartisan support in both chambers of Congress. Original cosponsors include Senators Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and John Kennedy (R-La.); and Congressmen Garret Graves (R-La.); ...

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