Tag Archives: The Center for Sportfishing Policy

Recreational fishing, boating community applauds Florida longline permit decision

The recreational fishing and boating community is applauding a recent decision by the National Marine Fisheries Service to deny an Exempted Fishing Permit that would have allowed pelagic longline vessels into the East Florida Coast Pelagic Longline Closed Area. Earlier this year, leading recreational fishing and boating organizations, including the National Marine Manufacturers Association, submitted public comment to the South ...

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Regional Fishery Management Council appointments announced

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross recently announced the 2018 Regional Fishery Management Council appointments: Louis Zimm of California to the Pacific Fishery Management Council; Andy Mezirow of Alaska to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Adam Nowalsky of New Jersey and Anthony D. Dilernia of New York to the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Art Sapp of Florida and Spud Woodward ...

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Center Focus on Washington brings anglers and boaters to the Hill

The Center for Sportfishing Policy hosted its annual fly-in “Center Focus on Washington,” where recreational anglers and boaters participated in critical discussions with key policymakers over the two-day meeting held May 15-16. As in years past, the Center co-located its fly-in with the American Boating Congress hosted by the National Marine Manufacturers Association. Key issues for ABC and Center Focus ...

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