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Landmark Legislation to Benefit Saltwater Anglers Advances in U.S. House

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Hip Hip Hooray, hootie hoot and Wahoo too! Changes come to Magnuson Stevens Act...


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"America's 11 million saltwater anglers have a $63 billion economic impact annually and generate 440,000 jobs," said Mike Nussman, president and CEO of the American Sportfishing Association. "However, recreational fishing has been treated as an afterthought in the federal fisheries management system for decades. If enacted, H.R. 200 would finally give saltwater recreational fishing the attention it deserves in the Magnuson-Stevens Act."

"The need to revise the one-size-fits-all approach of the Magnuson-Stevens Act has been abundantly clear in recent years as anglers face unreasonably limited access to public marine resources," said Thom Dammrich, president of the National Marine Manufacturers Association. "Stakeholders of the recreational boating industry, a uniquely American-made industry with an economic footprint of more than $121 billion annually and more than 650,000 American jobs, are encouraged by the Committee's action today, and we hope to see final passage by the House very soon."
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This along with yesterday’s elections proves one thing. The rapist are losing big. :)
holy crap! I've been hoping for this for 10 years!
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