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  • MDC Electrofishing Safety Committee honored

    MDC Electrofishing Safety Committee honored

    The Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) presented the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Electrofishing Equipment and Safety Committee with a special recognition award at their annual meeting in Louisville this week. The ten-member team has updated and standardized electrofishing guidelines, which multiple states are adopting.

  • New Recreation Advisory Committee Praised by Outdoor Recreation Industry

    New Recreation Advisory Committee Praised by Outdoor Recreation Industry

    Outdoor Recreation Industry Praises Interior’s Creation of New Recreation Advisory Committee, Appointment of “Recreation Czar”

  • Sportfishing Industry Praises Committee Passage of HELP for Wildlife Act

    Sportfishing Industry Praises Committee Passage of HELP for Wildlife Act

    The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) today expressed support for the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works’ (EPW) passage of S. 1514, the Hunting Heritage and Environmental Legacy Preservation Act, or HELP for Wildlife Act. The bipartisan bill, which includes a range of provisions designed to improve the management of fish, wildlife, habitat, and outdoor recreation, passed by a 14-7 margin.

  • Senate Commerce Committee Advances Billfish Conservation Act

    Senate Commerce Committee Advances Billfish Conservation Act

    Conservationists and anglers are applauding the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation for advancing S. 396, the Billfish Conservation Act. The bill, introduced in February by U.S. Senators Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), was adopted and reported favorably without amendment during an executive session on May 18.

  • Bill Benefiting Recreational Fishing Clears House Natural Resources Committee

    Bill Benefiting Recreational Fishing Clears House Natural Resources Committee

    The recreational fishing industry applauds today’s passage of a bill by the House Natural Resources Committee that benefits recreational fishing and hunting and natural resource conservation