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  • U.S. House of Representatives passed Modern Fish Act

    U.S. House of Representatives passed Modern Fish Act

    Wednesday, July 11, 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives 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 our nation’s primary marine fisheries law, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.

  • House Bill Rider Will Doom Delta

    House Bill Rider Will Doom Delta

    If this "rider", tagged onto an unrelated House Appropriations bill makes it out of committee, and makes it into law, it will eliminate any court action to fight the Delta Tunnels.

  • Satlwater Anglers Benefit from Landmark Legislation That Advances in U.S. House

    Satlwater Anglers Benefit from Landmark Legislation That Advances in U.S. House

    The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources approved H.R. 200, a bill sponsored by Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska) that amends the 1976 Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide flexibility for fishery managers and stability for fishermen. A coalition of organizations representing the saltwater recreational fishing and boating community endorsed H.R. 200 and highlighted the importance of incorporating saltwater recreational fishing management provisions into the nation’s primary law governing federal fisheries management.

  • This Week On In The House | Live on Thursday Dec 14

    This Week On In The House | Live on Thursday Dec 14

    This week on "In the House" we will be chatting with Capt. Monte Smith of Gold Country Sportfishing! We will be talking about trout fishing in the Motherlode as well as the beloved Kokanee Salmon!

  • Fishing Groups Call on White House for Ethanol Policy Changes

    Fishing Groups Call on White House for Ethanol Policy Changes

    In a letter sent today to the Trump administration and Congress, a coalition of recreational boating and sportfishing interests urged action to fix America's broken ethanol policy. The American Sportfishing Association (ASA), Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) on behalf of the nation's 12 million recreational boat owners, 46 million recreational anglers and 35,000 recreational boating businesses respectively expressed concern with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

  • Park Concessioners Applaud House Passage of National Park Service Centennial Bill

    Park Concessioners Applaud House Passage of National Park Service Centennial Bill

    The National Park Hospitality Association applauds the passage by the House of Representatives on December 6 of HR 4680, the National Park Service Centennial Act. The legislation enjoys bipartisan support and creates important new tools to support America's national parks for generations to come. Among the key provisions of the legislation are:

  • 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

  • House Files "Preserving Public Access to Public Waters Act" to Stop Federal Fishery Closures

    House Files "Preserving Public Access to Public Waters Act" to Stop Federal Fishery Closures

    On the heels of the recent announcement to close over 10,000 acres of Biscayne National Park to fishing, a coalition of recreational fishing and boating organizations praised the introduction of a bipartisan bill, H.R. 3310, that will help stop this and similar unwarranted fishing closures from occurring.

  • Record Hybrid Striped Bass Certified

    Record Hybrid Striped Bass Certified

    OUTDOOR WRITERS OF OHIO STATE RECORD FISH COMMITTEE New Ohio State Record Hybrid Striped Bass Certified A new Ohio record Hybrid Striped Bass (a cross between a white bass and a striped bass) has been certified by the Outdoor Writers of Ohio State Record Fish Committee. The new state record hybrid striper, weighing 18.32 pounds, was caught by Richard A. Knisely of Washington Court House, Ohio in a feeder creek to Deer Creek Lake in Fayette County.