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You Must Act Now to Protect Sportfishing

March 29, 2010
NAFC
3/29/2010

Within days, the government will make a decision on how to manage the nation’s oceans, coastal areas and Great Lakes. And this is your last chance to make sure it considers recreational fishing in its master plan.

The agenda was put into motion last summer, when President Obama created a task force and gave it just 90 days to develop a policy for managing all of the United States’ ocean territory and the Great Lakes. Even worse, part of that rushed policy-making involved setting up a process by which regions may develop zoning structures that some fear could lead to closure of vast areas of fishing waters nationwide.

The White House issued a statement that this is not the case, but you have to wonder: Are the people making these decisions giving due consideration to recreational anglers? Or, their huge contribution to conservation and the American economy—1 million jobs and $125 billion in total economic impact.

Here’s how to remind Obama that fishermen matter. KeepAmericaFishing.org has drafted an email urging the task force to include recreational fishing and boating in the national policy. All you have to do is enter your name and contact information and click “send.”

Make sure your voice is heard today.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 2, 2010 11:22 am

    Our fearless leaders are taking every freedom we have.

  2. robin ruffin permalink
    March 29, 2010 6:19 pm

    What can we lose next we sport fish every year and we take our kids to teach them not to make the mistakes we did leave the fishing up to the fathers and sons and daughters

  3. March 29, 2010 4:59 pm

    What freedom is left. They must be stopped! progressive are nuts and we need to drug test them or have them investigated to see what pay offs they are getting from SORO’S the world sore.

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