ASA shows support for Harmful Algal Bloom Bill

On Tuesday, Sept. 4 the American Sportfishing Association, and our conservation partners sent a letter to Representative Brian Mast (R-18-FL) showing their support forH.R. 6645, the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act of 2018.

The bipartisan bill reauthorizes the National Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia Program and the federal Interagency Task Force, which expires on Sunday, Sept. 30. It also adds the Greater Everglades to the focus of the Task Force to determine the causes and associated issues and develop an action plan to mitigate harmful algal blooms.

Senator Rubio (R-FL) has introduced similar legislation in S 3374, the South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act of 2018.