Over the next few weeks, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is requesting input from the recreational fishing community on several proposed amendments. Two of these are particularly important to anglers in South Atlantic states. You can find out more information by tuning into several scheduled webinars on the subjects – August 6, 9, and 14 for Amendment 47; and August 7 and 9 for Amendment 29. Register for the webinar(s) here. Snapper Grouper Charter/Headboat (For-Hire) Federal Permit Modifications Better…

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Your Senator is a key member of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee and they need to hear from you regarding two bills that are important to fisheries conservation. STAND UP FOR SWORDFISH AND SALMON Your Senator is a key member of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee and they need to hear from you regarding two bills important to fisheries conservation that will be voted on by the Committee on August 1. While banned throughout the rest of the country, large…

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  2018 – An Important Year for the Everglades. For anglers around the world, the Everglades are one of those bucket-list destinations. 2018 – A Critical Year for Everglades Restoration For anglers around the world, the Everglades are one of those bucket-list destinations. Nowhere else in the world offers so many unique fishing opportunities in a vibrant and diverse ecosystem. However, the Everglades need your help. For years, people have talked about how best to “replumb the Everglades.” Restoring the…

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  U.S. House of Representatives Passes Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Bill Landmark Fisheries Reform Takes Major Step Toward Becoming Law  Alexandria, VA – July 11, 2018 – Today, 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…

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Commerce Department Announces Regional Council Appointments  Washington, D.C. – July 2, 2018 – On June 27, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the 2018 Regional Fishery Management Council (RFMC) appointments. The recreational fishing community thanks the Administration for considering and appointing many of their preferred candidates. These include: Louis Zimm of California to the Pacific Fishery Management Council; Andy Mezirow of Alaska to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Adam Nowalsky of New Jersey and Anthony D. Dilernia of New York…

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