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Action Alert from the RFA

The Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA) thanks you for making your voices heard on NOAA’s proposed 10-knot restrictions. Thousands of anglers and boaters like you have voiced their concerns over the serious flaws of this proposal. Now we need our leaders in Congress to help us turn the tide and pause this rule until reasonable solutions can be found. Please demand that they weigh in!

We urge you to utilize this pre-written letter to your member of Congress.

Remember, if finalized, vessels 35 feet and larger would have to travel 10 knots (11.5 mph) or slower on essentially the entire Atlantic Coast for as long as seven months of the year. This rule was developed largely behind closed doors without your stakeholder input up until the public comment period.

It’s essential that we act now to oppose this ill-conceived rule that will cripple the recreational saltwater fishing and boating industry. Download the letter below and send it to your Member of Congress today!



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About the RFA

Founded in 1996, the Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA) was the first national grassroots political action organization established to represent the rights of recreational fishermen and the recreational fishing industry on marine fisheries issues. The RFA’s mission is to safeguard the rights of saltwater anglers, protect marine, boat and tackle industry jobs, and ensure the long-term sustainability of our Nation’s saltwater fisheries.

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