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‘Going to be tough’: Fishermen sound off on expanded speed limits to protect right whales
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‘Going to be tough’: Fishermen sound off on expanded speed limits to protect right whales

Kristian Jaime, Salisbury Daily Times October 25, 2022 — A proposal of expanded speed limit areas along the East Coast to protect right whales and their calves had Ocean City fishermen crying foul in a Thursday meeting with Rep. Andy Harris, R-1st-Md. The National Marine Fisheries Service, a branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

WV Natural Resources Commission to meet in Flatwoods Oct. 30
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WV Natural Resources Commission to meet in Flatwoods Oct. 30

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA. — The West Virginia Natural Resources Commission will meet at the Days Inn Conference Center in Flatwoods on Oct. 30 at 1 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and those who attend in person will have an opportunity to make comments. The meeting agenda is posted below. Call to Order...

Ohio Wildlife Council Receives Proposal to Allow Three Fishing Lines Statewide
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Ohio Wildlife Council Receives Proposal to Allow Three Fishing Lines Statewide

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Wildlife Council received a proposal to allow a maximum of three lines while fishing statewide during its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, July 13, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. If approved by the Ohio Wildlife Council, the proposed rule change would take effect...

U.S. Senators Manchin and Barrasso Introduce Bipartisan Outdoor Recreation Bill
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U.S. Senators Manchin and Barrasso Introduce Bipartisan Outdoor Recreation Bill

U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and John Barrasso (R-WY), Ranking Member of the Committee, introduced yesterday the Outdoor Recreation Act. This bipartisan legislation would increase and improve outdoor recreation opportunities across the nation while improving infrastructure and driving economic growth in rural communities. “West Virginia...

Outdoor Recreation Act to Create Added Angling Opportunities on Federal Lands
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Outdoor Recreation Act to Create Added Angling Opportunities on Federal Lands

Alexandria, VA  – Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chair Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Ranking Member John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) introduced the Outdoor Recreation Act, a package of 14 provisions aimed at improving and increasing outdoor recreation opportunities, including recreational fishing, on federal lands. Building on recently enacted legislation such as the Great American Outdoors Act and...

Conservation Groups Support Federal Fishery Policy
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Conservation Groups Support Federal Fishery Policy

Arlington, VA – House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife  held a hearing on H.R. 4690, the Sustaining America’s Fisheries for the Future Act, which would amend and reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the primary law that governs federal management of U.S. ocean fisheries. The following statement is from Robert...

Big Payoff for Boaters, Anglers in Infrastructure Bill
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Big Payoff for Boaters, Anglers in Infrastructure Bill

SPRINGFIELD, VA– With President Biden’s signing of the $1.2 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), you may have mistakenly thought that only road, bridge, rail, power and water infrastructure, public transit, drinking and wastewater, high speed internet, environmental, and clean energy interests may benefit. The nation’s largest advocacy, services, and safety group, Boat...

Sportfishing Boats May Suffer from New California CARB Ruling
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Sportfishing Boats May Suffer from New California CARB Ruling

San Diego, CA): As the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is set to consider unprecedented harbor craft engine emission regulations that stand to remove 174 sportfishing and whale watching boats from the sea, the Sportfishing Association of California (SAC) has released economic analysis that undermines CARB’s contention that it is economically feasible for boat owners...

Biden Signs Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
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Biden Signs Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) President Biden signed into law the bipartisanInfrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684), which will help provide more than $40 billion in funding to enhance fish and wildlife conservation programs and increase access, delivering a historic victory for the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) and America’s 55 million sportsmen and women. Over the last...