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CSF Recommendations on 30 x 30 Legislation
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CSF Recommendations on 30 x 30 Legislation

Yesterday 55 members of the Hunt Fish 30×30 Coalition, led by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF), submitted a set of formal recommendations for the Biden Administration’s “America the Beautiful” initiative, also referred to as “Thirty by Thirty.” The recommendations highlight several priorities of the sporting-conservation community as they relate to the development of the Administration’s...

REEF Act a Boost for Offshore Anglers
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REEF Act a Boost for Offshore Anglers

Highlights H.R. 5306, the Reusing Equipment for Environmental Fortification (REEF) Act, was introduced by Congresswoman María Elvira Salazar that will provide significant benefits for recreational anglers. Recently, Congresswoman Salazar secured the REEF Act as an amendment to H.R. 4350, the National Defense Authorization Act, which passed the House of Representatives on a significant bipartisan vote...

Key Boating Industry Priorities Included in Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill
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Key Boating Industry Priorities Included in Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

The U.S. Senate has passed the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act – commonly referred to as the bipartisan infrastructure deal – which includes funding for recreation-based ports and waterways, funding for climate resiliency measures, and reauthorizes the $750 million Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund. While the measure includes several top recreational...

U.S. Senate Delivers Commitments to Outdoors in Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill
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U.S. Senate Delivers Commitments to Outdoors in Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The U.S. Senate has passed a strongly supported bipartisan bill known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to fund our nation’s surface and water infrastructure systems. This bill includes historic investments in natural infrastructure to enhance conservation and to increase hunting, fishing, trapping, and recreational shooting opportunities for America’s sportsmen and...

Outdoors Organizations Support Great American Outdoors Act
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Outdoors Organizations Support Great American Outdoors Act

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), the country’s leading outdoor recreation coalition, in partnership with the USDA Forest Service, Department of the Interior (DOI) and a diverse range of outdoor recreation partners, joined together to discuss implementation of the most important outdoor recreation legislation in the 21st century – the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA). Jessica Turner, Executive...

Infrastructure Bill Would Boost Chesapeake Restoration
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Infrastructure Bill Would Boost Chesapeake Restoration

The struggling Chesapeake Bay restoration effort stands to get a hefty infusion of funding from the ambitious $1.2 trillion infrastructure deal reached over the weekend in the U.S. Senate. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act calls for providing $238 million over the next five years to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Program, which...

ASA Supports Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization to Protect Fisheries
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ASA Supports Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization to Protect Fisheries

Congressmen Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) and Ed Case (D-Hawaii) introduced the Sustaining America’s Fisheries for the Future Act to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA), America’s primary law governing marine fisheries. MSA has not been reauthorized since 2006. The recreational fishing community commends Reps. Huffman and Case for their thorough approach to drafting the legislation, which included...

Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Bill Reflects Broad Stakeholder Engagement
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Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Bill Reflects Broad Stakeholder Engagement

Arlington, VA – House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Chairman Jared Huffman (D-CA) and Subcommittee Member Ed Case (D-HI) introduced the Sustaining America’s Fisheries for the Future Act, which would amend and reauthorize the primary law that governs federal management of U.S. ocean fisheries. Prior to introducing this bill, Chairman Huffman conducted...

Progress on Modern Fish Act Slow, But Continuing
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Progress on Modern Fish Act Slow, But Continuing

Washington, D.C.  – The Center for Sportfishing Policy (CSP) has updated its Modern Fish Act Progress Report, which grades how the federal government is implementing the law in terms of timeliness, stakeholder input and substance. The Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018 (Modern Fish Act) recognizes that recreational and commercial fishing are fundamentally different activities and should...

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Update on Modern Fish Act from Center for Sportfishing Policy

Washington, D.C.  – The Center for Sportfishing Policy (CSP) has updated its Modern Fish Act Progress Report, which grades how the federal government is implementing the law in terms of timeliness, stakeholder input and substance. The Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018 (Modern Fish Act) recognizes that recreational and commercial fishing are fundamentally different activities and should...