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Sporting Groups Cheer Senate Introduction Of MAPOceans Act

New legislation will increase accessibility of saltwater recreational fishing rules and marine waters navigation information

Washington, D.C. — Fishing and recreation celebrated the announced introduction of the Modernizing Access to Our Public Oceans Act. The MAPOceans Act will direct the standardization, consolidation, and digitization of boating and recreational fishing information for federally managed marine waters and federal fisheries administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This bill will enhance and expand recreation opportunities by investing in modern technology commonly found in smartphone applications to provide anglers, boaters, and other users with the information they need to safely and legally enjoy offshore waters and federal saltwater fisheries.

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