Posted on February 27, 2018

In our letter dated February 8, 2018, we raised a number concerns with provisions of S. 1520 that would restrict or otherwise impose harm on our commercial fishing business. While progress has been made towards addressing some of these critical concerns raised by us and our commercial fishing colleagues throughout the country, there still remains work to be done on S. 1520 before the Committee advances the bill.


Posted on February 20, 2018

Congress shouldn't have to hurt commercial fishermen in order to help recreational fishermen. Until that happens, the Modern Fish Act isn't ready for prime time.


Posted on February 8, 2018

While the "Modern Fish Act" proposes to help recreational fishermen, a number of provisions would impose harm on the nation's commercial fishermen and seafood supply chain. Helping recreational fishermen doesn't have to come at the expense of hurting commercial fishermen.



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