• Recreational fishing rules to be overhauled under new law

    5 monthes ago - By My Sanantonio

    The rules that govern recreational marine fishing in the U.S. will get an overhaul due to a new law passed by Congress.
    The new standards are part of a suite of changes that proponents call the Modern Fish Act. They were approved by the House and Senate in December.
    The author of the proposal, Mississippi Republican Sen. Roger Wicker, says one of the key features of the law is that it promises to help the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration incorporate data from fishermen, which he says would be a boost to timeliness and accuracy.
    Recreational fishing is a huge industry in the...
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  • Recreational fishing rules to be overhauled under new law

    5 monthes ago - By National Post

    The rules that govern recreational marine fishing in the U.S. will get an overhaul due to a new law passed by Congress, and the country's millions of anglers and the groups that stake their livelihoods on them hope the changes will bring better management.
    The new standards are part of a suite of changes that proponents call the Modern Fish Act that were approved by the House and Senate in December. Supporters of the new rules have said they will boost an industry that contributes billions to the economy, though some members of the fishing industry felt deeper rule changes were...
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