To Seek Congressional Support On February 24
Only by working together will the recreational and commercial fisheries survive. Some may have differing opinions of what type of management they want, but the one common impact we are all suffering from is overly restrictive regulations, the common thread negatively affecting us and our communities.
FIX THE MAGNUSON ACT NOW!!!!
The commercial and recreational fishing industry will gather in Washington DC on February 24, 2010, for the SAVE OUR JOBS – Fix Magnuson NOW rally. Speeches by Senators and Congressmen begin at 12:00 Noon. This blog will be updated as final plans and logistics fall into place.
This is the first time commercial and recreational fishermen and fish related businesses have joined ranks on a national issue. The goal is to improve the direction of fish management by the National Marine Fisheries Service and the Fisheries Management Councils.
Fishermen from all coastal states and the Great Lakes are invited to gather at the reserved space near the steps of the Capitol by 11:00 AM on February 24th.