Op-Ed: At Close of 115th Congress, Modern Fish Act Demonstrates Bipartisanship is Still Possible
On Wednesday night this week, the House of Representatives passed Senator Roger Wicker’s “Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017,” commonly referred to as the Modern Fish Act.
Stakeholder engagement resulted in a bill that includes:
- A GAO study to assess the ecological, conservation, economic and social factors of each component of mixed-use fisheries, and an assessment of the budgetary requirements for periodic allocation reviews at the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Councils
- A NAS study examining limited access privilege programs...
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