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The time is now for saltwater anglers to speak up on the Modern Fish Act. (Credit: U.S. Coast Guard)

Saltwater Anglers Need to Speak Up Now


An important, positive change to federal laws involving saltwater fishing is about to be voted on in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. The Modern Fish Act (part of H.R. 200 and S. 1520) will help improve public access to America's federal waters, promote conservation of natural marine resources, and spur economic growth by fixing key issues in the law governing marine fisheries. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) urges all saltwater anglers to ask their members of Congress to support this legislation and help ensure fisheries management also works for recreational fishing.


The Modern Fish Act is a comprehensive package specifically aimed at addressing the needs of the nation's 11 million saltwater anglers. It will improve management of fish stock, give better access to America's federal waters, and promote conservation of our shared natural marine resources. More about this issue can be found in BoatUS Magazine:

Improving Fishing Regulations For Recreational Anglers” - June 2018

40 Years Of The Magnuson-Stevens Act” - June 2017

Additional information at BoatUS Government Affairs


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