11 Jul '18, 10pm

via @EnvDefenseFund

(WASHINGTON – July 11, 2018) The U.S. House of Representatives voted to advance H.R. 200 today, putting the future of our nation’s fisheries at risk. EDF joined many leading fishing organizations, seafood industry leaders, chefs, scientists, and other conservation groups in strongly opposing the bill that would fundamentally weaken our nation’s foundational fisheries law, the Magnuson-Stevens Act. Fifteen Republicans crossed party lines to oppose the bill. The following is a statement from Matt Tinning , Associate Vice President for the Oceans Program at the Environmental Defense Fund. “The comeback of America’s fisheries is a remarkable bipartisan success story. In many regions we’ve overcome decades of failure to restore our fisheries to health and secure a brighter future for our coastal communities, the seafood industry, and anglers. “It is shocking that Congress would...

Full article: https://www.edf.org/media/house-vote-puts-future-americas...

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