The National Fish Habitat Conservation Act

The National Fish Habitat Conservation Act was introduced in the Senate this week. This bipartisan legislation authorizes the National Fish Habitat Action Plan to protect, restore, and enhance the nation's aquatic resources and fish habitat.Did you know? Recreational angling is a $15 billion industry in the states, resulting in an estimated 828,000 jobs. By comparison, commercial fisheries are a $36 billion industry, and is responsible for an estimated 525,000 jobs.If passed, this Act will set out fish habitat preservation as a national priority, and will establish a new funding framework for conservation projects from local and national organizations.What do you think?If you were to apply for federal funding to solve a conservation-related problem related to fishing in your area, what would it be?How should conservation programs serve anglers like you?Learn moreRead the full text of the Act (hat tip to the American Sportfishing Association for posting this) 

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