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CFA Supports ,The Fisheries Investment and Regulatory Relief Act

13 Mar 2012 12:24 AM | Michael Jennings


“The   Fisheries Investment and Regulatory Relief Act authored by Senators John Kerry   (D-Mass) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) will make significant progress toward   improving data collection and science in our nation’s fisheries. Too often   fishermen are forced to follow regulations based on bad data or science.  

This   new law could inject more than $100 million a year into improving stock   assessments and research in fisheries around the country. Moreover, it   requires no new tax or fee. It will reestablish the intent of the   Kennedy-Saltonstall Act passed 58 years ago and direct money collected from   duties paid on fish imports to improved science and research at the National   Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Marine   Fisheries Service (NMFS).

The   Charter Fishermen’s Association is proud to support this legislation as a   forward step toward strengthening fishermen’s confidence in the agencies that   regulate our fisheries. We will be contacting lawmakers over the coming weeks   to inform them of our support for this legislation. We call on other concerned   anglers across the Gulf of Mexico and around the country to the same.”  

Gary Jarvis, President, Charter Fishermen’s Association,

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