Industry applauds new NOAA fisheries, Magnuson-Stevens guidelines

Changes to national standards for Magnuson-Stevens are receiving accolades from the recreational fishing industry. NOAA Fisheries last week filed in the Federal Register its final rule to revise the guidelines for National Standards (NS) 1, 3, and 7 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA).    MSA contains 10 national standards which guide the …
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NMMA applauds bill to preserve state fisheries management authority

The “Preserving Public Access to Public Waters Act,” S. 2807, will safeguard the role of state fisheries management agencies and help prevent unwarranted fishing closures, NMMA said Tuesday. The bill was introduced by Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla. It is similar to legislation that passed the U.S. House as part of the …
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The Recreational Fishing Alliance endorses ‘A Vision for Managing America’s Saltwater Recreational Fisheries’

NEW GRETNA, N.J. – The Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA) announced today its formal endorsement of “A Vision for Managing America’s Saltwater Recreational Fisheries” (i.e. the Morris-Deal Vision). The RFA joins a host of other industry and fisheries stakeholder groups, including the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA®), Yamaha Marine Group, the American Sportfishing Association, the Coastal […]
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Federal fisheries agency adjusts misleading economic information

Washington, D.C. – June 26, 2014 – After significant objection from the recreational fishing and boating community, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has taken steps to correct a key fisheries economics report that misleadingly indicated that the domestic commercial fishing industry in the United States was significantly larger than the recreational fishing industry. When […]
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