|Mark Cherpes, Congressman Jeff Duncan, |
CSF's Jeff Crane and Rob Keck with Bass Pro
|S.C. Representative Brian White addresses the group|
One issue on the agenda in D.C. right now that may affect saltwater anglers is the amendment put forth by Congressman John Rutherford of Florida that would provide $3.5-million dollars of funding for reef fish data collection. Reef fish are managed on a federal level, and one species of reef fish is the red snapper. A lack of good data contributes to the reef fishery being closed at times, limiting access by recreational anglers who pay fishing license fees. Any voter interested in supporting this call for more federal funding should contact their Congressman today and voice support for the Rutherford Amendment.
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To view past blog entries about the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation click on 20th Anniversary / Clinton, S.C. - 2009 Conservation Easement Incentive Act - 2010 Shimano - 2012 Ducks Unlimited 75th Anniversary - Congressman Jeff Duncan - 2012 CSF Banquet / D.C. - 2012 Wine, Wheels and Wildlife Benefit / N.C. - 2012 National Association of Sportsmen's Caucuses / Myrtle Beach, S.C. - 2014 Magnuson-Stevens Act