Boaters, anglers seek changes to saltwater fishery laws

Published On: January 1, 2015Categories: Industry News

More than 200 leaders in the recreational fishing and boating industries are seeking congressional support for key policy changes to saltwater recreational fisheries management. The changes would be reflected in the pending reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (1976), the primary law governing federal saltwater fisheries management. The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and the American Sportfishing Association are leading the effort.