7/25/2013 – RFA’s 7-Year Fight For Magnuson Reform Gains New Ally

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July 25, 2013 –  Even Rip Cunningham supports Magnuson flexibility! That’s the message heard by members of the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard in a July 23 hearing looking at New England and Mid Atlantic region perspectives on the upcoming reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act.  It’s also a message greatly appreciated by the Recreational Fishing Alliance … Read More

7/11/2013 – What Is Your Right to Fish Worth?

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What is your right to fish actually worth? A dollar a month? Ten dollars a month? How about $100,000 a month?!?! Actually, $100K a month is about what Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) pays on average to their lobbying firm at K&L Gates, the same firm hired to represent commercial fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico in a lawsuit that argues … Read More

7/2/13 – CONGRESS HEARS “FLEXIBLITY” PLEAS FOR RED SNAPPER

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July 2, 2013 – The House Natural Resources Committee met in Washington DC on Thursday, June 27th to address red snapper management in the Gulf of Mexico with one word spoken more than just about any other except ‘snapper’ itself and that’s flexibility! The first witness panel included members of state and federal agencies responsible for managing coastal fisheries, with … Read More