5/30/2014 – RFA Praises House Committee For Approving ‘Flexibility’

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The House Natural Resources Committee voted on Thursday, May 29th to move HR 4742, the “Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act,” to the floor of the House for a vote.  The committee vote to approve incorporation of limited flexibility measures in the federal fisheries law was approved by a vote of 24-17 along purely partisan lines. … Read More

5/29/14 – RFA Urges Nonpartisan Vote On HR 4742

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On Thursday, May 28, 2014, the Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA) sent a nationwide bulletin in support of HR 4742, urging House Natural Resource committee members to vote in favor of the bill.  As follow-up, RFA executive director Jim Donofrio had spoken directly with several members of the committee and is confident that the legislation will move to the floor of … Read More

5/1/14 – Obama Faces Whale of Opposition in NJ

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New Jersey recreational and commercial fishermen, along with a coalition of grassroots environmental groups and local activists, are protesting the irresponsible scheduling of a seismic testing program just 15 miles off Barnegat Inlet, a study that very well could last well into August. Scheduled to start on June 3 – which coincides with critical fish and marine mammal migration periods … Read More