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BoatUS Media Alert: With Senate Vote Expected Soon, Saltwater Anglers Need to Contact Senators Now to Support The Modern Fish Act (S.1520)

With a Senate vote expected soon, the time is now for saltwater anglers to speak up on the Modern Fish Act. (Credit: U.S. Coast Guard)
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WHAT: The Modern Fish Act, an important, positive change to federal laws involving saltwater fishing is moving through Congress, and with limited time remaining on a busy legislative calendar, the U.S. Senate is expected to vote soon. Passed by the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year, the Modern Fish Act (S. 1520) will help improve public access to America's federal waters, promote conservation of natural marine resources, and spur economic growth by fixing key issues in the law governing marine fisheries. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) urges all saltwater anglers to ask their U.S. senators to support this legislation now.

HOW: Click here to take action with a prefilled message to your U.S. senators.

WHY: The Modern Fish Act is a comprehensive package specifically aimed at addressing the needs of the nation's 11 million saltwater anglers. It will improve management of fish stock, give better access to America's federal waters, and promote conservation of our shared natural marine resources. More about this issue can be found in BoatUS Magazine:

“Improving Fishing Regulations For Recreational Anglers” - June 2018

“40 Years Of The Magnuson-Stevens Act” - June 2017

WHO: BoatUS is the nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety organization with more than a half million dues-paying members. BoatUS is the boat owners’ voice on Capitol Hill, helps ensure a roadside trailer breakdown doesn’t end a boating or fishing trip before it begins, and when boats break down on the water, TowBoatUS brings them safely back to the launch ramp or dock, 24/7. The BoatUS Marine Insurance Program gives boat owners affordable, specialized coverage and superior service they need. BoatUS also helps keep boaters safe and our waters clean with assistance from the member-funded 501(c)(3) nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water.

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