USA. Stop National Park Closures
Friday, 22 April 2016
Earlier this year, in response to an outpouring of support from our industry, the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favor of legislation that would prevent thousands of acres of Biscayne National Park from being closed to fishing and boating activities!
Now it’s the Senate’s turn to do the same, and ensure that state and federal agencies work collaboratively when making fisheries management decisions in state waters. Park Service actions that would fundamentally change the recreational and economic landscape in Biscayne National Park, and other national parks, should be implemented in the least restrictive manner possible.
Senators Bill Cassidy and Marco Rubio have just introduced “Preserving Public Access to Public Waters Act” legislation to reverse the 10,000 acre marine reserve—and preventing a fishing ban in the park’s most fishable reef track. This bill will ensure that state authorities, like the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), have a true seat at the table in fisheries management decisions for National Parks in state waters.
We’ve had great successes engaging Congress on this critical issue, but before our efforts pay off we need the Senate to act. Ask your Senators to co-sponsor S. 2807, “Preserving Public Access to Public Waters Act”.
If the Senate doesn’t step in now our legislative efforts could be exhausted!
Boating United is the grassroots platform of the recreational boating industry. It is comprised of boating manufacturers, businesses and supporters who share the common goal of protecting and promoting the industry. Take action, learn about the issues and more at http://boatingunited.com/
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