Modern Fish Act: We’ve got good news and bad news

Photo: Geeklikepi (CC BY-SA 3.0)

The bad news?

Congress passed the so-called Modern Fish Act.

The good news?

It’s nothing more than a watered down red snapper bill.

Thanks to the efforts of conservation-minded fishermen and the broader conservation community, a bill that would have substantially weakened the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, and threatened the health of U.S. fish stocks, was whittled down into something that might best be described as a “participation trophy” given to those who tried very hard, but ultimately failed, to significantly damage the federal fishery management process.

Of course, that’s not what the folks who have long supported the Modern Fish Act are saying.

LINK (via: One Angler’s Voyage)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *