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http://www.sportfishingpolicy.com/tell-your-member-of-congress-to-support-the-modern-fish-act/
In Loving Memory of James Zielske, January 19, 1957-July 5, 2013

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  • Reel-LuckyReel-Lucky Oldsmar, FLPosts: 3,246 Moderator
  • Cathy977Cathy977 Posts: 6 Greenhorn
    Done! :fishing
  • BryanCBryanC Posts: 629 Officer
    Cyclist wrote: »
    We need to read a copy of the ACT. They don't seem to provide details.
    https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/1520

    I am on the fence until I can read the actual act.


    Not every one likes it.

    http://conservefish.org/hr2023-modern-fish-act/
    https://news.mongabay.com/2017/08/modern-fish-act-boon-to-recreational-fishing-or-risk-to-u-s-fishery/

    If you go to your first link, and then click on the Text tab, you will see the bill. I have not read it yet.
    https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/2023/text
  • CyclistCyclist Posts: 23,346 AG
    BryanC wrote: »
    If you go to your first link, and then click on the Text tab, you will see the bill. I have not read it yet.
    https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/2023/text

    Thanks, I missed that. Just read it. Need to read again...seems as if more studies. No mention of funding.
  • Bassin AssassinBassin Assassin Posts: 1,300 Officer
    Why are these acts/ bills so difficult to read and understand? 17 pages of gobblydigook. I think they make it difficult to follow and understand so that people won't know what it really does and what Congress is actually doing....which is very little. Sounds like they are just talking about doing studies on fisheries and where appropriate information can be garnered. No substance on any specific regulation changes, enforcement etc. unless I missed it when I zoned out while reading it.
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  • Reel-LuckyReel-Lucky Oldsmar, FLPosts: 3,246 Moderator
    "You must pass the bill before you know what's in the bill.":grin
  • GratefulEdGratefulEd Posts: 316 Deckhand
    It's not like they're looking to expand our freedom and liberties. Seems everything they do is creeping us towards the opposite.
    But, WTH do I know
  • Tarpon MonoxideTarpon Monoxide Posts: 564 Officer
    Catch share program proponents are condemning the Modern Fisheries Act as very bad and do not want it passed.

    The pro-catch share commercial/charter fishing organizations, EDF and others that have hijacked the Gulf of Mexico fisheries with catch shares do not want the Modern Fisheries Act (MFA) to pass for several reasons one of which is because the MFA puts a moratorium on any new limited access catch share programs in the Gulf.

    This list is extensive, here is just one of the many "astro turf" front organizations that front for NGO's like EDF and their statement against the Modern Fisheries Act.

    https://shareholdersalliance.org/documents/170407.pdf
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  • TarponatorTarponator Under a BridgePosts: 17,004 AG
    Here is the text of the bill (as of 7/10 rather than the April version posted earlier):

    https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/1520/text

    I'm still a bit on the fence about it, myself. I like parts of it, but dislike other parts. I'd like to wait a bit longer before taking a strong position one way or the other.
  • Tarpon MonoxideTarpon Monoxide Posts: 564 Officer
    The astro turf catch-share proponent EDF is vehemently against the Modern Fisheries Act.

    http://blogs.edf.org/edfish/2017/04/27/theres-nothing-modern-about-overfishing/
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  • mjrudd1mjrudd1 Posts: 278 Deckhand
    The following excerpt is enough to pucker up the commercial industry, if the Nat'l Academy of Sciences can be trusted to give a fair assesment:

    "Report.—Not later than 1 year after the date an arrangement is entered into under subsection (a), the National Academy of Sciences shall submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a report on the study conducted under that subsection.
    (c) Process For Allocation Review And Establishment.—
    (1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act, and every 5 years thereafter, an applicable Council shall perform a review of the allocations to the commercial fishing sector and the recreational fishing sector of all applicable fisheries in its jurisdiction.
    (2) CONSIDERATIONS.—In conducting a review under paragraph (1), an applicable Council shall consider, in each allocation decision, the conservation and socioeconomic benefits of—
    (A) the commercial fishing sector; and
    (B) the recreational fishing sector.


    The overall economic benefits of recreactional fishing far outweigh the commercial benefits. And conservationally, stocks obviously fair better under recreational harvests as opposed to commercial harvests. As someone who used to work in the commercial industry, I've don't have much respect for their sense of respect for the resource. Just exploit and make all the money they can, and move on to the next species to catch when one goes away. They have businesses to run and families to feed, not much different from other industries. Except they are harvest what they don't own, plant or invest in growing, manufacturing or redistributing - just take a disproportionate share from our limited public resource. IMHO. So if the commercial guys strongly oppose it, I'm for it.
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