With the summer season in full swing, millions of American families are taking to the nation’s waters to enjoy one of America’s greatest pastimes: saltwater recreational fishing. From one generation to the next, fishing has brought families and friends together to form unique bonds and create lasting memories in the great outdoors.
At the same time, this tradition is being eroded by outdated federal policies and faulty scientific data that places more than a family tradition at stake. The saltwater recreational fishing industry supports 439,242 American jobs and has a $63.4 billion economic impact annually. Fortunately, Congress is taking steps to safeguard this beloved pastime with a bill to ensure more access to federal waters for the nation’s anglers.
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