The Forage Fish Conservation Act Will Benefit Anglers

One Big Thing:

Forage fish form the foundation of the ocean’s food chain and are essential to the success of America’s “Blue Economy.”  A new bill, H.R. 5770, the Forage Fish Conservation Act, will help ensure the smaller fish in the ocean are sustainably managed.

Why it matters:

The Forage Fish Conservation Act would require the role forage fish play in the marine ecosystem be accounted for when federal fisheries managers set catch limits on them.

Why you should care:

Forage fish provide food for nearly all recreationally important fish species, as well as seabirds and other marine life.

Bottom Line:

More abundant forage fish populations will boost sportfish and fishing opportunities.  The implementation of the Forage Fish Conservation Act would sustain forage fish populations by improving management strategies, so that anglers can enjoy thriving coastal ecosystems and economies for generations to come.

What you can do:

Click on the link below and fill in the fields to send a prepopulated message to your elected officials asking for immediate action on this important legislation.

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