JAN 2, 2019 - POTUS SIGNS: Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act

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JAN 2, 2019 - POTUS SIGNS: Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act

Postby EC NEWELLMAN » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:30 pm

With the news coming out of the last few days....

The recreational fishing and boating community is celebrating the enactment of the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018 (Modern Fish Act), which was signed into law by President Trump Dec. 31.

The Modern Fish Act finally recognizes in federal law the differences between recreational and commercial fishing and adds more appropriate management tools for policymakers to use in managing federal recreational fisheries.


BOATING INDUSTRY .COM 1.2.19: President Trump signs Modern Fish Act

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January 3, 2019 -- The following was released by the White House on December 31, 2018:

Today, I have signed into law S. 1520, the “Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2018” (the “Act”). The Act, however, further strengthens the Regional Fishery Management Councils, which were first established by the Magnuson-Stevens Act of 1976 to promulgate fishery management plans.

The power of these Councils has steadily increased over time, raising constitutional concerns related to the manner of the appointment and removal of their members and of members of certain scientific and statistical committees that assist them. Keeping with past practice of the executive branch, my Administration will treat the plans promulgated by the Council as advisory only; the adoption of the plans will be subject to the discretion of the Secretary of Commerce as part of the regulatory process described in section 304 of the Magnuson Stevens Act.

DONALD J. TRUMP

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For now, I am not going to say much about this federal law until such time I and other fishermen actually see it make a difference.........


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Re: JAN 2, 2019 - POTUS SIGNS: Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act

Postby MisterX » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:33 am

"Require studies....Improve studies......Provide support......"

Lets hope we get a new crop of investigators and scientists to study our fisheries as the current and past groups have failed miserably!!!
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Re: JAN 2, 2019 - POTUS SIGNS: Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act

Postby Pat Vogt » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:12 pm

Frankly, a new crop of scientists is even more terrifying than some currently holding positions. Knowing folks who've graduated recently from well regarded natural resources programs, its all about numbers... advanced stats, complex modeling, etc... Further detachment from reality in my opinion. People start to believe that numbers in a spreadsheet are automatically correct... or at least they're 95% confident that they are...
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Re: JAN 2, 2019 - POTUS SIGNS: Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act

Postby YankeeCapts » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:55 pm

Celebrating?

Not this guy. Scary stuff.

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