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SAFA Commends U.S. House of Representatives Vote

Posted By: Matthew Ruby | May 30, 2014

Last night, by a 223-185 vote, the U.S. House of Representatives rejected an amendment to the Commerce, Justice, Science,and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 that would have prohibited certain regional fishery management councils, including the South Atlantic, from considering catch shares. SAFA applauds the many Members of Congress that did not support this amendment.  We want to keep fishermen on the water and our fisheries healthy.  To do that we need all options, including catch shares, available to us.  Read more here.

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