Due to the devastating economic effects of these excessive regulations and the questionable science they are based upon, we must earnestly implore you to do everything in your power to help pass the MICA bill, and HB1584 (Pallone Bill) and s-1255 (Schumer Bill) along with the amendment to extend the over-fishing deadlines as long as a fishery is rebuilding.
These actions will allow people to get back to work, prevent the negative economic impacts that are occurring on the coastal communities, while at the same time rebuilding the fisheries.
Please call, fax, or email your congressman and let them know we need HR1584 and s-1255 to become law with an amendment such as is written below to extend the deadline for over-fishing.
“Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the reef fish fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic shall not be required to be rebuilt, and over-fishing ended, by a specific date provided that the annual level of fishing does not exceed the net reproduction rate for that fishery such that the fishery is rebuilding each year. If the objective set forth in this section is not met for any of the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic reef fish fisheries in one year, the Secretary of Commerce shall adjust the fishing rate in that specific fishery in subsequent years to compensate for any overage. “
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Please, call, fax, or email Katherine Romans with the same language.
Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife
Committee on Natural Resources
U.S. House of Representatives
187 Ford House Office Building
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