Dear NACO Member,
Your board voted at the annual meeting to fully support the march on Washington February 24, 2010. Below is information related to this march and a place to sign a petition supporting the flexibility. Please join with us to tell Congress they have to make changes NOW.
As we are sure you are well aware, the Magnuson Stevens Act and subsequent NMFS restrictions have had a crippling impact on both the recreational and commercial fishing industries and are in dire need of revision. On February 24, 2010, a united gathering of recreational and commercial fishermen and fishermen's associations-United We Fish- is scheduled on the steps of the Capitol building in Washington DC, to rally support for an amendment to the Magnuson/Stevens legislation through the Flexibility in Rebuilding American Fisheries Act of 2009.
We realize it's a long way to DC, but it is vital to America's fishing industry that this Act gets passed and that our legislators know how much support is behind it. Please consider helping to make this event more widely known by promoting it to your members and the wider public and help ensure the future of recreational fishing for current and future generations. For more information, please visit:
Please consider writing and encouraging members to write to their Congressional representatives in support of the Flexibility in Rebuilding American Fisheries Act. It is in need of support in both the House and the Senate. They can also sign this petition that will be presented to Congressmen and women at the rally on Feb 24th : http://fs16.formsite.com/FixMagnusonNow/form793561462/
Please pass this information on to other people and groups who will be affected by this legislation.
Keeping You Informed
National Association of Charterboat Operators