The National Fish Habitat Conservation Act, S. 2080, was introduced on March 5, by Sens. Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) and Mike Crapo (R-ID). This vital piece of
legislation would strengthen a program that has been in place for close to a
decade and contributes to river rehabilitations, reservoir enhancements,
salt-marsh protection efforts and other fishery conservation projects across
Fish habitat resources are of enormous significance to the
economy of the United States providing recreation for 60 million anglers; more
than 828,000 jobs and approximately $115 billion in economic impact each year
relating to recreational fishing; and 575,000 jobs.
Healthy habitat = healthy fish populations = better fishing!
Please urge your Senators to
become cosponsors of this important bill.
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Please Support S. 2080, the National Fish Habitat Conservation Act
Dear [Decision Maker],
As your constituent and an angler who supports fisheries conservation, I urge you to cosponsor the National Fish Habitat Conservation Act (S. 2080).Our state is fortunate to have many important fishery resources that are a vital part of our quality of life. Overall, recreational fishing has a $115 billion impact on our nation's economy annually, contributing over $11 billion in state and local taxes. The National Fish Habitat Conservation Act will, for the first time, establish a national framework for freshwater and coastal habitat conservation, restoration and enhancement.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]