South Carolina rule book improved

Chance Bralley, conservation director for the South Carolina B.A.S.S. Federation Nation, attended 12 meetings in an effort to make the state's fishery laws and regulations easier to read and follow. He met with South Carolina Department of Natural Resources officials and spoke before the state Senate and House of Representatives, as well as conferred with fellow anglers.

"We have a much better set of fishery rules and regulations," said Bralley. "They are now easy to read and follow. They are also science-based and supported by both tournament and non-tournament anglers.

"I feel we will have a secondary benefit from our efforts as well," Bralley contintued. "The relationships built with our DNR will help us going forward. I feel as though we are now partners."


This article is part of the Fisheries Management segment of the larger report, 2011 Annual Achievements in B.A.S.S. Conservation.