Keep America Fishing is asking for your help.
The organization is about to meet with key U.S. senators to fight for the Bipartisan Sportsman’s Act of 2015, and it wants anglers’ voices to be heard.
To help, you can sign this petition.
The Sportsman’s Act would be the most significant angler and hunter legislation in decades, says Keep America Fishing. It would support public access and improved fish habitat across the nation.
The petition notes that recreational fishing supports 828,000 jobs and contributes $115 billion to America’s economy every year, and it points out that this bill will enhance the sport’s economic, social and conservation benefits.
“This package includes many provisions that would benefit recreational fishing, hunting and natural resource conservation,” says Keep America Fishing, “including mesaures to protect the use of traditional fishing equipment and enhance habitat conservation efforts.”
You can sign the petition here.