Alabama B.A.S.S. Nation helps protect fisheries and anglers

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Alabama B.A.S.S. Nation got involved in multiple legislative and political activiities in 2012 across the state to promote fishing, access and protecting the rights of anglers.

Officers and members of the ABN got involved to help pass the Forever Wild legislation, which purchases lands for public access. They also reviewed the new EPA ruling that will change water intake practices for most moderate- to large-scale water users for heating/ cooling and energy purposes and provided Noreen Clough, then B.A.S.S. Conservation Director, with a synopsis of that review.

In addition, the Alabama B.A.S.S. Nation was involved to a reasonable extent in the recent attempts by states to ban lead and plastics for fishing and encouraged officers and members to voice their support of the Sportsmans Act.

Officers and members contributed 60 man-hours to these activities in 2012.