Earlier this month, one of the most sweeping packages of legislation for sportsmen in this country was introduced into the U.S. Senate. The Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 includes 19 separate bills, several of great importance to saltwater anglers.
These bills would, among their many other benefits, offer us better access, the continuing opportunity to use lead in fishing tackle, protection of billfishes, and would impede federal destruction of Gulf oil rigs.
The e-mail alert that just came across my desk from Keep America Fishing says a vote on this package (an amendment to the 2012 Farm Bill) could come as soon as today. With a single click, you can let your voice be heard supporting what KAF calls “one of the biggest advancements for recreational fishing in history.”
If you’re registered with KAF (and you should be) you can do this in less than 30 seconds. If you must register, you’ll sacrifice a minute or two. Do it right away. Click on “Keep America Fishing” above.
I suspect you’ll agree that a minute of your time is worth its impact to help ensure your children’s and grandchildren’s opportunities to enjoy the sport we care so much about.