As an angler, you know that healthy waterways and robust fish populations are vital to a successful day on the water. Unfortunately, all across the United States, fish and their habitat are facing challenges on several fronts. While there are numerous community-based efforts underway to help restore fish habitat, there is a need for conservation action on a range-wide scale for these efforts to be successful.
Senator Lieberman (I-Conn.) has introduced legislation into Congress that will have a tremendous impact on fish and their waters. The National Fish Habitat Conservation Act (NFHCA) – S. 1201 – will establish a comprehensive national framework for conserving, restoring and enhancing fish habitats throughout the United States.
The NFHCA will authorize the most comprehensive effort ever attempted to improve fish habitat. Focusing on community-driven efforts, this program aims to restore fish habitats on a landscape scale through projects such as eliminating barriers to fish passage, restoring native vegetation and removing invasive species. By restoring fish habitat and boosting fish populations, the NFHCA will improve fishing opportunities across the country, helping to ensure that you, your family and your friends can continue to get outside and enjoy our nation’s aquatic resources.
KeepAmericaFishing needs your help to ensure passage of this important legislation. The NFHCA was recently approved by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and will soon be considered by the full U.S. Senate. Send a message to your Senators asking for their support of the NFHCA and help conserve and restore fish habitat nationwide. Click here to send your message today.
—Source: Keep America Fishing