You Must Act Now To Save Fishing in California
Legislation Threatens Future Fishing Rights
Now, more than any time in recent history, your right to recreationally fish in California is under attack. In a bold and brazen power-grab, anti-fishing groups that want to permanently close off public waters are pushing legislation through the California legislature that will put them in the driver's seat on fishery management in the state.
Only by acting now – RIGHT NOW - can you stop this threat!
Please Take Action Right Now!
If passed, these two bills will have a devastating impact on recreational fishing in California. They will allow anti-fishing groups to have unchecked influence in fisheries management, remove important checks and balances in the policy-making forum and ultimately lead to more closures of your public waters to fishing – waters that you have paid to manage!
Among other things, these bills:
- Strip the Fish and Game Commission of its authority over fishery management in marine protected areas established under the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) and instead puts it in the hands of the Ocean Protection Council, a body effectively controlled by anti-fishing groups who will seek ever greater closures.
- Will render all current angler community lawsuits against the MLPA useless.
- Authorize "nonprofit partnerships" between well-financed anti-fishing organizations and the DFG, allowing these special interest groups to further their agendas within the DFG.
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