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house Bill H.R. 1335

Eliminating a 10-Year Timeline to Rebuild Fisheries, and More Flexibility for Fishery Management Councils

Argument in favor

Letting the Fisheries Management Councils develop a regional plan to manage fisheries that takes into account local fish populations and ecosystems is as common sense as it gets. This will help fishing communities survive and prosper.

EricRevell's Opinion
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05/22/2015
Regional councils know local fisheries better than DC bureaucrats, and they have an obvious interest in keeping fisheries sustainable.
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05/25/2015
We need to eliminate micro-management for something as vital as fish.
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06/03/2015
As long as fisheries are having the care and consideration to be rebuilt properly, this bill is a small long term investment to better help support economic climate in U.S. Fishing regions. The money generated from this can help private areas better their environment and local citizens. However the opposite can happen if not enough time is passed and fisheries are rushed back into operation. The government would lose money as well as the dependent areas. So we just have to make sure our councils understands the importance to healthy rehabilitation to the ecosystems. Before re-opening shop.
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Giving up authority to regional management councils will lead to overfishing. Taking away the 10-year standard for rebuilding depleted fisheries — in favor of a "biology-based approach" — is shortsighted and bad for fish ecosystems.

ThomasParker's Opinion
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06/03/2015
Passing this bill would also renew some federal regulations on fishing irrespective of the ones highlighted in this summary. The federal government cannot effectively manage the mail, let alone the fish population. Leave it to the private sector--they are the ones who seek to profit off fishing, thus require it to be renewable.
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David's Opinion
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06/02/2015
And, insist that foreign governments also comply.
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Michael777's Opinion
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07/12/2018
This bill would lead to more overfishing, which would harm our future environment. Allow fish populations some room to prosper and reproduce.
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    Regional councils know local fisheries better than DC bureaucrats, and they have an obvious interest in keeping fisheries sustainable.
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    Passing this bill would also renew some federal regulations on fishing irrespective of the ones highlighted in this summary. The federal government cannot effectively manage the mail, let alone the fish population. Leave it to the private sector--they are the ones who seek to profit off fishing, thus require it to be renewable.
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    We need to eliminate micro-management for something as vital as fish.
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    As long as fisheries are having the care and consideration to be rebuilt properly, this bill is a small long term investment to better help support economic climate in U.S. Fishing regions. The money generated from this can help private areas better their environment and local citizens. However the opposite can happen if not enough time is passed and fisheries are rushed back into operation. The government would lose money as well as the dependent areas. So we just have to make sure our councils understands the importance to healthy rehabilitation to the ecosystems. Before re-opening shop.
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    Allowing regions to work this out rather than having DC decide everything is going to lead to better results. Local communities will know the needs of their environment better than a one-size fits all law.
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    Giving this to regional fishery management makes sense since they would have more information and are more specialized so they will be able to come up with the best solutions. Its common sense to pass this legislation.
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    This bill would lead to more overfishing, which would harm our future environment. Allow fish populations some room to prosper and reproduce.
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    And, insist that foreign governments also comply.
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    Let nature take its course on this one
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    We already have way too much micro management from DC. Let those, especially in this case, deal with their needs and finances in effective and efficient methods. Big governe,
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    This type of thing should be kept at a local level
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    Over fishing will lead to many species to become extinct or very hard to come by. It can also disrupt the entire balance of ocean life.
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    I support this bill because it resorts to subsidiarity by devolving power to local regulators, to those who know the industry the best.
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    Look at some of the conditions imported fish are raised in and you might not eat anymore fish so it makes good sense to ensure out home raised fish are doing what is right.
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    Long term sustainability is important to the fishing industry's survival. Allowing regional management leaves too much opportunity for greed that leads to irreversible depletion.
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    The real focus should be on ending and preventing the circumstances that currently are endangering the fish so that there is no need for fisheries to exist at all. Fish raised in fisheries are not as suitable for life in the wild after being released as those naturally breed. They do not have the same defenses and in terms of survival of the fittest the fishery fish usually lose. Yes we need to regrow these populations but continuing dependence on fisheries is not a sustainable way to do so.
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    This doesn't sound like good resource management to me... It sounds like a recipe for overfishing. Commercial fisherman aren't biologists. Their goal is to maximize profits like any business, and they will continue to do so until the the resource is so scarce, it's no longer profitable
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    We tried it before...that's why they need to rebuild fisheries now isn't it?
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    We've already over fished thrift
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    For many communities fishing is a vital part of their economy. Over fishing would destroy their already fragile environment and economy.
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