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house Bill H.R. 200

Reforming a 10-Year Timeline to Rebuild Depleted Fisheries & Giving Regional Fisheries Councils More Flexibility

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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.

James's Opinion
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07/11/2018
Republicans are the best Conservationists and our fisheries for sport fishing must be clean and restocked on a regular basis! As does many of our sets do!
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Nancy d.'s Opinion
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07/12/2018
We must protect wildlife from the President and his damning administration!
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Anthony4520's Opinion
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07/11/2018
Any bill which promotes conservation and outdoor recreational sporting I will support. Liberals know nothing about real conservation because they are opposed to outdoor sporting- ie. hunting and fishing. It is upsetting and sad to see how many NAY votes there are. The left doesn’t want anyone enjoying outdoor sports of any kind. Ps... there are no guns involved in fishing!!
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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.

davidf's Opinion
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07/11/2018
Given that this bill is introduced by a Republican, and the Republican opposition to any kind of environmental protections, this bill is immediately suspect. When looked at more closely it looks like an effort to undermine protections on existing fisheries and lower the threshold to protect them in favor of industry. The fishing industry may achieve short term profits but will do so at the risk of long term survival. In fact, many in the fishing industry are against this bill. That speaks volumes!
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Judi 's Opinion
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07/08/2018
This bill would increase the chances of overfishing and reverse decades of science-based, common-sense management that's now in place under the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA). This will have a devastating effect on marine wildlife, including the seabirds that need fish to survive. Human beings need a bio-diverse world in order to survive as a species. We can not survive if we continue to kill off species after species of wildlife and I personally wouldn't care to live in a world without the amazing natural wonders that exist. Please vote NO.
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Robert's Opinion
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07/08/2018
When it comes to environmental or wildlife management legislation, Republicans are not to be trusted.
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    Republicans are the best Conservationists and our fisheries for sport fishing must be clean and restocked on a regular basis! As does many of our sets do!
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    Given that this bill is introduced by a Republican, and the Republican opposition to any kind of environmental protections, this bill is immediately suspect. When looked at more closely it looks like an effort to undermine protections on existing fisheries and lower the threshold to protect them in favor of industry. The fishing industry may achieve short term profits but will do so at the risk of long term survival. In fact, many in the fishing industry are against this bill. That speaks volumes!
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    This bill would increase the chances of overfishing and reverse decades of science-based, common-sense management that's now in place under the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA). This will have a devastating effect on marine wildlife, including the seabirds that need fish to survive. Human beings need a bio-diverse world in order to survive as a species. We can not survive if we continue to kill off species after species of wildlife and I personally wouldn't care to live in a world without the amazing natural wonders that exist. Please vote NO.
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    When it comes to environmental or wildlife management legislation, Republicans are not to be trusted.
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    The Magnuson-Stevens Act is working. The main reason this administration want to remove it is because it has to do with conservation. This administration is only looking out for large corporations and their big money. The middle class, working class and the poor are just dead goldfish being flushed down the toilet.
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    Reading below, and considering the source (Rep Don Young), this sounds like a significant weakening of fisheries protection when in fact much more protection is needed.
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    I would like seeing more conservation efforts, tightening up fisheries, and more regulations for our waterways.
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    We must protect wildlife from the President and his damning administration!
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    Any bill which promotes conservation and outdoor recreational sporting I will support. Liberals know nothing about real conservation because they are opposed to outdoor sporting- ie. hunting and fishing. It is upsetting and sad to see how many NAY votes there are. The left doesn’t want anyone enjoying outdoor sports of any kind. Ps... there are no guns involved in fishing!!
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    This reads just like yet another GOP give away to industry, to to hell with the environment, lip service to the problem, and never mind the science. There are already fisheries that will not recover, at least not in my lifetime, and never if they are not carefully nurtured. I can't see that this proposal helps one whit.
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    The fisheries are already near depletion. This would allow for continued use of overfished areas. Not very wise if you want your kids to keep eating in their future.
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    👍🏻H.R. 200 The Magnuson-Stevens Act👍🏻 I support the H.R. 200 bill (The Magnuson-Stevens Act) which would reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Act — the primary law governing how fisheries are managed and general fishing activities in federal waters — for five years through fiscal year 2022 with $397 million in annual funding. The original Magnuson-Stevens Act created eight Regional Fishery Management Councils, and this reauthorization aims to offer more resources and flexibility to Councils for managing their fisheries by reforming the process for designating and rebuilding depleted fisheries and setting annual catch limits. 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. 7*10*18 ...... which would reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Act — the primary law governing how fisheries are managed and general fishing activities in federal waters — for five years through fiscal year 2022 with $397 million in annual funding. The original Magnuson-Stevens Act created eight Regional Fishery Management Councils, and this reauthorization aims to offer more resources and flexibility to Councils for managing their fisheries by reforming the process for designating and rebuilding depleted fisheries and setting annual catch limits. 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. 7*10*18 ......
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    The federal government should be in charge, just like with parks & national lands. With this administration in charge it’s scary that they are in charge, but leaving the care of fish and hatcheries in the hands of differentiating groups is putting the fish in danger. Ridiculous to put our wildlife in such dyer straights.
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    The way this is worded sounds like it will allow for better protection of fisheries, but to give more flexibility could mean lessening limits meant to be protective. I don't trust it without more information.
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    It appears that this bill does not appreciate the complexity of fished ecosystems, and has unearned confidence in our current ability to manage ecosystems without causing lasting damage. Conservation should be the norm not the exception at this tumultuous time for the planet.
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    A bill that does the opposite of what the title suggests. This is becoming status quo for the Republicans.
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    Not any kind of expert in this field but I can smell a republican bs scam coming from a mile away.
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    The current Magnusson-Stevens Act has worked extremely well. It has prevented the boom then bust of off shore fisheries that plagued the US coastal waters before it was implemented.
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    Sounds more like letting the fishing industry doing whatever it wants to make a profit!
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    This bill would be bad for fish ecosystems in the long run and lead to overfishing. The 10-year standard for rebuilding depleted fisheries should be maintained.
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