Tagged: Sport fishing

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee agrees infrastructure Improvements are Necessary, Looks for funding. (Credit: NOAA)

Infrastructure, A Rare Topic Of Bipartisanship

“When the word ‘infrastructure’ comes up, most people think of steel and concrete, bridges and ports,” began the testimony of Mr. Anthony Pratt (President, American Shore and Beach Preservation Association) to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. He continued, “But I`m here to talk about water and coastal infrastructure that is just as critical to the American economy and creates (and protects) just as many jobs, but does so with sand and sediment, roots and grass.”

Lake Erie, pronounced dead 40 years ago, has been dramatically cleaned due to anti-pollution laws. (Credit: Mark K./ Flickr)

Clean Water Act: Overreach or Clean Beach?

The Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Water continued this debate with a hearing on the implementation of the definition of “waters of the United States.”

Representative Stacey Plaskett of the U.S. Virgin Islands (Credit: Rmotta / wikimedia)

Successes And Challenges With Endangered Species Listings

A joint hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Health Care, Benefits, and Administrative Rules and Interior Subcommittees examined the barriers to removing federal protections, or delisting species from the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA).

The largest billfish, the Atlantic blue marlin, weighs up to 1800 lb and has been classified as a vulnerable species. (Credit: NMFS/NOAA)

Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council

We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a public teleconference of the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (Council). (From the Federal Register) — A Federal advisory committee, the Council was created...