We were saddened to hear that our elected officials have voted to “reauthorize” the Magnuson-Stevens Act. This was an important piece of legislation that managed fisheries from 3 miles to 200 miles offshore – in order to keep fish stocks healthy using sound scientific data.
It’s no secret that fish stocks are in decline world wide and need our help to manage them – but Congress somehow sees it differently – only looking in the short term to keep $$$ in fisherman’s pockets vs having a long term plan to help stocks prevail and recover.
Mahalos to Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard for voting against the Bill. We hope the Senate is more responsible in their vote. Voice your opinion to your elected officials – some of them are listening: