Overview of the Issue

The decline of our fish and wildlife stocks and loss of natural habitat is one of America’s greatest threats. Scientists estimate that one-third of fish and wildlife species in the United States are at risk of becoming threatened or endangered. Healthy, sustainable fish and wildlife populations drive many sectors of our economy, especially the $788 billion outdoor recreation industry.

What ASA is Doing

Fortunately, new legislation has been introduced in Congress that could remedy this problem.

Known as the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, this new bill would dedicate $1.3 billion annually to state fish and wildlife agencies to implement science-based recovery plans. These conservation and restoration efforts will help ensure fish and wildlife species do not become endangered. In the process, cleaner waters and healthier fish habitat will be generated, ultimately benefiting fishing opportunities.

ASA published a press release and engaged Keep America Fishing supporters nationwide by asking them to send a message to their U.S. Representative requesting their support on this important bill.

What You Can Do

Contact your Representative to encourage them to support this bill today.

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For more information, contact ASA Vice President of Government Affairs Mike Leonard.