Recovering America’s Wildlife Act
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. fishery is managed. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) recently released a management document that aims gather input from stakeholders on a variety of topics impacting the management of the striped bass fishery.
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.