Thursday, August 2, 2012
Billfish Conservation Act Passes House Committee
Anglers scored a big victory in Congress today as the Billfish Conservation Act advanced in the House of Representatives when it was unanimously approved by the Natural Resources Committee for future floor consideration. With only minor modifications, H.R. 2706, which was introduced by Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.), received overwhelming bi-partisan support in the Committee.
"Congressman Miller has been a huge champion for recreational anglers in Florida - and across the country," said International Game Fish Association President Rob Kramer. "He is making things happen, finding a way to get the Billfish Conservation Act through Congress. Next up we need a floor vote in the House of Representatives and action in the Senate Commerce Committee."
Please find the full press release regarding the bill's progress attached, as well as the full text of the Billfish Conservation Act available here. Please contact for comments from IGFA President Rob Kramer or Conservation Director Jason Schratwieser.
Kelsey Johnson, International Game Fish Association (954) 924-4360