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Posted by Vince on 2011-08-17 12:26:32

CCA's partner, the International Game Fish Association (IGFA), is mounting a campaign to support The Billfish Conservation Act of 2011 (S. 1451 and H.R. 2706), introduced into Congress on July 29. It is currently illegal to harvest or import Atlantic-caught billfish into the U.S., but fish caught in the Pacific Ocean flood into U.S. markets in substantial numbers, threatening the survival of these fisheries. The bill would close U.S. commercial markets to Pacific billfish, preventing their sale and importation (excluding Hawaii and Pacific Insular Island Area).

This important bipartisan legislation will help restore billfish populations and improve recreational fishing opportunities while concurrently creating jobs and other economic benefits.

Take Action
CCA is providing its members an opportunity to lend their supoprt to the bill. The following link will take you to a web page prepared by IGFA and KeepAmericaFishing where you can send a message to your Members of Congress today asking them to support the Billfish Conservation Act of 2011.

It only takes a minute to voice your support today. Thank you for taking the time to help conserve our nation's invaluable fisheries resources for generations to come.

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