My West Coast Saltwater Fishing Article In This Issue Of The Lakelander Magazine | Good Hunt

EBT Card Restrictions and Saltwater Fishing License Hike Await Gov. Jindal’s Signature | WGNO

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This is my first saltwater or any-water article. I grew up doing a ton of flats and nearshore fishing around the Tampa Bay area quite a bit of nostalgia is infused in this piece. Unfortunately, other interests and pursuits have pushed my fishing time to the periphery. As I read back over this, though, it certainly puts me in the mood. Thanks once more to The Lakelander for permitting me the space to write. Original website http://goodhunt.blogs.theledger.com/14877/my-west-coast-saltwater-fishing-article-in-this-issue-of-the-lakelander-magazine/

License free fishing days announced – Outdoors – The News Herald

(WGNO) State lawmakers can celebrate the fact that they do not have to return to the State Capitol today. The legislature adjourned the 2014 legislative session Monday evening. Weve had a great session and I would like to thank the Legislature for their hard work, Gov. Bobby Jindal said. With their help, we have accomplished new achievements for the people of Louisiana. One of new legislation awaiting Gov. Original source http://wgno.com/2014/06/03/ebt-card-restrictions-and-saltwater-fishing-license-hike-await-gov-jindals-signature/

Making sense of the Magnuson-Stevens Act | Boating Industry

Jeff Angers of the Center for Coastal Conservation

Governor Scott said, Florida is the Fishing Capital of the World, and fishing is an economic engine for our state, providing jobs from Pensacola to the Keys. These designated license-free fishing days are a great opportunity for Floridians to celebrate summer with their families and loved ones, enjoy the freedom of the great outdoors, cast a line and get hooked on fishing. We hope visitors and residents alike will be able to join in the excitement of Floridas saltwater and freshwater fishing this year by participating in one of our license-free fishing days, said FWC Chairman Richard Corbett. This is an excellent opportunity to share the fun and togetherness of a fishing trip with the entire family or to introduce someone to a lifelong hobby of fishing. These four license-free fishing days fall near National Fishing and Boating Week, a national celebration of fishing and boating, which started June 1 and runs through June 8. The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundations http://www.TakeMeFishing.org website is a place to learn about events sponsored by businesses and communities during National Fishing and Boating Week, as well as locating fishing sites, identifying recreational species and finding fishing tips. In conjunction with National Fishing and Boating Week and FWCs license-free event is the first-ever KeepAmericaFishing Day on June 7. Original post http://www.srpressgazette.com/outdoors/gov-scott-and-fwc-announce-saltwater-and-freshwater-license-free-fishing-days-1.328674

Gov. Scott and FWC Announce Saltwater and Freshwater License-Free Fishing Days – Outdoors – Santa Rosa Press Gazette

We hope visitors and residents alike will be able to join in the excitement of Floridas saltwater and freshwater fishing this year by participating in one of our license-free fishing days, said FWC Chairman Richard Corbett. This is an excellent opportunity to share the fun and togetherness of a fishing trip with the entire family or to introduce someone to a lifelong hobby of fishing. These four license-free fishing days fall near National Fishing and Boating Week, a celebration of fishing and boating, which started June 1 and runs through June 8. The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundations http://www.TakeMeFishing.org website is a place to learn about events sponsored by businesses and communities during National Fishing and Boating Week, as well as locating fishing sites, identifying recreational species and finding fishing tips. In conjunction with National Fishing and Boating Week and FWCs license-free event is the first-ever KeepAmericaFishing Day on June 7. The first Saturday in September (Sept. Click here http://www.newsherald.com/outdoors/license-free-fishing-days-announced-1.328679

Even if this takes a whole other year to work itself out before we actually see legitimate bills going before the full House for their approval, and the same in the Senate. We may be a year, we may be a year and a half, we may be almost two years away from these bills getting to the point where were close to seeing something passed by the President this is a crucial time for us to be involved. With many interests at the table, from environmental groups, boat builders and to large commercial fishing operations, Gabriel said its vitally important that the community is at the table and heavily engaged. He feels recreational and boating concerns have done snook season florida a much better job in recent years of getting the attention of public policymakers. If youre not sitting at the table, youre on top of the table being eaten, he said. Gabriel rejects claims by environmental groups involved in the matter, as well as some of their claims that ocean fish stocks, in general, are struggling. Theres good business for their business to say the oceans are depleted theres nothing left in the oceans. Find out more http://www.boatingindustry.com/news/2014/06/09/making-sense-of-the-magnuson-stevens-act/

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