February 28, 2018
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Technology, today praised the Committee’s passage of S.1520 , the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017.
“The Modern Fish Act is an important bill that gives fishermen and fishery managers the flexibility and stability they need without unnecessary federal overreach. With this bill, we are continuing the deregulation efforts necessary to work with states to access federal waters and promote conservation efforts while expanding recreational fishing opportunities. As Oklahoma has almost a million anglers that contribute over a billion dollars of economic activity to Oklahoma’s economy and are directly responsible for over 10,000 jobs, I urge my colleagues in the Senate to pass this legislation.”