Between today and December 31, 2022, saltwater anglers will have the opportunity to share their concerns, and comments and help steer the National Policy for Saltwater Recreational Fisheries. This kind of chance to make our voices heard as recreational anglers is rare, and we hope that you’ll take a few moments to leave your comments and help pay it forward to the next generation of saltwater anglers.
“Recreational anglers are one of NOAA Fisheries’ key constituencies,” said Assistant Administrator for NOAA Fisheries Janet Coit. “I am eager for input from our partners and the public to help us shape how NOAA Fisheries advances sustainable recreational fishing opportunities at a time when ocean uses and ecosystems are changing rapidly.”
If you need help figuring out what kind of comment to leave, check out this guide from our friends over at the American Saltwater Guides Association for some inspiration!