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Press Releases

In partnership with Harte Research Institute, program seeks to assist future leaders 
in conservation-based marine science

Shimano and Coastal Conservation Association have announced a partnership to fund four scholarships dedicated to students furthering their marine science education at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

“Science has long been a cornerstone for our corporate fish conservation initiatives,” said Phil Morlock, vice president of Government Affairs /Advocacy for Shimano.  “We are proud to expand our partnership with CCA and HRI to encourage college student anglers to enter the profession of marine fishery sciences.”

Read more: Shimano and CCA Launch National Marine Science Scholarship Program

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House Natural Resources Committee Approves Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Bill

Washington, D.C. – December 13, 2017 – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources approved H.R. 200, a bill sponsored by Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska) that amends the 1976 Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide flexibility for fishery managers and stability for fishermen. A coalition of organizations representing the saltwater recreational fishing and boating community endorsed H.R. 200 and highlighted the importance of incorporating saltwater recreational fishing management provisions into the nation’s primary law governing federal fisheries management.

On April 6, 2017, Congressman Garret Graves (R-La.), a leader on recreational fishing issues, introduced H.R. 2023, the Modern Fish Act, to address the challenges facing recreational fishermen in the federal fisheries management system. He was joined by a bipartisan list of 24 cosponsors. Original cosponsors include Congressmen Gene Green (D-Texas), Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) and Rob Wittman (R-Va.). The Modern Fish Act’s legislative language was ultimately included in H.R. 200.

Read more: Landmark Legislation to Benefit Saltwater Anglers Advances in U.S. House


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