July 13, 2020

CSF Fisheries Policy Director Chris Horton featured in Virtual Conservation Seminar Series on Modern Fish Act at 2020 ICAST Online

The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) Fisheries Policy Director Chris Horton will be featured in a virtual conservation seminar series, “The Modern Fish Act: What Progress has been made 1.5 Years Later?” at the 2020 ICAST online event at 3:00 P.M. EST on Monday, July 13. Horton will specifically speak about sections 102 and 103 of the Modern Fish Act, which are Alternative Management Authority and Limited Access Privilege Programs, respectively. The Modern Fish Act was signed into law in January of 2019, and it was the first bill that solely focused on addressing the needs of saltwater recreational fishing. Horton joined several other policy experts in this virtual session in discussing the progress that has been made on the Modern Fish Act since its inception, including the bill’s lead author, Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Member Sen. Rodger Wicker (R-Miss).

A webinar link will be made available at the time the session is expected to begin. Tune in here!

Studies conducted at both the state and federal level have found that the number of hunters and trappers have been on a generally declining trend over the past several decades. To increase recruitment, retention, and reactivation (R3) of hunters and trappers, which initiative do you think would have the greatest impact?

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