July 20, 2023

Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Leaders Take Action Against Proposed Right Whale Rule

July 20, 2023 (Washington, D.C.) – Earlier today, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) and leaders of the bipartisan Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) hosted a Breakfast Briefing titled “Charting a New Course for Whales and Boats”. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is currently considering a rule that would virtually eliminate offshore access for more than half the year along much of the Atlantic Coast for recreational vessels 35 feet and longer. Members of the Congressional CSC leadership are concerned with the lack of engagement by NOAA with the angling and boating industry on alternative solutions to the draconian speed zones being proposed, as well as the rule’s implications for the social fabric along the East Coast and the economic contributions of the fishing and boating industry to the nation.

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