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Representative Garret Graves introduces Sport Fish Restoration Bill in House

Wednesday, October 7, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: William Higgins
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Representative Garret Graves introduces Sport Fish Restoration Bill in House 

On September 9th, Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA-6) introduced H.R.3462, the Sport Fish Restoration and Recreational Boating Safety Act of 2015, an important step in reauthorizing a crucial program that provides access and conservation programs to recreational boaters across the country.

In a recent press release on the bill, Rep. Graves stated, “I am proud to champion this legislation…In the last decade alone, this program has built boat ramps to help our community access fishing opportunities, improved boating safety, provided fishery management assistance and has aided in the restoration of thousands of acres of coastal wetlands and habitat – an ecosystem whose sustainability is critical for the economy, culture and protection of South Louisiana." 

The measure has been referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources, and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.