Attend a National Ocean Policy Listening Session Near You
Federal Officials Need to Hear from Anglers as Policy Continues to Develop
What: National Ocean Council Listening Session
When: June 30, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT
Where: Hilton Union Square, 333 O’Farrell St., San Francisco, CA 94102
On June 2, the National Ocean Council released nine strategic action plans for addressing President Obama’s new National Ocean Policy’s priority objectives. In June and July, the council is hosting 12 listening sessions throughout the United States to hear input from stakeholders, including anglers and boaters.
Your input is essential to help ensure that recreational fishing and boating receives priority consideration in the new ocean policy which covers our nation’s oceans, coasts and Great Lakes.
KeepAmericaFishing™ encourages all anglers to attend a nearby workshop and let your voice be heard. The session closest to you is noted above. More information on the upcoming listening sessions is available on KeepAmericaFishing.
Key Messages to Share at the Listening Sessions
As an angler and conservationist you are committed to taking care of our great outdoors and support efforts to ensure our oceans are available now and for future generations to enjoy.
You support keeping our nation’s waterways open, clean and abundant with fish.
Public access to public resources is a long-standing policy of the federal government. Recreational anglers should have the same access to public marine resources as anglers and hunters have to resources on public lands.
All policy decisions that affect U.S. citizens must be subject to an open public process and include specific guidelines on implementation and follow-up.
Don’t miss this opportunity to let your voice be heard!