National Fish Habitat Conservation Act Introduced to Senate

From our friends at the National Fish Habitat Partnership and the Southeast Alaska Fish Habitat Partnership:

A bi-partisan bill introduced to the senate last week by Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) will help conserve aquatic resources and support collaborative fish habitat conservation efforts.

S. 2080 -The National Fish Habitat Conservation Act was written, “To conserve fish and aquatic communities in the United States through partnerships that foster fish habitat conservation, improve the quality of life for the people of the United States, enhance fish and wildlife-dependent recreation, and for other purposes.”
This piece of bi-partisan legislation would authorize the National Fish Habitat Action Plan (NFHAP) – an unprecedented national partnership effort aimed at protecting, restoring, and enhancing the nation’s aquatic resources and fish habitat.
 “The legislation we’ve introduced stems from Senator Cardin’s and my shared goals of protecting, maintaining and improving our fish habitats,” said Senator Crapo. “Instead of creating new regulations and mandates, our bill fosters partnerships between federal, regional and local stakeholders to work together to promote healthy and sustainable fish populations for our communities.”


Read the full press release on S. 2080 from the National Fish Habitat Partnership here