Congress Passes Landmark Fisheries Law

Significant changes approved for U.S. fisheries management system Alexandria, VA - December 11, 2006 - In a last minute effort, Congress approved the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Sustainable Fisheries Act on December 9, 2007. The Act,

Sportfishing Coalition Lauds Improvements to Fisheries Bill by House Resources Committee

WASHINGTON  A coalition of leading recreational angling and conservation organizations welcomed today's action in the U.S. House of Representatives to advance an update of the country's most important marine fisheries law. The House Resources

Do We Need Saltwater Licenses?

Do We Need Saltwater Licenses? Only if we want the power to influence fisheries management BY TED WILLIAMS (FLY ROD & REEL APRIL 2005) The editor of this magazine dropped by for dinner and to talk about an article he wanted on why coastal states need saltwater

New Report Elevates Voice of Recreational Anglers in Magnuson-Stevens Act Debate

From: The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership New Report Elevates Voice of Recreational Anglers in Magnuson-Stevens Act Debate Research Shows Economic Importance of Recreational Fishing; Also Proves Value of Saltwater License WASHINGTON  A new

House Hearing on Marine Fisheries Bill a Critical Step as Legislative Clock Ticks

From The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership: Washington, DC  Marine fisheries and the14 million anglers that cast into the oceans each year are depending on Congress to pass an improved Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management

Memo from the Secretary


To: All DOI Employees

From: Secretary

Subject: Ethical Responsibilities

It is a great honor to be confirmed as the 50th Secretary of the Interior.
As I indicated in my address to the employees of the Department of the
Interior, I vow to lead with openness in