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Turn the Tide on Pombo’s Rotten Fisheries Bill

Representative Richard Pombo (R-CA), is working to gut the landmark law that governs fishing in U.S. ocean waters -- the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. If passed, Pombo’s rewrite of this important law could spell disaster for our dolphins and other marine wildlife that depend on healthy ocean ecosystems to survive.

Please log your call using the link below (next to your Representative's contact information). This will provide us with invaluable information for our advocacy efforts  and help us ensure that your voice is heard on Capitol Hill.

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What to Say

You can use the talking points below during your call, but please be sure to let your Member of Congress know how and why healthy oceans are important to you. If this is your first time calling your Representative,
 
Talking Points

  • My name is [YOUR NAME] and I'm calling from [YOUR LOCATION], where I live and vote.
  • Healthy oceans are important to me, so I am calling to urge [YOUR REPRESENTATIVE] to oppose H.R. 5018, Representative Richard Pombo’s re-write of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
  • The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act is the main law governing fishing in U.S. ocean waters.  In the past year, two national commissions have recommended strengthening the Magnuson-Stevens Act. Yet Pombo’s legislation would weaken this important law.
  • Pombo’s bill would create giant loopholes in the federal requirement to rebuild fish stocks, reduce public input on fisheries decisions and exempt fisheries managers from the National Environmental Policy Act’s requirement that a full range of alternatives be considered when federal fishery management decisions are made. 

Please remember to log your call using the link next to your Representative's contact information. This will provide us with invaluable information for our advocacy efforts  and help us ensure that your voice is heard on Capitol Hill.