Your help is needed to keep federal fish hatcheries open. You can do that by supporting H.R. 5931.
Because of a diminishing budget, the National Fish Hatchery System within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) can no longer afford to raise and release millions of rainbow trout and other important recreational species annually to mitigate for the loss of native fisheries due to dams and other water development projects.
H.R. 5931 would require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation and other agencies responsible for creation and management of those projects to reimburse FWS for the stocked fish, which only makes sense.
Keep America Fishing says this: “With the help of angler advocates like you, a similar threat was avoided last year, but hatchery funding will continue to be an issue until Congress takes action. H.R. 5931, legislation recently introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives, will require the responsible agencies to pay for their portion of mitigation hatchery operations.
“Urge your Member of Congress to support H.R. 5931 and help keep your local fishing spot well stocked with trout and other popular sportfish.” Click here to send your message today!”