Action Alert: Call Your State Senator Today

AB 1387 (authored by Assemblyman Wood) passed the State Assembly and is now being considered by the State Senate.  CLICK HERE to call your State Senator today!

Encourage the State Legislature to Establish a 365-Day Fishing License. Click Here to Sign the Petition!

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Fishing and Conservation Legislation Moves to Trump's Desk

Federal Legislation, the America’s Conservation Enhancement Act, is advancing to President Trump's desk. Among its many conservation provisions are protections against unwarranted efforts to ban fishing tackle that pose no risk to wildlife.

As California anglers know, a state report found that lead tackle did not pose an unreasonable risk to California wildlife - simply stated, we don't have the same kind of wildlife as states that have limited the size or types of lead tackle.

The Log Newspaper reports - bit.ly/2vg6TXf
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California Sportfishing League
Why are California fishing licenses so expensive and why no 365-day fishing license -- yet?

In last week's Western Outdoor News the California Sportfishing League explores this question and whether 2020 will be the year for fishing license reform!

CSL Column - bit.ly/37gw9L6
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California Sportfishing League
Western Outdoor News reports, "A decision to revise striped bass policies in California waters was again postponed during the Dec. 5 Fish and Game Commission meeting following a huge showing of sportsmen and experts testifying that stripers were not the cause of declining salmon populations."

Article - http://bit.ly/2QE2wO2
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California Sportfishing League shared a video.
This month marks the two-year anniversary of the Nevada Department of Wildlife's program that simplifies its licensing program to include a 365-day fishing license and much more.

So, when is California going to follow their lead?
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Nevada Department of Wildlife
From downloadable licenses to online purchasing, getting your license is simpler than ever. Your license will also valid for 365 days from the date of purchase! Head over to http://ndowlicensing.com/ for more info. 🦆 🐟 ⛵️ Get online. Get outside.
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California Sportfishing League
"West Coast fisheries cleaned up their act in 2019, with new rules that promote sustainable fishing practices, and new alliances to protect both ecological and economic interests.

The changes include approval of new gear that reduces unwanted catch, safeguards for delicate bottom habitat, and guidelines for managing whole ocean ecosystems, instead of handling species separately.

Those regulations reflect input from regulators, conservationists and fishermen, and represent unprecedented compromises among groups that often have been at odds," reports the San Diego Tribune.
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California Sportfishing League
In Virginia, declining Striped Bass populations are threatening the fishery and the economy. Let this be a warning to special interest groups in California who want to increase take limits in the Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta in order to gain access to more water – even at the expense of local fisheries! The California Fish and Game Commission will consider a new Delta Fisheries Management Policy in February 2020. Stay tuned…