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August 19, 2009

ASA Action Alert: Support The National Fish Habitat Conservation Act

In order to ensure this important bill is passed, we need your help!

The Situation
Introduced in the House by Ron Kind (D-WI) on May 21, 2009, the National Fish Habitat Conservation Act (NFHCA) will establish a comprehensive national framework for conserving, restoring and enhancing fish habitats throughout the United States. Modeled on the successful Migratory Bird Joint Ventures and North American Wetlands Conservation Act, the Act will provide for essential funding for fish habitat protection, restoration and enhancement through regional partnerships that engage local partners in conservation action and provide a solid science-based and strategic approach to on-the-ground conservation efforts.
 
This legislation will have a significant impact on improving fisheries across the country. While there are numerous efforts underway to address declining fishery health and habitat at the grassroots level, there is a need for conservation action on a range-wide scale for these efforts to be successful. The NFHCA will authorize the most comprehensive effort ever attempted to improve fish habitat. By restoring fish habitat and boosting fish populations, the NFHCA will improve fishing opportunities across the country, helping to ensure that individuals and their families and friends can get outside and enjoy our nation's aquatic resources.
 
How You Can Help
In order to ensure this important bill is passed, we need your help! Please write a letter to your House of Representatives member today <http://www.capwiz.com/asafish/issues/alert/?alertid=13845556&type=co>  asking for his or her support of the NFHCA. Additional co-sponsors are needed in order for this bill to succeed. For more information on how you can prompt your elected officials to get involved in passing the National Fish Habitat Conservation Act, please visit http://capwiz.com/asafish/home/.
 
Please note that although the letter is pre-written, YOU WILL NEED TO PERSONALIZE THE BODY WITH YOUR COMPANY OR ORGANIZATION'S INFORMATION.