After giving a brief history of the management of both species, Bush added his own contributions to conservation with his signing of the updated Magnuson-Stevens Act and his Ocean Action Plan. The president said even though federal waters, also known as the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), are already off limits to the harvest of red drum and striped bass, he pushed for a commercial fishing ban waters beyond three miles off the coast should the EEZ ever be reopened. "Commercial fishermen and recreational fishermen don't have to be antagonistic," Bush said. "It's not a zero-sum game." Bush went on to express hope that states work toward preserving future striper and redfish stocks by giving each species "gamefish" status. "The hope of everybody here is that decades from now our children and grandchildren will see oceans? teaming with fish and sea life."