Currently, more than 20 agencies and 140 laws govern our oceans, each with their own agendas and mandates. The National Ocean Policy is designed to bring order to this chaos and to ensure better stewardship of our valuable ocean resources.
With our oceans contributing more to our nation's economic output than the entire U.S. farm sector, we can't afford to just cross our fingers and hope for the best.
The truth is the National Ocean Policy will be GOOD for fishing. Agencies are tasked with helping preserve and restore important fish habitat, not to ban or curtail recreational fishing.