Date: 7/11/18 8:53 am From: Patrick Comins via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] A Second Chance to Make a Call to Protect Fish and Birds Today
I had sent this back in June, but the vote has been delayed and they are debating and voting on the bill today, so there is a second chance to contact your representative on this issue if forage fish and fish-eating birds are important to you. Please see below:
A bill in the U.S. House will be harmful to Connecticut's birds.
A bill being voted on today by the U.S. House of Representatives has the potential to do great harm to birds in Connecticut and beyond. The bill is H.R. 200. It would change the very successful Magnuson-Stevens Act to allow fishermen to take more fish than the law currently allows. Please call your House member and ask him or her to VOTE NO!
H.R. 200 could lead to long-term drops in the number of birds that rely on fish as a primary food source.
Birds such as loons, herons, egrets, Ospreys, and Bald Eagles, which have become such an important part of Connecticut's environment in recent years.