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Administration and its sub-agencies
(National Weather Service, National
Marine Fisheries Service, and others) are
always on our Government Affairs watch
list. Recreational fishing is at the top
of Congress’s to-do list for 2018. With
the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and
Management Act a critical issue this year
(see the June/July 2017 issue of BoatU.S.
Magazine), saltwater anglers are counting
on having policies that provide reasonable opportunities to catch fish while
protecting the resources for all.
So we’ll be on Capitol Hill advocating
for the Modern Fish Act (Modernizing
Recreational Fisheries Management Act
of 2017). The goal of the bill is to improve
data collection on fish catch for commercial vs. recreational fishing. Ultimately,
as recreational anglers, we want clearer
distinction from commercial fishermen.
We’re focused on the reasonable opportunity to catch a fish versus the maximum
yield sought by the commercial side.
We’re different than commercial, and we
will work until the people who manage
commercial fishing recognize that.
Dig we must
The Water Resources Development Act,
up again for its biennial reauthorization, will be a centerpiece of the federal
“infrastructure” bill anticipated in 2018.
While the bulk of the maritime transportation piece of that legislation focuses
on large ports and inland waterways that
support commercial shipping, BoatU.S.
is already laying the groundwork to
ensure that projects such as the Atlantic
Intracoastal Waterway, sportfishing harbors in various parts of the country, and
the shallow-draft ports of the Great
Lakes are not left behind.
We’re working to make policymakers
see that, yes, there are shallow ports with
little commercial cargo that are still criti-
cal as public waterways for recreational
boaters and anglers, and the local water-
front economies that sustain them.
The outlook for ethanol
The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)
of 2005 – the bane of boats large and
small – continues to cause problems for
gasoline engines of all types. Originally
passed to help spur the use of “green”
biofuels, the law forces refiners to blend
ever more ethanol, the corn-based alcohol additive, into gasoline. And it’s a
big problem for more than just boaters. While today’s gas-powered marine
engines can handle E10 with proper
maintenance, higher levels of ethanol
can wreak havoc. Yet, in 2010, to satisfy
the RFS mandate to increase ethanol
use in gasoline, the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA), under pressure from the corn/ethanol lobby, decreed
that refiners could up the “E” content in
gasoline to 15 percent.
While the EPA has proposed a slight
reduction in the overall RFS mandate
for 2018, boaters will continue to see
higher levels of ethanol at the pump –
THE REASON PEOPLE
WORK SO HARD IS SO THEY
CAN ENJOY THEMSELVES,
AND BOATING IS A BIG
PART OF THAT ENJOYMENT