View Full Version : Joint Statement on MD F2F by Diverse Groups Involved

05-18-2004, 07:21 AM
Fishing groups and main-stream environmental groups can (and should) work together.

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Mike Flaherty
Vice President
Massachusetts Striped Bass Association

At the first meeting, we arrived at consensus regarding the purpose of the legislation: to prevent arbitrary closures of all Maryland state waters to finfishing while not unduly constraining the State in its ability to manage fisheries consistent with its statutory obligations, including its ability to completely close an area to all finfishing if appropriate for maintaining or restoring aquatic ecosystem health;