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Crapo, Cardin introduce bipartisan bill to protect fish habitat

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Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 12:00 pm

Washington, D.C. – Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and Maryland Senator Ben Cardin today introduced S. 754, the National Fish Habitat Conservation Act (NFHCA), to leverage public-private partnerships and authorize annual funds for fish habitat restoration and protection projects supported by regional Fish Habitat Partnerships.

“Protecting, maintaining and improving fish habitats is crucial for jobs, recreation and sustainably healthy fish populations,” said Senator Crapo.  “Our bill would codify the existing relationships between local and regional habitat conservation stakeholders and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and empower locally-based groups to support conservation efforts specifically benefiting fish and fish habitats.”

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