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FALL 2017

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Page 16 of 83 | 17 Above: Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) and Senator Warren Magnuson (D-WA) during hearings on the 200-mile fisheries legislation (later the Magnuson- Stevens Act) before the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Oceans and Atmosphere in Washington D.C., on December 6, 1973. Photo: Stevens Foundation. . Explore the shore on America's #3 beach! Go fi shing, take a guided beach walk, hold sea critters at the touch tank. At the end of the day, fi nd tropical cocktails, live music and campfi re s'mores beside the Gulf of Mexico. St. Pete Beach, FL | 888.906.5645 G U Y H A R V E Y OUTPOST Ben Speciale, president of Yamaha Marine Group and a NMMA member, has pointed to sportfishing's massive $70 billion economic windfall and 450,000 jobs as a reason to give recreational fishing its own playground. "I would like to focus on the economic impact of recreational saltwater fishing," Speciate said, "and thereby underscore the need for amending the Magnuson-Stevens Act to allow for increased management flexibility for recreational fisheries." He went on to say that, "Among other innovations, it will improve recreational fisheries data by considering modern, third-party data collection systems, such as from smartphones." Undoubtedly, apps on our phones will be a large part of future data collecting. So one day we may be required to take photos of our catch for a centralized database. We love taking photos of our fish anyway so it's a natural progression. Participation is the key, whether it's voluntary or eventually mandated. Time will tell. But in the meantime, the sportfishing community has united to create our unique identity—one without ice in our beards.

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