Missouri Senate wants recreational fishing to be a national priority

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 | 9:38 a.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Senate wants recreational fishing and boating to be recognized as a national priority.

A resolution on the topic won Senate approval Tuesday on 31-0 vote. It has no legal effect, but a copy will be sent to President Barack Obama.

In 2009 the president created a task force to recommend a policy for protecting the country's oceans, coasts and the Great Lakes.

The Missouri Senate expressed concern that the task force has not recognized recreational fishing and boating as priorities in protecting national waters.


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