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Thumbs Up for Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation
Washington, D.C. (June 15, 2015) -- The Center for Coastal Conservation today
endorsed Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation (BASC), a new online
advocacy system that allows fishing enthusiasts to write, call, or tweet their
federal officials easily and intuitively. The BASC site -- -- was
launched on June 1 by the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society, B.A.S.S.

“It is more important than ever that America’s 46 million anglers make our voices
heard, and Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation will make it easy for us to do
so,” said Center for Coastal Conservation president Jeff Angers, calling the new
B.A.S.S. initiative “a powerful new advocacy tool.”

“Whether you fish in saltwater or freshwater, I encourage you to visit today and speak out about the sport we love,” Angers added.
At, fishing enthusiasts can contact their Members of Congress
by email, call, or Tweet. The site provides both informational talking points and
prewritten materials, so that anglers can reach out to their federal officials with

Angers said he is hopeful the fishing community will use to urge
Congress and President Obama to protect recreational access to thriving fish

“With Congress considering the Magnuson-Stevens Act -- the primary legislation
affecting recreational fishing in federal waters -- and with Washington imposing
unrealistic restrictions on fishing from the Carolinas to Biscayne Bay and the Gulf
of Mexico -- it’s time we as anglers make our voices heard,” Angers said.

For more information, please visit or email
About the Center for Coastal Conservation
The Center for Coastal Conservation is a non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(4) of the
Internal Revenue Code whose mission is to promote good stewardship of America’s marine
resources. The Center is currently spearheading an unprecedented alliance of recreational fishing,
boating, industry and conservation groups which support modernizing the Magnuson-Stevens
Act. For more information, visit www.CoastalConservation.US.