Earlier this month the House of Representatives passed a dangerous bill, H.R. 200, which puts the future of Gulf fishing in jeopardy. Although it passed, many Gulf lawmakers stood up and voted against the bill. Their votes helped ensure broad, bipartisan opposition that will let the U.S. Senate know that H.R. 200 is not worth voting on.
Via the form below, please take a moment today to see if your Representative was one of those lawmakers and send them an email thanking them for opposing H.R. 200 and listening to the concerns of fishermen, chefs, conservationists, and consumers across the Gulf of Mexico.
Commercial and recreational fishing are incredibly important to the Gulf’s coastal communities. Each represents tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic activity.
Proposals being considered by Congress could undermine years of hard work to rebuild the red snapper population and creating dangerous precedent. The recovery of red snapper is a remarkable success story that we can all be proud of and we need to make sure that progress is not reversed.
As a chef and business owner you can make a difference in the debate on this issue. That’s why chefs from across the Gulf and the rest of the U.S. are coming together to send a letter to Congress asking for any legislation on fishing include safeguards for conservation, require regulations be based on the best available science and include reasonable deadlines for rebuilding fish populations.
Please read the letter and fill out the form below if you would like to add your name and send a message to Congress that we can’t turn back on the progress we have made and that we want solutions that will help conserve fish populations for future generations.
More than 150 chefs from across the United States have added their names to this letter, including: Jacques Pepin, Mary Sue Milliken, Rick Moonen, Kerry Heffernan, Michel Nischan, Haley Bittermann, Bun Lai, Eric Rivera, Samuel Spencer, and Eric Lackey.