House Bill 353, which seeks game fish status for Red Drum, Speckled Trout, and Striped Bass, was filed in the North Carolina House on behalf of CCA NC. A game fish designation prohibits the taking of any species by means other than hook and line and also the sale of the species.
The primary sponsors of HB 353 are Representatives Darrell McCormick (R – Iredell, Surry, Yadkin), Rick Glazier (D – Cumberland), Dan Ingle (R – Alamance), and Ruth Samuelson (R – Mecklenburg).
It is time for you to act!! HB 353 was assigned to the House Commerce and Job Development Subcommittee on Business and Labor. Please take a moment to email every member of this committee today and ask them to VOTE YES ON HB 353 (DESIGNATION OF COASTAL GAME FISH). Your Voice needs to be heard. Help stop this wanton waste and continued disregard for our coastal resource.
Please take a few moments to e-mail all of the members of the House Commerce Committee and tell them to vote YES to HB 353.