The Trump administration is pushing a proposal to revive the high-stakes fishery in the northern part of the Great Lakes, an effort that would give federal agencies a more direct role in regulating fishing in the region, according to a memo sent by the White House Office of Management and Budget.
The proposal would also allow state and local governments to regulate fisheries that are not protected under the federal Endangered Species Act.
The administration’s request to Congress to revive high-profile fishery on the Lake Erie and Great Lakes comes as the Trump administration seeks to reduce costs by scrapping the Endangered Bird Treaty Act, which allows the U.S. government to take actions to protect endangered species.
The fisheries management proposal, which was sent to the National Fisheries Council on March 2, would restore a program that was created in 2006 to allow fishermen to fish in protected lakes and streams.
Under the program, federal agencies are allowed to take action to protect wildlife, including whales, dolphins, fish, turtles and birds.
The Endangered Fish and Wildlife Fund was created by Congress in 1990 as part of a broader conservation effort to protect species from extinction.
The funds allow fisheries managers to buy and sell fish stocks, establish rules for fishing in protected waters and monitor the sustainability of fisheries.
The fishery program was set to expire in 2022, but Congress reauthorized it in 2018.
The Fish and Game Department said in a statement that it is still reviewing the proposal, but the agency has “been working with the Fish and Fish Management Service, the Fish Department, and the federal government on the fishery restoration proposal since early 2017.”
“We believe that restoring this fishery is in the best interest of the nation’s fish stocks and fishery managers,” the Fish & Wildlife Service said in the statement.
Trump administration officials told members of Congress during his visit to Washington last week that the End of Year fishing ban is the “most successful fishery management initiative in our history,” according to the memo.
“Our mission has been to support fisheries management for over 30 years, and we have been successful in our efforts to help protect species that are critical to the health and vitality of our nation,” it reads.
Trump has been working to restore the fisherage program since the summer, according, to the White.
The Fishery Management Service has been a key part of this effort.
It’s a great thing to see it restored.
It was great to see the president come here and say that he loves this fisherymagic fishery and wants to make sure that it continues, but also want to make it work.
The fishing ban was implemented by the Obama administration, but Trump administration advisers have said that it has not been effective in preserving endangered species and the fishers have long been vocal opponents of it.
A study released by the Center for Biological Diversity, which has long advocated for fishery protections, found that the ban was effective at protecting fish stocks.
The fish that were removed from the protected areas of the fisheries had an average annual survival rate of 20.5 percent, the study said.
“The Trump administration’s proposal would restore that success rate by more than 30 percent,” the Center said in its study.
“Trump’s proposal to restore high-level fishery protection is the most effective fishery-management program in our memory, and it will allow states and localities to continue to invest in protecting and restoring critical habitat, fisheries, and fisheries resources.”