Rep. Calvert reintroduces the FISH Act to streamline management of endangered fish species

WASHINGTON – Rep. Ken Calvert of California’s 42nd District reintroduced the Federally Integrated Species Health Act, House Resolution 866, to consolidate the management and regulation of the Endangered Species Act, with respect to anadromous species, within the Fish and Wildlife Service.Currently, ESA authority is split between FWS and the National Marine Fisheries Service. The following members are original co-sponsors of the F.I.S.H. Act: Rep. Jim Costa, D-CA-16; Rep. Tom McClintock, R-CA-4; Rep. Mike Simpson, R-ID-2; Rep. Michelle Steel, R-CA-48, and Rep. David Valadao, R-CA-21.“Having to two separate federal agencies responsible for implementing the Endangered Species Act is bad for the species the law is intended to protect, and bad for Americans trying to comply with
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