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Recreational Fishing Alliance  
Contact:  Jim Hutchinson, Jr. / 888-564-6732  
For Immediate Release
September 14, 2012     


RFA Praises One Fishing Magazine Tough Enough To Tackle "Big Fish"


In the September/October edition of Big Game Fishing Journal on newsstands this week, don't miss an exclusive 'question and answer' session on recreational fishing with Governor Mitt Romney, the man the Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA) hopes will be the next President of the United States.


"The Journal's publisher Len Belcaro asks the real questions on the minds of saltwater anglers today, and Governor Romney's answers are exactly what our community has wanted to hear," said RFA executive director Jim Donofrio. "Just looking at a few of the advance quotes I can tell that Governor Romney truly gets it!"


On what sportfishing means to him as former governor of a coastal state (Massachusetts):

"The economic impacts of recreational fishing activities are significant, and they have too often been overlooked in recent years."


How 'President' Romney would help preserve and protect our coastal traditions:

"Recreational angling can be an incredible economic engine for our coastal states, but it is being shackled by misguided, over-reaching regulations that make little economic or conservation sense."


What a Romney administration would do to address national ocean policy:

"Public participation should begin early in the process and be ongoing. Sustainable recreational use should not only be supported within a national ocean policy, it should be actively promoted."


Tackling angler criticism of NOAA Fisheries:

"A more responsive, transparent, science- and economics-based system is needed to properly manage our marine fisheries. When those pieces are in place, we will enter a new era of trust and cooperation that will be good for the fish - and the fishermen."


The governor's perspective on critical appointments inside Department of Commerce:

"A Romney Administration would focus on bringing a new philosophy into fisheries management that will put the focus back on commonsense regulations that can protect and rebuild fisheries when necessary, but will also allow anglers greater access to healthy marine resources."


This unique perspective by the man many hope (especially RFA) will be the next President of the United States is only available through Big Game Fishing Journal, the one fishing publication in America today willing to tackle the big issues related to modern day fisheries management - and tough enough to bag a big fish like Mitt Romney.


"There's good reason why so many fishermen in Congress read Big Game Fishing Journal," said Donofrio, adding "Belcaro's got the guts to put it out in print for all the world to see, he's as engaged as his readers are and that's why we're proud to have Len on the RFA board of directors."


"I know when saltwater anglers see the latest edition, they'll agree that a Romney administration is precisely the type of change that's desperately needed in this country right now," Donofrio added.


To pick up your copy of Big Game Fishing Journal, visit their dealer's page at www.biggamefishingjournal.com/ourdealers.html. Or, call 800-827-4468!


Making Waves Volume 1, Issue 1 

To read more about the upcoming election as it pertains to saltwater anglers, science- and economic-based fisheries management, and the National Ocean Policy, read the RFA's latest newsletter for Aug/Sept at www.joinrfa.org (or click on the cover image to the left).



About Recreational Fishing Alliance
The Recreational Fishing Alliance is a national, grassroots political action organization representing recreational fishermen and the recreational fishing industry on marine fisheries issues. The RFA Mission is to safeguard the rights of saltwater anglers, protect marine, boat and tackle industry jobs, and ensure the long-term sustainability of our Nation's saltwater fisheries. For more information, call 888-JOIN-RFA or visit www.joinrfa.org.