IFR President Writes President Obama

IFR Writes President Obama

The Institute for Fisheries Resources (IFR) was recently asked to provide a fisheries perspective on the Obama Administration’s jobs bill, together with the various proposals aimed at reducing the nation’s deficit.

IFR’s President, Pietro Parravano, rose to the occasion and crafted his thoughts on how America’s oldest industry should be addressed within the American Jobs Act. President Obama is encouraged to visit the nations’ fishing ports, where many jobs have been lost and many who are still fishing worry that there is no future in their chosen profession. They not only worry that they will have nothing to pass on to their sons and daughters, but whether they will still have work the next fishing season.

The American Jobs Act, with its focus on rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure, could significantly help our nation’s fishing industry, which in turn would help protect and create permanent and sustainable jobs.

Read the full 8 page letter.

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