"We haven't done a good job of putting the numbers to it so Washington understands we deserve its support."
-I Ling Thompson, Outdoor Industry Association
"We have to do a better job of letting Congress know it's not just about fun - it's about the economy. A relatively small investment will pay itself back many times."
“We haven’t done a good job of putting the numbers to it so Washington understands we deserve its support.”
— I Ling Thompson, Outdoor Industry Association
-Jim Currie, National Marine Manufacturers Association
"We've always gone about it as an industry divided. There's good reason for us to work together. Clearly."
-Michael Nussman, American Sportfishing Association
"I'm here for the marine conservation issue. We're compiling the post-release mortality rate for sharks and it's looking good. The vast majority survive."
-Nick Whitney, Mote Marine Laboratory scientist
"We need better federal employee. If they don't know how to fish or hunt, they won't know how to relate to the customer."
-Frank Peterson, Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation