President Donald Trump Friday opened the door to commercial fishing in the only federal ocean Monument in the Atlantic. This precious marine preserve, Northeast Canyons and Seamounts, 150 miles off our coast is a haven of pristine waters and diverse wildlife.

The creation of the Monument in 2016 by President Barack Obama was brought about with strong advocacy from the entire Connecticut  delegation, led by Sen. Richard Blumenthal. Rivers Alliance and many other environmental groups  are asking you to join us in contacting Rep. Jim Himes, Rep. Rosa DeLauro and Sen Chris Murphy, who are key  

Inflicting harm on this preserve will not save our fisheries.  Quite the opposite.  The fisheries of the future depend on deep-sea breeding and nurturing preserves.  NE Canyons and Seamount is the only one we have in our region. 

Rep. Himes
     Bridgeport Office: 203-333-6600 or 866-453-0028

Stamford Office:  203-353-9400 
     Washington, D.C. Office: 202-225-5541

Rep. DeLauro
     New Haven Office: 203-562-3718  
     Washington, D.C. Office: 202-225-3661

Sen. Murphy
     Hartford Office 860-549-8463
     Washington, D.C., Office: 202-224-4041

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