Protecting Arkansas Fish Hatcheries

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman, along with Congressmen Rick Crawford (AR-1), Tim Griffin (AR-2), and Mike Ross (AR-4) today urged President Barack Obama to consider the positive economic impact of fisheries both nationally and locally before cutting over $6 million dollars from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) National Fish Hatcheries Operations.  As part of this proposal, two fish hatcheries in Arkansas, Greers Ferry and Norfolk, are set to lose their FWS funding.