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Rep. Dingell RIP

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It is a sad day for anyone who was involved with fishing or fisheries management. Rep John Dingell, D-Mighigan passed away at the age of 92. In addition to being the longest serving member of the US House, he was the House originator of the Dingell-Johnson Act which put an excise tax on fishing gear, boating equipment and boating fuel. The funds raised from this tax are used for fisheries management and recreational fisheries projects. He was definitely one of the pioneers of federal legislation for fisheries. RIP Rep. Dingell.

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Bluegill68

Agreed, there no way we could do what we do without this dedicated funding! 

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