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David Jolly tours John’s Pass to highlight fight against illegal fishing

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U.S. Rep. David Jolly toured the John’s Pass waterfront this week to highlight the impact of illegal fishing in the Gulf of Mexico on the region’s fishing industry. The Indian Shores Republican was among 20 co-sponsors of HR 774, a bipartisan bill implementing the Port State Measures Agreement, commonly known as the Pirate Fishing Elimination Act. Introduced in the House National Resources Committee, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved the bill last year. The Act would strengthen port inspections of foreign…

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