Statement from Benjamin Bulis, president, American Fly Fishing Trade Association:
“We applaud the nomination of outdoor recreation industry leader, Sally Jewell, for Secretary of the Department of the Interior. She is an excellent choice who understands the critical formula of healthy habitat creating recreational opportunity that drives economic activity.
She has been a strong advocate for the America’s Great Outdoors initiative and her first hand knowledge of the importance of the recreation economy to American jobs underscores her support for having adequate conservation funding and access to the outdoors on equal ground with other uses of our public lands and waters.
We look forward to working with her on other stewardship challenges to fish habitat such as energy development and water use.
The choice of Sally Jewell signals a continued and hopefully increased focus on the outdoor recreation economy which is so vital to our members and the American people.”