Thank you all for supporting Washington State Senate Bill 6072--the Forage Fish Research bill. It got through a second reading in the house, but on February 25, was placed on the Senate 'X files."
I had to look this one up as I did not think the marbled murrelet was going to be starring in this TV horror show. In legislative circles, X files is where bills are placed "on hold" during the current legislative session, having gone as far as they can go. Work on Bill 6072 may start up again next year. Let's hope careful consideration of current scientifici research and research needs on forage fish populations convinces lawmakers that this bill should be a priority for 2015.