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Support the Safe and Healthy Recreation Act (HB14 / SB45)

Conservation groups across Alabama are working together to ensure anglers are better informed about fish consumption advisories in our rivers, streams, creeks, and bays by supporting HB14 / SB45, the Safe and Healthy Outdoor Recreation Act (the SHOR Act), introduced to the Alabama Legislature by Representative Craig Lipscomb (R-30) and Senator David Sessions (R-35). To learn more about this bill, and to see ways to take action, please visit

HB14 / SB45 (The SHOR Act) will codify Alabama’s existing fish consumption advisory program into law, install advisory signage at all public boat ramps and fishing piers across Alabama, create a blue ribbon panel for community input and feedback, and add fish consumption advisory information to fishing licenses. Click here to read the legislation.

Alabama’s rivers, lakes, creeks, and coastal waters provide endless opportunities for fun, food, and adventure. In order to enjoy Alabama’s abundant waterways safely and to protect the health of anyone who depends on clean water, Alabamians need to know where fish are unsafe to eat. Nearly all of Alabama’s major rivers have a fish consumption advisory, which is a recommendation to limit the consumption of a certain fish species from a specific body of water, due to contaminants.

Coosa Riverkeeper, Conservation Alabama, Mobile Baykeeper and Alabama Rivers Alliance have been working together with other conservation and health partners across the state, representing thousands of Alabamians, in an effort to improve the state’s program to better protect the health and safety of all Alabamians.

To learn more about the toxins in our fish and rivers, please visit for a Black Warrior River watershed perspective or for a statewide perspective from Waterkeepers Alabama.

To view a photo by Nelson Brooke, Black Warrior Riverkeeper, of a grandfather and grandson fishing on the Black Warrior River’s Mulberry Fork, click here.

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