Fish are essential to life in the world’s oceans. Unfortunately, overfishing – catching fish faster than nature can replace them – has plagued U.S. fisheries for decades.
The Federal Fisheries Policy Project leads efforts to ensure that Congress and the National Marine Fisheries Service effectively implement the law to end overfishing, rebuild depleted fish populations and protect ocean ecosystems. The campaign works closely with scientists, policy makers, fishery managers, fishermen and conservation organizations throughout the country.
Pew also sponsors several important regional fishery campaigns in New England, the South Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico.