Vibrant fish populations are vital for a healthy ocean ecosystem. We strive to ensure bountiful seafood, fishing and recreational opportunities for generations to come.
- Scientifically sound limits on the number of fish caught annually. In the past, limits did not exist or were insufficient in preventing several species from plummeting to dangerously low population levels. More cautious limits help prevent overfishing and allow dwindling fish species to recover.
- A holistic approach to managing the ocean ecosystem. We work with fishery managers to implement a more cautious system for setting fishing limits that hopefully will prevent future overfishing and keep fish species healthy.
- Congressional economic assistance to fishermen who need help while fish populations recover and support of scientific research to ensure plans that protect and restore species are working.
- The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act: the nation’s fishing law that has guided several important fish species toward recovery.