Vibrant fish populations are vital to a healthy ocean ecosystem. We strive to ensure bountiful seafood, fishing and recreational opportunities in Caribbean fisheries for generations to come.
- Scientifically sound limits on the numbers of fish caught annually. In the past, limits did not exist or were insufficient in protecting several species from plummeting to dangerously low population levels. More cautious limits can help prevent overfishing and allow dwindling fish species to recover.
- A holistic approach to managing the ocean ecosystem. We work with managers to implement a more cautious system for setting fishing limits to 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 to protect and restore species are working.
- Continuation of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act - legislation that has helped guide several important fish species toward recovery.