Environmental Initiatives

Media Inquiries

If you are a journalist and would like additional information, please visit the Media Contacts page.

Media Contacts

Subscribe to News Feeds

Pew offers news delivered to your desktop via RSS feed. Subscribing is easy. To learn more or get started, follow the link below.

Subscribe to News Feeds

For The Record

When Pew’s work is questioned or criticized we respond through letters to the editor or op-eds.

Read Pew's Responses

Rebuilding Our Nation's Ocean Fisheries

Fact Sheet

The Magnuson-Stevens Act is helping dozens of fish stocks recover from overfishing

After decades of overfishing, our nation is making remarkable strides in restoring depleted fish stocks to healthy, sustainable levels. Thanks to important requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the primary law governing management of U.S. ocean fish, 32 fish populations were rebuilt from 2000 to 2012. The success of rebuilding under the Magnuson-Stevens Act is apparent. We must stay the course to ensure that more fish populations can continue to recover.

Rebuilt U.S. Ocean Fish Stocks as of the End of 2012

Fact Sheet File: Rebuilding Our Nation's Ocean Fisheries (PDF)

 

Related News and Resources

  • National Geographic: A Better Way to Protect Our Ocean Ecosystems

    • Opinion
    • Apr 02, 2014
    The application of new science, along with critical reforms of key laws and regulations, is leading to more effective policies to manage America’s ocean fisheries.

    More

  • Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management

    • Fact Sheet
    • Mar 20, 2014
    Ensuring the long-term health of important marine species will depend upon our ability to understand and account for the interactions among those species, their environment, and the people who rely upon them for food, commerce, and sport.

    More

X
Sign In

Member Sign In

Forgot Password?
Submit Not a Member? Join!
X

Forgot Password?

Send Password Not a Member? Join!
X

Change Password

X
(All Fields are required)
Send Message
Share this on: