On November 10, 2011, Sera Drevenak and Holly Binns of the Pew Environment Group's Gulf of Mexico Fish Conservation Campaign offered their support for final approval of the Comprehensive ACL Amendment. The Amendment should help prevent overfishing by setting cautious limits before some fish populations potentially plummet to critically low levels. This strategy is intended to avert tougher, more painful restrictions in the future by managing fish populations wisely now. It will also allow federal fisheries managers to better judge when species are declining so they can take action before the situation reaches a crisis point.
Resource File: Annual Catch Limits Final Comments (PDF)