fisheries management

House Committee Approves Bill that Moves Fisheries Management Backward

Posted Thu, May 29, 2014 by Beckie Zisser to bycatch, fisheries management, H.R. 4742, magnuson stevens act, responsible fishing

Loggerhead sea turtle caught on a longline

A Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) caught on a longline in the Mediterranean. (Photo: Oceana / Mar Mas)

Responsible fisheries management took a hit today as the House Committee on Natural Resources passed a bill that threatens to undo the significant progress the United States has made in reversing the effects of decades of overfishing and making the U.S. a world leader in fisheries management. H.R. 4742, sponsored by committee chairman Doc Hastings (R-WA), would reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), our nation’s primary fisheries management law.


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