19 October 2016

• Fisheries Threatened By New NOAA Rules

“...the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) finalized new policies that stand to jeopardize a decade of successful, science-based fisheries management in the United States…

“NOAA officials have altered their guidance for critical aspects of fisheries management including setting science based catch limits, assessing the health and abundance of stocks, rebuilding vulnerable populations of fish and other issues key to ensuring sustainable fisheries.

"The National Standard 1 guidance is the set of rules that implemented the Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization of 2006…has been the management tool fishermen, managers, scientists and conservationists have used to successfully restore 30 fisheries that were once in severe decline....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: LongIsland.com

• The Magnuson Act

“Results have been stunning. Since the 1996 and 2006 amendments, councils and NMFS have rebuilt 37 depleted fish populations. And the number of overfished populations has declined by almost two-thirds…

“Fish like red snapper, summer flounder, scup, black sea bass, haddock, snowy grouper, gag grouper, tilefish, jacks and mackerels all have a bright future thanks to the strengthened Magnuson Act....”

Please visit this link to read the full article: FlyRodAndReel

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