Letter to Congressmen DeFazio and Tierney Outlining Alternatives for the Fish Bill Reauthorization

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National and regional organizations, fishermen, scientists and others sign onto letter asking for critical changes to the Magnsuon-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, or the Fish Bill. Changes include:

  • Incorporating safeguards to ensure diverse fishing fleets and
    fisheries operations that demonstrate the greatest benefit to the nation.
  • Addressing the impacts of non-fishing activities on the health of
    the marine ecosystem and fisheries.
  • Recognition of fisheries as part of our food system.
  • Transparency and accountability along the fisheries and marine
    policy making chains.
Congressmen Tierney and DeFazio 5 Aug 14