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The 35-Year Journey to End Overfishing

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The 35-Year Journey to End Overfishing

Picture by: NOAA Fisheries Service Picture taken on: December 10th, 2009

April 13: As we look toward Earth Day next week, I want to acknowledge and highlight the 35 th anniversary of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. Simply called 'the Magnuson Act', this law, its regional framework and goal of sustainability, has proven to be a visionary force in natural resource management - both domestically and internationally. The Magnuson Act is, and will continue to be a key driver for NOAA as we deliver on our nation’s commitment to ocean stewardship, sustainable fisheries, and healthy marine ecosystems.

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