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Sustainable Fisheries Act of 1996

The 1976 law, the Fishery Conservation and Management Act, was later renamed the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act, for former Washington Senator Warren G. Magnuson. The Sustainable Fisheries Act of 1996 made significant amendments to strengthen conservation and added the name of Alaska Senator Ted Stevens. The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act maintained the existing regional fishery management structure and featured an increased focus on sustainability by making a number of revisions to: