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Journey to Sustainable Fisheries - 40 Years Under the Magnuson-Stevens Act

April 13, 2016

How did the United States get to where it is today with sustainable fisheries? Through 40 years of the Magnuson-Stevens Act

On April 13, 1976, the Magnuson-Stevens Act was signed into law, and since then it has remained the primary law governing our fisheries. 

U.S. fisheries include more than 470 fish stocks and stock complexes and are globally recognized as responsibly managed. 

Through a system of regional fisheries management councils, NOAA works with fishermen and partners to accomplish sustainable management of U.S. fisheries, 
which contribute over $100 billion each year to the U.S. economy and supports 1.8 million jobs.

Watch the video: Journey to Sustainable Fisheries: 40 Years Under the Magnuson-Stevens Act>>> Exit