Federal Ocean Policy

Priorities

The Law That's Saving American Fisheries 

The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act

Thanks to the Magnuson-Stevens Act, hard work, and dedication, our nation now benefits from dozens of rebuilt fish populations. The law’s requirements to end overfishing and rebuild fish populations are working. Since 2000 alone, 36 once-depleted fish populations have been rebuilt to healthy levels. But several new threats could undermine these historic accomplishments.

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