Federal Ocean Policy

To learn more about Pew’s efforts to end overfishing and rebuild depleted fish populations, read our reports, case studies and fact sheets. - See more at: http://www.pewenvironment.org/campaigns/federal-fisheries-policy/id/8589940413/resources#sthash.U3Ku8lTx.dpuf

To learn more about Pew’s efforts to end overfishing and rebuild depleted fish populations, read our reports, briefs and fact sheets.

Research & Analysis

  • 5 Reasons the Proposed Red Snapper Bill Is Bad for U.S. Fisheries Management

    On June 15, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources passed, by a 24-14 vote, a bill (H.R. 3094) that would significantly weaken conservation and management of American red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico. Pew, along with hundreds of commercial fishermen, charter captains, seafood industry businesses, and conservation groups, oppose this ill-conceived bill. Read More

  • Pew Urges Congressional Committee to Reject Gulf Red Snapper Bill

    On June 14, Pew submitted a letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Natural Resources asking them to oppose H.R. 3094. By removing American red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico from the regionally based, stakeholder-driven management system established under the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the bill would put the ongoing recovery of the population at risk. It would also... Read More

  • Study Supports Current Approach to Rebuilding Fish Populations

    An analysis published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE in January found that the standard method for setting timelines to rebuild depleted fish populations—that is, by calculating how long it would take for the population to recover if there were no fishing, and adding the average age at which a fish in the population reproduces—is still the best approach for U.S. stocks, compared... Read More

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