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Research & Analysis
Lee Crockett's “Overfishing 101” blog provided an authoritative primer on federal fisheries policy. It also spotlighted historic milestones and celebrated success stories. His new series, “The Bottom Line,” will continue to explore fisheries management issues, while taking on other related subjects to provide a more in-depth look at the issues facing our ocean... Read More
In the 1990s, important fish populations along U.S. coastlines, including mid-Atlantic summer flounder, Gulf of Mexico red snapper, and Pacific coast lingcod, were so depleted that the government categorized them as overfished. In 1996 and in 2006, Congress significantly strengthened the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the primary law governing our nation’s ocean fish.... Read More