To learn more about Pew’s efforts to end overfishing and rebuild depleted fish populations, read our reports, briefs and fact sheets.
Research & Analysis
The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act is the primary law that governs U.S. fisheries in federal ocean waters. Enacted in 1976 and strengthened by Congress in 1996 and 2006, the act has led to considerable improvements in the health of marine fish populations and has benefited coastal communities across the country. Read More
The Pew Charitable Trusts is asking members of a U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources subcommittee to return to the strong tradition of bipartisanship when considering changes to the nation’s signature law governing fishing in federal ocean waters. The Water, Power, and Oceans Subcommittee will hold an oversight hearing on the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management... Read More
H.R. 200 is the latest attempt by some members of Congress to weaken the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act—the law governing marine fishery management in federal waters. Two similar bills considered by the House in 2014 and 2015 failed to garner support in the U.S. Senate. Read More