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

  • 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

  • Pew Recommends NOAA Withdraw Proposed Bycatch Rule

    On April 25, 2016, The Pew Charitable Trusts submitted comments urging the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries Service to withdraw a proposed rule that would undermine the availability of quality data that scientists need to measure the impact of bycatch—fish and other wildlife, such as sea turtles and seabirds, caught but unwanted by fishermen. These animals... Read More

  • Atlantic Herring Management is Flawed; Here's How to Improve It

    One morning in Maine, a lobsterman motors toward the colorful buoys dotting the bay to check his traps. A charter boat captain pushes off with anglers aboard hoping to hook a tuna. Puffins and terns launch into the dawn light from their rocky island nests in search of food for their chicks. Read More

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