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Research & Analysis
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
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
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