New measure to improve the health of our oceans.
Ocean health in the U.S.Federal laws and regulations have set us on a path toward curbing overfishing and rebuilding depleted ocean fish populations in U.S. waters. However, the collateral damage from years of unsustainable fishing practices on habitat and wildlife, coupled with emerging threats related to global climate change, demand new measures to improve the health of our oceans.
A bill up for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives—H.R. 1335 to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the primary law governing U.S. ocean fish—would significantly undercut the nation’s progress in preventing overfishing and rebuilding depleted fish populations. Read More
Thousands of Californians are making the case to Gov. Brown that iconic and endangered species such as leatherback sea turtles and sperm whales should not be sacrificed in order to catch luxury seafood like swordfish—especially when less wasteful and more environmentally friendly alternatives exist. Read More