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South Atlantic Ocean Conservation

The South Atlantic coastal region boasts a complex ecosystem of estuaries, coral gardens, deepwater canyons and shallow tropical waters. These environmental jewels draw divers, anglers and tourists from around the world who expect healthy waters and robust fish populations.

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Require Fishery Ecosystem Plans

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Our fisheries management system emphasizes the health of individual fish populations or stocks. This single species approach does not fully account for the interconnections of marine life, the ever-changing environment, and the impact of human activities.