Require Fishery Ecosystem Plans

Require Fishery Ecosystem Plans

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. 

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Fishery Ecosystem Plans

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Fishery Ecosystem Plans

Our fisheries management system emphasizes the health of individual fish populations or stocks.

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A Big-Picture Approach to Fisheries Management

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U.S. fishery managers often focus on one species at a time when determining how, when, and where fishing takes place. But each fish population is part of an interconnected ecosystem in which they interact with other fish, ocean wildlife, and habitats.