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New England Ocean Conservation

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New England Ocean Conservation
Working on a Sea Change in New England's Fishery Management

Since 2007, Pew has advocated for sustainable fishing, ocean habitat conservation, and other measures to protect vital marine resources in New England..

Over that period, Pew has worked toward ending chronic overfishing in the region through science-based catch limits and promoted strategies to reduce bycatch. Pew also worked with scientists and conservationists to establish the U.S. Atlantic’s first marine national monument and to protect deep-sea corals outside the monument’s boundaries. Together with the Herring Alliance—a coalition of more than 100 organizations from Maine to North Carolina—Pew has advanced conservation of forage fish as a critical food source for marine wildlife, including whales, seabirds, and hundreds of larger fish species.  

In 2019, Pew expanded its commitment to ocean conservation in the U.S. to include protecting endangered North Atlantic right whales and rebuilding oyster reefs. Read more about Pew’s ongoing work on these and related issues at our Conserving Marine Life in the U.S.— East Coast  page.

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Conserving Marine Life in the U.S. – East Coast

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Conserving Marine Life in the U.S. – East Coast

The productive, dynamic Atlantic Ocean has long supported coastal communities on the East Coast, which ranks among the world’s most populated shorelines. From seafood to shipping and tourism, the ocean is integral to the East Coast’s economy and cultural fabric.

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La Ley Magnuson-Steven en sus 40 años

Razones por las cuales la ley más significativa de la pesca en Estados Unidos debe asumir un enfoque completo de manejo de pesca

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El 13 de abril de 2016, el acta Magnuson-Stevens, la ley que gobierna el manejo de la pesca en las aguas de Estados Unidos, cumple 40 años.