MFCN | “Magnuson-Stevens Act Reauthorization: Where We Stand in the 117th Congress”

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Rob Vandermark, the executive director of the Marine Fish Conservation Network, takes a look at the state of play for the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA).

Moving forward, Congress needs to reinforce the core conservation and science-based provisions in the MSA; support our nation’s working waterfronts and community-based fishermen; promote policies that contribute to healthy ocean ecosystems and fisheries, improve catch accounting, data management, monitoring, and enforcement to ensure proper implementation of the law; and adapt climate change-ready policies that create a resilient future for our oceans, fisheries, and those who depend on them.”

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