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Celebrating 40 Rebuilt Fish Stocks

Celebrating 40 Rebuilt Fish Stocks

With gloomy and misleading headlines flooding the news, many shoppers assume that U.S. fisheries are doomed to crash, but don’t be fooled - The United States has some of the best managed fisheries in the world! In fact, many stocks have made significant comebacks in the past 40 years since the creation of the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA), which governs marine fisheries from the coasts of Alaska to the Gulf of Maine. In 2016, NOAA Fisheries celebrated 40 rebuilt stocks in the United States since the year 2000. These are species like Lingcod, Acadian Redfish, Sea Scallops, and Swordfish that were...

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