09 Jan '12, 5pm

U.S. imposes catch limits on all managed fish stocks for the first time #fisheries

09 Jan 2012: U.S. Imposes Catch Limits On All Managed Fisheries For First Time For the first time ever, the U.S. this year will impose catch limits for all 528 federally managed species , a new policy one official said will become an “international guidepost ” for sustainable fisheries practices. In New Approach to Fisheries, Fishermen Manage the Catch An increasingly productive way of restoring fisheries is based on the concept of allowing fishermen to take charge of their own catch. But the success, Bruce Barcott writes, depends on a leader who will look out not only for the fishermen, but for the resource itself. READ THE e360 REPORT After years of political wrangling, a coalition of lawmakers, environmental groups, fishing groups, and scientists were able to insert language into a reauthorized version of the Magnuson-Stevens Act — which governs all U.S. fishing — that ...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/us_imposes_catch_limits_on_al...

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