22 Apr '11, 12am

Rebuild delicate fish populations as quickly as possible? Um. Yeah, duh.

Last week, a noted fisheries scientist, Ray Hilborn, wrote an Op-Ed in the NY Times calling for the weakening of the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Act's requirement to rebuild overfished species as quickly as possible. I've already responded to several factually misleading assertions and conclusions in an earlier blog post , so I won't rehash that here. However, I wanted to draw attention to an outpouring of critical responses from respected fisheries scientists and other notable authorities. The Times published a series of letters to the editor in today's paper on the subject. Dr. Daniel Pauly made the point that the Magnuson-Stevens Act is one of the most effective fisheries laws in the world and should be used as a model for other countries. Dr. Pauly concluded: We agree that regulating and rebuilding fisheries is a good thing. Let’s not weaken Magnuson-Stevens, and let’s ...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/dnewman/scientists_defe...

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worldwildlife.org 22 Apr '11, 7pm

WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2011 - World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is applauding the strong language in a long-awaited report that...