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View Full Version : NOAA Fisheries Service Begins Process to End Overfishing by 2010; New Magnuson-Stevens Act First Step to Implementation / Comments Sought


NOAA Reporter
02-16-2007, 06:01 PM
NOAA Fisheries Service has begun the process of developing new guidance to assist regional fishery management councils in developing measures to end overfishing in all U.S. commercial and recreational fisheries by 2010. This deadline is a new requirement under the reauthorized Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 2006. NOAA provides guidelines to facilitate consistent application of the law's 10 national standards among the nation's fishery managers. This action would modify the guidelines for National Standard 1 of the Act, also known as the "overfishing standard."

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