Victory! Stronger protections for struggling fisheries.IN A LAST-MINUTE VOTE IN DECEMBER, Congress acted to strengthen the nation's key ocean fisheries law, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, by adopting key provisions advanced by CLF CLF
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New England's legendary ground-fish have struggled for years, beginning with the crash of several key stocks like cod, haddock, and yellowtail flounder Noun 1. yellowtail flounder - flesh of American flounder having a yellowish tail
Limanda ferruginea, yellowtail flounder - American flounder having a yellowish tail
flounder - flesh of any of various American and European flatfish
2. in the mid-1990s. Of vital importance to Maine and New England New England, name applied to the region comprising six states of the NE United States—Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The region is thought to have been so named by Capt. , the new law closes a loophole that was used by fisheries managers to extend over fishing on critically depleted de·plete
tr.v. de·plet·ed, de·plet·ing, de·pletes
To decrease the fullness of; use up or empty out.
[Latin d stocks like Georges Bank cod. Under the change, within two years of a stock being declared overfished, management councils are now required to develop and implement a rebuilding plan that ends overfishing Overfishing occurs when fishing activities reduce fish stocks below an acceptable level. This can occur in any body of water from a pond to the oceans. More precise biological and bioeconomic terms define 'acceptable level'. immediately. The law also increases the role of science in fisheries management, protects fragile coral habitat and establishes standards to protect smaller-scale fishermen.
CLF will continue working collaboratively to restore the health and sustainability of New England's fisheries.