On Wednesday March 21, 2012 both commercial and recreational fishermen from across the United States stood at the Capitial to Keep Fishermen Fishing. Congressmen and Senators spoke about supporting America’s fisheries and the Magnuson-Stevens Act that regulates them.
The Magnuson-Stevens Act was intended to keep foreign fishing vessels at least two-hundred miles from United States shorelines and stop the exploitation., to support internal fisheries, to promote fishing follwoing conservation principles, establishing regional fishing stewardship that will monitor according to the states social and economic needs, develop underutilized fisheries, and protect habitats. The Act itself has been ammended many times over the years with the main purpose being to end overfishing.
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