The Winding Glass: We Need a New Magnuson Act to Deal with Climate Change Impacts on Fisheries
[The Winding Glass is an opinion and commentary column from SeafoodNews Founder and Publisher John Sackton.]
50 years ago fisheries were in crisis. The prevailing international law allowed no national control of ocean activities beyond 12 miles.
Similar fishing situations were occurring around other coastal nations.
The key features of the Magnuson-Stevens Act passed in 1976 were regional councils, the best available science, and to involve all stakeholders in the council and decision-making process.
Today we are facing a new crisis...
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