Court Rules NMFS Needs to Better Manage Anchovies, CA Wetfish Assoc. Pushes Back
For the second time in two years, a federal court has ruled that National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) violated the nation’s fishery management law — the Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act or MSA — by not using the 'best available science' in setting static catch limits on a widely fluctuating anchovy biomass. But an important industry group of harvesters and processors who are also involved in scientific research projects, take issue with the decision.
"Long story short, the judge ruled on a ‘what if’ worst case scenario ...
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