Magnuson-Stevens: 38 Years of Challenges and Successes in U.S. Fisheries Management. Positioning the Act for a Successful Future through Reauthorization

Monday, August 18, 2014: 2:10 PM
2103 (Centre des congrès de Québec // Québec City Convention Centre)
Richard Robins Jr. , Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, Suffolk, VA
During the 38 years since the U.S. passed the landmark Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the U.S. regional fisheries management system has successfully ended overfishing and rebuilt many depleted stocks.  However, the stock rebuilding requirements of the same system have raised important questions about the system’s ability to attenuate social and economic impacts during stock rebuilding.  The author explores rebuilding examples and identifies opportunities to position the Act for enhanced ecological and economic resilience.