National Fisherman

Act Now! Modifying the Magnuson-Stevens Act

The Center for Sustainable Fisheries and National Fisherman magazine are co-sponsoring a series of nationwide public workshops at which we will discuss revisions to the Magnuson-Stevens Act. Can we rewrite the act in order to strengthen the economic component of fisheries management, give more flexibility to the councils and facilitate better science? Join us in the discussion, coming to a workshop near you this spring.

Seattle workshop

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014
12:30 p.m.
Seattle’s Renaissance Hotel
515 Madison Street (on the corner of Madison and 6th Ave.)
On-site parking is available for $33 a day for self-park or $40 a day for valet

Boston workshop

Monday, March 17, 2014
8 - 10 a.m.
Seafood Expo North America
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Room 254B
Valet and self-parking available

Baton Rouge workshop

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
5:30 p.m. 
Embassy Suites, 4914 Constitution Ave.
Free self-parking is available


For more information
Center for Sustainable Fisheries
115 Orchard Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 992-1170


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The Center for Sustainable Fisheries is a science based non-profit organization devoted to the conservation of our fisheries resources and the economic development of our fishing communities.


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National Fisherman is the nation’s premier commercial fishing magazine, dedicated to informed fishermen, profitable fisheries and sustainable fish on every coast of the United States and Canada.


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From the editors of National Fisherman

Editor's Log

Get in on the act
Diesel driven

The Rudderpost

Magnanimous on Magnuson
Careful there, Mr. Crockett
Catching codzilla
(Re)defining sustainability
It's all about you


Fishing is good work (even in the Northeast)

Mixed Catch

National Standard bearer


Sides line up to debate Magnuson
Fisheries debate likely to heat up soon
Editorial: Fishing aid still no long-term solution
Magnuson hearings revive management debate
Editorial: Panel must heed community impact
Relaxed catch limits in Atlantic, Gulf sought




#Magnuson Act on Twitter


Inside the Industry

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We know that fishermen have to deal with bycatch by discarding or releasing unwanted catch overboard, but there is a data gap regarding how those fish survive.


A new study has identified a set of features common to all ocean ecosystems that provide a visual diagnosis of the health of the underwater environment coastal communities rely on.

Together, the features detail cumulative effects of threats -- such as overfishing, pollution, and invasive species,  allowing responders to act faster to increase ocean resiliency and sustainability.

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