May 15, 2013 — Saving Seafood — On Monday, May 13, Congressman William Keating and New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell hosted a joint meeting of the Federal Fishing Advisory Board and the Mayor's Ocean and Fishery Council in New Bedford, Massachusetts, seeking input from the fishing industry on the current state of fisheries management.
The Magnuson-Stevens Act, the federal law governing US fisheries, is soon up for reauthorization.
The issues discussed at the meeting included potential changes to Magnuson-Stevens, NOAA's interpretation of current fisheries laws, and the state of NOAA's scientific research.
The meeting included input from members of the industry and scientific community, as well as NOAA Northeast Regional Administrator John Bullard.
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