Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Briefs Congress on Fishery Science Improvement Act
The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF), along with Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Co-Chair Rep. Jeff Miller and CSC Member Rep. Rob Wittman, briefed members of Congress this morning on legislation that will be introduced to maintain conservation standards set forth in the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. The 2006 reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) was intended to drive the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) towards more effective conservation and management of America’s federal fishery resources through sound science. The 2006 MSA re-authorization required accountability for every harvesting sector in every fishery and an end to overfishing by 2011.