Statement on the 2013 NOAA Status of U.S. Fisheries Report

WASHINGTON, DC April 29, 2014 Status of U.S. Fisheries 2013 highlights the continued success of the investment in NOAAs regulatory work. The report demonstrates that U.S. fisheries are sustainable due to the framework Congress created in the Magnuson Stevens Act. The report shows what can be done when Congress works with a broad array of stakeholders to develop sensible, science-based and responsible fisheries management systems.

A hallmark of this report, and so many of the ones that have come before it, is demonstrable progress. NOAAs fisheries management model and the agencys oversight works, as the increase in rebuilt stocks illustrates.

John Connelly
National Fisheries Institute

For more than 60 years, the National Fisheries Institute (NFI) and its members have provided American families with the variety of sustainable seafood essential to a healthy diet. For more information visit:

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