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H.R. 2304: Fishery Science Improvement Act of 2011

Summary: To amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act of 2006 to provide the necessary scientific information to properly implement annual catch limits, and for other purposes. (More Info)

H.R. 2304 was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned. It has not yet been reintroduced.

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International Game Fish Association 39,121 Facebook fans 1,934 Twitter followers

As amended in 2006, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) requires Regional Fishery Management Councils to put in place annual catch limits (ACLs) and accountability measures (AMs) for every fishery by December 31, 2011. The requirements were intended to end overfishing by 2011 but were predicated on two critical assumptions: NOAA Fisheries would make decisions based on up-to-date and accurate stock assessments; and the agency would improve catch data to better anticipate potential problems in a given fishery. Neither of these obligations has been met.

To maintain the conservation tenets of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, FSIA would not apply ...

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KeepAmericaFishing 20,981 Facebook fans 1,965 Twitter followers

Legislation Introduced to Stop Unwarranted Fisheries Closures

The Fisheries Science Improvement Act will help ensure science is the primary driver of federal fisheries management decisions

The Fisheries Science Improvement Act (H.R. 2034), introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA) on June 23, 2011, with the support of a bi-partisan group of 18 other Members of Congress, seeks to ensure that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) is required to set catch limits based on data, not on guesstimates.

This legislation will guide federal fisheries management towards a more science-based ...

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The Billfish Foundation (TBF) 7,485 Facebook fans

As amended in 2006, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) requires Regional Fishery Management Councils to put in place annual catch limits (ACLs) and accountability measures (AMs) for every fishery by December 31, 2011. The requirements were intended to end overfishing by 2011 but were predicated on two critical assumptions: NOAA Fisheries would make decisions based on up-to-date and accurate stock assessments; and the agency would improve catch data to better anticipate potential problems in a given fishery. Neither of these obligations has been met.

To maintain the conservation tenets of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, FSIA would not apply ...

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* This organization’s position on this bill was entered by POPVOX.

American Sportsfishing Association 2,273 Facebook fans 458 Twitter followers

As amended in 2006, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) requires Regional Fishery Management Councils to put in place annual catch limits (ACLs) and accountability measures (AMs) for every fishery by December 31, 2011. The requirements were intended to end overfishing by 2011 but were predicated on two critical assumptions: NOAA Fisheries would make decisions based on up-to-date and accurate stock assessments; and the agency would improve catch data to better anticipate potential problems in a given fishery. Neither of these obligations has been met.

To maintain the conservation tenets of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, FSIA would not apply ...

Read full position statement.

* This organization’s position on this bill was entered by POPVOX.

Center for Coastal Conservation

As amended in 2006, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) requires Regional Fishery Management Councils to put in place annual catch limits (ACLs) and accountability measures (AMs) for every fishery by December 31, 2011. The requirements were intended to end overfishing by 2011 but were predicated on two critical assumptions: NOAA Fisheries would make decisions based on up-to-date and accurate stock assessments; and the agency would improve catch data to better anticipate potential problems in a given fishery. Neither of these obligations has been met.

To maintain the conservation tenets of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, FSIA would not apply ...

Read full position statement.

* This organization’s position on this bill was entered by POPVOX.