West Coast groundfish certified as sustainably harvested 14 years after economic disaster

After the United States established a 200-mile exclusive fishing zone in 1977, the groundfish fleet grew rapidly, helped by the government. Warnings from scientists that the fishery was being depleted went unheeded until 2000, when the 20-year catch average dropped from 74,000 tons to 36,000 tons and the federal government declared an economic disaster. Read more here  06:48

DeFazio-Huffman-Herrera Beutler Amendment Saves West Coast Fishermen $2.4 million – Read more here