26 members of Congress urge House Appropriations Committee to reject funding Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico catch shares until rewrite of the MSA

A total of 26 members of Congress, including Rep. John Tierney,  have urged the House Appropriations Committee to reject funding for new catch share fishery management programs in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico until the House Natural Resources Committee completes its rewrite of the Magnuson-Stevens Act….The Northeast groundfish catch share program, whose coverage includes Gloucester and New England, was created without an industry referendum and has mixed with new rigid requirements for the rebuilding of overfished stocks to leave the fishery in a statutory disaster. continued

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