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Fisheries bill amendment would ensure proper management of fish stocks

by the Fish Site Editor
07 September 2006, at 1:00am

US - From the East Coast to the West Coast, fish is a low-fat, low-calorie source of protein and a staple in the American diet. In fact, each American consumed nearly 17 pounds of seafood in 2004, an all-time high in the United States. As consumers in New Jersey eat more fish for the omega-3 fatty acids and other tremendous health benefits it offers, we must have a reliable supply of seafood now and into the future. However, unless the bill managing our nation&#39;s fisheries passes Congress, we cannot ensure proper management of the fish stocks that help meet America&#39;s growing appetite for seafood and protect this part of our heritage in the mid-Atlantic region. Up for a vote this month, the American Fisheries Management and Marine Life Enhancement Act (H.R. 5018) is a bill designed to improve upon the Magnuson-Stevens Act that governs our domestic fish supplies. <i>Source: App.com</i>

the Fish Site Editor