Fisheries bill amendment would ensure proper management of fish stocks

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
7 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's fisheries passes Congress, we cannot ensure proper management of the fish stocks that help meet America'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. Source: