U.S. sued over Mid-Atlantic fisheries management

Date: November 1, 2011

Source: Seafood Source

Washington, D.C.-based environmental organization Oceana is suing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Fisheries Service for failing to set catch limits for non-target fish species in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Filed in federal court on Friday, the suit claims that the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act requires that NOAA Fisheries set catch limits on all fish regardless of whether it’s a targeted or non-targeted, or bycatch, species.

But, according to the suit, the Omnibus Annual Catch Limit Amendment, implemented to manage fisheries from New York to North Carolina, failed to do so.

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