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Currently, six of the Regional Fishery Management Councils have adopted 15 catch-share programs across the country.
The goal is to incorporate the effects of ocean acidification into advice provided to the regional fishery management councils.
Fishermen are usually allowed to buy and sell shares in order to maximize their profit," reports the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), a leading green group that has worked extensively with fishermen and the six regional fishery management councils on aligning business and conservation goals.
Taking stock of the Regional Fishery Management Councils.
Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council to account for unreported catches (Zeller et al.
In reauthorizing the Magnuson-Stevens fisheries law, Congress strengthened the role of science in fisheries management by requiring that catch limits be based on the recommendations of the science and statistical committees of the regional fishery management councils.
The Ocean Action Plan encouraged all regional fishery management councils to take action to protect deep-sea corals when developing and implementing regional fishery management plans.
Indeed, the White House has promised to work directly with the nation's eight regional fishery management councils to implement IFQ systems throughout all American waters.