Take Action for Healthy Fisheries

Fish might not be the cutest animals, but they are critical for the health of our ocean and coastal communities. Across the country, we’ve made meaningful progress towards ending overfishing and rebuilding vulnerable fish populations. And we have a little-known law with a long name to thank: the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA).

Please take action today to protect the future of America's fisheries!

The MSA has proven that it’s an effective tool to rebuild fish populations. Please take action today and tell Congress to ensure that this success story continues for generations to come. Without continued leadership, progress made by fishermen, scientists, managers and dedicated citizens over the past 40 years could be lost if short-term political pressures are allowed to compromise long-term success.

Please take action to ensure the future of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act!

The letter we will deliver for you:

Dear Congress,

The Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA) has made great strides in restoring U.S. fisheries. Thirty-nine fish stocks that were once at unhealthy levels are now rebuilt, and overfishing is at an all-time low. This success is due to the strength of the MSA and decades of hard work by regional managers, fishermen, seafood businesses, conservation organizations and coastal communities. Whether rebuilding U.S. fish populations or ending overfishing, the Magnuson-Stevens Act leads to more fish and better fishing opportunities. The livelihoods of local fishermen depend on healthy fish populations. The U.S. seafood industry supports around 1.4 million full and part time jobs and produces over $150 billion dollars in sales and over $40 billion in income. And 11 million saltwater anglers support another 400,000 recreational fishing jobs, including the guides and gear needed to take over 68 million fishing trips. Please continue to show strong leadership by keeping the MSA and its implementing guidelines strong, so that we have healthy fish populations for generations to come.