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In Pursuit of Optimum: Forty Years of Federal Fisheries Management Under the Magnuson-Stevens Act

This article reviews the concept of optimum yield as mandated, interpreted, and applied over the past 40 years. It describes the approaches and forms used for describing optimum yield as well as the challenges managers have faced in applying it.
March 04, 2019 - Other Reports ,

National Standard 1 – Related Resources

The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act of 2006 established new requirements to end and prevent overfishing through the use of annual catch limits (ACLs) and accountability measures (AMs). It also strengthened the role

National Standard 10 – Related Resources

The National Standard 10 guidelines provide guidance for the consideration of safety issues in fisheries management.

National Standard 2 – Related Resources

National Standard 2 states that “conservation and management measures shall be based upon the best scientific information available.” The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act of 2007 added provisions to improve the use

2016 Revisions to National Standard 1 Guidelines

In 2016, finalized revisions to the guidelines for National Standards 1, 3, and 7 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and the General section of those guidelines.

National Standard Guidelines

U.S. marine fisheries are scientifically monitored, regionally managed, and legally enforced under a number of requirements, including ten national standards.