Congress is plotting its first revamp of fisheries law in nearly a decade -- and it's about time. Every boat counts. Photo: iStockphoto. Scores of fish stocks are dwindling in U.S. waters (as they are around the world), and only one of the eight federal fishing zones in the United States is widely considered to be managed sustainably. This year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration categorized nearly a third of the federally managed fisheries that have been assessed as "overfished" -- meaning their populations are depleted and won't rebound without deliberate action to limit fishing activity. The Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries …
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