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Protect Our Nation’s Premier Ocean Fisheries Law – Senate Request to Vote Against H.R. 200

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The Magnuson-Stevens Act is the primary law governing marine fisheries management in U.S. federal waters. The House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 200, a bill that would significantly weaken the health of U.S. oceans and fisheries by increasing the risk of overfishing, which occurs when fish are caught faster than they can reproduce, and by delaying the rebuilding of vulnerable commercial and recreational fish populations to sustainable levels.