The Magnuson Stevens Act (MSA) is one of our country’s most effective natural resource laws. The core provisions in the act that requires science-based fisheries management and rebuilding are responsible for bringing back over 40 commercial and recreational
fish stocks since 2000 following decades of overfishing. Unfortunately, H.R. 200, the so-called
“Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act,” would severely undermine these requirements.