H.R. 200 is a bad bill

Barring an unexpected delay, H.R. 200, the Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act, will come to the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, where it will be debated for one hour and then put to a vote.

It will substantially weaken the conservation and management provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, largely by creating numerous vaguely-worded exceptions to Magnuson-Stevens’ prohibition against overfishing, its deadlines for rebuilding overfished stocks and its requirement that annual catch limits be established for nearly all managed species.

H.R. 200 is a bad bill.

LINK (via: One Anger’s Voyage)

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