NOAA Fisheries has released an updated National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy and multi-year national and regional implementation plans.
The updated policy will help guide NOAA Fisheries’ approach to recreational fisheries by articulating our goals and principles. The original policy was released in 2015 and required an update to remain relevant in our changing oceans.
Key additions to the goals and principles include:
- Climate change
- Equity and environmental justice
- Greater focus on expanding offshore industries
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