During the 114th Congress, both chambers have continued efforts to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA; 16 U.S.C. §§1801 et seq.). The MSA governs management and conservation of commercial and recreational fisheries in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ; between 3 nautical miles and 200 nautical miles from shore). The act established eight Regional Fishery Management Councils, which develop fishery management plans and amendments. The Secretary of Commerce approves and implements plans. "
Date of Report: July 29, 2015
Order Number: IF10267
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