Science-Based Fisheries Management

Ocean conservation is at an important juncture in many ways, including in the U.S. with the anticipated reauthorization of the nation’s primary law governing management of our fisheries, theMagnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act(Magnuson-Stevens Act).  

Building on a strong foundation of public opinion research and lessons learned from other efforts with its partners, The Ocean Project worked with six leading aquariums to develop effective ways to inform visitors about the important role that a sound, science-based approach can play in protecting, even improving the health of fish populations and fisheries, while still ensuring that visitors enjoy their time on site.  


Click here to access our blog and learn the latest on the fish conservation campaign.

To help engage visitors on fisheries and related conservation policies, download the 

Guide to Effectively Engaging the Visiting Public in Fisheries Policy 

Check out some of our webinars related to the fisheries campaign below:

  • #3 Fishing for Public Engagement
  • #10 Bringing the visiting public into public policy
  • #11 Improving Management & Conservation- Forage Fish  
  • #18 Ensuring Science-Based Fisheries Policies