Resources and Glossary
anadromous fish – fish which spawn in fresh water and spend a portion of their lives in the ocean (biology-online.org/dictionary)
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fishery – 1. a place where fish are bred; fish hatchery.
2. a place where fish or shellfish are caught.
3. the occupation or industry of catching, processing, or selling fish or shellfish.
4. Law. the right to fish in certain waters or at certain times
MSA – The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act is the principal law governing marine fisheries in the United States. It was originally adopted to extend control of U.S. waters to 200 nautical miles in the ocean, to phase out foreign fishing activities within this zone, to prevent overfishing, and to conserve and manage fishery resources. Congress passed the original Magnuson Act in 1976. It has since been amended several times, most recently in 2006.