General Policy Work
Policy impacting fisheries can come in many forms: local, state, federal, and even international. Whether working with towns to support critical dredging that keeps access to fishing ports, or serving on advisory panels for Highly Migratory species, we support local, small boat fishermen in all of these arenas.
The Fishermen’s Alliance staff and industry members regularly participate in efforts to improve legislation at the federal level through such items as the Young Fishermen’s Development Act and Magnuson-Stevens Act. To learn more about these important pieces of legislation and our involvement, check out the Fishing Communities Coalition webpage.