Armadas of industrial fishing boats are wiping out our oceans' fish. The populations of tuna, swordfish, and other large species have fallen by 90 percent.
NRDC works to rebuild depleted fish stocks and strengthen safeguards against destructive fishing practices. We advocate in regional fishing councils, in court, and in Congress for setting firm catch limits based on scientific evidence instead of politics or industry preferences. And we push agencies to enforce laws against fishing gear that kills whales and other marine mammals.
What We're Doing
We work to end overfishing, rebuild depleted fisheries, and promote the long-term sustainability of fisheries both in the United States and internationally.
Using decades of expertise in fisheries litigation, we enforce and strengthen laws that reduce the threat of bycatch.
We help develop tools that help determine the health and sustainability of historically under-measured fish populations.
NRDC is working to end illegal fishing practices and human rights abuses in the seafood industry.
What You Can Do
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