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After three years of consideration, West Coast federal fisheries managers on Tuesday unanimously adopted their first ecosystem approach to decisions on fishing seasons and catch quotas.

Meeting in Portland, the Pacific Fishery Management Council adopted the Fishery Ecosystem Plan, whose first initiative will be to consider how to make sure enough little forage fish remain in the ocean for bigger fish to eat.

“Clearly, federal managers have gotten the message that the days of crisis-based management, managing for a single species, and how to maximize catches are over,” said Ben Enticknapp of the conservation group Oceana.

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Seafood Expo Global

21-23 April 2015
Brussels, Belgium

Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global is the largest seafood trade event in the world. The event attracts more than 25,800 buyers and suppliers of fresh, frozen, packaged and value-added seafood products, equipment and services. Attendees travel from 150 countries to do business at the expo. Read More