Achieving sustainable fisheries

The Environmental Law Institute works to develop legal and policy frameworks to support the sustainable management of wild and farmed fish and shellfish resources.

Publications & Resources

NEW: Offshore Aquaculture Regulation under the Magnuson-Stevens Act

An in-depth assessment of the role of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act in regulating the offshore aquaculture industry.

NEW: Fact Sheet on Offshore Aquaculture under the Magnuson-Stevens Act

A brief overview of the role of the Magnuson-Stevens Act in regulating offshore aquaculture.

Reducing Overfishing Through Seafood Traceability

A review of the potential for seafood traceability systems to reduce illegal catch and mislabeling.

Offshore Aquaculture Regulation Under the Clean Water Act

An assessment of the role of the Clean Water Act in regulating offshore aquaculture.

Enforcement and Compliance Trends Under IFQ Management in the Gulf of Mexico Commercial Reef Fish Fishery

Investigation of the relationship between catch share programs and compliance and enforcement behavior in a commerical Gulf of Mexico fishery.

Workshops & Events

Offshore Aquaculture and the Magnuson-Stevens Act

This webinar brought together fisheries and aquaculture experts to explore questions related to the application of the Magnuson-Stevens Act to offshore aquaculture.

Point Sources and Pollutants: Using the Clean Water Act to Regulate Offshore Aquaculture Discharges

This webinar brought together experts from the Environmental Law Institute, the Environmental Protection Agency, and academia to explore questions related to the application of the Clean Water Act to offshore aquaculture.

Fisheries Law Enforcement: Status and Challenges

In this session, panelists discussed the key challenges and opportunities facing fisheries law enforcement agencies and the regulated industry.

Past ELI Events

View our Past Events page for details about previous fisheries and aquaculture events that ELI has organized.