16 U.S.C. § 4002 - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 16. Conservation § 4002. Congressional statement of purpose

The purpose of this chapter is to--

 strengthen the competitive position of the United States commercial fishing industry in the domestic and international marketplace;

 encourage the development and utilization of all species of fish available for harvest by the United States fishing industry;

 encourage the utilization of domestically-produced fish through enhancement of markets, promotion, and public relations;

 help the United States fishing industry develop methods to improve quality and efficiency in the marketplace;

 educate and inform consumers on the use of fish;

 develop better coordination of fisheries marketing and promotion activities with commercial fisheries research and development programs;  and

 educate and inform the public about the nutritional value of fish in the diet.

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