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Since the 1970s, saltwater commercial and recreational fishing has been regulated. The purpose behind the regulation was to prevent fisheries from collapsing. Before then, international waters started just 12 miles of the U.S. coast. Congress passed the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) in 1976. This extended U.S. jurisdiction out 200 miles. It also set

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