This article is an effort to assess one aspect of the Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976: the structure and the composition of membership of Regional Fishery Management Councils. In Part I, the article briefly reviews the conservation and management problems facing United States fisheries. It also considers the objectives of the Act and the relationship of these objectives to the economic criteria normally employed for the assessment of the impact of legislation on the general welfare.
Fishery Management and the General Welfare: Implications of the New Structure,
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