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Atlantic Coastal Act

The Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act (Atlantic Coastal Act) projects are carried out to gather information and conduct activities that support management of United States multi-jurisdictional fisheries. These projects respond to fishery management planning, data collection (statistics), research, habitat, and law enforcement needs under the Atlantic Coastal Act. Many of the projects funded are base elements that support fishery management programs for interacting Federal, and interstate fisheries. Therefore, funding under the Act provides a stable funding base for much of the interstate and cooperative State/Federal fisheries management programs that are carried out in U.S. Atlantic coast waters.