The Congress finds that—
the commercial fisheries of the United States provide significant employment in coastal areas and in processing and distribution centers;
fish contribute an important nutritional component to the American diet;
increased consumption of seafood in the United States could significantly lower the risk of many cardiovascular diseases;
Federally supported development programs for commercial fisheries are unable to meet present and future marketing needs;
the United States fishing industry has the potential to expand greatly its contribution to interstate and foreign commerce, favorably affecting the balance of trade.