Congressional statement of purposeThe 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.