The Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries reauthorization bill, passed unanimously a few weeks ago by the U.S. Senate, includes a specific authorization for DOC and DOI to cooperate in reducing seabird bycatch, including projects to mitigate for seabird mortality. This mitigation approach is an innovative, market-based approach developed by ACS's Chris Wilcox and Josh Donlan. The proof of concept paper is currently in review in Proceedings of the Royal Society. The bill now awaits support from the House of Representives.