23 April 2015

• NOAA Says Some Fish Stocks No Longer Overfished

”The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced it is removing two stocks — the gag grouper of the Gulf of Mexico and the North Atlantic albacore — from its ‘overfished’ list. The agency is also taking six stocks off of the ‘overfishing’ list, including the Gulf of Maine haddock, the South Atlantic gag grouper, the western Atlantic Bluefin tuna, the snowy grouper of the South Atlantic coast and the jacks of the Gulf of Mexico. The North Atlantic albacore is now off of both lists.

”NOAA considers a fish stock ‘overfished’ when its population size is too small, and the stock is placed on the ‘overfishing’ list when its annual catch rate is too high….”

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Drawing is a north atlantic albacore.

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