NOAA Fisheries released their 2015 Status of the Stocks report this week and the highlights include:
To learn more about how NOAA Fisheries defines overfishing and overfished statuses as well as how they score each stock for their annual report refer to the NOAA Fish Stock Sustainability Index (FSSI) page on FishChoice.com. We will also be providing Q1 2016 stock assessment updates in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!
- Two stocks were declared as rebuilt last year- canary rockfish (Pacific coast) and petrale sole (Pacific coast)
- Three stocks were added to both the overfished and overfishing lists- hogfish (SE Florida), yellowtail flounder (S. New England / Mid-Atlantic), and winter flounder (Georges Bank)
- Different stocks of Chinook salmon, coho salmon, swordfish, and yellowfin tuna were added to the overfishing list