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NOAA Fisheries Releases 2022 Status of Stocks

NOAA Fisheries has released the Annual Report to Congress on the Status of U.S. Fisheries. This report highlights successful management of U.S. fisheries and the broad economic impact of commercial and recreational fisheries on the U.S. economy.

NOAA Fisheries’ 2022 Status of Stocks shows continued progress in science and management for U.S. fisheries. Key takeaways include:

  • 93 percent of stocks are not subject to overfishing and 81 percent are not overfished
  • The overfishing list included 24 stocks and the overfished list included 48 stocks, which are decreases from 2021
  • Two stocks were rebuilt, bringing the total to 49 rebuilt stocks since 2000

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