Latest Stock assessment Stories
The numbers of Northeastern offshore spotted and eastern spinner dolphins in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean are increasing after being severely depleted because of accidental death in the tuna purse-seine fishery between 1960 and 1990, according to biologists from NOAA's Fisheries Service.
Known as an age reader, Sutherland is one of a small team at NOAAâ€™s Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) whose aging work is critical to stock assessments needed to manage the nationâ€™s fishery resources in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean.
Giant bluefin tuna are in trouble, primarily because the powerful muscles that propel their extensive ocean migrations come with an Achilles' heel: They're tasty. All three species of bluefins have seen their population plummet in the past 50 years.
Federal regulators have done too little to save the overfished red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico, a new lawsuit by environmental groups alleges.
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